Application devlopers salary
I read this article linked on java.net:
There I can read:
'By development language, programmers in CICS and COBOL shops fare best, drawing average salaries of $72,100 and $70,200, respectively. VB programmers came in at $65,100, while Java was ranked at $63,500'
In the past weeks I read more articles on the same subject, but this salaries look very high to me, compared to what seems to be the average in Italy: I mean, in Italy a Java programmer usually gets no more than 30-35K Euros per year (gross income), which is about 40,000 U.S. dollars (I don't know whether this is gross or net income). Most of them (me included, I have over 2 years of experience and a CS degree) take much less (18-25K gross).
Is it that IT professional in Italy are much less appreciated or am I missing something - just to know?