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

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

Me first:

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

Now, it’s your turn!

Sam
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: svndezafrohman on December 14, 2015, 10:12:28 AM
Title: Senior Accoutant
Experience: 1.5 yrs Public, 3 yrs private industry
Age: 28
Salary: $65K
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: lbmustache on December 14, 2015, 10:25:51 AM
Title: Adjunct faculty/part time instructor
Salary: ~$60/unit
Experience: Need a Master's degree at minimum (my degree cost roughly $30k).

*** extra info for those curious ***

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

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

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

For the mustachians I don't think the payment cycle matters - obviously you just budget the 4 months out to 5 and it's the same thing. But my experience has been that most people in liberal arts are not too good with math. :x I thought I'd expand on this since a lot of people look at community college teaching for side income.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Landlord2015 on December 14, 2015, 10:31:17 AM
Nevermind what I work with it is Marketing&Sales.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Me as Team Leader and possible future entreprenur? It feels wonderful I like the power and feel like everything is possible normally I like Vocal Trance but this psychedelic Trance has perfect beginning oh yeah!
Psychedelic Trance 2014 / 2015 Mix part 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNVp5IwQcYc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNVp5IwQcYc)
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: MoneyRx on December 14, 2015, 10:51:50 AM
Job Title: Pharmacist
Salary: $117k
Years’ experience: 1.5 years
Age: 29
College Requirement: 6 years absolute minimum, usually 7-8 years. Optional 1-2 years of residency with salary ~40k/yr. Cost of school is all over the board, but at least $80k tuition for pharmacy school. Generally going to be over $100k in debt at graduation without scholarships.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Tetsuya Hondo on December 14, 2015, 11:05:02 AM
While it is interesting to see others' salaries, you'll find more data on one of the salary reporting websites like Payscale or Glassdoor. I believe that they are free to join and allow you to see salaries by occupation, employer, and location.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: JZinCO on December 14, 2015, 11:34:07 AM
While it is interesting to see others' salaries, you'll find more data on one of the salary reporting websites like Payscale or Glassdoor. I believe that they are free to join and allow you to see salaries by occupation, employer, and location.
+1

I have three positions. Research Associate III (forest biometrician/greenhouse gas accountant) at a uni. Pay depends on how much the lab hires you at so can range from 30-110K. 45-60 is typical for someone like me (2-3 years as a professional with at least as much time in as a tech).
Experience to get in: PhD or MS+3 yrs or BS +7 yr. Degrees must be in the field requested by the job advert. There is no experience-based pay adjustments once you get your foot in; pay is 90% about negotiation.

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

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

It's worth noting I work in a field where education is aplenty and has inflated base requirements for an interview. I.e. It takes a bachelor's to be a technician and it takes a master's to be an entry level professional. I suspect many other job fields are this way. I myself have hired a technician with 10 years of experience to do a low skilled student internship.
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Edit: According to BLS, the three positions fall into (mean salary in parens): Conservation scientist ($64K), forester (60K), and forest technician (38K).
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: JordanOfGilead on December 14, 2015, 11:50:14 AM
Title: Lead Manufacturing Engineer
College Requirements: Bachelor's degree in engineering (my degree is mechanical engineering)
Experience: <2 years
Age: 24
Salary: $65k
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Gumbo1978 on December 14, 2015, 12:25:26 PM
Title:  Senior Workers Compensation Adjuster
Experience:  10 years
Education Required:  College degree (other employers might be OK with HS diploma and relevant experience).
Salary:  $88k
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: FIREandMONEY on December 14, 2015, 12:29:01 PM
Title: Hydrologist/Forecaster
Salary 78K-85K per year, depending on overtime
Experience: 5 years
Age: 29
Education: BA in Business, Masters in Hydrology
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: 2Birds1Stone on December 14, 2015, 12:31:31 PM
Title: Account Executive
Salary: $47k base salary + $50k incentive comp @ quota (Going to hit ~$112k total for FY16)
Experience: 1 year
Age:28
Education:Some college
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: mozar on December 14, 2015, 12:34:18 PM
Quote
While it is interesting to see others' salaries, you'll find more data on one of the salary reporting websites like Payscale or Glassdoor. I believe that they are free to join and allow you to see salaries by occupation, employer, and location.

I haven't found that data helpful it all. It's hard (for me) to sift through and I give up. I'll update my post when I someday become employed again :(
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Sibley on December 14, 2015, 12:40:06 PM
Title: Internal Auditor II
Salary: $73k + whatever bonus, I'm new here.
Experience: 6 years public accounting
Education: college degree, accounting is good. I'm a CPA, but it's not necessarily required.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Orvell on December 14, 2015, 12:48:04 PM
Title: Office Manager/Executive Admin
Salary: 39K + 5-7% bonus (if I'm not shit)
Age: 27
Education: College Degree (4 years)
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: aetherie on December 14, 2015, 12:49:19 PM
Title: Software Engineer I
Salary: $81k + bonuses (~$12k)
Experience: 1.5 yrs
Education: Bachelor's in computer science
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Allison on December 14, 2015, 12:53:11 PM
Title: Officially procurement specialist but my working title is DBE program manager. 
Salary: $70k plus bonus
Experience: 11 years post college but only 3 in procurement
Education: Bachelors in Marketing

I love what I do and will probably get a raise and promotion next year.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Frugalman19 on December 14, 2015, 12:59:19 PM
Title: Financial Planner/Tax Preparer
Salary: $35,000 per tax season (3 months of crazy work) / financial planning can vary drastically, but roughly $75,000 for me
Education: BA in accounting/taxation, Masters in Finance
Designations: CFP (certified financial planner), EA (enrolled agent with the IRS)
Experience: 5 years

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

Its 2 jobs really but I blend it into one. Tax season is only 3 months of crazy work, there are a few months of prep involved to prepare all of the clients tax packets before they are mailed out. Financial planning is year round. The college is not required for either of these fields, but if you dont have a degree you will most likely have to start out selling highly commissionable products, which really sucks. I would have never got in this business if I had to sell products like some do. To do it right, you have to at least get a college degree, and go for the CFP or the ChFC. Its a great career, you get to help alot of people. 
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Post by: TravelJunkyQC on December 14, 2015, 01:00:10 PM
Title: Print and Digital Distribution Manager (publishing hosue)
Salary: 46,500 CAD
Age: 29
Experience: BA, several MBA courses taken, and 8 years of experience.

It is worth noting, I am very underpaid for what I do. Just an FYI for anyone looking in publishing management. Should be around 65,00K minimum.
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Post by: doggyfizzle on December 14, 2015, 01:26:15 PM
Title: Supervisory Geophysicist (W-2)
Salary: $160k
Experience: 10 yrs
Education: Bachelor's in Geophysics
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: kevinb421 on December 14, 2015, 01:39:18 PM
Title: Race Timer
Age:30
Experience: 6 years, started part-time/weekend gig. Took it full time this year
Education: BA Accounting. BA Mathematics - Don't use them at all these days
Compensation: $60,000-$110,000

It's a unique field for sure, but I work non traditional hours and spend my life at races which is pretty awesome. I have some huge clients and if you are involved in the race culture then you have heard of some of them.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: protostache on December 14, 2015, 01:48:44 PM
Title: Software Consultant / Author
Age: 31
Experience: 8 years
Education: BS in a hybrid CS and Business degree track, minor/emphasis in CS
Compensation: $200k this year, $300k-ish next

I help businesses maintain existing systems and develop (design, write, maintain) new software. I also write and publish books, one about credit card payments and another about setting up a small consultancy (basically documenting what I did).
Title: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: pbkmaine on December 14, 2015, 01:58:30 PM
Title: Senior Consultant
Age: 59
Experience: 36 years
Education: AB (English), MBA (Finance), CPA(inactive), CFP
Compensation: $125/hr, approx 5 hrs/week
I work on projects for my long-time employer, which specializes in advising non-profits on their defined contribution plans.


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Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Glitch on December 14, 2015, 02:22:54 PM
Title: Software Engineer I
Salary: $81k + bonuses (~$12k)
Experience: 1.5 yrs
Education: Bachelor's in computer science

Mine is almost identical, but without bonuses.

Title: Software Engineer I
Age: 23
Salary: $80k
Experience: ~ 1 yr
Education: BS in computer science
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: syednaeemul on December 14, 2015, 02:26:00 PM
Title: project management consultant
Income: $100-120k AUD (I work under a hybrid base + days worked model)
Age: 27
Qualifications: Undergrad in Electrical Engineering, PMBOK PMP
Experience: Just under 6 years
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: big_slacker on December 14, 2015, 02:29:41 PM
Title: Sr. network engineer (primary job) Principal Security Architect (side gig)
Age: Early 40's
Salary: $146k base + 45k cash 'n stock (primary job), $5k (side gig, slow year) = $196k
Education: College dropout, high level technical certification (Cisco CCIE), lifelong computer technology nerd
The job: Helping to make sure a really big/complex data network runs optimally and stays healthy even if stuff breaks.

For young folks getting in: Great field which will not go away and will continue to pay very well as the entire world becomes more and more network connected. Around the office we joke that the software developers get all the nerd glory while we smile, make it ping and cash the checks.
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Post by: Erica on December 14, 2015, 02:41:06 PM
Myself-
Title: Supportive Living Supervisor
Age: 47
Experience/Education- 1 year. AA Degree
Salary: $13.50 per hr. -Two 18 hr shifts per wk (9 hrs of each shift is asleep in bed, surfing internet, watching tv or whatever)

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

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


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

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

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

As one of the former posters, if I were to put myself out there more - write a book/do training I could grow my income quite substantially - but I enjoy what is mostly a 9-5 role (with another 10 hours/week or so put into learning.)
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: aetherie on December 14, 2015, 03:21:29 PM
Title: Software Engineer I
Salary: $81k + bonuses (~$12k)
Experience: 1.5 yrs
Education: Bachelor's in computer science

Mine is almost identical, but without bonuses.

Title: Software Engineer I
Age: 23
Salary: $80k
Experience: ~ 1 yr
Education: BS in computer science

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

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

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

2nd job: Adjunct University Professor- teach in the business department- salary appx. 4k per semester for a 3hr class.  I usually teach one class per year- wish I could do this full-time but I don't have a Ph.D. and have no plans to get one.
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Post by: deborah on December 14, 2015, 03:45:30 PM
Retired

earn: twice what I need

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

My current schedule is one 14 hour shift and one 24 hour shift with a 2 hour meeting a week.  I am able to sleep on the longer shifts for 3 hours on the overnight.  The schedule works great as I am able to be at home with my kids during most of the week.  My plan was to step back up into a regular, higher paying, day job once my youngest is in school full time.  I live in a HCOL area.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: use2betrix on December 14, 2015, 05:14:28 PM
Industrial Construction - in a management type role (don't want to divulge too much info)
27
5 years experience at current role. 2.5 years in a skilled trade prior
No degree required. I went to a tech school to get started then got my A.A.S a few years later (not needed but had the credits from switching majors). Some certifications are required.
150k-210k depending on the job.

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

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

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

My pay is high but it comes at a price that impacts my quality of life significantly.
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Post by: Rural on December 14, 2015, 05:18:58 PM
Title: associate professor
Experience: over 20 in field, only 6 years at current place
Base pay: $46,500 for ten months (I've taken on an admin role for $10k extra but must work summers)
Education: PhD required


This is the extreme low end for public universities; I chose a teaching institution with tuition and fees always on the USDOE's list of least expensive colleges annually so I could spend my last working years working with students like I once was.  The low tuition comes straight out of salaries, and we have either fast turnover or multi-decade deliberate dedication from our faculty, very little in between.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: spud1987 on December 14, 2015, 06:01:19 PM
Title: Senior Counsel
Salary: $180k + bonus (~$30-60k) + 8% 401k match + pension
Experience: 4.5 yrs
Education: Law degree
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Migrator Soul on December 14, 2015, 06:10:26 PM
Title: Sergeant, Team Leader
Age: 23
Salary: 53K (including single rate BAH, FLPP, BAS, and my base pay)
Experience: 4 years
Education: Associates of Arts in Russian Language and Culture, Working on a BS in Psychology. (All free, never paying a dime in tuition)

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

I tend to do alot of travelling for work, so I get TDY pay, which I usually bankroll pretty decently. It is far too unpredictable to list though.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: ETBen on December 14, 2015, 06:23:33 PM
Regional Director for a population health and value based care consulting program

37yo

115k plus bonus up to 35%

RN license (9yrs) and masters preferred. 2 yrs experience in this work when I was hired.  I was a staff nurse for the first 7yrs. 
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Post by: Lanthiriel on December 14, 2015, 06:44:58 PM
Me
Title: Proposal Manager
Age: 28
Salary: $61,000
Experience: 7 years
Education: BA English, MS Writing/Publishing

Husband
Title: Staff Engineer (Geotechnical EIT)
Age: 32
Salary: $58,000 + OT
Experience: 2 years
Education: BS Civil Engineering
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: NinetyFour on December 14, 2015, 06:52:06 PM
Full Professor

50 something

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

18 years

Doctor of Education (Ed. D.)
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Post by: mm36 on December 14, 2015, 07:17:57 PM
Title: Academic Librarian
Salary: 38,500
Years of experience 8.5
Education: MLIS
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Travis on December 14, 2015, 07:34:10 PM
Title: US Army Major
Age: 35
Experience: 17 years
Base pay: $88,000, plus $25,000 in nontaxable housing and subsistence allowance, $150/mo Jump Pay, Combat Zone Tax Exclusion every couple years, and all the same fringe benefits Migrator mentioned
Education: BA in Political Science, Masters in International Relations (any four year degree would do). 

