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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #500 on: November 21, 2016, 09:51:23 AM »
Warehouse picker/loader
~$65k annually, $26 an hour
2 years experience
Education: HS diploma
Location: Southern California

Love this job. About to transfer to a union facility for an opportunity in refrigeration. We'll see how that goes.

Do you work more than full time then? $26/hr is less than $65K/yr unless I'm missing something with bonuses or total hours or something.
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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #501 on: November 21, 2016, 02:20:50 PM »
Title:  Information Assurance Engineer IV
Salary:  132k in HCOL area
Age: 37
Experience: About 9 years
Education: BS Math/Stats, MS IT Security/Assurance, 15 computer certifications

I am currently bored with my employer.  In the past however I have stayed busy.  Not enjoying it and may look at a cut in pay for less time being bored.
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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #502 on: November 21, 2016, 03:07:06 PM »
Title:  Information Assurance Engineer IV
Salary:  132k in HCOL area
Age: 37
Experience: About 9 years
Education: BS Math/Stats, MS IT Security/Assurance, 15 computer certifications

I am currently bored with my employer.  In the past however I have stayed busy.  Not enjoying it and may look at a cut in pay for less time being bored.

Why not diligently search for an increase in pay for less time being bored?

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« Reply #503 on: November 21, 2016, 03:26:55 PM »
Doctor.
Plenty.

This is probably the most fascinating thread on this entire forum.  It's too bad that most physicians are secretive about their incomes (although you have every right to be).  I've realized that, if employed by a company, the contracts are incredibly amenable to negotiation with regards to vacation time and salary.  Differences in salary to the tune of 6 digits, and plus or minus 2 weeks vacation.  Sharing info between physicians is difficult because everyone is king in the castle, it's like herding cats.  I suppose that's what the medical student forums are for, but even then I remember it all being very hush hush.  It's a shame because then only the administrators win; ah well.

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« Reply #504 on: November 21, 2016, 03:29:24 PM »
Federal HR Manager
34 years
$131,357- I supervise a staff of 8. I am also at a headquarters agency and responsible for a lot of policy
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« Reply #505 on: November 21, 2016, 03:33:44 PM »
It's a shame because then only the administrators win; ah well.

100% agree, I ended up asking for $15k more than I was planning too by asking others in my company what they made. The whole thing seems very 50's to me, "Never ask someone what they make" why? HR has the information advantage, even it out!
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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #506 on: November 22, 2016, 04:40:28 AM »
Title:  Information Assurance Engineer IV
Salary:  132k in HCOL area
Age: 37
Experience: About 9 years
Education: BS Math/Stats, MS IT Security/Assurance, 15 computer certifications

I am currently bored with my employer.  In the past however I have stayed busy.  Not enjoying it and may look at a cut in pay for less time being bored.

Why not diligently search for an increase in pay for less time being bored?

I tried to quit a couple of times and my employer begged me to stay citing I was too pivotal in countless areas.  I guess to answer your question - complacency.....  Not a very good answer but truthful.
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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #507 on: November 22, 2016, 05:17:14 AM »
Fantastic, thanks for all the replies!

What I’ve 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.

Glad this was mentioned. I'm in the UK and I always think US salaries seem soooo much higher. But good point on the compensatory factors in the UK (i.e, the NHS, holidays etc).

My two cents:

Senior Sales Consultant (glorified sales/admin job. I am senior to a very small team and have about 10 layers of management who are senior to me)
£22,000 a year.

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« Reply #508 on: November 22, 2016, 05:26:56 AM »
Warehouse picker/loader
~$65k annually, $26 an hour
2 years experience
Education: HS diploma
Location: Southern California

Love this job. About to transfer to a union facility for an opportunity in refrigeration. We'll see how that goes.

Do you work more than full time then? $26/hr is less than $65K/yr unless I'm missing something with bonuses or total hours or something.

Overtime.  Between 5-25 hours a week, though some weeks/months we are very limited. There are guys in LA pulling 6 figures. Benefits package is impressive, but I've not figured out a total compensation number yet.

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« Reply #509 on: November 22, 2016, 07:39:02 AM »
Title:  Information Assurance Engineer IV
Salary:  132k in HCOL area
Age: 37
Experience: About 9 years
Education: BS Math/Stats, MS IT Security/Assurance, 15 computer certifications

I am currently bored with my employer.  In the past however I have stayed busy.  Not enjoying it and may look at a cut in pay for less time being bored.

