A Systems Programmer earns an average salary of $72,836 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are SMP/E, JCL, and . NET.

$46,909 - $114,906
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$47K
$73K
$110K
MEDIAN: $72,836
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$14.00 - $60.00
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$14
$28
$60
MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,909 - $114,906  
   
Bonus
$490.68 - $17,764  
Profit Sharing
$3,561  
Total Pay (?
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$44,794 - $121,609  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 124
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$14.00 - $60.00  
   
Overtime
$30.54 - $80.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$490.68 - $17,764  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,561  
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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$44,794 - $121,609  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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Job Description for Systems Programmer

Being a system programmer is mainly inside work. It does not involve much physical labor. A programmer will work with other associates in departmental projects and will adhere to business professional standards. A systems programmer person will be employed by a variety of different companies and industries that require help within the programming field. The people involved with being employed as a programmer will be business professionals, including many different levels of ranking within the vendor’s organization. The levels of business professionals rankings could be from mid-level to upper management.

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Systems Programmer Tasks

  • Install, test, and update hardware, software, and operating systems.
  • Provide support and troubleshooting for department or organization.
  • Design, code, evaluate,and test system applications.

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Pay by Experience Level for Systems Programmer

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Experience Affects Systems Programmer Salaries



National Average
$73,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Systems Programmer Salaries

SMP/E
up arrow 20%

JCL
up arrow 20%

.NET
up arrow 18%

C# Programming Language
up arrow 6%

MVS
up arrow 3%

ASP.NET
up arrow 1%

National Average
$73,000

SQL
up arrow 1%

JavaScript
up arrow 8%

up arrow 14%

C#
up arrow 14%

C++
up arrow 16%

Java
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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