Underpaid in Raleigh?

Fidelity Investments 3zen14as
Jun 13, 2018 18 Comments

Base is around 65k with 8% bonus and other benefits. YOE is around 1 (graduated last year)

Should I be looking at moving companies for the Southeast?
Work life balance is good though.

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TOP 18 Comments
  • Microsoft Ru?
    Waiting for comments like, “wtf, it costs 65k to maintain my dog”
    Jun 13, 2018 0
  • Living expense is different

    300~800$ per month for a good apartment and live with yourself

    In BayArea
    1400$ with roommates
    Condo will usually go over 2100$ per month

    For car gasoline
    Raleigh always move around 2.X
    Bay Area 3.8~4
    Jun 13, 2018 2
    • Google MayL
      Lol there is no apartment for $300 in Raleigh, average is $1100, and gas is over $3. Did you go there once 10 years ago or something?
      Jun 13, 2018
    • Bandwidth Pynchon
      Gas is over 3? I just paid 2.x last week
      Apr 5
  • Microsoft / Eng biddut
    $65k with 1 year exp is very good in Raleigh. You can def shop around and push it to $75k. There’s Microsoft in Raleigh that pays $90k ish to new grad.
    Jun 13, 2018 1
    • are yo kidding ? They pay more
      than that here in Phoenix
      Jun 13, 2018
  • Amazon / Product Ulub72
    Sounds right for triangle for a new grad
    Jun 13, 2018 2
    • Fidelity Investments 3zen14as
      OP
      If I left for another company in the area what do you think i could get?
      Jun 13, 2018
    • Amazon / Product Ulub72
      It’s been years since I moved but talking to people I know, just a few companies which would pay significantly more. I’d say 10-15k can be reasonable but won’t have a lot of options. I know guys with PhD making 80s there
      Jun 13, 2018
  • Capital One / Eng
    SalesEng

    Capital One Eng

    BIO
    Working with Java, JS, go in AWS
    SalesEngmore
    Yes - move to Deutsche Bank in Raleigh. They will definitely pay better
    Jun 13, 2018 0
  • Synack XNwz56
    Assuming you’re a SWE? Underpaid then. Otherwise, no.
    Jun 13, 2018 1
    • Fidelity Investments 3zen14as
      OP
      Yep, swe
      Jun 14, 2018
  • Mutual of Omaha / Eng
    NothingEsc

    Mutual of Omaha Eng

    PRE
    PayPal
    BIO
    I use blockchains to tie up Machine Learning AI’s. But only if I can 10x the synergy that I leverage via the Cloud. *First person to finish Leetcode*
    NothingEscmore
    Considering I’m in even more of a backwater, and make $110 TC with 2 yoe (killer w/l balance); yeah, seems low.
    Jun 13, 2018 1
    • Fidelity Investments 3zen14as
      OP
      Nice. I'm motivated to go lol
      Jun 13, 2018
  • Yelp overmind
    Yah ur under comped
    Jun 13, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Eng
    Dhxjsjjn

    Microsoft Eng

    BIO
    Hate coding quizzes but studying hard for better future!
    Dhxjsjjnmore
    Move to Seattle. Pay is 2x but there is no state tax so your income and savings will increase significantly. The only downside will be housing cost but it should not matter too much to you now as you are a single. You mat lose work life balance a bit though.
    Jun 13, 2018 0
  • Credit Suisse PNQv87
    8 yoe making 112k due to restricted visa. 65k consider good for fresh grad.
    Jun 18, 2018 0
  • NAVEX Global HollaBackG
    Maybe try Atlanta.
    Jun 13, 2018 0