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What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« on: December 14, 2015, 09:48:50 AM »
I thought it would be useful to get an idea of peoples job titles and salary.

It should provide guidance of rough salary expectations for those of us seeking new professions in order to ramp up our savings.

Me first:

Job Title: Digital Marketing Executive
Salary: £31,000/ $46,910 (Inc. £2000 performance related bonus - hit every quarter so far)
Yearsí experience: 4 years (1.5yrs working for myself + 2.5 years working in-house).

Now, itís your turn!

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2015, 10:12:28 AM »
Title: Senior Accoutant
Experience: 1.5 yrs Public, 3 yrs private industry
Age: 28
Salary: $65K

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2015, 10:25:51 AM »
Title: Adjunct faculty/part time instructor
Salary: ~$60/unit
Experience: Need a Master's degree at minimum (my degree cost roughly $30k).

*** extra info for those curious ***

I teach at various community colleges around Southern California. I teach in humanities/liberal arts divisions. The lowest ones pay around $55/unit and the highest ones cap out around $75. My average is about $60 through all the schools.

A class is usually 3 units (meets 3 hours a week), 16 weeks = 48 hours. Obviously you don't get paid for grading, lesson planning, etc. I roughly earn about $2800 a class, spread out over 4-5 months - each school has a different payment cycle. (You generally want the ones that stretch out to 5 months because it makes budgeting easier.)

So for example, I start teaching the last week of August for Fall 2015, the semester just ended last week. One school is on a 4 month cycle (4 equal payments). I get paid: end of September, end of end of October, end of November, and end of December. Assuming I didn't budget properly, I'm SOL for February because I don't teach over the winter - I don't have any income for that month. If I were on a 5 month cycle, I would also get paid at the end of January.

For the mustachians I don't think the payment cycle matters - obviously you just budget the 4 months out to 5 and it's the same thing. But my experience has been that most people in liberal arts are not too good with math. :x I thought I'd expand on this since a lot of people look at community college teaching for side income.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2015, 10:31:17 AM »
Nevermind what I work with it is Marketing&Sales.

That said today the BIG BOSS called me. He told me that I can be the new Team Leader in 2016!

Nice though it is still part time job and very challenging to be TEAM Leader. During my years in IT work I have never had a chance of being accepted as Team Leader.

Therefore yeah something worth putting in the CV for sure.
While not writing my hour salary I do get roughly 15% salary increase as the new Team Leader.

My main income is government benefits+ even more then that landlord income.

I don't work even near fulltime, but normal week for me is about 18+ hours work so 18 hours or more/week.

I certainly don't consider my current work as something that I migth do for many years but maybe whole 2016 year... and nice change to be the Team Leader.

Financially FREE is my goal and I have also started an evening entreprenur course held twice/week Tuesday and Thursday evenings but a break during Christmas week of course. 80-90% of the people that starts an entrepreneur course in my country do NOT become entrepreneurs even 2 years after such a course! Why? Because they get answer bad idea or not enough budget from an expert teacher.

That said I know personally the teacher he is my MENTOR JEDI MASTER! Jedi Master told me that I could instead continue to buy and rent more apartments but at same time I should keep mortgages in check.

Speaking of JEDI MASTER my intention is to watch StarWars 7 in the movies with my brother after Christmas.

Me as Team Leader and possible future entreprenur? It feels wonderful I like the power and feel like everything is possible normally I like Vocal Trance but this psychedelic Trance has perfect beginning oh yeah!
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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2015, 10:51:50 AM »
Job Title: Pharmacist
Salary: $117k
Yearsí experience: 1.5 years
Age: 29
College Requirement: 6 years absolute minimum, usually 7-8 years. Optional 1-2 years of residency with salary ~40k/yr. Cost of school is all over the board, but at least $80k tuition for pharmacy school. Generally going to be over $100k in debt at graduation without scholarships.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2015, 11:05:02 AM »
While it is interesting to see others' salaries, you'll find more data on one of the salary reporting websites like Payscale or Glassdoor. I believe that they are free to join and allow you to see salaries by occupation, employer, and location.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2015, 11:34:07 AM »
While it is interesting to see others' salaries, you'll find more data on one of the salary reporting websites like Payscale or Glassdoor. I believe that they are free to join and allow you to see salaries by occupation, employer, and location.
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I have three positions. Research Associate III (forest biometrician/greenhouse gas accountant) at a uni. Pay depends on how much the lab hires you at so can range from 30-110K. 45-60 is typical for someone like me (2-3 years as a professional with at least as much time in as a tech).
Experience to get in: PhD or MS+3 yrs or BS +7 yr. Degrees must be in the field requested by the job advert. There is no experience-based pay adjustments once you get your foot in; pay is 90% about negotiation.

