Mid-Career Computer Programmer Salary

Average Mid-Career Computer Programmers make around $68K per year. Total cash compensation to Mid-Career Computer Programmers approaches anywhere from $45K on the lower end to $100K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $10K from bonuses and upwards of $18K from profit sharing. Geographic location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority of Mid-Career Computer Programmers (85 percent) who took the survey are men. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Although a fair number have medical coverage and a little over a half have dental coverage, nearly one in five claim no health benefits at all. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$48,110 - $93,400
$48K
$68K
$93K
MEDIAN: $67,995
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$14.74 - $55.64
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MEDIAN: $28.85
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$0$98K
Salary $48,110 - $93,400
Bonus $0.00 - $10,256
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $16,828
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$45,732 - $98,695
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 May 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 683
Hourly Data $0$77
Hourly Rate $14.74 - $55.64
Overtime $19.39 - $77.28
Annual Data $0$98K
Bonus $0.00 - $10,256
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $16,828
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$45,732 - $98,695
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 May 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 106

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.

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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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Key Stats for Computer Programmer

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 86 votes.
5-9 years
77%
10-19 years
23%

Skills That Affect Computer Programmer Salaries

ASP.NET Framework
▲7%

JavaScript
▲5%

Java
▲5%

Microsoft SQL Server
▲5%

C++
▲3%

C++ Programming Language
▲3%

.NET
▲2%

C# Programming Language
▲1%

Oracle
▲1%

PL/SQL
▼0%

National Average
$68,000

C#
▼1%

SQL
▼1%

HTML
▼1%

ASP.NET
▼3%

PHP
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 86 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 19%