Staff Programmer

Staff Programmer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$87,000
$66,000
Min 10%
$87,000
Median 50%
$115,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Nordstrom
Highest Paying City
Livermore, CA
Highest Paying State
Washington
Average Experience Level
4.7 years
How much does a staff programmer make?
The national average salary for a Staff Programmer in the U.S. is $87,689 annually or $42.16 hourly. The top 10 percent make over $115,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent make under $66,000 per year. States with the highest Staff Programmer salaries include Washington, District of Columbia, California, Connecticut, and Virginia. The typical employment for a Staff Programmer is 4.7 years.
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Average Staff Programmer Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Staff Programmer in the United States is $87,689 per year or $42.16 per hour. The city with the highest Staff Programmer salary is Livermore, CA at $117,863 per year. The average entry-level salary in Livermore, CA is $80,000. The top 5 states with the highest reported Staff Programmer salaries are Washington, District of Columbia, California, Connecticut, and Virginia. Vermont, Arkansas, West Virginia, Alaska, and North Dakota have the lowest reported salaries for Staff Programmers.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
Livermore, CA
$117,863
2
Seattle, WA
$116,308
3
Atlanta, GA
$96,672
4
Gresham, OR
$95,354
5
Austin, TX
$93,640

Average Staff Programmer Salary By Company

There is good job security in Staff Programmer positions. Some industries offer better pay and benefit packages than others. Nordstrom and ON Semiconductor are the highest paying companies. Companies like Illumina and Qualcomm also pay high salaries to their Staff Programmers.