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Systems Programmer Salary

A Systems Programmer earns an average salary of $73,991 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.

$43,796 - $107,023
(Median)
$44K
$74K
$110K
MEDIAN: $73,991
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$13.59 - $53.26
(Median)
$14
$23
$53
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,796 - $107,023  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,681  
Profit Sharing
$997 - $7,563  
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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$41,188 - $112,875  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 238
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.59 - $53.26  
   
Overtime
$19.13 - $57.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,681  
   
Profit Sharing
$997 - $7,563  
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).
)
$41,188 - $112,875  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 41

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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

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

Related Job Salaries

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Experience Affects Systems Programmer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

National Average
$72,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

Entry-Level
up arrow 27%

Skills That Affect Systems Programmer Salaries

SMP/E
up arrow 41%

JCL
up arrow 23%

MVS
up arrow 4%

ASP.NET
up arrow 3%

National Average
$72,000

JavaScript
up arrow 7%

Linux
up arrow 10%

C#
up arrow 13%

C++
up arrow 15%

Java
up arrow 16%

.NET
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 69 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 9%