The average salary for a Computer Programmer in Australia is AU$65,666.
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Job Description for Computer Programmer
Computer programmers work in a wide range of industries, but generally in offices as salaried employees who code or write computer software and write, design, debug, troubleshoot, and maintain source code related to various computer programs. They also ensure that all source code is written in programming languages that can be understood by the computer so that programs can then be used by end-users. They may also customize computer programs which were purchased from vendors. Computer programme…Read more
Computer Programmer Tasks
- Work with designers and content producers.
- Write, modify, and debug software for server applications.
- Write code to create multi-threaded, networked server applications.
- Use source debuggers, program dumps, and performance monitoring tools.
- Test and document software for server applications.
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Popular Skills for Computer Programmer
C# Programming Language
C++ Programming Language
Skills in C# Programming Language, C++ Programming Language, .NET and Java are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include SQL.
Pay by Experience Level for Computer Programmer
An entry-level Computer Programmer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$52,486 based on 14 salaries. An early career Computer Programmer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$54,650 based on 26 salaries. A mid-career Computer Programmer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$66,711 based on 20 salaries. An experienced Computer Programmer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$88,730 based on 12 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$107,000.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Computer Programmer in their job title in Sydney, New South Wales earn an average of 5.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Perth, Western Australia (2.8% more) and Adelaide, South Australia (0.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Brisbane, Queensland (17.8% less) and Melbourne, Victoria (1.0% less).
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