BI/Sys Admin Roles

Boeing UEUN13
Jul 28, 2017 13 Comments

I'm doing Tableau Reports, system administration and UX Design @ $80.3k salary.

~5 yrs experience and 8 yrs SQL experience. and no related formal education.

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  • Uber GMie27
    Get a MSCS and increase your pay to $120k+
    Jul 28, 2017 0
  • Boeing UEUN13
    OP
    Just to update anyone that voted, the correct option was "underpaid." Just got a job offer for $110k.
    Sep 1, 2017 2
    • Chase nFYD34
      Congrats!
      Sep 1, 2017
    • Boeing UEUN13
      OP
      Thank you!
      Sep 2, 2017
  • Adobe yShja2
    Don't listen to that, college/degrees are relative.. no degree here and same experience, make 80k more (base 160k).. so mileage varies.. have vision sell yourself better
    Jul 28, 2017 1
    • Boeing UEUN13
      OP
      You were right.
      Sep 1, 2017
  • Verathon / Ops
    crabmaster

    Verathon Ops

    BIO
    💅 Seattle
    crabmastermore
    your lack of education makes it about right
    Jul 28, 2017 0
  • Boeing / Eng Iztf26
    The biggest issue I see here is that you work for Boeing. Don't get me wrong - I like Boeing, but it has historically been unsympathetic to people who don't have engineering degrees. It basically stunts your growth in a lot of cases and the managers don't really have a lot of leeway to get you more. You could probably get more elsewhere.
    Jul 31, 2017 3
    • Boeing UEUN13
      OP
      Yeah, I'm working on a PMP Certificate program through UW and then some Data Science Certifications maybe through EdX.org or Coursea. Suggestions?
      Aug 2, 2017
    • Boeing / Eng Iztf26
      Looks like you're on the right path. I would talk to your manager about a plan - are the certifications you're pursuing accredited and will they be recognized by Boeing? Sometimes a BS or MS is the only thing that fits the bill.
      Aug 2, 2017
    • Boeing UEUN13
      OP
      Thank you, I appreciate all the feedback. They're not accredited, but I'd like to just be able to formally explain it and if I encounter an employer that places more value on education than on the ability to do the work, I would know it's probably not a good fit for either of us.
      Aug 3, 2017
  • Revinate / Data JPQ
    You should lean on the UX side, and pair it with a UX-friendly programming language. Or go DBA-level with SQL... such as with certifications.
    As it stands, you're just a reporting analyst that makes dashboards instead of spreadsheets, and they make you do UX as well. The overlap is bad, and can hold you back from being a true specialist.
    Jul 29, 2017 0
  • New teez
    depends on your area. 80k in the Midwest for sysadmin is good. 130-160k if you fit into DevOps in the bay area.
    Jul 28, 2017 0