Stack Overflow has released a new, free tool for the developers to help them find out how much they should be making. Called Stack Overflow Salary Calculator, this tool lets one find a salary estimate on the basis of location, experience, education, and technologies.
This results of the Developer Salary Calculator are derived from the data of Stack Overflow Developer Survey, whose results were published earlier this year.
Note: For the initial release, only salaries in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, and Germany are taken into account. Stack Overflow is looking to include other popular countries like India in near future.
This calculator works by inputting following data:
- Type of developer
- Years of experience
- Technologies known
Biggest insights from Developer Salary Calculator
Geography is the biggest player
Stack Overflow found that geography was the biggest factor in determining the salary of a developer. In the USA itself, where developers earn the most, the metro areas like San Francisco and Seattle have the highest salaries.
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