Programmer analysts, or computer programmers, are tasked with creating, modifying, and testing the code, forms, and scripts that allow computer applications to run. You would report directly to software developers. They’re comparable to a film director, whereas you would be the actor in this case. Your developer would give you a schedule and the parameters, and then you would have to complete your tasks by a certain deadline. You could work for hundreds of different kinds of companies and do this job, and there are even some freelancing opportunities related to this job as telecommuting increases in popularity.
The minimum annual salary for this job is $46,652, and the maximum is $91,128. The average programmer analyst makes $64,523 a year. Additional income from bonuses and profit sharing are a possibility in this position depending on where you work. Experience level or longevity in the field are the biggest factors in higher income among programmer analysts. Proficiency in Oracle and Java are also linked to better pay. Entry level positions pay 12% below the national average. A recent job satisfaction poll ran by Payscale, the source of salary information used here, reports that this career was rated 4 out of 5. There is room for advancement in this job, and most people do not spend more than twenty years in this position.