phew ...... thats tough .......... where r u from ? Its good to have a couple of certifications under your belt because it gives you confidence ( which is so imp) It depends a lot on your experience in the industry ..... hope this helps firstname.lastname@example.org
It realy depends on Experience and what degrees and certificatoins you have. If you just have the Java 2 certification and nothing else, you might be hard pressed to land a job. But lets say you have a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science and the Java 2 programmer certification. Fresh out of school I would say in the range of about 30k-40k. With more experience this number will go up for sure. With 2-3 years experience I would think close to 45k-55k This is just my guesstimate Cheers Faze ------------------ Faisal Dosani B.Sc, AIT, SCJP
The salary depends on an enromous amount of factors. In general, if you are fresh out of the gate with no credentials and no experience except for the SCJP you should expect to earn at least $30K US, but that is for NOW. When the market resurges you may be able to increase that # by 5-8K as competition heats up and the seller's market returns. Heck, I knew an undergrad in Los Angeles with no college and no certs who taught himself minimal OOP/Java/SQL and was making $70K back in 1999... Those were the daze
I just wanna get a general idea of the salary because I have been researching online and I don't see a very specific salary survey for SCJP while I see some for MSCE, etc. I am in San Francisco. I have a Master of Sicence Degree in Computer Information System and about about 2.5 years industrial experience. Thanks for your comments.
Wow, That seems low. I knew a guy that had about three months experience and no certification and got a Java programming position paying about $50k in 2000. I guess the salaries have dropped a lot since then. I remember in the beginning If you could spell Java you could get 50K no questions asked. Just my opinion, Donald
<b>Donald Nunn</b><br />Sun Certified Programmer for the Java 2 Platform