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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #650 on: July 06, 2018, 05:58:31 AM »
Title: Software Developer
Salary: C$82k (~ US$65k)
Other: 5 weeks paid vacation
Age:45
Experience: 15 years
Education: BSc

I feel I am lucky to have such a salary, but then when I look at the salaries others have posted, and at much younger ages, mine does not seem so great.
Comparison is the thief of joy. Read the first part of your sentence and stop there. Continue to be awesome.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #651 on: July 06, 2018, 06:45:58 AM »
Title: Systems Manager
Salary: $50k
Age: 27
Experience: 1 month
Education: "some college" (3 semesters, no degree)

A month into my new position at the same company I've been at since 2011 (basically took over IT after my former manager left) and I can definitely feel the impostor syndrome setting in.  Who put this idiot in charge?  Are they nuts!?

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #652 on: July 06, 2018, 07:11:21 AM »
I browsed through everything 2 years ago while grinding my way through university. I was amazed at how much people make.
I am not from the US, and I knew that the salaries in the software industry here are lower.

Fast forwarding to the present, I chose more $ and life balance in a huge corporate company, over interesting work (and mediocre $) at a startup

Location: Israel
Title: Software Engineer
Salary: $71k , 10% yearly bonus, 8.5% pension matching, and $3k towards some sort of tax free IRA (this and the pension are mandatory for every job)
Age: 23
Experience: 0
Education: computer science, from a top university.
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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #653 on: July 06, 2018, 07:17:25 AM »
Title: Mechanical Engineer I
Salary: ~81k + bonus ~5k or so. Also getting $10k/year to take classes for my MBA.
Age: 27
Experience: 4.5 years
Education: Bachelors of Mech. Eng., MBA (In progress, started while working here)

Wife:
Title: Staff Pharmacist (retail)
Salary: ~125k + small bonus (~2k) + small stock bonus (~4k)
Age: 27
Experience: 3.5 years
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) ~6 years of school

Updating:

Title: Process Engineer (switched companies, now in a mid-size biotechnology company)
Salary: 93K + ~10K Bonus + ~5-10k in stock options (not grants)
Age: 30
Experience ~7-8 years
Education: BS Mechanical Engineering, MBA (graduating in December)

I should probably be considered a 'Senior' Engineer at this point, but we don't really have that organizational structure defined yet, haha.

Wife:
Title: Staff Pharmacist (retail)
Salary: 134K + ~4K bonus
Age: 29
Experience: 6 years
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #654 on: July 06, 2018, 10:03:10 AM »
Title: Software Engineer I
Salary: $81k + bonuses (~$12k)
Experience: 1.5 yrs
Education: Bachelor's in computer science

Mine is almost identical, but without bonuses.

Title: Software Engineer I
Age: 23
Salary: $80k
Experience: ~ 1 yr
Education: BS in computer science

Moved from one midwestern state to a slightly cheaper one and started at a new company.

Title: Software Developer II
Age: ~26
Salary: $95k + bonus (~$5k)
Experience: ~4 yrs
Education: BS in computer science

New job also has 401k matching (3% with 2 yr vest) and profit sharing (6% into 401k with a 5 yr vesting period).

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #655 on: July 06, 2018, 11:10:57 AM »


In a mcol city.

Title: Radiologic Technologist (fancy words for, in my case, an x-ray tech)
Age: 43
Salary: $85-90k this year.
Experience: 7 years
Education: BA economics (not used lol), AAS radiologic technology.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #656 on: July 06, 2018, 12:24:03 PM »
Title: Executive Assistant to CEO
Age: 26 next week
Salary: $35,000
Experience: Current role for 6 months; 2yrs+ unpaid intern; unrelated work before that
Education: Bachelors and some extra nonsense classes

