Am I underpaid?

Citibank / Product Brooke
Mar 2, 2018 142 Comments

I am a senior product manager and my total take home this year will be $180. Reading through these threads and its difficult to determine a good pay range is. I look at sites like Glassdoor and payscale, the ranges seem wide. If I were to go by numbers on blind I'd say I'm under paid. Is it because I don't work at Google, Facebook, Amazon or Apple? Is it because I work in NYC and not silicon valley? Is it because of my experience. How do I go about increasing my salary?

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  • Box / Other DontExpose
    $180? That’s like 20 visits to chipotle
    Mar 2, 2018 13
    • Microsoft Fishv
      Lol
      Mar 4, 2018
    • Merrill Lynch / Other
      PBTY

      Merrill Lynch Other

      PRE
      Citibank
      PBTYmore
      😂
      Jun 15, 2018
  • Microsoft Dppe
    Years of experience? I make 260k with 3 years of experience in Bay area. You can compare.
    Mar 2, 2018 9
    • Microsoft Dppe
      I am not at Microsoft folks. This is old account. When I left microsoft my base was 140k but stocks were less. New company gave good increase in base and fucking lot of stocks.
      Mar 3, 2018
    • Twitch LOG32
      Uhh, 260 might bit a 'little' high, but really that's not that far out.

      I have 4 years as software engineer and I got 225k total comp at an Amazon company. That total comp is now much higher, because of the stock price increases over the last couple months.
      Mar 3, 2018
  • You're over paid.
    Mar 2, 2018 3
    • Juniper / Eng faSt60
      Do t worry about oath. He works in juniper ! It pays shitty salaries
      Mar 2, 2018
    • 💯😓
      Mar 2, 2018
  • Intel bellcurve
    Sr Product Manager of what at Citibank? It's hard to compare anything without some more details. The Citibank mobile app? Also, do you have a tech education, Masters in CS, or MBA, etc? You can't compare your comp to FANG companies' comps unless you can pass their L33TCode interviews. Wanna increase your salary? Pass the L33tcode interviews and move to one of the FANGs in the Bay Area. However, you might feel poor even if you make 300k TC here lol.
    Mar 2, 2018 9
    • Return to Your Power 1username
      FANG is widely used term among investors
      Mar 15, 2018
    • Qualtrics Wuh
      I haven't heard fang until blind, but leetcode is advised in school, online, and on blind.
      Mar 15, 2018
  • Intel bellcurve
    Fbook, Amazon/Apple, Netflix, Google. You can also throw in Unicorn startups like Uber, Lyft, etc. Interviews at these companies consist of programming challenges that gauge your critical thinking, communication skills, and coding ability. Leetcode is a website/paid service that tests your coding abilities. If this all sounds foreign to you, then don't compare your salary to the ones you see on Blind.
    Mar 2, 2018 5
    • Qualtrics Ooooop
      Don't know what female has to do with that, bruh
      Mar 2, 2018
    • Credit Karma 77yr5ee3hc
      @bellcurve jfc just buy a fleshlight
      Mar 2, 2018
  • Those crazy salaries are only at FAANG + unicorns, and even them may be in the Bay Area too.
    Mar 2, 2018 8
    • Which A is not troll question...
      Mar 3, 2018
    • Verathon / Eng
      FANG

      Verathon Eng

      BIO
      💅 Seattle
      FANGmore
      Obviously Apple man. Learn to Google.
      Mar 3, 2018
  • Amazon Soya sauce
    If you are in a tech role, move to a tech company.
    Similarly, finance folks are paid less in tech industry
    Mar 2, 2018 0
  • GoPro arcm85
    Now I'm wondering what the op deleted/originally wrote to provoke such interesting comments mid way thru 🤷‍♂️
    Mar 2, 2018 6
    • Intel bellcurve
      Thanks Captain Obvious, I'm well aware of the figurative meaning.
      Mar 3, 2018
    • LinkedIn orly
      Well in that case, you knew her logic wasn’t faulty then.
      Mar 3, 2018
  • Twilio
    Poppy26

    Twilio

    BIO
    Grass is greener on the other side
    Poppy26more
    Yes you are
    Mar 2, 2018 1
    • Citibank / Product Brooke
      OP
      What would you say its a reasonable range?
      Mar 2, 2018
  • Splunk / Eng
    apoorpeon

    Splunk Eng

    BIO
    Engineering
    apoorpeonmore
    Yes you are.

    So am I. I do more work than most of the engineers one or two levels higher than me. Even though management is super nice, I feel my contribution is not appreciated and I am looking for a job now.
    Mar 2, 2018 9
    • Qualcomm / Eng zHIy06
      Splunk we need social justice for many folks in lower and middle class and strip uppers and not just strippers. I support you for your quest for uniform basic income for all.. Let’s create a petition
      Mar 2, 2018
    • Allergan Zona
      Be mindful that you don't know what you don't know. Oftentimes, it comes down to how self-sufficient you are... not the time you put in. Likely, you take more of your manager's time and energy than your more senior members. If you are unhappy, definitely keep looking; however, if you are happy, but feeling undervalued, talk to your manager about steps you could take to grow toward self-sufficiency.
      Mar 9, 2018

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