I live in the midwest, set my own hours, and work from home with 100% telecommuting.
My current rent is $1500/month for a 4 bedroom house.
I work 40 hours per week M-F and get overtime on the rare occasion I have to work more than 40. I am on call but it’s rarely needed and again, I get paid overtime if called in.
My base salary is 90k plus some equity/dividends from the privately held company.
I have 10+ YOE.
How does this compare with other people?
I’ve looked around on this board and see salaries all over the board. 300k+ for NY/CA and then another where someone says 80k is good for a different area. Are NY/CA really that much more expensive to live in? What is the work life balance at places like that? Is 90k per year extremely low or is it ok considering the lower cost of living and other perks?
Rent on a 4bd house in a decent part of San Jose is $4,000-$6,000.
AND you get to spend at min one hour to drive the 10 miles to your job in Mountain View!