I help manage bands/content creators w/ a company in TX. Don't make much but negotiated a good raise over the last guy and seem to have established myself quite well so far. Networking opportunities are fantastic as well. Can be stressfull but I really do enjoy it and see growth and opportunity in the near future.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #657 on: July 06, 2018, 12:33:15 PM »
Title: Freelance medical/science editor and writer
Age: 40
Salary: varies, but ~$47,000 last year (up from ~$36,000 when I went full-time 5 years ago)
Experience: 5 years as a full-time freelancer, preceded by a 12-year career in biomedical research with several publications
Education: BS and PhD in different biomedical science disciplines (no debt for either; university paid me to do the PhD)
Location: LCOL in midwest USA

I work probably 25Ė30 hours per week, contract with a small panel of terrific long-term clients, and generally enjoy my work. It's fairly low-stress (important after severe burnout during my postdoc) and allows me time to cook from scratch, manage the household finances, and do volunteer work. Health insurance is provided by husband's employer, which helps a ton. I can't contribute to the 403b from my postdoc anymore, so I opened a Roth IRA with the same investment firm, as well as Vanguard accounts.
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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #658 on: July 06, 2018, 12:58:36 PM »
38 years old
Real Estate Appraiser - Sole Proprietor single person business
13 years in the business.  First 7 years I worked for a bigger firm
$75k per year but only work 20 hours per week on average
I consistently made $125K+ per year but I hated working everyday 40 hours a week. Since I work from home it's just way too hard to stay focused that long with so many different hobbies. We have a 2 year old son and another on the way and so far we haven't needed to use any babysitters.  I could definitely work more without having to watch children but I think its a great tradeoff as our work balance is great.  I can probably work at this pace for many more years since I have a lot of flexibility.

My wife on the other hand is a Registered Nurse and makes $175k per year.  Her benefits are amazing and she can pick up more shifts whenever she likes. Luckily her company pays healthcare for the entire family.  It definitely helps since health insurance was pretty expensive as a small business owner.

@Balance I know your post was from a while back, but if you're still around, can you shed a little more light on how you got into that industry, what it takes to get into it, what it takes to be successful, and any other pertinent information? I've always heard/thought appraising was a great way to make (as much or as little) money (as you want), but the trusty internet research provides mostly negative info.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #659 on: July 06, 2018, 02:13:34 PM »
At least someone on this forum was questioning the accuracy of tools like glassdoor. For certain jobs the real wild card in pay are stocks and bonuses. If you dig into payscale you will often see that over half a software engineer's salary at a top company is stocks and the averages pale in comparison to the full range.

Another factor I think I see when looking at glassdoor is a lot of the older employees probably aren't entering their data into glassdoor on a regular basis. Or are not all using the same clear job title to convey that salary. Its pretty easy to predict starting salary with glassdoor. I have found it difficult to guess what you can make at a senior level because the range is so much larger and the average still sits down around starting salaries which is clearly wrong in many cases.

The reason I suspect this is because with only roughly 5-6 years experience I know I am reasonably well paid in SoCal. But there are numerous people above me who are clearly getting paid more and have more value. And I don't see their compensation clearly displayed in a focused company search.  I know my leads and project managers with 20 years experience are not getting my pay. Even with shit raises they should be making $30k+ more than me.

Your best bet for figuring out what company will pay what  is to have a close friend or family member who is high enough up in management to know a companies salary ranges and they could give you a better idea of what kind of salary a role can command.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #660 on: July 06, 2018, 03:01:46 PM »
Title: Salesforce Administrator
Salary: $82k + 10% bonus
Experience: 3 years
Education: BS Engineering Physics
Age: 26

An update upon getting my new position. I'm about a year of experience short of a major title change (Salesforce Architect), so hopefully, I can get that through my new job.

