Am I being offered the right pay?

New snk36
Sep 5 28 Comments

Hi everyone,

I'm from India, and I just got an offer to relocate to Seattle, Washington through an intra company transfer.

They're offering me a salary of 120,000 USD.

I know that this can be vague without knowing what work I do on a daily basis, so here's an overview.

I'm a full time software developer with 10 years of experience. The technology stack I work on is: Java, J2EE, Spring, Angular. I've a good amount of experience in software design, architecture in the area of microservices and built several apps deployed to cloud.

Industry: Financial Services.

Would you guys please be able to help me evaluate if the compensation they're offering me is decent for my experience?

Thank you all in advance and have a great day!

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  • Credit Karma ckgogo
    At the end of the day you’re worth what someone will pay you.

    120k is low, but financial services generally doesn’t have good developers.
    Sep 5 1
    • New snk36
      OP
      Ok, Thank you. Have a good day.
      Sep 5
  • It’s low but not absolutely terrible. You maybe could negotiate to 150k.

    At some point you should look to join a FAANGMULA where your TC could double or triple. But, this company will be good to get your foot in the door.
    Sep 5 4
    • New snk36
      OP
      Thank you. I'll definitely try to negotiate.
      Sep 5
    • Nutanix dwightksc
      What all companies come under FAANGMULA?
      Sep 5
    • Salesforce
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    • Valero Energy Corporation UrdntGrunt
      Can't switch companies on L1
      Sep 5
  • Bloomberg
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    It’s very low for 10 YoE *but* you will at least be in the US and able to find other opportunities, although you should ask them for H1B or PERM as soon as you’re here as L1 won’t allow you to switch companies ...
    Sep 5 2
    • VMware doof_s
      This. I don't know why people are discouraging offers like these for ppl abroad but this gets them the foot in the door at least. After a while they can look around and switch to different opportunity as needed.
      Sep 5
    • New snk36
      OP
      Thank you. Yes, this does give me the opportunity to move into US and as suggested, will surely explore these options.
      Sep 5
  • New Jlarry
    Once in the US you can start aiming higher -> levels.fyi
    Sep 5 1
    • New snk36
      OP
      Thank you
      Sep 7
  • XPO Logistics / IT jay1994
    With a senior level experience in java stack you can definitely try other full time opportunities in west coast. So just find the right time to move to other company.
    Sep 5 1
    • New snk36
      OP
      Thank you.
      Sep 5
  • New / Eng
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    That’s 🥜
    Sep 5 1
    • New snk36
      OP
      😀 thank you.
      Sep 5
  • Synopsys rebellion
    Move first let h1b kick in then change employer. You have to be physically here to do onsite interviews
    Sep 5 1
    • New snk36
      OP
      Thank you.
      Sep 5
  • SAP PBGl23
    It seems low. You should be getting like $150k
    Sep 5 1
    • New snk36
      OP
      Thank you
      Sep 7
  • Bleacher Report / Creative Nzhv42
    It’s good if you are using it to move over here and settle in for a few years and then move companies. Good experience. Could probably ask for 130
    Sep 5 1
    • New snk36
      OP
      Thank you
      Sep 7
  • FourthWall Media 80%Comple
    Agreed- use it to get into US. Leetcode for a year, then start interviewing at FAANGMULA companies.
    Sep 5 1
    • New snk36
      OP
      Thank you.
      Sep 5
  • Oracle dksknx
    Don’t move to Seattle with that pay. Your standard of living will be low. Also the city is overcrowded.
    Sep 5 1
    • New snk36
      OP
      Thank you.
      Sep 5
  • New Gned33
    What is the total compensation per year?
    Sep 5 1
    • New snk36
      OP
      Total I'm being told is 120k. I do get medical and dental insurance covered by the employer. But that's about it. Nothing else.
      Sep 5

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