Salary for Computer Programmers

Also known as:  Applications Programmer, Computer Language Coder, Computer Programmer, Junior Software Developer, Mainframe Programmer, Systems Programmer

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Computer programmers create programs and applications to suit the demands of clients. They work with software developers and other IT professionals to create software solutions based on end-user needs. Additionally, these individuals may craft smaller program or applications for data retrieval. They frequently work to de-bug code, write and rewrite programs, and revise, repair or expand existing programs in order to achieve the desired results. A Bachelor's degree is generally required, and compensation may vary based on the complexity of programming involved.

A Computer Programmer can earn wages between 56000 - 84000 depending on the level of education. Computer Programmers receive a compensation of Seventy Five Thousand Nine Hundred dollars every year.

Computer Programmers can expect the most salary in Massachusetts, where they earn a compensation of close to $90620. These people obtain the most salary in Information, where they can receive pay levels, on average, of $78580.

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ANNUAL SALARY
HOURLY RATE
INDUSTRIES
Computer Programmers tend to make the most in the following industries
Finance and Insurance $78,580
Information $78,500
Manufacturing $78,090
Wholesale Trade $77,210
Transportation and Warehousing $77,000
Utilities $76,180
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Educational Services $63,230
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $64,220
Public Administration $65,410
Accommodation and Food Services $66,980
Retail Trade $67,550
Health Care and Social Assistance $69,490
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