salary honesty

Posted: March 17th, 2019

Updated: July 5, 2021

Not discussing salaries is detrimental to employees, and serves as an open door for corporate exploitation on bases of sex, gender, race, orientation, experience (and specifically the lack thereof), and otherwise. Posting my salary history is an attempt to fight pay inequality: my salary can be used as a direct data point for anyone wanting information on salaries in related positions, locations, languages, and experience levels.

At the time of first writing this I am still a college student with little experience and an accepted job offer. I intend to update this chart as I progress in my career. Hopefully the information here can help somebody negotiate their own salary, and help me negotiate my own salary in the future.

Company Position Location Date Salary
MMT Observatory Intern Tucson, AZ May 2018 - Nov 2018 $11/hr
U. of AZ, CS Dept. Section Leader Tucson, AZ Fall 2018 $11.75/hr
Head Section Leader Spring 2019 $12/hr
Fast Enterprises Implementation Consultant Harrisburg, PA July 2019 - Sept 2019 $38.46/hr
Planned Systems International Web Applications Developer Washington, DC Nov 2019 - Feb 2020 $95,000/yr
Feb 2020 - Nov 2020 $96,800/yr
Orbit Logic Junior Software Engineer Washington, DC Nov 2020 - June 2021 $101,000/yr