Question How much does a programmer earn?

mrtutorial08

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Hey Guys!
I am only 14 years old but I would like to continue a career in Programming. I have Already built software(I know it sucks but whatever =P) It's Called MrWord(video preview in my Sig =D)...Well that was kinda off topic....

How Much do you think a computer programmer can earn? (with a university or college and high school degree)...

Like Minimum Per Month or annual? Or Maximum in minimum per month or annual earning? Doesn't Matter what currency since I can google up a currency converter and convert that to dollars....and it could be ANYWHERE in this world..(it can't be any other world like mars or jupiter...please I only want earth thanks(LOL))

Just Give Round figures please

Thank You!

Also...I computer engineering different from Computer Programming?
 

JohnH

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Doesn't Matter what currency since I can google up a currency converter
Currency is only half the truth, you also need to compare general wage/price levels.
In Norway programmers earns on "average" 460.000 kr (according to these stats), which is US $76.000 but here is quite different price levels.
 

JuggaloBrotha

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I've got two programming jobs here in Lansing, MI USA and at one job (been there for more than 1.5 years) and I make $11 hour (I'm still a college student working for a bachelors degree) and my other job is also a student programming position @ $14.5 an hour and I've only been there for 6 months.

I couldn't tell ya about where you live
 

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the money you earn is also based on whether or not you own a business, do contracting or have a permanent position in a company. Where I live in Ireland a beginner programmer can earn €24,000+ ($34,000+ @ $1.42 per €) in a permanent role. An experienced one in a given technology can earn €60,000+ ($85,000+ @ $1.42 per €), also in a permanent role.

If you're contracting, then a beginner might get €150 per day. An experienced person might get €250-300 a day. This works out at €36,000 approx per year ($51,000 @ $1.42 per €) and €60,000-72,000 ($85,000-102,000 @ $1.42 per €), assuming 20 working days per month and no holidays.
 

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I'm from South Africa and programmers here earn... very little!! :eek: Our exchange rate is pretty horrible but entry level programmer positions earn roughly $800-$1000 a month, established programmers can earn anywhere from $1500-$3000 and specialised programmers can earn a LOT - these all apply to permanent positions within a company. Freelance programmers normally earn roughly 2x-10x as much. Bare in mind that here in SA anything over $1000 a month can give you a comfortable living with cash to spend... anything over $2000 and you're living pretty well!

And nope, there is no difference between computer engineering and computer programming... well technically there is a HUGE difference but nowadays they're used interchangeably since people don't know what they're talking about :D
 
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