10 countries that pay you what you're worth

Programmers are generally well compensated all over the world these days, but these nations pay their developers the most

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Are you a software developer wondering in which country your skills would be most rewarded? Good news: Bloomberg recently published data about the median annual income (based on cash earning, e.g. salary, bonuses, profit sharing) for software engineers in 50 nations. They also compared the median software engineer income to each country’s per capita Gross Domestic Product (GDP), to provide a comparison to the national average annual income. Here are the 10 countries with the highest median annual income for software engineers, including the ratio of their income to the country’s per capita GDP.

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This slideshow originally appeared on ITworld.com.

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10. Canada

Population: 35.3 million

Software engineer median annual income: $57,500

Per capita GDP: $49,838

Median annual income/per capita GDP: 1.15

Source: Bloomberg

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9. New Zealand

Population: 4.5 million

Software engineer median annual income: $59,600

Per capita GDP: $43,429

Median annual income/per capita GDP: 1.37

Source: Bloomberg

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8. Sweden

Population: 9.7 million

Software engineer median annual income: $61,400

Per capita GDP: $59,727

Median annual income/per capita GDP: 1.03

Source: Bloomberg

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7. Germany

Population: 80.7 million

Software engineer median annual income: $63,800

Per capita GDP: $47,893

Median annual income/per capita GDP: 1.33

Source: Bloomberg

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6. Australia

Population: 23.5 million

Software engineer median annual income: $65,900

Per capita GDP: $61,137

Median annual income/per capita GDP: 1.08

Source: Bloomberg

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5. Israel

Population: 8.1 million

Software engineer median annual income: $70,700

Per capita GDP: $38,004

Median annual income/per capita GDP: 1.86

Source: Bloomberg

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4. Denmark

Population: 5.6 million

Software engineer median annual income: $71,500

Per capita GDP: $61,889

Median annual income/per capita GDP: 1.16

Source: Bloomberg

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3. United States

Population: 318.2 million

Software engineer median annual income: $76,000

Per capita GDP: $54,980

Median annual income/per capita GDP: 1.38

Source: Bloomberg

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2. Norway

Population: 5.0 million

Software engineer median annual income: $81,400

Per capita GDP: $99,574

Median annual income/per capita GDP: 0.82

Source: Bloomberg