Code Fellows is upping its ante.
The Seattle-based program, which runs two-month programming classes for aspiring software engineers, previously guaranteed a salary of $60,000 or more post-graduation.
Now, though, Code Fellows says its top applicants — those already demonstrating coding experience and solid fundamentals — will make at least $100,000 after completing the program.
The reason for the increase is due to the growing demand Code Fellows is seeing for its classes — specifically from those who are more experienced and say, looking to switch software stacks and connect to Code Fellow’s hiring partners.
“The bar to get in has never been higher, and our partner companies are starting to offer jobs sooner after graduation,” writes Will Little, CEO of Code Fellows.
“We are seeing more of these applicants show up and we’d like to let them know, loud and clear, that their skills are highly valuable in today’s market,” Little wrote.
So far, 106 engineers have graduated from Code Fellows bootcamps this year, with the average salary of jobs they land reported at $82,000. Only one student did not receive a salary of $60,000 and more, and per Code Fellows’ promise, that person was refunded their $4,000 tuition.