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

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

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

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

Board Member, environmental agency, 2 days/month average
Pay Rate: $400/day honorarium + per diem
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Post by: neophyte on December 14, 2015, 11:29:58 PM
Job Title: Research Technician (Bioengineering)
Age: 29
Salary: ~$35,000  (includes periods of significant overtime)
Years experience: 5.5 years (3 in current position)
Education: BS Biochemistry

Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: mxt0133 on December 14, 2015, 11:48:52 PM
Title: Software Consultant / Author
Age: 31
Experience: 8 years
Education: BS in a hybrid CS and Business degree track, minor/emphasis in CS
Compensation: $200k this year, $300k-ish next

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

Umm yeah, I'll buy that book.  No seriously where can I get it?  I'm all for 100k increases in compensation every other year or so.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: mxt0133 on December 15, 2015, 12:02:36 AM
Title: Manager, Software Development
Age: 37
Experience: 14 years
Education: BS in CS and Applied Math, MS in CS, MBA in Finance (I know but I like school and all of it was 90% paid for)

Compensation: $160K + ~10%, compensation is low for my area because it is my first year as a manager, I work from home for a company in a LCOL area, and I chose work life balance vs maximizing my earning potential.  Every time I compare my salary to my peers I get jealous but then I remember that I get to be home every day at 4pm to go to the park/play with my kids and spend Fridays afternoon on field trips with the family.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: k290 on December 15, 2015, 12:48:39 AM
Title: Software Engineer I
Salary: $81k + bonuses (~$12k)
Experience: 1.5 yrs
Education: Bachelor's in computer science

Mine is almost identical, but without bonuses.

Title: Software Engineer I
Age: 23
Salary: $80k
Experience: ~ 1 yr
Education: BS in computer science

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

My compensation is much higher than a typical nursing salary, due to the fact I'm based in a very remote community and work ridiculous overtime hours.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Elisabeth on December 15, 2015, 01:42:22 AM
I have four jobs, in Yellowknife.

Another Northerner on MMM! Hello from your neighbour in Nunavut!
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: sam on December 15, 2015, 05:11:03 AM
Fantastic, thanks for all the replies!

What I’ve learnt:

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

Thanks again for sharing all!

Sam
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: tipster350 on December 15, 2015, 05:25:45 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: protostache on December 15, 2015, 05:43:13 AM
Title: Software Consultant / Author
Age: 31
Experience: 8 years
Education: BS in a hybrid CS and Business degree track, minor/emphasis in CS
Compensation: $200k this year, $300k-ish next

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

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

Right here: https://www.petekeen.net/handle-your-business
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Post by: Greystache on December 15, 2015, 07:10:22 AM
Aerospace Engineer
$180K.

I retired almost a year ago at age 55.  Worked at the same place for 33 years. Started at around $22K back in 1982. Living happily on about $60K a year in retirement.
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Post by: mr_orange on December 15, 2015, 07:21:03 AM
Software Validation Manager
Salary is about $110k including bonuses
Work 10-20 hours per week generally
BSEE, MBA-Finance
Job is very flexible, but not very challenging any more.  I may change in 2016
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Post by: MudDuck on December 15, 2015, 07:41:18 AM
I have two jobs.

Title: Office Manager
Age: 33
Experience: 10-ish years
Education: Common sense? This is tiny a family business and I didn't need any qualifications for hire.
Compensation: $33K (plus about $16-$20K in benefits)

Title: Staff Nurse (RN)
Age: Still 33!
Experience: <1 year
Education: Associate's Degree (18 months)
Compensation: $26-$28/hour, depending upon shift differential
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Post by: mlejw6 on December 15, 2015, 07:46:44 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.
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Post by: AmandaS1989 on December 15, 2015, 08:44:23 AM
Title: Staff Accountant

Age: 26 (1 month and 1 day 'til 27!)

Salary: $33,500 (32k base + 1500 to help pay for health insurance) Underpaid really, but I do work at a very small firm and have little experience

Experience: 7 months

Education: B.S. in Accounting (Hoping to get started on CPA exam next year)

I help handle bookkeeping and payroll for small businesses. This coming tax season I will be assisting with corporate tax returns, 1099s, and property tax returns as well.
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Post by: Frugalman19 on December 15, 2015, 09:27:02 AM
Title: Staff Accountant

Age: 26 (1 month and 1 day 'til 27!)

Salary: $33,500 (32k base + 1500 to help pay for health insurance) Underpaid really, but I do work at a very small firm and have little experience

Experience: 7 months

Education: B.S. in Accounting (Hoping to get started on CPA exam next year)

I help handle bookkeeping and payroll for small businesses. This coming tax season I will be assisting with corporate tax returns, 1099s, and property tax returns as well.

Been there, the increases should happen fast, just learn as much as you can. I work in an office that does payroll and corporate returns. Once you get your CPA, the raises should start coming quickly, if they dont you should find other opportunities. Our office would pay 2 times what they are paying you, but we are in a HCOL area.
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Post by: dude on December 15, 2015, 09:46:53 AM
Fed Gov't Attorney
@$150K (+ $41k/yr employer contribution toward pension)
50 y.o.
18+ years exp.
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Post by: yyc-phil on December 15, 2015, 10:01:53 AM
I have four jobs, in Yellowknife.

Another Northerner on MMM! Hello from your neighbour in Nunavut!

Hello to you up there! I spent about 25 years in Nunavut and Nunavik in places like Arviat, Salluit, Kuujjuaq and Gjoa Haven. Had a blast and years went so fast, I can't believe I stayed that long. All my children were born and raised in Nunavut and I have fond memories of my time there.
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Post by: Proud Foot on December 15, 2015, 10:21:44 AM
Title: Corporate Controller

Age: 29

Salary: $82,000

Experience: 6 years

Education: B.S. in Finance, CPA
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Post by: gReed Smith on December 15, 2015, 10:26:04 AM
Senior Associate (Attorney)
2010 Grad
$117,500/year base plus 2% matching and bonuses
requires 4 year degree and 3 years of law school.  I paid about $190k including room and board.
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Post by: imaprogrammer on December 15, 2015, 10:53:49 AM
Software Developer
Salary: 90k
Age: 24
Experience: 2y

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Post by: slschierer on December 15, 2015, 11:18:21 AM
Title:  Senior Staff Accountant
Salary:  90k + bonus (24k this year)
Age:  30
Experience:  8 years
Education:  Accounting BS, MBA, CPA

While looking around briefly for another accounting job, I have found that I am paid more than many of my peers--especially when factoring in that I am in a relatively LCL area (outside of daycare expenses--ouch!)
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Post by: Apocalyptica602 on December 15, 2015, 11:27:16 AM
Title: Mechanical Engineer I
Salary: ~81k + bonus ~5k or so. Also getting $10k/year to take classes for my MBA.
Age: 27
Experience: 4.5 years
Education: Bachelors of Mech. Eng., MBA (In progress, started while working here)

Wife:
Title: Staff Pharmacist (retail)
Salary: ~125k + small bonus (~2k) + small stock bonus (~4k)
Age: 27
Experience: 3.5 years
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) ~6 years of school
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Post by: Astro Camper on December 15, 2015, 11:39:10 AM
Title: Senior Tooling Engineer
Age: 41
Experience: 23 years
Education: HS
Compensation: $165K (plus 30-60k Bonus)(plus 401k 6% match)(plus 8 weeks vacation)

Retiring in 6-8 months (anybody wants my job?)
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Post by: JordanOfGilead on December 15, 2015, 11:45:02 AM
Title: Senior Tooling Engineer
Age: 41
Experience: 23 years
Education: HS
Compensation: $165K (plus 30-60k Bonus)(plus 401k 6% match)

Retiring in 6-8 months (anybody wants my job?)
Where is it? I'm always looking to move up and that 401k match is tempting.
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Post by: Astro Camper on December 15, 2015, 12:00:56 PM
Quote
Where is it? I'm always looking to move up and that 401k match is tempting.

Middletown, NY
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Post by: Malum Prohibitum on December 15, 2015, 12:03:49 PM
Attorney
Roughly 60-80k
16+ years exp.
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Post by: csmith1521 on December 15, 2015, 12:24:29 PM
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
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Post by: GuitarStv on December 15, 2015, 12:31:48 PM
Title:  Software Engineer
Salary:  Mid 80s depending on bonus/overtime
Age: 34
Experience: About 11 years
Education: BSc Systems Engineering
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Frugalman19 on December 15, 2015, 12:48:55 PM
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.
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Post by: Sailor Sam on December 15, 2015, 01:01:45 PM
Title: Executive Officer, <specific program>
Rank O-3
Base Salary: 69k
Allotments: 30k (tax free!)
Age: 35
Experience: 10 years
Qualifications: Bachelors, USCG 1600 Ton Mate License, USCG Able-Bodied Seaman Unlimited Waters Rating
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Post by: effigy98 on December 15, 2015, 01:38:46 PM
Job1 Software Developer for Big Company with TPS reports and stuff
Salary: 220k
Age: 38
Experience: 19y
Education: 2 year community college

Job2 Software Developer contractor for another company
Hourly based on work: about 80k this year
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Post by: NV Teacher on December 15, 2015, 01:43:05 PM
Job Title - School Teacher  (best job in the world)
 
Experience - 26 years

Education - Master's Degree +36 additional credits

Salary $72,000

I am topped out.  I could work another 25 years and not make anymore than I make now.  In fact I looked and my salary has gone down a few hundred dollars each year for the past four years. 
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Post by: Vilgan on December 15, 2015, 02:09:51 PM
Job: 50% owner of small consultancy business, billable work is a combination of software development and project management
Salary: 150k-300k
Age: 34
Experience: 6y (5y previously in network engineering, primarily for the military)

If I had stayed W-2 as a software dev, salary would have been roughly 140k this year.
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Post by: mm1970 on December 15, 2015, 02:22:22 PM
Senior Product Engineer
Salary: too low ($27k lower than the median, and $12k to $35k less than the last 4 hires, because that's what we do!  Hire at market rate and fuck over the long time employees.  And yes, I've been looking for a new job)
Age: 45
Experience: engineering experience, 23+ years.  Specific industry experience: 18 years.  Specific device experience: 15+ years.
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Post by: Lski'stash on December 15, 2015, 02:30:40 PM
Job Title: general education teacher
Salary:$56,000
Years’ experience: 6
Education: Master's degree in curriculum and instruction (+BA in elementary education, which is the minimum requirement)


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Post by: Jeremy E. on December 15, 2015, 02:45:48 PM
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.
I disagree, on average people can amass a stash much faster in the U.S. This is the whole reason MMM moved to the U.S. in the first place. Take into consideration that not only are the salaries higher, but the taxes are considerably lower. The U.S. doesn't have as much "protections" or "safety nets". But a lot of employers provide protections and safety nets as benefits and these can be bought after you retire much earlier. Mustachians are also much more fit and healthy and on average have less health problems, they also know how to fix a lot of there own problems, so these protections and safety nets are less valuable to us as well.
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Post by: EllieStan on December 15, 2015, 02:54:44 PM
Job Title: I have no idea. Seriously. I work in the public education system as a professional, but not in a pre-defined work category. I think they classified it under ''Analyst'' or ''Academic Counsellor'' but I'm neither of these.

Education: MA +3 years ph.d  (thesis not submitted). I'm not working in my field, by choice. Most people I know who graduated years ago still don't have a steady career. I should thank Facebook and LinkedIn for the wakeup call before I lost years pursuing a dead-end career. I just regret not realizing this sooner. I decided to use the multiple skills I developed from higher education to apply in another field. Took a few months but it paid off.

Salary: $50K (CAN). It's the 7th ladder. To give you an idea, the highest ladder tops right under $75K. Womp womp.
Age: 29.
Years experience : 1 year.

I have no idea what the future holds. I really like the field I'm in and I'm in a great place for networking. Very nice work conditions too. Although the earning potential is not great, I still consider this to be the best job I could have gotten for networking and career leverage. So we'll see. Working hard on maintaining excellent professional relationships with everyone I meet. :)
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Post by: justplucky on December 15, 2015, 03:04:10 PM
Job Title: Content Developer
Salary: $54k + stock (typically around $30k additional)
Years’ experience: 4.5 years
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Post by: startingsmall on December 15, 2015, 03:08:24 PM
Title: Associate Veterinarian
Age: 37
Salary: $92k
Experience: 9 year
Education: 8 years - undergrad + DVM (4 yrs)

Everyone knows that vet pay stinks (mine's actually not bad, since I work for a soul-sucking corporate chain of hospitals) but I had no idea that there were nurses getting paid more than me. Sigh.
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Post by: onehair on December 15, 2015, 03:31:18 PM
Title: Office Automation Assistant
Age:43
Salary $42872
Experience: 13 years

Disclaimer I am a federal employee. 
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Post by: forestbound on December 15, 2015, 03:48:35 PM
Title: Graphic Designer, self employed freelance business.
Age: 50
Experience: 25+ years
Education: BA
Compensation: It's a roll coaster $30-140K, averages about $65-70K. No benefits, self-insured, but I really like my boss!
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Post by: nawhite on December 15, 2015, 04:03:15 PM
Title: DevOps/Infrastructure Engineer (it's IT but not really a "programmer" or Software Engineer) working remotely full time
Age: 28
Experience: 5 years
Education: BS and MS Electrical/Computer Engineering

Salary: ~$112k + 2k equipment allowance (for internet access primarily) + 4% 401k match

It's probably higher than many with my title and experience but the biggest thing that helped me on that front was getting a security clearance right out of college. Defense contractors need people with clearances so they'll pay about a 15% premium for those that have them and when you're fresh out of college, they'll pay for you to get it. When I left the defense industry, that 15% bump stuck around even though the job no longer required a clearance, that just became my new anchor point for a company to hire me.
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Post by: NorCal on December 15, 2015, 04:26:26 PM
This is for the job I just left last month:

Title: VP of Finance
Salary: $130K
Experience: 8 years in finance + 8 year military
Education MBA
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Post by: yyc-phil on December 15, 2015, 04:31:18 PM
Looking at teachers' salaries, am I the only one who thinks they are seriously underpaid?
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Post by: johnER on December 15, 2015, 04:37:17 PM
Title: Senior Engineer
Age: 31
Experience: 8 years
Education: BS EE
Compensation: $110K + bonus + 401k match (~$135k for 2015)
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Post by: arebelspy on December 15, 2015, 04:42:06 PM
Current Title: Hobo
Salary: $0
Age: 30
Experience: 6 months


Previous Title: Teacher
Starting Salary: Starting 32k (in 2007 dollars), with bachelor's degree.
Ending Salary: 44k, with Master's Degree and 8 years experience.
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Post by: Dr. Pepper on December 15, 2015, 04:48:11 PM
Title: General Surgery Resident
Age: 31
Experience: 4yrs
Salary: 120k+ benefits
Education: 4yr undergrad+4 med school+ (6 residency, I'm in year 5).