Why not diligently search for an increase in pay for less time being bored?

I tried to quit a couple of times and my employer begged me to stay citing I was too pivotal in countless areas.  I guess to answer your question - complacency.....  Not a very good answer but truthful.
  I do not understand.  You are not too complacent about taking a cut in pay for less time being bored.  It seems like a good time to take a pay increase for less time being bored.  Look around.  You can probably find a job in your field making more $$$.

And do not quit until you have something else lined up!

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« Reply #510 on: November 22, 2016, 07:40:03 AM »
I am a little shocked at how much some jobs make.  I had no idea salaries were so high in so many fields.

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« Reply #511 on: November 22, 2016, 08:43:19 AM »
I am a little shocked at how much some jobs make.  I had no idea salaries were so high in so many fields.

Care to elaborate?  I've gone through many of the pages but not all.  Which fields are higher than you thought?

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« Reply #512 on: November 22, 2016, 08:46:51 AM »
I am a little shocked at how much some jobs make.  I had no idea salaries were so high in so many fields.

Care to elaborate?  I've gone through many of the pages but not all.  Which fields are higher than you thought?
  Government service, police officers, registered nurses (bumping six figures with 4 days a week off), and so on.  Warehouse picker at $65k???  I figured that was a $10 hourly job.  I was several years out of law school before I made $65k as an attorney.  Federal HR manager, $133k?   I mean, there are more.  Several examples here surprised me.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #513 on: November 22, 2016, 08:50:11 AM »
Job Title: UPS Driver
Salary: $96,000.00 + ( benefits, pension)
Years’ experience: 4 years
  This one definitely surprised me as well.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #514 on: November 22, 2016, 08:53:33 AM »
Sgt in law enforcement 85k + 30k in security part time. Work 50-70 hours a week. 10 years exp.
401k + 457
Pension match we contribute 7 1/2% they match 28 1/2%
Medical/vision/dental and life.
Debt free as of last year.
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  And this one . . .

I was a police officer for more than a decade and never made more than in the 20s annually.

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« Reply #515 on: November 22, 2016, 09:36:48 AM »
Title:  Civil Engineer
Salary:  £30,500 in London (HCOL)
Age: 24
Experience: 2 years
Education: BEng with placement year at current company

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« Reply #516 on: November 23, 2016, 04:05:57 PM »
Job Title: UPS Driver
Salary: $96,000.00 + ( benefits, pension)
Years’ experience: 4 years
  This one definitely surprised me as well.

20k is unbelievably low for the area I work.  A rookie on day one makes 51k
Where did you work,  what decade?
Police is just like anything else, go to a big city, work every task force, get every certification  and get a ton of experience. Promote up the ranks, then jump to a smaller more wealthy municipality on a lateral transfer.

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« Reply #517 on: November 23, 2016, 04:07:40 PM »
Sgt in law enforcement 85k + 30k in security part time. Work 50-70 hours a week. 10 years exp.
401k + 457
Pension match we contribute 7 1/2% they match 28 1/2%
Medical/vision/dental and life.
Debt free as of last year.
Bs in accounting
Mba
  And this one . . .

I was a police officer for more than a decade and never made more than in the 20s annually.

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« Reply #518 on: November 23, 2016, 06:06:46 PM »
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$97K (401k & benefits) 40-50 hrs a week
7 years experience
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« Reply #519 on: November 24, 2016, 08:35:50 AM »
Job Title: UPS Driver
Salary: $96,000.00 + ( benefits, pension)
Years’ experience: 4 years
  This one definitely surprised me as well.

20k is unbelievably low for the area I work.  A rookie on day one makes 51k
Where did you work,  what decade?
Police is just like anything else, go to a big city, work every task force, get every certification  and get a ton of experience. Promote up the ranks, then jump to a smaller more wealthy municipality on a lateral transfer.

If one wants to be in law enforcement, be a sheriff.  With overtime, six figures is easy.  There are sheriffs making more than the median household US income just in overtime.
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« Reply #520 on: November 24, 2016, 08:29:30 PM »
Vegetation ecologist/government cog @ senior technical specialist level.  Salary: $96K + bennies

Experience - closing in on 14 years.

Started out at about $38K in 2003 with an M.S.

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« Reply #521 on: November 25, 2016, 01:47:29 PM »
Landscape design and sales 80k
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« Reply #522 on: November 25, 2016, 03:19:40 PM »
Doctor.
Plenty.

