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System Programmer Salary

How much does a System Programmer make in the United States?
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Salary Data for System Programmer

$96,224 (USD)/yr

$46 (USD)/hr

$4,003 (USD)/yr

$94,955 (USD)/yr

$46 (USD)/hr

$4,003 (USD)/yr

Job Description
Writes programs to maintain and control computer systems software, such as operating systems, networked systems, and database systems. Modifies instruction sets that determine how the network, workstations, and central processing unit of a system handles various jobs and how the unit communicates with peripheral equipment. Analyzes performance indicators, such as system's response time, number of transactions per second, and number of programs being processed at once, to ensure that the system is operating efficiently.
The average system programmer salary in United States is $96,224 or an equivalent hourly rate of $46. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $4,003. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$67,544 (USD)

$119,427 (USD)


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Salary Potential

$111,550 (USD)

16 %

Based on our compensation data, the estimated salary potential for System Programmer will increase 16 % over 5 years.

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