March 10, 2015
Today, Startup Compass released the results of a global survey of engineers that provides a wealth of information about startup salaries – including the highest-paying programming languages.
The engineers surveyed include not just startup employees, but also freelancers and employees at more traditional IT firms. The highest-paying programming languages were:
1. C++: $110,000
2. Python: ~$102,000
3. C: $100,000
4. AWS: ~$95,000
5. C#: ~$92,000
6. Ruby: $90,000
7. Java: $90,000
8. SQL: $80,000
10. Objective C: ~$76,000
11. PHP: ~$76,000
12. CSS: ~$64,000
14. CSS (design): $60,000
(We published a ranking of the highest-paying programming languages before, by Quartz. The numbers vary, but both sources seem to agree that Python and C++ are quite lucrative.)
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Whether you’re a CEO paying the salaries or an engineer looking to get a fair deal, the infographic below will give you insights on:
- The highest-paying positions: Find out how much you can expect to make as a VP of engineering/CTO, architect, mobile developer, backend developer, frontend developer, user interface developer, QA engineer, data scientist, database engineer, software architect, network engineer, system administrator, firmware engineer, or mobile developer.
- Which companies pay the most: Find out how salary differs at startups, traditional IT firms, or as a freelancer; and how startup size and funding affect your salary.
- How experience affects salary (from 0-20 years)
- What kind of raises engineers get over time.
- How much equity to expect as a VP of engineering, CTO, or developer.
- Which countries have the highest salaries.
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