Mint.com did a visual survey of 80 occupations in the US. CEOs earn only 2.2 times that of Computer Programmers on an average. Here are the stats:
Three bars are locations. top bar: lowest paying, middle: average and bottom: best paying location. Orange bars indicate the gap in the middle 80% of remunerations. Wider the gap, better the growth potential in earnings.
It’s better to be a Computer Programmer in a typical US city, than to be a CEO in Eastern Montana! It’s significantly better to be a CEO in New York than to be a programmer anywhere else!
On an average Computer Programmers earn $65,610 while CEOs rake up $145,000 annually. That’s 2.2 times. Of course, you can go up to $1 million as a CEO, but are limited around $110,000 as a programmer.
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