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How Much Does a Programming Specialist Earn In The United States?

Programming Specialist Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$54,000
$33,000
$54,000
$89,000
Programming specialists in the United States make an average salary of $54,598 per year or $26.25 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $33,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $89,000. As most things go, location can be critical. New Jersey, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, and Maryland provide the highest programming specialist salaries.
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Where Programming Specialists Earn The Most

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

Average Salary

How Much Do Programming Specialists Earn In Different Cities?

While a programming specialist can average a salary of $54,598 per year, or $26.25 per hour, there are many opportunities for programming specialists to make more. For example, in San Francisco, CA you might make $75,012 per year. Other high-paying locations include Washington, DC, Urban Honolulu, HI and Baltimore, MD. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to San Francisco, CA where the average starting salary is $40,000. The highest paying states for programming specialists include New Jersey, California and Connecticut. Meanwhile, New Mexico, Wisconsin, and South Dakota offer the lowest salaries.
Location
1. San Francisco, CA
$75,012
Avg. Salary
$35k
$104k
2. Washington, DC
$68,466
Avg. Salary
$35k
$104k
3. Urban Honolulu, HI
$64,352
Avg. Salary
$35k
$104k
4. Baltimore, MD
$63,312
Avg. Salary
$35k
$104k
5. New York, NY
$61,453
Avg. Salary
$35k
$104k
6. Boston, MA
$58,956
Avg. Salary
$35k
$104k

High Paying Programming Specialist Jobs

Which Companies Pay Programming Specialists The Most?

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 Google and Apple as they offer the highest salaries for programming specialists.
Company
Avg. Salary
$53k
$147k
Avg. Salary
$53k
$147k
Avg. Salary
$53k
$147k
Avg. Salary
$53k
$147k
Avg. Salary
$53k
$147k
Avg. Salary
$53k
$147k

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Programming Specialist Salary History

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    How Experience Affects Programming Specialist Salaries

    The salary for a programming specialist 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 Programming Specialist Salaries

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    Englewood, CO
    Englewood, CO
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    $42,300
    $42,300
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    Mainframe Programming Specialist
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    Mount Laurel, NJ
    Mount Laurel, NJ
    07/07/2020
    07/07/2020
    $93,915
    $93,915
    07/07/2020
    Programming Specialist
    Programming Specialist
    San Marcos, TX
    San Marcos, TX
    01/30/2020
    01/30/2020
    $40,800
    $40,800
    01/30/2020
    State of Arizona
    State of Arizona
    Programming Specialist
    Programming Specialist
    Programming Specialist
    Phoenix, AZ
    Phoenix, AZ
    01/30/2020
    01/30/2020
    $55,000
    $55,000
    01/30/2020
    Yavapai College
    Yavapai College
    Programming Specialist
    Programming Specialist
    Programming Specialist
    Prescott, AZ
    Prescott, AZ
    01/29/2020
    01/29/2020
    $38,413
    $38,413
    01/29/2020
    Programming Specialist
    Programming Specialist
    Urban Honolulu, HI
    Urban Honolulu, HI
    01/29/2020
    01/29/2020
    $52,956
    $52,956
    01/29/2020
    Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District
    Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District
    Programming Specialist
    Programming Specialist
    Programming Specialist
    Valley Center, CA
    Valley Center, CA
    01/29/2020
    01/29/2020
    $98,183
    $98,183
    01/29/2020
    Girl Scouts of America
    Girl Scouts of America
    Programming Specialist
    Programming Specialist
    Programming Specialist
    East Brunswick, NJ
    East Brunswick, NJ
    01/29/2020
    01/29/2020
    $36,000
    $36,000
    01/29/2020
    Programming Specialist
    Programming Specialist
    Denver, CO
    Denver, CO
    01/29/2020
    01/29/2020
    $59,355
    $59,355
    01/29/2020
    Programming Specialist
    Programming Specialist
    Fairbanks, AK
    Fairbanks, AK
    01/29/2020
    01/29/2020
    $46,527
    $46,527
    01/29/2020