This is probably the most fascinating thread on this entire forum.  It's too bad that most physicians are secretive about their incomes (although you have every right to be).  I've realized that, if employed by a company, the contracts are incredibly amenable to negotiation with regards to vacation time and salary.  Differences in salary to the tune of 6 digits, and plus or minus 2 weeks vacation.  Sharing info between physicians is difficult because everyone is king in the castle, it's like herding cats.  I suppose that's what the medical student forums are for, but even then I remember it all being very hush hush.  It's a shame because then only the administrators win; ah well.

Ok, here you go.

Emergency Physician.
$270K - $460K/yr gross  (based on the last 3 years)
No benefits.  No sick days.  No vacation days.  No holidays.  No 401k match.  No health benefits.  Nada.   I pay for everything based on my gross income. 
Average hours per week: 30
This year I'm probably right around $400K.

You're right, you really can't just compare salaries.  I choose to only work 30 hrs/wk.  Some of my colleagues who work 50 hrs/week, well they make a lot more.  Also it ranges drastically based on contracts, how many patients seen, payor mix, different hospitals, etc.  It's more or less a "small business" feel.  Because sometimes business does good, and sometimes it doesn't.  And you take your lumps with it.  So if I drop in salary this year compared to last, well that's just part of the game.  Over the years, I found that once I get above $250K, I tend to care more about work environment rather than pay. 


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« Reply #523 on: November 25, 2016, 03:58:16 PM »
DJFlare, are you in a group practice currently or hospital employee? Any recommendations on one vs the other in general? I'll be looking for a job next year for after fellowship and would appreciate some basic advice since my mentors so far have all been in academics their whole lives. Feel free to private message me if you prefer.

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« Reply #524 on: November 25, 2016, 07:37:39 PM »
No benefits.  No sick days.  No vacation days.  No holidays.  No 401k match.  No health benefits.  Nada.   I pay for everything based on my gross income. 

Really? Even no health benefits? Is this normal for doctors, to basically be acting as if they're self-employed? I assumed they'd have employer-provided health insurance (that would have their place of employment as in-network) at the very least.

Is there a rule of thumb for how much of your income should go towards medical malpractice insurance?
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« Reply #525 on: November 26, 2016, 01:51:34 AM »
Title:  Control Systems Engineer
Salary:  $86000 + 10% bonus + 6% 401k match
Age: 28
Experience: 5.5 years, 2.5 current employer
Education: BS Electrical Engineering

Average cost of living, major metro in the SouthWest US (not in So Cal). Pay was on similar pace for same work in the MidWest.

50 - 55 hours typical but essentially on call at all times so the bad weeks can be 70. I work at one manufacturing site, hours are typical of plant engineer/support roles but my particular site now is bad about the on call part so I am looking to change soon.

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« Reply #526 on: November 26, 2016, 04:08:59 AM »
DJFlare, are you in a group practice currently or hospital employee? Any recommendations on one vs the other in general? I'll be looking for a job next year for after fellowship and would appreciate some basic advice since my mentors so far have all been in academics their whole lives. Feel free to private message me if you prefer.

I'm in group practice.  Hospital employees typically come with benefits, like healthcare, CME credits, 401k matching, etc.  I used to be an employee too.  I'd much prefer group practice.  Much more autonomy and flexibility to decide how you want to practice.  However, with ACA, it's going away.


Really? Even no health benefits? Is this normal for doctors, to basically be acting as if they're self-employed? I assumed they'd have employer-provided health insurance (that would have their place of employment as in-network) at the very least.

Is there a rule of thumb for how much of your income should go towards medical malpractice insurance?

It just depends on if the doctor joins a large employer such as an hospital, or they join a group practice.  Many doctors are employees, and hence they get all the things employees get like benefits, holidays, sick days, etc. 

Since I'm part of a group practice, I'm more or less the "employer".  Hence, I pay the full amount for our health insurance held within our group (and it's expensive too, it's about $1400/month for a high deductible health insurance, for family of 4).   If I don't work, I don't get paid, so no sick days or vacation etc.  Good part is, I get to contribute to both sides of the 401k (employee contribution & profit sharing) so I can contribute 53K/year. 

No, there's no rule of thumb for malpractice.  It highly depends on the state and the specialty. 

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« Reply #527 on: November 26, 2016, 12:40:54 PM »
I would like to here from some business owners how much they make and what industry....

