We have 71,361 Developer jobs nationwide. The average Developer salary is $70,000 annually, +$8K (12%) more than the average national salary. Statistically, Developers are very happy with their career.
"I get to be creative on multiple topics, basically set my own schedule, and have the ability to work from home. I love being creative and having a way to share it with the world through design. The way the colors go together, the feelings they can elicit from people, the reactions they can generate, make all the nitty gritty details worth it."
"Development is equal parts artist, detective, and engineer. Artistry comes in when I am allowed to design and create something. I put a personal touch on it. Detective work is required when I have to track down an elusive bug and squash it; what a great feeling when I have things working properly again. Finally, engineering comes in when I first hear about a project or feature. My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives."