Hi All, I recently moved to the US from Germany. I have a job offer from one of the largest consulting companies in the US. As I am new to the US market I don�t have a US salary history. I believe I am worth more than what they are offering. Please give me some views about the salary range of Consultants with my qualifications.
Position: - Consultant Offered Salary: - $70000 Location: - Seattle, WA Education / Experience: - Bachelor / 6 years in Java/JEE (in Germany) US salary history: - No Immigration status: - Green Card.
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So first question that you have not answered is. DO you have other offers? Well one in the hand is worth two in the bush.
There are many things that determine your salery. Cost of living and the supply/demand for your skills. Bieng closer to the evil empire (MS) than Silicon valley, I cannot think of a huge demand for java geeks in the area.
In theory cost of living is cheaper there than in the Silicon valley. Most high tech companies contract with some local sallery polling place to get a bell curve of saleries in your area for the type and seniority of your field. The company may not have offered you the middle price but I would expect you to be in the 70% range of the bell curve.
Always try to get multiple job offers so that you can negotiate your rates/salary. Alternatively get a foot in the door with this offer if you are happy with especially technology, learning opportunity etc and move on once you are there. Get on the internet & research the rate/salaries.