In May 2008, median annual wages of wage-and-salary computer applications software
engineers were $85,430. The middle 50 percent earned between $67,790 and $104,870. The
lowest 10 percent earned less than $53,720, and the highest 10 percent earned more than
$128,870. Median annual wages in the industries employing the largest numbers of computer
applications software engineers in May 2008 were as follows:
Professional and commercial equipment and supplies
Software publishers 87,710
Management of companies and enterprises 85,990
Computer systems design and related services 84,610
Insurance carriers 80,370
In May 2008, median annual wages of wage-and-salary computer systems software engineers
were $92,430. The middle 50 percent earned between $73,200 and $113,960. The lowest 10
percent earned less than $57,810, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $135,780. Median
annual wages in the industries employing the largest numbers of computer systems software
engineers in May 2008 were as follows:
Scientific research and development services $102,090
Computer and peripheral equipment manufacturing 101,270
Software publishers 93,590
Navigational measuring electromedical and control
Computer systems design and related services 91,610
Median annual wages of wage-and-salary computer programmers were $69,620 in May 2008.
The middle 50 percent earned between $52,640 and $89,720 a year. The lowest 10 percent
earned less than $40,080, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $111,450. Median annual
wages in the industries employing the largest numbers of computer programmers in May 2008
are shown below:
Software publishers $81,780
Management of companies and enterprises 71,040
Computer systems design and related services 70,270
Employment services 70,070
Insurance carriers 69,790
According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, starting salary offers for
graduates with a bachelor’s degree in computer science averaged $61,407 in July 2009.
A bachelor's degree commonly is required for software engineering jobs, although a master’s
degree is preferred for some positions. A bachelor’s degree also is required for many computer
programming jobs, although a 2-year degree or certificate may be adequate in some cases.
Employers favor applicants who already have relevant skills and experience. Workers who keep
up to date with the latest technology usually have good opportunities for advancement.
For software engineering positions, most employers prefer applicants who have at least a
bachelor's degree and broad knowledge of, and experience with, a variety of computer systems
and technologies. The usual college majors for applications software engineers are computer
science, software engineering, or mathematics. Systems software engineers often study computer
science or computer information systems. Graduate degrees are preferred for some of the more
Many programmers require a bachelor's degree, but a 2-year degree or certificate may be
adequate for some positions. Some computer programmers hold a college degree in computer
science, mathematics, or information systems, whereas others have taken special courses in
computer programming to supplement their degree in a field such as accounting, finance, or
another area of business.
Employers who use computers for scientific or engineering applications usually prefer college
graduates who have a degree in computer or information science, mathematics, engineering, or
the physical sciences. Employers who use computers for business applications prefer to hire
people who have had college courses in management information systems and business, and who
possess strong programming skills. A graduate degree in a related field is required for some jobs.
In addition to educational attainment, employers highly value relevant programming skills and
experience. Students seeking software engineering or programming jobs can enhance their
employment opportunities by participating in internships. Some employers, such as large
computer and consulting firms, train new employees in intensive, company-based programs.
As technology advances, employers will need workers with the latest skills. To help keep up
with changing technology, workers may take continuing education and professional development
seminars offered by employers, software vendors, colleges and universities, private training
institutions, and professional computing societies. Computer software engineers also need skills
related to the industry in which they work. Engineers working for a bank, for example, should
have some expertise in finance so that they understand banks' computing needs.
Certification and other qualifications. Certification is a way to demonstrate a level of
competence and may provide a jobseeker with a competitive advantage. Certification programs
are generally offered by product vendors or software firms, which may require professionals who
work with their products to be certified. Voluntary certification also is available through various
other organizations, such as professional computing societies.
Computer software engineers and programmers must have strong problem-solving and analytical
skills. Ingenuity and creativity are particularly important in order to design new, functional
software programs. The ability to work with abstract concepts and to do technical analysis is
especially important for systems engineers because they work with the software that controls the
computer's operation. Engineers and programmers also must be able to communicate effectively
with team members, other staff, and end users. Because they often deal with a number of tasks
simultaneously, they must be able to concentrate and pay close attention to detail. Business skills
are also important, especially for those wishing to advance to managerial positions.
Advancement. For skilled workers who keep up to date with the latest technology, prospects for
advancement are good. Advancement opportunities for computer software engineers increase
with experience. Eventually, they may become a project manager, manager of information
systems, or chief information officer, especially if they have business skills and training. Some
computer software engineers with several years of experience or expertise can find lucrative
opportunities working as systems designers or independent consultants, particularly in
specialized fields such as business-to-business transactions or security and data assurance.
In large organizations, programmers may be promoted to lead programmer and be given
supervisory responsibilities. Some applications programmers may move into systems
programming after they gain experience and take courses in systems software. With general
business experience, programmers may become programmer-analysts or systems analysts, or
may be promoted to managerial positions. Programmers with specialized knowledge and
experience with a language or operating system may become computer software engineers. As
employers increasingly contract with outside firms to do programming jobs, more opportunities
should arise for experienced programmers with expertise in a specific area to work as
Based on your responses, your anticipated income tax for 2011 is $15,106. If you do not change
your current withholding arrangement, you will have $0 withheld for 2011, leaving $15,106 due
when you file your return. To meet your anticipated tax of $15,106, change your current
withholding arrangement by claiming 0 allowances plus an additional amount of $3,366 for the
balance of 2011. Here’s how:
Enter 0 on line 5 of your Form W-4.
Divide $3,366 by the number of paydays remaining in 2011 and enter the result on line 6
of your Form W-4. This is the extra amount you need to have withheld each payday to
ensure that you do not have too little withheld. Assuming 36 paydays remain for a
weekly pay frequency, this amount is $94.
Check the “Single” box on your Form W-4.
Assuming this recommendation is in effect for the rest of 2011, your withholding will
approximately equal your anticipated tax, and any refund or balance due should be less than $25.
Tip Be sure to review your withholding at the beginning of 2012 (or anytime there is a change in
your tax situation). If you follow the above recommendation and do not check your withholding
at the beginning of next year, your withholding for 2012 might be incorrect.
over but not over 2010 tax is of the amount over
$0 $10,070 4.60% $0
$10,070 $20,130 $463.22 + 6.15% $10,070
$20,130 $151,000 $1,081.91 + 6.50% $20,130
$151,000 $221,660 $9,588.46 + 6.75% $151,000
$221,660 $14,358.01 + 7.75% $221,660
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