Poll

What's your yearly income (gross, single income)?

Over $0 and less than $10k, No S/O
1 (0.2%)
Over $0 and less than $10k, Have S/O
11 (1.7%)
Over $10k and less than $20k, No S/O
1 (0.2%)
Over $10k and less than $20k, Have S/O
11 (1.7%)
Over $20k and less than $30k, No S/O
8 (1.3%)
Over $20k and less than $30k, Have S/O
15 (2.4%)
Over $30k and less than $40k, No S/O
4 (0.6%)
Over $30k and less than $40k, Have S/O
22 (3.5%)
Over $40k and less than $50k, No S/O
15 (2.4%)
Over $40k and less than $50k, Have S/O
15 (2.4%)
Over $50k and less than $60k, No S/O
15 (2.4%)
Over $50k and less than $60k, Have S/O
30 (4.7%)
Over $60kand less than $70k, No S/O
28 (4.4%)
Over $60k and less than $70k, Have S/O
31 (4.9%)
Over $70k and less than $80k, No S/O
21 (3.3%)
Over $70k and less than $80k, Have S/O
40 (6.3%)
Over $80k and less than $90k, No S/O
17 (2.7%)
Over $80k and less than $90k, Have S/O
28 (4.4%)
Over $90k and less than $100k, No S/O
15 (2.4%)
Over $90k and less than $100k, Have S/O
38 (6%)
Over $100k, less than $120k No S/O
28 (4.4%)
Over $100k, less than $120k, Have S/O
53 (8.4%)
Over $120k, less than $140k, No S/O
10 (1.6%)
Over $120k, less than $140k, Have S/O
35 (5.5%)
Over $140k, less than $170k, No S/O
15 (2.4%)
Over $140k, less than $170k, Have S/O
40 (6.3%)
Over $170k, less than $200k, No S/O
9 (1.4%)
Over $170k, less than $200k, Have S/O
16 (2.5%)
Over $200k, less than $250k, No S/O
8 (1.3%)
Over $200k, less than $250k, Have S/O
20 (3.2%)
Over $250k, less than $300k, No S/O
4 (0.6%)
Over $250k, less than $300k, Have S/O
8 (1.3%)
Over $300k, No S/O
1 (0.2%)
Over $300k, Have S/O
20 (3.2%)

Total Members Voted: 509

Author Topic: (Improved) What's your individual income?  (Read 15760 times)

Travis

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Re: (Improved) What's your individual income?
« Reply #50 on: November 26, 2014, 07:06:00 AM »
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So Travis' $115k is worth much more than a civilian making $115.  Almost $30k of his income is not taxable at all. 

The DoD sends me a report each year totaling my compensation to include a calculation of what I get for free.  According to the report which came out in March my base pay for the previous year was $86k with $25k for housing and $3k for subsistence.  The report estimates I saved $6500 in federal taxes from those allowances.  It didn't give a breakdown of medical savings, but as Villanelle said my family and I pay nothing out of pocket (wife had to buy her eyeglass frames).  This year I had two physicals, saw a dentist twice to include two cleanings and a filling, and spent at least 30 hours with a physical therapist.  I'll probably have shoulder surgery when I get home.  I pay $35 a month for my wife and son's dental.  I mentioned this in another thread, but half of my Masters was covered by the military.  I owe them 3 days for every day I was in school on top of my normal commitment.

I've run into coworkers who left the service and got some price tag shock when they had to start paying for health insurance, lawyers, and seeing much more of their paycheck taken in taxes.

sunnsurf

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Re: (Improved) What's your individual income?
« Reply #51 on: December 09, 2014, 07:59:39 AM »
$211K. Female. Age 38. Live in southern California. Sales engineer.

mbl

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Re: (Improved) What's your individual income?
« Reply #52 on: December 09, 2014, 11:10:12 AM »
It would be helpful to add age as well.

DollarBill

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Re: (Improved) What's your individual income?
« Reply #53 on: December 09, 2014, 03:31:43 PM »
$211K. Female. Age 38. Live in southern California. Sales engineer.
Feel free to check out my profile (wink).

iwasjustwondering

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Re: (Improved) What's your individual income?
« Reply #54 on: December 09, 2014, 07:46:14 PM »


$100k to $140k:
Director level for just about any big company, over 10,000 employees.

How do you get to director level? Don't you need some kind of relevant experience in a lower paying position? How long a slog would that be?
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It can be a long slog, but if you distinguish yourself by cutting through some corporate inefficiencies, and produce and document your results, you can shorten it.  Director level in some industries pays $250K+, but even in the years leading up to that, you can make nearly as much.  If you're going to be working for 20 years anyway, going this route can be worth it.