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BlueHouse

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What's your percent change in income over time?
« on: December 21, 2014, 07:17:49 PM »
I was checking out my earnings record on the ssa site and calculated the percent change each year.  Iíve had a few career changes, so there are some pretty wild swings in my history.  I donít think that career changes or setbacks are unusual in this day, so Iím curious to see the history of others and if others show as many swings or magnitudes as large as shown here. 

How has your income changed over the years?

For reference, I used the SSA data and calculated percent change from previous yearís Taxed Medicare Earnings.  Here are my results:
   Work Year      Percent change      Comment   
   1      0         
   2      5387.2%         
   3      -25.8%         
   4      65.1%         
   5      -67.8%         
   6      14.5%         
   7      372.0%         
   8      91.5%         
   9      -24.6%      Grad college/Move   
   10      81.5%         
   11      6.7%         
   12      41.1%         
   13      62.0%         
   14      -31.3%      Career Change   
   15      23.5%         
   16      13.6%         
   17      14.9%         
   18      14.6%         
   19      -58.6%      Industry Shakeup   
   20      69.3%         
   21      -63.9%      Layoff/pre-tire   
   22      -75.3%      Travel   
   23      1021.2%      Career Change   
   24      42.7%         
   25      54.5%         
   26      14.7%         
   27      41.6%      Self-employment   
   28      -1.1%         
   29      75.6%      Accounting change   
   30      -15.6%         
   31      -37.2%      Accounting change   
                        

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Re: What's your percent change in income over time?
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2015, 01:55:54 PM »
High of +45%, low of -31%, starting with year 2 of full time employment.