I made about 100k a year at my last job in product analytics. Which was average.
I left the s/urban areas to start a homestead, and as a local company became aware of my old skills they wanted to hire me.
Fastforward, interviews, a bunch of time wasting, they offered me $40 an hour with no benefits.
Which in terms of salary is around a 20% pay cut, and benefits are worth another 20-30% pay cut.
What a waste of time. I told the girl that made the offer that it was stupid low, and she asked what she should 'go back to them' with. Which is another pathetic example of the pussy-footing world we live in. The person that low balled me can't even talk to me.
America is so fucking pussified
You first need to understand that 100k with full benefits is closer to 130k. $40 an hour with no benefits is 83k. 83/130 = 56%
This is all the math I'm willing to do for you.
Definitely not an idiot. I own 50 acres of prime land outright, and have the savings to build a good house while having a large safety net a large passive income per year.
At 31 i am doing ok.
This is exactly why I wont move down to Kentucky where I own land. Yea yea yea cost of living.
I make $44 an hour as a system admin in Chicago's Loop. The same job near my property, actually it would be even more stress as I would be a team of 1 instead of working in a department with support staff, would pay me at best, around $20 an hour.
Tech wages fall off sharply outside the major metro areas of the country, or cities that do not have a large tech sector. In some places, like Nebraska, Wyoming, Mississippi, and a few others, simply have no tech work at all, no matter how low paying
>expect someone to pay a premium for your service
>with lower density of qualified professionals
>Have you considered that you may be an idiot?
That sucks, dude, I just quit a job making 80k to start a job making 120k as a data scientist.
MS in Physics. All but Dissertation. Though I'm never going back.
Spent about 2 years in management consulting being essentially being essentially the data analyst for a few different strategy initiatives for some large corporations. Learned a few tools during that time and came out with the skills everyone wants these days.
If you want to do Data Science here's what you should do (and more or less what I did):
-Know Statistical Modeling inside and out at about the level of the Andrew Ng coursera course and/or 'Introduction to Statistical Learning' by Tibshirani & Hasty.
-Learn R, Python, Hadoop, SQL, Tableau + some compiled language (Scala is hot now.)
-More important than tools: learn how to present your results to non-technical people, specifically executives
-Learn a pinch of business strategy here and there mostly so you can speak the lingo.