Title: Salesforce Administrator
Salary: $85k + 10%
Experience: 4 years

Another update:

Title: Senior Product Support Technical Advisor (lol, it's the same as before but the company is crazy)
Salary: $50/hr [$100k/yr] but with no benefits as I'm a contractor. it'll be 90k next year with benefits.
Experience: 5 years

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #661 on: July 07, 2018, 02:59:21 AM »
Title: Project Manager Manufacturing
Experience: 10 years +
Salary: 180k/year (Expat) goes back to 100k/year after expat contract
Location: LCOL area (When I pay for my own expenses), currently my housing and transportation is paid by company

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #662 on: July 07, 2018, 03:57:05 AM »
Title: PhD candidate
Experience: <1 year
Salary: Ä32k
Location: MCOL, Europe

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #663 on: July 07, 2018, 09:09:38 AM »
new update since switching companies. A bit less money, but far better position and less hours.

Title: Quality Manager
Experience: 9 years industry
Age: 30
Salary: approx 175k + full benefits + 5% 401k match + $55k tax free per diem
Job type: 2 year + Duration as a W2 contractor
Location: MCOL
Education: Associates Degree and some certifications

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #664 on: July 07, 2018, 08:01:45 PM »
new update since switching companies. A bit less money, but far better position and less hours.

Title: Quality Manager
Experience: 9 years industry
Age: 30
Salary: approx 175k + full benefits + 5% 401k match + $55k tax free per diem
Job type: 2 year + Duration as a W2 contractor
Location: MCOL
Education: Associates Degree and some certifications

@use2betrix

That is amazing! I didn't know you quality guys got paid that much! This is certainly not the norm is it? I would of thought Quality Manager to be 105k-120k...

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #665 on: July 07, 2018, 08:20:39 PM »
Programme Director in a software R&D firm.  US company, Australian office.

AU$ 227000 p.a.
9.5% superannuation
20% bonus p.a.
20% equity p.a.

All coming to end in 3 weeks when I retire :-)

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #666 on: July 07, 2018, 08:44:53 PM »
Job Title: Principal Field Service Engineer (really--  Principal Chemist)
Salary: $106k  + minor OT/ compensated time off
Yearsí experience: 28 years
Age: 51
College Requirement: BS,  I have MS.   MS was free +10K/year SS-free stipend.
Hard Science/math teaching assistanceships require 1)warm body 2)breathing 3)attempts at English.

I saw that some spelled it Principle, is this misspelling or actual?
I'm not really principled, but I am a princiPAL-- how I remember how to spell it.

update

Job Title: Gentleman of Leisure
Salary: $ 0 earned
Yearsí experience:  1 month
Age: 53.5
College Requirement: none, extra study via MMM forums.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #667 on: July 07, 2018, 09:32:20 PM »
new update since switching companies. A bit less money, but far better position and less hours.

Title: Quality Manager
Experience: 9 years industry
Age: 30
Salary: approx 175k + full benefits + 5% 401k match + $55k tax free per diem
Job type: 2 year + Duration as a W2 contractor
Location: MCOL
Education: Associates Degree and some certifications

@use2betrix

That is amazing! I didn't know you quality guys got paid that much! This is certainly not the norm is it? I would of thought Quality Manager to be 105k-120k...

Quality Manager is similar to like a Project Manager - in the sense that it entirely depends on the company, responsibilities, and industry.

For example, manufacturing will likely have totally different requirements, tasks, knowledge base, etc., as compared to a major oil and gas company. A good quality manager can be a sole determining factor in costing or saving a company/project millions of dollars per year.

As a contractor in my industry Iím probably about top 25% pay wise. Ive made more in previous projects, but this is pretty good too. For my age, I am pretty good at what I do.
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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #668 on: July 07, 2018, 11:44:10 PM »
new update since switching companies. A bit less money, but far better position and less hours.

Title: Quality Manager
Experience: 9 years industry
Age: 30
Salary: approx 175k + full benefits + 5% 401k match + $55k tax free per diem
Job type: 2 year + Duration as a W2 contractor
Location: MCOL
Education: Associates Degree and some certifications

@use2betrix

That is amazing! I didn't know you quality guys got paid that much! This is certainly not the norm is it? I would of thought Quality Manager to be 105k-120k...

