how much is too much?

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HannityS

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15 YOE in Java, includes 8 YOE in Android.
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Jun 13 30 Comments

YOE: 15 as java, includes 8 as android.
TC: Base 150K, Rest 000 K.
Location: NYC.
so i see non-fang freshers at albertsons and walmart-labs, and verizon-media and jet getting paid TC $500K and $1MM in san-fran, and i wondered why not??
i went ahead and applied to some non-fang - wickr, doordash, fitbit, medidata, audible and a base of 180K is no-submission? recruiters don't want to submit my resume because HM will reject anyhow for asking such a high salary?
should i ask to be paid in RSUs? food-stamps? probably, i should "pay" a base salary so i can get some food-stamps? how do you all young guys do it?

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  • IBM dwt
    It all depends on your location. You need to be aware of that. $200K on east coast is decent-good. $200K in San Fran and you are living out of a cardboard box. HIGHLY depends on physical location and cost of living.
    Jun 13 6
    • IBM dwt
      Do you actually live in/near SF?
      Jun 13
    • Rally Health FuPayMe$$$
      Yes I live in the south Bay.
      Jun 13
    • IBM dwt
      Interesting on other threads people saying 400k in Bay Area is poverty. Someone’s lying
      Jun 13
    • Databricks / Data
      data4u

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      200k is still higher end, there is a lot of people in tech making less then 200k
      Jun 14
    • AMD QVgF00
      He said he's in NYC. 200k is total crap.
      Aug 22
  • IBM dwt
    Also... $150k in NYC... that’s low (to me) for 15yoe java. I know pencil pusher PM/OM/and managers that make that in NYC.
    Jun 13 4
    • Fox News / Eng
      HannityS

      Fox News Eng

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      15 YOE in Java, includes 8 YOE in Android.
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      OP
      I don't think you understood my post to begin with.
      Jun 13
    • IBM dwt
      No I understand. I’m telling you I think 150 is too low for you and $180 is totally reasonable and not “too much”
      Jun 13
    • Fox News / Eng
      HannityS

      Fox News Eng

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      15 YOE in Java, includes 8 YOE in Android.
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      OP
      cool. It appears 180 TC is acceptable but not as a Base. I am in splits. what's a good base to begin negotiating with recruiters so they can start low and we all agree at 180K as nominal?
      Jun 13
    • AMD QVgF00
      I think 180k is a good base in NYC. Save yourself the trouble and move out of NYC.
      Aug 22
  • Oath Atinlay2
    What?
    Jun 13 3
    • Fox News / Eng
      HannityS

      Fox News Eng

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      15 YOE in Java, includes 8 YOE in Android.
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      OP
      what's a good base compensation for 15 yoe java, includes 8 yoe android in non-fang, in nyc?
      Jun 13
    • AMD QVgF00
      Move out of NYC. Why are you there?
      Aug 22
    • Fox News / Eng
      HannityS

      Fox News Eng

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      15 YOE in Java, includes 8 YOE in Android.
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      OP
      Because I don't want to live in South Bay, or Boston, or other places where the pay is even low.
      Aug 22
  • New ewTc57
    With 15 yoe you can make more than 200k as base. With bonus, rsu you can make more than 450k tc.

    It depends upon how good you perform in the interviews. Ask yourself if you really want to chase for this or not.

    Most of the bay area companies are aware of how the market is and for youe experience they shouldn't reject the application if you ask more. Ignore the middle man and directly apply for the companies.
    Jun 13 11
    • Booking.com Ra80046wbd
      Buddy , you are NOT a senior engineer.

      Btw, are you Indian?
      Jun 13
    • Fox News / Eng
      HannityS

      Fox News Eng

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      15 YOE in Java, includes 8 YOE in Android.
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      OP
      @booking.com like i said, i am probably a senior engineer with age and / or yoe, but not in terms of skills that you demand.
      are you stereotyping?
      Jun 13
    • Booking.com Ra80046wbd
      No one is demanding anything.

      The term 'senior engineer' , which you keep attributing to yourself, has an implied meaning.

      Btw, are you an Indian? If so, I could help.
      Jun 13
    • IBM dwt
      So you are old but not good.
      Jun 13
    • Fox News / Eng
      HannityS

      Fox News Eng

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      15 YOE in Java, includes 8 YOE in Android.
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      OP
      Old and adequate, not A+, is what I have come to think of it.
      Jun 13
  • Thomson Reuters zerosandones
    Why are you only interested in applying to Tier 2 and 3? There's lots of amazing Tier 1 companies in NYC that will have no problem with a base of 180k. If you think "why not", apply to those companies and let them decide whether you're worth it or not.
    Aug 1 0
  • Oath OPnd70
    Dayum, you never learned English?
    Jun 17 0

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