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Re: [SLUG] graduate programmers


On Sun Feb 19, 2006 at 14:38:05 +1100, O Plameras wrote:
>Terry Collins wrote:
>
>>O Plameras wrote:
>>
>> 
>>
>>>This is the base salary graduates start with 15 years ago, in 
>>>at least two Companies I know. So, graduates base salary
>>>now should be higher than this. 15 years is a lot
>>>of years in the IT industry.
>>>   
>>>
>>
>>NOPE. Supply and demand. There is an enormous number of IT "graduates"
>>these days, so IMO advertised starting salaries are generally down to
>>what they were 15 years ago.
>>
>>I posted the $15-20K one as it was offered each year for a few years.
>>
>>What hasn't been mentioned yet is "industry" If you are in the pure IT
>>side, then "the best" can get some "spectacular" salaries, but other
>>industries tend not to have salaries too much above industry norm, so
>>the $25-20K was a dogsbody in finance as a start, but some of those
>>companies can reward well.
>>
>> 
>>
>
>This is less than a student rate,  and much less than a graduate rate.
>
>For $25,000 stipend (or salary) per year one could continue University 
>and earn a Ph.D.

Only if you were good enough to get such a stipend, which is by no means
simple. 

Cheers,

Benno