The average salary for a Late-Career Computer Programmer is $85,422.
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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 SQL, C# Programming Language, Java and COBOL are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include C++ Programming Language.
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 $50,963 based on 483 salaries. An early career Computer Programmer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $56,121 based on 1,274 salaries. A mid-career Computer Programmer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $69,095 based on 560 salaries. An experienced Computer Programmer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $77,292 based on 459 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Computer Programmer in their job title in Minneapolis, Minnesota earn an average of 17.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (16.7% more) and Houston, Texas (15.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Vero Beach, Florida (29.7% less), St. Louis, Missouri (12.2% less) and Columbus, Ohio (3.4% less).
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