The average salary for an Entry-Level Computer Programmer is $51,371.
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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. Computer programme…Read more
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
C++ Programming Language
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.
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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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