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Dr. Dobb's 2012 Salary Survey

, June 26, 2012 Our survey of nearly 3500 developers and managers shows that while many salaries are flat, they are increasing overall — except for some heavily disfavored niches
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What Matters Most?

Salary was clearly the most important job feature for developers, which I think is a bit of a surprise. But for managers, salary barely nudged out the need to have their opinions and knowledge valued. The latter issue is likely the result of managers' experiences with corporate politics. This aspect is seen again in the wide disparity in response between developers and managers to "My work is important to the company's success." In part, I expect, this shows the developer mentality of "let's just get on with it."





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