A Tool For Analyzing H-1B Visa Applications Reveals Tech Salary Secrets

To read more about why Indian Consulting companies can pay very low salaries to their IT consultants, please go to http://developers.slashdot.org/story/15/05/28/1541246/a-tool-for-analyzing-h-1b-visa-applications-reveals-tech-salary-secrets

“If the title says ‘consultant’, instead of $130,000 you might pay $60,000, the gap is that big.”

Tekla Perry writes:The golden age of engineers is not over,’ says a French software engineer who developed a tool for mining U.S. Department of Labor visa application data, but, he says, salaries appear to be leveling off. Indeed, salary inflation for software engineers and other technical professionals at Google and Facebook has slowed dramatically, according to his database, and Airbnb and Dropbox pay is down a little, though Netflix pay is through the roof. The data also shows that some large companies appear to be playing games with titles to deflate salaries, and Microsoft is finally offering technology professionals comparable salaries to Apple and Google. There’s a lot more to be discovered in this interactive database, and researchers are getting ready to mine it.

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