wiz wrote:Just saw your CS comment: Cornell has a pretty good CS program, and I've seen some of the bonkers numbers being thrown around at FB/GOOG/MSFT/AMZN for coders. It depends on school, internships, github page, and interviewing, but I've seen some packages starting out well over $200k for the first year.
For example: $130k base, $100k signing bonus, $200k stock vesting over 3.5 years, ~10% bonus.
That's a 22 year old CS grad making $280k his first year and then maybe $190k the next year (depending on raises).
Jesus. How large a contingent are we talking about who are receiving those offers?