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I got an offer for an in-house AD role for $150k in San Francisco. Is this good? Should I take it? I feel pretty inadequate with engineers around me boasting their $250k total comp (more below)

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Are you in SFO already or would you have to move?

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Thanks again :)

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Personally, I’d be shocked in a good way if I was offered $150K. It might be different on client side, especially if you’re at a big tech co, but I was job hunting two months ago and out of 3 agency offers, the highest offer I received for a Senior CW role was $130K. And that was Google money (embedded agency onsite). Good luck!🍀

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I’ve got about 8 years experience total, 5 years on the agency side, currently mid-level but finally getting promoted to senior next month (🙌🏼). I’ll be making $95K as a senior. No awards yet, but I only started working at shops that actually submit for them in 2017. I’ve heard $95-125K was on par for senior copywriter on the agency side in SF. Can’t speak to AD or in-house, but I know my senior AD partner here is making low 6 figures.

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It’s a contractor role expected to convert full time at some point in a year, but the conversion would put me at $135k total with 20% bonus (meaning, base would be lower and bonus isn’t guaranteed)

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