Rails developer salary rate in USA


#1

Hi everyone,

I’m currently looking for opportunity for a rails career in USA (Note:
I’ve
never been to US in my entire life). Now can anyone give me a ballpark
figure of the salary rate as a rails developer in the US? I’ve tried
looking
around in rails job boards but can not find an estimate of salary rate
in
the US. Please mail me privately if talking about this in public is
irrelevant.

Thank you very much for your kind attention and support.
Regards


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#2

Joshua P. wrote:

Hi everyone,

I’m currently looking for opportunity for a rails career in USA (Note:
I’ve
never been to US in my entire life).

Then don’t you think you should at least visit before you decide if you
really want to live here?

Now can anyone give me a ballpark
figure of the salary rate as a rails developer in the US?

Conrad’s advice is generally excellent, and it will be interesting to
see what salary.com says. My impression is that a reasonable target
range would be US$50,000-100,000 per year before taxes, depending on
experience (mid-career developers can probably expect about $70-80k) and
geographical area (you’re likely to get paid more in an expensive
location such as New York or San Francisco). Does that help?

Best,

Marnen Laibow-Koser
http://www.marnen.org
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#3

On May 19, 1:06 am, Marnen Laibow-Koser <rails-mailing-l…@andreas-
s.net> wrote:

Joshua P. wrote:

Hi everyone,

I’m currently looking for opportunity for a rails career in USA (Note:
I’ve
never been to US in my entire life).

Then don’t you think you should at least visit before you decide if you
really want to live here?

I’d like to do that. I’ll make it as a consideration. Just need to
prepare a lot of things far ahead. :slight_smile:

Now can anyone give me a ballpark
figure of the salary rate as a rails developer in the US?

Conrad’s advice is generally excellent, and it will be interesting to
see what salary.com says. My impression is that a reasonable target
range would be US$50,000-100,000 per year before taxes, depending on
experience (mid-career developers can probably expect about $70-80k) and
geographical area (you’re likely to get paid more in an expensive
location such as New York or San Francisco). Does that help?

Yes this really helps. Many thanks for that! At least I know what to
answer and value myself when this question is asked during interview.

Thanks everyone.


#4

On Mon, May 18, 2009 at 3:05 AM, Joshua P.
removed_email_address@domain.invalidwrote:

Regards


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In general, each developer sets their own rates based on many factors.
Here’s a list of some of these factors that some people
use in determining their salary:

a) education level (i.e. BS, MS, and so on)
b) years of software industry experience
c) years of experience with Ruby
d) years of experience in Rails
e) years of experience in
f) value that you bring to the perspective company
g) cost of living (i.e. housing and food within area)
h) healthcare costs (i.e. medical, dental, and so on)

Next, here’s a salary wizard that might be of some assistance to you:

http://www.salary.com

In our company, they tend to hire someone that knows Rails and a lot of
other things. Thus, they tend to look for a jack of all
trades type of person that has a specialization in Ruby/Rails.
Furthermore,
they look for someone that likes to learn new stuff. Why? If there’s no
growth in your employees, the company cannot expect to grow.

Good luck,

-Conrad