Software Programmer Salary

The average pay for a Software Programmer is $60,852 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$39,579 - $97,332
$40K
$61K
$97K
MEDIAN: $60,852
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$14.92 - $47.85
$15
$22
$48
MEDIAN: $22.37
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$39,579 - $97,332  
   
Bonus
$99.67 - $10,011  
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $4,989  
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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$37,752 - $98,829  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 304
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.92 - $47.85  
   
Overtime
$22.58 - $49.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$99.67 - $10,011  
   
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $4,989  
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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$37,752 - $98,829  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 70

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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

  • Test and document software for client applications.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for client applications.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Software Programmer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $60,627

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Key Stats for Software Programmer

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Software Programmer Salaries

▲29%

Late-Career
▲27%

▲13%

National Average
$61,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Software Programmer Salaries

▲4%

SQL
▲2%


National Average
$61,000


▼3%

C++
▼4%

▼4%




C#
▼6%

▼10%

C
▼11%

PHP
▼12%

▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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