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Highest Paying Programming Language of 2016

Demand of software programmers is on the rise. It is very difficult to find good programmers. You have no idea, how many calls and meetings I have each week, companies asking to find the right programmers.

Programmers sometimes wonder what the most in-demand programming language in the world. I just the Most Popular Programming Languages Of 2016 article that has some discussions about the best paid or highest paid paying programming languages.

Note that these salaries for for US market only and in US dollars. 

Actually, the highest paying programming language is not just about the language. It depends on the application types, roles, companies, location, and several other factors. In this article, I will try to shed some lights on the topic and list world’s highest paying computer programming languages based on data collected from various online resources and my personal experience.

Let’s talk data

Let’s take a look at the following table that lists salaries in USA collected from different sources for year 2014 and 2015. All salaries are in US dollar.

Language

Popularity

Quartz

BI

Rasmussen

C# Corner

Ruby (Rails)

9

$90k

$109k

$107k

$110k

Objective-C/Swift

13

$76k

$108k

$106k

$95k

Python

5

$102k

$101k

$104k

$80k

Java

1

$90k

$95k

$99k

$95k

C

2

$100k

$90k

$99k

$95k

C++

3

$110,000

$95,000

$91k

$90k

C#

4

$92,000

$89,000

$93k

$90k

PHP

6

$76,000

$88k

$80k

JavaScript

7

$78,000

$91,000

$93k

$65k

Perl

8

$94k

$72k

Visual Basic

10

$85,000

$80k

$76k

PL/SQL

17

$80,000

$88k

$72k

R

18

$90,000

$90k

$102k

If you compare the above salaries with the Best Programming Language In 2014 , you will notice similar pattern.

In the above table, you may notice there is a C# Corner column. This column represents current salaries for a senior software developer role for different skills in Philadelphia and surround areas. These salaries numbers are based on my personal hiring and offerings. These salaries are for intermediate to senior software developers.

More than just numbers

In the above table, Ruby may be the best paying language but it does not mean a C# developer can’t make more money than a Ruby developer. When it comes to salaries, there is more to it than just language. There are several other factors such as need, domain expertise, company type, location, and individual. For example, a C# developer for a startup in same city may make much more than a corporation. Check out Choosing a your next company, corporation, medium sized, or a startup to learn more about what type of company you should be choosing for your next job.

When a job is posted, there is a salary range in mind. If you’re the right fit for that position, you may ask for the higher salary range.

In same city, a financial institute may pay a lot more to a Java developer than a medium sized company.

A company that need someone urgent and can’t find talent on time may be willing to pay a premium for the talent.

Conclusion

I’ve been a programmer for 18 years. I do understand all the above data is collected from various public online resources makes some sense but one thing we need keep in mind, companies that are in need of developers and can’t find them, are willing to pay a premium price. I see it all the time. We can put a number on a programming language but actual pay is more than just for the language. It depends on your personality, your expertise, and several other factors mentioned previously in this article.

I would like to see some salaries from your personal experience around the globe. Please do share.

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