Look for remote work? Remote employers tend to be startups paying near the bottom of the budget ranges but the location freedom frees you of a commute and lets you make up for lower pay with cost of living arbitrage. They also tend to be startups offering more generous equity compensation.
Bonus: Remote work is socially responsible because it relieves housing pressure in tech markets and reduces transportation related greenhouse gas emissions.
If you’re the one hiring, forget what your local market is doing. Hire remote and follow the pay guidelines in the article to stay competitive and beat the brain drain.