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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #850 on: April 18, 2019, 12:31:32 PM »
Job Title: Associate Governmental Program Analyst, State of California, U.S.
Salary: ~60k + Pension & Benefits
Experience: 2.5 Years (Started out at ~30k first year)
Education: Not required, but allows you to enter at a higher salary and promote based off your degree (instead of meeting time based experience requirements).

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #851 on: April 18, 2019, 01:03:04 PM »
Job Title: Legal Counsel
Salary: $154,000 + 6% 401K match+ 10% employer contribution to a different retirement account (no employee contribution required) +  25% of base salary bonus based company performance + 35% Long Term Incentive bonus with 3 year vesting period + ESPP with 50% match on shares held for two years.
Age: 28
Experience: 2.5 Years (my position required 5 - 7 but I weaseled my way in )
Education: Bachelors + JD
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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #852 on: April 19, 2019, 10:07:26 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)

More updates - MBA is done and new job, Medical Device industry.

Title: Lead Engineer (~7 direct reports)
Salary: 120K + 5-10K bonus
Age: 30
Experience ~8 years
Education: BS Mechanical Engineering, MBA

Wife is unchanged.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #853 on: April 19, 2019, 11:07:27 AM »
Job Title: Legal Counsel
Salary: $154,000 + 6% 401K match+ 10% employer contribution to a different retirement account (no employee contribution required) +  25% of base salary bonus based company performance + 35% Long Term Incentive bonus with 3 year vesting period + ESPP with 50% match on shares held for two years.
Age: 28
Experience: 2.5 Years (my position required 5 - 7 but I weaseled my way in )
Education: Bachelors + JD

Just curious how many hours on average you work per week?

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #854 on: April 19, 2019, 12:29:52 PM »
Title: Senior Consultant (Though my work is really Software Testing)
Compensation: 89K salary (6% 401k match, though it is only disbursed at the end of the year)
Age: 29
Experience: 7 years
Education: BBA in Computer Information Systems

been a while but thought I should update. In the same position as before, though we are doing more automated testing than manual.

Title: Senior Consultant (Though my work is really automated software development and testing)
Compensation: 102K salary (6% 401k match, though it is only disbursed at the end of the year)
Age: 32
Experience: 10 years
Education: BBA in Computer Information Systems
Location: Washington D.C. area
Vacation: Company gives 3 weeks PTO, 12 holidays, and hopefully using the 12 weeks of paternity leave this October!

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #855 on: April 19, 2019, 08:18:59 PM »
Title: Software Engineer in Test
Age: 38
Salary: $315k base + options + insurance + 401(k) match + fringe benefits = ~$350k total comp
Experience: 12 years
Education: College drop-out (100+ units completed)
Wow that’s just plain silly


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That is pretty standard in the Seattle area, I would say that is average for 10 years of experience. I am not sure why there is this false impression that you have to go to school and be a math genius to do software engineering. I got a few books from the library and learned for free on the internet and learned most of the skills on the job. I think I have 8th grade math skills, and if I need something math heavy I just ask someone to help. The only hard part was getting thru interviews and networking.
That is not average for 10 years experience. Salary averages in software on sites like Glassdoor or Payscale show this not to be the case. Now, this is the average if you've made it to a senior role at a FAANG or equivalent. And that means you're a top 5% engineer. But software engineering really only averages about 20% more than most other engineers. A software engineer with 10 years experience would otherwise normally be making ~120k.

Some people make rockstar money in software, but it's a false impression from all the press that Big Tech gets. If you aren't working at Google, you won't be making 250k+ as an engineer. This guy is either a very high level of engineer or works for a big name, and probably both.

