Stack Overflow recently released their developers Survey. Among the content of this survey is the list of the highest paying programming languages for the year 2022.
Stack Overflow gives a close estimate of actual salary figures for the highest paying programming languages used across the world.
So if you are a software developer looking to switch to another programming language to boost your career graph both knowledge-wise and financially, checking this list will prove helpful.
What’s most fascinating is that Perl, also ranks on the list of top most dreaded languages in 2020, securing the third position on it. But this may also be a reason why learning Perl has the most financial incentives. To compensate for the shortage of Perl developers, companies need to pay more in order to lure developers.
Below is the complete list of the highest-paid programming languages of 2022.
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The most commonly used languages like Java, C, or PHP tend to score much lesser salaries. Once again, demand and supply can be quoted as the biggest factor here.
The above list has been determined on the basis of all the responses collected globally. When looking only at the US, Scala developers tend to have the highest salaries, followed by Go and Objective-C.
You can refer to the US median salary for different programming languages here.