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« Reply #528 on: November 26, 2016, 04:46:12 PM »
Self-employed software guy.
150-200K per year for about 40 hours a week and no benefits.

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« Reply #529 on: November 27, 2016, 06:32:14 PM »
I am a little shocked at how much some jobs make.  I had no idea salaries were so high in so many fields.

Care to elaborate?  I've gone through many of the pages but not all.  Which fields are higher than you thought?
  Government service, police officers, registered nurses (bumping six figures with 4 days a week off), and so on.  Warehouse picker at $65k???  I figured that was a $10 hourly job.  I was several years out of law school before I made $65k as an attorney.  Federal HR manager, $133k?   I mean, there are more.  Several examples here surprised me.

It actually amuses me that you're surprised at this. Yes, 3 days per week of work, but at 12 hours/day that's still 36 hours per week. Mixture of nights and days, so you have to allow at least 24 hours recovery time following a night shift. So it's not really 4 days off.

Also there's the whole saving lives thing. New Job is one of those "normal" jobs where I occasionally have time to sit down and read emails. Old Job? Not so much. In an intensive care environment it is 100% on all the time, no down-time, no chit-chat with colleagues, no time to pee (unless it's on an official break, and sometimes not even then). You stop looking, you miss one subtle change and suddenly you've got a dead baby on your hands. So I guess some of the compensation is for the stress as well.

Most jobs you screw up, it costs money. Sometimes lots of money. Emergency services, you screw up, someone dies. I know lawyers and accountants think they have high stress jobs, but seriously, it's not like you have a life on your hands at the end of the day.

And sometimes even if you don't screw up, and you do the absolute best job possible, someone still dies. And it's your fault in the eyes of the family, no matter the actual reason. You didn't try hard enough, you missed something.

Anyway, enough from me.

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« Reply #530 on: November 27, 2016, 07:29:45 PM »
DJFlare, are you in a group practice currently or hospital employee? Any recommendations on one vs the other in general? I'll be looking for a job next year for after fellowship and would appreciate some basic advice since my mentors so far have all been in academics their whole lives. Feel free to private message me if you prefer.

I'm in group practice.  Hospital employees typically come with benefits, like healthcare, CME credits, 401k matching, etc.  I used to be an employee too.  I'd much prefer group practice.  Much more autonomy and flexibility to decide how you want to practice.  However, with ACA, it's going away.


Really? Even no health benefits? Is this normal for doctors, to basically be acting as if they're self-employed? I assumed they'd have employer-provided health insurance (that would have their place of employment as in-network) at the very least.

Is there a rule of thumb for how much of your income should go towards medical malpractice insurance?

It just depends on if the doctor joins a large employer such as an hospital, or they join a group practice.  Many doctors are employees, and hence they get all the things employees get like benefits, holidays, sick days, etc. 

Since I'm part of a group practice, I'm more or less the "employer".  Hence, I pay the full amount for our health insurance held within our group (and it's expensive too, it's about $1400/month for a high deductible health insurance, for family of 4).   If I don't work, I don't get paid, so no sick days or vacation etc.  Good part is, I get to contribute to both sides of the 401k (employee contribution & profit sharing) so I can contribute 53K/year. 

No, there's no rule of thumb for malpractice.  It highly depends on the state and the specialty.

I've listed my pay as well, and do get benefits and the like, as I'm an employee for a mega-corp for docs.  My anesthesiology malpractice, if I paid for it myself, would be 14-20k/year.  I'm thinking on the higher end, as I'm currently in the end stages of discovery for my first malpractice case.  My neurosurgeon and ob-gyn peers are paying much, much more.

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« Reply #531 on: November 27, 2016, 08:25:52 PM »
I am a little shocked at how much some jobs make.  I had no idea salaries were so high in so many fields.

Care to elaborate?  I've gone through many of the pages but not all.  Which fields are higher than you thought?
  Government service, police officers, registered nurses (bumping six figures with 4 days a week off), and so on.  Warehouse picker at $65k???  I figured that was a $10 hourly job.  I was several years out of law school before I made $65k as an attorney.  Federal HR manager, $133k?   I mean, there are more.  Several examples here surprised me.

It actually amuses me that you're surprised at this. Yes, 3 days per week of work, but at 12 hours/day that's still 36 hours per week. Mixture of nights and days, so you have to allow at least 24 hours recovery time following a night shift. So it's not really 4 days off.

