SF - Salary for mid-level writer at a big name shop with 2 years experience at another big name shop?

Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

Those cost of living calculators don't actually adjust for how stupid living costs are in SF. As in, don't expect the salaries to just go up just cause it's more expensive. Not actually how it works.

like

Yeah, I think your looking at a 90k cap at the high end. Especially with the big name shops, who probably have between 10-20 junior creative irons in the fire, so to speak. But if it’s good for your career you should do it anyway. The money piles up fast later in your career, if you’re good. Eat the ramen a bit longer. It might mean you can eat anything you want forever, later.

like

I think what ACD1 says is fair. My first senior CW role in SF was at $100k-$110k. Then once I polished my book, offers of $130k-140 came.

So around $80k as a mid level doesn’t sound crazy. Although paying SF rent on that salary does.

like

Yeah depending on awards you might get a little more but I’m in SF and most solid mid-levels with 4-5 years experience make around 85-90. Even with the big names, unless you’re freelance or have a ton of awards you aren’t gonna make much more.

like

Thanks, y’all. I’ll probably try and go for a little more as that’s basically what I’m getting paid (after adjusted for cost of living) in my current role. It’ll probably be a hard pass for me if they’re only coughing up $80 in SF. I’ve had enough ramen in my life.

like

Go for what you need, for sure. The experience I’m referencing is from 2014. So I’m a bit removed from what juniors and mid levels should be asking for. And maybe you have a sharper book than I had when I was younger. Good luck.

Which city?

$80K is probably right, and near the top. Good luck!

$80K max in SF, I’m guessing?

2 years experience? Sorry, nope.

Also, sorry it’s crap. But the pay here doesn’t really compare to nyc even with a cost of living that’s actually higher. But agree with AD1, they have a stack of other juniors that are probably willing to work at half your rate.

Related Posts

like

Any thoughts on Maron Marval? Specifically their Texas office regarding workload, salary range and 1950 billable hours?

likefunny

Hi,

What is the package range for the below skillset?
YoE: 7.4 years
Skillset: #SharePoint, #PowerApps, Power Automate, Power Virtual Agent

Thanks

like

What does TC as a principal at Blackstone etc look like these days?

like

Anyone from fidelity investments here?
Wanted to know what is the maximum CTC they can offer for lead software engineering.
Total exp : 6 years

like
like

Leaving big4 right before manager promo coz of the hours (slated for manager in Sept 2021)

Audit/Accounting manager jobs in industry have offered me 100-105k (various industries and firm sizes). I did push for more but no dice! I make 83k atm as a S3 in the Tri state area.

Always heard about the bump being amazing when leaving public. Am I pulling the short straw or am I just crazy?!

like

I'm a pca in TN with around 8 years of experience. I am making 13 a hour. Is that low?

like

What is the maximum salary I can expect for Accenture PAGP TC practice on L9 Consultant role? 6yoe, Salesforce Functional Consultant. MBA t2.Accenture

like

I am coming up on a promotion. In preparation, I've done some market-level research for the future position and found the average salary is approximately $30k more than my current salary. I've been with the company for 10 years in various positions, but 2.5 in my current. My previous supervisor would never entertain any negotiations above the offer letter; stating "the offer is final". I've spoken with other colleagues and its not true.

Any advice for negotiations, and how much is too much?

like

Does Ericsson deduct gratuity from in hand salary monthly like pf ?? Ericsson

like

How much to negotiate for Senior Product Manager salary with a 16 yrs of work exp.?

likehelpful

I’m starting to think regardless where you go (agency side) the work will be there along with the politics and bs. Should we always base our next move with compensation as number 1 deciding factor?

like

Does anyone have an idea of what salary one could expect coming into Deloitte US at Senior Manager in Oracle HCM practice?

like

Hi,

Anyone received hike letters?

Can you please confirm the percentage, yoe, designation?

funny

Hi All,

My current experience is 7Years with 15L CTC. I've recently cleared wipro technical rounds and waiting for HR round. I need some suggestions to negotiate the pay.

like

I got an offer from chubb Business Services with 10.5 LPA. My exp is 1.6 yrs and my current package is around 7 LPA at Infosys. Should I take this up ? How is it working for chubb ? Is it a right decision or should I wait in Infosys for one more year so that my exp is increased and I could get better offers?

