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Should Younger Developers be Paid More?

Jan 18, 2011, 21:05 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Spiegel)

[ Thanks to James Maguire for this link. ]

""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 too shabby!

"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."

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