Applications Programmers


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Applications Programmers

Applications Programmers - Wages & Trends

Wages vary widely based on the programmer's level of education and experience. Wages also vary based on the tasks performed. For example, systems programmers tend to earn more than applications programmers. In addition, wages vary by employer and area of the country.

Benefits also vary by employer. Full-time programmers usually receive typical benefits. These include vacation, sick leave, health insurance, and a retirement plan.

Computer programmers (SOC 15-1251)
Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $29.80 $43.06 $54.81
Yearly $61,974 $89,568 $114,011
    Champaign Area Hourly $28.40 $34.78 $41.93
Yearly $59,069 $72,348 $87,208
    Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area Hourly $29.08 $41.22 $49.24
Yearly $60,483 $85,741 $102,430
    Cook County Hourly $31.23 $43.73 $55.61
Yearly $64,963 $90,966 $115,675
    Dekalb-Elgin-Aurora Area Hourly $38.35 $47.89 $57.83
Yearly $79,770 $99,615 $120,290
    Du Page County Hourly $29.87 $43.35 $55.92
Yearly $62,131 $90,158 $116,316
    Edwardsville Area Hourly $14.27 $26.90 $33.65
Yearly $29,672 $55,954 $69,983
    Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area Hourly $19.61 $22.32 $25.70
Yearly $40,792 $46,422 $53,448
    Lake County Hourly $22.90 $44.80 $56.29
Yearly $47,622 $93,187 $117,082
    McHenry County Hourly $40.74 $75.23 (1)
Yearly $84,745 $156,479 (1)
    Mt. Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area Hourly $25.11 $30.94 $42.54
Yearly $52,224 $64,365 $88,491
    Northwest Illinois Area Hourly $23.04 $30.03 $38.12
Yearly $47,926 $62,454 $79,284
    Peoria-Bloomington Area Hourly $28.18 $40.69 $49.44
Yearly $58,617 $84,636 $102,834
    Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area Hourly $22.90 $29.90 $38.04
Yearly $47,638 $62,185 $79,115
    Rock Island-Moline Area Hourly $33.40 $40.14 $49.35
Yearly $69,473 $83,497 $102,657
    Rockford Area Hourly $29.39 $41.86 $51.38
Yearly $61,137 $87,075 $106,879
    Springfield Area Hourly $32.31 $41.98 $53.14
Yearly $67,213 $87,320 $110,528
    St. Louis-Belleville Area Hourly $35.63 $52.89 $60.44
Yearly $74,116 $110,003 $125,707
    Will County Hourly $37.70 $42.96 $46.87
Yearly $78,421 $89,347 $97,493
United States Hourly $31.62 $41.61 $53.91
Yearly $65,760 $86,550 $112,120
(1) Wage estimate isn't available.

Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.