Average Software Programmer Salary

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The average salary for a Software Programmer is $62,215.
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$40k - $95k
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$509 - $10k
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$38k - $97k

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Popular Skills for Software Programmer

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

Pay by Experience Level for Software Programmer

An entry-level Software Programmer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $55,471 based on 81 salaries. An early career Software Programmer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $58,874 based on 270 salaries. A mid-career Software Programmer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $67,093 based on 113 salaries. An experienced Software Programmer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,477 based on 87 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $82,377.
Employees with Software Programmer in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 32.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (25.6% more) and Austin, Texas (22.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Knoxville, Tennessee (27.7% less), Houston, Texas (11.6% less) and Salt Lake City, Utah (4.4% less).

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