The question Most effective way to increase programmer salary besides just doing your job? is currently flagged for being closed.

This is very similar to a question I had about how to grow out of being a code-monkey, and I really like the answers given.

I am sure I am not the only programmer who encounters this question, so what can I do to the question to make it on-topic?

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  • Well, I just made the changes suggested in the comments, and removed the meta discussion. I also removed the obnoxious header style from the first answer. Sheesh, why do people think they need neon signs on their posts? – Robert Harvey Feb 24 '12 at 1:26
  • @RobertHarvey Thanks :) I was considering re-writing the question entirely so it focuses on how to move up the programming hierarchy instead of just earning more money, but that wasn't exactly what the OP was asking so I'd rather leave it as is for now. – Rachel Feb 24 '12 at 1:36
  • Closed this question as it refers to the career structure cleanup that is now over. – yannis Mar 7 '12 at 5:31

This kind of question , can lead to "Career Advice". Read the meta about it.

Or can be way too localize, but a good answer/advice can work for one, but not for all. Example: in some region/culture/domaine having certification can increase salary, but not everywhere.

So how does a programmer can increase his salary ? the same way as any employees can do...

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  • I was thinking the answers given were fairly good, and wanted to try rephrasing it to be about how to move up from code-monkey status to higher paying programmer ranks – Rachel Feb 25 '12 at 19:13

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