2018 UtahJS Pay, Education, Job-title Survey

In October 2018, a survey was conducted through the UtahJS slack channel around the topics of pay and education. This webpage presents some analysis of the results, as well as links to the raw data.

Demographics

209 people responeded to the survey. They described themeselves in the following ways:

Self Reported Job Titles

This years survey allowed respondents to choose multiple job titles, like Senior Developer and Team Lead, so the sum of job titles is greater than the total number of respondents.

Job title breakdown

The following shows the years of experience for the self-reported titles:

Other Job titles included: Developer Writer, QA, Consultant, and Product Owner.

Years of Experience

Gender

Female20
Male168
Prefer not to say4
Other2

Genders reported were "Male", "Female", "Not Sure", and "Transgender Woman"

Pay

Net Salary (Not including bonuses, stock, etc)

This year several respondents reported no income (unemployed). Including their data, the salary breakdown is:

Minimum$0
Average$93,205
Maximum$206,400
Standard Deviation$35,194

Excluding those data points (for all responses that are employed), the breakdown is:

Minimun$34,000
Average$93,657
Maximum$206,400
Standard Deviation$34,671

The rest of the analysis will be based on respondents that are employed:

Salary by Experience

The following shows the all salary and experience data points, colored by gender

Zooming in on the experience space occupied by both men and women:

X Values have been slightly adjusted in the following chart to keep some data points from hiding others

Salary comparison for junior, mid, and senior developers

JuniorMidSenior
Min$34,000$51,250$60,000
Average$56,939$83,727$123,891
Max$88,500$127,000$206,400
Standard Dev$13,737$16,913$24,845

Leadership roles salary comparision

This chart attempts to show the comparison between developers of a similar level who are in leadership positions or not and their salaries.

Education

This years survey allowed respondents to select multiple educations types, for example: Bootcamp and Some College. The sum of education types will be larger than the number of total repondents.

Salary by education

The following chart shows each salary/experience data point, but grouped by education. This gives a clearer picture than the salary by education box-and-whisker chart, because it is possible that experience has a larger effect on salary than education type.

Degree Types

Of the respondents that have completed a college degree, what type were they?

Computer Science (related) degrees

Non CS Related Degrees

This list has a long tail, and a chart was not a good way to visualize the data:

DegreeRespondents
Business6
English5
Linguistics4
Mathematics4
Accounting3
Digital Media3
Economics3
Political Science3
History2
Philosophy2
Psychology2
Agriculture & Resource Economics1
Art1
Aviation1
Chemistry1
Communications1
Design1
Electrical Engineering1
Finance1
Geography1
Graphic Design1
Humanities1
International Relations1
Liberal studies1
Mass communications1
Mechanical Engineering1
Music 1
Neuroscience 1
Outdoor Recreation 1
Public health 1
Sociology1
Statistics1
Studio Art1
System Analysis1

Location

This years survey asked people which counties they lived and worked in.

The following counties had only one respondent each, and are not charted (insufficent data): Tooele and Emory

Salary where you work

The following chart shows salaries based on where people work:

Salary by where you live

The following chart shows salaries based on where people live:

Commuters

Do respondents live and work in the same county?

Other Compensation

This survey asked about compensation not included in their net salary. This type of salary may not occur reguraly, and can be difficult to quantify (like stocks or hiring bonuses).

Total Respondents209100%
Received Stock5124%
Received Cash Bonus15172%

Respondents that received cash bonuses

Respondents that received stock

Comparison to similar 2017 survey

The 2017 survey results are located at https://mdjasper.github.io/utah-js-pay-data/

Comments

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