Salary rate for a 6 year proggy
Regional disparities discounted for, what is the average pay rate for six-year brew Indian proggy in the US? Yup! in this distressful climate you'd argue $0.00, but assuming the guy had an opportunity in the US, say in the North West somewhere, what should he expect:
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I think Joel already filled his intern position?
>I think Joel already filled his intern position?
I'm not in the US of A, so I can't directly comment. However I would say that you should think about broadening your skill set, a plain old programmer is not particularly interesting. There are lots of your type available, just like unskilled factory workers. You should think in terms of adding other skills, analysis, design, generally make yourself appear more interesting, move up the food chain a little.
If you have worked on large projects, and you can handle large teams environment and gruesome environments, you should be able to ask for as much as any other programmer no? Do you intend to look for responsibilities as a team leader, project manager, presale consultation expert? Want to work in another big city? What sort of employment package are you looking for? Government, private, or small business? Are you architecting or prefer to code grunt/maintain code? All of these factors will affect your pay.
Thanks! Modest or concise, I was being lazy I guess in not mentioning I have developed straight Win32 SDK apps without VB too, have over 6 yrs in VB 6, have just started a proj on .NET, and then there are lots of other interesting things worth adorning the resume (pardon the absence of those chars) with like XML, UML, COM, RAP, RAGGAE and all of that non-sense that one does over stints.
Oh and if its gonna help, I have over 4 years served in Finance as a Cost Accountant, and have a degree in Commerce and a CWA too.
Maybe he's rounding up the number of years of experience? Or perhaps he worked with a beta version?
He said "Over 6 years" and I doubt it ...
"Didn't VB 6.0 ship in September of 1998?
I show you mine if you show me yours.
"have over 6 yrs in VB 6"
If I had five years' experience on VB 6 and one year prior to that on VB5, I'd write it as six years on VB 6. It's not VB 6 as distinguished from VB 5, but VB 6 as distinguished from VB .NET. An important distinction. Sheesh.
Why is everybody hatin'?! Sheesh. Golly gee. Shazbot.
"have over 6 yrs in VB 6,"
And to clarify, I started coding in the May of 1997 with Visual Basic 4 actually, and in Win32 SDK (without a client such as VB).
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