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Originally Posted by Don Karnage View Post
I'd probably say that it's closer to a million. 800-850K/Yr
Oh man this excites me! Haha this is what I'm trying to be. I thought it was only like 100k.
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post #22 of 29
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Oh man this excites me! Haha this is what I'm trying to be. I thought it was only like 100k.
That amount of money would probably be for a Senior engineer. You'll never make that much starting out
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Starting is about 100k, then it goes up and depending on the position, it can be 200k+.
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Its high enough that some Intel guys can just get free Intel stuff whenever they want. Some guy basically got two 990x and two 510's for no real reason (he wanted a new rig - he asked - higher ups said "yea sure whatever"). IIRC he ended up with an SR2 build that was well under $2000 due to freebies.
Yeah head engineer for a company like Intel or even AMD is not a joke salary and benefit wise. Such an awesome and rewarding job, not only in terms of money but innovating new products for a company that many people utilize is quite joyful in itself.
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Might be why Dirk Meyer was fired. Being an engineer, he probably wanted to hand craft the design, But AMD wanted to cheap out.
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Probably somewhere around 500k a year.
I'd put it around 2500K to 2600K
 
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post #28 of 29
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Where can I go to college to learn this job rofl
Most of those guys, if not all of them, have PhD's, if I'm not mistaken. Very quant-heavy stuff.

If I decide to get a PhD, I certainly wouldn't use it to make microprocessors, that's for sure. I would go to a hedge fund and be a quant trader making a metric ass-ton of money for myself, but that's just me...
Edited by decimator - 10/14/11 at 1:21pm
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I know they are different companies but my aunt worked for IBM and apple at some points in the late 80s and all through the 90's and was making around 250k as an engineer when she quit.

D

BTW: She has a PhD and a MBA in something or another. Don't know, she was disowned from the family. LOL
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