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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #300 on: February 08, 2016, 06:35:07 AM »
Title: Bicycle Mechanic
Pay : $13 / hr + commission
Experience: 1 year
I work at a small 3 person bike shop.  The pay is good in the summer with all the bike sales but dwindles in the winter

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #301 on: February 08, 2016, 06:43:40 AM »

Title: CFO
Experience: 6 years
Age: 31
Salary: $60,000
School: BS in Accounting/BS in IT

I work for a friend's company that has tripled in size since I've been there. A CFO wasn't really necessary in the beginning, but I've grown into the role. I could make a bit more at other places, but I have loyalties to the company and plan to retire from it in 12 years. Also, $60k in West Virginia buys a lot.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #302 on: February 08, 2016, 07:08:04 AM »
Title:  Specialist of Leisure
Salary: N/A

nice one:)

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #303 on: February 08, 2016, 07:59:29 AM »
Partner in a mid-sized law firm in a relatively large city on the Canadian prairies. 10 years of legal experience. Income fluctuates but has been around $315,000 CDN the past two years. No pension or any type of retirement benefits. Deduct approximately $8,000/yr for professional corporation administrative costs.

Work hours are six days a week with an average of three evenings per week. Far from pleasant, but the income goes a long way and I was able to pay off my mortgage in my mid-30s as a result.

I second what other lawyers said on this blog. The money is great, but the stress level and the hours are very high.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #304 on: February 08, 2016, 08:19:12 AM »
job title: union glazier
salary: 100,000 includes ot

I should note that I travel 2 hrs each way to work. so I have huge commuting costs. retirement plan is incredible in the union.I need to work 4 more years until I can retire.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #305 on: February 08, 2016, 01:36:46 PM »
My wife on the other hand is a Registered Nurse and makes $175k per year.  Her benefits are amazing and she can pick up more shifts whenever she likes. Luckily her company pays healthcare for the entire family.  It definitely helps since health insurance was pretty expensive as a small business owner.

How in the world does she make that much as an RN, especially with benefits? Nurses around here can work PRN doing weekend nights in DC and still barely crack $100,000 but get no benefits. My wife is an RN and makes $65k working ft locally.


its cause she works as a nurse in the bay area. the starting pay for new grads is close to $65/hr. with a little bit of OT it would be easy to get up to $175k

That is correct. It's because she works as an RN right in the heart of Silicon Valley in the Bay Area. They have a really strong union at her hospital. 

Holy sh*t. Maybe I need a career change. I've been working in Silicon Valley 20 years and that's about my hourly rate.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #306 on: February 10, 2016, 06:56:38 AM »
Assistant Controller at small manufacturer $45,000, plus a 3% 401k match, plus a $1700 bonus annually, and 80% of health insurance paid for family of 4.
Age: 57
Experience: 40 yrs
Education: 1/2 of a BA in Art History & the "School of Hard Knocks"
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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #307 on: February 10, 2016, 07:38:53 AM »
Title: Professional touring drummer 
Pay: Roughly $65k/year with no benefits and no job security. 
Experience: 11 years officially, but I've never really done anything else.
Education: Bachelor of Music degree

Most people probably think I'm above $200k/year, but that's just not how the music business works.  The upside is that I truly love my job.  I hate NOT working!

Having a job I love means I have no desire to FIRE.  Instead, I realize that I've traded predictability for happiness, and I know that being smart with my money means that I can continue to have my cake and eat it too for as long as I want.
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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #308 on: February 11, 2016, 10:50:35 AM »
Reading the posts here from military officers makes me wish I would have stayed in, I make less money on the outside as a contractor and have many fewer benefits!

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #309 on: February 11, 2016, 11:07:52 AM »
Title:  Government lawyer
Experience: 23 years in either small firm or govt
Salary: $88,000
Education: BA English, J.D.

Trying not to be jealous of what others attorneys are making, lol, but my hours are much better and I can hang up on assholes because they aren't paying me.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #310 on: February 11, 2016, 11:22:39 AM »
My wife on the other hand is a Registered Nurse and makes $175k per year.  Her benefits are amazing and she can pick up more shifts whenever she likes. Luckily her company pays healthcare for the entire family.  It definitely helps since health insurance was pretty expensive as a small business owner.