I do not work at a FANG company. Glassdoor does not give accurate total compensation for my industry which is frustrating as I cannot easily comparison shop companies. I have to use anonymous apps like blind to figure out what everyone makes real world. Nearly everyone in my cohort when I got hired is making the same (or more!) then me. i feel I am just above average compared to 100s of others I work with and we have enough rapport to talk about salaries. I can tell you, most are not rock stars, they are mostly average. They are good of course, but very few are changing the world. At my company, if you do not move into a senior role in about 8 years, you usually are kicked to the curb, so there is some filtering going on. The over 300k base is high, but with bonuses and perks, you will make crazy money in the seattle area if you want to and you do not need a degree (but it does help). Networking is MUCH more valuable then a degree.

Is that specifically in software dev?  I am an infrastructure guy making 1/3 of that right outside of Manhattan..

Yes or a software developer in test (they mostly do automation), the funny thing is we are probably underpaid now. The FANGs have increased total compensation by a lot in my area and my company has not yet. I have a feeling we will get a big bump this year for retention. Seattle area is a very hot software developer job market right now and very unusual probably.
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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #856 on: April 20, 2019, 05:35:08 PM »
Administrative Specialist w/ State government
$55k salary
Health Benefits, 30 year retirement (26 of which I have in)
High School diploma
Will retire with full pension at age 49

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #857 on: April 22, 2019, 07:42:12 AM »
Job Title: Legal Counsel
Salary: $154,000 + 6% 401K match+ 10% employer contribution to a different retirement account (no employee contribution required) +  25% of base salary bonus based company performance + 35% Long Term Incentive bonus with 3 year vesting period + ESPP with 50% match on shares held for two years.
Age: 28
Experience: 2.5 Years (my position required 5 - 7 but I weaseled my way in )
Education: Bachelors + JD

Just curious how many hours on average you work per week?

I work around 40 hours a week. Every once in a while it'll be around 50 + travel. My office is in the U.S. but the company is Scandinavian. So the work life balance reflects that culture.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #858 on: April 22, 2019, 11:12:42 AM »
Administrative Specialist w/ State government
$55k salary
Health Benefits, 30 year retirement (26 of which I have in)
High School diploma
Will retire with full pension at age 49

Wow, full pension at age 49 is excellent!  I work for the California State Government and we don't receive until you have BOTH at least 40 years of service and are at least age 67.  This was recently changed, if you were hired before 2013 I believe your requirements were age 62 and 40 years of service.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #859 on: April 22, 2019, 06:42:02 PM »
Yep, I work for the State of MD and am in the "old" system, which is a straight 30 year plan.  They've since changed it for anyone hired after 2011.  But, I'm grandfathered in.  I'll be able to retire with the full State health benefits package, too.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #860 on: April 22, 2019, 07:52:11 PM »
Bail Agent In California
72K

Moved to Montana
Detention Officer
31K

No regrets

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #861 on: May 28, 2019, 02:45:33 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

Contract ended, got a salaried position lined up:

Title: Salesforce Administrator
Salary: $115k + 10%
Experience: 6 years
Age: 29

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #862 on: June 05, 2019, 10:43:53 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

Contract ended, got a salaried position lined up:

Title: Salesforce Administrator
Salary: $115k + 10%
Experience: 6 years
Age: 29

Damn, 36.3k more (115k*1.1 - 82k * 1.1), a 40% increase, in the span of 2 yrs, 9 months?

Well done!

If your lifestyle hasn't inflated, your savings rate must have shot up like crazy.
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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #863 on: June 05, 2019, 10:52:19 PM »
Job Title: Legal Counsel
Salary: $154,000 + 6% 401K match+ 10% employer contribution to a different retirement account (no employee contribution required) +  25% of base salary bonus based company performance + 35% Long Term Incentive bonus with 3 year vesting period + ESPP with 50% match on shares held for two years.
Age: 28
Experience: 2.5 Years (my position required 5 - 7 but I weaseled my way in )
Education: Bachelors + JD

Just curious how many hours on average you work per week?

I work around 40 hours a week. Every once in a while it'll be around 50 + travel. My office is in the U.S. but the company is Scandinavian. So the work life balance reflects that culture.

Great, sounds like an awesome job with heaps of work-life balance.

Did you go to a top law school and get very impressive marks? I am wondering otherwise how you weaselled your way in.