Also there's the whole saving lives thing. New Job is one of those "normal" jobs where I occasionally have time to sit down and read emails. Old Job? Not so much. In an intensive care environment it is 100% on all the time, no down-time, no chit-chat with colleagues, no time to pee (unless it's on an official break, and sometimes not even then). You stop looking, you miss one subtle change and suddenly you've got a dead baby on your hands. So I guess some of the compensation is for the stress as well.

Most jobs you screw up, it costs money. Sometimes lots of money. Emergency services, you screw up, someone dies. I know lawyers and accountants think they have high stress jobs, but seriously, it's not like you have a life on your hands at the end of the day.

And sometimes even if you don't screw up, and you do the absolute best job possible, someone still dies. And it's your fault in the eyes of the family, no matter the actual reason. You didn't try hard enough, you missed something.

Anyway, enough from me.

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« Reply #532 on: November 28, 2016, 12:29:56 PM »
Product Specialist in sales group of multi-national
$160k-180k plus standard fortune 500 co. benefits
Pretty flexible schedule with some travel, end up working about 30 hrs a week (was much more early in career)
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« Reply #533 on: November 28, 2016, 01:20:29 PM »
Sgt in law enforcement 85k + 30k in security part time. Work 50-70 hours a week. 10 years exp.
401k + 457
Pension match we contribute 7 1/2% they match 28 1/2%
Medical/vision/dental and life.
Debt free as of last year.
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Mba
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I was a police officer for more than a decade and never made more than in the 20s annually.
You need to come to high COL Calif to get those high salaries. A new POST graduate here starts at over $50k. Heck some of the security officer jobs start at that much if you get in with the right company. My sister is security for a big defense contractor and the starting pay is close to $30/hour plus tons of OT - often at double time and sometimes triple time. Full benefits and pensions too.

In California, any government job with growth potential (think cops, firefighters, teachers, etc., not clerks at DMV) can hit six figures with time/experience, schooling/certs and extra assignments.  My job gets paid as low as $12 an hour in places like South Carolina, Texas, Florida, Missouri, etc. They say in Texas everything is bigger, but in California everything costs more. 1 bedroom apartment current rent starts at $1300+. Gas $2.50 a gallon. Pay anyone for a service or to do something, daycare, nanny, etc? Might as well get a second job. Some of these costs can be controlled, especially when young and single (roommates), but other than food, nothing is cheap here.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #534 on: November 28, 2016, 03:14:27 PM »
Title: Captain for a regional airline
Experience: nearly 8 years with the company
Salary: Around $90k, depending on how much I work.

With the year drawing to a close it looks like I underestimated things a bit.  Between decent profit sharing checks and working a little more than I thought I would I'll gross roughly $101,000 for 2016.  That does not include the 5% 401k match.

Shortly after the new year I'll be leaving my current employer and heading to one of the major airlines in the US.  First year is likely a pay cut, probably making $80-85k, but second year should see me around $110,000 and third $125,000 with further increases with longevity and when I eventually make captain at the new airline.  Company 401k contribution will be 16% so that's a huge increase from what I'm getting now.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #535 on: November 28, 2016, 08:49:34 PM »
Sgt in law enforcement 85k + 30k in security part time. Work 50-70 hours a week. 10 years exp.
401k + 457
Pension match we contribute 7 1/2% they match 28 1/2%
Medical/vision/dental and life.
Debt free as of last year.
Bs in accounting
Mba
  And this one . . .

I was a police officer for more than a decade and never made more than in the 20s annually.


I actually had no idea how much law enforcement got paid until I joined. Super low cost of living here in Texas and make around 85k as an officer with 8 years on, working 45-50 hour weeks with a masters degree plus bilingual pay. Add in 8 weeks (not a typo) of pto per year and a pension and we have it pretty dandy.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #536 on: November 29, 2016, 08:31:48 AM »
Good to see another brother in blue from Texas here!!!!

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #537 on: December 02, 2016, 04:11:51 PM »
Job Title: UPS Driver
Salary: $96,000.00 + ( benefits, pension)
Years’ experience: 4 years
  This one definitely surprised me as well.

20k is unbelievably low for the area I work.  A rookie on day one makes 51k
Where did you work,  what decade?
Police is just like anything else, go to a big city, work every task force, get every certification  and get a ton of experience. Promote up the ranks, then jump to a smaller more wealthy municipality on a lateral transfer.

