Systems Programmer Salary

A Systems Programmer earns an average salary of $77,837 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are SMP/E, JCL, and . NET. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$44,136 - $120,364
$44K
$79K
$120K
MEDIAN: $78,736
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90%

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$12.37 - $60.20
$12
$33
$60
MEDIAN: $33.11
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,136 - $120,364  
   
Bonus
$515 - $19,727  
Profit Sharing
$6,750  
Total Pay (?
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$44,275 - $126,541  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 108
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.37 - $60.20  
   
Overtime
$48.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$515 - $19,727  
   
Profit Sharing
$6,750  
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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$44,275 - $126,541  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Systems Programmer

Pay by Experience for a Systems Programmer has a positive trend. An entry-level Systems Programmer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 48 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Systems Programmer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 21 salaries. An experienced Systems Programmer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 31 salaries. A Systems Programmer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $104,000 based on 43 salaries.

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Key Stats for Systems Programmer

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
37%
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Experience Affects Systems Programmer Salaries

▲32%

▼0%

National Average
$79,000

Mid-Career
▼9%

Entry-Level
▼20%

Skills That Affect Systems Programmer Salaries

▲29%

JCL
▲21%

.NET
▲13%

National Average
$79,000

C# Programming Language
▼2%

MVS
▼5%

ASP.NET
▼6%

SQL
▼8%

▼15%

JavaScript
▼15%

C#
▼20%

C++
▼22%

Java
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 10%
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