Boston vs Bay Area vs NYC

TripAdvisor QVCR37
Nov 5 17 Comments

Which is better (pay, opportunity, wlb and general quality of life) for a couple who are both in tech ?

YOE: 6
TC: 250

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  • Bloomberg F.U. Money
    The only place where you can have an amazing movie quality life is NYC, but you’ll have to make it that way. So, the answer depends on who you are.

    If you’re somebody who can take advantage of all the dating and adventure options in NYC, then nothing can top NYC and you can have the 20s and 30s of your dreams.

    In terms of tech, options and headcount will always be much more limited in NYC.

    Getting Bat Area TC is Seattle is definitely a way to maximize savings. But so is picking a wining startup and becoming an IPO millionaire in the Bay...

    Boston doesn’t have that much going on, besides being cold and kinda cool, but not really.
    Nov 5 2
    • Red Hat Johnniewic
      +1
      Nov 5
    • TripAdvisor QVCR37
      OP
      Married, no kids..so NYC might still work for us.. But eventually I'm not so sure.
      Nov 6
  • Akamai Technologies hpBF22
    What level are you at TripAdvisor with that pay?

    Do you know how much senior and principal make at TripAdvisor?
    Nov 5 6
    • Akamai Technologies hpBF22
      Can they go to 350k?

      Btw 250 is awesome as hell for TripAdvisor with 6yoe. That location is nice you can buy a house cheaper
      Nov 5
    • TripAdvisor QVCR37
      OP
      I can't see why it can't get close to 350 for principals or Sr principals but that's just my guess

      And that's true! I'd probably be stupid to move to the Bay area then
      Nov 5
    • Akamai Technologies hpBF22
      Has TripAdvisor recently increased pay? Didn’t known they were this competitive
      Nov 5
    • TripAdvisor QVCR37
      OP
      I think it's all the competition with more FANG and startups expanding in the area
      Nov 5
    • Akamai Technologies hpBF22
      Yup must be. Keep those FANGs rolling in they are driving the market up!!
      Nov 5
  • Akamai Technologies hpBF22
    Seattle > Boston > nyc > Silicon Valley is how I would rate them. Factoring everything salaries, cost of living, etc
    Nov 5 6
    • Akamai Technologies hpBF22
      I only have Seattle as number 1 because the pay is really strong In Seattle tons of tech companies but the cost of housing is significantly cheaper than Silicon Valley and there is no state tax. Basically you can get a Silicon Valley paycheck but at vastly reduced col. personally I prefer Boston over Seattle. No plans to move :) from a wealth building perspective they are #1
      Nov 5
    • TripAdvisor QVCR37
      OP
      But winter 😭
      Nov 5
    • Citadel BrutеForce
      What don't you like about this winter? I am asking as a person living in Chicago.
      Nov 5
    • TripAdvisor QVCR37
      OP
      Well just winter in general not "this" winter per say
      Nov 5
    • Red Hat Johnniewic
      Rofl
      Nov 5

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