Applications Programmers


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Occupation is in demand for the following regions: Northeast, Career Cluster
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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 15-1131)
Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $28.47 $42.20 $53.44
Yearly $59,211 $87,767 $111,163
    Champaign Area Hourly $28.71 $35.04 $41.36
Yearly $59,712 $72,894 $86,027
    Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area Hourly $28.74 $39.75 $48.28
Yearly $59,785 $82,688 $100,429
    Cook County Hourly $29.61 $43.16 $56.38
Yearly $61,596 $89,777 $117,278
    Dekalb-Elgin-Aurora Area Hourly $36.27 $46.27 $55.85
Yearly $75,437 $96,252 $116,172
    Du Page County Hourly $22.90 $39.22 $52.39
Yearly $47,629 $81,577 $108,977
    Edwardsville Area Hourly $17.74 $28.24 $42.13
Yearly $36,892 $58,735 $87,633
    Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area Hourly $19.18 $22.73 $32.57
Yearly $39,894 $47,283 $67,742
    Lake County Hourly $20.25 $41.27 $54.01
Yearly $42,127 $85,851 $112,350
    McHenry County Hourly $31.62 $38.65 $53.79
Yearly $65,769 $80,385 $111,875
    Mt. Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area Hourly $27.73 $38.13 $46.52
Yearly $57,668 $79,307 $96,768
    Northwest Illinois Area Hourly $25.01 $32.99 $44.21
Yearly $52,024 $68,612 $91,954
    Peoria-Bloomington Area Hourly $27.98 $39.82 $48.17
Yearly $58,202 $82,827 $100,192
    Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area Hourly $21.93 $26.55 $35.80
Yearly $45,605 $55,227 $74,457
    Rock Island-Moline Area Hourly $40.66 $45.71 $50.83
Yearly $84,574 $95,076 $105,730
    Rockford Area Hourly $30.52 $40.87 $48.91
Yearly $63,482 $85,018 $101,727
    Springfield Area Hourly $33.28 $38.89 $47.11
Yearly $69,230 $80,885 $97,980
    St. Louis-Belleville Area Hourly $32.46 $51.63 $59.29
Yearly $67,513 $107,395 $123,313
    Will County Hourly $36.14 $42.23 $46.54
Yearly $75,175 $87,831 $96,799
United States Hourly $30.97 $40.52 $52.46
Yearly $64,410 $84,280 $109,120

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