In today’s competitive corporate world, everyone looks for the best career path they can take for different reasons. However, for most individuals who finished computer related courses, they start by looking for the most rewarding companies which can offer the best developer salary and compensation packages possible.
According to different websites specializing in salary reports, in the US, a web developer’s salary can range from $70,000 up to $98,000 annually. This is applicable to developers in New York and other states. But, is this true for all other places and countries?
For first timers how much should your rates be?
This is probably one of primary questions an individual trying to start a carreer ask. Should I base my rates on salary reports found on the internet? To answer this question, an individual must think like a businessman. He must think outside of the box and become objective about the whole thing. As an example, a new and emerging developer, cannot just expect a skyrocketing salary right away. He must earn his way up by proving his skills and by showing his employers what he can do, what his contributions are.
Skills representation and your rates
Many upcoming web developers think that starting a career in this field is as easy as 1,2,3. The truth is some developers overlook the fact that themes and modules development can take hours and hours of hard work that can extend up to even years. Another factor to consider is the fact that developer’s salary can differ from one location to another. In any economy, to demand high rates, you must show your potential and must represent your skills in a way that do not challenge your asking rates. You must consider this at all times.
Reviewing a job offer
When a job order is sent by an employer, it will usually contain the details and description of the job including but not limited to the base compensation, functions and expected hours of work. Before signing up your contract, read through intently. If you have any questions, make sure you bring it up to your employer to address it properly.