Systems Programmer Salary (United States)

A Systems Programmer earns an average salary of $75,659 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are OS-390, SMP/E, and JCL. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Systems Programmer Total Pay (?
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$43,112 - $108,892
(Median)
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96K
110K
MEDIAN: $75,659
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Systems Programmer Total Pay (?
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$13.33 - $51.92
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,112 - $108,892  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,795  
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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$41,163 - $113,009  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 247
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$13.33 - $51.92  
   
Overtime
$18.81 - $75.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,795  
   
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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$41,163 - $113,009  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 247
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Job Description for Systems Programmer

  • 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

Experience Affects Systems Programmer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%
Experienced
up arrow 17%
National Average
$74,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 14%
Entry-Level
up arrow 31%

Skills That Affect Systems Programmer Salaries

OS-390
up arrow 45%
SMP/E
up arrow 39%
JCL
up arrow 20%
Linux
up arrow 9%
ASP.NET
up arrow 1%
National Average
$74,000
JavaScript
up arrow 9%
PHP
up arrow 10%
C#
up arrow 17%
C++
up arrow 17%
Java
up arrow 18%
.NET
up arrow 20%
VB.Net
up arrow 35%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
15%
female alumni
 
Male
85%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 10%
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