Average Early-Career Computer Programmer Salary

$56,065
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,963
Bonus
$2,048
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The average salary for an Early-Career Computer Programmer is $56,065.
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$39k
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$56k
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$83k
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MEDIAN $56,065
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Salary
$39k - $83k
Bonus
$96 - $10k
Profit Sharing
$550 - $10k
Total Pay
$34k - $84k

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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.

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Popular Skills for Computer Programmer

Skills in Java and C++ Programming Language are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include SQL, JavaScript and 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 $50,814 based on 964 salaries. A mid-career Computer Programmer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $69,095 based on 646 salaries. An experienced Computer Programmer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $77,183 based on 513 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $85,422.
Employees with Computer Programmer in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 36.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (18.4% more) and Dallas, Texas (13.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (2.8% less) and Houston, Texas (1.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,417 survey responses.
Entry Level
39.9%
Mid Career
26.7%
Experienced
21.2%
Late Career
12.2%