Average Entry-Level Computer Programmer Salary

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The average salary for an Entry-Level Computer Programmer is $51,371.
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$37k - $78k
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$16 - $20k
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$32k - $78k

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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 are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include HTML, JavaScript, C# Programming Language and C++ Programming Language.

Pay by Experience Level for Computer Programmer

An early career Computer Programmer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $56,175 based on 1,229 salaries. A mid-career Computer Programmer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $69,578 based on 530 salaries. An experienced Computer Programmer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $77,697 based on 434 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $86,425.
Employees with Computer Programmer in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 43.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (13.6% more) and Washington, District of Columbia (9.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (1.7% less) and San Diego, California (0.9% less).

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