[Baypiggies] Salary ranges

Alan Westbrook voidref at gmail.com
Mon Feb 15 19:12:49 CET 2010

In 1998 entry level C++ devs were worth at least $45k in Santa Cruz
(an area notorious for paying less than the Bay Area).

So $50k seems quite low. Especially given that it's in San Francisco.


On Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 9:39 AM, Glen Jarvis <glen at glenjarvis.com> wrote:
>> 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.
> I definitely agree the low end of this scale is too low. When I said
> "average" I wasn't looking at the median of that range (I was looking at the
> higher end). The median is $70K which is $10K - $15K lower than the average
> I mentioned. Oh, and these numbers do take the current economy into
> consideration.
> I hadn't rechecked these stats, though, for six months..
> Cheers,
> Glen
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