TC in San Diego these days for experienced devs

New Dfbs67
Oct 25 9 Comments

Hi all,

I know San Diego is supposed to have one of the lowest TCs for high COL cities, but wanted to know/compare some concrete numbers for the region.

I'll start:

Data Engineer
6-7 YOE
TC: 130k+ (121k base/9k bonus/some stock option monopoly money)

Is this below/at/above average for San Diego?


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TOP 9 Comments
  • Lyft zimgreen
    I was making $205K TC in SD. Then I moved to SF making $400K.

    To me honest I felt plenty rich on my salary in SD.
    Oct 25 2
    • New Dfbs67
      YOE, company tier, title/level? While you were in SD ofc
      Oct 25
    • Lyft zimgreen
      Staff engineer at Servicenow. 7 YOE
      Oct 25
  • Intel IllI
    honestly SD TC is atrocious considering CoL. the sunshine tax is unbelievable. hopefully with FAANG expanding here, TC will trend upwards.
    Oct 25 0
  • Facebook iIlIIi
    TC in SD is significantly lower than SF. I would move there in a heartbeat if it was only 10-20% lower, but it seems to be even lower than that.
    Oct 25 0
  • Zillow Group gentle
    Here are my offers from this year. PhD ml + 3 years. SD 220 SF 500 SEA 400.
    Oct 25 0
  • Intel IllI
    <3 yoe
    TC: ~130k (105k/10k bonus/15k RSU/yr)
    Oct 25 0
  • Citadel / Eng

    Citadel Eng

    EPAM Systems
    That's seems low even for Chicago. I assume sd is higher col.

    Edit: it's not.
    Oct 25 0
  • Sphera ✨sparkles
    I’m no expert but I think it’s a little lower
    Oct 25 0


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