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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #100 on: December 16, 2015, 09:00:42 AM »
Title: GIS Analyst
Salary: 70k
Experience: 2.5 years
Education: MS in Geodesy (look it up). Need to have MS in Geography, Math, CS, or related field + little experience (mine was my thesis, essentially). Some here are hired with a BS and a few years related experience.

Most of my work is just data processing; I don't actually do much analyzing. I'd like to do more.
What would you say the prospects are for someone who is decent at the GUI side of GIS (e.g. making layers, shapefiles, and basic analysis using existing toolboxes) but not so versed on the highly technical side (e.g. producing interactive GIS maps on the web, extensive scripting) ?
Just curious. most of my products are basic such as creating maps for planning documents or geospatially tracking projects.

What job titles would I look for? Geospatial/cartographic technician? Certainty not a true 'analyst'...?

You can still do well (in a HCOL area, probably almost as much as I make if you have >5 yrs experience). I'd look for a GIS or Cartographic Specialist position or GIS/Cartographic Technician position. Local governments are a good place to look, but they do not pay as much. If you can add skills like SQL or scripting, you'll have an easier time finding jobs and getting better pay.
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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #101 on: December 16, 2015, 09:10:12 AM »
Title: Staff Nurse
Salary: ~120k
Age: 23
Experience: 1 year
Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Considering how large the nursing profession is I'm surprised not to see more on here

Both of my parents are nurses, and neither of them make close to that, both RN's. May I ask what department you are working in? My wife is considering moving into the nursing field.

Yeah, I'm interested to know as well. I've only got an ASN, but have been told to only expect a 3-5% pay increase for earning my BSN.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #102 on: December 16, 2015, 09:54:42 AM »
Me:
Title: lousy
Actual Job Description: Jr. IT Guy in a department of two, mostly sysadmin-type management with some programming, Lotus Notes head-basher, printer ninja, plus helpdesk-level "hey my mouse won't work" fixer-of-things.
Salary: 35K
Age: 24
Experience: Been here just over two years, no other experience in this field on paper, but I've been dicking around with computers on my own since elementary school.
Education: No college degree.

Girlfriend:
Title: Self-Employed Traveling Showdog Photographer
Salary: variable of course, on-track for about 30K in 2015 (mostly in the second half of the year), more in 2016.
Age: 23
Experience: Lifetime of photography experience, ~6 years of shooting people for peanuts on the side, quit her day-job about a year ago as she focused on her niche and things started really picking up.
Education: No college degree.

We also have one rental property.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #103 on: December 16, 2015, 10:37:54 AM »
1) Teaching Assistant at a private University in a super HCOL city
$129 per contact hour plus $1000 for grading final exams.  I have 30 contact hours per semester, but the job itself requires ~12-16 hours per week of unpaid preparation.  The pay works out to $6k and change per semester, I can get 2 or 3 of see gigs per year if lucky.
Experience required: must be an advanced doctoral candidate, so >3 years into a PhD program.  Have to be chosen by senior faculty from an abundance of qualified graduate students.

2) Graduate Research Fellow
$26,000 per year, for 5 years maximum
Experience required:  BA/BS,  MA, continuing high performance in PhD program.  I also had to get into the dang program, it's hard to quantify all of my experience that went into the successful application, but my program accepts four students per year.
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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #104 on: December 16, 2015, 10:48:10 AM »
Title: Senior Associate (Law firm)
Salary: $265,000 plus bonus (this year's bonus was $100,000)
Age: 36
Experience: Around 8 years. Which is longer than most people last in these high stress jobs. I know I am making a ridiculous salary right now, but it's not a long term job - once I burn out, I'm out. So I'm stashing.
Education: BA, JD, LLM. Lots of student loans, but only at 0.9% interest so I'm paying the minimum each year.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #105 on: December 16, 2015, 10:55:38 AM »
Title: Senior Associate (Law firm)
Salary: $265,000 plus bonus (this year's bonus was $100,000)
Age: 36
Experience: Around 8 years. Which is longer than most people last in these high stress jobs. I know I am making a ridiculous salary right now, but it's not a long term job - once I burn out, I'm out. So I'm stashing.
Education: BA, JD, LLM. Lots of student loans, but only at 0.9% interest so I'm paying the minimum each year.
  Wow!  I hope you have had a very high savings rate.  That is a killer income for an associate.  265k plus another 100k?  $365k!!!  I admit I am jealous, MountainGirl.  My meager income is on the last page.

