How Long Can The High Salary Era Of The IT Industry Last?

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As we all know, the IT industry is basically synonymous with “high salary”.

The cost of studying engineering, machinery and computers for college students who graduated from the same school in the same year may not be much different at that time, but if you change jobs after six months, or work one or two after accumulating relevant experience Years, the gap between the two will rapidly widen!

01. Internet giants are on AI

When recruiting big data graduates, the annual salary is directly open to 40–60W. Although the salary is attractive, it has to be admitted that the recruitment of these positions is basically a very good graduate from a prestigious school.

In the real world, the salary of a programmer who just started is usually 4–6K. Fresh graduates from famous schools may get 7–10K, but if you are just an intern, the salary will be lower.

The IT industry technology is updated relatively quickly, and it needs to continuously learn and update its knowledge system. As you accumulate knowledge and experience, there is a lot of room for salary growth.

If you want to get a high salary, your position and education level will also be affected. For example, if your city has a well-developed Internet, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen, your salary will inevitably be much higher than that in second-tier cities. Of course, this is also related to your learning ability and programming experience.

02. Why are the salaries in the IT industry high?

The reason why IT practitioners can get such a high salary is entirely because they have borrowed the wind of the Internet era. With the same talent and the same effort, the income of the IT industry is much higher than that of other industries.

In addition, the marginal cost of the IT industry is much lower than that of the physical industry, and it can directly create huge value.

For example, a factory produces another screw, and a real estate company builds another house. These all require a lot of materials and manpower. Even if the efficiency of mass production and high-tech equipment is high, actual input costs cannot be avoided.

But IT is not the same. At a certain scale, the cost difference between an application serving 5 million people and 7 million people is actually not that big (maybe only a few servers), but the revenue may double directly, so the programmer’s revenue allocation The ratio is also greater.

03. Does the IT industry have development prospects?

The Wall Street Journal said in 2011 that software is eating the world.

Mobile phone orders and delivery in the catering industry, electronic boarding passes in the aviation industry, unmanned accommodation in the hotel industry, unmanned banks in the financial industry…From agriculture to national defense, the shadow of technology is everywhere.

When they “invade” these established industrial structures, they must require many technical personnel.

You can rely on food, clothes, and residence. In the modern society where mobile phones are used to solve the problem, hard-working programmers are essential. In the 5G era that has come, we still need enough programmers to develop and maintain the convenience brought by these technologies. Therefore, society’s demand for programmers will continue to rise.

As for the programmer’s salary, it will continue to grow with the development of the industry. Of course, these are based on your technical strength, after all, this is a capable era.

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