Quality Manager is similar to like a Project Manager - in the sense that it entirely depends on the company, responsibilities, and industry.

For example, manufacturing will likely have totally different requirements, tasks, knowledge base, etc., as compared to a major oil and gas company. A good quality manager can be a sole determining factor in costing or saving a company/project millions of dollars per year.

As a contractor in my industry Iím probably about top 25% pay wise. Ive made more in previous projects, but this is pretty good too. For my age, I am pretty good at what I do.


I am thinking about the manufacturing industry, seems like you are in oil/gas industry. Very nice, I am Project Manager for manufacturing, I am a slight bit interested in life in oil/gas.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #669 on: July 08, 2018, 11:10:04 AM »
In L-MCOL area. I saw somewhere that housing is very low cost, but the rest is medium.

Me  : kept woman

TheHusbandHalf : I think he is called a process engineer at an oil refinery. He works in the control room, and has for the last 10 years.
17 years before that he worked in the outside (He now sits  in front of 6-7 computers and tells people what to do, he used to do what people in the control room told him to do)
When he was hired, no education was necessary to apply, but they were very selective. At the time, of the 20 hires, 5 had to be a minority, 5 women, 5 white guys, and I can't remember the other 5. The company has consistently received 3000 applicants for 20 - 25 openings.

Age: I am 60, THH is 62
THH:
Salary: 6 figure  Per the contract, he gets a 3% raise every year.
Experience: None when he started, 27 years now.
Education: 2 years of college, did not graduate.
Since he was 17-18 he's been involved in electric, plumbing, carpentry, HVAC, and just knows stuff, and interviews well -  the reason he was hired. There was a year long training when he was hired and training to move to the control room.
Every year he sends in payment for a Boilermaker's license, and some other license, which the company reimburses.

401k match is 8%, the company puts  2000 in the HSA every year if we get a wellness check from our doctor
There is a pension when he retires (Jan 10, 2019) Excellent health insurance, dental, vision with others we do not wish to participate in.
$200 work shoe voucher each year.
Time and a half for any hours per week over any hours scheduled.  2 1/2 time/hr when working a holiday. Holidays are worked if it is timed to be on his scheduled time to work. Trades are ok if arranged, and ok'd, ahead of time.
A few times a year THH does something (the last time, not allowing something to happen because his procedure manual said not to, despite many many telling him to) that people who are appreciative, and give him some movie  and refreshment cards

The company has changed their application requirements from needing a college degree (any degree) to 'need a college degree or military experience.' (Because of THH!) They no longer are required to meet hiring quotas.

It is a union job and 3 years ago was the first strike  since THH has worked there. From what I see, the union's main responsibility is the employee's safety.
I forgot to mention:
Same sex couples are treated the same, insurance or other benefits - wise as heterosexual couples. I think that's been about 10-15 years.
Kids, age 26, of an employee have been covered under the employees health insurance  for the same length of time.
Men, I'm not sure if they have to be a husband, get paid time off when a child is born.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #670 on: July 09, 2018, 03:23:12 PM »
Title: Quality Control Laboratory Technician
Salary: $40/hour, with O/T+ Benefits about 120k/year
Age: 26
Experience: 3 years
Education: B.S. in Chemistry, one wasted year of law school

Side Gig:
Title: Travel Writer
Salary: $25/hour for interaction on social media, $100/article - about $1,500/month
Education: Knowing how to google "what to do in Tokyo" when someone asks
« Last Edit: July 09, 2018, 03:25:11 PM by TexasT »

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #671 on: July 10, 2018, 05:15:03 PM »
Title: Freelance writer and editor
Salary: Variable. Average around $60 an hour. Expecting ~$50k total this year (I don't work much!) No benefits - but a ridiculous amount of flexibility.
Age: 25
Experience: 5+ years
Education: None

I'm a freelance/contract worker for 4-7 clients at a time, typically. I do web content, blog posts, copywriting, content marketing and a bit of SEO. I bill at a variable per-word or per-project rate, which typically works out to $40-$100+ an hour depending on what I'm working on (average seems to be $60ish). Also do some freelance editing at $60/hr. I'm staying busy and demand is increasing, so I'll likely negotiate higher rates with existing clients come January, targeting a ~$75/hr average range.

