A Systems Programmer earns an average salary of $75,448 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are OS-390, SMP/E, and JCL. Experience strongly influences income for this job.
Systems Programmer Total Pay (?
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$43,068 - $109,017
(Median)
43K
59K
75K
96K
110K
MEDIAN: $75,447
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Systems Programmer Total Pay (?
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$13.40 - $52.85
(Median)
13
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24
36
53
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,068 - $109,017  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,502  
Profit Sharing
$970 - $7,213  
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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$41,334 - $112,674  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 234
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$13.40 - $52.85  
   
Overtime
$18.67 - $77.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,502  
   
Profit Sharing
$970 - $7,213  
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).
)
$41,334 - $112,674  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 234
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Systems Programmer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%
Experienced
up arrow 15%
National Average
$73,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 15%
Entry-Level
up arrow 30%

Skills That Affect Systems Programmer Salaries

OS-390
up arrow 45%
SMP/E
up arrow 39%
JCL
up arrow 21%
Linux
up arrow 7%
National Average
$73,000
JavaScript
up arrow 10%
ASP.NET
up arrow 11%
PHP
up arrow 11%
C#
up arrow 17%
C++
up arrow 17%
Java
up arrow 18%
.NET
up arrow 19%
VB.Net
up arrow 35%
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Gender
Female
15%
female alumni
 
Male
85%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
32%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 10%
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