How in the world does she make that much as an RN, especially with benefits? Nurses around here can work PRN doing weekend nights in DC and still barely crack $100,000 but get no benefits. My wife is an RN and makes $65k working ft locally.


its cause she works as a nurse in the bay area. the starting pay for new grads is close to $65/hr. with a little bit of OT it would be easy to get up to $175k

That is correct. It's because she works as an RN right in the heart of Silicon Valley in the Bay Area. They have a really strong union at her hospital. 

Holy sh*t. Maybe I need a career change. I've been working in Silicon Valley 20 years and that's about my hourly rate.
Yeah, I have a friend who is a nurse in SV area.  I know she was only working about 1 week a month last year (because she doesn't live there and would fly in), and her income was around $95k.  She would work a lot of holidays.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #311 on: February 11, 2016, 11:37:00 AM »
Reading the posts here from military officers makes me wish I would have stayed in, I make less money on the outside as a contractor and have many fewer benefits!
Same is true for my husband. He'd be making much more if he stayed in- but he is much happier with the job he does, so getting out still served its purpose. The career field the Air Force assigned him to made zero sense with his educational background.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #312 on: February 11, 2016, 12:14:37 PM »
Job Title: Principal Field Service Engineer (really--  Principal Chemist)
Salary: $106k  + minor OT/ compensated time off
Years’ experience: 28 years
Age: 51
College Requirement: BS,  I have MS.   MS was free +10K/year SS-free stipend.
Hard Science/math teaching assistanceships require 1)warm body 2)breathing 3)attempts at English.

I saw that some spelled it Principle, is this misspelling or actual?
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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #313 on: February 11, 2016, 01:01:52 PM »
Dentist, private practice
200-250K
~6 years experience

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #314 on: February 11, 2016, 01:08:59 PM »
Title: Project Manager in Ad industry
Salary: 95k
Age: 27
Experience: 4 years
Education: BA in Humanities

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #315 on: February 11, 2016, 01:14:10 PM »
I think it would make more sense to express earning in terms of dollars per hour instead of a yearly salary.

For example someone in "big law" may earn 300k a year but work 80 hrs/week while another lawyer may earn 150k a year but work 40 hrs/week.

It would also be cool if people posted their real income and their income adjusted for cost of living in a specific city. I see a ton of 6 figure or near 6 figure incomes. There is a huge difference between 100k in San Fran and 100k in Des Moines, Iowa IMO.

Using KC, MO would be a great standardized COL.

For example, if I live in San Francisco and make $105k my standardized income for KCMO would be ~60k.
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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #316 on: February 11, 2016, 01:28:59 PM »
Midwife with 9 years experience
age 36
~100K +benefits
4 year university degree

Just started part time in January (= 3.5 days a week) for about 60K/year since the hours and stress are such that I just wanted to kill myself. Still want to quit but think I can last a few years doing this before I throw in the towel altogether. Everyone romanticizes this job, but it isn't an easy one... that's why they have to pay me to do it!! 


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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #317 on: February 11, 2016, 01:52:54 PM »
Job title: Senior JavaScript Architect
Years' experience: 3 - 10*
Salary: 280k
Age: 25

*I had been making websites as a hobbyist on and off since being a young teenager, but I've only had 3 "professional" years where I really focused on improving my skills.

I'm not really sure how I landed myself in this place. Partly luck, I'm sure. In 3 years, I've had 4 jobs. For the full story, my end-of-year salaries have been:

2012 - 40k (1st job)
2013 - 55k (2nd job)
2014 - 85k (3rd job)
2015 - 90k (raise at 3rd job)

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #318 on: February 11, 2016, 03:06:56 PM »
Job title: Senior JavaScript Architect
Years' experience: 3 - 10*
Salary: 280k
Age: 25

*I had been making websites as a hobbyist on and off since being a young teenager, but I've only had 3 "professional" years where I really focused on improving my skills.

