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How Much To Ask As Salary As A Developer? by 404Dev: 5:51pm On Sep 05, 2020
Hello house,

Tomorrow I will talking with a potential employer for a full time position as a developer and need to have an idea for how much to ask for when asked how much to be paid.

I have worked with guy the past 2 or 3 months but those were all project based and the guy pays well I think so he is not all these stingy bosses.

Please I need ideas. The job is based in Lagos also.
Re: How Much To Ask As Salary As A Developer? by KristaPretty(f): 5:54pm On Sep 05, 2020
250,000 for a start. Don't go below 200.

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Re: How Much To Ask As Salary As A Developer? by 404Dev: 5:55pm On Sep 05, 2020
KristaPretty:
250,000 for a start. Don't go below 200.
Thanks for the input

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Re: How Much To Ask As Salary As A Developer? by cixak95211: 6:51pm On Sep 05, 2020
Depends on your years of experience; and what you can bring to the table
Quack: 30k - 60k
starterpack: 70k - 120k
midlevel pack: 130k - 200k
senior pack: 300k and above

nigerian market prices
Re: How Much To Ask As Salary As A Developer? by tensazangetsu20(m): 7:28pm On Sep 05, 2020
cixak95211:
Depends on your years of experience; and what you can bring to the table
Quack: 30k - 60k
starterpack: 70k - 120k
midlevel pack: 130k - 200k
senior pack: 300k and above

nigerian market prices
Most seniors I know no go take that 300k o grin
Re: How Much To Ask As Salary As A Developer? by stanliwise(m): 8:17pm On Sep 05, 2020
KristaPretty:
250,000 for a start. Don't go below 200.
wrong advice, ask for the salary that can sustain your level. If you are junior dev requested for something reasonable and compensate yourself with what you have to gain.
If you’re a senior dev then collect and ask for the level that match your skill.
Re: How Much To Ask As Salary As A Developer? by KristaPretty(f): 8:21pm On Sep 05, 2020
stanliwise:
wrong advice, ask for the salary that can sustain your level. If you are junior dev requested for something reasonable and compensate yourself with what you have to gain.

What exactly is the wrong advice here
If you have gone for several interviews you will understand what I mean.

What happens in a case where the interviewer INSISTS on you saying your price?

Don't look stupid when they ask for a figure price and you keep "asking for the salary that can sustain your level or for something reasonable" as my beloved Special Adviser on interview matters has said.

You will lose the job because they will see you as a confused and indecisive person who doesn't know his onus at that point in time.

Just do you bro!
Re: How Much To Ask As Salary As A Developer? by stanliwise(m): 8:26pm On Sep 05, 2020
KristaPretty:


What exactly is the wrong advice here
If you have gone for several interviews you will understand what I mean.

What happens in a case where the interviewer INSISTS on you saying your price?

Don't look stupid when they ask for a figure price and you keep "asking for the salary that can sustain your level or for something reasonable" as my beloved Special Adviser on interview matters has said.

You will lose the job because they will see you as a confused and indecisive person who doesn't know his onus at that point in time.

Just do you bro!
I was reacting to where you said he shouldn’t go below, not when you are asked to peach a price, that case you give a big price to show how much you value yourself and worst you earn the best price company has not offer.
Re: How Much To Ask As Salary As A Developer? by lordally(m): 9:02pm On Sep 05, 2020
KristaPretty:


What exactly is the wrong advice here
If you have gone for several interviews you will understand what I mean.

What happens in a case where the interviewer INSISTS on you saying your price?

Don't look stupid when they ask for a figure price and you keep "asking for the salary that can sustain your level or for something reasonable" as my beloved Special Adviser on interview matters has said.

You will lose the job because they will see you as a confused and indecisive person who doesn't know his onus at that point in time.

Just do you bro!

It's obvious you're not a Developer.... Cos if this guy is a Junior Developer and he tells them 250k...omo na outside in go see inself ooo

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Re: How Much To Ask As Salary As A Developer? by cixak95211: 9:16pm On Sep 05, 2020
tensazangetsu20:

Most seniors I know no go take that 300k o grin

It is left to each one his/her personal preferences on what to accept. I just
stated what the Nigerian market offers, generally.
Of course, there will be exceptions such as working with a multinational where entry level can get even 300k
and working with one-man backyard venture, where even a senior level will earn you just 80k, you dig?
Re: How Much To Ask As Salary As A Developer? by tensazangetsu20(m): 9:19pm On Sep 05, 2020
OP just tell them you are flexible on salary and looking to add value. They should tell you their range and you can decide to live with it. Nigerians fit price you 30k o cheesy grin
Re: How Much To Ask As Salary As A Developer? by KristaPretty(f): 9:58pm On Sep 05, 2020
lordally:


It's obvious you're not a Developer.... Cos if this guy is a Junior Developer and he tells them 250k...omo na outside in go see inself ooo

How obvious is it You just type what you are obviously are not sure of.

