Programmer Salary

Midpoint U.S. salary*



The midpoint starting salary for a programmer, also referred to as a developer or programmer analyst, is $103,000. Programmers write and test code for computer applications and operating systems. Employers often increase starting salaries for programmers with in-demand certifications, such as with C# development.

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*Salaries listed represent the 50th percentile, or midpoint, of starting salaries.


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