1) What position? 2) If your dream is to move to NYC, it’s better to do so with with a job that pays $80K than no job at all. You can live in poverty for a year and then find another job that pays more. 3) If your dream is NOT to live in NYC, stay in Texas. Your quality of life is a lot better on $50K in SA Texas than in NYC. Remember, Texas does not have a state tax but NY definitely does, and a high one.
I have friends working at JP Morgan Chase with 0 years of exp (bootcamp grads) who started between 70-95k (depending on counteroffers). They always lowball and will only raise it with counteroffers.
They honestly dont sound like a good place to work. And those numbers are probably aggregated data with no timeframe. If you have 2 yoe... you should be able to interview at any larger company and get over 150k total comp assuming you interview well.
I had a recent 0 yoe referral from bootcamp who got into Amazon as a frontend dev with 175k TC. 2 years in will prob get promoted and get 220k TC. I know it isnt like everyone gets into FAANG but even Series B-C companies in NYC will pay 120k+ for 2 yoe.
Dont take the 80k unless you want to move and immediately start interviewing -- with 2 yoe, you should get a lot of hits from NYC companies...
Do it only if you want to experience living in NYC. NYC has a city wide tax of around 3% and the state overall has a higher tax rate. The overall cost of living may be double of what you're currently paying. Some of the other comments are right in that you're being low balled. Some college new grads get paid well north of 100K TC in NYC.
Yeah if you're under 27 and single do it! It's the best place to be and $80k gives you a fighting chance to figure it out. If you have a family. Don't come here. If you're over 27 and won't be making over $100k... don't come here with 0 network or familiarity.