Should Younger Developers be Paid More?
Jan 18, 2011, 21:05 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Spiegel)
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""I heard Facebook is paying new computer science
graduates over $200,000."
"I was shocked. Were new graduates really getting these offers?
The person I was talking to told me a friend of a friend (first
warning sign) said he was offered $220k at Facebook just out of
Stanford's comp sci program.
"Even if true, this is an anecdotal reference. Perhaps the new
grad was top of his class and had unique social networking
development experience. Perhaps as an intern he or she created some
awesome Facebook application.
"Some quick Web research shows multiple survey sources with the
average Facebook software engineer making around $120k. Still not
"Could this mean that there are older, more experienced
engineers making less money than new college hires? If so, it
wouldn't be the first time."