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I'm still not convinced that programmers make a lot of money.

#1MrMonkhousePosted 12/31/2013 2:15:06 AM
I'm talking about ones who follow and contribute to certain softwares and not the creators.
#2mikurubeamPosted 12/31/2013 2:17:17 AM
What will convince you? When every other field is making close to 6 figures fresh out of college?
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#3ChromaticAngelPosted 12/31/2013 2:24:29 AM
MrMonkhouse posted...
I'm talking about ones who follow and contribute to certain softwares and not the creators.

you mean open source developers? most do it pro-bono. They'll encounter a bug, find the bug in the source code, fix it, and then promptly never go back to it again unless they encounter another bug that bothers them.

The most hardcore contributors to open source however eventually get hired on by the team and paid actual money to develop full time. Most open source projects are headed by NPOs, though, so they're not paid a lot of money.

actual proprietary software developers get paid asstons. I've seen job postings on career builder offering $50/hr with nothing but a 4 year degree.

My father's employer hires C++ developers straight out of college to work for $150 an hour for doing military programming.
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#4MrMonkhouse(Topic Creator)Posted 12/31/2013 2:26:03 AM
Do these people work at the office or can they work remotely at home?
#5BogePosted 12/31/2013 2:37:28 AM
My brother makes probably about $110,000 per year doing programming.
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#6PokenubPosted 12/31/2013 3:23:49 AM
Depends where you live. I live in Australia and I can confirm programming is worth alot less. Alot less here gets made and there's a ton of other programmers.
#7SlaynPosted 12/31/2013 3:25:53 AM
I don't know why I went in to criminal justice...
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#8_GRIM_FANDANGO_Posted 12/31/2013 3:47:45 AM
"programmers" is a pretty broad term. It could be anyone from a guy who works 9 to 5 as a software analyst making a normal wage, to a kid making mobile applications and making a bundle doing so. Not all of them do the same thing and work on the same products (or even work on any product at all). This is like saying you are not certain "designers" make a lot of money. I would say that well, it depends.
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#9LordSeiferPosted 12/31/2013 5:01:55 AM
someone sounds entitled
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#10clowningPosted 12/31/2013 5:27:41 AM
Boge posted...
My brother makes probably about $110,000 per year doing programming.

That's the equivalent of 50k in 1980-85 or so. Six figures is not what it used to be. A very nice income starts at about 250k. Not that 110K is bad, it's just not that great anymore. Yay for inflation.
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