TC 120 K

New ssgX76
Nov 17 21 Comments

Is a TC of 120 enough for SF?

The company is Fanatics so if anyone has salary range for a sr analyst in analytics position there that would be great as well.

Glassdoor didnt help much.

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  • Workday e10n
    120K in SF is below poverty line.
    Nov 17 2
    • Uber fgd135
      Nope, not even close
      Nov 17
    • Akuna Capital doDoO
      do you genuinely think 120k isn’t enough if you’re single?
      Nov 17
  • Walmart / Mktg xpkx88
    You can get by but you’ll need to be frugal
    Nov 17 0
  • Box VIVE
    Will be fine by yourself
    Nov 17 0
  • Microsoft / Eng
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    120K TC will give you at least 4 to 5 room mates.
    120K TC in SF will NOT give you house ownership
    120K TC in SF will give you 1.5Hr commute if you want decent apartment with good schools
    120K TC in SF + kids will give you suicide thoughts

    Bottom line, 120K TC in SF is only good for single person with very mediocre lifestyle ...
    If u are planning to have family, kids etc. You need to make double that amount which is 240 ish TC at least
    Nov 17 1
    • Uber fgd135
      I don't have kids but have been able to live quite a comfortable lifestyle (nice 1br in the city, no roommates, short commute, plenty of leftover money to have fun with after savings) on 120k.
      Nov 17
  • New / Eng nightdrive
    You shouldn’t assume you have to live in SF. There are many places you can live in the peninsula or East Bay where rent is 2k and you still don’t need to own a car because you can take BART.

    The BART commute will be 35+ minutes each way though. And don’t stay at work late or go in early, because the per-capita of thugs and residual drunks is way higher during those times. Commute when all the other tech workers are commuting. There is safety within the herd.
    Nov 17 1
    • Amazon / Strategy imymineme
      +1! This is such great advice!
      Nov 17
  • New ssgX76
    OP
    Thank you for the detailed answer. What is a good area to live in the bay area with rent around 2000 - 2200 range. It can be also outside of SF as I dont mind driving 30 to 35 minutes
    Nov 17 3
    • PayPal dnshf4aj
      Commute 30-35 minutes? Stay within SF. Dead serious. Between commute and parking / walking from train/tram station, that's easily 35min within the city.

      You could maybe make South SF happen, depending on company location, but that won't address the rent cost much.
      Nov 17
    • Uber fgd135
      Looks like Fanatics HQ is in San Mateo? In that case, Hayward, San Leandro, Fremont might be options
      Nov 17
    • New ssgX76
      OP
      Yes, it is the fanatics hq in san mateo. Thank you, I will definitely look at those options. Appreciate the help from everyone on this!
      Nov 17
  • Uber fgd135
    If it's just you and you live a reasonably low-key lifestyle, 120k is fine. If you're supporting a family or any seriously expensive habits/hobbies, you might find it difficult.
    Nov 17 2
    • New ssgX76
      OP
      Thank you for the input. What is the minimum or average salary I need there to still have decent savings?
      Nov 17
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      Depends on how lavish your lifestyle is. You can still save with 120K salary
      Nov 17
  • Lyft wXfl07
    Poverty line is $95k in San Jose for a family of four. For $120k it's a 15th percentile tech salary... New grads at FAANG get $160-$170k you would be selling yourself too short ...
    Nov 17 1
    • Cisco da/scrub
      Fuck read the full question man... he’s talking about analyst which is less than half of SWE
      Nov 18
  • New ssgX76
    OP
    Thank you for the input everyone? What is the minimum or average salary I need there to still have decent savings?
    Nov 17 1
    • Uber fgd135
      Really depends on your personal situation and lifestyle. I'd use a tax calculator website to estimate take-home earnings in CA, then assume like 3500/month in rent (if you want a 1br) or maybe 2k if you plan to have roomies. Subtract that and typical spending on food, drinks, entertainment, transpo, etc, and that should give you the rough amount you'll be able to save.
      Nov 17
  • Lookout Wqxx25
    Median individual income in SF is $75k
    Nov 17 0

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