As the price of programming jobs continues to plummet, a new survey suggests it’s not just the money that’s driving people out of the industry.
The latest data, released Monday by consulting firm NCSL, shows that programmers make less than $70,000 a year, compared to $120,000 for other workers.NCSL analyzed employment data from a variety of organizations and found that the number of people with no job has nearly doubled since the recession.
In the last decade, the number that lost jobs due to the recession grew from 9.6 percent to 11.2 percent, the firm found.
The number of unemployed workers rose from 4.5 percent to 5.4 percent.
“There is a huge disconnect between what people are thinking and what they’re actually doing in their jobs,” said Kevin Hall, CEO of NCSLS.
The trend is not limited to the software industry.
“I think it’s really clear that when you look at a job that’s not being created, that people are really frustrated,” Hall said.
Hall said the number is a reflection of how people are choosing to spend their time.
“It’s hard to spend more time working,” he said.
In terms of job satisfaction, NCSls data found that 38 percent of people surveyed said they were not satisfied with their job.
That compares to 28 percent who said they weren’t satisfied with the job they were hired for.
The data also found that a third of programmers said they had trouble keeping up with the workload of their jobs.
The survey of 1,000 programmers was conducted last week and includes interviews with a random sample of about 500.
It is not a complete survey of all programmers.
The NCSlis survey showed that the median salary for a programmer in 2016 was $63,900.
But the survey did not include salaries for those with other types of jobs.