Pay will go up after graduation, by about 40k or so. Plus I can supplement with locums, most places pay 100-125$/hr.
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Post by: cdnstache on December 15, 2015, 05:10:17 PM
Current Title: FIREd

Previous Title: Military Pilot
Age: 32
Experience: 15 years
Salary: At retirement about $110k
Education: 4yr undergrad + 2 years pilot training
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: JZinCO on December 15, 2015, 06:20:46 PM
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'...?
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Post by: givemesunshine on December 15, 2015, 06:44:21 PM
Job Title: Senior Scientist
Age: 38
Experience: 15 years
Salary: $101K AUD (should be up a bit next year - new contract negotiation but I am limiting my earning power by not working in the private sector - but my benefits and job security more than make up for that)
Education: PhD
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Abe on December 15, 2015, 07:02:53 PM
Title: General Surgery Resident
Age: 31
Experience: 4yrs
Salary: 120k+ benefits
Education: 4yr undergrad+4 med school+ (6 residency, I'm in year 5).

Pay will go up after graduation, by about 40k or so. Plus I can supplement with locums, most places pay 100-125$/hr.

Are you in the US? I'm a PGY-4 in gen surg in the US and Medicare pays us around $65k. Also, your salary will only go up $40k after finishing? Just curious, your country's system seems quite different than here.
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Post by: Jtrey17 on December 15, 2015, 07:59:11 PM
Policy/Process Consultant
Age: 41
$56,000
Associate Degree in Business Administration
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Post by: bzzzt on December 15, 2015, 08:31:01 PM
Title: Electrician
Age: 31
Experience: 10 yrs
Salary: $45/hr + health/dental/vision/pension
Education: HS + 5-year apprenticeship. Technical certificates and training. Welding classes.

Trades will beat the crap out of your body, but I love it most of the time. I had an office IT/web dev gig after HS and it made me want scream. The more you know, the more you're worth. I've been lucky to find a niche and it's kept me employed plus perks.
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Post by: rageth on December 15, 2015, 09:34:02 PM
Title: 1st Grade Bilingual Education Teacher (public)
Age: 27
Experience: 3 years
Salary: ~$42k + $2k for summer school (+benefits that are quickly diminishing thanks to Wisconsin legislation)
Education: 4 year BA - Spanish, 2 year teacher certification program (minimum is Education degree plus written, oral, and spoken fluency in Spanish), when I finish my MA I'll move up to $50k/year salary
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Post by: hernandz on December 15, 2015, 10:14:12 PM
Title: Word Processor
Age: 49
Experience: Almost 20 years
Salary: ~$70,000 (NYC, compensation includes discretionary bonus)
Education: A.A.S. (working on a Bachelor's degree ever so slowly), great firm training at a previous job plus learning on my own.

I've enjoyed the ride, and have no illusions that I would have made this kind of money anywhere else with this skill set.  Thank goodness for insecure rich people who thought typing on a computer was beneath them. 
 
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Post by: JordanOfGilead on December 16, 2015, 05:53:09 AM
Quote
Where is it? I'm always looking to move up and that 401k match is tempting.

Middletown, NY
ahhhhh, that's somewhere where it gets cold. I'm looking to relocate to somewhere where it stays warm haha.
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Post by: sam on December 16, 2015, 06:00:40 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.

True but as another mentioned you also pay less taxes the big benefits for us is free healthcare which you could easily spend a lot on (and holidays if you're that way inclined - minimum = 4 weeks most average around 23 days plus bank holiday's).

Software Validation Manager
Salary is about $110k including bonuses
Work 10-20 hours per week generally
BSEE, MBA-Finance
Job is very flexible, but not very challenging any more.  I may change in 2016

Wowza! I'd happily take up the reins!

Aerospace Engineer
$180K.

I retired almost a year ago at age 55.  Worked at the same place for 33 years. Started at around $22K back in 1982. Living happily on about $60K a year in retirement.

Great to hear! 33yrs is unheard of these days!
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Post by: Crystal1588 on December 16, 2015, 07:22:29 AM
Me:
Title: Logistics Analyst
Age: 27
Experience: 8 years (started as an intern in college)
Salary: $40,000/year + ~$2,000 annual bonus + 6 weeks vacation + excellent health benefits (no payroll deduction) and 401k match (25% of contributions up to federal max = $4500 if you max)
Education: BBA Operations Management

I could probably make more if I switched companies but I work for a company that truly puts employees and their families first and has awesome benefits.  If you have any sort of family issue you are accommodated which is awesome with having 2 young kids.

Husband:
Title: Web Engineer
Age: 29
Experience: 7 years
Salary: $80,000 + 4 weeks vacation.  We don't utilize their health insurance but it's not that great anyways. No 401k match but they still have a pension which begins after you've been working there for 5 years.  They contribute 5% of salary annually.
Education: BBA Information Technology

We also own an income property which nets us about $5,000/year after expenses and savings and my husband has a side business that brings in around $10,000 annually on average.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Aphalite on December 16, 2015, 08:32:56 AM
age 19-24: 5 year accounting program (to be eligible for CPA you need 150 hours)
age 24-28: public accounting, from 51k to 62k when I left
age 28-29: industry, 90k to 100k when I left a week ago
age 29 (new job): finance manager, 118k total comp for 2016

Masters in Accounting, CPA
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Post by: mlejw6 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: MudDuck 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: ketchup 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: smella 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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Post by: MountainGirl 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Malum Prohibitum 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?
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: MountainGirl 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: TheAnonOne 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
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: CanuckExpat 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 (http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/fog0000000056.html).
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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: RangerOne 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: MasterStache 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). 
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: KennesawNemo 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).
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: YTProphet 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
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: zephyr911 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: OlyFish 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: hred17 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: ysette9 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: 4n6 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Petuniajo 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
Education: PhD

Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: JrDoctor 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
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Vogelmann 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?
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: expatartist 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: arebelspy 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!
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: REAL WORLD EXPAT 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

Wife

Title: Associate Veterinarian
Salary: Paid on commission and ranged from $135,000 to $155,000 the last 5 years - zero benefits
Age: 39
Experience: 12 years
Education: BS + DVM
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: step_away 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: protostache 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"?
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: brett44ss 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
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: soccerluvof4 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.

Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: zephyr911 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. ;)
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: protostache 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: jredman 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: csmith1521 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!
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Last Night 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
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: garth 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: FireHiker 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!
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: gReed Smith 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?
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: garth 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Kris 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.

Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Petuniajo 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!
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Roboturner 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
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: jorjor 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).
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: sj16 on December 17, 2015, 04:06:07 PM
financial analyst
85K base, with 5K bonus at year end.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: BigHaus89 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
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: CanuckExpat 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 (http://get.hired.com/rs/348-IPO-044/images/Hired-State-of-Salaries.pdf)

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 (http://www.fi35.com/finding-a-new-job-for-fun-and-profit-hired-com/) 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).
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: big_slacker 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 (http://get.hired.com/rs/348-IPO-044/images/Hired-State-of-Salaries.pdf)

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 (http://www.fi35.com/finding-a-new-job-for-fun-and-profit-hired-com/) 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: mulescent 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: NinetyFour 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.  :(
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: urbanista 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
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: moneysaver 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: FlyJ 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Vogelmann on December 18, 2015, 01:53:29 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?

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


I don't have the knowledge about Belgium (except that plenty of them are commuting to Luxembourg to work each day), but in my case (single without kids, which is pretty bad situation in terms of taxation) my pay without bonuses and 13th salary is ca. 38.500 EUR per year.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Yaro on December 18, 2015, 03:44:07 AM
Title: Software Developer Engineer
Age: 29
Experience: 5 yrs
Salary: $64/hr (about 125k per year) on 1099
Education: MS in Engineering and Bachelor in Computer Science

Quitting next week, moving and will be self-employed...
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: sam on December 18, 2015, 03:59:25 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.

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.

Time to go part-time?

I'm a long time lurker, and finally joined the forum last year. It's taken a while to finally post because I've just been reading and learning, and didn't really have anything to contribute. I like this thread though, and always find this kind of insight interesting.

Title: Call Centre Consultant - first line (entry level), not a supervisory or team leader role
Salary: $68,000 AUD (which includes approx 9% compulsory contributions to the AU version of 401k) plus bonuses (approx $4000). Overtime is paid at about $61/hr before tax.
Age: 31
Experience: 3 years
Degree: None
Career prospects: Dismal. Someone has to die to create a career advancement opportunity.

Wow $61/hour overtime pay!!

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.

Congrats, sounds like you went to hell and back!!

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.

Blimey and here I was thinking you guys didn't get compensated well!!

age 19-24: 5 year accounting program (to be eligible for CPA you need 150 hours)
age 24-28: public accounting, from 51k to 62k when I left
age 28-29: industry, 90k to 100k when I left a week ago
age 29 (new job): finance manager, 118k total comp for 2016

Masters in Accounting, CPA

Very nicely done!

Thanks for all being so open!

Sam

P.S. Might post the same question on a UK forum to try and get more answers from the 'other side of the pond'! Although us brits do tend to be a little more closed off! Will post back with the link!
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Rural on December 18, 2015, 04:21:26 AM
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.  :(


Field and  institution, too - business now makes more than the top in hard science, and this is an elite school. Which, yes, is likely private.


I think I still win the "least pay for a tenured position" contest, which is sort of like a personality prize at a beauty contest, isn't it? ;)
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: alice76 on December 18, 2015, 04:46:22 AM
Position: English teacher
Salary: $100,500, plus opportunity to tutor, work at summer camps, etc.
Education: BA in English; MA in Ed
Location: NYC
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: mancityfan on December 18, 2015, 06:05:09 AM
Title: Teacher - Public School
Age: 52
Experience: 17 yrs
Salary: $77k
Side hustles - $12k (soccer refereeing and hobby business)
Education: Masters
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Lhazzmat on December 18, 2015, 07:11:36 AM
Title: Social Worker
Age:28
Experience: 4 years
Salary: 65k
Education: Masters (2 years in school plus 2 years supervised experience at especially low pay to get clinical license)
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Petuniajo on December 18, 2015, 08:04:49 AM
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.  :(


Field and  institution, too - business now makes more than the top in hard science, and this is an elite school. Which, yes, is likely private.


I think I still win the "least pay for a tenured position" contest, which is sort of like a personality prize at a beauty contest, isn't it? ;)

Haha, congratulations? :)

While there are certainly exceptions, as we've seen on this thread, I think that most folks are surprised to learn how little a lot of people with PhDs earn. My DH is not on a tenure track, but he has a PhD in an engineering field, and postdoc under his belt, and now has a research position in a medical school and earns under $50k/year. The upside is that he doesn't have to deal with tenure pressure, and it is a job he really likes. We invested a lot of time and sacrificed a lot of years of earnings to pursue our PhDs, and it certainly isn't for everyone, but we both really like our jobs and don't feel in a rush to FIRE super early. Of course, we still try to live frugally and invest now that we're earning "regular" money so that we have flexibility and financial freedom later on.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Vilgan on December 18, 2015, 07:21:06 PM
I think a more interesting question is "how much do you earn per hour?" since that's something a lot of people lose sight of when on salary. There can be huge discrepancies in the software dev world as some people making 130k are working 40 hours per week and some are working 60 and the ones working 60 rarely notice the lower pay per life hour.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: JoeBlow on December 18, 2015, 07:54:13 PM
Title: Software Developer
Salary: $98k + ~18k bonus + ~6k grants
Experience: 17 years
Education: GED + ~2 years of community college (no degree).
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: monstermonster on December 18, 2015, 08:16:23 PM
Title: Development Manager
Salary: $39,500
Experience: 10 years
Education: GED + BA in Economics
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: cdttmm on December 19, 2015, 06:01:20 PM
Title: Adjunct Professor (community college)
Salary: ~$3500 per 3 credit course; I earn ~$64K per year (9 months), no benefits
Experience: difficult to quantify, I've been teaching as an adjunct for 7 years, but initially it was just 1 course per semester; 15 years of corporate finance/operations experience
Education: two masters degrees + various certifications
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: MsFrugalista on December 19, 2015, 06:10:02 PM
Title: Management Consultant
Salary: 145K + Bonus up to 10%
Experience: 10 years
Education: Bachelor's in Engineering
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: albireo13 on December 19, 2015, 07:14:45 PM
Title:  R&D Electrical engineer
Salary:  $144k + annual bonus
Experience: 36 years
Education:  BS, MS
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: JLee on December 19, 2015, 10:10:37 PM
Title: Technical Manager (IT)
Salary: $97k + annual bonus
Experience: 3 years
Education: AA
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Expatriate on December 20, 2015, 05:55:48 AM
Title:  Financial risk management consultant
Salary:  CHF 160k + bonus (up to 25%), this year's 175k gross translated into 130k net.
Experience: 8 years
Education:  MSc in Mathematics, CFA, FRM

Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Prairie Gal on December 20, 2015, 09:08:11 AM
I'm a lot older, and make less money, than most of the people here, but I'll chime in for diversity.

