Today StackOverflow launched the 2018 update to the Stack Overflow Salary Calculator, a tool that allows developers and employers to find typical salaries for the software industry based on experience level, location, education, and specific technologies.
This Salary calculator is based on the comprehensive data of the Stack Overflow Developer Survey. The inputs to salary calculator are your location, education, years of professional coding experience, what kind of developer you are, and the technologies you use professionally.
This salary calculator report a predicted salary for the location, education, experience, and other information you enter. This also report a 50% prediction interval. The specific statistical meaning of this interval is that, expect 50% of people with the same characteristics as you to have salaries within that range; it spans the 25th to 75th percentiles. The interval is just as important as the prediction itself (the 50th percentile), because it gives you an understanding of what the range of expected salaries could be.