Talking about the money earned in a job is often taboo in our society, since it can end up generating a real controversy. And precisely this is what happened on twitter following a developer’s decision to publish an infographic with all the salaries you have had from 2010 to the present holding different positions.
A few days after uploading this image, it has been seen to have exceeded 6,000 likes and 500 retweets. Responses can include just about everything, from people you It serves them to compare their salary and others that seek to generate controversy with the amount of taxes or that attacks the companies where they are for undervaluing their work.
An infographic that collects the salary of 13 years of profession
The developer who has had the courage to speak openly about the salaries received on an annual and monthly basis is Midudev, who also has a Twitch channel where he offers advice to advance as a developer. In the infographic that has been created by Excalidraw it is detailed the company, the position that has been held and also the range of dates.
All my programming salaries from 2010 to 2023: pic.twitter.com/wLQ62gdRcU
— Miguel Ángel Durán (@midudev) March 9, 2023
This developer started with a net monthly salary of €1,190 as a Frotered Junior Trainee progressing to his current position as Lead Enabler Frontend Engineer where he charges 4,500 euros per month. And it is precisely here where the great difference between a Junior and a Senior within programming is observed, generating much controversy in the responses.
Although the greatest controversy resides in the Human Resources departmentsgiven that according to Michael himself they have contacted him privately stating that “People are going to believe that they deserve those salaries and that they are going to ask for more salary”. And this is where it can be clearly seen that many companies prefer not to talk about this to prevent their employees from demanding the salaries that are charged in the sector.
In addition, some messages have also wanted to reaffirm that in the world of technology you do not earn as much money as you think. Although the world of development is the future, and on many occasions it is said that going towards ICT is the best way to have a prosperous position, but it can be seen that at the beginning it is just as hard financially, generating a greater controversy in networks.
As we have previously mentioned, this developer is also a content creator, and he states in this same graph that his salary on the Twitch platform is 2,600 euros per month netthe same as he was paid as a Senior Frontered Engineer in 2016.
By publishing these salaries, it seems that you have opened the door to other programmers being encouraged to raise their salaries. One of them it was Victor Falcon that he posted in a tweet with his annual salary in different companies both in Madrid and in Germany. The difference in his career is incredible, starting at 18,000 euros a year and now ending with 80,000 euros a year at Spryker. Here you can also see the difference that exists between working in Spain and going to another European country where the salary is much higher, something that has been commented on in the responses.
It’s me, my evolution since I started programming in 2012. The exact years and so on are on my LinkedIn.
Since the pandemic, I am in Remote. The city is where the company’s headquarters are located. https://t.co/YlpvFGABCg pic.twitter.com/TUVKtNIstB
— Victor Falcon (@victoor) March 12, 2023
With conversations and messages like this on Twitter, there should be a point where it’s normal to be more transparent with salaries in different sectors. Precisely so that people can know the average salary in their sector, this transparency should be normal. And this is important precisely because many companies take advantage of ignorance to offer lower wages than what a worker deserves. But in the end it is something that as a society must be worked on intensely.
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