Which Programming Languages Earn You The Highest Salary?

If you can’t decide which programming language to learn, knowing how much you might earn could be useful information. A ranking of popular language choices puts Ruby on Rails in the top spot.

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This data, compiled by Quartz, is US-based, so it won’t necessarily translate into Australia. However, it’s a useful indicator, especially if you’re contemplating a stint working overseas.

Here are the top 12 languages and their associated salaries:

12. PERL – $US82,513

11. SQL – $US85,511

10. Visual Basic – $US85,962

9. C# – $US89,074

8. R– $US90,055

7. C – 90,134

6. JavaScript – $US91,461

5. C++ – $US93,502

4. JAVA – $US94,908

3. Python – $US100,717

2. Objective C – $US108,225

1. Ruby on Rails – $US109,460

For more on local salaries, check out what Australian IT pros are currently earning.

These programming skills will earn you the most money [Quartz via Business Insider]

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