For smaller cities with not high cost of living, what numbers should I target?
SDE1, 4months SDE work in another company, recent grad. Needing gc sponsorship.
Either TC, or base/bonus/stock/PTO days information would be very helpful! I was lowballed in my first job so I don’t want to make the same mistake again but also don’t want to turn the offer down.
If you are an SDE1 ask for 130k TC and let the recruiter break it down into base/bonus/RSU. 130k is not pushing it. I was offered 125k 4 years ago as an SDE 1 8 months out of college with no negotiation. I asked for 120 and they offered 125.
They won’t negotiate on PTO.
Feel free to PM me if you have questions.