For my consulting, of course pay is much looser, but many contracts require federal certification as a technical service provider. Options to become a TSP are BS in appropriate field + 3-5 years of experience doing the technical service OR professional society certification. I generally charge $50/hr which is on the low side but its easy money.

Oncall wildland firefighter: Pay starts at 15/hr. Position titles and pay increase with industry certifications. Education might get you an interview but does not count for anything. Decades ago, there was no formal education so a partnership between NGOs, state and federal agencies devised their own industry curricula.

It's worth noting I work in a field where education is aplenty and has inflated base requirements for an interview. I.e. It takes a bachelor's to be a technician and it takes a master's to be an entry level professional. I suspect many other job fields are this way. I myself have hired a technician with 10 years of experience to do a low skilled student internship.
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Edit: According to BLS, the three positions fall into (mean salary in parens): Conservation scientist ($64K), forester (60K), and forest technician (38K).
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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2015, 11:50:14 AM »
Title: Lead Manufacturing Engineer
College Requirements: Bachelor's degree in engineering (my degree is mechanical engineering)
Experience: <2 years
Age: 24
Salary: $65k
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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2015, 12:25:26 PM »
Title:  Senior Workers Compensation Adjuster
Experience:  10 years
Education Required:  College degree (other employers might be OK with HS diploma and relevant experience).
Salary:  $88k

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2015, 12:29:01 PM »
Title: Hydrologist/Forecaster
Salary 78K-85K per year, depending on overtime
Experience: 5 years
Age: 29
Education: BA in Business, Masters in Hydrology
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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2015, 12:31:31 PM »
Title: Account Executive
Salary: $47k base salary + $50k incentive comp @ quota (Going to hit ~$112k total for FY16)
Experience: 1 year
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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2015, 12:34:18 PM »
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While it is interesting to see others' salaries, you'll find more data on one of the salary reporting websites like Payscale or Glassdoor. I believe that they are free to join and allow you to see salaries by occupation, employer, and location.

I haven't found that data helpful it all. It's hard (for me) to sift through and I give up. I'll update my post when I someday become employed again :(
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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2015, 12:40:06 PM »
Title: Internal Auditor II
Salary: $73k + whatever bonus, I'm new here.
Experience: 6 years public accounting
Education: college degree, accounting is good. I'm a CPA, but it's not necessarily required.

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« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2015, 12:48:04 PM »
Title: Office Manager/Executive Admin
Salary: 39K + 5-7% bonus (if I'm not shit)
Age: 27
Education: College Degree (4 years)
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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2015, 12:49:19 PM »
Title: Software Engineer I
Salary: $81k + bonuses (~$12k)
Experience: 1.5 yrs
Education: Bachelor's in computer science
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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2015, 12:53:11 PM »
Title: Officially procurement specialist but my working title is DBE program manager. 
Salary: $70k plus bonus
Experience: 11 years post college but only 3 in procurement
Education: Bachelors in Marketing

I love what I do and will probably get a raise and promotion next year.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2015, 12:59:19 PM »
Title: Financial Planner/Tax Preparer
Salary: $35,000 per tax season (3 months of crazy work) / financial planning can vary drastically, but roughly $75,000 for me
Education: BA in accounting/taxation, Masters in Finance
Designations: CFP (certified financial planner), EA (enrolled agent with the IRS)
Experience: 5 years

To prepare taxes, depending on what state you are in you will need to have a license. Some go for their CPA, its not required tho, if all you want to do is prepare taxes the CPA is alot of information you will never use. A lot of people become an Enrolled Agent, which is basically just the income taxation portion of the CPA exam.

Its 2 jobs really but I blend it into one. Tax season is only 3 months of crazy work, there are a few months of prep involved to prepare all of the clients tax packets before they are mailed out. Financial planning is year round. The college is not required for either of these fields, but if you dont have a degree you will most likely have to start out selling highly commissionable products, which really sucks. I would have never got in this business if I had to sell products like some do. To do it right, you have to at least get a college degree, and go for the CFP or the ChFC. Its a great career, you get to help alot of people. 

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #17 on: December 14, 2015, 01:00:10 PM »
Title: Print and Digital Distribution Manager (publishing hosue)
Salary: 46,500 CAD
Age: 29
Experience: BA, several MBA courses taken, and 8 years of experience.

It is worth noting, I am very underpaid for what I do. Just an FYI for anyone looking in publishing management. Should be around 65,00K minimum.

