What is the average computer programmer salary?

The average computer programmer salary is about $65,000 as of 2010. Computer programmers in the lowest 10 percent of the salary range make about $40,000 per year. The top 10 percent of earners make approximately $97,000 per year. The salaries in this field have a lot to do with education. Those with bachelor's degrees or master's degrees in computer science made significantly more than those with associates degrees or no degree at all. It also depends greatly on if you work for yourself or for an employer.