15 years experience - 10 backend, 5 management.
TC is $100k in Midwest
$250k between savings, 401k and property equity.
Married with 3 kids and a dog.
Reading about the amount of money folks make in the Bay is depressing. Thought about moving but I can't buy a house. Should I still consider moving or is a startup a better means to more income? Startup out here will also mean bootstrapping...
Wondering if anyone has made such a choice
- Google lifeguardWhy would you move to this shitty place? Yeah we make a bit more but your life in Midwest might be much better than most of us. Or come here for only a couple of years and just rent. You might get more depressed. Seriously stop comparing TC. Uninstall Blind and go walk your dog in a big park or play with your 3 kids. It’s a privilege some of us here don’t even have.
- Amazon LEETCODE🙃Aim for big N who has offices in the midwest. Same salary band as other regions.
- Qualtrics / OpsqualtricdomoreMove to a smaller tech locale. I'm in Utah with a TC of 225k. You can likely do the same here, or Denver, Austin etc. If you have to stay in nebraska or wherever, you may be tapped out.
We're always looking for engineers and engineering managers. Shoot me a DM if you want to chat. Happy to refer if there's a fit