Can I ask what kind of law?

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #106 on: December 16, 2015, 11:42:03 AM »
Title: Senior Associate (Law firm)
Salary: $265,000 plus bonus (this year's bonus was $100,000)
Age: 36
Experience: Around 8 years. Which is longer than most people last in these high stress jobs. I know I am making a ridiculous salary right now, but it's not a long term job - once I burn out, I'm out. So I'm stashing.
Education: BA, JD, LLM. Lots of student loans, but only at 0.9% interest so I'm paying the minimum each year.
  Wow!  I hope you have had a very high savings rate.  That is a killer income for an associate.  265k plus another 100k?  $365k!!!  I admit I am jealous, MountainGirl.  My meager income is on the last page.

Can I ask what kind of law?


Corporate law. It's the standard BigLaw salary scale. Unfortunately I'm also in an extremely HCOL area, but I'm working on the savings rate since I know I can only hack it in this kind of position for another few years at most. Just to add some perspective: It involves billing around 2300 hours (those are just the billable hours - add the  never ending non-billable admin, training, etc. to that), working most weekends and evenings, and always being on call. My health related expenses are through the roof due to the stressful and unhealthy nature of this kind of job, and it's hard to keep personal relationships and friendships when you're always working and always have to cancel social plans, but again, I can tough it out a few more years.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #107 on: December 16, 2015, 11:53:08 AM »
.NET Consultant (C# mainly, with a few website tools as well)
Software engineer?

Varies yearly, depending on amount of hours and rates.

2015: $205,000

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #108 on: December 16, 2015, 01:01:49 PM »
Senior Software Developer or Senior Software Engineer depending on who you ask
$150k with 20% bonus possible.
Salary was a bit higher but I negotiated to work remotely from home at the lower salary with agreement to bump it back up if/when I join in person.

Either 2-3 or 5-8 years experience depending on how you count spending a ton of time in school.

I think I'm paid a bit higher than market for my experience level, but the company is looking to grow or fail fast and paying high salaries is one way to hire who you want quickly, the Amazon vs Ben Jerry's model.
I look at the extra as danger pay for the possibility I won't be getting a salary let alone bonus if they run out of funding.

But I'm having fun so who cares.
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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #109 on: December 16, 2015, 01:25:50 PM »
Title: Embedded Software Engineer
Experience: 2-3 years
Age: 30
Education: BS Physics and MS Computer Science

Base Pay: $98k
Profit Share: 0%-20% (Historical 10 year average 8%, worst 4%, best 17%)

I love the variety of work in this field and you really do make a nice sum of money fairly quickly in more established markets. I am in San Diego so its a good market but not the best. There are a lot of ways to boost your pay in this field too, the most extreme example would be going into consulting, takes a bit of an entrepreneurial streak though.

And computer science educations are cheap, so you start making good money and you have and you most likely have a trivial amount of debt. Pay for the comp sci masters in about 2 years after graduating.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #110 on: December 16, 2015, 01:34:52 PM »
Title: Electrical/Controls Engineer (PLC programmer)
Experience: 8 years
Age: 39
Education: BS Electrical Engineering
Base Pay: $80K

I make about average for my area and my job. The great thing is PLC programmers are always in high demand. The bad thing is I spent 4 years in the military earning money for college and another 5 years getting my degree and all I do is daydream about doing something else. Perhaps it's why I am so motivated to FIRE in the next few years. I maintain greater life satisfaction volunteering at a no kill animal shelter or teaching students at my kids school about alternative energy. (Renewable energy and the environment are my passion, along with animals). 