Which company pays highest for Data Engineers (Fixed CTC) for anyone with 5+ years of experience?

like

Can anyone say me what could be on hand salary with no tax savings measure taken

Post Photo
like

How much is capgemini offering to yoe 6 java dev?

like

More Posts

Texas friends. Looking for a Trading/LLC tax expert. Any recommendations?

like

How many days it take for LTA reimbursement? I have raised one without bills/taxable

What's the salary bracket for Assistant manager FP&A at Deloitte USI

Billable hour question: is anyone else just completely incapable of keeping up with your time? I’ve been an attorney for 3 years now and tried everything I can think of to figure this out but I just can’t do it. It’s the same thing at the end of every month - staying up late entering in an entire month of time. Luckily most clients I work for are flat fee/percentage based but I still feel like a failure for not being able to do this thing that seemingly every other lawyer can do. Any tips?

like

Where is a good bar in the city for a meet up?

My boss shamed me publicly in an email sent to the entire office. I am a marketing director and have handled multiple important campaigns, but I got sick and he called me "weak" and told my coworkers that they should avoid being like me. Huh.

like

Does anyone in Orlando, FL tomorrow (9/22) want to meet for a drink?

36/f, DM if interested.

like

How is the average hike in Netapp?I am about to join Netapp in a couple of months so wanted to know how much one can expect during the next year June appraisal?

like

What study materials or classes did you guys use for the series 7 and 66?

like

Hi friends.. what will be the TCS retention terms & conditions.

like

Leo group is remote until Sept 6 (unofficially) but offices are open now if you want to come in (Have to reserve a spot). No pressure to do so yet. Expected to be a hybrid model after, but it's all TBD.

like

Can someone at Google refer me for a job at Google for auditorGoogle

likefunny

Interesting bowl.

I've found ways to empower myself and make this more of a tool than liability - on most days.

Besides tech and wellness, what's one thing you do that helps?

like

Incoming full-time MBA student at Georgia Tech. 1.5 YOE consulting, 2 YOE internal strat @ a nonprofit. Interested in corporate strat, product/service management, and strategy consulting. Want to live in Atlanta, work less than 50 hours/week (willing to sacrifice $$ for time). I’ve done the 70+hours/week before and that’s just not what I want long term. Any insight into target companies I should be looking at? Thanks!

like

Has anyone heard of Acquis Consulting?

like

Hello! I’m looking for study materials for the PHR. Does anyone have recommendations for cost effective resources or perhaps willing to part with your study materials?

like

Best book recommendations for soon-to-be dads? (To both babies and puppies)

like
like

Have partner/manager round interviews tomorrow for a transaction services associate position at a regional firm. What kind of questions should I be prepared for? Mostly technical at this round?

like

how do you all maintain a good work-life balance?

like

Additional Posts in Salaries in Advertising & Marketing

It seems like there’s a huge range of salaries for “art directors” even within the same city... Does anyone have insight to what range I would be looking at (overall range, lower end of range because I’m a junior currently?). I have been working consistently for 2.5 years since I’ve been out of school, but I’ve worked several part time/freelance jobs and have had several internships throughout schooling years too (total EXP = 6 years?). Would be jumping ship, not an internal promotion. Thanks!

like

What is the going rate for Account Director in LA and OC, Calif

like

Anyone know what a paid search manger at spark foundry makes per year?

29, F, NYC, 75k

like

Team member gave her three week notice. I will likely have to pick up majority of her work for the foreseeable future (which is very different from my assigned work). My company is on a hiring freeze and reduced salaries. Sooo do y’all think it hopeless to ask for some sort of raise or bonus of some kind?

likehelpful

I wish there was a search function on these threads...

like

How much does an EA make in NYC?

like

Is it appropriate to ask HR about if I qualify for an annual bonus? Nobody has told me, but I know other people have received one

like

What are people’s opinions on sharing your salary with your partner? We didn’t come on together but get along great. I think I’m on the low end of my title range, and am wondering if they are too.

What’s the salary range for a designer with 5 years experience in NYC?

like

What is the general percentage raise you get inside your company?
27/female/writer/LA

helpful

Thoughts on accepting an offer for a HCOL city and moving into the suburbs? Really looking forward to leaving city life behind but not the salary. Has anyone done this?

like

AE position for healthcare in DC area; COLA from previous salary/location (AE role) says it should be $75k. Don't think that's realistic - any insights?

like

👋🏻 Hello 💸 What would be the salary range for a visual designer in San Francisco? Client side 🤫

like

Ok ok, it’s that time of the year again. Another thread of <💸how much money do you make!💰> Use the following format so you don’t break the formation :) Format: 1. Total income from the job 2. Title 3. City 4. Year in the job 5. Gender, age, ethnic (all are optional) 6. Are you satisfied with your pay. See you in the thread. 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥and don’t forget: Get the bags!

likehelpful