How much does an Operating Systems Programmer III make in the United States? The average Operating Systems Programmer III salary in the United States is $98,570 as of April 27, 2021, but the range typically falls between $87,540 and $111,751. Salary ranges 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, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Operating Systems Programmer III reviews, analyzes, develops, installs, and modifies computer operating systems. Analyzes and resolves problems associated with operating systems. Being an Operating Systems Programmer III detects, diagnoses, and reports related problems. May require an associate degree or its equivalent. Additionally, Operating Systems Programmer III typically reports to a project leader or manager. To be an Operating Systems Programmer III typically requires 4 to 7 years of related experience. Contributes to moderately complex aspects of a project. Work is generally independent and collaborative in nature. (Copyright 2021 View full job description

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