I am a senior product manager and my total take home this year will be $180. Reading through these threads and its difficult to determine a good pay range is. I look at sites like Glassdoor and payscale, the ranges seem wide. If I were to go by numbers on blind I'd say I'm under paid. Is it because I don't work at Google, Facebook, Amazon or Apple? Is it because I work in NYC and not silicon valley? Is it because of my experience. How do I go about increasing my salary?
- Years of experience? I make 260k with 3 years of experience in Bay area. You can compare.
- Sr Product Manager of what at Citibank? It's hard to compare anything without some more details. The Citibank mobile app? Also, do you have a tech education, Masters in CS, or MBA, etc? You can't compare your comp to FANG companies' comps unless you can pass their L33TCode interviews. Wanna increase your salary? Pass the L33tcode interviews and move to one of the FANGs in the Bay Area. However, you might feel poor even if you make 300k TC here lol.
- Fbook, Amazon/Apple, Netflix, Google. You can also throw in Unicorn startups like Uber, Lyft, etc. Interviews at these companies consist of programming challenges that gauge your critical thinking, communication skills, and coding ability. Leetcode is a website/paid service that tests your coding abilities. If this all sounds foreign to you, then don't compare your salary to the ones you see on Blind.
- Thanks for the explanations. My background is not in tech, never worked in silicon Valley , I've worked at large corporations but never for a true tech company. My questions may seem ignorant but I am just trying to figure out my weaknesses in the market so that I can address them. Any thoughts on how to do so?
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- Those crazy salaries are only at FAANG + unicorns, and even them may be in the Bay Area too.
- Yes you are.
So am I. I do more work than most of the engineers one or two levels higher than me. Even though management is super nice, I feel my contribution is not appreciated and I am looking for a job now.
- Allergan ZonaBe mindful that you don't know what you don't know. Oftentimes, it comes down to how self-sufficient you are... not the time you put in. Likely, you take more of your manager's time and energy than your more senior members. If you are unhappy, definitely keep looking; however, if you are happy, but feeling undervalued, talk to your manager about steps you could take to grow toward self-sufficiency.Mar 10, 2018 0
- GoPro arcm85Now I'm wondering what the op deleted/originally wrote to provoke such interesting comments mid way thru 🤷♂️
- Microsoft / Eng ammiertingNot trying to be snarky, but you get paid what you’re worth. If you think you’re worth more, go interview with higher payers. FANG are actually not the highest, several fin techs in nyc pay significantly more for the right skill sets. If you pass their interviews and get the job, and they pay you more, then you’re worth more. If not, then you’re not. It might sound harsh; I’m really not trying to be an asshole, but sharing my genuine perspective. I hold myself to the same philosophy as well :)
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- You (all of you) are paid exactly what you deserve since you agreed to this pay.
- Tesla / Eng NtHK67Brooke, you’re not underpaid. I’m an experienced SWE paid 50% of what you take home and your job is to just talk. You’re in for a reality check when you search for your next job.
- Tata / Mgmt Tanya tangmoreIt’s a popular feeling to think someone is underpaid. Normally in banking, Your product supports the frontline unless it’s a key customer facing app with an important user experience. If it’s a retail consumer facing app, you are underpaid, if not - it depends on the domain and the market availability of expertise in the domain!