We’ve all heard about—or directly suffered through—the shortage of development talent that plagues the startup scene. And it’s no different in Portland. Talent is at a premium. But what exactly does that scarcity do to the costs for today’s startups? Ted Timmons spent some time digging into that question.
My career and education was decidedly nontraditional. I’ve done a lot of hiring but not for entry-level coders. This means I couldn’t use my own knowledge to answer this. I reached out to peers and I’m summarizing the knowledge here.
The salary numbers given were $50k to $110k. The upper end of that was certainly based on Bay Area wages; for Portland, $70k to $75k range seems appropriate for a junior engineer.
— Ryan Williams (@ryanwi) March 26, 2014
For more, see Ted’s post on the starting salary for software engineering in Portland, Oregon. And, of course, to see who is hiring or to post a job, check out the Silicon Florist job board.
(Image courtesy Aaron Hockley. Used under Creative Commons.)