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« Reply #18 on: December 14, 2015, 01:26:15 PM »
Title: Supervisory Geophysicist (W-2)
Salary: $160k
Experience: 10 yrs
Education: Bachelor's in Geophysics

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« Reply #19 on: December 14, 2015, 01:39:18 PM »
Title: Race Timer
Age:30
Experience: 6 years, started part-time/weekend gig. Took it full time this year
Education: BA Accounting. BA Mathematics - Don't use them at all these days
Compensation: $60,000-$110,000

It's a unique field for sure, but I work non traditional hours and spend my life at races which is pretty awesome. I have some huge clients and if you are involved in the race culture then you have heard of some of them.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #20 on: December 14, 2015, 01:48:44 PM »
Title: Software Consultant / Author
Age: 31
Experience: 8 years
Education: BS in a hybrid CS and Business degree track, minor/emphasis in CS
Compensation: $200k this year, $300k-ish next

I help businesses maintain existing systems and develop (design, write, maintain) new software. I also write and publish books, one about credit card payments and another about setting up a small consultancy (basically documenting what I did).

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What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #21 on: December 14, 2015, 01:58:30 PM »
Title: Senior Consultant
Age: 59
Experience: 36 years
Education: AB (English), MBA (Finance), CPA(inactive), CFP
Compensation: $125/hr, approx 5 hrs/week
I work on projects for my long-time employer, which specializes in advising non-profits on their defined contribution plans.


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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #22 on: December 14, 2015, 02:22:54 PM »
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

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« Reply #23 on: December 14, 2015, 02:26:00 PM »
Title: project management consultant
Income: $100-120k AUD (I work under a hybrid base + days worked model)
Age: 27
Qualifications: Undergrad in Electrical Engineering, PMBOK PMP
Experience: Just under 6 years

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« Reply #24 on: December 14, 2015, 02:29:41 PM »
Title: Sr. network engineer (primary job) Principal Security Architect (side gig)
Age: Early 40's
Salary: $146k base + 45k cash 'n stock (primary job), $5k (side gig, slow year) = $196k
Education: College dropout, high level technical certification (Cisco CCIE), lifelong computer technology nerd
The job: Helping to make sure a really big/complex data network runs optimally and stays healthy even if stuff breaks.

For young folks getting in: Great field which will not go away and will continue to pay very well as the entire world becomes more and more network connected. Around the office we joke that the software developers get all the nerd glory while we smile, make it ping and cash the checks.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #25 on: December 14, 2015, 02:41:06 PM »
Myself-
Title: Supportive Living Supervisor
Age: 47
Experience/Education- 1 year. AA Degree
Salary: $13.50 per hr. -Two 18 hr shifts per wk (9 hrs of each shift is asleep in bed, surfing internet, watching tv or whatever)

Son-
Title: Apple Tech Support-(Four 10 hr shifts from home)
Age: 24
Experience/Education- 1.5 years/ 3 AA Degrees One 4 yr degree as of next week
Salary- $18.25 hr (Starting Jan 1st 2016)

Husband-
Title: Painting Contractor (Part Time)
Age: 54
Education/Experience- High School Diploma & Trade School- Business owner for 25 years
Salary-Probably shows 8-10 thousand dollars per yr in income + equal amounts paid in cash


For young folks- No education or very little, my job is perfect. Plan on doing something on the side to make $$ in the long downtime.
I sell on ebay/amazon too

For my sons job, choose a 4 yr college which has a Apple College Program then apply and interview via Skype. Then after your stats are good and you are ready to graduate, you will be sent an offer to continue to work. Same perks and everything, just better pay

My husband- Skip it unless you are not a fit for College and better with your hands. Good employment but don't plan on doing it forever.
He is part time due to some breathing and back issues. Can be difficult to find good employees
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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #26 on: December 14, 2015, 02:46:39 PM »
Title: Software Consultant (Engineering/Architecture)
Age: Early 30s
Salary: Day rate of $1,000. Work average 46 weeks per year, so total comp is about $230K
Education: University of Life
Experience: > 15 years

As one of the former posters, if I were to put myself out there more - write a book/do training I could grow my income quite substantially - but I enjoy what is mostly a 9-5 role (with another 10 hours/week or so put into learning.)

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #27 on: December 14, 2015, 03:21:29 PM »
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

Ha, twins! I didn't note it in my post but my age is, in fact, also 23.

I like my job, although when I FIRE I will definitely not choose to spend 8 hours per day sitting in front of a computer.
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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #28 on: December 14, 2015, 03:32:13 PM »
Director, Organizational Development
salary: 110k

master's degree required (mine is in Training and Development)
I have 15 years experience in HR and T&D

2nd job: Adjunct University Professor- teach in the business department- salary appx. 4k per semester for a 3hr class.  I usually teach one class per year- wish I could do this full-time but I don't have a Ph.D. and have no plans to get one.

