Dear What Am I Worth,
I am a programmer in Auckland. I have a degree in mathematics and a postgraduate degree in computer science. I have a year's experience in the software development industry and am currently employed as a C++ programmer for a network software development company. I have a solid understanding of MFC/Win32 programming, gained during my spare time at university and put into use at work.
I am on $43,000 and know people in the industry less capable but on higher salaries.
My primary responsibilities at work are to maintain the automated build process, installer modification and development, product localisation (involves preparing resources for language translation), bug fixing and development of the core product.
Candle replies: A graduate IT role would generally start on a salary of around $35,000. The fact that you have a year's work experience and two job-related degrees we would estimate a salary from around $45,000+.