I work 15-25 hours a week typically. A super busy week might be 30 hours. I feel very fortunate to be in this position as I don't think I could handle a 40 hour 9 to 5 job. I've always been self-employed in one way or another. I suppose if I worked harder I could make a lot more money, but at this point in my life I am happy with my income and work/life balance. I also struggle to work more than 5 or 6 hours a day because my quality of work and creativity go way down after the 4-5 hour mark.

While this situation sounds pretty rosy (it is), it wasn't always this way. I started at maybe $10 an hour and slowly worked my way up. Also, just last year my main client at the time sold his network of sites with no warning, leaving me essentially out of work for a month. I've since learned to diversify with lots of clients, and obviously I need to keep a larger emergency fund than the average salaried worker.

There are lots of pros and cons to the freelance lifestyle, but I like it. Any other freelancers here?
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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #672 on: July 10, 2018, 05:29:44 PM »
Title: Senior R&D HW Engineer (Analog)
Salary: $150K + annual bonus (5-8%)
Age: 62
Experience: 39 yrs
Education: BSEE + MSEE

 Have been working at a large MegaCorp on medical equipment development for the last 33yrs.   Hoping to retire in < 2 yrs.
Still have 2 kids in college.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #673 on: July 12, 2018, 01:03:53 PM »
Job Title: UPS Driver
Salary: $96,000.00 + ( benefits, pension)
Years’ experience: 4 years
Fake news. Good troll, though.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #674 on: July 13, 2018, 09:49:31 PM »
Job Title: UPS Driver
Salary: $96,000.00 + ( benefits, pension)
Yearsí experience: 4 years
Fake news. Good troll, though.

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Based on the couple of friends I have who drive for UPS (and are Teamster-represented), the salary and benefits are spot-on.  UPS is know for good pay and benefits, even down to part-time employees who work on the loading docks at their air/freight terminals.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #675 on: July 14, 2018, 11:18:10 AM »
Title: Quality Control Laboratory Technician
Salary: $40/hour, with O/T+ Benefits about 120k/year
Age: 26
Experience: 3 years
Education: B.S. in Chemistry, one wasted year of law school

Side Gig:
Title: Travel Writer
Salary: $25/hour for interaction on social media, $100/article - about $1,500/month
Education: Knowing how to google "what to do in Tokyo" when someone asks

$120k/year for 3 years experience seems like an awful lot for that amount of experience. How did you get into your current role and what would you recommend for people looking to get into your field?

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #676 on: July 14, 2018, 04:36:21 PM »
Title: Quality Control Laboratory Technician
Salary: $40/hour, with O/T+ Benefits about 120k/year
Age: 26
Experience: 3 years
Education: B.S. in Chemistry, one wasted year of law school

Side Gig:
Title: Travel Writer
Salary: $25/hour for interaction on social media, $100/article - about $1,500/month
Education: Knowing how to google "what to do in Tokyo" when someone asks

$120k/year for 3 years experience seems like an awful lot for that amount of experience. How did you get into your current role and what would you recommend for people looking to get into your field?

$40/hr isnít a ton. It doesnít take much OT to hit 120k. When I was 26 and worked in quality I made 120k, at 27 I made 192k, at 28 I made 240k. I only have an associates degree.

