Average Late-Career Computer Programmer Salary

$85,171
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$4,000
Bonus
$3,500
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The average salary for a Late-Career Computer Programmer is $85,171.
10%
$59k
MEDIAN
$85k
90%
$125k
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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.

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What Are Popular Skills for Computer Programmers?

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.

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 1,014 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 $77,984 based on 353 salaries.
Employees with Computer Programmer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 21.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Cincinnati, Ohio (17.4% more) and New York, New York (15.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Vero Beach, Florida (19.0% less), Columbus, Ohio (10.2% less) and St. Louis, Missouri (6.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,160 survey responses.
Entry Level
18.6%
Early Career
46.9%
Mid Career
18.1%
Experienced
16.3%