Weekly Entering & Transitioning Thread | 12 Jan 2020 - 19 Jan 2020

I just went through the interview cycle for my 2nd job and have a potentially dumb question. My bachelor's is not technical, so my first job was as a data analyst, then transitioned to a data science one after a year. It's been 2.5 years and I am likely accepting an offer I received in the bay for a role extremely similar to FB's DS Analytics/Inference one.

The pay bump is +60k base, with stock options. This seems absolutely crazy to me. How can I actually be adding that much value to a company by being a rebranded data analyst? Is this normal for the bay? If knowing SQL and how to answer product questions can get you to a 200k+ TC then that must be a bubble? I'm a little concerned, and extremely bewildered. I know it is also possible I randomly got very lucky, but it just feels strange. I am just looking for some perspective before I upheave my life and move coasts :s

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