What should a “junior” C# developer should be making / year?

I'm not sure if this is the right place for this. I just kind of wanted to get some other input.

Some background

I've been out of college for ~1.5 years now, working for my current company for about 15 months. In my opinion (and my mentor's opinion if that matters) I've been doing the work of the next level of developer now for at least 6 months. That is owning features, designing, doing code reviews, becoming expert in certain areas of the code base to help answer questions. I also just recently finished up a 6 month feature where I was basically the sole backend developer. And I owned that from design to implementation to the inevitable support issues that arise.

However my salary doesn't really match the level of work and the amount of work that I put in. I started at a low salary for the area I'm in (seattle ish) and after talking with my mentor about my frustrations he told me what I should be making as a junior of SDE 1 level and I was blown away. So I went to my bosses and said pretty please can I have some more money. They obliged, but just barely. So now the gap between where I think I should be and where I'm at is slightly smaller, but still rather large.

Is there a going rate for SDE 1 for a techy area such as Seattle? I've started interviewing elsewhere but I really love the company I work for and don't want to leave. But I feel like I have no choice now.

by throwawaycsharp via /r/csharp

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