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Re: how much will it pay?
said by signmeuptoo:It greatly depends on the area. NE USA as in a place in the woods of VT? Boston? NYC?
If I get an associate's in object oriented programming, and live in the NE USA, what should be starting pay be? I see sites that talk about having a bachelor's, which I plan on getting, but to start off with an associate's degree, how much should I make? I am guessing from 30-40 K?
Having an associate's isn't going to help THAT much, it's what you can do will determine the pay scale. Do you do just small PHP stuff or do you have extensive experience in Java or C#?
30-40k is about right, but could be 45-50k if you're lucky to get in a good company in a good place (hint: the closer you go to NYC the higher the pay is, but life is more expensive too and the traffic sucks). A BS will help open significantly more doors - provided that you have the skills.
Focus more on LEARNING and building a strong skill set than on pay, at least for the beginning...