"On the good news front, developer salary levels -- based on
data from Janco Associates -- demonstrate that creating code
remains a lucrative profession. Compared with many jobs across the
working world, skilled developers bring home a nice slice of
"Bottom line: Even with threats from recession and outsourcing,
being a developer is still a good way to earn a living.
"So take a break from cranking code and peruse developer salary
levels between 2004 and 2009:"