2013 Developer Salary Survey, November 05, 2013 Our survey of more than 3,000 developers and managers shows that after several years of being flat, salaries are on the rise once again
It's been known for a while that software development is a young person's profession. Unlike other careers, in which salaries tend to rise with experience; past 35 years of age, salaries flatten in software development. This slide in last year’s survey shows a similar pattern, with one noticeable difference salaries improved this year for developers over 55, while staying static for staff in the tiers between 36 and 55. (Note the identical figures for staff salaries above age 36 are accurate. There is some rounding, but the tiers are all within $1000 of each other).