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Career advice for a 3 yr 6 month experienced guy from India

 
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Hi all,

I am Partheban. I have 3 years 6 months of experience in Java web development. I am currently working in a private firm in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. As far as I have researched, I think I am underpaid here for my experience (this is my personal view, I don't blame any one). I am paid around 17500 INR per month which is around 262 USD of which I receive only 14000 INR as take home which is 209 USD. I know the following technologies

In web:
Servlets, JSP, Spring, Hibernate, JSF and Primefaces, RESTful Webservices in Spring

EDIT: Sorry I forgot to include JQuery and AngularJS

In standalone :
Swing and JavaFX(currently learning)

I was working for 2 years 3 months in a startup in Bangalore and then I moved to Coimbatore due to my personal reasons and then I worked as an intern for 4 months in startup there and then I moved to my current company and I am working here for the past 9 months as Web Developer. I am currently working in Java 8 and I haven't done any certifications until now.

Now I need advice from you guys on how should I improve and how do I go ahead with my career. What would be my next step and how should I prepare for it? At least when I move to the next company, I should be able to get a better deserving salary. And if you guys don't mind, please comment on the current salary I am receiving. Whether is it a correct one or should I approach my manager for salary hike or any specific comments regarding my career path. Anything that would help me in my career is welcome.
 
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Whatever I am going to write here are my personal opinions.
At 3.6 years, considering your skillset I feel you are underpaid.
Guys who I know personally are getting 30000-50000 INR at this stage with same skills as yours.

In India, it is a trend in small/mid size organizations to offer pay hikes after you resign.
I would recommend not to accept such offers after resignation.
So it better to ask for a hike before you resign if you want to.

If you are not satisfied with the work, it is high time to switch.
Brush up your skills and attend interviews. In the mean time keep login into coderanch.
 
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Tapas Chand,

Thanks for the reply. You just pointed out the number which I got to know by researching. I didn't want to include it as I thought it could have been like complaining. So can you give me an idea of what would be my designation if I am moving to new company. Should I go for startups/mid size company again or should I start searching for MNC's(Service/Product based)?
 
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Designation varies from organization to organization.
At yours experience it is much about the work you will get.
And I would not like to suggest anything about startup or MNC. That decision you have to take.
 
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Tapas Chand,

Thanks for the reply. I am eager in learning more. If you were in my situation what would you opt for MNC or startups?
 
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