Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Computer Programmer make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$74,546 / yrTotal Pay
$70,103 / yrBase Pay
$4,443 / yrAdditional Pay

$74,546

 / yr
$45K$123K
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The estimated total pay for a Computer Programmer is $74,546 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $70,103 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 $4,443 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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Total Pay Trajectory

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$95,278 /yr
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$149,754 /yr
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Related Job Titles

For Computer Programmer

Some related job titles are Computer Programmer/Analyst Salaries with median pay of $80,609, Developer (Computer Programmer) Salaries with median pay of $88,047, Entry Level Computer Programmer Salaries with median pay of $62,828, Computer Engineer Salaries with median pay of $72,997.

Top Paying Companies

For a Computer Programmer in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Computer Programmer in United States. Employers include CLOUDRAY, Google and Meta.

1
CLOUDRAY
$200,042/yr
3
Meta
$188,657/yr
4
Oracle
$170,547/yr
6
Coolsoft
$164,168/yr
7
$163,920/yr
8
$163,768/yr
10
Apple
$159,054/yr

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Top Paying Industries

For a Computer Programmer in United States

The top 5 paying industries for a Computer Programmer in United States are Energy, Mining & Utilities with a median total pay of $113,228, Financial Services with a median total pay of $111,267, Insurance with a median total pay of $102,539, Aerospace & Defense with a median total pay of $102,036, and Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology with a median total pay of $101,791.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Energy, Mining & UtilitiesEnergy, Mining & Utilities$113,228

    14% Higher than other industries

  • Financial ServicesFinancial Services$111,267

    12% Higher than other industries

  • InsuranceInsurance$102,539

    5% Higher than other industries

  • Aerospace & DefenseAerospace & Defense$102,036

    5% Higher than other industries

  • Pharmaceutical & BiotechnologyPharmaceutical & Biotechnology$101,791

    4% Higher than other industries

Energy, Mining & Utilities

Top paying companies in Energy, Mining & Utilities for Computer Programmer are Chevron and Camin Cargo Control.

ChevronChevron$137,213/yr

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What is the pay outlook for Engineering?

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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Computer Programmer pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Computer Programmer is $70,103 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Computer Programmer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 62984 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Computer Programmer employees.

The highest salary for a Computer Programmer in United States is $114,592 per year.

The lowest salary for a Computer Programmer in United States is $42,886 per year.

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