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« Reply #29 on: December 14, 2015, 03:45:30 PM »
Retired

earn: twice what I need

Must have a stash and a good savings habit

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« Reply #30 on: December 14, 2015, 04:01:33 PM »
Title: case worker/manager
age: 38
experience: 13 yrs at current employer
Salary: $16.50/hr (I'm at the top of the pay scale for this position)
Experience: for this job, bachelor's is perferred, but will take experience as a trade off.  I myself have a Bachelor's in Social Work and am working on my Master's in Applied Behavioral Analysis and Autism.

My current schedule is one 14 hour shift and one 24 hour shift with a 2 hour meeting a week.  I am able to sleep on the longer shifts for 3 hours on the overnight.  The schedule works great as I am able to be at home with my kids during most of the week.  My plan was to step back up into a regular, higher paying, day job once my youngest is in school full time.  I live in a HCOL area.

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« Reply #31 on: December 14, 2015, 05:14:28 PM »
Industrial Construction - in a management type role (don't want to divulge too much info)
27
5 years experience at current role. 2.5 years in a skilled trade prior
No degree required. I went to a tech school to get started then got my A.A.S a few years later (not needed but had the credits from switching majors). Some certifications are required.
150k-210k depending on the job.

I do contract work. I work a ton a lot of the time. 60-70 hr weeks are not uncommon. Spent 3 months this fall at 80 hr weeks, although those months I took home about $16k/mo after putting 15% in my 401k.

Also, I travel full time and do contract work. So job security is minimal. I have never been unemployed but it's been close. I live in a 5th wheel year round and work all over the country.

The work and environment is not for the faint of heart. Walking across a 6" wide beam that's 20' long and 100' off the ground with nothing to hold onto while wearing a harness is not uncommon.

My pay is high but it comes at a price that impacts my quality of life significantly.

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« Reply #32 on: December 14, 2015, 05:18:58 PM »
Title: associate professor
Experience: over 20 in field, only 6 years at current place
Base pay: $46,500 for ten months (I've taken on an admin role for $10k extra but must work summers)
Education: PhD required


This is the extreme low end for public universities; I chose a teaching institution with tuition and fees always on the USDOE's list of least expensive colleges annually so I could spend my last working years working with students like I once was.  The low tuition comes straight out of salaries, and we have either fast turnover or multi-decade deliberate dedication from our faculty, very little in between.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #33 on: December 14, 2015, 06:01:19 PM »
Title: Senior Counsel
Salary: $180k + bonus (~$30-60k) + 8% 401k match + pension
Experience: 4.5 yrs
Education: Law degree

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #34 on: December 14, 2015, 06:10:26 PM »
Title: Sergeant, Team Leader
Age: 23
Salary: 53K (including single rate BAH, FLPP, BAS, and my base pay)
Experience: 4 years
Education: Associates of Arts in Russian Language and Culture, Working on a BS in Psychology. (All free, never paying a dime in tuition)

Plus all the wonderful intangible benefits of free medical, getting PRK done on my eyes for free, the GI bill if I choose to leave.

I tend to do alot of travelling for work, so I get TDY pay, which I usually bankroll pretty decently. It is far too unpredictable to list though.
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« Reply #35 on: December 14, 2015, 06:23:33 PM »
Regional Director for a population health and value based care consulting program

37yo

115k plus bonus up to 35%

RN license (9yrs) and masters preferred. 2 yrs experience in this work when I was hired.  I was a staff nurse for the first 7yrs. 

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« Reply #36 on: December 14, 2015, 06:44:58 PM »
Me
Title: Proposal Manager
Age: 28
Salary: $61,000
Experience: 7 years
Education: BA English, MS Writing/Publishing

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

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« Reply #37 on: December 14, 2015, 06:52:06 PM »
Full Professor

50 something

$70,000, plus extra for summer courses (optional)

18 years

Doctor of Education (Ed. D.)
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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #38 on: December 14, 2015, 07:17:57 PM »
Title: Academic Librarian
Salary: 38,500
Years of experience 8.5
Education: MLIS

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« Reply #39 on: December 14, 2015, 07:34:10 PM »
Title: US Army Major
Age: 35
Experience: 17 years
Base pay: $88,000, plus $25,000 in nontaxable housing and subsistence allowance, $150/mo Jump Pay, Combat Zone Tax Exclusion every couple years, and all the same fringe benefits Migrator mentioned
Education: BA in Political Science, Masters in International Relations (any four year degree would do). 

