Kieren Diment diment at
Mon Dec 12 22:38:54 GMT 2011

On 13/12/2011, at 9:30 AM, James Laver wrote:

> On 12 Dec 2011, at 22:16, Simon Wistow wrote:
>> That's not implausible.
>> A good but junior programmer in San Francisco is generally looking at a
>> 100K USD salary which equates to about 65K UKP. 
>> Unless things have changed since I left London that would be high for a 
>> junior.
> Minus health insurance premiums (and you'd want good cover, wouldn't you) for a start. And all of the other things you don't get included over there.

Health insurance, and saving for your kids future, as well as paying down all that debt you've accumulated over the years take a big dent out of US pay rates.  It's difficult to comprehend how broken and expensive the US health system is (although hopefully for them ObamaCare will partly fix that for them).

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