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One of the primary reasons not to work there! But then you do have to realize that the cost of living is a fraction of what it is in US. I think 30-50K is pretty much on the low-average end even for a new grad. When I graduated from college in bangalore (2004) I was offered a salary that would translate to about 21K USD (but in INR of course). So, you should probably look into it. Colleges such as RVCE (my alma mater) do publish median salaries and std. deviation every year on their website.

I actually have a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from a fairly highly ranked AAU[1] research university. I had to leave the US right after graduation for some reasons, so here I am in Bangalore.

Most of my fellow graduates (and those that graduated the year before) are making from $60k on the low end to $150k on the high end. That's $150k with less than 1 year's experience (but these are really smart hackers). $85k seems to be the sweet point for fresh graduates though.

Not sure where I'll be next though -- I'm looking for an interesting startup-like work atmosphere, and Bangalore seems to be mostly populated with dull outsourcing companies.

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Association_of_American_Univers...

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