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To: JimWayne
Why "MORE THAN?" Because they get paid the consulting rate which is higher than the salary. The middlemen pay a salary of 45-50,000 per year and pocket the rest which is around 75,000 a year. This is how the average salary for H1Bs comes down. As far as companies like Intel or Microsoft are concerned, they're paying the full rate.
That is nowhere near the full rate. You're ignoring costs other than salary. Once you add bennies and all the other costs for an equivalent employee you're *far* cheaper than the equivalent American. Even direct employees make $13,000 less than the comparable American.

Your argument doesn't work.

39 posted on 02/12/2009 6:33:44 PM PST by ketsu (It’s not a campaign. It’s a taxpayer-funded farewell tour.)
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To: ketsu
That is nowhere near the full rate. You're ignoring costs other than salary.

I was not ignoring the other benefits. Those benefits are usually paid by the middleman. They pocket ~75K per year after footing the bill for the benefits. As for direct employees, I simply have to disagree with you. The salaries are similar for H1B workers and others. Otherwise the Chinese and Indians will gang up and sue for discrimination based on race and national origin.
42 posted on 02/12/2009 10:45:53 PM PST by JimWayne
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