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Does anyone know salary ranges in Austin for a Software Engineer II @ Cisco, 8 YEO?

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I live in the Bay Area, I met someone who works at Cisco’s Austin office as a software engineer II, with a master’s degree and 8 years of experience. (On Glassdoor, the base salary seems so low, only $100-$120K.) I don’t want to ask him about TC, as I have only known him for a few weeks. However, I really like him and am curious to know how much he makes. I know it sound sexist, but as a female, I would feel weird dating a guy who made less than me.

Can anyone share what they think the comp might be?

TC $150 (I am not an engineer.)

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  • Microsoft Qwpo
    Wow. Don’t bother to find out. He is not for you. Guy that impresses you, a few k up or down won’t matter. This is the shallowest question I have seen in ages. I can’t even. Would never date you even if human species was at stake.
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    • Intel Intelegacy
      These are ill effects of blind has created around TC. It’s literally being worshipped here
      Feb 10
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      He impressed me a lot, but I am also very practical person, who came to this country as an immigrant without any money. I know what it’s like to be poor and I don’t want to be in a situation where I need to think about money. I am lucky, right now, I live below my means and was able to built up a decent net worth in a short period of time. However, Bay Area is very expensive and if I have a kid or 2, between nannies, preschools and colleges, low TC (by Bay Area standards) can easily drive a wedge between people.

      So I would hold off your judgement.
      Feb 10
    • Microsoft Qwpo
      I am immigrant too but after certain number of k, it doesn’t matter much. If it does for you, then you figure out those numbers. 1) how much is min acceptable pay 2) how much does it cost to provide for two kids at different stages and then through conversation find out if he agrees with you and how he goes about it. I have very rich friends who have kids with problems that need a lot more funds than an average kids. The saver for them was not the initial pre birth pay but willingness and intelligence of them as parent to figure out what to do and to do what is necessary to keep up with expenses. How much money one makes now is a very weak data point if you want to predict quality of your life. If fear from poverty is your main concern go look for super rich and stingy guys and you ll be good. Stingy is very important.
      Feb 10
    • Microsoft Qwpo
      Ps. I have friends like you too and those guys would be proud of you for carrying about that. So don’t worry about driving your kind away with showing your colors. You’ll weed out nice guys pretty quick.
      Feb 10
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    Agreed that my salary is low for Bay Area standards, but I bought a house (almost) right out of school in 2010.... so between that and investments, my net worth is about $2M
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    • Intel Intelegacy
      That’s sounds great. My intention wasn’t to bash you but your idea of having TC as deal breaker doesn’t sound right with me , there are lot of other factors involved in a relationship. Increasing TC isn’t gonna be a big deal in longer run.
      Feb 10
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      Good point 😊
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      You mean your parents bought a house for you. If you make 150k after 8years, you were making half that in 2010. No way you could've bought a house by yourself in bay area.
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      No i mean I cashed out stock, added all my savings and, put down $120K and bought a house for $600K in 2010. I was making about $92K base. I got some retention bonuses though which helped.
      Feb 10
  • Microsoft Qwpo
    If you care about money so much, a wiser question is what he does with his money and how much he has left just to begin with. Ts ts
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      I have not asked him yet. I will though
      Feb 10
  • Cisco CiscoRTP
    This is actually hilariously sad. It’s not sexist, you’re just a shallow person for caring about TC. $100k regardless is good anywhere outside of the Bay and NYC.

    You act like if he makes $100k, he’s basically homeless.

    Money isn’t everything in life...not even close
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      No money isn’t everything, just the number one reason for divorce in America
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    • Cisco CiscoRTP
      Yeah, I’m sure if you segment that, you’ll see that it’s only concerning AVERAGE INCOME EARNING FAMILIES or lower.
      Feb 11
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    Brazukamore
    Shameful post. And just to be clear, he makes more than you.
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      I certainly hope he does.
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  • New tLFu71
    Even if it’s 120k that in Austin is equal to 250k+ in Bay Area.
    Feb 101
    • Intel Intelegacy
      I would agree with this fully. I would say the difference is only around 30-40 k but owning a house is difficult in Bay Area given insane real prices over there
      Feb 10
  • Intel Intelegacy
    Your TC isn’t high anyways compared to Bay Area salaries. 150 in Bay Area and Austin makes lot of difference. Obviously he would have got promoted in these 8 years and his salary must be somewhere around 150-180
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  • Uber jKbY68
    Dont be ashamed to admit you won't date guys who earn less than you. That's exactly why guys measure their worth in salary, because girls dig that.
    Feb 101
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      Honestly if I made more money, I wouldn’t care. Or if I made this much and lived in a low cost area, I wouldn’t care either.
      Feb 10

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