Hi All,
I'm exploring making a move out to CA sometime next year and was hoping to get some advice on what the pay is like for an application packager / app deployment person with 5 years experience with WISE / SMS and heavy scripting experience. Currently most of the work I do is contract which usually comes with a higher rate of pay than a perm position here in the midwest, from what I've seen anywhere from $45-$60 dollars an hour. Can anyone in California comment on what the going payrate out there is for this type of work, both contract and perm? Just wondering how I would be able to afford those unreal home prices you guys have..

We are looking specifically at San Diego County as well as outskirts of San Fran. but are really open to anywhere besides LA. PM me if you would rather discuss privately.

Thanks in advance guys!

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$45-$60 sounds about right for a contract job here in Cali too, I definitely woudn't expect much more than that unless you're bringing some other hot skill the client needs.

I've got a dice search set up and I can't remember last time I saw anything in the Bay area for packaging. Socal seems a little better.

Dice isn't all inclusive, but the number of hits you get is probably a pretty good indicator. Good luck! And shoot a private msg to me if you want, I don't mind chatting about it.
Answered 03/25/2009 by: aogilmor
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You got any other sites in the States worth looking at for packaging roles?
Answered 03/25/2009 by: rbrucelee1978
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do a search on Windows Installer or Wise Package Studio (or whatever too you use but Wise is most commony listed) from dice.com or other job search engine. You'll see stuff nationwide, it doesn't seem to be concentrated anywhere. You can see when a project comes up because you'll all of a sudden see 6 listings for (let's say) Charlotte, NC and a lot of times you can guess which company it is just from the description. I'm sure this is NOT the entire job market for packaging, but it will give you a pretty good snapshot of what's happening now.
Answered 03/30/2009 by: aogilmor
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