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Mainframe Programmer Salary

$89,901 (USD)

Average Salary

$43/hr

Average Hourly

$3,434

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 06, 2019

The average pay for a Mainframe Programmer is $89,901 a year and $43 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Mainframe Programmer is between $63,380 and $111,487. On average, an Associate Degree is the highest level of education for a Mainframe Programmer. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Programs computers.
  • Develops, runs tests, and maintains current computer programs that provide instructions computers must follow to perform their function.
  • Develops, designs, and tests logical structure for solving problems by computers.
  • Writes programs according to specifications, which may be provided by Software Engineers, Systems Analysts, or other computer scientists.
  • Updates, repairs, modifies, and expands existing computer programs.
  • This position is distinguished from Programmer Analyst as this position may not include or involves a lesser degree of structured analysis, impact and compatibility analysis, cost analysis, computer capability analysis, feasibility studies, and user/customer interface.
Mainframe Programmer Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Computer Programmers

Job family population: 230,470

Estimated population of Mainframe Programmer jobs: 55,156

Rate of error: 2.4%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$104,220
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Mainframe Programmer Job Listings for United States

COBOL Developer
Dec 5
Salem, United States
Serenity Info Tech, Inc.
The purpose of this contract is to acquire a mainframe COBOL Programmer to: * Provide enhancement and upgrade programming support for existing Motor Carrier Transportation (MCTD) mainframe ...
Mainframe Cobol Programmer
Dec 5
Salem, United States
22nd Century Technologies, Inc.
Mainframe Cobol Programmer Location: Salem, OR 97301 Duration: 6+ Months Job Description: * Contractor shall develop and revise application, program, and end-user documentation as may be necessary
Mainframe / Assembler Programmer
Nov 20
sacramento, United States
Infinite Solutions Inc.
Infinite Solutions Inc is seeking for strong Mainframe / Assembler Programmer Mandatory * Bachelors' degree in IT related or minimum 7 years' experience in IT field. * Minimum 10 years of experience ...
Cobol developers
Nov 26
Sacramento, United States
Global Touchpoints Inc.
We are looking for Mainframe Cobol Programmers for an immediate opportunity with us. If interested, please respond with the following: Resume in word.doc format, desired pay rate, and Contact ...
Sr. Mainframe Software Developer
Nov 5
Nashville, United States
Zycron, Inc.
We are currently looking for Sr. Mainframe Software Developer candidates in the Nashville, TN area for one of our clients. If interested, please see details of the position below and respond with ...

The average pay for a Mainframe Programmer is $89,901 a year and $43 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Mainframe Programmer is between $63,380 and $111,487. On average, an Associate Degree is the highest level of education for a Mainframe Programmer. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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COBOL Developer
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The purpose of this contract is to acquire a mainframe COBOL Programmer to: * Provide enhancement and upgrade programming support for existing Motor Carrier Transportation (MCTD) mainframe ...
Mainframe Cobol Programmer
Dec 5
Salem, United States
22nd Century Technologies, Inc.
Mainframe Cobol Programmer Location: Salem, OR 97301 Duration: 6+ Months Job Description: * Contractor shall develop and revise application, program, and end-user documentation as may be necessary
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