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Working As a Programmer Consultant

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Getting Information
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $74,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Programmer Consultant Do

Computer programmers write and test code that allows computer applications and software programs to function properly. They turn the program designs created by software developers and engineers into instructions that a computer can follow. In addition, programmers test newly created applications and programs to ensure that they produce the expected results. If they do not work correctly, computer programmers check the code for mistakes and fix them.

Duties

Computer programmers typically do the following:

  • Write programs in a variety of computer languages, such as C++ and Java
  • Update and expand existing programs
  • Test programs for errors and fix the faulty lines of computer code responsible
  • Create and test code in an integrated development environment (IDE)
  • Use code libraries, which are collections of independent lines of code, to simplify the writing

Programmers work closely with software developers, and in some businesses their duties overlap. When such overlap occurs, programmers can do work that is typical of developers, such as designing the program. Program design entails planning the software initially, creating models and flowcharts detailing how the code is to be written, writing and debugging code, and designing an application or systems interface. Programmers often use an IDE, which allows them to create, edit, and test code.

A program’s purpose determines the complexity of its computer code. For example, a weather application for a mobile device will require less programming than a social-networking application. Simpler programs can be written in less time. Complex programs, such as computer operating systems, can take a year or more to complete.

Software-as-a-service (SaaS), which consists of applications provided through the Internet, is a growing field. Although programmers typically need to rewrite their programs to work on different system platforms, such as Windows or OS X, applications created with SaaS work on all platforms. Accordingly, programmers writing SaaS applications may not have to rewrite as much code as other programmers do and can instead spend more time writing new programs.

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How To Become A Programmer Consultant

Most computer programmers have a bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related subject; however, some employers hire workers with an associate’s degree. Most programmers specialize in a few programming languages.

Education

Most computer programmers have a bachelor’s degree; however, some employers hire workers who have an associate’s degree. Most programmers get a degree in computer science or a related subject. Programmers who work in specific fields, such as healthcare or accounting, may take classes in that field to supplement their degree in computer programming. In addition, employers value experience, which many students gain through internships.

Most programmers learn a few computer languages while in school. However, a computer science degree gives students the skills needed to learn new computer languages easily. During their classes, students receive hands-on experience writing code, testing programs, fixing errors, and doing many other tasks that they will perform on the job.

To keep up with changing technology, computer programmers may take continuing education and professional development seminars to learn new programming languages or about upgrades to programming languages they already know.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Programmers can become certified in specific programming languages or for vendor-specific programming products. Some companies require their computer programmers to be certified in the products they use.

Other Experience

Many students gain experience in computer programming by completing an internship at a software company while in college.

Advancement

Programmers who have general business experience may become computer systems analysts. With experience, some programmers may become software developers. They may also be promoted to managerial positions. For more information, see the profiles on computer systems analysts, software developers, and computer and information systems managers.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Computer programmers must understand complex instructions in order to create computer code.

Concentration. Programmers must be able to work at a computer, writing lines of code for long periods.

Detail oriented. Computer programmers must closely examine the code they write because a small mistake can affect the entire computer program.

Troubleshooting skills. An important part of a programmer’s job is to check the code for errors and fix any they find.

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Programmer Consultant Career Paths

Programmer Consultant
Consultant Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Director
10 Yearsyrs
Consultant Information Technology Manager Information Technology Director
Chief Information Officer
11 Yearsyrs
Consultant Project Manager Information Technology Director
Vice President Of Information Technology
12 Yearsyrs
Programmer Analyst Business Analyst Project Manager
Development Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Programmer Analyst Senior Software Engineer
Lead Software Developer
5 Yearsyrs
Programmer Analyst Senior Programmer Analyst Senior Software Engineer
Chief Technology Officer
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Engineer Manager Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Operations Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Programmer Analyst Project Manager Engineering Director
Vice President Of Engineering
13 Yearsyrs
Senior Programmer Analyst Project Leader Development Manager
Senior Development Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Programmer Project Leader Engineering Manager
Senior Engineering Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Programmer Senior Consultant Senior Project Manager
Director Of Software Development
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Programmer Senior Systems Analyst
Systems Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Software Engineer Systems Analyst
Information Systems Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Software Engineer Systems Analyst Information Systems Manager
Information Systems Director
8 Yearsyrs
Software Engineer Developer Developer/Consultant
Senior Development Consultant
8 Yearsyrs
Systems Analyst Owner Co-Founder
Chief Technology Officer & Founder
9 Yearsyrs
Web Developer Business Analyst Senior Systems Analyst
Application Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Web Developer Senior Consultant Senior Information Technology Manager
Director, Applications
12 Yearsyrs
Web Developer Technical Consultant Senior Technical Consultant
Vice President, Technology
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Development Manager Software Development Manager
Information Technology Development Manager
8 Yearsyrs
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Average Yearly Salary
$74,000
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$55,000
Min 10%
$74,000
Median 50%
$74,000
Median 50%
$74,000
Median 50%
$74,000
Median 50%
$74,000
Median 50%
$74,000
Median 50%
$74,000
Median 50%
$101,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Sage Therapeutics
Highest Paying City
Cambridge, MA
Highest Paying State
Hawaii
Avg Experience Level
2.4 years
How much does a Programmer Consultant make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Programmer Consultant in the United States is $74,822 per year or $36 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $55,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $101,000.

