The average salary for a Software Programmer is $62,215.
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Job Description for Software Programmer
A software programmer is responsible for programming and coding new types of software for an organization; they usually work on a computer, or a system of computers. They must be adept at programming, data processing, and database management. They do not have any direct contact with customers typically, but the job they perform can impact customers indirectly. Software programmers must have knowledge in coding and database programs such as PHP, ASP.NET and SharePoint 2013. The programmer typica…Read more
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C# Programming Language
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.
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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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