i will be coming back home to the states in about two months and plan on moving to the west coast with my new fiance. i am from the east (NC), but plan on searching for jobs in california, oregon, and washington state. can somebody tell me what an acceptable salary is? i am primarily looking at middle (sacromento area) to northern california. private and public sector...doesn't matter. i will be looking for an associate level position befitting someone with an MA and a little over 4 years experience counting internships; 3 years solid work experience with 2 being planning overseas. according to APA, i should be asking for about 48K/year. is this accurate? any help would be great.