What does a Programmer do?

Programmer consultants provide a broad range of software and systems programming support and guidance services on a freelance or consultancy basis. They are often enlisted to assist with critical projects or initiatives, particularly those that are high priority or need to be completed on an aggressive implementation schedule. They design, configure, implement, and troubleshoot programs, often after pinpointing the key objectives and core functions that need to be achieved. They may perform programming, coding, debugging, and integration services. They may also provide ongoing support and help guide future planning.

Programmer consultants typically have a bachelor’s degree in a computer science discipline, or an equivalent level of related professional experience. They must have strong programming, coding, and troubleshooting skills, and excellent project management capabilities. Good communication skills are also required.

Work/Life Balance
3.6 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.4 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Programmer Salaries

Average Base Pay

$74,239 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $74K
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Programmer Career Path

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Programmer Insights

Read what Programmer professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Nucleargraduate Programmer Member
Oct 4, 2019

“Great training and freedom to choose your own training opportunities and what conferences you go to.”

Junior Programmer
Sep 26, 2021

“life balance is great and usually they are understanding if you have a personal urgency.”

Bloom Procurement ServicesBloom Procurement Services
Programmer Manager
Sep 24, 2021

“managed which is great but my manager takes the time to meet with me when I need to.”

ACI InfotechACI Infotech
Nov 5, 2020

“ACI Infotech provided me the good projects which will be very helpful to my career even.”

Aug 22, 2020

“No much career opportunities in future since it was a pretty small company doing business in a pretty single field.”

Oct 18, 2021

“It's nice to work somewhere that really encourages everyone to have a good time and be comfortable and treat eachother respectfully and avoid conflict.”

Jumbo InteractiveJumbo Interactive
Jan 25, 2021

“Free DELICIOUS lunches everyday and free breakfast every Tuesday and Thursday are one of the best perks I've ever got from a company.”

Massive Entertainment (Sweden)Massive Entertainment (Sweden)
Jun 9, 2021

“really strange and obscure career and promotion plan”

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