People spent time and money to learn the programming. people needs enough money to make a life as you.Experienced programmer usually work in a better paid position.As I heard, above 50-60K.
Everything has a cost and need a fair price to get it, labor is the same thing.Very few local people are taking IT education/training especially programming now due to the poor IT job market.Even the help desk would make about 40K at least. -caa(ChinaEI) 2007-5-31