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Old 02-05-2012, 03:57 PM
 
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They are 2-3 years out of undergrad and working like mad to push 75-90k.
Hello? Isn't that a big salary for a 25 year old kid?

Most professionals working in the tech industry with 10 years+ experience make over $100K, in some cases a multiple of that.
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Old 02-06-2012, 12:22 AM
 
Location: A bit further north than before
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Hello? Isn't that a big salary for a 25 year old kid?

Most professionals working in the tech industry with 10 years+ experience make over $100K, in some cases a multiple of that.

In a normal city where you can get a nice apartment for $800, yah that's a huge salary. In San Francisco where $1500 gets you a studio (maybe), no so much.
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Old 03-18-2012, 05:07 PM
 
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I'm graduating from a Comp Sci BS program this year, and was under the impression that a lot of the top students get offers near 100k. I received an offer from a large company for a 90k base salary in Seattle, and I assumed that offers would be a little higher in larger COL areas. Do your friends know what new grads are making at their companies? I'm surprised to hear that (somewhat) experienced developers in SV are making 75k-90k.
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Old 03-21-2012, 03:16 AM
 
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In a normal city where you can get a nice apartment for $800, yah that's a huge salary. In San Francisco where $1500 gets you a studio (maybe), no so much.
When I was a 25 year old kid, everybody had roommates. You had to be very weird or very rich or married not to.

If you make $75K, then you can spend $25K on rent. That's $2083 a month = nice 1 bedroom apartment in SF or half of a *very* nice 2br.
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Old 09-04-2012, 10:34 AM
 
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Question.

What is the average salary for a technical support and system admin guy. Just wondering if the pat would match the cost of living. Coming from a sunbelt/southern city.
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Old 09-04-2012, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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What is the average salary for a technical support and system admin guy. Just wondering if the pat would match the cost of living. Coming from a sunbelt/southern city.
For a mid-level person, $100k
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Old 09-04-2012, 01:26 PM
 
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For a mid-level person, $100k
Wow, really? I am 26 and have a degree and 2 years experience.

I thought guys like me(who don't write code) would be underpaid or pushed out in that market. Good to know though. Plan on getting into a admin analyst role at some point.
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Old 09-04-2012, 04:04 PM
 
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Wow, really? I am 26 and have a degree and 2 years experience.

I thought guys like me(who don't write code) would be underpaid or pushed out in that market. Good to know though. Plan on getting into a admin analyst role at some point.
slow your roll. the rest of the question was does the increase and pay make up for the cost of living increase.
the answer is no.
while salary may increase from $65-70k to $100k the price of an average house is increasing from $200k to $650k+

but it still may be worth it.you may get stock options . you may like the SV vibe. you are young enough to take a chance.
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Old 09-04-2012, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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Wow, really? I am 26 and have a degree and 2 years experience.

I thought guys like me(who don't write code) would be underpaid or pushed out in that market. Good to know though. Plan on getting into a admin analyst role at some point.

Well, you're considered entry level so you're salary would be in the $70k range.
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Old 02-28-2013, 01:25 AM
 
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Is the common belief that anyone who works in silicon valley makes 6 figures accurate? I have a few friends in higher profile tech companies like google, linkedin, and fb, and non of them 6 figures. They are 2-3 years out of undergrad and working like mad to push 75-90k. People in the know, in other words, ones that DO work at these tech companies, are the salaries commonly in the 6 figures for people with less than 6 years in the industry? Are the bigger 100+ salaries reserved for far fewer than the people like to assume?
is 75-90k the *base*? if so, it's totally possible; if 75-90k is the total package, then they're for sure lying to you and pretending to be broke (maybe so that they don't have to pick up the bar tab ). google, linkedin, and fb offer fabulous stocks package that can easily tops $20k+ per year.

for a cs grad with 2-3 years of experience as a software engineer, my best guess would be $100k-$130k total package (base + bonus + rsus/options). that's based on my own experience.
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