A few months ago when I first arrived in BA I had 2 job offers here, one called Liquid Designers and the other called VMBC, both companies are in the Belgrano neighborhood. The first offered me an "introductory" salary of $3,000 pesos per month and said that after their 3 month "trial" period, they would consider a raise of 10-15%. Of course I turned that one down. The second, VMBC, offered $3,200 pesos per month. Just to give you some background, I have a master's degree in computer science and have been programming for more than 10 years, having worked for a large multinational company and the US government as well. While I was at the interview at VMBC I saw a girl I knew from one of the restaurants I frequent in San Telmo. She told me that the work environment is not very good there and the turnover rate is very high, programmers sometimes work for 2 or 3 weeks and then disappear and that they expect you to work unlimited hours many times well into the night. Needless to say I turned down both companies and am doing programming contract work via the internet through Elance.com and earning US dollars. I am also teaching english through a small school who got me set up with a work visa as well. The salaries these companies offer are ridiculous for a seasoned programmer, I know the cost of living here is less than in the US but they set up shop here to exploit people and not only do they pay poorly they have an office full of unhappy employees. If you are going to give your skills to a company here go for a job at a real company such as IBM or Microsoft not at these sweatshop type places that I interviewed with, or get work through the internet as there is plenty of it to go around. I sent my resume to several large corporations here who contacted me for interviews and as soon as I have my temporary residency (have the precaria for now) they would be very interested in meeting with me. Salaries for seasoned programmers in BA at major corporations are in the $6,000 to $7,000 peso per month range and can be as much as $10,000 per month if you have management experience and verifiable references.