Real Programmer Consultant Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Analytics Programmer, Consulting IHS Global Inc. Washington, DC Jul 01, 2013 $100,000
Consultant, APP Programmer Bank of America Austin, TX Nov 18, 2016 $92,810
SAP Programmer/Consultant Triveni Group LLP Westlake, TX Apr 19, 2016 $92,000
Consultant Apps Programmer Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. Addison, TX Oct 15, 2010 $80,000 -
$100,000
Consultant Programmer Vensar Technology Inc. West Sacramento, CA May 23, 2016 $77,000
Programmer/Consultant APPS Associates LLC Westford, MA Feb 08, 2010 $75,000
Techincal Consultant/Programmer Quality Matrix Inc. Secaucus, NJ May 01, 2015 $74,000
Programmer/Consultant Imatrix Corp Albany, NY Sep 30, 2015 $72,000
Programmer/Consultant Imatrix Corp Albany, NY Sep 01, 2015 $72,000
Programmer/Consultant APPS Associates, Inc. Westford, MA Oct 12, 2009 $65,200
Programmer/Consultant APPS Associates, Inc. Westford, MA Oct 19, 2009 $65,200
SAP Programmer/Consultant Clover Business Services, Inc. Cedar Grove, NJ Jan 01, 2010 $65,000
Programmer/Consultant APPS Associates Westford, MA Mar 18, 2011 $64,500
Programmer/Consultant APPS Associates Westford, MA Jan 14, 2010 $64,500
Programmer/Consultant APPS Associates Westford, MA Jan 20, 2010 $64,500
Programmer/Consultant APPS Associates Westford, MA Jan 27, 2010 $64,500
Programmer/Consultant APPS Associates Westford, MA Jan 21, 2010 $64,500

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Top Skills for A Programmer Consultant

  1. SQL
  2. Web Application
  3. Cobol
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Developed Customer Request Processing which included gathering requirements, creating a SQL database and designing screens.
  • Developed a web application to centralize and streamline administration of bank lockers.
  • Ascertained requirements, designed, coded and implemented an interactive problem reporting system for the University Computing Services utilizing COBOL/CICS/BMS/VSAM.
  • Worked in MVC pattern and Entity Framework in C #.
  • Developed several applications using C++ and assembler for desktop environments to support aviation hardware.

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Programmer Consultant Demographics

Gender

Male

71.0%

Female

21.6%

Unknown

7.4%
Ethnicity

White

58.5%

Asian

13.1%

Hispanic or Latino

12.2%

Black or African American

10.8%

Unknown

5.4%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

31.4%

French

17.1%

Chinese

8.6%

Mandarin

8.6%

German

5.7%

Hebrew

5.7%

Arabic

5.7%

Portuguese

2.9%

Kurdish

2.9%

Wolof

2.9%

Japanese

2.9%

Russian

2.9%

Italian

2.9%
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Programmer Consultant Education

Schools

Montclair State University

8.0%

Medical Institute

8.0%

University of Phoenix

7.1%

University of Florida

6.2%

New York University

5.3%

Arizona State University

5.3%

DePaul University

5.3%

University of Houston

5.3%

City College of New York of the City University of New York

5.3%

Boston University

5.3%

Washington University in Saint Louis

4.4%

Temple University

4.4%

More Tech Institute

4.4%

Johns Hopkins University

4.4%

State University of New York Buffalo

3.5%

Pennsylvania State University

3.5%

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

3.5%

Rochester Institute of Technology

3.5%

University of Illinois University Administration

3.5%

New Jersey Institute of Technology

3.5%
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Majors

Computer Science

32.8%

Business

10.9%

Information Technology

9.1%

Computer Information Systems

6.5%

Computer Programming

4.6%

Mathematics

4.3%

Electrical Engineering

4.2%

Management Information Systems

4.0%

Computer Engineering

3.8%

Information Systems

3.5%

Accounting

2.9%

Computer Applications

2.0%

Education

1.8%

Physics

1.5%

Liberal Arts

1.4%

Management

1.4%

Project Management

1.4%

Statistics

1.4%

Engineering

1.4%

International Business

1.1%
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Degrees

Bachelors

41.2%

Masters

25.7%

Other

18.7%

Associate

7.0%

Certificate

3.3%

Doctorate

3.0%

Diploma

1.1%
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