Bay Area equivalent for 170k TC in Seattle

May 15 14 Comments

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  • Google AI Snot
    You need to factor in state income tax in CA that does not exist in WA, also sales tax is higher, so is cost of living, including rent. I’d multiply that by 1.25X.
    May 15 0
  • Microsoft gunc01
    1.15x if you are single and do not have a recent plan to buy a house, 2x if you want to buy houses in the same condition. So, just somewhere in between depends on your life style. I would say for most people, it should be 1.2x ~ 1.5x.

    I have many friends living in CA. I also seriously considered to move to New York so I did some study. To buy a house in the same condition as mine (15 ~30 mins drive to work, 45 mins ~ 1 hour to most of the potential employers, 8+ grade schools k1~k12, 3000 sqft new house from one of the best builders) in these two places would cost 3x or more what I paid here in Seattle.

    You may get faster promotion though in CA because experienced first class people are in startups or core positions in FANG. There are plenty of space for inexperienced engineers to grow. This cannot be measured by salary.
    May 15 2
    • OP
      I am a new grad and not considering to buy a house yet. But very insightful comment. Thank you!
      May 15
    • Microsoft gunc01
      In your case, just ask VMware to increase the number to 1.3x of what amazon pays you, and ask Amazon to match whatever amount they can, then join them. It is a more promising company than VMware by any measure.
      May 15
  • Amazon bunnybee
    200
    May 15 3
    • OP
      Amazon 170k TC in Seattle vs VMware 160k TC Bay Area. What to pick?
      May 15
    • PayPal paypal-sux
      You know the answer already my friend!
      May 15
    • Amazon bunnybee
      Amazon obvi, even if the numbers were the other way around.
      May 15
  • Amazon Fuck_SSPA
    210
    May 15 0
  • Facebook
    Instagrаm

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    Google, Microsoft
    Instagrаmmore
    220k at least
    May 15 0
  • Facebook public2
    170k
    May 15 2
    • OP
      Get a life
      May 15
    • Facebook public2
      Even if I had zero life that's still the expectation. Comp is determined by cost of supply not cost if living.
      May 15
  • Uber yoyo7
    The difference tends to be about the state income tax rate
    May 15 0