Re: Oracle DBA Position in Buffalo New York...

From: Robert Freeman <>
Date: Mon, 1 Jun 2009 12:31:28 -0700 (PDT)
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Well, let's see.... based on where I've lived...

Where I was born, Enid, Oklahoma.... where the cost of living is truly LOW... 65k is worth 75k in Buffalo, NY. Living in Seattle... a 38k salary is worth 65k in Buffalo... so that would be a positive move. Living in Chicago... 40k in Buffalo is worth about 60k in Chicago (Naperville, IL. to be exact). Living in Jacksonville, FL. 55k in Jax buys you 65k in Buffalo. And Salt Lake... 51k in SLC gets you 65k in Buffalo.

All in all, Buffalo seems to be a cheaper place to live.

Looks like:

Food - Higher (slightly) in Buffalo
Housing - Lower (a lot.... what is the quality/age of these houses I wonder?)in Buffalo Utilties, health and transportation - higher in Buffalo

So the bottom line is it's almost all in the housing. I'd really question the quality of that housing.


 Robert G. Freeman
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  • Original Message ---- From: "Zelli, Brian" <> To: "" <> Sent: Monday, June 1, 2009 1:19:25 PM Subject: RE: Oracle DBA Position in Buffalo New York...

As a native Buffaloian, I can vouch for the pay scales here. These companies are too cheap to pay because they say we have such a low cost of living here.


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Sent: Monday, June 01, 2009 3:06 PM
To:; Cc:; Subject: RE: Oracle DBA Position in Buffalo New York...

Wholly mollie. Doesn't New York, (and buffalo) have federal, state, 'and city' taxes, not to mention sales tax?

Geez, if the economy is really that bad, one won't be able to relocate themselves... $60K...RAC, Data Guard, ASM, RMAN... Stay in Florida, (or somewhere warm where you don't have to winterize.

Joel Patterson
Database Administrator
904 727-2546

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Jeremy Schneider Sent: Saturday, May 30, 2009 1:27 PM
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No kidding. The economy must be a LOT worse than I thought. Or maybe Buffalo New York is a city somewhere else, and it's not actually US$...

Michael Moore wrote:
> 60 to 75K ? Good luck with that.
> On Fri, May 29, 2009 at 3:19 PM, Orastaff <
> <>> wrote:
> *This company will not relocate candidates. Relocation is at the
> candidate's own expense.
> Salary range is $60-75K..tops.
> -Candidates MUST have experience working in ORACLE 10g RAC, ASM,
> RMAN, and Data Guard in a UNIX/Linux environment.

Jeremy Schneider
Chicago, IL



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