Average Mid-Career Computer Programmer Salary

$69,871
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$2,200
Bonus
$2,048
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Computer Programmer is $69,871.
10%
$49k
MEDIAN
$70k
90%
$97k
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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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Computer Programmer

The top respondents for the job title Computer Programmer are from the companies Tata Consultancy Services Limited, Google, Inc. and Casey's General Stores, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Tata Consultancy Services Limited where the average pay is $69,774. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Techmahindra Ltd, earning around $65,621. Google, Inc. pays the lowest at around $59,376. Casey's General Stores, Inc. also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $63,877.

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What Are Popular Skills for Computer Programmers?

Skills in C# Programming Language, Java, JavaScript and C++ Programming Language are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include 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 1,014 salaries. An experienced Computer Programmer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $77,984 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 Boston, Massachusetts earn an average of 25.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (14.2% more) and Los Angeles, California (6.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (1.5% less), St. Louis, Missouri (0.5% less) and Columbus, Ohio (0.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,046 survey responses.
Entry Level
19.6%
Early Career
49.6%
Experienced
17.3%
Late Career
13.5%