Why is there such a huge difference in web developer salaries?
July 25, 2014 1:32 PM Subscribe
I'm studying web development. The yearly salary estimates I've found online range from $40,000 to $80,000 or more. What gives?
posted by quiet earth to Grab Bag (21 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm speaking about back-end development, not web design. Obviously, I'd like to reach the higher ends of that salary range after five or so years of work experience. Do you have tips to help me maximize my potential in this career? Are there specific skills or programming languages I might want to focus on, and what is a realistic salary expectation in this career in the first few years? What about after a few years of experience? The money isn't the only factor I'm considering, but it does make me wonder. How do certain people reach the upper echelons?