Am I underpaid?

SunTrust Bot7
Jan 23 29 Comments

Got a Masters in Computer Science in May and took the first job that was offered at $80k + benefits. My job role is Data Analyst for now. I also competed Data Scientist Nanodegree from Udacity. However, companies are looking for experience in Data Science. Having trouble getting associate Data scientist roles. Am I underpaid? How to get into data science positions? #salaries #salarycomparison #dataanalyst

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  • You have no experience. Any job to build up your experience is a good job. Don't think about TC too much at this point of your career, and don't let the TC trolls on blind influence you. If you worry about TC, then keep interviewing so you know your market value.
    Jan 23 1
    • Navy Federal Credit Union HKRs35
      TC trolls
      Jan 23
  • Akamai Technologies pkaboo2967
    80k in Atlanta.. not bad; it's realistic. Like the previous post said don't let TC drive you, focus on building skills.

    Check out akamai we are hiring in Atlanta.
    Jan 23 0
  • IBM apksns
    A comp sci degree and doing an easy job like data scientist. Don't ask why you are underpaid when you choose an easy job
    Jan 24 3
    • IBM apksns
      Your jobs easier. Quiter
      Jan 24
    • SunTrust Bot7
      OP
      May be I should try a hard job like yours, to demotivate people and verbally abusing them anonymously... But then it might compromise (like yours is) my ability to read english and understand what people are trying to say. Also learn to spell right before you judge me for my job. "Quitter"
      Jan 24
  • Even guys having MS in Data Science are finding it difficult to get Data Science roles.

    I always think about TC, high TC means you are valuable to the organisation and working on latest tech. Capitalism 101!
    Jan 23 2
    • Leidos xaoc
      I disagree that high TC automatically means you are valuable to an organization. There are plenty of individuals who are woefully unqualified, but receive a high TC. Let’s also not forget about nepotism.
      Jan 24
    • Cognizant gXrshu
      I worked at a company where they automatically interned you if your parents were director and above... The number of privileged kids who didn't even bother sitting at their desk (at any point in the day, literally came in dropped their stuff, didn't sit and would just leave until end of day)... A lot of them after they became full timers after college... No idea what they do
      Jan 24
  • McKesson nomad_99
    Atlanta Georgia. That is where I live too. $80,000 is a lot of money down here. Which area, op? Or are you in the city.

    Fact: you are not going to make $100,000+ straight outta college in a city of low COL like Atlanta
    Jan 24 1
    • SunTrust Bot7
      OP
      Yeah, I guess the intial offer was good for a first job and that's why I took it. I have around 2 years of experience now and looking for a change.
      Jan 24
  • 80k in CA: ehh.
    80k in GA: pretty good good as a first gig, even if it's a MS
    Jan 24 0
  • Tata Consultancy Services Hello word
    We are the in similar situation. I have a master and fresh out college. I am making 63k+ in Cincinnati, OH. Just trying to build up my skill and experience for now.
    Jan 24 4
    • Medtronic Medtronic
      Building skill in “Tata” ? Are you joking
      Jan 25
    • Tata Consultancy Services Hello word
      Better than nothing...
      Jan 25
  • Proactis SwiftUIGuy
    $80k is great for a first job. Question, were they impressed with the Nanodegree from Udacity?
    Jan 24 1
    • SunTrust Bot7
      OP
      I started certification course around 6 months after I got the job.
      Jan 24
  • Instructure wowsers
    Where in the world do you work? That affects salaries.
    Jan 23 1
    • SunTrust Bot7
      OP
      I work in Atlanta, Georgia.
      Jan 23
  • BetterCloud keinkyee
    2 yrs exp 120k in atl
    Jan 24 2
    • SunTrust Bot7
      OP
      Job role?
      Jan 24
    • EPAM Systems john woker
      Are u manager or dev ?
      Jan 24

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