You are talking to an EXPERIENCED programer and developer in UI/UX, front and back end developer- java development, HTML, Jay query, Ajax, Mobile Development, CSS, programming, XML, ASP.net, SQL Server, PHP, Net Core and infact ANYTHING THAT HAS TO DO WITH A DEVELOPER. The list is endless and I cannot type all I know.

So I do not go about saying what I am not sure.

Please don't show your complete ignorance bu saying "it is obvious I'm not a developer ".

I'm trying to be careful with words here towards you for your ignorance.

Hey, I am female. grin
Re: How Much To Ask As Salary As A Developer? by Etinosa1234: 10:19pm On Sep 05, 2020
lordally:


It's obvious you're not a Developer.... Cos if this guy is a Junior Developer and he tells them 250k...omo na outside in go see inself ooo
Guy grin grin grin

Re: How Much To Ask As Salary As A Developer? by Etinosa1234: 10:21pm On Sep 05, 2020
KristaPretty:


How obvious is it You just type what you are obviously are not sure of.

You are talking to an EXPERIENCED programer and developer in UI/UX, front and back end developer- java development, HTML, Jay query, Ajax, Mobile Development, CSS, programming, XML, ASP.net, SQL Server, PHP, Net Core and infact ANYTHING THAT HAS TO DO WITH A DEVELOPER. The list is endless and I cannot type all I know.

So I do not go about saying what I am not sure.

Please don't show your complete ignorance bu saying "it is obvious I'm not a developer ".

I'm trying to be careful with words here towards you for your ignorance.

Hey, I am female. grin

Omo...Ur experience wide ....

E sure me say u go don pass 40

But did u learn all this on the job or while training to be a developer
Re: How Much To Ask As Salary As A Developer? by KristaPretty(f): 10:23pm On Sep 05, 2020
Etinosa1234:


Omo...Ur experience wide ....

E sure me say u go don pass 40

But did u learn all this on the job or while training to be a developer

Haba!

I'm still in my 20s na grin grin
Re: How Much To Ask As Salary As A Developer? by Etinosa1234: 10:24pm On Sep 05, 2020
KristaPretty:


Haba!

I'm still in my 20s na grin grin
U learnt all on the job?
Re: How Much To Ask As Salary As A Developer? by cixak95211: 10:51pm On Sep 05, 2020
KristaPretty:

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You are talking to an EXPERIENCED programer and developer in UI/UX, front and back end developer- java development, HTML, Jay query, Ajax, Mobile Development, CSS, programming, XML, ASP.net, SQL Server, PHP, Net Core and infact ANYTHING THAT HAS TO DO WITH A DEVELOPER. The list is endless and I cannot type all I know.

Not trying to take sides, but your post above just affirmed what the guy said. You're indeed a developer, but still at the grassroots level.
When you're experienced, your field of play aka area of concentration gets massively narrowed down to one subject matter, thus becoming an SME, [subject matter expert]
Besides, no experienced developer would introduce themselves with an array of languages, only newbies do that.
Dont take offence tho. Just my two cents i might "stand corrected"

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Re: How Much To Ask As Salary As A Developer? by KristaPretty(f): 10:53pm On Sep 05, 2020
cixak95211:


Not trying to take sides, but your post above just affirmed what the guy said. You're indeed a developer, but still at the grassroots level.
When you're experienced, your field of play aka area of concentration gets massively narrowed down to one subject matter, thus becoming an SME, [subject matter expert]
Besides, no experienced developer would introduce themselves with an array of languages, only newbies do that.
Dont take offence tho. Just my two cents i might "stand corrected"

I broke it down for him to understand. You can see a hyphen that follows after the Front and Back end Development. That was a bit expansion for those who might want to check on that.

Regards and goodnight.
Re: How Much To Ask As Salary As A Developer? by lordally(m): 11:25pm On Sep 05, 2020
KristaPretty:


How obvious is it You just type what you are obviously are not sure of.

You are talking to an EXPERIENCED programer and developer in UI/UX, front and back end developer- java development, HTML, Jay query, Ajax, Mobile Development, CSS, programming, XML, ASP.net, SQL Server, PHP, Net Core and infact ANYTHING THAT HAS TO DO WITH A DEVELOPER. The list is endless and I cannot type all I know.

