Any tip on how to get the figures right when negotiating salary as an SE with the BigTech companies (Facebook , Google, Microsoft, etc) in an area (In my case DC) other than CA without without being short-changed ? . I am asking because I am aware that the hiring companies put cost of living into consideration.
Amazon / Eng leavinasap
Been there. The only way to negotiate with them effectively is to have competing offers from other "BigTech" who they see as a talent poaching threat.