I'm not really sure how I landed myself in this place. Partly luck, I'm sure. In 3 years, I've had 4 jobs. For the full story, my end-of-year salaries have been:

2012 - 40k (1st job)
2013 - 55k (2nd job)
2014 - 85k (3rd job)
2015 - 90k (raise at 3rd job)

And you just jumped from 90k to 280k for job #4? Teach me your secrets.
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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #319 on: February 11, 2016, 03:08:14 PM »
I think it would make more sense to express earning in terms of dollars per hour instead of a yearly salary.

For example someone in "big law" may earn 300k a year but work 80 hrs/week while another lawyer may earn 150k a year but work 40 hrs/week.

It would also be cool if people posted their real income and their income adjusted for cost of living in a specific city. I see a ton of 6 figure or near 6 figure incomes. There is a huge difference between 100k in San Fran and 100k in Des Moines, Iowa IMO.

Using KC, MO would be a great standardized COL.

For example, if I live in San Francisco and make $105k my standardized income for KCMO would be ~60k.

Mine would go from $97k to ~$72k (northern NJ to Kansas City) - IT technical manager.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #320 on: February 11, 2016, 03:09:15 PM »
Job title: Senior JavaScript Architect
Years' experience: 3 - 10*
Salary: 280k
Age: 25

*I had been making websites as a hobbyist on and off since being a young teenager, but I've only had 3 "professional" years where I really focused on improving my skills.

I'm not really sure how I landed myself in this place. Partly luck, I'm sure. In 3 years, I've had 4 jobs. For the full story, my end-of-year salaries have been:

2012 - 40k (1st job)
2013 - 55k (2nd job)
2014 - 85k (3rd job)
2015 - 90k (raise at 3rd job)

And you just jumped from 90k to 280k for job #4? Teach me your secrets.

+1 - could use some secrets!
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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #321 on: February 11, 2016, 04:18:47 PM »
Title: Bail Agent
Salary: 50K Base plus commission which varies greatly
Experience: 1.5 Years
Age: 23
Occupation: Bail Bondsman
Location: Southern California

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #322 on: February 12, 2016, 05:45:40 AM »
Title: Speech Language Pathologist
Salary: 45K  (for190days,school year)
Exp: 1.5years

Could make more working in a private clinic or medical setting...But then I have to work all year!
Currently weighing that option though

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #323 on: February 12, 2016, 08:22:12 AM »
Job title: Senior JavaScript Architect
Years' experience: 3 - 10*
Salary: 280k
Age: 25

*I had been making websites as a hobbyist on and off since being a young teenager, but I've only had 3 "professional" years where I really focused on improving my skills.

I'm not really sure how I landed myself in this place. Partly luck, I'm sure. In 3 years, I've had 4 jobs. For the full story, my end-of-year salaries have been:

2012 - 40k (1st job)
2013 - 55k (2nd job)
2014 - 85k (3rd job)
2015 - 90k (raise at 3rd job)

And you just jumped from 90k to 280k for job #4? Teach me your secrets.

Haha, that part might be a less interesting than you think. By the end of job 3 I was in a "senior-level" position, but it was at a small company in Boston that couldn't afford to pay market rates (which I think would have been around $120k for that city). The new position is at a giant company in Silicon Valley that can, and chooses to, pay above market rates.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #324 on: February 12, 2016, 08:36:23 AM »
Title:  Structurer/Quant Commodity Risk Management (kind of like actuary)
Age: 41
Salary: $145,000 + 0-$200,000 bonus (has averaged around 70-100k)
Education: BS Economics, MS Economics, MS Finance (amazingly I got all of this debt free!)

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #325 on: February 12, 2016, 10:51:44 AM »
Title: Advisory Manager ( CPA, Big 4 Public Accounting)
Experience: 7 Years Public Accounting
Salary $102K and 10%+ bonus

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #326 on: February 12, 2016, 02:14:57 PM »
Title: Habitat Biologist (State of AK)
Age: 41  (13 years experience)
Salary: $77k + my coveted 7.2 weeks of personal leave

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #327 on: February 12, 2016, 02:37:54 PM »
Title: Assistant Controller
Experience: 8 years
Age: 31
Salary: $90K
School: BS in accounting. I need an MS to be able to sit for CPA. Went to cheap state school.

