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What is the highest paid programming profession?

Basically what I'm looking for is, what programming languages pay the most? I'm already going into programming, so I figure, why not try to learn the one with the highest payout while I'm at it? =P In addition, I'm pretty good with computers, what are some high paying non-programming related jobs? I know that programmers get paid more based on experience and all of that, but I also know some languages tend to pay more than others because there tend to be less people that can do it. That's what I'm looking for.

Asked By: questionsguy84 - 12/21/2006
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It depends on how good you are at it, and how long you have been doing it. If you have an impressive portfolio of work to show people, you will be able to get very high paying jobs in almost any language. For example, one of my friends recently went out to work for Facebook, using PHP. He gets paid much higher than the... More
Answered By: Rex M - 12/21/2006
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The highest paid programmers are the ones who "get" programming; the ones who choose the right language to get the job done (i.e. know far more than one language); the ones who think first, code second; the ones who recognize the SCIENCE behind Computer Science and/or the ENGINEERING behind software development... More
Answered By: RGB_Mars - 12/21/2006
 
The best answer would be game programming... I hope you have heard about John Carmack and ID games.... make a search and learn more about a team of just 17 which is still making millions each month.
Answered By: prasna991 - 12/21/2006
 
information and technology. "IT" get into companies and earn in green dollars !
Answered By: Subho - 12/21/2006
 
The highest paid programmers are easily control systems engineers, because they cover all aspects of the job. The code, the hardware, and making them work together.
Answered By: Alex V - 12/21/2006
 
you have to work for MOJANG dood.
Answered By: doood - 12/11/2013
 
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