Which technology stack makes the most money?

Apr 4, 2019 24 Comments

As a mobile app developer (in the state of Texas :p) for a good long time I have seen the skills of allot of developers (doing same thing day in and out) depleting. It gets boring and pay isn't that good either for mobile developers. I saw Amazon paying 117 k max for an Android engineer (I guess they need fluency in Kotlin) in Austin. So who in the tech world (other than the boss) makes the most money as technologist? Who are these people making 300 K 400 K with bonuses and stocks?


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TOP 24 Comments
  • Google dCyj41
    All of our software engineers, whether they work on Android apps, or Chrome or Gmail ECT, make within the same salary range for every level. Everyone is over 117 and most senior engineers are over 300. So stop thinking of yourself as a mobile Dev. You are a software developer who happens to be working on apps at the moment.
    Apr 5, 2019 3
    • Bloomberg / Eng UFEn11
      You have to understand @Google might be talking Bay area salary while 110k or 117k in Austin is as good as 200k in bay area
      Apr 5, 2019
    • Google gg18
      @OP: He was talking about Google engineers
      Apr 7, 2019
  • Groupon TigerTeams
    Most money is probably using Verilog or whatever for making custom chips for trading firms

    or you can be like the android guy and get a huge golden parachute after harassing women
    Apr 4, 2019 2
    • Chase / Eng (o´・_・)っ
      You edited your answer too late. It's not exciting anymore
      Apr 4, 2019
    • LinkedIn ex-fb
      You mean after being ACCUSED of harassing women?
      Apr 4, 2019
  • Facebook dYqW70
    Mobile developers are still in high demand. They make the same as any other software engineer at FB.
    Apr 4, 2019 0
  • Amazon Away.throw
    Our max is a bit higher than 117k, friend. Thing is, amazon doesn’t have a job code for “Mobile Development Engineer.” You’ll have to pass the SDE bar.
    Apr 5, 2019 5
  • Credit Karma maximus99
    Stacked silicon chips
    Apr 5, 2019 0
  • Amazon ?9)8555’
    Its not technology. It’s the problem u can solve and no. of people available to solve that problem.
    Apr 4, 2019 0
  • Microsoft
    Tier 1


    #1 in Prestige
    Tier 1more
    People on the west coast best coast
    Apr 4, 2019 0
  • that’s the wrong question to ask
    Apr 5, 2019 5
    • the value of the problem you’re solving over the price they’re paying you. has nothing to do with the amount of hours you’re working...
      Apr 5, 2019
    • Chase / Eng (o´・_・)っ
      I disagree... I want to explain why but just don't have the energy to argue this point. But to be fair it's a different perspective.
      Apr 5, 2019
  • If you can demonstrate a high level of skill in any top 10 static programming language you're set. Doesn't matter which one.
    Apr 5, 2019 0


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