Is this really the case?  I'm a NY CPA and don't have an MS.  I went to a SUNY school, got the degree and a BUNCH of extra credits.  After I passed the exams I took enough online classes (pre-approved by Office of the Professions) to add up to 150 credit hours and they gave me my NY license.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #328 on: February 12, 2016, 02:45:24 PM »
Claims Examiner
Age 37
Salary 62k
 
I live in a low cost area so my income would be like 80-100k compared to CA or the such.

 
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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #329 on: February 12, 2016, 03:01:29 PM »
Title: Assistant Controller
Experience: 8 years
Age: 31
Salary: $90K
School: BS in accounting. I need an MS to be able to sit for CPA. Went to cheap state school.

Is this really the case?  I'm a NY CPA and don't have an MS.  I went to a SUNY school, got the degree and a BUNCH of extra credits.  After I passed the exams I took enough online classes (pre-approved by Office of the Professions) to add up to 150 credit hours and they gave me my NY license.

He/she probably means they need the MS for the credit hours.  I didn't have the credits after undergrad, so I went and got my MBA as a way to get to 150.  My current employer won't pay for a class and the test (~$5k?) and I don't really need it so I haven't gone after it, but one of these days.
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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #330 on: February 12, 2016, 07:49:51 PM »
He/she probably means they need the MS for the credit hours.  I didn't have the credits after undergrad, so I went and got my MBA as a way to get to 150.  My current employer won't pay for a class and the test (~$5k?) and I don't really need it so I haven't gone after it, but one of these days.
Not to derail the thread, but you don't need the $3k Becker class to pass the CPA exam. I've passed 3/4 parts with just south of 1.5k for exam fees and study materials (both for all four parts). The materials on Another71 are extremely high quality, and pennies compared to the cost of the big name study programs.
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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #331 on: February 12, 2016, 08:08:33 PM »
Title: Owner/Designer of T-Shirt Decoration Company
Salary: 200k
Age: 25
Experience: 2 years
Education: Internet :).

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #332 on: February 12, 2016, 08:17:59 PM »
Title: Financial planner
Salary plus bonuses: $170k - $190k average over the last 3 years plus a non-contributory pension plan, health benefits and fee discounts
Age: 46
Experience: in industry since 1991, but have been a CFP since 1999.
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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #333 on: February 12, 2016, 10:19:13 PM »
Man, I need to make more money.

Job Title: Digital Photo Editor (for large publishing company in a somewhat dying industry)
Age: 31
Salary: 62k
Years’ experience: 8.5
School: Bachelor of Fine Arts
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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #334 on: February 13, 2016, 09:44:57 AM »
Myself

Job Title:  Music Teacher
Age:  35
Salary:  62K
Education:  Masters Degree

Wife

Job Title: Art Teacher
Age: 32
Salary: 52K
Education: Bachelors Degree

I like what I do. Very busy at times. But we both have 457s and 403bs - oh and we get summers off.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #335 on: February 13, 2016, 09:54:29 AM »
Myself

Job Title:  Music Teacher
Age:  35
Salary:  62K
Education:  Masters Degree

Wife

Job Title: Art Teacher
Age: 32
Salary: 52K
Education: Bachelors Degree

I like what I do. Very busy at times. But we both have 457s and 403bs - oh and we get summers off.

No pensions? 

I walked away from my music education career to do the law school thing (stuck in a bad school district with a pretty high likelihood of getting laid off).  Definitely miss/regret it sometimes.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #336 on: February 13, 2016, 12:57:00 PM »
Yes we have pensions as well. I max my 403b and 457. We just max my wife's 457 and Traditional... Going to start on her 403b soon. The pensions are just butter to me.

