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Stocken4882yWell all depends on the country, in Scandinavia you would have a payout of $70k-80k ish a year at bare minimum
zymk10522yI’d say that based on what you do/have done and that the company processes sensitive data, regardless of employee count, you should definitely be in the 65-95k region. Depending on certs and training and just how rural this place is. Midwest/parts of the south 55-68k-ish is probably about the range. If you get your CCNA and MCSA/E before the salary date you can definitely get onto the upper side of that figure. But you should definitely be getting paid close to 30 per hour at a minimum. Roughly 62-64K
@TerraNimbus-io @Stocken Thanks for the replies, I’ve been feeling pretty underpaid so it’s helpful to know that I’m not being unrealistic in looking for more.
My location is fairly rural, a town in MT with less than 50k population. Wages are regularly much lower because of the quality of life and the abundance of cheap college labor. They call it the ‘mountain tax’ - but I’m not keen to be paying 30-50k in mountain tax.
jeeper51912y@Diactoros definitely rough out the revenues vs the expenses. No matter how cheap your rent is many things cost virtually the same across many regions of the country.
I would say you should be asking for at least 50k (you are fulfilling a critical measure in keeping their operations up and running. I’d take 45 but walk below 42,500. And if you go below 45 demand to know what your raise structure looks like and your benefits. Health insurance is expensive everywhere AMHIK. I think in a medium city you’d be looking in the 60’s and a large non-California city in the 70s. So that puts you paying 10-25 k in mountain tax.
@jeeper I ended up taking another role at a much more understanding company making 55, with significantly better benefits! I’m fairly early in my career, unmarried etc. so I’m comfortable with what I’ve got. Thank you for the advice though!
P.S. Mountain tax is sometimes worth it. 🙃