So I do not go about saying what I am not sure.

Please don't show your complete ignorance bu saying "it is obvious I'm not a developer ".

I'm trying to be careful with words here towards you for your ignorance.

Hey, I am female. grin

Even the way you wrote jay query instead of jQuery spells it out na....so like I said it's obvious grin grin

I'm not yet a software developer dou( I'm training to be one ) but I've been in the tech field( mostly Cisco ) for a very long time. So I know one can't just be done with A 6 months training and start demanding 250K ah ah the kind eye wey Dem go look the person self ehn!!!

And by the way well if what I wrote angered you well I'm sorry I was just trying to be funny but as a lady una body too dey hot which is natural...don't take it personal cos I only come here to laugh off some stressful days

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Re: How Much To Ask As Salary As A Developer? by lordally(m): 11:27pm On Sep 05, 2020
Etinosa1234:

Guy grin grin grin

My guy no be small thing ooo...LWKMD
Re: How Much To Ask As Salary As A Developer? by lordally(m): 11:34pm On Sep 05, 2020
cixak95211:


Not trying to take sides, but your post above just affirmed what the guy said. You're indeed a developer, but still at the grassroots level.
When you're experienced, your field of play aka area of concentration gets massively narrowed down to one subject matter, thus becoming an SME, [subject matter expert]
Besides, no experienced developer would introduce themselves with an array of languages, only newbies do that.
Dont take offence tho. Just my two cents i might "stand corrected"

Thank God you just confirmed what I said...I just choose to reply her in a Civil way if not this thread might get back and forth with Arguments cos when an Experienced Developer talks , we know.
Re: How Much To Ask As Salary As A Developer? by KristaPretty(f): 11:49pm On Sep 05, 2020
lordally:


Even the way you wrote jay query instead of jQuery spells it out na....so like I said it's obvious grin grin

I'm not yet a software developer dou( I'm training to be one ) but I've been in the tech field( mostly Cisco ) for a very long time. So I know one can't just be done with A 6 months training and start demanding 250K ah ah the kind eye wey Dem go look the person self ehn!!!

And by the way well if what I wrote angered you well I'm sorry I was just trying to be funny but as a lady una body too dey hot which is natural...don't take it personal cos I only come here to laugh off some stressful days

I only just noticed I wrote "Jay" query instead of "J". I was having a conversation with someone called Jay while responding and it must have been an oversight.

I have basic Networking knowledge - EIGRP, Vlan, Subnetting, CCNA, RIP, OSPF, OSI Model.

Having said this, have a goodnight before you pick out unnecessary errors where there seem to be none.

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Re: How Much To Ask As Salary As A Developer? by lordally(m): 11:55pm On Sep 05, 2020
KristaPretty:


I only just noticed I wrote "Jay" query instead of "J". I was having a conversation with someone called Jay while responding and it must have been an oversight.

I have basic Networking knowledge - EIGRP, Vlan, Subnetting, CCNA, RIP, OSPF, OSI Model.

Having said this, have a goodnight before you pick out unnecessary errors where there seem to be none.

No bad blood we are both on the same Page but maybe different Chapters...Well sorry if you felt Insulted not intentional Good night and sleep well...abeg no go sleep then enter China for dream ooo...we no want another Corona ooo ...lols...Take care
Re: How Much To Ask As Salary As A Developer? by KristaPretty(f): 12:20am On Sep 06, 2020
lordally:


No bad blood we are both on the same Page but maybe different Chapters...Well sorry if you felt Insulted not intentional Good night and sleep well...abeg no go sleep then enter China for dream ooo...we no want another Corona ooo ...lols...Take care

No offence picked grin You're the boss. China ke grin we are in this Kwarupt Kwantry togeza.

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Re: How Much To Ask As Salary As A Developer? by tensazangetsu20(m): 8:12am On Sep 06, 2020
lordally:


Even the way you wrote jay query instead of jQuery spells it out na....so like I said it's obvious grin grin

I'm not yet a software developer dou( I'm training to be one ) but I've been in the tech field( mostly Cisco ) for a very long time. So I know one can't just be done with A 6 months training and start demanding 250K ah ah the kind eye wey Dem go look the person self ehn!!!

