Average Late-Career Computer Programmer Salary

$85,422
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,500
Bonus
$2,966
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The average salary for a Late-Career Computer Programmer is $85,422.
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$59k
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$85k
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$131k
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MEDIAN $85,422
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United States (change)
Salary
$59k - $131k
Bonus
$489 - $20k
Profit Sharing
$41 - $93k
Total Pay
$56k - $150k

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Job Description for Computer Programmer

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.

Career Paths

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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Computer Programmer

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.
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).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,776 survey responses.
Entry Level
17.4%
Early Career
45.9%
Mid Career
20.2%
Experienced
16.5%