Average Salary for a experienced (4 years) MSI packager? Need help...
I need some help/advice.
I wasn't hired as a packager, I picked up the training while on the job years ago and then took over as sole packager when the main packager recently left the company and its now become one of my main responsibilities. I now have 4 years experience packaging (almost 20 in IT) and am in the midst of negotiating with my employer a new compensation deal for my added responsibilities. My company is a major international player in the energy markets.
The problem is our company HQ is based in London, but I am based in a small satellite office in Paris but doing ALL the packaging work for our main HQ (our former packager was in London, so he didn't have this problem). They have already told me they wont pay me a London rate because I live in Paris. Its a great deal for them not having to pay a full London Rate...not so great for me. They have told me to come back to me with a Paris rate for a lead packager.
What I need to know: What would a Application packager (with 4+ years experience) expect to make in the Paris France area?
The reason I ask, unlike the US/UK job French sites/recruiters very rarely post the salaries offered, therefore Its very difficult to draw a baseline what salary range a experienced packager could hope to make. I do know that a *.MSI packagers in the US/UK make a lot more than I currently do but I don't want to start contacting recruiters unless I am willing to make a job change (that's a separate issue). Of course my employers knows that if I do leave, they will be in a pickle which is why I think they are willing to negotiate.
Anyone offer any help?