I love the job. It is fun teaching people how to play instruments. Us musicians are a rare breed in this forum I believe.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #337 on: February 13, 2016, 01:20:07 PM »
Job Title progression:  Program Officer/Field Representative/Senior Program Officer/Acting Director/Senior Program Manager

Current age:  47

Salary trajectory:  started at 50k in 1999, up to 72k in 2006-7 (with 1 year at 42k PT in 2005-6), then down to 55k in 2008 (changed employer, better benefits and healthy organizational culture helped to offset loss of salary), and eventually up to 76k in 2015

I also recently negotiated a contract rate of $670/day for a consulting position, but decided to withdraw from that after a change in management made the  project difficult to continue with.

Education:  Ph.D. in a social science field

I'm currently applying for a variety of program positions at colleges and universities in the Seattle area, and anticipating salary offers in the 50-60k range for the higher level program management jobs I'm most interested in.  One very high level/high stress position I applied for stated a salary range of 64-77k, but I'm not sure I'd want that job for that salary.  I've also applied for a few lower level program administration jobs that pay in the 35-45k range, but I'm not sure it would be worth it to me to go back to work full time at that low of a salary. 

I mentioned this on another thread, but will also state it here as many people are not aware of it:  you can find databases of federal and most state salary data pretty easily.  This has been very useful in figuring out what the pay ranges are for different job titles I'm applying for -- in the case of Washington state, you can filter the database (located here:  http://fiscal.wa.gov/salaries.aspx)  by job title and employing agency, and see the actual salary data up through 2014 for all employees with that title. 

The federal database, which also includes data up through 2014, is here:  http://www.fedsdatacenter.com/federal-pay-rates/index.php
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« Reply #338 on: February 13, 2016, 01:24:31 PM »
DW:

Job Title: Temp/contract paralegal
Age: 35
Salary: $10/hour
Education: BA in Human Services

It's her first job ever and she's happy to be doing it.  The senior partner (her sister) reminded us over lunch today that she could walk in the door at any other place in town and make at least $15/hr.  DW pointed out that she'd feel better having a solid year on a resume at one place before looking for something else, we're not hurting for the money, and this is probably the most flexibility hours-wise she'll ever have.  Our son is in kindergarten and I'm out of town all the time for days, weeks, or months at a stretch.  There's a 50/50 chance we'll have to move in 12 months so she's rather keep doing this until we know otherwise.
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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #339 on: February 13, 2016, 07:34:57 PM »
Senior Accountant
$61,000, plus all insurance for family paid and $6,000 in HSA
40 hours a week
about 10 years experience

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #340 on: February 13, 2016, 11:28:44 PM »
Police Officer
Base:$55K
With OT, Shift Differential, Holiday pay:$72K
2.5 years on the job
Full use take home car available if I wanted to move to my jurisdiction.
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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #341 on: February 14, 2016, 09:55:05 AM »
Another popular blog asked this same question of its readers and compiled the info. into a google doc if folks are interested. http://www.askamanager.org/2014/02/how-much-money-do-you-make-part-2.html

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #342 on: February 14, 2016, 01:02:55 PM »
270k dentist who also manages a large office.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #343 on: February 14, 2016, 02:18:51 PM »
34 year old dentist
Low $150,000s.
Left dental school at age 27 with $220,000 in student loans (parents paid undergrad)

Dentistry is easy but dealing with people sucks (your dentist is just acting like they give a shit when they're being really friendly).  If it wasn't for student loans it would be the best career field that there is.  I don't run a business. I just show up and try to read as much as possible.  If you're driven then you can clear $200,000 or more for probably 36 or so hours per week.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #344 on: February 14, 2016, 02:44:45 PM »
I see a few posts asking hourly wage and location more specifically so I'll update mine:

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Associates degree
75/hr + 700/wk per diem (tax free) + 500/mo trip home allowance (tax free) + free health insurance
Location: small town in Texas - no state income tax, LCOL
Management position in the oil field
I work 50-70 hrs a week

As mentioned before, I do contract work, so my contract wages vary. I've been at current gig 9 months and have at least 5-6 more.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #345 on: February 14, 2016, 10:43:46 PM »
Senior Accounting Supervisor- 5 years of experience

$95,000
10% Bonus

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #346 on: February 15, 2016, 08:01:39 AM »
He/she probably means they need the MS for the credit hours.  I didn't have the credits after undergrad, so I went and got my MBA as a way to get to 150.  My current employer won't pay for a class and the test (~$5k?) and I don't really need it so I haven't gone after it, but one of these days.
Not to derail the thread, but you don't need the $3k Becker class to pass the CPA exam. I've passed 3/4 parts with just south of 1.5k for exam fees and study materials (both for all four parts). The materials on Another71 are extremely high quality, and pennies compared to the cost of the big name study programs.

