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My cousin, who graduated about a year ago and have been working in web development mostly (1 yer full-time, 2 years part-time internship), has an offer in Manhattan. Benefits: 2 weeks vacation, medical, dental insurance, tuition reimburcement, 9-5 work day/ 55K.
Is that too low for recent graduate with masters degree 4.0 GPA and SCJP?
 
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Not too bad if he is jobless and can share a room.
 
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No, I mean is it fair comparing to other salaries now on market.
 
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yes

Originally posted by Rita Moore:
No, I mean is it fair comparing to other salaries now on market.

 
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55 is too low for NY . Should start from 65 for recent grad .

Originally posted by Rita Moore:
No, I mean is it fair comparing to other salaries now on market.

 
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55 is too low for NY . Should start from 65 for recent grad .




Personally, I would never take 55K job in NYC.

But, do not complain if this is the only offer you have. Do not complain or blame on the economy, since programming jobs are still one of the highest paying jobs in the U.S.

I've seen many Architecture graduates from Harvard / Yale / UPenn competing for 30K - 40K jobs in NYC.
 
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Originally posted by Jay Shin:



Personally, I would never take 55K job in NYC.

But, do not complain if this is the only offer you have. Do not complain or blame on the economy, since programming jobs are still one of the highest paying jobs in the U.S.

I've seen many Architecture graduates from Harvard / Yale / UPenn competing for 30K - 40K jobs in NYC.



Well, he will never get 5 offers same day, so he has to decide wether to keep looking or to take it.
I'm not asking whether you would take it or not, I'm rather asking if it is fair salary for recent grad
 
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I know the NYC market, it's fair. You can easily live in NYC on $55k and I have friends who do--just don't expect to do lots of fancy dinners, and a posh apartment. You can live in Brooklyn or NJ and commute in, you can eat pizza and not sushi, etc.

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I think it's fair enough also. Another factor is that NY has probably the best continuing education school in the US in the NYU School of Continuing Education. If I were your cousin I'd take the job and use that tuition reimbursement benefit to the max at NYUCE. I did that about a decade ago and it really helped increase my skill level.
 
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Four years ago, with few months experience you can command large of salary, but that was the era when the deveopers are scarse. Recently, I heard manytimes that some developers in some company are consider as an overhead. The key is really what type of job or business are you supporting. For example, if you are a programmer who works for a big financial company, you can command a high salary because your works bring money to the company, but if you land in a job that maintains a website .. hmmmm... you can be only look at just like a regular employee with a regular pay.
 
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It seems fair to me. it's more than he would get in Boston.
 
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