Title: Accounting Technician
Age: 56
Salary: about $58,000 including overtime during tax season
Side hustle: about $12,000
Experience: about 25 years, most in bookkeeping, not accounting per se
Education: One year college diploma, plus night courses. 2 years university. Many years life experience.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Icecreamarsenal on December 20, 2015, 09:27:58 AM
Title: General Surgery Resident
Age: 31
Experience: 4yrs
Salary: 120k+ benefits
Education: 4yr undergrad+4 med school+ (6 residency, I'm in year 5).

Pay will go up after graduation, by about 40k or so. Plus I can supplement with locums, most places pay 100-125$/hr.
Wow what?? I was making 56k as a pgy4, and it was scaled to the highest COL in the US. Things have really changed in 4 years.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Davids on December 20, 2015, 11:18:32 AM
Title: Senior Financial Analyst
Age: 33
Salary $85K + up to 15% annual Bonus Potential (My bonus this year was $11K)
Education: BS Finance and MBA Finance
Experience: 10 Years (Been with current employer for almost 3 years)
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: cavewoman on December 20, 2015, 12:07:10 PM
Title: eligibility worker
Salary: 28,262
Experience: been at this job for 6 months. Overall experience in similar positions: 3 years.
Age: 29
Education: Bach in social work.

When I went to college I knew I wouldn't make much money, but I didn't think it would matter to me. I like what I do, but its not as personally rewarding as it used to be.
I work in government and will have a pension if I make it 5 years. I've been testing in the number 1 spot for better paying jobs, but not getting hired :-(
Cross your fingers for me that I hear good news this week that would earn me a 50% raise!
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Cap_Scarlet on December 20, 2015, 12:55:06 PM
Title: Partner
Age: 51
Salary: This year €650,000 (c. $700k)
Experience: 30 years
Education: University degree and qualified accountant

I would only say a couple of things.

1. You can get very used to money such that it becomes the new normal - once you're there its like a drug that's hard to quit.
2. It doesn't mean I am a better (or worse) person or that I am worth it - its just means that's the market rate.
3. I could retire tomorrow......but it niggles me that if I did i would forgo around $7 million (earnings for the next 10 years to normal retirement date)....could you do it?
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: pbkmaine on December 20, 2015, 01:47:28 PM
Yes, I could give up the extra millions. I don't need or want a lot of fancy stuff.


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Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Dibbels81 on December 20, 2015, 01:51:30 PM
Title: Speech-Language Pathologist in medical setting
Age: 34
Salary: 70k +5k yearly tuition reimbursement
Experience: New grad (career change)
Education: M.A.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: FIRE_Buckeye on December 20, 2015, 01:59:27 PM
age 19-24: 5 year accounting program (to be eligible for CPA you need 150 hours)
age 24-28: public accounting, from 51k to 62k when I left
age 28-29: industry, 90k to 100k when I left a week ago
age 29 (new job): finance manager, 118k total comp for 2016

Masters in Accounting, CPA
That's the kind of trajectory I'd be stoked to have.

Title: Financial Analyst
Age: 26
Salary: $55k + 10% bonus
Experience: 3 years total (6 months in current position)
Education: BA in Accounting, 2/4 parts of CPA exam passed (hoping to knock out by next summer).  Certification should open up a lot of doors.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: kittenstache on December 20, 2015, 03:38:14 PM
Title: General Surgery Resident
Age: 31
Experience: 4yrs
Salary: 120k+ benefits
Education: 4yr undergrad+4 med school+ (6 residency, I'm in year 5).

Pay will go up after graduation, by about 40k or so. Plus I can supplement with locums, most places pay 100-125$/hr.
Wow what?? I was making 56k as a pgy4, and it was scaled to the highest COL in the US. Things have really changed in 4 years.

Does the $120,000 include pay for moonlighting? I've never heard of any resident getting more than $65000 a year. Medscape reported that the average resident salary in 2015 is $55400
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: kittenstache on December 20, 2015, 03:40:39 PM
Title: Pediatrician
Age: 37
Experience: 8 years, post- residency
Salary: 140K + benefits
Education: 4 years undergrad + 4 years med school + 3 years residency
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: leighb on December 20, 2015, 04:16:53 PM
Title: Head of Upper School (Charter School)
Age:35
Experience: 10 years teaching
Salary: $51,000
Education: BA Math/Ed and MST Math/Ed

Would be making more at a traditional school. Would be working less just as a teacher.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Dr. Pepper on December 20, 2015, 05:19:00 PM
Sorry should have been more specific, I'm a Military surgery resident. Current rank CPT/O3. Also i have over 12 years time in service.

Title: General Surgery Resident
Age: 31
Experience: 4yrs
Salary: 120k+ benefits
Education: 4yr undergrad+4 med school+ (6 residency, I'm in year 5).

Pay will go up after graduation, by about 40k or so. Plus I can supplement with locums, most places pay 100-125$/hr.
Wow what?? I was making 56k as a pgy4, and it was scaled to the highest COL in the US. Things have really changed in 4 years.

Does the $120,000 include pay for moonlighting? I've never heard of any resident getting more than $65000 a year. Medscape reported that the average resident salary in 2015 is $55400
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Sailor Sam on December 20, 2015, 06:03:20 PM
Title: General Surgery Resident
Age: 31
Experience: 4yrs
Salary: 120k+ benefits
Education: 4yr undergrad+4 med school+ (6 residency, I'm in year 5).

Pay will go up after graduation, by about 40k or so. Plus I can supplement with locums, most places pay 100-125$/hr.
Wow what?? I was making 56k as a pgy4, and it was scaled to the highest COL in the US. Things have really changed in 4 years.

Does the $120,000 include pay for moonlighting? I've never heard of any resident getting more than $65000 a year. Medscape reported that the average resident salary in 2015 is $55400
Sorry should have been more specific, I'm a Military surgery resident. Current rank CPT/O3. Also i have over 12 years time in service.

Damn! I'm also an LT/O-3 sitting at 10 years, and there is one fuckton of a differential between our pay rates. Colour me suitably impressed. And curious. I'm never going to become a doctor, but it's always nice to learn about all the special pay structures that exist out there.

Does the $120k include BAH, BAS, and VSP? You're still a resident, so I assume you're not getting Medical Additional Special Pay or Board Certified Pay?
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Abe on December 20, 2015, 07:06:31 PM
Sorry should have been more specific, I'm a Military surgery resident. Current rank CPT/O3. Also i have over 12 years time in service.

Title: General Surgery Resident
Age: 31
Experience: 4yrs
Salary: 120k+ benefits
Education: 4yr undergrad+4 med school+ (6 residency, I'm in year 5).

Pay will go up after graduation, by about 40k or so. Plus I can supplement with locums, most places pay 100-125$/hr.
Wow what?? I was making 56k as a pgy4, and it was scaled to the highest COL in the US. Things have really changed in 4 years.

Does the $120,000 include pay for moonlighting? I've never heard of any resident getting more than $65000 a year. Medscape reported that the average resident salary in 2015 is $55400

Makes more sense, considering your experience. Are you going to specialize? I have a few friends in the military, a lot are going into Vascular and was wondering if that's a need they're being pushed towards or what they actually want to do.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: sam on December 21, 2015, 05:30:59 AM
Wow, not a lot of Europeans here!

Maybe I should consider shifting to the US after all!!!

Thanks all for the replies,

Sam
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: 2lazy2retire on December 21, 2015, 07:55:38 AM
What shock's me is the salary of some posters in relation to their level of education. I think here lies the problem with student debt in the US - would be interesting to note how much people spent getting a BA/MA or multiples there off as a percentage of their current income.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: JordanOfGilead on December 21, 2015, 08:05:05 AM
What shock's me is the salary of some posters in relation to their level of education. I think here lies the problem with student debt in the US - would be interesting to note how much people spent getting a BA/MA or multiples there off as a percentage of their current income.
I had about $22k in student loan debt as well as another $25k in living expense debt (because I was a lazy brat in school) when I graduated with a BS in mechanical engineering after taking 5 years to get it.
$47k in debt, my first job had a salary of 50k + overtime (came out closer to 67k) and my current is 65, but that's with a STEM degree so although it may be the common type of education among mustachians, it's not a typical case for the average debt-laden American.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: PizzaSteve on December 21, 2015, 08:13:43 AM
While I applaud the sharing nature of this forum, I caution members to use discretion with sharing personal financial information that might be used to identify oneself to a tax authority.

The attempt to steal tax returns by applying for refunds is a huge fraud issue in the United States and information such as employer, job title and salary could assist someone attempting identity theft.  I suggest a subtle disguising and rounding of your information, so as not to aid a possible thief.

A thread like this can be a gold mine for predators.  Be careful community.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: zephyr911 on December 21, 2015, 08:48:41 AM
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.
You're generally expected to bring in all your own business, though they obviously have a vested interest in enabling you to do so efficiently.
Full-time agents take turns on "floor duty", which means whoever calls the company gets forwarded to you for that time period. Some brokers have dedicated lead generators that feed their agents prospects too. For me, I don't even really promote myself and they don't send me any work. When my LLC buys, I handle the deal. If a friend refers someone to me, I'll usually take it.


While I applaud the sharing nature of this forum, I caution members to use discretion with sharing personal financial information that might be used to identify oneself to a tax authority.

The attempt to steal tax returns by applying for refunds is a huge fraud issue in the United States and information such as employer, job title and salary could assist someone attempting identity theft.  I suggest a subtle disguising and rounding of your information, so as not to aid a possible thief.

A thread like this can be a gold mine for predators.  Be careful community.
If they try it with mine, the joke's on them. Literally thousands of people earn the same exact pay, and I calibrate my withholding so the IRS never owes me a meaningful amount. Hehe
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: PizzaSteve on December 21, 2015, 09:11:30 AM
You would be surprised how hard people work for a bit of information that might enable a small scam, even to claim a small gift certificate.  Be careful out there folks. :-)
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Sailor Sam on December 21, 2015, 09:27:14 AM
Fair warning I suppose. But my  salary is a matter of public record. Plus, the Office of Personnel Management breach has let my SSN, my DoD number, and my birth date out to range free. Probably other vitals as well. Posting on MMM doesn't fuss me much.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: JordanOfGilead on December 21, 2015, 09:58:08 AM
Fair warning I suppose. But my  salary is a matter of public record. Plus, the Office of Personnel Management breach has let my SSN, my DoD number, and my birth date out to range free. Probably other vitals as well. Posting on MMM doesn't fuss me much.
I'm in pretty much the same boat.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Travis on December 21, 2015, 10:24:15 AM
Fair warning I suppose. But my  salary is a matter of public record. Plus, the Office of Personnel Management breach has let my SSN, my DoD number, and my birth date out to range free. Probably other vitals as well. Posting on MMM doesn't fuss me much.

One of the long-running jokes this summer going around the office while filling out security clearance paperwork was "I can't remember where I lived 7 years ago!"  "Just give the Chinese Embassy a call, they have it on file."
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: WGH on December 21, 2015, 12:50:46 PM
Title: CFO - Govt/nonprofit
Age:35
Experience: 10 years
Salary: 110k
Education: Masters

Feeling a bit underpaid compared to some of y'all but I'm in a LCOL area and it's government.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Aphalite on December 21, 2015, 01:22:33 PM
That's the kind of trajectory I'd be stoked to have.

A bit of it is who you know/meet in your career - the other part is learning new skills as you go, not necessarily on the job. In the end, accounting/finance is just reporting on the business, so read and learn as much as you can about business operations - it will make an impression during interviews

Feeling a bit underpaid compared to some of y'all but I'm in a LCOL area and it's government.

I know you're not really complaining, but it reminds me of Charlie Munger's opinion on envy: "The idea of caring is that someone is making money faster [than you are] is one of the deadly sins. Envy is a really stupid sin because it’s the only one you could never possibly have any fun at. There’s a lot of pain and no fun. Why would you want to get on that trolley?"

I catch myself doing it quite often too, but in the end, like Vilgan stated, quality of life should be a huge consideration too. A few of my advisors told me I was leaving money on the table by taking my new job, and I think I could probably get up to 50% more in certain industries/roles, but at the same time, I don't really want that lifestyle, I want the 40-45 hour work week with low stress, leaving plenty of free time for family, friends, and more self improvement. Sounds to me like your job could be typical of that as well
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Liggy on December 22, 2015, 06:15:36 AM
Title: IT Consultant/Director of my own consultancy
Age: 27
Experience: 8 years
Salary: £75k/$112k
Education: Some vocational qualifications (I'm from the UK) but never attended University
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: 2lazy2retire on December 22, 2015, 06:34:09 AM
Title: IT Consultant/Director of my own consultancy
Age: 27
Experience: 8 years
Salary: £75k/$112k
Education: Some vocational qualifications (I'm from the UK) but never attended University

Great example - someone earning over 100k and has not spent years and dollars gaining useless qualifications. Education or training should be more focused. Everyone now wants to spend 4 years in college - of course its encouraged, lots of money to be made - its all about the college experience at 30k/year :)

Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: lisahi on December 22, 2015, 10:52:59 AM
Title: Attorney, U.S. Federal Government
Age:39
Experience: 10 years
Salary: with the 1% raise and about 0.4% locality adjustment for 2016, I'll be at around $103,300. That's not exact, since the Office of Personnel Management hasn't posted the official salaries for 2016 yet. I'm on the GS pay scale; my salary is public (with my name, too) by law.
Education: J.D. (3 years), MBA (2 years), B.S. (4 years) - I currently have about $120K in student loans, ALL from law school. I had other student loans, but paid them back. If I could go back in time and attend a different, less expensive law school that offered me a near-full scholarship, I would (I had that opportunity). But I was young, naïve, and wanted to live in a big, fancy city and go to a "Tier 1" law school.

I worked for 5 years in private practice and I would be making a lot more right now had I stayed. You don't work for the U.S. Federal government as an attorney and expect to get comparatively compensated. It's not going to happen. The Federal salary cap is about $50K less than what I would probably be making right now had I stayed in private practice. But I traded money for a modicum of sanity (not that the lack of resources and staffing doesn't make my current job more stressful than it needs to be).
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: startingsmall on December 22, 2015, 01:00:03 PM
What shock's me is the salary of some posters in relation to their level of education. I think here lies the problem with student debt in the US - would be interesting to note how much people spent getting a BA/MA or multiples there off as a percentage of their current income.