That being said, I typically work a lot more hours than most people here.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #677 on: July 15, 2018, 06:21:49 PM »
Plant Operations- for the next 8 weeks until I FIRE.
$230k plus 20-40% bonus, 8% 401k match, stock options
18 yrs experience
BS Chemical Engineering


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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #678 on: July 17, 2018, 01:46:51 PM »
Controller (CPA)
$165K
10 yrs. experience
late 30's.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #679 on: July 17, 2018, 09:57:24 PM »
Title: Associate (Data Analytics)
Salary: 90K with 10-15K annual bonus
Age: 23
Experience: 1 year
Education: Bachelor's in Economics

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« Reply #680 on: July 17, 2018, 10:39:20 PM »
Associate (Attorney), 4th year
$250k plus $60k bonus
Education = J.D.

This is total BS, by the way.  While I will probably bill over 2100 hours this year (so not a cake-walk), I honestly don't think I deserve to be paid this much based on how challenging the job is.  Then again, I do think I deserve it for hazard pay for the shit I have to deal with.  Still, if you have a high level of tolerance for dealing with shit, and you can get scholarships to pay for tuition at a T14 law school (do NOT end up with $200k in student loans for chrissakes!) - you should go, and work for BigLaw for a few years, make a ton of money then peace out. They are only paying us this much because they want to "keep up with the Joneses" (i.e. other top BigLaw firms) and I don't think it has anything to do with what value we bring.  I'm pretty sure I still cost them more than the value they get out of me, especially because my practice area doesn't bill very high.  If I didn't mind shit-dealing, I'd stay and milk this for all it's worth...


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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #681 on: July 18, 2018, 05:44:52 PM »
Associate (Attorney), 4th year
$250k plus $60k bonus
Education = J.D.

So similar to software engineers in Big tech! We get slightly higher comp and lower hours. I'll also FIRE (at least temporarily) after 4 soul-crushing years straight out of school.

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« Reply #682 on: July 19, 2018, 04:29:37 AM »
Title: Assistant Professor
Age: late 40s
Experience: 25 years
Certificates: BS Finance, MS National Resource Strategy
Salary: $160K between base pay and allowances

My title is misleading.  I'm a Navy Officer (06) with 25 years.  I'm currently teaching at one of the War Colleges for my last tour.  My career has been mainly flying helicopters with enough staff work (desk jobs) to ensure I enjoyed the helicopter flying parts more.
Update, My new title is Retired and I make $93K a year for walking to the mailbox.  Oops, don't have to do that,  I have direct deposit.  Life is good!

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #683 on: July 19, 2018, 05:57:06 AM »
Title: Principal Data Scientist
Salary: $160k + $10-$20k bonus
Education: PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology + self-taught programming/ML/DL
Experience: 5 years in I/O + 2 years in Data Science
Age: 35

Work remotely in a low cost of living area. Itís funny being one of the few I/Os with a strong DS skill set as many I/O firms are attempting to incorporate the power of ML/DL into their products. I definitely got very lucky.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #684 on: July 19, 2018, 12:24:33 PM »
Title: Principal Data Scientist
Salary: $160k + $10-$20k bonus
Education: PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology + self-taught programming/ML/DL
Experience: 5 years in I/O + 2 years in Data Science
Age: 35

Work remotely in a low cost of living area. Itís funny being one of the few I/Os with a strong DS skill set as many I/O firms are attempting to incorporate the power of ML/DL into their products. I definitely got very lucky.

Did you start remote at this company or did you transition to remote? How did you find this job?

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #685 on: July 19, 2018, 03:08:54 PM »
Title: Principal Data Scientist
Salary: $160k + $10-$20k bonus
Education: PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology + self-taught programming/ML/DL
Experience: 5 years in I/O + 2 years in Data Science
Age: 35

Work remotely in a low cost of living area. Itís funny being one of the few I/Os with a strong DS skill set as many I/O firms are attempting to incorporate the power of ML/DL into their products. I definitely got very lucky.

Did you start remote at this company or did you transition to remote? How did you find this job?

