I am planning to take a master of science in computer science in the US and I was wondering, how much does a java programer gets paid a month in the USA?
Here in Brazil, where I live, it varies a lot.
For example... A recently graduated professional gets paid around $1000,00 dollars. A more advanced Java programmer, with more experience would worth 1500-2000 dollars.
An Java Architect would worth $3000,00 but it is a rarity.
What about in you guys' places? how much does a java developer/architect gets paid?
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Salary varies a lot depending on your experience, the local market, the size of the company and if you have any specific domain knowledge your employer requires (i.e. accounting, SAP/ERP, laws and regulations etc.). You can check internet job boards for the specific region that you are looking at to get a good idea of the market. I live in Northeast Ohio and we have a pretty small, slow market. From the job announcements I've seen I'd say that for an experienced (5+ year) Java programmer, $6250/month (USD, 1 Real = .52 USD) would be common. To get a sense of how one would live on that, you'd need to know the difference in the cost of living between Brazil and the US. There's lots of online tools to compare cities within the US but I haven't found any that do US to international. Search around. [ September 27, 2007: Message edited by: Joe Ess ]
I have applied for a Master of Science in Computer Science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxiville. It seems to have a lot of good companies around there. Does anybody know how good is the state of tennessee for IT jobs, (specially Java Jobs)?
The numbers vary a lot all over the US, more on the coasts, less in flyover areas.
I usually estimate about a $50K-$60K gross for BS CS rookies, about $80K gross for five year experienced folks with lots of talent. Top folks get about $100K gross, but these jobs are fairly rare, and highly competitive, stressful, and often unstable. [ October 07, 2007: Message edited by: Pat Farrell ]