If one wants to be in law enforcement, be a sheriff.  With overtime, six figures is easy.  There are sheriffs making more than the median household US income just in overtime.

That really depends where you are. I was looking at TN in ~2006 and IIRC they were making $28k/yr.

I was at $48k + OT when I left NH in 2011.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #538 on: December 02, 2016, 08:57:38 PM »
Managing dentist
39 years old
10 years experience
273k/year

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #539 on: December 02, 2016, 10:35:46 PM »
Pharmacy manager
27 years old
$140k + unlimited overtime

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #540 on: December 03, 2016, 05:05:52 PM »
Hi - first post here :)

Job: Town Planner
Salary c£36,000 (I can't remember the exact amount)
Hours: part time, 30 per week
Experience: 10 years, BA and Masters
Holiday: 6 weeks
Pension: 11.5% employer
Bonus: about £2k

Pretty good for my industry and way above average for U.K., but feeling a bit underpaid compared with everyone else!


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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #541 on: December 03, 2016, 06:25:18 PM »
Hi - first post here :)

Job: Town Planner
Salary c£36,000 (I can't remember the exact amount)
Hours: part time, 30 per week
Experience: 10 years, BA and Masters
Holiday: 6 weeks
Pension: 11.5% employer
Bonus: about £2k

Pretty good for my industry and way above average for U.K., but feeling a bit underpaid compared with everyone else!

Remember when you compare to US salaries- healthcare is a huge factor here we have to pay separate from taxes. Further, we have 1-2 weeks vacation time tops. And virtually no maternity leave, no paternity leave at all, and childcare isn't subsidized much.

Anyway, recall that you're not comparing apples to oranges!
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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #542 on: December 05, 2016, 06:27:34 AM »
Hi - first post here :)

Job: Town Planner
Salary c£36,000 (I can't remember the exact amount)
Hours: part time, 30 per week
Experience: 10 years, BA and Masters
Holiday: 6 weeks
Pension: 11.5% employer
Bonus: about £2k

Pretty good for my industry and way above average for U.K., but feeling a bit underpaid compared with everyone else!

Remember when you compare to US salaries- healthcare is a huge factor here we have to pay separate from taxes. Further, we have 1-2 weeks vacation time tops. And virtually no maternity leave, no paternity leave at all, and childcare isn't subsidized much.

Anyway, recall that you're not comparing apples to oranges!

Benefits in the US can vary dramatically from job to job, which is why it is helpful when people post this info too to get a sense of overall compensation.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #543 on: December 06, 2016, 07:14:00 AM »
Hi - first post here :)

Job: Town Planner
Salary c£36,000 (I can't remember the exact amount)
Hours: part time, 30 per week
Experience: 10 years, BA and Masters
Holiday: 6 weeks
Pension: 11.5% employer
Bonus: about £2k

Pretty good for my industry and way above average for U.K., but feeling a bit underpaid compared with everyone else!

Remember when you compare to US salaries- healthcare is a huge factor here we have to pay separate from taxes. Further, we have 1-2 weeks vacation time tops. And virtually no maternity leave, no paternity leave at all, and childcare isn't subsidized much.

Anyway, recall that you're not comparing apples to oranges!

Benefits in the US can vary dramatically from job to job, which is why it is helpful when people post this info too to get a sense of overall compensation.

Thanks - I'd never considered it like that. I suppose I did benefit from 10 months maternity leave a few years ago, where 2 months were paid my full time salary, and 7 months I was paid enough to live on and allowed to negotiate my pt hours on return to work. And with healthcare, as well as the NHS, I've got a work funded private insurance scheme as well.  We're also about to qualify for 15 free hours a week childcare, which will make a dent in the £900 we pay a month.

I forgot to mention in my original post that I also have an annual income of £3,600 from part of a rental I inherited and share with family. So my income totals about £42k including salary, bonus and rental. I'm keeping it just under the higher rate tax threshold, so there's no point going back to work ft at the moment, because with childcare and tax I'll be working for peanuts, beside missing the time with my son. Maybe when he's at school and the higher rate threshold rises to £50k I'll think about it.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #544 on: December 06, 2016, 04:01:18 PM »
Title: Software Developer
Experience: BS + 2 years
Age: 28
Salary: $116k base + ~$4k "on-call" pay annually, 9.5% 401k match

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #545 on: December 06, 2016, 04:11:42 PM »
Retail Sales Associate.  I sell phones and home internet/TV to people.
Salary: $35,000/year + commission (another $15-17k or so)
Experience: 10 years of retail sales.  No college degree.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #546 on: December 09, 2016, 03:10:33 PM »
Hi - first post here :)

Job: Town Planner
Salary c£36,000 (I can't remember the exact amount)
Hours: part time, 30 per week
Experience: 10 years, BA and Masters
Holiday: 6 weeks
Pension: 11.5% employer
Bonus: about £2k

Pretty good for my industry and way above average for U.K., but feeling a bit underpaid compared with everyone else!

