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10 countries that pay you what you're worth

Programmers are generally well compensated all over the world these days, but these nations pay their developers the most

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Are you a software developer wondering in which country your skills would be most rewarded? Good news: Bloomberg recently published data about the median annual income (based on cash earning, e.g. salary, bonuses, profit sharing) for software engineers in 50 nations. They also compared the median software engineer income to each country’s per capita Gross Domestic Product (GDP), to provide a comparison to the national average annual income. Here are the 10 countries with the highest median annual income for software engineers, including the ratio of their income to the country’s per capita GDP.

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10. Canada

Population: 35.3 million Software engineer median annual income: $57,500 Per capita GDP: $49,838 Median annual income/per capita GDP: 1.15 Source: Bloomberg


  • 10. Canada
  • 9. New Zealand
  • 8. Sweden
  • 7. Germany
  • 6. Australia
  • 5. Israel
  • 4. Denmark
  • 3. United States
  • 2. Norway
  • 1. Switzerland


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