Programmer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$69,000
$56,000
$69,000
$85,000
Did you know that the average Programmer makes $69,778 per year? That's valued at $33.55 per hour! The range surrounding that average can vary between $56,000 and $85,000, meaning Programmers have the opportunity to earn more once they move past entry-level roles. Most Programmers find a job with Technology and Manufacturing companies, while others work for Finance, Insurance, and Manufacturing companies to make more money. Those aren't the only places you can earn a higher paycheck. Washington, West Virginia and Colorado are the top states in the U.S. to pay Programmers the highest salaries.
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Map of Programmer Salaries

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

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Average Programmer Salary By Location

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a Programmer is roughly $69,778 per year, which boils down to $33.55 per hour. Interestingly enough, Programmers have the highest salaries in Bothell, WA at about $90,135 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in Bothell, WA is $66,000. Additionally, Programmers make more than the average salary in Washington, DC, San Francisco, CA, Sterling, VA, Middletown, CT, and Boston, MA. On a more broad level, Programmer salaries are highest in Washington, West Virginia, Colorado, California, Vermont, Virginia, and Connecticut. On the contrary, Nevada, Florida, and Hawaii offer the lowest Programmer salaries.

Average Programmer Salary By Company

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Cisco Systems and Nvidia as they offer the highest salaries for Programmers.

The largest raises come from changing jobs.

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Average Programmer Pay By Industry

Programmer salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with Finance, Insurance, and Manufacturing companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, a Programmer can make a yearly salary of $71,855 while working for Finance companies. All the while, other Programmers are making $71,183 at Insurance companies and $70,769 at Manufacturing companies. One industry Programmers may want to avoid is the Retail industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $67,502.
Industry
Average Salary
Finance
Finance
$71,855
$72k
Insurance
Insurance
$71,183
$71k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$70,769
$71k
Telecommunication
Telecommunication
$69,691
$70k
Technology
Technology
$67,910
$68k
Retail
Retail
$67,502
$68k

Programmer Salary History

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Programmer Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Programmer can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation 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.

Recently Added Programmer Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Colorado State
Colorado State
Programmer
Programmer
Programmer
06/28/2020
06/28/2020
$78,000
$78,000
06/28/2020
Programmer L1
Programmer L1
06/25/2020
06/25/2020
$50,000
$50,000
06/25/2020
Urgent Need-Content Programmer-Irvine CA
Urgent Need-Content Programmer-Irvine CA
06/24/2020
06/24/2020
$52,175
$52,175
06/24/2020
Programmer II-Neurology
Programmer II-Neurology
06/11/2020
06/11/2020
$51,293
$51,293
06/11/2020
Programmer
Programmer
06/08/2020
06/08/2020
$41,300
$41,300
06/08/2020
University of California Riverside, Bourns College
University of California Riverside, Bourns College
Programmer
Programmer
Programmer
06/05/2020
06/05/2020
$41,300
$41,300
06/05/2020
Swiss Lathe Programmer
Swiss Lathe Programmer
06/04/2020
06/04/2020
$50,000
$50,000
06/04/2020
Experienced Programmer
Experienced Programmer
05/22/2020
05/22/2020
$30,000
$30,000
05/22/2020
Management Decisions, Inc.
Management Decisions, Inc.
Mathematical Data Programmer
Mathematical Data Programmer
Mathematical Data Programmer
05/20/2020
05/20/2020
$156,525
$156,525
05/20/2020
EDI Programmer
EDI Programmer
05/19/2020
05/19/2020
$75,000
$75,000
05/19/2020