salary honesty

Posted: March 17th, 2019

Updated: December 9th, 2019

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.

Number Company Position Location Time Salary Benefits Negotiated
1 MMT Observatory Intern Tucson, AZ May 2018 - Nov 2018 $11/hr none no
2 U. of AZ, CS Dept. Section Leader Tucson, AZ Fall 2018 $11.75/hr none no
3 U. of AZ, CS Dept. Head Section Leader Tucson, AZ Spring 2019 $12/hr none no
4 Fast Enterprises Implementation Consultant Harrisburg, PA July 2019 - Sept 2019 $38.46/hr Fully paid dental, health, vision, cash bonuses, paid overtime no
5 Planned Systems International Web Application Developer Washington, DC Nov 2019 - Present $95,000/yr Health, dental, vision, w/ copays, 401k matching From $85,000, including $2k signing bonus