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #111 on: December 16, 2015, 01:40:26 PM »
Title: Controlling Specialist (Equivalent to Senior Financial Analyst).
Age:37.
Experience: 7 years.(I started working late in my life)
Education: Two Masters, also an ABD if you know what that is. (I am way overeducated for my job because I wanted to work in academia but decided later corporate world would be better for me.)
Pay: $80k base + 12% bonus. (Last job paid $90k, no bonus).

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #112 on: December 16, 2015, 01:47:12 PM »
Title: In-house counsel
Age: 30
Salary: $125k + 10% bonus + 5% 401k match
Experience: <5 years
Education: Law degree

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #113 on: December 16, 2015, 01:51:25 PM »
Age 37
Education: BS Electrical Engineering, 2000
Got 3 jobs in addition to rentals. FFS I need to quit one. LOL...

1) Cyberspace Engineer, Major (O-4), Alabama Air National Guard, $965/mo plus a few thousand in annual training pay. 15 years in service (6 FT to start, PT since).
2) Operations Specialist, GS-0301-12/4, US Army. $78,471 last I looked. Just hit five years in this job but only 4 as a civil servant. Got hired on the strength of #1.
3) Real estate, mostly just serving my own rental LLC, which is just starting to really take off. I'll have been licensed for 2 years in May, expect to profit $5-10K in 2016 and more the next year. Will keep this as my FIRE job, most likely. Love it.
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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #114 on: December 16, 2015, 02:03:18 PM »
Age 31
Title: Attending physician in a subspecialty.
Salary: $244k approximately. Really $210 with a quarterly production bonus.
Education: 4 years college, 4 years med school, 4 years residency.

My student loans started at about $170k. Chipping away at those now. I am maxing out 403b and putting an additional amt into 457 and HSA, so school loans will be paid in 2020.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #115 on: December 16, 2015, 02:15:31 PM »
Title: Software Applications Solution Consultant (I help customers figure out how my company's software will help them)
Salary: £63K + £13-20K Annual Bonus + £8k flex options converted to cash + 6% Employer Match on pension contributions
Age: 39
Experience: 15 years

I have made much more than this in the past (up to (£160k+ total comp) but after taking an extended work sabbatical a few years back I decided to avoid a management position this time around and rejoined my industry in a lower level (i.e.: less stressful) position.

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« Reply #116 on: December 16, 2015, 04:53:43 PM »
Title: materials engineering manager
Salary: $151/year
Education: Bachelors and Masters in Engineering
Experience: 11 years

I also have gotten RSUs or cash incentives these last several years as 'golden handcuffs' which have amounted to something on the order of $15-20k+ yearly. My husband makes a similar amount as a senior mechanical design engineer with similar education and experience. Engineering has been a very good field for both of us.
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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #117 on: December 16, 2015, 08:12:16 PM »
Title: Associate Professor (although should be full in Fall 2016)
Salary: 73k (additional compensation for extra courses and extra duties I perform)
Age: 42
Experience: 20 years (10 years full-time)
Education: Ph.D.
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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #118 on: December 16, 2015, 09:43:02 PM »
Title: Assistant Professor
Salary: $68,500
Age: 33
Experience: ~4 years post PhD: 2 years as a research scientist after finishing grad school, and I'm now in my 3rd year on the tenure track
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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #119 on: December 17, 2015, 01:35:18 AM »
Job - Junior doctor FY1
Wage £33,500
age:25
experience: it took an extra year of my life to get into med school second time round
education: 5 yr MBBS

I've had so far about £500.00 in five months from extra shifts and filling out cremation forms.  The job is onerous, long hours and I have had weeks where I frequently have to work ~3 hours extra a day (I had a week of 7am-6pm, meant to work 8-4).  Other shifts include 11am-11pm, 8pm-8.30am, 8am-8.30pm alongside 8am-4pm.  If you want just the most cash for the least stress and work, this isnt it.  Its semi rewarding, but fuck me, I can understand the urges many older doctors have to go part time.  Probably my FI plan will be complete my 10 more years of training, do abit more full time and then start either part time or locuming.  Next years wage will be around £38,500

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #120 on: December 17, 2015, 02:29:39 AM »
Not sure if you’re interested in how much we do earn in Europe, but here is my current situation:

Title: Data Analyst in a consulting firm (Luxembourg)

Salary: 51.000 EUR + 13th salary + yearly bonus (last year that was 5.000 EUR), which equals to more or less 60.000 EUR p.a. Expecting to get a pay rise of 10-15% effective from January or February 2016. All figures are pre-taxes that pretty overwhelming all over Europe…

Age: 27

Experience: 3 years (4 years including internships etc.)

