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How Much Does a Senior Programmer Analyst Earn In The United States?

Senior Programmer Analyst Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$86,000
$68,000
$86,000
$109,000
The average senior programmer analyst makes about $86,768 per year. That's $41.72 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $68,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $109,000. Many of senior programmer analysts seem to be drawn to technology and finance companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case senior programmer analysts tend to work at health care, manufacturing, and finance companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that California, New Jersey and New York pay senior programmer analysts the highest salaries.
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Where Senior Programmer Analysts Earn The Most

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

Average Salary

How Much Do Senior Programmer Analysts Earn In Different Cities?

While a senior programmer analyst can average a salary of $86,768 per year, or $41.72 per hour, there are many opportunities for senior programmer analysts to make more. For example, in San Francisco, CA you might make $104,753 per year. Other high-paying locations include Washington, DC, Edison, NJ and New York, NY. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to San Francisco, CA where the average starting salary is $74,000. The highest paying states for senior programmer analysts include California, New Jersey and New York. Meanwhile, Maine, Vermont, and Kansas offer the lowest salaries.
Location
1. San Francisco, CA
$104,753
Avg. Salary
$61k
$125k
2. Washington, DC
$98,547
Avg. Salary
$61k
$125k
3. Edison, NJ
$98,488
Avg. Salary
$61k
$125k
4. New York, NY
$95,023
Avg. Salary
$61k
$125k
5. Seattle, WA
$90,741
Avg. Salary
$61k
$125k
6. Philadelphia, PA
$89,501
Avg. Salary
$61k
$125k

High Paying Senior Programmer Analyst Jobs

Which Companies Pay Senior Programmer Analysts 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 TSR and VMware as they offer the highest salaries for senior programmer analysts.
Company
Avg. Salary
$114k
$156k
Avg. Salary
$114k
$156k
Avg. Salary
$114k
$156k
Avg. Salary
$114k
$156k
Avg. Salary
$114k
$156k

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Senior Programmer Analyst Salary History

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    How Much Do Senior Programmer Analysts Make In Different Industries?

    As we previously stated, senior programmer analyst salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that health care, manufacturing, and finance companies tend to offer much higher salaries for senior programmer analysts. For example, senior programmer analysts make a whopping average salary of $104,944 while working for health care companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $96,894 at manufacturing companies and $95,049 at finance companies. But senior programmer analysts may want to avoid working in the professional industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $85,942.
    1. Health Care
    $104,944
    Avg. Salary
    $75k
    $117k
    2. Manufacturing
    $96,894
    Avg. Salary
    $75k
    $117k
    3. Finance
    $95,049
    Avg. Salary
    $75k
    $117k
    4. Hospitality
    $94,730
    Avg. Salary
    $75k
    $117k
    5. Technology
    $94,215
    Avg. Salary
    $75k
    $117k
    6. Retail
    $92,306
    Avg. Salary
    $75k
    $117k

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    SR. Programmer Analyst (20809)
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    $95,000
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    Timonium, MD
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    $83,480
    $83,480
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    Senior Programmer/Analyst I Banner
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    Hanover, NH
    Hanover, NH
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    $49,800
    $49,800
    12/15/2020
    Senior Programmer Analyst/Database Developer
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    Urban Honolulu, HI
    Urban Honolulu, HI
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    $104,350
    $104,350
    11/26/2020
    Senior Programmer Analyst/Database Developer
    Senior Programmer Analyst/Database Developer
    New Orleans, LA
    New Orleans, LA
    11/26/2020
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    $104,350
    $104,350
    11/26/2020
    Senior Programmer Analyst/Database Developer
    Senior Programmer Analyst/Database Developer
    Las Cruces, NM
    Las Cruces, NM
    11/26/2020
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    $104,350
    $104,350
    11/26/2020
    Senior Programmer Analyst/Database Developer
    Senior Programmer Analyst/Database Developer
    Reno, NV
    Reno, NV
    11/26/2020
    11/26/2020
    $104,350
    $104,350
    11/26/2020
    Senior Programmer Analyst/Database Developer
    Senior Programmer Analyst/Database Developer
    Chicago, IL
    Chicago, IL
    11/26/2020
    11/26/2020
    $104,350
    $104,350
    11/26/2020
    Senior Programmer Analyst/Database Developer
    Senior Programmer Analyst/Database Developer
    Manchester, NH
    Manchester, NH
    11/26/2020
    11/26/2020
    $104,350
    $104,350
    11/26/2020