| ||Ask HN: Fulltime software engineers over 250k, how'd you get there(updated)?|
78 points by throwaway007007 on Sept 21, 2016 | hide | past | web | favorite | 61 comments |
|I’ve been inspired by an old HN thread that asks what software engineers with > 200K salary did to get there ( tinyurl.com/hwvw5yl ). I am looking for recent data points/advice on what people did or are doing to get > 250K base salary (total > 300K comp) these days. Silicon valley/new york data points are preferable, but other outliers are interesting as well. To keep the spirit of old thread - there are the questions: How much are you making? Is your income stable or volatile? What industry are you in? Where do you live? How long/What did it take to get to your level? What kind of work do you do? Do you enjoy it, or is it the stereotypical "highly paid because it's crappy" work? Is this a short-lived opportunity, or do you expect it to exist in 5 years? What would your advice be to a 25-yr-old aspiring developer? 30? 35 ?|
Hope this post helps someone who is either entering the field or a current player looking for a similar path.
This was a quick write up, so I’ll add any important details I missed later.
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