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Discussion on: What is the biggest misconception about being a software developer?

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Aleksandr Hovhannisyan • Edited

That all developers are paid 100k+ salaries out of the gate (even as juniors). There's a lot of misinformation out there, mostly from job search sites that give you an average salary rather than a median or bootcamps that want to mislead people who are switching careers. The crazy outlier salaries you see some juniors getting ($130-140k+) are inflated—it's only because those companies are in high-cost-of-living areas like California, Seattle, and New York, places where you'll probably be paying $2k+ to rent a small place. About a year ago, I had to have a big reality check when I realized that my salary expectation were unrealistic for my level of experience and the locations to which I was applying.

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giang vincent

true. In Viet Nam, developers usually get paid from 300 - 500$ per month, Which is enough for living only :v