Today, a programmer’s specialty is quite in demand in the global labor market, and therefore many IT specialists are looking for work outside their own country. Uniform programming languages and similar work standards allow IT workers to feel at ease in any country in the world. In addition, if you are a really cool specialist, good work and fast progress along the career ladder will be provided to you.
Despite the tempting offers of employers in Germany, Denmark and Malaysia, many experts choose the United States. First, a huge number of IT companies are based in the USA, including the main offices of such giants as Google, Apple, Facebook, IBM, etc. Secondly, after working for a time on an American company, your resume gains additional weight. Thirdly, having received a working visa H1B, you have a good chance of obtaining a Green Card .
In the United States are not only top companies. For example, in Silicon Valley, Texas , New York and Seattle, there are a lot of high-growth IT companies: 3D Systems, IPG Photonics, EPAM Systems, working in which, specialists have a wide range of perspectives.
How much do programmers in the US get?
The average earnings of 80 percent of programmers working in the United States range from $ 37,000 to $ 87,000 a year without deducting taxes. Of them:
- 15% earn from 37 to 45 thousand dollars
- 50% earn from $ 45 to $ 71 thousand
- 15% earn from $ 71 to $ 87 thousand
The remaining 20% mostly earn more than $ 87 thousand a year.
In 2015, the highest salaries were recorded at IBM – an average of $ 73 thousand.
Leading programmers (Senior programmers) earn an order of magnitude higher than ordinary specialists (Middle Developer), their annual salary averages $ 93 thousand.
Professionals programming in PL / SQL, ASP.NET, Java, and .NET earn a salary above the national average. Earnings from Microsoft Access, Visual Basic and PHP specialists are slightly lower. Usually, programmers who speak Java also know how to work with SQL, and specialists working with C ++ can also program in C #.
Experience in programming is a major factor for the employer, so the size of the salary will largely depend on the length of service as a programmer. 83% of IT workers in the US are men.
Experience programmers working in IT companies in the United States is:
- 15% – less than 1 year
- 40% – 1-4 years
- 20% – 5-9 years
- 16% – 10-19 years
- 9% – 20 years
As a rule, programmers with extensive experience receive a higher salary. Experts with experience less than 5 years, receive an average of $ 49 thousand. If the work experience is from 5 to 10 years, then the average salary will be equal to $ 63 thousand. IT veterans who have worked for 10 to 20 years on average pay $ 71,000.
Most IT companies provide medical insurance, and some even dental and ophthalmological insurance, which is also an important factor when choosing a job in the United States.
% of insurance companies:
- 82% – medical
- 64% – dental
- 50% – ophthalmic
- 16% – not available
In which US city are the highest salaries for programmers?
The highest paid programmers work in San Francisco. In this city, the average salary of an IT industry employee is 39% higher than the average salary of programmers in the country. In second place, according to this indicator, is Seattle, where the average salary is 26% higher than the national average. Los Angeles + 25%, Washington + 23%, New York + 20%.