85K with PhD for Data Science position too little or too much.
I am in the market for data science jobs and have recently received an offer. The recruiter said that my 4 years of consulting experience doesn’t count as actual experience and that my starting salary would be 85,000. This job is in Dallas, Texas.
I have a PhD in Comp Sci from a renown university and a masters from another renown university.
Is this fair? I’m in need of a job so I can’t really be a begger, but I feel like I’m being low balled. Attempts to negotiate failed. They told me 85k is all they would offer for a person with my background.