Senior Programmer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$94,000
$73,000
$94,000
$121,000
Did you know that the average Senior Programmer makes $94,605 per year? That's valued at $45.48 per hour! The range surrounding that average can vary between $73,000 and $121,000, meaning Senior Programmers have the opportunity to earn more once they move past entry-level roles. Most Senior Programmers find a job with Pharmaceutical and Technology companies, while others work for Pharmaceutical, Finance, and Manufacturing companies to make more money. Those aren't the only places you can earn a higher paycheck. Washington, California and West Virginia are the top states in the U.S. to pay Senior Programmers the highest salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Seattle, WA
$117,954
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Map of Senior Programmer Salaries

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

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Average Senior Programmer Salary By Location

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Washington, California and West Virginia, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for Senior Programmers. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Hawaii, Arkansas, and New Mexico.

Average Senior Programmer Salary By Company

To earn a high income as a Senior Programmer, working for AllianceBernstein or Expedia Group might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like HSBC North America Holdings and Peoples Natural Gas report highly competitive salaries for Senior Programmers.

The largest raises come from changing jobs.

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Average Senior Programmer Pay By Industry

Senior Programmer salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with Pharmaceutical, Finance, and Manufacturing companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, a Senior Programmer can make a yearly salary of $99,581 while working for Pharmaceutical companies. All the while, other Senior Programmers are making $98,741 at Finance companies and $97,470 at Manufacturing companies. One industry Senior Programmers may want to avoid is the Technology industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $88,621.
Industry
Average Salary
Pharmaceutical
Pharmaceutical
$99,581
$100k
Finance
Finance
$98,741
$99k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$97,470
$97k
Health Care
Health Care
$95,105
$95k
Insurance
Insurance
$93,633
$94k
Technology
Technology
$88,621
$89k

Senior Programmer Salary History

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Recently Added Senior Programmer Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Management Decisions, Inc.
Management Decisions, Inc.
Senior Programmer/C#/SQL
Senior Programmer/C#/SQL
Senior Programmer/C#/SQL
04/20/2020
04/20/2020
$110,000
$110,000
04/20/2020
Senior Statistical Programmer-Remote
Senior Statistical Programmer-Remote
02/25/2020
02/25/2020
$90,000
$90,000
02/25/2020
Senior Programmer
Senior Programmer
02/25/2020
02/25/2020
$83,480
$83,480
02/25/2020
SDSU Research Foundation
SDSU Research Foundation
Senior Programmer
Senior Programmer
Senior Programmer
01/25/2020
01/25/2020
$83,136
$83,136
01/25/2020
Senior Programmer
Senior Programmer
12/31/2019
12/31/2019
$52,175
$52,175
12/31/2019
Senior Programmer
Senior Programmer
12/19/2019
12/19/2019
$110,000
$110,000
12/19/2019
Senior Programmer
Senior Programmer
10/04/2019
10/04/2019
$71,202
$71,202
10/04/2019
Gateway Classic Cars
Gateway Classic Cars
Senior Programmer
Senior Programmer
Senior Programmer
09/30/2019
09/30/2019
$60,000
$60,000
09/30/2019
Senior Programmer
Senior Programmer
09/25/2019
09/25/2019
$120,000
$120,000
09/25/2019
Senior Programmer
Senior Programmer
09/23/2019
09/23/2019
$85,987
$85,987
09/23/2019