[Baypiggies] Salary ranges

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Mon Feb 15 17:56:36 CET 2010

On Mon, Feb 15, 2010, Glen Jarvis wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 7:40 AM, Aahz <aahz at pythoncraft.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Feb 15, 2010, Beau Gould (OSS) wrote:
>>> Python/Django Developer, San Francisco | 50-90k
>>> This is a full time, on-site, salaried position located in San
>>> Francisco, CA (94107) paying $50,000 to $90,000 (dep on exp) +
>>> benefits.  US Citizens, Green Card holders, EAD or CAN only please.
>>> Local candidates only.  No telecommuting.  Thank you.
>> Maybe it's just me, but this seems like a low salary range.  What do
>> other people think?
> It's actually within the 'average' medium of the bell curve...
> According to several sites that measure people's salaries against job
> titles...
> So, if they're looking for an average programmer (not entry level and
> not an expert), it's about right...

Let's put it this way: how many people with real (not just titular) two
or more years of experience with Django would take $50K/year (keeping in
mind that real Django experience implies Python, SQL, HTML/CSS, and
JavaScript), given how competitive the current market is for those
skills?  Speaking as someone who six months ago was on the searching side
and is now on the hiring side, I definitely think this range is on the
low end.  But I would be interested in hearing contrary opinions from
people with experience in hiring.

(Leave out special circumstances such as an academic instutition.)
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