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I was just reading this article on computer world web page
I checked out my position and the company type I work for, and either I am way underpaid or this survey was done on mars. Does this survey seem to coincide with what people are really making? Maybe it is time to jump the life raft I am on and find a cruise liner.
 
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Originally posted by Tena Shupe:
I was just reading this article on computer world web page
I checked out my position and the company type I work for, and either I am way underpaid or this survey was done on mars. Does this survey seem to coincide with what people are really making? Maybe it is time to jump the life raft I am on and find a cruise liner.


Keep in mind these are national averages, compensation will vary a lot in different regions based on cost of living, local demand, etc. The South is generally the lowest paying region I think...
 
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Yeah, that's right. Go to San Francisco and work at McDonald's and your pay might not change much. Cost of living is HUGE.
Then there's the difference of salary employess usually getting a benefits package and contracts get just the money.
 
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Even though I think the salaries are pretty much correct I don't see the point in such surveys. The problem is with the number of jobs (scarce in this kind of economy)hence survey's showing the changes in job postings etc. on a quarter-to-quarter basis would be of some help.
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