Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a COBOL Programmer make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$83,918 / yrTotal Pay
$77,487 / yrBase Pay
$6,431 / yrAdditional Pay

$83,918

 / yr
$54K$131K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a COBOL Programmer is $83,918 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $77,487 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $6,431 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Related Job Titles

For Cobol Programmer

Some related job titles are Computer Programmer Salaries with median pay of $74,550, Cobol Developer Salaries with median pay of $102,016, Mainframe Salaries with median pay of $84,020, Mainframe, COBOL Salaries with median pay of $111,418.

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$47

 / hr

$96,598

 / yr

$8,555

 / mo

$50

 / hr

$46

 / hr

$92,829

 / yr

$96,862

 / yr

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$43

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$112,851

 / yr

$39

 / hr

$89,535

 / yr

$99,434

 / yr

$103,940

 / yr

$95,940

 / yr

$81,622

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$94,734

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Top Paying Industries

For a Cobol Programmer in United States

The top 2 paying industries for a Cobol Programmer in United States are Restaurants & Food Service with a median total pay of $98,143 and Information Technology with a median total pay of $96,598.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Restaurants & Food ServiceRestaurants & Food Service$98,143

    0% Lower than other industries

  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$96,598

    1% Lower than other industries

Restaurants & Food Service

The top paying company in Restaurants & Food Service for Cobol Programmer is McDonald's.

McDonald'sMcDonald's$98,143/yr

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Engineering jobs are in high demand with workers receiving generous compensation packages and bonuses. Engineering offers ample opportunity for growth and development with transferable skills across an array of fields from software, supply chain and logistics to aerospace. Most roles require at least a bachelor’s degree. To remain competitive, job-seekers should consider specialization or skill-specific programs such as coding boot-camps or certifications.

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Location

Total Pay

Base Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date or Time

Mainframe Developer

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$65

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
Cobol Developer

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$120,000

/yr

Submitted 2 days ago

15+ years
2 days ago
Mainframe Developer

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$78,000

/yr

Submitted 3 days ago

15+ years
3 days ago
Mainframe Developer

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$85,000

/yr

Submitted 3 days ago

10-14 years
3 days ago
Mainframe Developer

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$80,000

/yr

Submitted 5 days ago

15+ years
5 days ago
Mainframe Engineer

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$108,000

/yr

Submitted 5 days ago

15+ years
5 days ago
Cobol Developer

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$34

/hr

Submitted 9 days ago

15+ years
9 days ago
Mainframe Consultant

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$92,700

/yr

Submitted 9 days ago

15+ years
9 days ago

COBOL Programmer pay FAQ

The national average salary for a COBOL Programmer is $77,487 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a COBOL Programmer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 19 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a COBOL Programmer employees.

The highest salary for a COBOL Programmer in United States is $119,156 per year.

The lowest salary for a COBOL Programmer in United States is $50,390 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a COBOL Programmer or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a COBOL Programmer.