Here in Australia, I don't know of anyone under 30 in the legal industry who would be making more than AU$200k a year (US $130,000 a year). It just doesn't happen unfortunately. Our law salaries are much lower. The top end doesn't really come around till you're 35 or 40 years old.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #864 on: June 06, 2019, 01:06:37 PM »
Licensed Practical Nurse
$23/hour
I work 84 hours a month, only 9 months/year.
I have summers off.
After taxes and mandatory pension deductions,
I keep $1000/month

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #865 on: June 06, 2019, 01:35:33 PM »
Licensed Practical Nurse
$23/hour
I work 84 hours a month, only 9 months/year.
I have summers off.
After taxes and mandatory pension deductions,
I keep $1000/month

Your job and username are quite the combo. I'll be chuckling about that all afternoon.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #866 on: June 06, 2019, 01:54:42 PM »
Job Title: Legal Counsel
Salary: $154,000 + 6% 401K match+ 10% employer contribution to a different retirement account (no employee contribution required) +  25% of base salary bonus based company performance + 35% Long Term Incentive bonus with 3 year vesting period + ESPP with 50% match on shares held for two years.
Age: 28
Experience: 2.5 Years (my position required 5 - 7 but I weaseled my way in )
Education: Bachelors + JD

Just curious how many hours on average you work per week?

I work around 40 hours a week. Every once in a while it'll be around 50 + travel. My office is in the U.S. but the company is Scandinavian. So the work life balance reflects that culture.

Great, sounds like an awesome job with heaps of work-life balance.

Did you go to a top law school and get very impressive marks? I am wondering otherwise how you weaselled your way in.

Here in Australia, I don't know of anyone under 30 in the legal industry who would be making more than AU$200k a year (US $130,000 a year). It just doesn't happen unfortunately. Our law salaries are much lower. The top end doesn't really come around till you're 35 or 40 years old.

Pay for lawyers in the US tends to be a reverse bell curve. A number of very highly compensated, a number quite lowly compensated, and relatively few in-between. It's a major reason I didn't shift to that career after my time in the military despite have interest in the field.  Here's an interesting article on the situation https://www.biglawinvestor.com/bimodal-salary-distribution-curve/

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #867 on: June 06, 2019, 02:09:14 PM »
Job Title: Legal Counsel
Salary: $154,000 + 6% 401K match+ 10% employer contribution to a different retirement account (no employee contribution required) +  25% of base salary bonus based company performance + 35% Long Term Incentive bonus with 3 year vesting period + ESPP with 50% match on shares held for two years.
Age: 28
Experience: 2.5 Years (my position required 5 - 7 but I weaseled my way in )
Education: Bachelors + JD

Just curious how many hours on average you work per week?

I work around 40 hours a week. Every once in a while it'll be around 50 + travel. My office is in the U.S. but the company is Scandinavian. So the work life balance reflects that culture.

Great, sounds like an awesome job with heaps of work-life balance.

Did you go to a top law school and get very impressive marks? I am wondering otherwise how you weaselled your way in.

Here in Australia, I don't know of anyone under 30 in the legal industry who would be making more than AU$200k a year (US $130,000 a year). It just doesn't happen unfortunately. Our law salaries are much lower. The top end doesn't really come around till you're 35 or 40 years old.

It is an awesome job. I did NOT go to a top law school but I was at the top of my class. I leveraged an internship into my first job. I formed really good working relationships with my coworkers there. When one coworker got a job at my current company and a position was available there he recommended me as a "training" opportunity. This company favors people who stay for a long time and they see training someone as a way to achieve that goal- also reflected in the long term incentive program.

The post below about bimodal compensation for U.S. lawyers is 100% reflected with my classmates from law school. It is pretty weird. Our culture presents lawyers as people who make a lot of money. Many law students are disappointed when they graduate.


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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #868 on: June 06, 2019, 06:53:57 PM »
Well done - sounds like you seized the initiative, rode your luck and made good choices.