I did start remotely, but again a bit more luck. I worked with them on the client side in my original role, then moved within my large company into a research technology role. I had a great working relationship with them and they saw through our national membership group that I was becoming one one of the more well known I/Os implementing machine learning techniques, so the relationship was already there and I technically wasnít a direct client to them although my organization still is/was, so we chatted a bit and they convinced me to move over to the consulting world in an R&D capacity, but I told them we werenít in a position to move right now, so that was my one stipulation.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #686 on: July 19, 2018, 04:01:23 PM »
Looking at teachers' salaries, am I the only one who thinks they are seriously underpaid?

I think it varies a lot, but my teacher friends are most certainly not underpaid.  Where I live in CA, starting salary with a Master's is about $55-60k, and with 15 or so years experience it's in the high $90s, with the option (at least at times) to work 6 hours instead of 5 and bump that to $110k or so.  That doesn't include the extremely generous retirement/retiree health care benefits that are part of the reason that so many local and state budgets are breaking.

That's for approximately half of the work hours I have as an office drone (summers, 3 weeks off in winter, thanksgiving week, spring break, 15 holidays, early-out days, normal 5-hour work schedule + lunch, etc).  There's also very little chance of job loss, even if performing poorly.

I'd say it's a slightly different story for the starting teacher who has to put in a lot of extra hours preparing course material and grading, with no tenure, etc.  I know there are downsides as well.  However, in California, underpaid they are not.  The most powerful state employee union in the country probably has something to do with that.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #687 on: July 21, 2018, 06:07:27 AM »
Controller, a CPA, at a small public company
A moderate cost of living area in the Midwest
Salary: $108k base with 10% bonus
Experience: 6 years in public, 4 years in financial reporting and technical accounting.
Age: mid 30s

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #688 on: July 21, 2018, 12:57:20 PM »
Title: Global Head of Marketing (actual title is more specific, so this is the generic version)
Location: Bay Area (HCOL)
Education: undergrad in professional writing/business, MBA
Salary: I believe the math works out to be about $250K salary, $80K bonus, $170K stock. Total comp last year (highest ever for me) was $500K gross
Experience: 20+ years in tech, 10+ years in my particular area
Age: 42
ETA education
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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #689 on: July 22, 2018, 11:22:46 AM »
Me
Title: Proposal Manager
Age: 28
Salary: $61,000
Experience: 7 years
Education: BA English, MS Writing/Publishing

Husband
Title: Staff Engineer (Geotechnical EIT)
Age: 32
Salary: $58,000 + OT
Experience: 2 years
Education: BS Civil Engineering

Update to keep the hope alive for all of you English majors and anyone dealing with a layoff. My husband was laid off 6 months after I made my first post, and we had to sell everything and move 2500 miles away. Thankfully it seems to have worked out for us.

Me
Title: Marketing Manager
Age: 30
Salary: $85,000
Experience: 9+ years
Education: BA English, MS Writing/Publishing

Husband
Title: Staff Engineer (Geotechnical EIT)
Age: 35
Salary: $68,000 + OT
Experience: 3+ years
Education: BS Civil Engineering

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #690 on: July 22, 2018, 02:44:01 PM »
Title: Police Officer
Age: 39
Salary: $62,000
Experience: 17 years
Education: BS- Communication, minor in Business

6% of my salary gets deducted from each paycheck for the pension.
5% 401k contribution provided by the state w/o the employee having to put in anything. (Not a bad deal)


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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #691 on: July 22, 2018, 08:36:49 PM »
Title: Sr. Claims Adjuster
Age: 50
Salary: $91000
Experience: 24 years
Education: BS

Company car so I haven't owned a vehicle since my mid-twenties. I pay a minimal amount for personal use tax. Looking forward to buying the vehicle I want in retirement.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #692 on: July 23, 2018, 12:24:29 AM »
Title: Supervisor (actual title is more specific, but won't necessarily mean anything to most of you)
Age: 32
Salary: ~$95,000, with low cost healthcare (~$1,200/yr for me and my wife)
Experience: 2 years current title, 7 years with org.
Education: BS-Accountacy

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #693 on: July 23, 2018, 05:54:56 AM »
Dang. Are there any middle class Mustachians? Or are we truly a dying breed like whatís been trending?

