Average Computer Programmer Salary

$62,984
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,029
Bonus
$1,250
Commission
$2,164
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The average salary for a Computer Programmer is $62,984.
10%
$41k
MEDIAN
$63k
90%
$98k
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$41k - $98k
Bonus
$195 - $10k
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$38k - $100k
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What Do Computer Programmers Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Computer Programmer

4 out of 5
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The top respondents for the job title Computer Programmer are from the companies Tata Consultancy Services Limited, Google, Inc. and Techmahindra Ltd. Reported salaries are highest at Microsoft Corp where the average pay is $87,500. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Accenture and Accenture Technology Solutions, earning around $73,946 and $73,648, respectively. Casey's General Stores, Inc. pays the lowest at around $62,724. Google, Inc. and Techmahindra Ltd also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $63,828 and $65,474, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Computer Programmers?

Skills in Java are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include HTML, C++ Programming Language, C# Programming Language and SQL.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Computer Programmers?

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 $53,003 based on 402 salaries. An early career Computer Programmer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $57,527 based on 1,010 salaries. A mid-career Computer Programmer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $69,871 based on 391 salaries. An experienced Computer Programmer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $77,860 based on 353 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $85,171.
Employees with Computer Programmer in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 26.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (14.1% more) and Chicago, Illinois (6.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (2.5% less) and Los Angeles, California (1.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,433 survey responses.
Entry Level
16.5%
Early Career
41.5%
Mid Career
16.1%
Experienced
14.5%
Late Career
11.4%