I was one of those ridiculously lucky folks whose parents paid for everything. If I had paid for my education myself, though, my undergraduate & vet school expenses probably would have totaled somewhere around $150k (this is between 1997-2006, at state schools, including tuition & living expenses). My first job paid $45k/yr and I'm now at $92k/yr (which works out to $44/hr  with my current schedule).

One of many, many, many reasons that I STRONGLY discourage anyone from ever pursuing a career in the veterinary field.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: JetBlast on December 22, 2015, 05:03:22 PM
Title: Captain for a regional airline
Experience: nearly 8 years with the company
Salary: Around $90k, depending on how much I work. 

Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: REAL WORLD EXPAT on December 22, 2015, 06:12:57 PM
What shock's me is the salary of some posters in relation to their level of education. I think here lies the problem with student debt in the US - would be interesting to note how much people spent getting a BA/MA or multiples there off as a percentage of their current income.

I was one of those ridiculously lucky folks whose parents paid for everything. If I had paid for my education myself, though, my undergraduate & vet school expenses probably would have totaled somewhere around $150k (this is between 1997-2006, at state schools, including tuition & living expenses). My first job paid $45k/yr and I'm now at $92k/yr (which works out to $44/hr  with my current schedule).

One of many, many, many reasons that I STRONGLY discourage anyone from ever pursuing a career in the veterinary field.

My wife got out of state undergrad and vet school with $60K in student debt (1995 - 2004) which wasn't bad as many of her out of state friends were up to over $250,000 by the end! But I saw a lot of these students driving round in fancy trucks and lived in the nice side of town where we lived cheap!

With respect to your salary I think it might be relative to your location and what you practice - I know if we'd have stayed in the town where my wife went to vet school the pay was terrible - amble supply of vets around. But doing small animal in Chicago the pay is better then what you get, her hours are really good and she really enjoys her work and she'd recommend veterinary medicine as a career. If your sole goal was to make a lot of money then sure there are lots of other fields that trump it, but I don't know of anyone who enters the field but for the love of animals - just be grateful your don't practice in the UK - the pay there is ridiculously low!

As for me undergrad (1998 - 2002) in the UK put me in debt to the tune of about $20K but most of that was spend on trips to the US to see my girlfriend! MBA I got a full ride from the company I work for.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: mozar on December 22, 2015, 06:29:41 PM
Title: Program Manager
Age: 33
Experience: 8 years
Certificates: none
Salary: 94k
HCOL
Education:I went to a fancy pants private university and graduated with 100k in debt. I worked as a cashier for a couple years and realized holy crap! I can't pay back those loans as a cashier! So I went back to fancy pants university and got a masters degree in accounting (35k).
I started as an external auditor for 1.5 years at 54k. Laid off during recession. Took me almost a year to find a job in audit consulting at 60k. Did that for 5 years. Found out about MMM 2 years ago and realized I could be making a lot more. Got a job for 75k, got a raise to 80k. Recently accepted a job at 94k. We'll see how that goes! And loans are paid off, thank you very much.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: hlca on December 22, 2015, 06:59:44 PM
Title: Higher than associate; lower than equity partner (Law firm)
Compensation: roughly $500 to $650K
Age: mid 30s
Experience: 10 years as a lawyer.

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.

Milk that salary till you're able to FIRE!  I'm leaving in 2 months.  I've only recently entered upper-mid six figures and to give it up so quickly is a little sad, but I'm really not into the work anymore.

Title: Partner
Age: 51
Salary: This year €650,000 (c. $700k)
Experience: 30 years
Education: University degree and qualified accountant

I would only say a couple of things.

1. You can get very used to money such that it becomes the new normal - once you're there its like a drug that's hard to quit.
2. It doesn't mean I am a better (or worse) person or that I am worth it - its just means that's the market rate.
3. I could retire tomorrow......but it niggles me that if I did i would forgo around $7 million (earnings for the next 10 years to normal retirement date)....could you do it?

Agree with you on 1.  The first time I got a six figure bonus, the excitement went away in a day or two.  On 3, there's going to be a point where an extra dollar is not worth as much to you as an extra day.  When you are 70, how would you feel knowing that you spent 15 of the last 20 years of your life working for money you didn't need, when you could have been living your life to the fullest?  Where do you draw the line as there's always more money to be made.

I've struggled with this issue mightily as it would be so easy to keep going and banking hundreds of thousands each year.  But if the first point you raised is true, why hold out longer than necessary?  I'm in my mid-30s and already thinking I would regret trading potential freedom for the rest of my 30s and my 40s for money working at a desk job that I don't like that much.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: startingsmall on December 23, 2015, 07:03:58 AM
With respect to your salary I think it might be relative to your location and what you practice - I know if we'd have stayed in the town where my wife went to vet school the pay was terrible - amble supply of vets around. But doing small animal in Chicago the pay is better then what you get, her hours are really good and she really enjoys her work and she'd recommend veterinary medicine as a career. If your sole goal was to make a lot of money then sure there are lots of other fields that trump it, but I don't know of anyone who enters the field but for the love of animals - just be grateful your don't practice in the UK - the pay there is ridiculously low!

Pay is absolutely related to area of the country. I'm a small animal general practitioner living in a LCOL area in the South. In order to get that $92k, I work a soul-sucking corporate job at Banfield (the chain inside of Petsmart) where I spend my days getting chewed out by clients who think we're ripping them off (in many ways, we are... our care is good, but our prices are about twice as high as other clinics in our area), getting chewed out by middle managers who don't think I'm making them enough money (constant pressure to see more patients, upsell on everything, never turn away even non-emergent walk-ins, work with minimal staff, etc), and euthanizing animals with treatable conditions who are victims of owner neglect. Burnout in the veterinary profession is a very real issue (hence our suicide rate being higher than any other profession!) and I'm totally there. Not suicidal, but totally and completely burnt out. Currently working on my exit plan to get out of this profession.

The work environment may be slightly better at a private practice outside of Banfield. Due the cruddy local economy and the low value that Southerners place on pets, though, those jobs are few and far between in this area and pay tends to max out at around $70k. And even then, problems like hostile clients, owner neglect, and convenience euthanasia are the norm. I'm tied to this area due to husband's family and his work, so my options are limited at this time.

Glad to hear that your wife enjoys vetmed. In talking to my vet school classmates, I've found only a handful of people who are still happy to be in this profession.... so she's a lucky girl!
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: REAL WORLD EXPAT on December 23, 2015, 07:34:46 AM
.... so she's a lucky girl!

I tell her that every day...wait we're talking her enjoying her job here not me!

In all seriousness I do envy how much she enjoys her job, boss, clients, patients, staff and working hours and after a sabbatical when I FIRE I fully suspect she will work part time as she enjoys it so much. That being said she has heard stories that mirror yours so that may affect our (or my) FIRE location to make sure she is in a positive environment or else I'm sure she'll be as disillusioned as you are, I'm sorry it's not working out for you. As an animal lover it makes me sad that even a profession that should be dedicated to doing the best thing for animals is being exploited for profits at all cost.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Helvegen on December 23, 2015, 10:15:02 AM
Title: Front Desk Jockey
Total Compensation: Around $61k
Years of Experience: Several
Training/Education: OTJ is all that is necessary, however a BA was 'highly desired'. I happened to have one.

I have one of the easiest jobs for the money in the world. Some days I just sit here like '...really? They are happily shelling out $61k a year for this?".
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: zephyr911 on December 23, 2015, 10:38:07 AM
What shock's me is the salary of some posters in relation to their level of education. I think here lies the problem with student debt in the US - would be interesting to note how much people spent getting a BA/MA or multiples there off as a percentage of their current income.
Zero $$'s for me. Dear Uncle Sam paid for it via the GI Bill.
I know I was lucky to leave H.S. with a near-full ride, but I just can't imagine... if I hadn't had most of it paid for, enough that I could pull a few hours as a student custodian to pay rent and come out clean, I just wouldn't have gone. I'd have stayed at home, worked shit jobs 20-40 hours a week, pulled together an associate's degree and then tried again. I know some people make a 100% financed college education into a winning financial proposition, but I was never willing to go in the hole that way.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Travis on December 23, 2015, 11:23:14 AM
What shock's me is the salary of some posters in relation to their level of education. I think here lies the problem with student debt in the US - would be interesting to note how much people spent getting a BA/MA or multiples there off as a percentage of their current income.
Zero $$'s for me. Dear Uncle Sam paid for it via the GI Bill.
I know I was lucky to leave H.S. with a near-full ride, but I just can't imagine... if I hadn't had most of it paid for, enough that I could pull a few hours as a student custodian to pay rent and come out clean, I just wouldn't have gone. I'd have stayed at home, worked shit jobs 20-40 hours a week, pulled together an associate's degree and then tried again. I know some people make a 100% financed college education into a winning financial proposition, but I was never willing to go in the hole that way.

Our Uncle covered half of my undergrad while I started out in the Reserves (working covered the rest), and half of grad school was covered by Tuition Assistance.  Neat thing about going from USAR to active duty is I still have the Post 9/11 GI Bill to pass on to my son.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: o2bfree on December 23, 2015, 12:23:31 PM
Title: Tech Writer
Compensation: $107K salary, bonus of 2-5% typically, 6% 401k match, 4-1/2 weeks vacation, decent medical
Age: 53
Experience: 20 years
Education: BS in Tech Comm, AA in Electronics
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Sailor Sam on December 23, 2015, 12:40:51 PM
What shock's me is the salary of some posters in relation to their level of education. I think here lies the problem with student debt in the US - would be interesting to note how much people spent getting a BA/MA or multiples there off as a percentage of their current income.
Zero $$'s for me. Dear Uncle Sam paid for it via the GI Bill.
I know I was lucky to leave H.S. with a near-full ride, but I just can't imagine... if I hadn't had most of it paid for, enough that I could pull a few hours as a student custodian to pay rent and come out clean, I just wouldn't have gone. I'd have stayed at home, worked shit jobs 20-40 hours a week, pulled together an associate's degree and then tried again. I know some people make a 100% financed college education into a winning financial proposition, but I was never willing to go in the hole that way.
I was fortunate to get the double whammy of good stuff in that I had a good civilian job after I got out (due to my military training and experience) that paid for part of my education PLUS I got the GI benefit. So I actually made money going to college. However I did work full time while I went which was a PITA but, like you, if I didn't have the military education benefit I would have worked a couple of minimum wage burger-flipping types of jobs to support myself and to pay for P/T Community College.

I'm a double dipper, too. Gov't paid for undergraduate, and now I have the GI bill to use when I retire. Not sure what I'm going to study, but I'm leaning towards wooden boat building, and sail lofting. I like boats, so why not?
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: brett44ss on December 23, 2015, 01:55:10 PM
With respect to your salary I think it might be relative to your location and what you practice - I know if we'd have stayed in the town where my wife went to vet school the pay was terrible - amble supply of vets around. But doing small animal in Chicago the pay is better then what you get, her hours are really good and she really enjoys her work and she'd recommend veterinary medicine as a career. If your sole goal was to make a lot of money then sure there are lots of other fields that trump it, but I don't know of anyone who enters the field but for the love of animals - just be grateful your don't practice in the UK - the pay there is ridiculously low!

Pay is absolutely related to area of the country. I'm a small animal general practitioner living in a LCOL area in the South. In order to get that $92k, I work a soul-sucking corporate job at Banfield (the chain inside of Petsmart) where I spend my days getting chewed out by clients who think we're ripping them off (in many ways, we are... our care is good, but our prices are about twice as high as other clinics in our area), getting chewed out by middle managers who don't think I'm making them enough money (constant pressure to see more patients, upsell on everything, never turn away even non-emergent walk-ins, work with minimal staff, etc), and euthanizing animals with treatable conditions who are victims of owner neglect. Burnout in the veterinary profession is a very real issue (hence our suicide rate being higher than any other profession!) and I'm totally there. Not suicidal, but totally and completely burnt out. Currently working on my exit plan to get out of this profession.

The work environment may be slightly better at a private practice outside of Banfield. Due the cruddy local economy and the low value that Southerners place on pets, though, those jobs are few and far between in this area and pay tends to max out at around $70k. And even then, problems like hostile clients, owner neglect, and convenience euthanasia are the norm. I'm tied to this area due to husband's family and his work, so my options are limited at this time.

Glad to hear that your wife enjoys vetmed. In talking to my vet school classmates, I've found only a handful of people who are still happy to be in this profession.... so she's a lucky girl!
Ever consider starting your own private practice? The you can do what you feel is right by the clients and their patients
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: TL8 on December 24, 2015, 06:11:29 PM
Title: Higher than associate; lower than equity partner (Law firm)
Compensation: roughly $500 to $650K
Age: mid 30s
Experience: 10 years as a lawyer.

...

I've struggled with this issue mightily as it would be so easy to keep going and banking hundreds of thousands each year.  But if the first point you raised is true, why hold out longer than necessary?  I'm in my mid-30s and already thinking I would regret trading potential freedom for the rest of my 30s and my 40s for money working at a desk job that I don't like that much.

Good for you. You should think very hard about what you would actually gain from that extra "hundreds of thousands" each year. If it shortens your retirement timeline by 10 years, it may well be worth grinding it out for a couple more years. But if you already have enough money put away for FIRE, the extra money is probably doing absolutely nothing to improve your quality of life.