Education: Master’s degree in Finance



Btw is there any thread here for mustachians in Europe?

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« Reply #121 on: December 17, 2015, 02:56:22 AM »
Maybe even less interesting than Europe, from a Mustachian in China.

Title: Artist (not teacher) at an international school
Salary: US$86K including housing, end of contract bonus, etc
Age: early 40s
Degree: BFA

DH is going through another midlife crisis and is unemployed again.

Arebelspy, your and your wife's story has been inspirational. Hope DH and I can get on the same page so we can save together.

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« Reply #122 on: December 17, 2015, 03:29:16 AM »
Arebelspy, your and your wife's story has been inspirational. Hope DH and I can get on the same page so we can save together.

Thanks!  Working together is a huge boost.  Good luck!
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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #123 on: December 17, 2015, 04:24:47 AM »
Me

Title: Supply Chain Director
Salary: $155,000 + paid for my MBA + 4% 401k match
Age: 43
Experience: Started and apprenticeship at 16, went to university full time at 26, got my MBA at 43
Education: BS (Manufacturing Engineering) + MBA

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Title: Associate Veterinarian
Salary: Paid on commission and ranged from $135,000 to $155,000 the last 5 years - zero benefits
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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #124 on: December 17, 2015, 05:54:48 AM »
Title: Sr Credit Associate / VP
Compensation: $150K plus bonus ($30K average) and 9% employer retirement contribution; 34 days PTO (including sick leave) plus 10 holidays
Experience: > 15 years
Education: BA Economics (minor in business)

I work for a bank as underwriter lending to large corporations.
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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #125 on: December 17, 2015, 06:04:52 AM »
3) Real estate, mostly just serving my own rental LLC, which is just starting to really take off. I'll have been licensed for 2 years in May, expect to profit $5-10K in 2016 and more the next year. Will keep this as my FIRE job, most likely. Love it.

Did you get the license before you started picking up rental properties, or after? Also, did you have to get sponsored by an existing broker for your license and work under them for awhile to make it "official"?

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #126 on: December 17, 2015, 06:12:00 AM »
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

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« Reply #127 on: December 17, 2015, 07:26:00 AM »
TITLE- Self Employed Logistics Specialist-small company
Compensation-300-600k plus full benefits
Age-51 Retired-50
Experience-25 years
Education-HS , barely graduated worked to much!

