Programmers may often get stereotyped as anti-social nerds, but it looks like they’re the ones winning at life– at least when it comes to their salary. Creating codes and software in the United States often comes with a six-figure salary, which is significantly higher compared to the $56,516 the average American household earns.
But did you know that having specific skills entitle programmers to earn even higher than usual? Here are some must-learn programming languages you both beginners and experienced coders should add to their resume.
According to the website Stack Overflow, which surveyed 65,000 developers, the programming language associated with the highest salaries is Scala or Scalable Language. The German-developed programming language entitles knowledgeable coders to a median salary of $150,000 if they work in the U.S.
Scala is often used by those who also work with Java. Scala’s applications often address the criticisms of the older programming language.
Go, also referred to as Golang, was developed by engineers at Google as a way to improve programming productivity as they deal with increasingly larger codebases and network machines.
It shares similarities with C, an older programming language. Launched in 2009, Go remains at use at Google’s production systems to this day. Knowing to Go, can land you a salary of about $140,000.
Another C-based programming language is Objective-C. You’ll see it used most often in the development of apps for Apple products.
The language can be traced as far back as the ‘80s when a different software company, NeXT used it. The company was, later on, acquired by Apple.
Being skilled in Objective-C usually comes with a $135,000 annual salary.
Kotlin is Objective-C’s counterpart for Android apps. It was developed by JetBrains to increase the productivity of producing apps.
While having Kotlin as a skill isn’t compensated as much in the rest of the world. Developers who know the language make a median salary of $130,000.
The good news is that that number might rise in the future as Kotlin is currently one of the fastest-growing programming languages.
Perl is actually a family of programming languages created by Larry Wall three decades ago. Since then, it has undergone a lot of changes and improvements.
It has uses in text manipulation, system administration, and network programming. Coders who know Perl have a median salary of $130,000.