The reverse-bell curve is fascinating. Here in Australia, it is unfortunately just a normal bell curve. I would much rather have a bi-modal distribution since then at least the ones in the top quartile or quintile would be earning big bucks. In Australia that only applies to probably the top 10% and it's much more heavily stacked in favour of seniority.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #869 on: June 08, 2019, 07:42:15 AM »
Education-associates in nursing, took 5 years total because it is competitive to get into a program in my state, especially community colleges.

Salary 75k base +OT/shift differentials (1-3$/HR)(I have room for up to 15% in raises to reach the top of the pay-scale plus differentials if I chose to get a BSN or learn another language)

Experience <1 year

Age 24

Title- corrections nurse
Update time-
Age- 27YO
Job title- corrections nurse
Education- still the associates degree in nursing, started a bachelors then decided against it.
Experience- almost 4 years
Pay- I am now at the top of the pay scale, base pay of 96k per year- the union is working on increasing this because market rates are about 20% higher then our pay scale. I expect this to increase 8-12% after negotiations are done.
Benefits- health insurance 95% covered by employer, Cadillac plan
PTO- 3 weeks vacation, 2.4 weeks paid sick leave, 12 paid holidays, and normally a couple of extra “personal business days.” Depending on what the union negotiates.
Retirement- pension that will equal 45% of final average salary and a 457 account.
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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #870 on: June 09, 2019, 06:55:21 PM »
Job Title - Presales Systems Engineer
Salary - 180k base, 50k commission target, 50k RSU vest. Made 280k last year, will do better this year (already made 72k in commission). I think I will come in at 300 - 330 if the stock stays the same for a few more months.
Education - Associates in Networking, BS in IT, MBA International Business
Experience - 20 years in IT, 5 in presales
Age - 40

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #871 on: June 10, 2019, 11:18:52 AM »
Job Title - Presales Systems Engineer
Salary - 180k base, 50k commission target, 50k RSU vest. Made 280k last year, will do better this year (already made 72k in commission). I think I will come in at 300 - 330 if the stock stays the same for a few more months.
Education - Associates in Networking, BS in IT, MBA International Business
Experience - 20 years in IT, 5 in presales
Age - 40
Wow.  Very nice, especially if it is a role you can enjoy and does not place a lot of stress on you every day. 

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #872 on: June 10, 2019, 07:53:55 PM »
It has bursts of crazy stress (8 figure deal in jeopardy), but is an overall enjoyable job.

Lot of travel in my role though, flying 150k miles a year. There are jobs in the same family that are less stressful and less travel than mine, I may seek one out in a few years if I'm unable to advance from my position to a presales director role.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #873 on: June 11, 2019, 02:25:33 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

Contract ended, got a salaried position lined up:

Title: Salesforce Administrator
Salary: $115k + 10%
Experience: 6 years
Age: 29

Damn, 36.3k more (115k*1.1 - 82k * 1.1), a 40% increase, in the span of 2 yrs, 9 months?

Well done!

If your lifestyle hasn't inflated, your savings rate must have shot up like crazy.

Thanks! It was 42k 6 years ago when I got my first real job. Lifestyle has not changed a ton in the last 3 years when we moved to NC. We're spending about $60k/yr +/- variability. My wife started working again after our kid turned 1 so there's a bit more income on top of just me now :).

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #874 on: June 11, 2019, 02:36:01 PM »
Title: Asset Manager
Salary: $96,856 currently, goes up to $125,910 with time in grade (gov't GS-13)
Experience: 6 months in this position, 7 years with this agency
Education: BA in Economics, BS in Math, and MA in Economics - we all have either MBA or MA in Economics
Age: 29

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #875 on: June 13, 2019, 04:06:13 PM »
Title: Senior Software Developer
Rate: £650 p/day (about £145,000 p/year after factoring out holidays)
Age: 32
Experience: 15+ years (yes, I started work at 17)
Education: Not much... a vocational course, a 1-year grad cert at a good university and sprinkling of vendor certs