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Read the 2023 Developer Relations compensation & culture report

Read the 2023 Developer Relations compensation & culture report

This report highlights the lived experiences of 136 Developer Relations professionals. It offers data focused on compensation, roles and responsibilities, expectations, and personal wellbeing in the industry in an effort to present a holistic view of a career in DevRel. With it, we hope to empower more informed conversations for everyone in the community.

Highlights from the report:

  • Across all industries and geographies, the median total gross compensation, pre-tax, for Developer Relations professionals is equivalent to $175,000 USD.
  • Developer Relations professionals most commonly report into marketing or Developer Relations/community departments.
  • According to 61.5% of respondents, the primary responsibility for Developer Relations professionals is creating educational content and resources.
  • A notable majority of DevRel professionals, 58.6%, are tasked with delivering on a primary business objective: product awareness.
  • When asked what would improve their physical, mental, or emotional wellbeing the most, 53.8% of respondents seek access to data that allows them to show the impact of their role on business objectives.

Special thanks to DevRel builders everywhere who shared their experience with us, and to Mary Thengvall, Tessa Kriesel, Shawn Wang, Ahmad Awais, Wesley Faulkner, PJ Hagerty, Ed Finkler, Matty Stratton, Daniel Reis, the DevRelX team at SlashData, and the team at Hoopy for their feedback on survey design, their help in distributing the survey to DevRel leaders around the world, and their input on the final report.

To review insights from last year, check out the 2022 Developer Relations compensation report.

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