Software Programmer Salary

The average pay for a Software Programmer is $58,001 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$38,667 - $91,999
(Median)
$39K
$58K
$92K
MEDIAN: $58,001
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90%

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$12.57 - $56.17
(Median)
$13
$23
$56
MEDIAN: $23.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$38,667 - $91,999  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,261  
Profit Sharing
$193.92 - $10,178  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$36,744 - $97,790  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 729
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$12.57 - $56.17  
   
Overtime
$17.31 - $50.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,261  
   
Profit Sharing
$193.92 - $10,178  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$36,744 - $97,790  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 166
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Job Description for Software Programmer

A software programmer is responsible for programming and coding new types of software for an organization; they usually work on a computer, or a system of computers. They must be adept at programming, data processing, and database management. They do not have any direct contact with customers typically, but the job they perform can impact customers indirectly. Software programmers must have knowledge in coding and database programs such as PHP, ASP.NET and SharePoint 2013.

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Software Programmer Tasks

  • Write code to create single-threaded or user interface event driven applications, either stand-alone and those which access servers or services.
  • Use source debuggers and visual development environments.
  • Test and document software for client applications.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for client applications.

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Pay by Experience Level for Software Programmer

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Experience Affects Software Programmer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%



National Average
$59,000


Skills That Affect Software Programmer Salaries


jQuery
up arrow 8%

SQL
up arrow 3%

C++
0%

.NET
0%

VB.Net
0%

National Average
$59,000

C#
up arrow 3%



up arrow 7%


C
up arrow 8%

up arrow 10%

up arrow 13%

PHP
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 119 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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