Remember when you compare to US salaries- healthcare is a huge factor here we have to pay separate from taxes. Further, we have 1-2 weeks vacation time tops. And virtually no maternity leave, no paternity leave at all, and childcare isn't subsidized much.

Anyway, recall that you're not comparing apples to oranges!

Benefits in the US can vary dramatically from job to job, which is why it is helpful when people post this info too to get a sense of overall compensation.

Thanks - I'd never considered it like that. I suppose I did benefit from 10 months maternity leave a few years ago, where 2 months were paid my full time salary, and 7 months I was paid enough to live on and allowed to negotiate my pt hours on return to work. And with healthcare, as well as the NHS, I've got a work funded private insurance scheme as well.  We're also about to qualify for 15 free hours a week childcare, which will make a dent in the £900 we pay a month.

I forgot to mention in my original post that I also have an annual income of £3,600 from part of a rental I inherited and share with family. So my income totals about £42k including salary, bonus and rental. I'm keeping it just under the higher rate tax threshold, so there's no point going back to work ft at the moment, because with childcare and tax I'll be working for peanuts, beside missing the time with my son. Maybe when he's at school and the higher rate threshold rises to £50k I'll think about it.

So I had my pay review yesterday and my salary is actually now £40k pt or £50k if I went back ft. Bonus of £2.5k this year. Should be able to save more every month now.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #547 on: December 09, 2016, 03:52:24 PM »
Title: Embedded Software Developer
Experience: ~4 years
Degrees: Bachelors in Physics, Masters in Computer Science
Age 31
Base Salary: $100k
Profit Share: 0-20% annual ( Average 8%, last 3 years have been 15%-20%)
All Standard benefits, 401k 4% match, Health...

Good work life balance mostly work just at 40 hours per week with minimal need for overtime. Able to live in SD and let my wife stay home with our 1 year old daughter. The best parts about software work is its rarely boring and our degrees are relatively cheap. I paid off all my undergrad and graduate loans in 1 year after getting married in 2014.

The decent salary combined with low upfront investment make it hard to beat. Of course the best way is if you are just a tech guru with no degree at all. Had at least 1 friend go down that route.

Still the degrees make it easier to market your skills if you are not a natural sales person or tech wizard. I am impressed with the high demand for good developers.

One downside a lot of the big tech companies tend to use and abuse their engineers.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #548 on: December 09, 2016, 06:42:04 PM »
Title: Unit Manager
Gross Income: 50,000
Experience: 1.5 yrs as management 10 in the industry

I also teach guitar lessons on the side and make 1-2 extra thousand a year and assist a friend of mine who is a contractor and make 2-5 extra thousand

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #549 on: December 10, 2016, 06:04:59 AM »
Psychotherapist/psychoanalyst.

A good year I make 45K euros. This year was good up until June, is no longer good now.

In France- no reimbursement by insurance for people who need psychotherapy in private practice.

Half of my income goes directly into taxes here. Another quarter to rent and utilities for my office. I bring home (in good months) about 1200 euros a month. Bad months, like right now, 200€.

We take A LOT of vacation in France - I am off about 10 weeks a year (without pay of course). A month in the summer, and school vacations here are two weeks long every six weeks - I normally take at least one of those two weeks off. I can do this b/c DH makes roughly 6,000 euros a month thereabouts.

A very very big portion of my earnings goes to travel to Paris for conferences, to supervision, and to personal psychoanalysis or therapy (not regular anymore but need tune-ups all the same ; ) ! )

I feel mostly very lucky and grateful to have a job that is fascinating, that I love, where I am independent and make my own hours, and I can do this in France  where it's really difficult as an expat (for the most part) to do other things than teach English. The really hard part are the ups and downs - and the competition (there are a lot of psychologists etc.)

So a lot of the time my practice is a sel-perpetuating hobby...
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