What Does It Take to Be a $200K Developer?

by Developer.com Staff

It helps to be a consultant or to work in the finance industry.

The average software developer makes around $100,000 per year. Less than 10 percent make more than $200,000, but there are some who do. How do you become one of them?

A recent Hacker News post asked this question, and several commenters posted advice. Some noted that developers who work in finance regularly make more than $200,000, as do many developers who work for companies like Microsoft, Google and Facebook.

In addition, many contractors and consultants make more than $200,000 per year. After all, if you charge $100 per hour, which isn't that high for a consultant, you'll be over the $200,000 mark.

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This article was originally published on Thursday Jun 13th 2013
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