Hi all, I've started to look for a new job recently, and I'm just wondering how much I should be looking for/expecting. I've worked in Java for a total of 3 years, (1.5 in a US company and 1.5 in South Korea). I have experience with most of the commonly used apis/frameworks/technologies that people used when developing web applications (i.e. struts, ibatis, tags of all sorts, sql and pl/sql, etc.).
I've also had 6 months worth of C/C++ at a South Korean company, but I don't think that will really count as much.
And incase you didn't see the title, this is for a developer role in the Chicagoland area.
I believe you can get $50k at the suburbs. Chicago would pay around $10k more I believe. Jobs that requires J2EE or financial firms tended to pay more. [ February 21, 2006: Message edited by: Edward Tse ]
Originally posted by Edward Tse: I believe you can get $50k at the suburbs. Chicago would pay around $10k more I believe. Jobs that requires J2EE or financial firms tended to pay more.
[ February 21, 2006: Message edited by: Edward Tse ]
This is what confuses me. When you look up average salaries for Java programmers and such, you see stuff like 70,000 as median. Are those numbers bloated? Or am I just living in a city that doesn't pay as much?
posted 14 years ago
Well, those report never mention what are the select groups of individuals. Are they mixed with contractors which should get higher pay than permanent employee? Do they include bonuses? Bottom line is, I don't trust those sites as I don't earn what they claim I should be earning. I might be underpaid, but so are many people I know. I also know some people who earn $70+K in chicago, so it varies.