Mainframe Programmer Salary in the United States

How much does a Mainframe Programmer make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Mainframe Programmer in the United States is $36 as of April 26, 2022, but the range typically falls between $32 and $42. Hourly rate can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

Job Description

Reviews, analyzes, and modifies programming systems including encoding, testing, debugging and installing for a large-scale mainframe computer system. Maintains and develops online and batch application programs. Develops and implements a disaster recovery plan. Works with project members to develop specifications, diagrams and flowcharts. May require a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to a project leader or manager. Occasionally directed in several aspects of the work. Gaining exposure to some of the complex tasks within the job function. Typically requires 2 -4 years of related experience. (Copyright 2022 Salary.com)

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  1. This Job:

    Mainframe Programmer

    2 - 4 years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

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    Senior Mainframe Programmer

    4 - 7 years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

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