Google Pays $95,000 per year

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Have you ever wondered how much will you be paid after earning a master’s degree in the U.S.?

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Salary after M.S.

Every student usually has big dreams of earning big greens after studying in the U.S. So let’s answer the question, how much do software companies actually pay.

I’m assuming that you are an entry level student with a bachelor’s and master’s degree/s with no work experience. If you get employed, your salary range will be from $45,000 to $80,000 per year.

Why is the range like that?

In the U.S., salary depends on many factors like location (state, city), company size, candidates’ level of expertise, job market, to name a few.

Someone who is getting paid $50,000 in Texas for a software or electrical engineering entry level job will get around $58,000 in North Carolina and $70,000 in New York.

An obvious reason for the substantial gap is that the cost of living in big cities is higher. One must pay more the day to day life activities.

Your travel costs will be higher, car fuel will be more expensive, you will pay higher income tax, and so on.

How much do Google and Facebook Pay?

I was surprised to learn that Google pays $95,000 per year and Facebook pays $92,000 per year. But how many do they hire?

They only employ a small number of personnel versus the number of resumés they receive.

 How much can you save?

If you are single, sharing a room with one another friend, and if you make $4,000 per month, then you can save from $800 to $1,500 per month, depending of your life style.

A 2 bed/2 bath apartment’s rent varies from $600 to $1,500 per month. That’s where your chunk of money will go. Then your expenses for food, car monthly payments, and so on.


  1. anu

    what are the part time jobs we can do when we are doing m.s. in u.s.?

  2. angura reddy frm hyderabada

    This information is completely false
    (If you are single, sharing a room with one another friend, and if you make $4000 per month, then you can save $800 to $1500 per month depending of your way of life. 2 bed/2 bath apartment rent varies from $600 to $1500 per month.)

    I dont know why people misleads to other where as they them selves saves a lot. If you are Indian bachelor and getting 4000$ per month and renting a sharing apartment your saving will be 3500$. I know lot of Indians whose expenses only 500$ per month.

    1. sq115

      Yeah and if you want to live like that in USA, it’s better not to come, no offense.

  3. Rahul


    i want to know how much a production engineering after completing ms from production management earns ..??

  4. vishak

    nice article. by now,v ve got to know the factors on which the salary depends. some of the students tell me that salary is also university dependent. is this true? better the univ,better the salary???

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