Everybody is different, but I've found that getting off the professional services treadmill (and taking a huge pay cut) has drastically improved my quality of life and overall happiness. It also helps a great deal not to constantly work with people whose cost of living exceeds $500K or even $1M/year. These people are outliers but it feels like a normal lifestyle when it's all around you.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Camarillo Brillo on December 24, 2015, 08:43:59 PM
Title: CIO
Compensation: $800k total comp (base, bonus, deferred comp, profit sharing)
Age: 56
Experience: 35 years
Education: BBA with major in accounting
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: zephyr911 on December 24, 2015, 09:12:48 PM
Title: CIO
Compensation: $800k total comp (base, bonus, deferred comp, profit sharing)
Age: 56
Experience: 35 years
Education: BBA with major in accounting
So... uhh... when in 2016 are you retiring? (http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/welcome-to-the-forum/class-of-2016/)
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Nudelkopf on December 25, 2015, 01:26:43 AM
Position: Maths teacher (public school)
Pay: $73,000 (including super)
Experience: 2 years.
Side Hustle: Tutoring $4,000
Education: Bachelor of Science (Discrete Maths), Bachelor of Science (Hons I), Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary). ... so, 5 years all up.
Student debt / HECS: $25,000 (with an interest rate equal to inflation)

Position: English teacher
Salary: $100,500, plus opportunity to tutor, work at summer camps, etc.
Education: BA in English; MA in Ed
Location: NYC
Wowsers! That's an awesome salary! How long have you been teaching for?
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: JZinCO on December 29, 2015, 08:54:33 AM
What shock's me is the salary of some posters in relation to their level of education. I think here lies the problem with student debt in the US - would be interesting to note how much people spent getting a BA/MA or multiples there off as a percentage of their current income.
Zero $$'s for me. Dear Uncle Sam paid for it via the GI Bill.
I know I was lucky to leave H.S. with a near-full ride, but I just can't imagine... if I hadn't had most of it paid for, enough that I could pull a few hours as a student custodian to pay rent and come out clean, I just wouldn't have gone. I'd have stayed at home, worked shit jobs 20-40 hours a week, pulled together an associate's degree and then tried again. I know some people make a 100% financed college education into a winning financial proposition, but I was never willing to go in the hole that way.
I was fortunate to get the double whammy of good stuff in that I had a good civilian job after I got out (due to my military training and experience) that paid for part of my education PLUS I got the GI benefit. So I actually made money going to college. However I did work full time while I went which was a PITA but, like you, if I didn't have the military education benefit I would have worked a couple of minimum wage burger-flipping types of jobs to support myself and to pay for P/T Community College.
IIRC, the fed govt is now requiring universities to show the starting salary for each program of study. Somewhere out there is a really good report showing ROI for many different fields of study.

Based on how much I was making pre-BS, post-BS, and post-MS, my back-of-the-envelope ROI one year after graduation (incl. opportunity cost) was 14% for the BS and 60% for the MS.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Northwestie on December 30, 2015, 05:10:32 PM
Senior ecologist in the PNW - with bonuses - $150k.  33 yrs experience.  Started with an MS at $5/hr.   Camping, climbing, skiing so lots of cheap trips.  Spend little, save a lot.  Paid off house and no debt.  Could retire now if I wished but I really like my job and get outside quite a bit.  But soon - couple years more.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: monstermonster on December 30, 2015, 06:30:32 PM

Compensation and benefits are good but best part is a fun and engaging job with cool co-workers and interesting travel opportunities.  Worst part is job is too much fun to retire "early".

Where do I sign up? What's your PHD in? Do you need it for your job?
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: ajonesin on December 30, 2015, 06:42:55 PM
Title: Assistant Bakery Manager
Pay: 40K, not including quarterly bonus.
Age: 22
Experience:4 years

Working my way up to higher paying jobs in the food service industry, they're out there!
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: onlykelsey on December 30, 2015, 06:43:05 PM
Title: Associate (BigLaw in NYC)
2016 Salary: If everything goes well, $310K pre-tax (including bonus of ~80K), which is a big bump from last year's ~190K, plus ~10K from renting out a room, if I don't kick my roommate out to make a home office/later nursery.  I don't think the new numbers have hit me yet.
Education: BA, JD, MA
Experience: five years' practice
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: yakamashii on December 30, 2015, 08:04:27 PM
Title: Self-employed translator
Pay: $65-$70K after taxes and expenses
Education: BA
Age: 32
Experience: 6 years
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: JZinCO on December 31, 2015, 10:14:57 AM
Senior ecologist in the PNW - with bonuses - $150k.  33 yrs experience.  Started with an MS at $5/hr.   Camping, climbing, skiing so lots of cheap trips.  Spend little, save a lot.  Paid off house and no debt.  Could retire now if I wished but I really like my job and get outside quite a bit.  But soon - couple years more.
Interesting! I'm guessing you don't work for a university or agency but a regulatory compliance/permitting/planning type of consultancy?
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Clever Name on December 31, 2015, 10:22:56 AM
Title: Software Engineer/Mobile App Developer
Pay: $76k + bonus ($5k this year) + ~$2.5k annual HSA contribution + 4% 401k match
Education: BS Computer Science
Age: 25
Experience: 3.5 years

I work remotely in a relatively LCOL area. My company is in the process of setting up a stock options program and I have been told that I will be receiving options, but I have no idea when or how many or what they will be worth.

I also receive about $3k/year in residual income from an app I developed on the side a few years back. I have neglected it for far too long but I hope to expand that income stream this year by releasing a significant upgrade and moving to a freemium pricing model.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: stlbrah on December 31, 2015, 01:16:49 PM
Age: 28
Network Security Administrator
Degree: Associates from a Tech School
Experience: 8 years
Salary: Low-Mid 80s

Working my way up at a pace that is fast enough to feel productive, but slow enough that I don't go over 40 hours/week or burn out. Slowly studying for a CISSP. I realized that I like the Security side of the job more than the Network stuff.


Side Job:
Install/Support Surgical Equipment. ~5 hours per month. It is starting to snowball a bit as the equipment I initially deployed has people calling me for support now.
2012-2014 - About $500-1000/year - pretty much all installations.
2015 - Little over $2000/year
2016 - Goal is $4000+.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Optimiser on December 31, 2015, 01:53:25 PM
Title: Staff Accountant

Age: 32

Salary: $38K base + seasonal overtime + costs incurred to become a CPA (~$2,000)

Experience: 6 months

Education: Masters of Business Administration and Accounting

I do municipal and non profit audits and personal, small business, and non profit tax returns. I'm hoping to pass the CPA exam before the end of 2016 and hope my pay will start to go up substantially at that point.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Blindsquirrel on December 31, 2015, 04:37:03 PM
Title: Principle Scientist
Age: late 40s
Experience: 24 years
Certificates: BS Chemist
Salary: 132k+ 14% tax differed between 401k and profit sharing
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: davisgang90 on December 31, 2015, 09:33:41 PM
Title: Assistant Professor
Age: late 40s
Experience: 25 years
Certificates: BS Finance, MS National Resource Strategy
Salary: $160K between base pay and allowances

My title is misleading.  I'm a Navy Officer (06) with 25 years.  I'm currently teaching at one of the War Colleges for my last tour.  My career has been mainly flying helicopters with enough staff work (desk jobs) to ensure I enjoyed the helicopter flying parts more.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: obrero on December 31, 2015, 10:07:49 PM
Title: Aircraft Mechanic
Pay: 56K
Years: 8
Age: 29
Education: B.S. (not req.)  To get this job you need 3 years experience as an aircraft mechanic. 

I was in the Army, now I work for a company contracted by the Army.  I wish I would have stayed in, I'd be making more money now plus have the cushy gov. benefits.  The wages in my field have been stagnant for 5+ years, there are no raises for time in a position or any other type of incentive, plus they are steadily stripping benefits away to increase the company's bottom line.  However, I'm soon moving to Abu Dhabi and will be making 100k tax free. 
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: boridi on January 01, 2016, 06:27:54 AM
Title: Principle Scientist

Do you run experiments on principles?
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: HawkeyeNFO on January 02, 2016, 04:52:36 AM
Naval Flight Officer
18 years working for Our Uncle
42 y.o.
job required a bachelor's degree, and since joining, they have paid for 2 different master's degrees.
Salary (base pay + housing + food allowance + flight pay + overseas COLA pay + other pay depending on where in the world you are) = $140k

Flying planes is fun, sure beats working at a bank or insurance company!  Yes, you will get deployed and miss birthdays and weddings and holidays.  You will make the news and history that civilians read about.  Operational jobs become fewer and fewer as you stay in longer.  So you will have to take some office/cubicle jobs for 3 years at a time, but the 20 year retirement still exists, although it will be drastically changed for people who join the service in the very near future.  Living overseas right now, which has been great for the family so far.  Certainly not the job for everyone, but no regrets from me.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Frugal Mama on January 02, 2016, 07:55:53 AM
Previous Job:   Director IT
Salary 90K & 25% bonus.  Left job in 1997 to become a stay at home parent when the company I was working for went out of business.  My special needs daughter started having major health issues right around the same time.  They were life changing.

Current job:  Stay at Home Mom to daughter (37) and full-time caregiver Nana to my son and DIL's two littles.  Just found out at Christmas there will be third in July 2016. 

Salary:  I get paid in hugs and kisses and we're OK with that.







Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: hlca on January 02, 2016, 01:12:57 PM
Title: Higher than associate; lower than equity partner (Law firm)
Compensation: roughly $500 to $650K
Age: mid 30s
Experience: 10 years as a lawyer.

...

I've struggled with this issue mightily as it would be so easy to keep going and banking hundreds of thousands each year.  But if the first point you raised is true, why hold out longer than necessary?  I'm in my mid-30s and already thinking I would regret trading potential freedom for the rest of my 30s and my 40s for money working at a desk job that I don't like that much.

Good for you. You should think very hard about what you would actually gain from that extra "hundreds of thousands" each year. If it shortens your retirement timeline by 10 years, it may well be worth grinding it out for a couple more years. But if you already have enough money put away for FIRE, the extra money is probably doing absolutely nothing to improve your quality of life.

Everybody is different, but I've found that getting off the professional services treadmill (and taking a huge pay cut) has drastically improved my quality of life and overall happiness. It also helps a great deal not to constantly work with people whose cost of living exceeds $500K or even $1M/year. These people are outliers but it feels like a normal lifestyle when it's all around you.

Yeah, I think we will be FIREd by the time we leave.  Should have just shy of $2M invested with a spend of $55K in a HCOL area.  We are considering settling down in a less expensive area.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Tabaxus on January 02, 2016, 01:30:30 PM
Job:  Biglaw associate

Age:  Early 30s.

Comp:  Salary in 2015 was around $300k after bonus, salary in 2016 will probably be about the same (my hours are going to be materially lower this year than last, and a large part of our bonus is based on hours--I might even miss the hours cutoff entirely, in which case I'll be closer to $215k total).

Time in:  I'm a mid-level (i.e., somewhere between year 4 and 7). 

Education:  4 years of undergrad in a completely useless liberal arts field that didn't even require that I do any writing, 1 year off doing things I don't really remember well because I think I may have been blackout drunk the whole time, 3 years of law school, one year of post-law school internship.

Overall financial picture:  Started with ~$200k of debt, now have ~$400k stashed (including retirement accounts, though I think of it as being closer to $330k because I tax-effect my deferred comp).  About $220k in taxable, $140k in retirement accounts/HSAs, and the rest in cash.  I didn't work for a firm in my first year out, so that hurt my overall position.  I live in an "any day at the firm could potentially be my last" kind of mentality, so we'll see how long it lasts.  Single income dual person house, no kids (yet, not sure if we will get any).  Still renting.

Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: 2Birds1Stone on January 02, 2016, 01:47:11 PM
Title: Account Executive
Salary: $47k base salary + $50k incentive comp @ quota (Going to hit ~$112k total for FY16)
Experience: 1 year
Age:28
Education:Some college

Title: Sr. Account Executive
Salary: $57k base salary + $65k incentive comp @ quota
Experience: 1 year & 2 months
Age:28
Education:Some college
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Connie on January 02, 2016, 07:48:38 PM

Title: Senior Technology Consultant - I work for a large consulting firm and get sent on teams to clients to customize and implement software solutions
Experience: 4 years
Age: 27
Salary: 130k + bonus of 0-8%
Education: Bachelors degree in Economics

I have to travel 80% for my job, which I really don't like, but it comes with a lot of perks like frequent flyer miles, hotel points, credit card rewards points. I don't know how long I can keep up with the traveling so I may have to switch industries at some point in the next few years.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: green daisy on January 02, 2016, 10:38:04 PM
Title: Dental Hygienist - Part Time
Experience: 14 years with a 4 year break as a SAHM
Age: 35
Salary:  $48k/yr which varies slightly depending on bonuses. I work 2-3 days/wk, so I'm satisfied with the salary.  I also get a 401k match plus a discretionary profit sharing contribution. 
Education: Associates Degree from a community college

I was always a good student, did well on my SATs, and my parents were willing to fund whatever college education I wanted to pursue, but I chose this profession almost solely because I wanted to be a mother.  I was looking for something that gave me the flexibility to work part time, while still making good money.  I also felt bad pursuing an expensive college degree at my parents' expense when I wasn't planning on using it if I married someone who made enough for me to be a SAHM.  I am mostly happy with my chosen path, however, I wouldn't recommend the profession for someone who is looking to work full-time for their entire career.  I worked 6 days/week before we had kids, and looking back, I don't know how I did it.  It is killer on my back, neck and shoulders, even at a part-time level.  Also, I work in a very high-stress, busy office.  It is not uncommon to work an 8 hour day without time to eat or use the bathroom.  I love the people I work with, and my bosses are good, ethical dentists, otherwise I'd probably be looking for something in a slower paced office.  I am not someone who thrives in a high stress environment. 
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: turketron on January 02, 2016, 10:44:50 PM
Job Title: Customer Support Rep for a Bay Area tech company
Experience: 2.5 years
Age: 29
Salary:  $54k hourly, probably around $65k average with OT and RSUs
Education: Bachelor's
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Gronnie on January 02, 2016, 11:53:00 PM
My Job Title: SSD Firmware Engineer
Experience: 1 year
Education: BS in Computer Science
Salary: 72k + ~10% bonus + $750 HSA contribution + 2.5% 401k match + whatever ESPP ends up being worth

Cost of living from this chart (http://www.infoplease.com/business/economy/cost-living-index-us-cities.html) is 99.2/100, so very average cost of living area.

