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I guess it also depends on what you consider a good salary, some programmers would be happy with $60k/year, some wouldn't be happy with $150k/year. It sounds like you're looking at the IT field specifically?

Average programmer with an university degree starts with around $1200 US dollars, apartment here average is around half of a million US dollars.
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Average programmer with an university degree starts with around $1200 US dollars, apartment here average is around half of a million US dollars.
Time to get the heck out of wherever you live, or find a different profession.

Average programmer salary with a university degree where I live is $60,000 US dollars per year, or $5,000 US dollars per month. After 4-5 years of experience that increases to an average of $95,000 per year, ~$7920 per month (all of this is before taxes and social security, which take about 40% from the paycheck). An apartment here to rent runs from $700-$1200 per month depending on size and location, and to buy an equivalent condo would run you about $120,000-$150,000, depending on location. This means you could probably pay off the entire condo in less than 10 years even factoring in student loans, car payment, taxes, social security, and retirement savings.
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Time to get the heck out of wherever you live, or find a different profession.

Average programmer salary with a university degree where I live is $60,000 US dollars per year, or $5,000 US dollars per month. After 4-5 years of experience that increases to an average of $95,000 per year, ~$7920 per month (all of this is before taxes and social security, which take about 40% from the paycheck). An apartment here to rent runs from $700-$1200 per year depending on size and location, and to buy an equivalent condo would run you about $120,000-$150,000, depending on location. This means you could probably pay off the entire condo in less than 10 years even factoring in student loans, car payment, taxes, social security, and retirement savings.
Confirmed: http://swz.salary.com/SalaryWizard/P...Denver-CO.aspx
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Time to get the heck out of wherever you live, or find a different profession.

Average programmer salary with a university degree where I live is $60,000 US dollars per year, or $5,000 US dollars per month. After 4-5 years of experience that increases to an average of $95,000 per year, ~$7920 per month (all of this is before taxes and social security, which take about 40% from the paycheck). An apartment here to rent runs from $700-$1200 per year depending on size and location, and to buy an equivalent condo would run you about $120,000-$150,000, depending on location. This means you could probably pay off the entire condo in less than 10 years even factoring in student loans, car payment, taxes, social security, and retirement savings.
Genius, but what coding languages will get you this money? (Even if all of the languages do this, you should know, there is a supply and demand to look at.)
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Genius, but what coding languages will get you this money? (Even if all of the languages do this, you should know, there is a supply and demand to look at.)
Depends on the field you're getting into, for video games C++ is just about the standard, but there aren't many game studios near me, compared to somewhere like California. My advice is to find what field you would like and pays well enough, and has jobs in locations you're willing to relocate to, and then study the most common languages in that field, taking into account where that field is headed in the future.
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Genius, but what coding languages will get you this money? (Even if all of the languages do this, you should know, there is a supply and demand to look at.)
Only finance would have higher income, I mean the most advantage kind in investment bank, except that even retail bank would not pay really much more than average.
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Time to get the heck out of wherever you live, or find a different profession.

Average programmer salary with a university degree where I live is $60,000 US dollars per year, or $5,000 US dollars per month. After 4-5 years of experience that increases to an average of $95,000 per year, ~$7920 per month (all of this is before taxes and social security, which take about 40% from the paycheck). An apartment here to rent runs from $700-$1200 per month depending on size and location, and to buy an equivalent condo would run you about $120,000-$150,000, depending on location. This means you could probably pay off the entire condo in less than 10 years even factoring in student loans, car payment, taxes, social security, and retirement savings.
How about after tax? The advantage of my location is that tax is very few, normally not even 10%, something like 5% or even almost nothing is normal over here. I know US would be like 30%, 40%.
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Time to get the heck out of wherever you live, or find a different profession.

Average programmer salary with a university degree where I live is $60,000 US dollars per year, or $5,000 US dollars per month. After 4-5 years of experience that increases to an average of $95,000 per year, ~$7920 per month (all of this is before taxes and social security, which take about 40% from the paycheck). An apartment here to rent runs from $700-$1200 per month depending on size and location, and to buy an equivalent condo would run you about $120,000-$150,000, depending on location. This means you could probably pay off the entire condo in less than 10 years even factoring in student loans, car payment, taxes, social security, and retirement savings.
Yeah, and I did some research, USA definitely pays the best for computer industry within the whole world, nowhere else can compare.

But....US econ is so bad now, I guess it is hard for citizen or non-citizen like me to find a job. So the salary status only apply if someone can find a a job in USA with this kind of econ.
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