Programmers create and edit computer programs by converting the requirements of a project into code. These individuals also write and develop computer programs in order to locate, retrieve, and store specific data, information, or documents. They may also program specific websites.
- Starting salary: $62,000 P/A Senior salary: $93,000 P/A Average salary: $75,500 P/A Wages will vary according to your level of skill, experience and employer Employment level: 85,500 as of November 2011 (compared to 76,900 as of November 2000)
Average weekly hours: Average weekly hours worked for a full time Programmer is 40 hours
Employment by region:
The top three regions for employment as a Programmer include:
- NSW: 35.4%
- VIC: 30.8%
- QLD: 13.5%
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Employment for Programmers has grown at a rate of 24.2% over the past 5 years and is expected to grow strongly over the next 5 years.
Total employment growth over the past 5 years for male and female, employed part-time and full-time is 13,600
Gender (including full time and part time)
The percentage of males and females working full time and part time are:
- Male Full Time: 80.2%
- Male Part Time: 4.4%
- Female Full Time: 12.4%
- Female Part Time: 3.0%
Programmers typically work in offices where they are in comfortable settings. These individuals may need to work long hours or weekends to fix critical issues or meet pressing deadlines. They may sometimes work from home to fix problems remotely when necessary.