Contract Rate vs Paid Salary
I am not sure I belong on Door 64 anymore. I have taken a contract for a publicly traded SW company in Houston.
I like the group I work with. My boss is nearly perfect. The people are all very nice (and well dressed). Plus, HTX has a crazy amount of good places to eat.
But I am wondering, what happens if they ask me to go full-time? If the stars align and enough people think I am worthwhile, how would I respond?
Let's say I was making somewhere in the ballpark of $85 an hour. After taxes and other things, that's about $13K a month. Per annum, that's > $140k.
What should I say IF my boss offered to transition me from consultant to full-time? Should I require a salary of at least $140k (considering my host gives benefits)? Should I ask for more or less? Benefits. Should i shoot for the moon? Or is that immature and disrespecting?
I never thought i'd be worth -- in salary terms -- more than $30k per annum. I have consistently lowballed myself. Then I saw the light. A ton of people are making small fortunes by doing very little. Plus, I have started to recognize my skills and how they are (might be) unique.