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Whats the difference between a programmer and a software engineer

So yeah, i was wondering what the difference was if there is one.
software engineering is more application and computer science is more theory.

EDIT: I guess I didn't read the question correctly; thought you said computer scientist.
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About $30k annually.
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wiki wrote:
The term programmer can be used to refer to a software developer, Web Developer, Mobile Applications Developer, Embedded Firmware Developer, software engineer, computer scientist, or software analyst.

There is no difference by wiki.
I think usually a programmer is really just a more entry level position requiring little to no experience while a software engineer is a more experienced role, taking part in the planning and design of a project rather than just being a code monkey
A software engineer is an engineer that produces software. A programmer is just someone that programs. All software engineers are programmers, but not all programmers are software engineers (in fact, very few programmers hold software engineering degrees).
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