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Wage comparison of software engineers and bounty earners by country 2018

The statistic shows the wage ratio of hackers/bounty earners and software engineers worldwide in 2018, by country. According to the survey. bounty earners in Argentina were making nearly 41 times of what software engineers there earn annually at that time.

Wage ratio of bounty earners and software engineers worldwide in 2018, by country*

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Release date

March 2019



Survey time period

December 2018 to January 2019

Number of respondents

3,667 respondents

Special properties

hackers from more than 100 countries and territories

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

*According to the source, the multiplier was found by dividing the upper range of bounty earners on HackerOne for the region by the median annual wage of a software engineer for the related region.

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