Started at 71k, got a raise a couple months in as a thanks for being awesome ;)

My manager says I will be getting a promotion in the next round (February) even though it typically takes 3-4 years. Should come with about a 10% raise.

The work environment is awesome. Really laid back and supportive. Take as much vacation as you want policy with no keeping track of work, sick, and vacation hours, etc. I would have to get a super big raise to consider working elsewhere.

DW Job Title: RN
Salary: ~70k + small pension + 2% 403b match
Experience: 5 years
Education: BS in Dietetics, BS in Nursing

She started out getting a degree in dietetics but that didn't work out due to requiring an internship to get certified and there not being enough to go around (something that if she had known me prior to starting the program she would have thoroughly looked into and chosen something different or studied harder). Went back after the Dietetics degree and did an accelerated BSN program and now is very happy.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: iamlittlehedgehog on January 04, 2016, 11:59:17 AM
Title: Administrator
Age: 38k (45k with freelance jobs)
Experience: I guess maybe 3 years? More like 2 1/2
Education: All I have is an AA and my A+ certification

I sorta lucked out. My current company hired me on as an administrative assistant but grew so quickly my salary doubled in 6 months. Half the time I have no idea what I'm doing but somehow make it work with a combination of Google and and asking a lot of questions.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Chris22 on January 04, 2016, 12:20:53 PM
Finance Mgr, F100: $105k + 10% bonus potential (usually pays out 100%+, up to 130-140%)
Age: 34
Experience: 10 yrs
Education: BS Accounting, MBA
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: danielobvt on January 04, 2016, 12:29:27 PM
Information Technology Specialist (Security) - US Government (leading a Contractor team of Penetration Testers)
39 yo
130k (but in the DC area, so not as impressive as it sounds)

Best thing about my job is the 5.2 weeks of Annual Leave and 2.6 weeks of sick (plus 3 weeks of military leave (which covers my "part time" job as an Army National Guard Captain (10k per year)))
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Chris22 on January 04, 2016, 12:33:16 PM
age 19-24: 5 year accounting program (to be eligible for CPA you need 150 hours)
age 24-28: public accounting, from 51k to 62k when I left
age 28-29: industry, 90k to 100k when I left a week ago
age 29 (new job): finance manager, 118k total comp for 2016

Masters in Accounting, CPA

Age 18-22: 4 year accounting program
Age 22-24: US Navy
Age 24-29: $48.5k up to $60k, three promotions, 1 employer, employer paid for part time MBA ('09-11)
Age 29-30: Laid off from Company 1, hired at Company 2, Senior accountant, $75k
Age 30: Left company 2, went to company 3, Senior accountant, $82k
Age 32: Promoted to Senior Financial Analyst, $92k
Age 33: Promoted to Finance Manager, $105k + now bonus eligible
Age 34: Angling for another 10% raise to accompany a potential job responsibilities shift
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Chris22 on January 04, 2016, 12:38:13 PM
I think a more interesting question is "how much do you earn per hour?" since that's something a lot of people lose sight of when on salary.

Can be hard when it's so variable.  An average week for me is 8:30-5:30 M-Tr + 8:30-2:30ish on Fri. Lunch at my desk, surfing the web or not.  That's around 40 hours, sometimes less, sometimes more.

Some weeks I work 60 hours, or have lots of after-hours conference calls (with Asia). 

Last week I MAYBE worked 15 hours M-Thurs given the holidays. 

I get 3 weeks of vacation + 5 days sick, but that only really counts for "weeks off" when I actually take a vacation.  If I take a random Friday or Monday off, my boss and I never count it.  On the other hand, 1 Sunday a month I usually come in for 3-4 hours because I give a big presentation Monday.  It's all very flexible, which is great.  My wife is salaried but actually has to punch a clock, it would drive me nuts.

 
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Chavak on January 04, 2016, 01:29:54 PM
Title:  Optometrist
Age:  61
Experience:  28 years   just retired at the end of 2015
Education: BS, then four years optometry school.
Income would vary by how much I worked. I frequently took a lot of time off and worked only part time the last couple of years.
Could be as low as $80,000 if I worked part time or $150,000 if I worked pretty much full time.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: northernlights on January 04, 2016, 02:56:00 PM
Title: Attorney (for the government, not a firm)
Age: 32
Salary: low 90s (USD)
Experience: 7 years
Education: BA (partial scholarships), JD (full scholarship, loans for living expenses)

I would be slogging it out at a firm were it not for the scholarships.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: blinx7 on January 04, 2016, 03:08:39 PM
Title: Associate Attorney
Age: 31
Salary: $135k plus bonus ($10 - 30k?) (former biglaw, now smaller firm representing nonprofits)
Experience: 6 years
Education: BA (liberal arts, fun, useless), JD 

I did biglaw for four years and left.  Probably took too big of a paycut, but my life is better now and my chances of partnership were low.  I was inspired about working with nonprofits, but now sometimes I get cynical and think I would prefer to just work with companies, just fewer hours than I used to.  But I am not sure if that deal exists for lawyers unless you go in-house (I've been trying).  Not sure what the future will hold. 

Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: blinx7 on January 04, 2016, 03:22:00 PM
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.

Thanks for reminding me why I left.  It wasn't just the hours -- I had a health scare (woke up with chest pains at 3am twice, had to go to emergency room) and figured if this is my life at 29, there is no way I can do this long term.  Once I realized I was going to leave eventually, the motivation to keep pushing just stopped, money or not. 
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Slowdown on January 05, 2016, 08:02:15 AM
Title: Senior Product Manager
Industry: Software
Experience: 7 years in that company, > 20 years in total
Age: 46
Salary: $ 61,000 gross, $ 36,000 net
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Northwestie on January 06, 2016, 03:17:31 PM
Senior ecologist in the PNW - with bonuses - $150k.  33 yrs experience.  Started with an MS at $5/hr.   Camping, climbing, skiing so lots of cheap trips.  Spend little, save a lot.  Paid off house and no debt.  Could retire now if I wished but I really like my job and get outside quite a bit.  But soon - couple years more.
Interesting! I'm guessing you don't work for a university or agency but a regulatory compliance/permitting/planning type of consultancy?

Had a 3 yr stint with the federal government but didn't like it -- 20% of the people did 80% of the work.  Otherwise been in environmental consulting and now work for an employee-owned firm.  Great folks, great projects around the PNW - concentrate on natural resources planning work.  No developer crap. 
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: mm1970 on January 06, 2016, 03:37:36 PM
Senior ecologist in the PNW - with bonuses - $150k.  33 yrs experience.  Started with an MS at $5/hr.   Camping, climbing, skiing so lots of cheap trips.  Spend little, save a lot.  Paid off house and no debt.  Could retire now if I wished but I really like my job and get outside quite a bit.  But soon - couple years more.
Interesting! I'm guessing you don't work for a university or agency but a regulatory compliance/permitting/planning type of consultancy?

Had a 3 yr stint with the federal government but didn't like it -- 20% of the people did 80% of the work.  Otherwise been in environmental consulting and now work for an employee-owned firm.  Great folks, great projects around the PNW - concentrate on natural resources planning work.  No developer crap.
I hear that's a problem with the feds.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: mm1970 on January 06, 2016, 03:45:36 PM
Hmm...looking at the two recent Navy postings, maybe I should have stayed in. They are both doing better than I am right now, and I'm 45.  My buddies are all making O-6 right around now.

Then again, I never flew any kind of aircraft, so not exactly sure I'm comparing apples to apples.  Plus, I kind of like being with my kids, who are 9 and 3.  Of the friends who are still in - a lot of sea tours were hard on the wives (and, I'm the mom here).  At least one of the O-6's never had kids.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: grosvenor6 on January 07, 2016, 11:41:09 AM
Title: Draftsman
Age: 20
Salary: 40k +  1500 Bonus; 3% raise every 4 months
Experience: 3 high school/college courses
Education:  3 classes away from associates degree
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Frugal_NYC on January 07, 2016, 11:47:41 AM
age 19-24: 5 year accounting program (to be eligible for CPA you need 150 hours)
age 24-28: public accounting, from 51k to 62k when I left
age 28-29: industry, 90k to 100k when I left a week ago
age 29 (new job): finance manager, 118k total comp for 2016

Masters in Accounting, CPA
That's the kind of trajectory I'd be stoked to have.

Title: Financial Analyst
Age: 26
Salary: $55k + 10% bonus
Experience: 3 years total (6 months in current position)
Education: BA in Accounting, 2/4 parts of CPA exam passed (hoping to knock out by next summer).  Certification should open up a lot of doors.

Similar to you guys:

Age 22-23.5: Financial Leadership Program ($47.5K to $55K)
Age 23.5-24.5: Financial Analyst ($65K)
Age 25: Senior Financial Analyst ($75K to $82.5K now)
Next: Hopefully finance manager in next 0-1.5 years at 100Kish

Exp: 3.5 years total
School: BS Business Administration, Concentration in Finance

I've been thinking about getting a similar job at a good school to get my MBA for free, only thing holding me back as things have been so easy to this point lol
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Bearded Man on February 03, 2016, 06:32:33 PM
Senior Applications Developer
153K salary, 185K total compensation.

Part time job:
Landlord
45K a year projected 2016 net profit, not counting appreciation.

Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: PhysicianOnFIRE on February 04, 2016, 08:29:36 AM
Sorry should have been more specific, I'm a Military surgery resident. Current rank CPT/O3. Also i have over 12 years time in service.

Title: General Surgery Resident
Age: 31
Experience: 4yrs
Salary: 120k+ benefits
Education: 4yr undergrad+4 med school+ (6 residency, I'm in year 5).

Pay will go up after graduation, by about 40k or so. Plus I can supplement with locums, most places pay 100-125$/hr.
Wow what?? I was making 56k as a pgy4, and it was scaled to the highest COL in the US. Things have really changed in 4 years.

Does the $120,000 include pay for moonlighting? I've never heard of any resident getting more than $65000 a year. Medscape reported that the average resident salary in 2015 is $55400

Thank you for clearing that up.  "Living like a resident" was starting to look pretty good, not that I'm willing to go back. 

I made $38,000 to $41,000 a year, putting in 60 to 80 hours a week as an anesthesia resident.  The hourly rate wasn't far from minimum wage.  But that was 10 years ago.  Life is much better for me now.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Think on February 04, 2016, 08:38:27 AM
Financial industry regulator.  155k base.  Around 17k bonus.  Contributes ten percent of my salary each year to a defined pension plan which can be rolled into a 401k if you leave before retirement.  Free metro card.  Matches 7 percent 401k.   I have a bachelor of science.  In my early 30s. 

Husband has a sales role and in his mid 30s.  Makes around 215k plus a car allowance. 

Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Breck on February 04, 2016, 09:07:53 AM
Semiconductor Customer Quality Engineer
106k (salary + cash bonus + profit sharing)

Some stock RSU/options too, but might not stick around long enough to get the payout

BS EE + 3.5 years experience
Age: 26
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: chemistk on February 05, 2016, 06:13:09 AM
Job Title: Research Scientist for a major US Food Company
Experience: 2.5 years
Age: 24
Salary:  $60k plus ~$2k in bonus
Education: Bachelor's in Chemistry
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: TheBeardedIrishman on February 05, 2016, 08:39:39 AM
Automotive  sales 100k
Age 26
Bachelors Degree in Health Sciences
Experience  3 years
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Gondolin on February 05, 2016, 10:05:35 AM
Title: Senior Systems Engineer
Age: 25
Salary: $86K plus 2.5% bonus employer 401k contribution
Education: Bachelor's in Materials Science and Engineering
                Master of Science in Systems Engineering
Experience: Almost 3 years.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: JordanOfGilead on February 05, 2016, 10:29:18 AM
Automotive  sales 100k
Age 26
Bachelors Degree in Health Sciences
Experience  3 years
Is that in the corporate sales department for a supplier/manufacturer, or a salesman at a dealership? If it's the latter, I think I might jump ship as an engineer and apply at my local dealership!
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: zephyr911 on February 05, 2016, 10:30:15 AM
Woo, December raise added $2K+ to my total.... almost $82K now on the base job, and a whopping 1% raise on #2... lulz
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Kenbo on February 05, 2016, 11:05:39 AM
26 years old
Registered Nurse
About 55k last year plus a 6% match
4 years of experience
I have an Associates in Nursing. 

Live in a LCOL area and I enjoy the small hospital I work at.  It's much better working conditions then the big hospitals close by.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Lexaholik on February 05, 2016, 11:26:53 AM
Title: Associate Attorney
Age: 31
Salary: $135k plus bonus ($10 - 30k?) (former biglaw, now smaller firm representing nonprofits)
Experience: 6 years
Education: BA (liberal arts, fun, useless), JD 

I live in one of the highest COL areas in the U.S.

I did biglaw for four years and left.  Probably took too big of a paycut, but my life is better now and my chances of partnership were low.  I was inspired about working with nonprofits, but now sometimes I get cynical and think I would prefer to just work with companies, just fewer hours than I used to.  But I am not sure if that deal exists for lawyers unless you go in-house (I've been trying).  Not sure what the future will hold.

Title: Attorney with Solo Practice
Age: 32
Compensation: $14,000 annualized (it's my first year so I barely make anything)
Experience: 5.5 years (former federal clerk, Biglaw, mid-sized firm)
Education: BS + JD

Nice to see other Biglaw refugees on the board. When I was a clerk I was earning $65k-$75k. The firm I spent my 2L summer with paid me $60k to return as a third year. As a third year I earned $205k. Left shortly after I became a fourth year to a mid-sized plaintiff's firm. Spent a bit over a year there making about $160k (including bonuses). Left to start my own practice and now make peanuts.

