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.

$40,201 - $98,173
$40K
$61K
$98K
MEDIAN: $61,143
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50%
90%

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$14.57 - $39.53
$15
$22
$40
MEDIAN: $22.35
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$40,201 - $98,173  
   
Bonus
$101.01 - $9,851  
Profit Sharing
$215.00 - $5,500  
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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$37,501 - $99,060  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 317
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.57 - $39.53  
   
Overtime
$22.62 - $49.21  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Bonus
$101.01 - $9,851  
   
Profit Sharing
$215.00 - $5,500  
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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$37,501 - $99,060  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 81

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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

Pay by Experience for a Software Programmer has a positive trend. An entry-level Software Programmer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 256 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Software Programmer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 98 salaries. An experienced Software Programmer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 68 salaries. A Software Programmer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 22 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $60,853

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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 34 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Software Programmer Salaries

▲29%

Late-Career
▲27%

▲12%

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 34 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 17%
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