Date: Thu, 5 Dec 2002 16:57:28 -0700
Reply-To: Amy Swinford <aimless35@QWEST.NET>
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From: Amy Swinford <aimless35@QWEST.NET>
Subject: Re: SAS job in Richmond
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You've had a lot of feedback on this, but nobody has mentioned the value of
sponsorship. Many companies pay a lower salary when they have to pay the high
cost of sponsorship (and I've heard it is an expensive headache), and that
should be factored into the offer. Additionally, some clin trials work is
very un-demanding, requires rudimentary SAS skills and is often entry level.
If that is the position you are getting, which is possible because you have no
pharma experience, I'd say that $51,000 is very OK. Can a family of 4 live off
of it? Probably. Would $75,000 be better? Well, yeah.
Good luck with your job search.
Igota Sasjob wrote:
> I was offered a clinical trials programmer analyst job in Richmond,
> Virginia. The salary is $51000 USD. Is this a salary okay, and can a
> family of four live on it?
> Note that I would be the only breadwinner. I am not familiar with the
> cost of living in the USA.
> Note that I have three years experience in NON-Pharma SAS.
> BTW. I HAVE visited sconsig, but I am interested in hearing from the list.
> Am I getting a bad offer?
> Thank you very much.
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