Made a lot of money over a lot of years but really screwed up with trying to compete with the Jone's, though never paid for anything I couldn't pay cash for including our house. Lost my ass building and selling a house every 2 years on last one almost 500k of all my own $ and thats when i found MMM and got my shit together. While still working on improving my situation after 3 years of MMM was able to make up a lot of my losses and was able to retire.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #128 on: December 17, 2015, 07:28:38 AM »
Did you get the license before you started picking up rental properties, or after?
I was an accidental landlord for a few years - moved, rented out old house for a while, also got divorced and rented out rooms in my own place to pay the bills, etc. During those few years, I got good at the accounting and tax filing, and learned a few things about leases and best practices, but didn't graduate to any kind of purposeful, systematic approach that would make real money. Right around the time that I started kicking myself to get serious and save some real money so I could do it right, applying all the lessons learned, I met a couple of guys who were older and more disciplined but much less experienced with real estate, and who had been talking about rentals for a year or so but didn't know where to start. We figured out our skills and interests complemented each other well, and while talking about a partnership, I mentioned I had been toying with getting licensed. Between their agreeing to split the licensing costs three ways, and knowing I'd have enough business from our own buys to at least cover the $2K or so in annual costs, it was the trigger I needed. I've been profitable from the start, and the bigger the portfolio gets, the faster we'll buy.
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Also, did you have to get sponsored by an existing broker for your license and work under them for awhile to make it "official"?
That's pretty much the standard everywhere. You pass the course(s), tests, background check, etc, and a broker still has to vouch for you. Every salesperson who isn't a broker has to hang their license with a broker. Here you can take another class and a test to get licensed as a broker after two years (IIRC), at which point you can leave the company and start your own, or you can be an associate broker with the same company.
Personally, I'm not interested in being a broker and may never be. I came in at a 70% split and am moving to 80% now that I'm fully fledged. In exchange for that cut, the broker handles a fairly extensive set of legal requirements that I am not at all interested in having to manage, including keeping me updated on new laws and professional standards; provides administrative support to ensure all my deals are properly documented and archived for audits by the state; provides technical support, including client interaction tools; gets me a good deal on a group buy for Errors and Omissions (E&O) insurance; reminds me of continuing education requirements and offers free or cheap classes to fulfill them; and generally does more than enough to earn their cut.
Oh, and they throw great parties with free food at least once a month. ;)
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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #129 on: December 17, 2015, 07:50:38 AM »
Did you get the license before you started picking up rental properties, or after?
I was an accidental landlord for a few years - moved, rented out old house for a while, also got divorced and rented out rooms in my own place to pay the bills, etc. During those few years, I got good at the accounting and tax filing, and learned a few things about leases and best practices, but didn't graduate to any kind of purposeful, systematic approach that would make real money. Right around the time that I started kicking myself to get serious and save some real money so I could do it right, applying all the lessons learned, I met a couple of guys who were older and more disciplined but much less experienced with real estate, and who had been talking about rentals for a year or so but didn't know where to start. We figured out our skills and interests complemented each other well, and while talking about a partnership, I mentioned I had been toying with getting licensed. Between their agreeing to split the licensing costs three ways, and knowing I'd have enough business from our own buys to at least cover the $2K or so in annual costs, it was the trigger I needed. I've been profitable from the start, and the bigger the portfolio gets, the faster we'll buy. At some point
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Also, did you have to get sponsored by an existing broker for your license and work under them for awhile to make it "official"?
That's pretty much the standard everywhere. You pass the course(s), tests, background check, etc, and a broker still has to vouch for you. Every salesperson who isn't a broker has to hang their license with a broker. Here you can take another class and a test to get licensed as a broker after two years (IIRC), at which point you can leave the company and start your own, or you can be an associate broker with the same company.
Personally, I'm not interested in being a broker and may never be. I came in at a 70% split and am moving to 80% now that I'm fully fledged. In exchange for that cut, the broker handles a fairly extensive set of legal requirements that I am not at all interested in having to manage, including keeping me updated on new laws and professional standards; provides administrative support to ensure all my deals are properly documented and archived for audits by the state; provides technical support, including client interaction tools; gets me a good deal on a group buy for Errors and Omissions (E&O) insurance; reminds me of continuing education requirements and offers free or cheap classes to fulfill them; and generally does more than enough to earn their cut.
Oh, and they throw great parties with free food at least once a month. ;)

Interesting! I guess when I read that requirement I had assumed they would assign me deals or whatever, like a job. It sounds like they're mostly just a service provider and don't care if you're just writing your own deals, which seems like a much better arrangement to me.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #130 on: December 17, 2015, 09:28:03 AM »
I am a School Librarian in Ohio. I love my job but the field is being eliminated as money is just not there anymore so I would not recommend that anyone pursue this field.
I am 47 and make 73,000.  The hours are fantastic with 15 sick days each year.
I have a MA in French and MLS. I have other hours post Masters which bumped my salary up by about 4 grand a year. Most teachers don't do this. The worst part is that Ohio revamped the pension system and you have to be 65 to retire now. I hope that my job lasts that long but I doubt it will. If not, I will probably pull my account and put it into 401K or IRA and go to Social Security or take half of my husband's. The previous system was not sustainable - too many people retiring at age 52 while there were less current teachers to pay in.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #131 on: December 17, 2015, 09:41:03 AM »
Title: Staff Nurse
Salary: ~120k
Age: 23
Experience: 1 year
Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Considering how large the nursing profession is I'm surprised not to see more on here

 
Both of my parents are nurses, and neither of them make close to that, both RN's. May I ask what department you are working in? My wife is considering moving into the nursing field.




