what salary should one expect working for a mid-size company with the
following Cobol education:
Certificate by a Technical/vocational institute?
Degree by a Technical/vocational Institute?
The question is too open-ended. With those particular education
backgrounds, a major factor in salary would be how much experience
the programmer has, and how good they were at their job.
A good programmer, self-starter and knows what they are doing,
doesn't screw up more code than they fix, with 2 years experience
should make $25,000 - $30,000 on W2 with a VoTech degree. Maybe
slightly less for a certificate or self-educated. Slightly more if the
programmer can sling some CICS code and is familiar with JCL.