Software Developments Annual Salary Survey Is Out San Francisco Bay Area Programme

Software Development's Annual Salary Survey is out: San Francisco Bay Area programmers report the highest averages @ \\(100K for staff, and \\)119K for management, Twin Cities come it at the low end for metro areas with \\(83K staff and \\)92K management. National mean is \\(77K staff and \\)96K management (implying a pretty big drop-off from metro salaries in outlying areas). Management pay is going up while staff pay is flat.

This survey has really gotten a lot better over the years and has enough regional breakdowns to be actively valuable for the job seekers. My favorite factoid: The highest staff salary by language used? Python @\$86K! The market speaks, ignore it at your peril!