Salaries in the US

Subject: Salaries in the US
From: Eric Haddock <eric -at- ENGAGENET -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 2 Oct 1996 10:01:45 -0500

>The rates were much higher on both US
>coasts. The same is happening now.

and from another post:

>The highest median
>salary in the Ca area (according to the survey) is $54,600.

I guess I'm missing something here.

Of course the salary for people living on the coasts verses inland are
going to be very different. The cost of living is substantially more on the
coasts than it is here in the middle. Just because your paycheck has a
higher dollar amount than a midwester does not at all translate into better

According to a calcultor I found on a web page, if I make $45,000 here in
Milwaukee but decided to move to San Diego, I would have to ask for
$55,990--anything less and I would be taking a pay cut despite the almost
$11,000 increase in pay.
Moving to D.C. is cheaper--I'd only have to ask for $50,368.

If I made the STC median of $54,600 in San Diego, I'd only have to ask
for around $43,000 in Milwaukee.

With this in mind, it doesn't make any difference what they're paying in
California verses your salary in Ohio, Wisconsin, etc. What really matters
is what you can do with that money.
I guess if you _really_ want to cash in, get those big ol' salaries on
the coast then move inward at the same pay amount. You'd be living large, to
be sure.

That calculator I spoke of is at:

Try it out--it's fun! :)

/`-_ Eric Haddock ------
{ }/ Technical writer
\ | Engage Networks, Inc. -----
\__*| located in the Historic Third Ward of Milwaukee, WI

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