Programmer Salary

Midpoint U.S. salary*

$103,000

 

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.

Midpoint programmer salaries in U.S. cities

Austin, TX  
$111,240  
Boston, MA  
$138,020  
Chicago, IL  
$127,205  
Houston, TX  
$110,210  
Indianapolis, IN  
$99,910  
New York, NY  
$144,715  
Raleigh, NC  
$107,210  
Richmond, VA  
$101,455  
San Jose, CA  
$141,625  
Seattle, WA  
$124,630  

Roles similar to programmer

Software developer  
$115,000  
Lead applications developer  
$122,250  
Mobile applications developer  
$141,000  
Database developer  
$116,000  
Web developer  
$98,000  
Mainframe systems programmer  
$65,000  

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

 

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