And by the way well if what I wrote angered you well I'm sorry I was just trying to be funny but as a lady una body too dey hot which is natural...don't take it personal cos I only come here to laugh off some stressful days
Better stop devaluing yourself. So if you finish now, how much would you be asking for? Working in tech is very difficult. Building a program from the ground up and maintaining it isn't easy. Scaling it is another thing entirely. The people in oil and gas who collect big salaries. What do you think they do there? Mark up Excel sheets? I am talking about those in the offices and not those in the fields. Oil and gas certificates are even worse. 3 weeks in and then start collecting millions. Why should it be different in tech. Never be afraid to ask for more money. Na money you dey find no be human being you kill.

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Re: How Much To Ask As Salary As A Developer? by lordally(m): 10:35am On Sep 06, 2020
tensazangetsu20:

Better stop devaluing yourself. So if you finish now, how much would you be asking for? Working in tech is very difficult. Building a program from the ground up and maintaining it isn't easy. Scaling it is another thing entirely. The people in oil and gas who collect big salaries. What do you think they do there? Mark up Excel sheets? I am talking about those in the offices and not those in the fields. Oil and gas certificates are even worse. 3 weeks in and then start collecting millions. Why should it be different in tech. Never be afraid to ask for more money. Na money you dey find no be human being you kill.

I swear you don burst my head!! Your spoke lots of knowledge....But as entry level I think 100 to 180k for the tech startups is normal then for Banks and maybe bigge established Firms/companies it might be 200 to 300K ....I stated thos initial salary because that what some tech companies like Softcom , Paystack etc pay entry level
Re: How Much To Ask As Salary As A Developer? by tensazangetsu20(m): 11:17am On Sep 06, 2020
lordally:


I swear you don burst my head!! Your spoke lots of knowledge....But as entry level I think 100 to 180k for the tech startups is normal then for Banks and maybe bigge established Firms/companies it might be 200 to 300K ....I stated thos initial salary because that what some tech companies like Softcom , Paystack etc pay entry level
Don't only put your eye on Nigeria when you are ready to apply to jobs. Apply everywhere o. Inside, outside, America, Europe, Asia. Apply everywhere. Company for Singapore fit pay you 1000 USD monthly without breaking a sweat. That's like 450k.
Re: How Much To Ask As Salary As A Developer? by Karleb(m): 1:06pm On Sep 06, 2020
tensazangetsu20:

Don't only put your eye on Nigeria when you are ready to apply to jobs. Apply everywhere o. Inside, outside, America, Europe, Asia. Apply everywhere. Company for Singapore fit pay you 1000 USD monthly without breaking a sweat. That's like 450k.

grin

I remember when a certain teenager here who had a remote job and was initially earning around $500 got his salary increased to $2,500.


There's money in tech anywhere in the world but tech companies in Nigeria are not regulated that's why they offer peanuts and there is no agency to report them to.

In America, Canada, Europe... Tech companies pay a lot.

There are mid level developers comfortable earning $10,000 per month a very big money anywhere in the world.
Re: How Much To Ask As Salary As A Developer? by tensazangetsu20(m): 1:11pm On Sep 06, 2020
Karleb:


grin

I remember when a certain teenager here who had a remote job and was initially earning around $500 got his salary increased to $2,500.


There's money in tech anywhere in the world but tech companies in Nigeria are not regulated that's why they offer peanuts and there is no agency to report them to.

In America, Canada, Europe... Tech companies pay a lot.

There are mid level developers comfortable earning $10,000 per month a very big money anywhere in the world.

True best to apply everywhere and take what comes. Tech is universal.
Re: How Much To Ask As Salary As A Developer? by zeestone99(m): 3:52pm On Sep 06, 2020
KristaPretty:


How obvious is it You just type what you are obviously are not sure of.

You are talking to an EXPERIENCED programer and developer in UI/UX, front and back end developer- java development, HTML, Jay query, Ajax, Mobile Development, CSS, programming, XML, ASP.net, SQL Server, PHP, Net Core and infact ANYTHING THAT HAS TO DO WITH A DEVELOPER. The list is endless and I cannot type all I know.

So I do not go about saying what I am not sure.

Please don't show your complete ignorance bu saying "it is obvious I'm not a developer ".

I'm trying to be careful with words here towards you for your ignorance.

Hey, I am female. grin

I have a new friend cheesy
Re: How Much To Ask As Salary As A Developer? by lordally(m): 4:54pm On Sep 06, 2020
tensazangetsu20:

Don't only put your eye on Nigeria when you are ready to apply to jobs. Apply everywhere o. Inside, outside, America, Europe, Asia. Apply everywhere. Company for Singapore fit pay you 1000 USD monthly without breaking a sweat. That's like 450k.

Yeah that's true o...come to think of it I also have Singapore in mind also...thanks for this...I appreciate!!

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