pay scale in Austin area?

  1. I'm a new grad on the east coast and I'm thinking of moving to Austin in a year or two or three. I understand that new grads start at roughly $18 there which is A LOT lower that what they pay out here. What's the pay like for someone with 2 or 3 years experience?

    I realize that the cost of living is really really low out there, but $18 kinda scares me.

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  3. by   Foxfour
    I live in south TX (I have lived in TX all my life), but most of my family lives in Austin. I have checked into the pay scale up there and the starting pay for a new grad was around 20/hr., and your right the cost of living is a lot lower than the east. I have come to believe that the pay scale is all relative.