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Cobol Programmer

Cobol Programmer Salary

  Annual Salary Monthly Pay Weekly Pay Hourly Wage
Top Earners $110,000 $9,166 $2,115 $53
75th Percentile $100,000 $8,333 $1,923 $48
Average $88,468 $7,372 $1,701 $43
25th Percentile $79,000 $6,583 $1,519 $38
$49,500 - $55,999
6% of jobs
$56,000 - $62,499
1% of jobs
$62,500 - $68,999
2% of jobs
$69,000 - $75,499
5% of jobs
$79,000 is the 25th percentile. Salaries below this are outliers.
$75,500 - $81,999
17% of jobs
The average salary is $88,468 a year
$82,000 - $88,499
16% of jobs
$88,500 - $94,999
21% of jobs
$100,000 is the 75th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$95,000 - $101,499
8% of jobs
$101,500 - $107,999
9% of jobs
$110,000 is the 90th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$108,000 - $114,499
9% of jobs
$114,500 - $121,000
1% of jobs

National Average

$49,500 $88,468/year $43/hour $121,000
Cobol Programmer Salary Comparison by Location
United States
Ashburn, VA

As of Nov 27, 2020, the average annual pay for a Cobol Programmer in the United States is $88,468 a year.

Just in case you need a simple salary calculator, that works out to be approximately $42.53 an hour. This is the equivalent of $1,701/week or $7,372/month.

While ZipRecruiter is seeing annual salaries as high as $121,000 and as low as $49,500, the majority of Cobol Programmer salaries currently range between $79,000 (25th percentile) to $100,000 (75th percentile) with top earners (90th percentile) making $110,000 annually across the United States. The average pay range for a Cobol Programmer varies greatly (by as much as $21,000), which suggests there may be many opportunities for advancement and increased pay based on skill level, location and years of experience.

Based on recent job postings on ZipRecruiter, the Cobol Programmer job market in both Ashburn, VA and the surrounding area is very active. A Cobol Programmer in your area makes on average $89,681 per year, or $1,213 (1%) more than the national average annual salary of $88,468. Virginia ranks number 4 out of 50 states nationwide for Cobol Programmer salaries.

To estimate the most accurate annual salary range for Cobol Programmer jobs, ZipRecruiter continuously scans its database of millions of active jobs published locally throughout America.

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Top 10 Highest Paying Cities for Cobol Programmer Jobs

We’ve identified 10 cities where the typical salary for a Cobol Programmer job is above the national average. Topping the list is Richmond, CA, with Stamford, CT and Bellevue, WA close behind in the second and third positions. Bellevue, WA beats the national average by $16,700 (17.2%), and Richmond, CA furthers that trend with another $19,779 (20.1%) above the $88,468 average.

Importantly, Richmond, CA has a moderately active Cobol Programmer job market with only a few companies currently hiring for this type of role.

With these 10 cities having average salaries higher than the national average, the opportunities for economic advancement by changing locations as a Cobol Programmer appears to be exceedingly fruitful.

Finally, another factor to consider is the average salary for these top ten cities varies very little at 9% between Richmond, CA and Glendale, CA, reinforcing the limited potential for much wage advancement. The possibility of a lower cost of living may be the best factor to use when considering location and salary for a Cobol Programmer role.

CityAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
Richmond, CA$108,247$9,021$2,082$52.04
Stamford, CT$105,406$8,784$2,027$50.68
Bellevue, WA$105,169$8,764$2,022$50.56
Lakes, AK$101,480$8,457$1,952$48.79
San Francisco, CA$101,455$8,455$1,951$48.78
Palmdale, CA$100,363$8,364$1,930$48.25
Santa Clara, CA$99,983$8,332$1,923$48.07
Hartford, CT$99,785$8,315$1,919$47.97
Pasadena, CA$99,421$8,285$1,912$47.80
Glendale, CA$98,837$8,236$1,901$47.52

Top 5 Best Paying Related Cobol Programmer Jobs in the U.S.

We found at least five jobs related to the Cobol Programmer job category that pay more per year than a typical Cobol Programmer salary. Top examples of these roles include: Cobol JCL, MVS, and Cobol CICS Developer.

Importantly, all of these jobs are paid between $26,680 (26.2%) and $33,958 (32.2%) more than the average Cobol Programmer salary of $88,468. If you’re qualified, getting hired for one of these related Cobol Programmer jobs may help you make more money than that of the average Cobol Programmer position.

Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
Cobol JCL$122,426$10,202$2,354$58.86
Cobol CICS Developer$115,912$9,659$2,229$55.73
Cobol Developer Contract$115,717$9,643$2,225$55.63
IBM Cobol$115,148$9,596$2,214$55.36
About Our Data
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Data used to develop this report includes ADP data. ADP is an exclusive provider of employee payroll data for ZipRecruiter.

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