I'm in Northern California. California as a whole pays a lot more than other states for nursing and northern ca is more than southern. I work in the cardiac ICU, but the dept. doesn't usually make a difference in pay. Also night shift differential makes a big difference!
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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #132 on: December 17, 2015, 09:58:46 AM »
Corporate Finance Controller (CPA)
Age: 32
Salary + Bonus: Min ~$150,000 - Max $180,000 (mostly company performance dependant, this year at $~175k)

Worked in industry since graduation, multiple industries, multiple roles, changed jobs every ~2.5 years since 23 y/o.


Below is all in compensation at each job (Salary + Bonuses, not including 401k or any other perks, gross income only)

Age 23: First job - Started at $37k, left at $45.
Age 25: Second Job - Started at $55k, left at $80k.
Age 29: Third Job - Started at 110k, left at $120k.
Age 32: Current job - Started at $175k
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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #133 on: December 17, 2015, 10:11:38 AM »
Another assistant professor checking in.
Experience: 6 months.
Salary: Total cash compensation will be about $190k in 2016 (yep, it's insane). And the perks are pretty decent--free public transportation, research funds to buy equipment (e.g., books, computers), super cheap membership to school gym, etc.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #134 on: December 17, 2015, 10:18:06 AM »
self
Title: Manufacturing Manager
Age: 37
Experience: 2.5 years in manufacturing, 13+ prior as an R&D Electrical Engineer, same company for 13.5 years currently
Education: BS Electrical Engineering
Salary: $109k

husband
Title: Sr. Electrical Engineer
Age: 48
Experience: 17 years post-college, preceded by time in Navy, same company 16 years currently
Education: BS Electrical Engineering
Salary: $142k

HCOL area (San Diego). We will save a LOT more each month when the third kid is in public school and not preschool/daycare anymore!

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #135 on: December 17, 2015, 10:21:39 AM »
Another assistant professor checking in.
Experience: 6 months.
Salary: Total cash compensation will be about $190k in 2016 (yep, it's insane). And the perks are pretty decent--free public transportation, research funds to buy equipment (e.g., books, computers), super cheap membership to school gym, etc.

Wow!  What do you teach?  Medicine?

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #136 on: December 17, 2015, 10:41:31 AM »
Another assistant professor checking in.
Experience: 6 months.
Salary: Total cash compensation will be about $190k in 2016 (yep, it's insane). And the perks are pretty decent--free public transportation, research funds to buy equipment (e.g., books, computers), super cheap membership to school gym, etc.

Wow!  What do you teach?  Medicine?

I'm at an "elite" business school.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #137 on: December 17, 2015, 01:13:20 PM »
Title: Professor, chair of my department (humanities field)

Salary: $67,000/year

Training: Ph.D., 17 years experience.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #138 on: December 17, 2015, 01:44:49 PM »
I'm kind of surprised to see so many other professors on here, and the range in pay is CRAZY. Being in the social sciences, I know a lot of other fields pay better, but holy crap--190k at the Assistant Level?! Impressive!

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #139 on: December 17, 2015, 01:53:31 PM »
Title: Reservoir Engineer
Age: 27
Experience: 1 yr industry, 2.5 yr research
Education: BS Audio Engineering / MS Petroleum Engineering
Salary: $80k-100k
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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #140 on: December 17, 2015, 02:32:19 PM »
Do any other professions have salary surveys for your profession? Actuaries have things like this which give salary ranges for experience, field, and designation: https://www.dwsimpson.com/salary.html

Since that recruiting firm does one, so do other ones so there are a few of them floating around now that get updated annually. It's nice to have it as a comparison, though employers tend to argue that they are inflated to make people want to switch jobs and use recruiting services (maybe true, or maybe an excuse to not pay more).

