[Baypiggies] Salary ranges
gracelaw at mac.com
Tue Feb 16 21:49:35 CET 2010
Sorry for the late entry to this thread.
IMHO, $50K is exploitation, even for an average developer, but many
companies do that and think it is OK. Personally, I'd love to hire
engineers away from these companies. The companies I have recruited
for pay far more than that, even for an intern. Alex is right,
glassdoor.com offers a better view.
But salary is not the only thing. You have to work with a company
that treats you well. If you are reading this thread and having a
tough time finding a job, don't settle for a job just to have a
job. Rather, improve your technical skills ( work on personal side
projects, contribute to open source, attend the many meetups now
available)... at the same time, improve your communications,
interview, and puzzle solving skills... and get a darn good work
ethics. You WILL find something decent with better pay. Companies
are hunting for talents - and are willing to pay for them, at least
Let me know if you need help. If I don't respond quickly, it's
because I will be pretty busy at PyCon. Talk to you next week.
Sr Technical Recruiter @ Lolapps and Sauce Labs
gracelaw at mac.com
On Feb 15, 2010, at 10:12 AM, Alan Westbrook wrote:
> 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>
>>> 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
>>> 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
>>> 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
>> I hadn't rechecked these stats, though, for six months..
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