Be a programmer, earn big salaries

Salaries are in the news again, at least if you are a programmer. The Chronicle of Higher Education commented on a blog post in TechCrunch about salaries of new programmers graduating from Stanford. The Chronicle post starts out:

"Michael Arrington, founder and co-editor of tech blog TechCrunch, reports that Stanford has become prime hunting grounds for programming talent, with Google and Facebook as the principal headhunters.

Not only that, but according to Arrington's unnamed sources, the high-profile companies are shelling out top-dollar for fresh, shiny computer science grads—he says that Facebook could be offering as much as $92,000 to new recruits with graduation months away................."

The interesting thing is that the Chronicle, as well as TechCrunch, apparently, makes the leap that

Tech = Programming

That would be big news to all the mechanical and electrical engineers out there who thought they were the ones engaged in high-tech work. Anyway, the comments posted at the end of the piece are also quite interesting.

You can see the Chronicle post here:

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Lee Teschler

Leland serves as Editor-in-Chief of Machine Design. He has 34 years of Service and holds a B.S. Engineering from the University of Michigan, a B.S. Electrical Engineering from the University of...
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