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Old 07.08.2008, 12:22
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Salary too low?

Hi,

I'm an IT Consultant with 3 years experience doing mostly development in J2EE & .NET.

I'm making 100k + 10% bonus in Geneva for a consultancy firm working in mostly Business Analysis at the moment... this seemed good to me when I joined, but now after speaking with other people it seems I should probably be making closer to 120k.

Can anyone confirm this?

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Re: Salary too low?

Anywhere between 90 and 130k is about right for your role, but remember you don't have much experience. It depends on the company also.

I guess you were happy with the money when you accepted it, if you like your job I wouldn't let it worry you.
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3 years, you're doing well. Above average for 3 years and you have a bonus.
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Re: Salary too low?

So many people do let it worry them, as they are not so much concerned with how much they earn, only that it's more than their friends or peers. All meaningless and stupid really.

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So many people do let it worry them, as they are not so much concerned with how much they earn, only that it's more than their friends or peers. All meaningless and stupid really.

dave
I think I worry about it too, but more along the lines of what company A will pay me compared to almost identical company B. I don't really care what others earn, there will always be somebody who earns more than you, as somebody who moves companies often I have seen a lot of initially happy people ruin their work life due to the green eyed monster.

What would really interest me is getting on at the ground floor in a startup, then I could put money aside, within the boundaries of what I can live on, and feel that I have a personal interest in the company rather than being concerned I am being exploited.

Anyway, back to writing mind numbingly boring reports for my soulless multinational.
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Re: Salary too low?

The do it. You make your own luck.

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I think I worry about it too, but more along the lines of what company A will pay me compared to almost identical company B. I don't really care what others earn, there will always be somebody who earns more than you, as somebody who moves companies often I have seen a lot of initially happy people ruin their work life due to the green eyed monster.

What would really interest me is getting on at the ground floor in a startup, then I could put money aside, within the boundaries of what I can live on, and feel that I have a personal interest in the company rather than being concerned I am being exploited.

Anyway, back to writing mind numbingly boring reports for my soulless multinational.
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The do it. You make your own luck.

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Since this is EF I was going to ask you to do it for me.
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I am quite happy with my luck .


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Re: Salary too low?

Sorry for jacking your thread, but I hare clutter and figure since we're on the subject!

I'm presently earning 65k in financial sales (hedge funds).
This is my first job since Uni but I'm multi lingual and have prior experience including some big IT names.

Is 65 low? I'm completely happy with my salary but I have to share a flat...

I'm applying for a position at a non-profit in Geneva, nobody huge. They want to know what my salary expectation is. Does 75k sound overboard?
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Re: Salary too low?

Hi,

I would say its too low.

Normally a graduate is looking at around 75k from what I can see.

Some some experience behind you (say 1-2 years), probably closer to 85-90.

Obviously an NGO is not going to be offering the same rates a private organisation would do.. but maybe its much more satisfying?..

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Re: Salary too low?

Alanmack
Thanks.
Definitely more satisfying and generally better for my karma.
My boss acts like he's paying me way too much. I didn't negotiate when I got the offer as I was in desperate need and wanted a real B permit, not my silly student one.
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