Computer Programmer Salary in the US

$64,700
per year
per hour
$24.25
per hour
per year
Bonus
$2,270/year
Profit Sharing
$2,860/year

Computer Programmer - Average Salary

The average salary for a Computer Programmer is $64,700 per year ($24.25 per hour), which is $11,210 (+21%) higher than the average salary in the US.
A Computer Programmer can expect an average starting salary of $40,300. The highest salaries can exceed $100,000.
$40,300
Low
$64,700
Average salary
$100,000
High
$15.10
Low
$24.25
Average salary
$37.50
High
Total pay includes salary, bonus and profit sharing.
$210
$65,200
$130,550
Salary$40,300 - 100,000
Bonus$210 - 11,850
Profit Sharing$235 - 18,700
Total Pay$40,745 - 130,550
$15.10
$11.20
$37.50
Salary$15.10 - 37.50
Total Pay$15.10 - 37.50

Computer Programmer Salary Range

Low
$40,300
Average salary
$64,700
Senior
$84,100
High
$100,000
Low
$15.10
Average salary
$24.25
Senior
$31.50
High
$37.50
Among Computer Programmers in the U.S., Junior Computer Programmers tend to have the lowest salaries, while more experienced professionals like Senior Computer Programmers enjoy the highest salaries.

Computer Programmer - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Senior Computer Programmer$84K/year
+30% 
Google Computer Programmer$80K/year
+23% 
Freelance Computer Programmer$73K/year
+12% 
Junior Computer Programmer$53K/year
 -18%

Computer Programmer - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Computer Programmer with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $40,300 per year. A mid career Computer Programmer with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $56,400, while a Senior Computer Programmer with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $84,100. Computer Programmers with more than 20 years of experience earn $89,600 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Computer Programmer

Late Career▲ +38%
Senior▲ +30%
Average Salary$64,700/year
Mid Career▼ -13%
Entry Level▼ -38%

Gender Breakdown

Female
17%
Male
83%

Computer Programmer - Jobs by Location

Computer Programmer - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Computer Programmer jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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