Average Early-Career Computer Programmer Salary

$57,098
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$1,981
Bonus
$2,053
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The average salary for an Early-Career Computer Programmer is $57,098.
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$39k
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$57k
90%
$82k
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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 Java and C++ Programming Language are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include JavaScript, SQL and 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 $52,027 based on 445 salaries. A mid-career Computer Programmer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $69,710 based on 403 salaries. An experienced Computer Programmer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $78,286 based on 363 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $85,969.
Employees with Computer Programmer in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 40.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (13.8% more) and Dallas, Texas (13.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Lakewood, New Jersey (14.0% less) and Columbus, Ohio (8.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,487 survey responses.
Entry Level
29.9%
Mid Career
27.1%
Experienced
24.4%
Late Career
18.6%