$61,205
Avg. Salary
$21.30
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$2,012

Profit Sharing

$2,000

Commission

$750

The average pay for a Computer Programmer is $21.30 per hour.

The average pay for a Computer Programmer is $61,205 per year.

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MEDIAN $61,205
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MEDIAN: $61,205
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$0$99K
Salary $39,602 - $98,125
Bonus $96.74 - $10,273
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $13,685
Commission $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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$35,976 - $99,879
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,683
Hourly Data $0$58
Hourly Rate $12.80 - $45.52
Hourly Tips $1.02
Overtime $14.96 - $58.88
Annual Data $0$99K
Bonus $96.74 - $10,273
Commission $750
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $13,685
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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$35,976 - $99,879
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 690

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.

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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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Computer Programmer


Dominating the field, TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES LIMITED, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., Google, Inc., Techmahindra Ltd, and TCS America are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Computer Programmers. Computer Programmers flock to Igate Global Solutions Ltd. for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $75K lead the pack in compensation. Also paying near the top of the field are International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. at $73K, Microsoft Corp at $72K, and Accenture, where Computer Programmers annually earn $69K.

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include TCS America at $62K, Techmahindra Ltd at $65K, and Accenture Technology Solutions, where $66K is the norm.

Common Career Paths for Computer Programmer


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Computer Programmers who go on to become Senior Software Engineers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Senior Software Engineers is $108K annually. A Software Engineer or a Programmer Analyst is a typical transition from a Computer Programmer role.

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Popular Skills for Computer Programmer


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Linux, Java, JavaScript, and ASP.NET are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Visual Basic, PHP, and C++. C# is a skill commonly found among those who know .NET.

Pay by Experience Level for Computer Programmer

Pay by Experience for a Computer Programmer has a positive trend. An entry-level Computer Programmer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 1,235 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Computer Programmer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 465 salaries. An experienced Computer Programmer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 343 salaries. A Computer Programmer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $89,000 based on 183 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $60,004

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Computer Programmers that is 31 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Computer Programmers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+24 percent), Minneapolis (+20 percent), Boston (+17 percent), and Seattle (+17 percent). Houston ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 9 percent below the national average.

Computer Programmer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Computer Programmer?

Computer Programmer in Houston, Texas:
"Commutes are terrible."
Pros: Lots of opportunity.
Cons: The commute.

Computer Programmer in Longview, Washington:
"Really Nice if you don't mind the rain."
Pros: The ability to help people who don't have a lot
Cons: there is a lot of people in low income households and that does bring negatives to the area.

Computer Programmer in Columbus:
Pros: No traffic problems, lots of stuff to do, low housing costs.
Cons: Some very small minded people.

Computer Programmer in Cranston:
"It is good."
Pros: I get to improve software add perks make Windows better.
Cons: People expect a lot from it which makes it take a lot of time.

Computer Programmer in San Francisco:
Pros: I do what I love and I like that I can continuously learn something.
Cons: Too much time spent in front of the computer.

Computer Programmer in Honolulu:
"Exciting, New, Different."
Pros: I like how they allow flexible schedules.
Cons: I do not like how I can't work from home.

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Key Stats for Computer Programmer

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 352 votes.
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Computer Programmer Salaries

▲48%

▲29%

▲13%

National Average
$60,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Computer Programmer Salaries

▲11%

▲1%

▲1%

National Average
$60,000


▼1%


C#
▼4%


SQL
▼4%

▼4%

▼4%


C++
▼7%

PHP
▼11%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 352 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 20%