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Systems Programmer Salary (United States)

A Systems Programmer earns an average salary of $76,695 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are SMP/E and JCL. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Systems Programmer Salary (?
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$43,755 - $108,065
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $76,695
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Systems Programmer Salary (?
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$13.36 - $51.50
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,755 - $108,065  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,768  
Profit Sharing
$1,014 - $6,904  
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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$41,236 - $112,499  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 215
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$13.36 - $51.50  
   
Overtime
$18.87 - $75.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,768  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,014 - $6,904  
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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$41,236 - $112,499  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 35
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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

Late-Career
up arrow 32%
Experienced
up arrow 16%
National Average
$75,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 16%
Entry-Level
up arrow 31%

Skills That Affect Systems Programmer Salaries

SMP/E
up arrow 40%
JCL
up arrow 19%
Linux
up arrow 8%
National Average
$75,000
ASP.NET
up arrow 1%
JavaScript
up arrow 10%
C#
up arrow 18%
C++
up arrow 18%
Java
up arrow 19%
.NET
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
14%
female alumni
 
Male
86%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 10%