A lot of people attend coding bootcamps because they want to increase their earning potential. A fair enough reason.
Software development is one of the most in-demand careers and will be for quite some time. This type of demand, coupled with a shortage of qualified workers means salaries are high.
But jumping straight to “How much will I make?” is an oversimplification of the question. Developer salary depends on a variety of factors including tech stack, language proficiency, and, sometimes most importantly, location.
In fact, where you’re working as a developer affects more than just salary. You’ll likely be using different technologies and working in a different sector (e.g. security, health care, finance) as well.
Salary by Location
Using a consistent search on Indeed.com for “web developer,” these were the results for yearly salary in various U.S. cities. Follow the links for up-to-date information.
(**Although not reflected here, developer salaries in SF are usually the highest. Developer salaries are determined by demand in for workers and cost of living in a given area.)
Fullstack Academy breaks down what you should consider when estimating developer salary in more detail. Here’s a comprehensive look at how much you can make as a dev:
Full Stack Web Development, ..
Berkeley, Chicago, Dallas,..
Front-End Development, HTML/..
Chicago, NYC, Online
React, PostgreSQL, Node.js, ..