Between my 3 incomes, I cobble together around $50k take-home (about $60k gross)

30s, BA English, minor Education

Net:
Job 1 - health insurance bill processor ($37k)
Job 2 - Part time conservation educator at a zoo (varies...around $6k)
Rental/housemate rent ($8k; we share the property and they manage it as well as pay all utilities, including any I accrue when Iím there, which isnít often)

I hope to increase my income through more rental properties (I would charge a much higher rate though).

My decision to stop working full time, will be based on rental income and  property values vs ďstacheĒ. When you donít earn much, sometimes you've got to play a different game.
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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #694 on: July 23, 2018, 06:56:09 AM »
Title: Associate (Data Analytics)
Salary: 90K with 10-15K annual bonus
Age: 23
Experience: 1 year
Education: Bachelor's in Economics

Can you share what kind of education or knowledge one needs to work in data analytics?

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #695 on: September 13, 2018, 04:10:06 AM »
Title: Programme Director / Senior Manager
Age: 42
Salary: 180k plus 3% superannuation
Years expirence: 2. This is my second career (Coast FI strictly 9-5 job). My first career was in Human Resources, project management and corporate strategy
Qualifications: BA and Masters, lots of professional quals

My wife:
Title: Primary school teacher
Salary: 80k
Years expirence: 15+
Quals: Bachelors of Teaching, Masters of Lingustics

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #696 on: September 13, 2018, 06:34:52 AM »
Dang. Are there any middle class Mustachians? Or are we truly a dying breed like whatís been trending?

Between my 3 incomes, I cobble together around $50k take-home (about $60k gross)

30s, BA English, minor Education

Net:
Job 1 - health insurance bill processor ($37k)
Job 2 - Part time conservation educator at a zoo (varies...around $6k)
Rental/housemate rent ($8k; we share the property and they manage it as well as pay all utilities, including any I accrue when Iím there, which isnít often)

I hope to increase my income through more rental properties (I would charge a much higher rate though).

My decision to stop working full time, will be based on rental income and  property values vs ďstacheĒ. When you donít earn much, sometimes you've got to play a different game.

Husband and I are. Together we gross $75-80K (Iím self-employed so it varies). Believe me, I hear you. The longer I spend on these forms, the more out of place I feel.

BTW, your part-time job sounds awesome!

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #697 on: September 13, 2018, 06:52:39 AM »
Nurse- $31hr base
             $45-$50 with all the stipends(nights/.     
crit care/supervisor,weekend)
7yrs experience

$110k base
 $130-$140 with 1 day OT weekly
OT is plentiful but not required, work is challenging at times but satisfying, good work environment/coworkers

Former career was firefighter which paid around $80k  with all incentives
  Not a good work environment, hard work when there was a fire otherwise just sitting around.


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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #698 on: September 14, 2018, 01:49:50 PM »
Title: Work in accounting (keeping in general)
Age: 38
Salary: $145k plus bonus and equity
Experience:  Worked in both public accounting with Big4 and industry, combined around 15 years
Education: BS in Sociology (!!) and accounting units for CPA


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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #699 on: September 14, 2018, 03:13:16 PM »
Industry accounting
$125K plus bonus
Transitioned to accounting in late 20's.

Question for other accountants: I got my CPA in industry. Zero public experience. Lately, most job postings say "public experience required" and this is preventing me from getting interviews for jobs I easily qualify for otherwise. It's too late for me to go public at this point. Any recommendations to overcome this? Or is this just something I'll have to deal with?