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #141 on: December 17, 2015, 04:06:07 PM »
financial analyst
85K base, with 5K bonus at year end.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #142 on: December 17, 2015, 04:16:50 PM »
Title: Electrical Engineer
Age: 26
Experience: 3.5 years
Education: B.S. Electrical & Computer Engineer: Emphasis on Energy Systems
Salary: $73k, 6% 401k match, with awesome benefits
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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #143 on: December 17, 2015, 05:16:12 PM »
Do any other professions have salary surveys for your profession?
This showed up in my inbox recently: US Software Engineering Salaries Report

I got my latest job through the company that put together that report. If anyone is looking for tech/software type jobs I recommend checking them out, I was very impressed with my experience with them. Changing jobs has been a good way of increasing salary, and they make it easy to see what companies are offering.

PM me if you are interested in more info or a referral code (they pay a bonus if you are hired through them, the bonus for the Toronto market is large right now, I guess they are expanding out of the US).
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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #144 on: December 17, 2015, 05:21:22 PM »
Do any other professions have salary surveys for your profession?
This showed up in my inbox recently: US Software Engineering Salaries Report

I got my latest job through the company that put together that report. If anyone is looking for tech/software type jobs I recommend checking them out, I was very impressed with my experience with them. Changing jobs has been a good way of increasing salary, and they make it easy to see what companies are offering.

PM me if you are interested in more info or a referral code (they pay a bonus if you are hired through them, the bonus for the Toronto market is large right now, I guess they are expanding out of the US).

That's a really cool report and very similar I think to network engineering in salary and in where to go, starting in a major market and moving vs. the other way around.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #145 on: December 17, 2015, 05:39:14 PM »
Title: Assistant Professor
Age: mid-30s
Experience: 3y
Education: BA, Ph. D., Postdoc
Salary: $130k salary + 10% 401k match

Things are great now, but it was a long and poorly-paid slog to get here.  The upside?  Frugality was hardwired long before I ever made much money.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #146 on: December 17, 2015, 07:20:30 PM »
I'm kind of surprised to see so many other professors on here, and the range in pay is CRAZY. Being in the social sciences, I know a lot of other fields pay better, but holy crap--190k at the Assistant Level?! Impressive!

I believe the public/private distinction would account for much of the difference in salaries in higher ed in the US.  I work at a public institution, in a state which gives very little funding to higher ed.  Colorado seems to value roads and prisons above all else.  :(
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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #147 on: December 17, 2015, 07:41:57 PM »
Not sure if you’re interested in how much we do earn in Europe, but here is my current situation:

Title: Data Analyst in a consulting firm (Luxembourg)

Salary: 51.000 EUR + 13th salary + yearly bonus (last year that was 5.000 EUR), which equals to more or less 60.000 EUR p.a. Expecting to get a pay rise of 10-15% effective from January or February 2016. All figures are pre-taxes that pretty overwhelming all over Europe…

Age: 27

Experience: 3 years (4 years including internships etc.)

Education: Master’s degree in Finance

Btw is there any thread here for mustachians in Europe?

Can you tell us what is the after taxes pay that translates to? Any idea about pay for the same type of roles in Belgium? Thank you

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #148 on: December 17, 2015, 07:47:59 PM »
I am in a teacher in Wyoming, (USA ) making $60,000 a year with a Master's in education.  I do have the opportunity to make moe by working summers and an after school program.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #149 on: December 17, 2015, 08:32:02 PM »
Regional Airline Captain
Salary: Around $80k with a small increase each year (major airlines pay more than this)
Experience: Almost four years since my first flying job

Thinking of getting into software and currently working on a CS degree (second bachelor's), but the cost makes saving more difficult, so I'm constantly ruminating about whether or not to continue. That money could alternatively also be used to create some sort of side income.