| ||Ask HN: Why are London devs paid so much less than SF/NY?|
60 points by LondonEng on Mar 19, 2016 | hide | past | web | favorite | 87 comments |
|London is supposed to be the next best market outside the US, yet from recent salary threads, developers are paid half or less of US salaries.|
For example, with 5 years experience, I am on £75k ($110k) in a startup as a Senior Dev, and that is considered pretty good. I could get maybe another 10-20% if I had 10 years experience or was really exceptional. A Team Lead with 7-10 years experience can expect around £100k ($150k).
But my salary is only comparable to a fresh graduate at Google in SF. A Google dev with 1 year experience in SF will earn as much as a Team Lead in London with 10 years experience!
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