$54,326
Avg. Salary
$20.08
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,944

Bonus

$1,965

Profit Sharing

$500

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Computer Programmer is $20.08 per hour.

The average pay for a Computer Programmer is $54,326 per year.

$12.09
10%
$20.08
50%
$35.23
90%
MEDIAN $20.08
$37k
10%
$54k
50%
$82k
90%
MEDIAN $54,326
$37,414 - $82,032
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$54K
$82K
MEDIAN: $54,326
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$12.09 - $35.23
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$0$83K
Salary $37,414 - $82,032
Bonus $70.00 - $9,597
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,619
Commission $500
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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$33,107 - $83,055
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,606
Hourly Data $0$53
Hourly Rate $12.09 - $35.23
Hourly Tips $0.81
Overtime $15.08 - $53.33
Annual Data $0$83K
Bonus $70.00 - $9,597
Commission $500
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,619
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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$33,107 - $83,055
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 502

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.

Computer Programmer Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,360

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Computer Programmers, 31 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Computer Programmers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+28 percent), New York (+17 percent), Seattle (+16 percent), and Minneapolis (+15 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Cleveland, 15 percent below the national average.

Key Stats for Computer Programmer

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 179 votes.
Less than 1 year
25%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
11%

Skills That Affect Computer Programmer Salaries

▲2%

Linux
▲1%

National Average
$52,000

C++ Programming Language
▼1%

▼2%

ASP.NET
▼2%

C++
▼3%


.NET
▼3%

C#
▼4%

HTML
▼5%

ASP.NET Framework
▼5%

Microsoft SQL Server
▼9%

Visual Basic (VB)
▼10%

SQL
▼12%

PHP
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 179 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 23%