10 countries that pay you what you're worth

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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.

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

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1. Switzerland

Population: 8.0 million Software engineer median annual income: $104,200 Per capita GDP: $86,145 Median annual income/per capita GDP: 1.21 Source: Bloomberg

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