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The average software development programmer salary in United States is $101,254 or an equivalent hourly rate of $49. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $4,516. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
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An entry level software development programmer (1-3 years of experience) earns an average salary of $76,122. On the other end, a senior level software development programmer (8+ years of experience) earns an average salary of $127,420.

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Job Description
Develop, create, and modify general computer applications software or specialized utility programs. Analyze user needs and develop software solutions. Design software or customize software for client use with the aim of optimizing operational efficiency. May analyze and design databases within an application area, working individually or coordinating database development as part of a team. May supervise computer programmers.

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