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I met a guy today who came to USA on H1B ( firm Tech Mahendra) . He mentioned his salary is 67k. I was surprised and felt bad as well . What the shit going on with these companies .

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I started at Infosys with 67K. I got promoted twice but my onsite pay wasn't revised until after a year of the fact, both times. When I quit Infy, after 3 years onsite - I was at 74K. Total 7 years at Infy and a rank below Project Manager.

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Indian Tech companies pay peanuts even now. Pick any company for that matter. What's your option though? Nothing until you switch. If you ask for a raise you might be quickly replaced by a villager who is ready to work at 10% lesser.

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We are cyber coolies. Jump ship for higher salary and bonuses

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I came through Capgemini. My LCA mentioned a pay of 120k. Two weeks before my travel(when all my plans had been finalized), I was told that this is a clerical mistake and they shot down my pay to 73k and filed an amendment. At that time, I had an option to screw my life in India or screw my life in USA. I chose to getting screwed in USA. I was living a more luxurious life in India though.

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I also had some savings in India which helped

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Don’t feel bad for him. Help him change his job and hook him up to a new gig.

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When I first came to US 13 years back , mine was $57.5k

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Ditto. That too in the Bay Area

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I started with ey in risk with 63k in a Low tier city , with masters. Not that unheard of

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After my masters degree in US, I joined a big 4 firm for 53k. I left the firm as soon as I found that the new hires from my school were paid 70k for the same level. Having an H1b visa is a gift and a curse.

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Which city in the US, and what level/position is he at?

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In 2008, my salary on paper was $58k in Midwest. But my in hand salary was about $2200 /month.

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I was in a small town but my pay was $40k for almost three years After a MS here. It was just around 2008 when things were shit.

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That’s still way more than what they would be making in India

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Have you considered dollor to rupee parity?

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I made 65k when I moved in 2013 for a small company ... didn’t realize how low it was! Realized i was at par with kids 2-3 years out of college in my city! I think it’s okay based on the local market and my peers!

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I started with 58 in 2016😢 Lot of politics even to give us salary

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