[nycbug-talk] Salary Ranges, etc. For North Jersey

George Georgalis george at galis.org
Fri Mar 2 16:57:46 EST 2007

On Fri, Mar 02, 2007 at 06:57:26PM +0000, Jonathan C. Allen wrote:
>On Fri, Mar 02, 2007 at 10:37:38AM -0800, Peter Wright wrote:
>> > I'm trying to define an opening for a SysAdmin position in
>> > North Jersey.  Does anyone have a good reference such as salary
>> > surveys, etc. for this region?  I really want to hire someone
>> > but I don't know what the fair market rate is around here.
>> >
>> > A range would be great so I can get a ballpark idea of what
>> > it will cost for X level of experience.  Maybe SAGE/Usenix
>> > has a publication?

I think you got to treat it like insurance. Figure out how much
it's worth to you, then pick one who seems best fit to do the
job, if you're lucky he'll accept.

I lived in North Jersey for several years up to a year ago,
and I got inquires from under $40 to over $140K/yr. Problem
is a surplus of medium quality admins in NYC post dot com
bust. So you have people who work for peanuts so they can work
and not a lot of available people who are better than average,
cause big bucks in the city will pay for them.

Things may have smoothed out some by now, but consider how many
'good fit' people you can find, if any, when you prepare yourself
for the sticker shock finding out how much they want.

// George

George Georgalis, systems architect, administrator <IXOYE><

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