How much does a C Programmer make in the United States? The average C Programmer salary in the United States is $81,873 as of November 29, 2021, but the salary range typically falls between $69,297 and $92,324. 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, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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The Judge Group - Irvine, CA

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GLOBAL IT CON LLC - Milwaukee, WI

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ESPO Corporation - Omaha, NE

What is a C Programmer ?

A programmer, developer ("dev"), coder, or software engineer is a person who creates computer software. The term computer programmer can refer to a specialist in one area of computers, or to a generalist who writes code for many kinds of software. One who practices, or professes, a formal approach to programming may also be known as a programmer analyst. On the other hand, "code monkey" is a derogatory term for a programmer who simply writes code without any involvement in the design or specifications. A programmer's primary computer language (Assembly, COBOL, C, C++, C#, Java, Lisp, Python, ...

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Jobot - San Francisco , CA
C++/Unreal Engine 4 Programmer This Jobot Job is hosted by: Dylan Currier Are you a fit? Easy Apply ... We are looking for someone who has used demonstrated UE4 skills with C++. In order to excel here ...
Jobot - 22 days ago
Convergent Consulting Inc - San Jose , CA
... C programming skills bull Device Drivers, including Network drivers, interfacing with the TCPIP stack bull Embedded Software (RTOS), ASICCPU (ARM) bring-up bull Hands-on experience working with ...
Dice.com - 13 days ago
Microchip Technology, Inc. - San Jose , CA
Experience in developing and maintaining complex software systems in C/C++ * Proficient in ... microprocessors, field-programmable gate array (FPGA) products, a broad spectrum of high ...
Microchip Technology - 6 days ago
Capgemini Engineering - Sunnyvale , CA
C Programmer(Networking Experience) Location: Sunnyvale, CA Mode: Full-Time/ Permanent Job Job Description: * Strong C Programming, Data Structure knowledge and software development experience in ...
LinkedIn - 42 days ago
LeoStella - Seattle , WA
Expertise in the C programming language, for embedded Linux * Familiarity with a Linux build systems (Buildroot, Yocto, etc.) * Familiarity with Linux; device drivers, system services, daemons and ...
LinkedIn - 4 days ago
OTT Services experience working with one or more video streaming methods like Apple HLS, DASH, Multicast IPTV, and Android TV * C programming experience with specialized technical expertise as it ...
Direct TV - 17 days ago

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