Operating System Programmer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$72,000
$53,000
Min 10%
$72,000
Median 50%
$99,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
NRG Energy
Highest Paying City
Durham, NC
Highest Paying State
Hawaii
Average Experience Level
3.9 years
How much does an operating system programmer make?
The national average salary for an Operating System Programmer in the U.S. is $72,971 annually or $35.08 hourly. If you are in the top 10 percent, you will make over $99,000; however, if you are in the bottom 10 percent, you will earn less than $53,000 per year. The most abundant employment opportunities for Operating System Programmers are in Manufacturing companies and Technology companies. States with the highest Operating System Programmer salaries include Hawaii, California, Washington, Virginia, and Colorado. The typical employment for an Operating System Programmer is 3.9 years.
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Average Operating System Programmer Salary By Location

Operating System Programmers in the United States of America make on average $72,971 a year or $35.08 per hour. The top city when it comes to Operating System Programmer salaries is Durham, NC at $82,883 per year. Not only that, Durham, NC also has an average entry-level salary of $56,000. Some of the states with the best Operating System Programmer salaries are Hawaii, California, Washington, Virginia, Colorado, Georgia, and North Carolina. Arkansas, Vermont, North Dakota, West Virginia, and Montana are the lowest earners.

Map of Operating System Programmer Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Operating System Programmers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Operating System Programmer Salary By Company

There is good job security in Operating System Programmer positions. Some industries offer better pay and benefit packages than others. Most Operating System Programmer jobs are in Manufacturing companies and Manufacturing companies. NRG Energy and State of Florida are the highest paying companies. In addition, companies like Fidelity Technologies and University of Connecticut School of Law report highly competitive salaries for Operating System Programmers.

Average Operating System Programmer Pay By Industry

Wages for Operating System Programmers can differ based on the industry they work in. By looking at our data, we can see that Automotive companies, Media companies, and Construction companies pay their Operating System Programmers well. Salaries for Operating System Programmers in Automotive companies average $80,033 annually, while Media companies and Construction companies pay $75,813 and $75,576, respectively. The average salary for Operating System Programmers in the Energy industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $62,838.
Industry
Average Salary
Automotive
Automotive
$80,033
$80k
Media
Media
$75,813
$76k
Construction
Construction
$75,576
$76k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$71,677
$72k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$69,756
$70k
Energy
Energy
$62,838
$63k

Operating System Programmer Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Operating System Programmer Salary By Experience Level

The salary for an Operating System Programmer can range from $53,336 to $92,251 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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