My specialty in the Army is communications - satellite, radio, and internet.  At my level I deal mostly with operations planning, training, and policy enforcement.  Base salary comes from rank and time in service.  Subsistence allowance is more or less universal and housing allowance comes from living off post based on rank and local market.  The Army doesn't require specialized degrees for most of its officers - any bachelors gets you in the door.  The Army spent a few months teaching me how to plan and lead communications operations and every few years I go back for additional education as I move up the ladder, but almost everything I know about what I do is on-the-job.  My goal is to FIRE if I qualify for a pension in a few years.  If I'm passed over and don't then I'll need to keep working for a while longer.  I probably won't work in the comms or IT field if I do.
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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #40 on: December 14, 2015, 09:44:03 PM »
I have four jobs, in Yellowknife.

Full-Time: Executive Director/CEO with an environmental agency
Pay scale: $90-$140K + benefits

Residential Support Worker for persons with disabilities: I love this job! I could see myself never retiring if I could get a similar job in my little corner of paradise.
Pay Rate: $25/hour. I do 15-20 hours a week.

House/Pet-sitter: self-explanatory. I take care of two houses, two dogs, and two cats practically full-time. When I don't have a gig, I am an office hobo. I love this lifestyle.
Pay: free house, free use of car + paid gas, finish all the food in the house...

Board Member, environmental agency, 2 days/month average
Pay Rate: $400/day honorarium + per diem
No matter where you go, there you are...

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #41 on: December 14, 2015, 11:29:58 PM »
Job Title: Research Technician (Bioengineering)
Age: 29
Salary: ~$35,000  (includes periods of significant overtime)
Years experience: 5.5 years (3 in current position)
Education: BS Biochemistry


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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #42 on: December 14, 2015, 11:48:52 PM »
Title: Software Consultant / Author
Age: 31
Experience: 8 years
Education: BS in a hybrid CS and Business degree track, minor/emphasis in CS
Compensation: $200k this year, $300k-ish next

I help businesses maintain existing systems and develop (design, write, maintain) new software. I also write and publish books, one about credit card payments and another about setting up a small consultancy (basically documenting what I did).

Umm yeah, I'll buy that book.  No seriously where can I get it?  I'm all for 100k increases in compensation every other year or so.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #43 on: December 15, 2015, 12:02:36 AM »
Title: Manager, Software Development
Age: 37
Experience: 14 years
Education: BS in CS and Applied Math, MS in CS, MBA in Finance (I know but I like school and all of it was 90% paid for)

Compensation: $160K + ~10%, compensation is low for my area because it is my first year as a manager, I work from home for a company in a LCOL area, and I chose work life balance vs maximizing my earning potential.  Every time I compare my salary to my peers I get jealous but then I remember that I get to be home every day at 4pm to go to the park/play with my kids and spend Fridays afternoon on field trips with the family.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #44 on: December 15, 2015, 12:48:39 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

I'm a software engineer in another country. But earning peanuts if converted to USD. How much of that do you put away into investments? (This will give me an indication of Cost Of Living)
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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #45 on: December 15, 2015, 01:36:39 AM »
Title: Registered Nurse, Remote Community
Salary: ~$235-250K, depending on overtime
Experience: 6 years
Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing

My compensation is much higher than a typical nursing salary, due to the fact I'm based in a very remote community and work ridiculous overtime hours.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #46 on: December 15, 2015, 01:42:22 AM »
I have four jobs, in Yellowknife.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #47 on: December 15, 2015, 05:11:03 AM »
Fantastic, thanks for all the replies!

What Iíve learnt:

1.   Salaries in the US seem higher than in the UK
2.   Software developers almost always seem to earn well
3.   Not all jobs you assume to be low paid/high paid are
4.   Itís possible to earn a lot at a young age in a multitude of industries

Thanks again for sharing all!

Sam
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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #48 on: December 15, 2015, 05:25:45 AM »
Fantastic, thanks for all the replies!

What Iíve learnt:

1.   Salaries in the US seem higher than in the UK



Yes, and in return we have very little social safety net, many fewer protections, and less vacation. If all factors are considered, there isn't as much difference as it might appear.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #49 on: December 15, 2015, 05:43:13 AM »
Title: Software Consultant / Author
Age: 31
Experience: 8 years
Education: BS in a hybrid CS and Business degree track, minor/emphasis in CS
Compensation: $200k this year, $300k-ish next

I help businesses maintain existing systems and develop (design, write, maintain) new software. I also write and publish books, one about credit card payments and another about setting up a small consultancy (basically documenting what I did).

Umm yeah, I'll buy that book.  No seriously where can I get it?  I'm all for 100k increases in compensation every other year or so.

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