Average Early-Career Systems Programmer Salary

$64,416
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$5,018
Bonus
$4,467
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The average salary for an Early-Career Systems Programmer is $64,416.
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$44k
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$64k
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$81k
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$44k - $81k
Bonus
$509 - $8k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $4k
Total Pay
$41k - $85k
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Job Description for Systems Programmer

Systems Programmer Tasks
  • Install, test, and update hardware, software, and operating systems.
  • Design, code, evaluate, and test system applications.
  • Provide support and troubleshooting for department or organization.

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Popular Skills for Systems Programmer

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

Pay by Experience Level for Systems Programmer

An entry-level Systems Programmer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $58,982 based on 6 salaries. A mid-career Systems Programmer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $73,365 based on 26 salaries. An experienced Systems Programmer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $97,833 based on 22 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $104,820.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 135 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.4%
Mid Career
19.3%
Experienced
16.3%
Late Career
60.0%