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how much $ for a vb programmer

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am currently a carpenter and am studying vb5
        also just bought a house in southern ca and am curious
        about being able to pay off my house when i make the jump from carpentry to programming.
        so how much does a mid level vb programmer make yearly approx?
 Ill make almost 75k this year being a carpenter is it worth it to make the transition



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It depends how much expertise you possess. If you are extremely clever at VB then you can expect huge sums (200K in some cases). It depends also whether you plan to become a contractor or a permanent employee (the latter getting paid on average slightly less). Look in the papers for jobs advertised - always plenty available. It really comes down to experience/ expertise.
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someone give me their input on this please...
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In Australia a really good VB programmer with SQl Server and maybe a bit of NT type admin (which most of do anyway as a matter of course)will get a salary @$75k-$80k. Contract rates go up to @$80 an hour.

A Beginner ie no or limited "On the Job" experience will get @$30-$35 per hour contract.

Of course this changes from location to location. Expect more in Sydney than Melbourne, but also expect cost of living to be greater.

I think a carpenter in Sydney would earn more than a VB developer<g> what with the cost of housing.

The Visual Basic Programmers Journal - essential reading for anyone in the field - has done a number of articles on this subject. If I can find it on one of their CD's I'll send it to you!!!
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