This is very true.  When I finally passed the CPA I was using Gleim and spent about $900 for the materials.  This was after I had spend the $3k for Becker and could not pass.  I decided to get new materials after my Becker materials were 2+ years old.  Luckily my employer paid for the new materials.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #347 on: February 16, 2016, 05:37:55 PM »
Wow, after reading all these, I feel like I'm really behind the curve.  Looks like I need to go get a JD or a software engineering degree to catch up.  It's not a race, I know, but I want to FIRE really bad.

Currently:

Title: Advanced Distributed Learning Specialist (I make e-learning courses for the military as a contractor)
Salary: $64,000
Education: BA in English, MA in Education
Age: 28
Experience: <1 year

Also, I'm an Air Force Reservist
Title: 1st Lieutenant, Public Affairs Officer, USAFR
Salary: ~$15,000 per year for the minimum 12 weekends plus 2 weeks during the summer, then some intangibles on top of that
Experience: 3 years

Here are past numbers, just for kicks:

Title: High School English Teacher in Rural Missouri
Salary: $36,000
Experience: 2 years

Title: Staff Sergeant, Air National Guard Munitions Systems
Salary: ~$10,000, plus benefits for 12 weekends and 2 weeks during the summer
Experience: 5 years

In the past, I've also worked at Domino's Pizza, worked at a hardware store, worked at the supermarket, worked on campus during college, do farm work during the summer, and publish on Amazon KDP and do some other online stuff, and all of those were in the $20,000-$30,000 range, tops.  Domino's was a decent $15 per hour, which was nice as a college student.  Still feel like I'm scraping by, although my savings rate is around 75%.
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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #348 on: February 16, 2016, 05:45:09 PM »
decided to remove this. sorry.
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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #349 on: February 16, 2016, 06:47:42 PM »
Wow, after reading all these, I feel like I'm really behind the curve.  Looks like I need to go get a JD or a software engineering degree to catch up.  It's not a race, I know, but I want to FIRE really bad.

Currently:

Title: Advanced Distributed Learning Specialist (I make e-learning courses for the military as a contractor)
Salary: $64,000
Education: BA in English, MA in Education
Age: 28
Experience: <1 year

Also, I'm an Air Force Reservist
Title: 1st Lieutenant, Public Affairs Officer, USAFR
Salary: ~$15,000 per year for the minimum 12 weekends plus 2 weeks during the summer, then some intangibles on top of that
Experience: 3 years

Here are past numbers, just for kicks:

Title: High School English Teacher in Rural Missouri
Salary: $36,000
Experience: 2 years

Title: Staff Sergeant, Air National Guard Munitions Systems
Salary: ~$10,000, plus benefits for 12 weekends and 2 weeks during the summer
Experience: 5 years

In the past, I've also worked at Domino's Pizza, worked at a hardware store, worked at the supermarket, worked on campus during college, do farm work during the summer, and publish on Amazon KDP and do some other online stuff, and all of those were in the $20,000-$30,000 range, tops.  Domino's was a decent $15 per hour, which was nice as a college student.  Still feel like I'm scraping by, although my savings rate is around 75%.

Coming from a 27 year old who has made 100-200k the last 4ish years, I promise you, money isn't everything.

While I enjoy my "job" I hate the hours, don't care for a lot of ppl I work with, and the locations of my jobs usually suck. Politically I'm very centrist, while I work in a field of the most bigoted right wing red necks. Some are ok, but some will make comments that would make many peoples' head spin. It the nature of a lot of the oil field. Not everyone is like this, but a LOT.

I'd take a 50% pay cut tomorrow for a 30-40 hr work week in a location I loved with a good chunk of vacation.