I didn't like working in Biglaw because I didn't like the lifestyle or work environment. I never wanted to make partner because their lives seemed just as terrible unless they were on the Management Committee. My health deteriorated due to the demands of work and me constantly eating out. My only goal while I was there was to accumulate my FU money ASAP.

Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: aprilchem on February 05, 2016, 11:41:00 AM
Title: Associate Professor of Chemistry
Age: 40
Experience: 15 years
Certificates: none
Salary: ~$70k base + another $15k or so in grant-related compensation.  Should get a $5-7k raise once I make full professor next year.
Medium COL area

Education: BS Chemistry, Ph.D. Chemistry.  I was lucky enough to get a full ride (+ spending money) for my undergrad education, and my Ph.D. was covered by assistantships and such, so no cost for school from me.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: TheBeardedIrishman on February 05, 2016, 12:47:20 PM
That is working as a sales consultant  at a local ford dealership
Age 26
Bachelors Degree in Health Sciences
Experience  3 years
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Is that in the corporate sales department for a supplier/manufacturer, or a salesman at a dealership? If it's the latter, I think I might jump ship as an engineer and apply at my local dealership!
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Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: JordanOfGilead on February 05, 2016, 12:51:08 PM
That is working as a sales consultant  at a local ford dealership
Age 26
Bachelors Degree in Health Sciences
Experience  3 years
Is that in the corporate sales department for a supplier/manufacturer, or a salesman at a dealership? If it's the latter, I think I might jump ship as an engineer and apply at my local dealership!
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What does that entail/what are the requirements for a job like that? You've still got my interest. The chances of me hitting 6 figures as an engineer in the Midwest by age 26 are virtually zero.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: TheBeardedIrishman on February 05, 2016, 12:59:20 PM
Sorry I'm new to this site but love it my wife turned me on to that. . .I also live in midwest however I would not go quit your job. . Sales can be the hardest working most earning job in the world or easiest lowest paying job. . I had a great mentor who showed me how to build my clientele  take care of clients  getting  referrals and building a strong reputation . And I am extremely  dedicated  to my professional  career 
That is working as a sales consultant  at a local ford dealership
Age 26
Bachelors Degree in Health Sciences
Experience  3 years
Is that in the corporate sales department for a supplier/manufacturer, or a salesman at a dealership? If it's the latter, I think I might jump ship as an engineer and apply at my local dealership!
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What does that entail/what are the requirements for a job like that? You've still got my interest. The chances of me hitting 6 figures as an engineer in the Midwest by age 26 are virtually zero.
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Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: squirrel1 on February 05, 2016, 01:17:46 PM
Title: Sr. Software Developer
Age: 24
Experience: 4 Years
Education: Bachelors done in 2.5 years in comp sci
Salary: $71,000 + 28 PTO days + 7% employer 401k contribution + Bonus (between $4000 - $6000)
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Tabaxus on February 05, 2016, 07:33:48 PM
Nice to see so many biglaw (and former biglaw) people floating around.  I walk around the office and get the emphatic feeling that almost everyone else takes their cash home and burns it as if this gig is anything other than a short-lived cash volcano before things die down dramatically.  Makes me feel like the odd duck. 
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Yaeger on February 05, 2016, 09:58:59 PM
Title: US Military Naval Officer, LT
Age: 33
Experience: 12 years
Education: BS in Comp Sci, MBA
Salary: ~120k (78k base, 10k bonus, 30k housing, 2k special pay)
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: veloman on February 05, 2016, 10:33:06 PM
Wow, reading the first page so far and I feel like a poor bloke. And this is after recently starting a new job where I'm making more than I ever did.

Mortgage loan servicer (not my official title, but this is more accurate). It's basically data entry and I'm incredibly bored, looking for something else.
Age: 31
$45,000/yr
Education: they wanted a BS in accounting/finance and related experience. I had it. But I don't use any of it. I could have done this job when I was 14. UGH.

I wish I could figure out what I want to stick with and stay on a course.

As for those of you who make over 80k/yr.... I can't imagine it. I'd be FI in only a couple years with that kind of money.

But this is a good reality check. A lot of people make a lot of money. What's the point in saving $500/yr on gas by biking if the main goal is just to save money? That makes sense for someone who makes 20k/yr but not the bigger earners.  I sold my car almost two years ago and us my homebuilt ebikes, save money and enjoy it mostly.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: randymarsh on February 06, 2016, 12:30:10 AM
Graduated 2014 BS MIS

Technology Coordinator / 45K / NO room for growth

New Job

IT Service Desk Analyst / 50K / LOTS room fo growth / Dog friendly office (that's worth something right?) / No drive commute


Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Larabeth on February 06, 2016, 12:53:10 AM
911 dispatcher
40K/year
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Balance on February 06, 2016, 01:19:50 AM
38 years old
Real Estate Appraiser - Sole Proprietor single person business
13 years in the business.  First 7 years I worked for a bigger firm
$75k per year but only work 20 hours per week on average
I consistently made $125K+ per year but I hated working everyday 40 hours a week. Since I work from home it's just way too hard to stay focused that long with so many different hobbies. We have a 2 year old son and another on the way and so far we haven't needed to use any babysitters.  I could definitely work more without having to watch children but I think its a great tradeoff as our work balance is great.  I can probably work at this pace for many more years since I have a lot of flexibility.

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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: goosefraba1 on February 06, 2016, 07:13:33 AM
Title: physician assistant (currently occupational medicine in transition to orthopedic surgery)
Salary: 89k with up to 20% bonus current
           New contract is 108k with up to 20% bonus
           After 1 year at new office, 108k base with rvu bonus (current PAs in the office average between 40 and 60k in bonuses on this conract)

Experience: 1.5 years

Education: BAS in psych, MS in PA studies

Age: 28
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: hedgefund10 on February 06, 2016, 05:11:15 PM
Title: Audit Senior ( CPA, Big 4 Public Accounting)
Experience: 2.5 Years Public Accounting
Salary $68.2K and 5-10% bonus
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: jim555 on February 06, 2016, 06:06:15 PM
Title:  Specialist of Leisure
Salary: N/A
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: LeRainDrop on February 06, 2016, 06:24:51 PM
Nice to see so many biglaw (and former biglaw) people floating around.  I walk around the office and get the emphatic feeling that almost everyone else takes their cash home and burns it as if this gig is anything other than a short-lived cash volcano before things die down dramatically.  Makes me feel like the odd duck.

LOL, then I guess I'm an odd duck, too! 
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Post by: PeachFuzzInVA on February 06, 2016, 06:47:57 PM
Title: online retailer store owner
Salary: ~ $15,000/month
Experience: 1.5 years
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: PeachFuzzInVA on February 06, 2016, 06:55:29 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: mit on February 06, 2016, 09:13:05 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
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Post by: obstinate on February 06, 2016, 11:23:55 PM
Title: Software engineer
Total comp: $450k
Years experience: 8
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Post by: FlyJ on February 06, 2016, 11:33:16 PM

Title: Software engineer
Total comp: $450k
Years experience: 8

Is that a salary or income from your startup/app?
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: obstinate on February 06, 2016, 11:54:35 PM
Salary bonus stock. It's not a startup and I'm not an executive. I'm actually nobody special.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Balance on February 07, 2016, 12:02:44 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.  And in order for nurses to live even remotely near the hospital they need to be able to pay for adequate housing.  A 2 bedroom/2 bathroom apartment in Silicon Valley (Sunnyvale/Mountain View area) is around $5k per month. When we were looking to relocate to Southern California a couple years ago for the same hospital (Kaiser), in her same specialty, her pay would have been cut by over 50%. 
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: BTDretire on February 07, 2016, 08:01:41 AM
Fantastic, thanks for all the replies!

What I’ve learned:

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

My view on this is that most of these are pretty high salaries.
The median US household income is $54,000 (could be two wage earners).
 The posts could be biased in that lower earners aren't posting after seeing
$200k+ incomes.

But, I'm responding to a first page post so lower incomes may come later.

  My wife and I are self employed, no employees, we retail a single product,
Together we earned between $75k and $138K over the last 5 years. Although,
some of that income is return on savings. (10% to 15%)


Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Lexaholik on February 07, 2016, 10:14:32 AM
Nice to see so many biglaw (and former biglaw) people floating around.  I walk around the office and get the emphatic feeling that almost everyone else takes their cash home and burns it as if this gig is anything other than a short-lived cash volcano before things die down dramatically.  Makes me feel like the odd duck.

Haha nice. I had the same feeling while I was working there. I wonder if everyone just puts on the show because that's what's expected. After all, I never talked to anyone at work about my frugal habits.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Tabaxus on February 07, 2016, 10:21:54 AM
Nice to see so many biglaw (and former biglaw) people floating around.  I walk around the office and get the emphatic feeling that almost everyone else takes their cash home and burns it as if this gig is anything other than a short-lived cash volcano before things die down dramatically.  Makes me feel like the odd duck.

Haha nice. I had the same feeling while I was working there. I wonder if everyone just puts on the show because that's what's expected. After all, I never talked to anyone at work about my frugal habits.

Hard to fake new cars, ski vacations, new houses, and private school tuition for the spawn, unless people are flat lying about these things (which seems unlikely).
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Lexaholik on February 07, 2016, 10:28:42 AM
Nice to see so many biglaw (and former biglaw) people floating around.  I walk around the office and get the emphatic feeling that almost everyone else takes their cash home and burns it as if this gig is anything other than a short-lived cash volcano before things die down dramatically.  Makes me feel like the odd duck.

Haha nice. I had the same feeling while I was working there. I wonder if everyone just puts on the show because that's what's expected. After all, I never talked to anyone at work about my frugal habits.

Hard to fake new cars, ski vacations, new houses, and private school tuition for the spawn, unless people are flat lying about these things (which seems unlikely).

That's a fair point. I also recall a lot of lavish weddings and vacations, so you're probably right.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: LeRainDrop on February 07, 2016, 10:38:20 AM
Nice to see so many biglaw (and former biglaw) people floating around.  I walk around the office and get the emphatic feeling that almost everyone else takes their cash home and burns it as if this gig is anything other than a short-lived cash volcano before things die down dramatically.  Makes me feel like the odd duck.

Haha nice. I had the same feeling while I was working there. I wonder if everyone just puts on the show because that's what's expected. After all, I never talked to anyone at work about my frugal habits.

Hard to fake new cars, ski vacations, new houses, and private school tuition for the spawn, unless people are flat lying about these things (which seems unlikely).

Agreed.  Like me, the other attorney in my group who I know is also frugal and has saved for financial freedom is single and childless.  Not that either of us would not want a family -- to the contrary -- but it just seems like most of the attorneys with families have gone down the path of private school, big vacations, big fancy homes plus expensive renovations, luxury cars, etc.  We had an associate in another group a  few years ago who was vocal (among friends) about aggressively paying down his student loans.  So many people were impressed, like that was just a wonder to them.  I had finished mine a little ahead of his schedule and privately gave him encouragement.  Conversely, a 40-year-old partner, who went straight through school and had been practicing in biglaw for about 12-15 years at the time, mentioned in passing once that she was still working on her law school loans (plus her husband was another biglaw attorney who became GC at a large business).
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Tabaxus on February 07, 2016, 10:43:01 AM
Nice to see so many biglaw (and former biglaw) people floating around.  I walk around the office and get the emphatic feeling that almost everyone else takes their cash home and burns it as if this gig is anything other than a short-lived cash volcano before things die down dramatically.  Makes me feel like the odd duck.

Haha nice. I had the same feeling while I was working there. I wonder if everyone just puts on the show because that's what's expected. After all, I never talked to anyone at work about my frugal habits.

Hard to fake new cars, ski vacations, new houses, and private school tuition for the spawn, unless people are flat lying about these things (which seems unlikely).

Agreed.  Like me, the other attorney in my group who I know is also frugal and has saved for financial freedom is single and childless.  Not that either of us would not want a family -- to the contrary -- but it just seems like most of the attorneys with families have gone down the path of private school, big vacations, big fancy homes plus expensive renovations, luxury cars, etc.  We had an associate in another group a  few years ago who was vocal (among friends) about aggressively paying down his student loans.  So many people were impressed, like that was just a wonder to them.  I had finished mine a little ahead of his schedule and privately gave him encouragement.  Conversely, a 40-year-old partner, who went straight through school and had been practicing in biglaw for about 12-15 years at the time, mentioned in passing once that she was still working on her law school loans.

A partner still working on loans?  Jesus.  Depending on the firm, the first partnership draw should be enough to wipe that out easily (setting aside the fact that it should be paid years in advance of getting the brass ring).

I graduated in 2011, clerked for a year, and the bonus check at the end of 2013 paid off the last of my loans (plus mostly funded IRA contribs for the next year) (the fact that I held strong and applied almost 100% of my clerkship bonus to the loans helped, admittedly).  I don't get why anyone would do anything other than kill that debt as soon as possible.  As long as the debt is still there, you have no freedom, and I've found that freedom has emboldened me to make biglaw a heck of a lot less miserable for me than it is for most people. 
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: onlykelsey on February 07, 2016, 10:43:50 AM
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Agreed.  Like me, the other attorney in my group who I know is also frugal and has saved for financial freedom is single and childless.  Not that either of us would not want a family -- to the contrary -- but it just seems like most of the attorneys with families have gone down the path of private school, big vacations, big fancy homes plus expensive renovations, luxury cars, etc.  We had an associate in another group a  few years ago who was vocal (among friends) about aggressively paying down his student loans.  So many people were impressed, like that was just a wonder to them.  I had finished mine a little ahead of his schedule and privately gave him encouragement.  Conversely, a 40-year-old partner, who went straight through school and had been practicing in biglaw for about 12-15 years at the time, mentioned in passing once that she was still working on her law school loans.

I think an obscuring factor for understanding spending in BigLaw is that lots of people in BigLaw come from money, or at least upper-middle class homes where their parents pay for weddings, maybe took care of college and/or law school, etc.  Like, a junior associate here spent three weeks on a yacht in the mediterranean.  But it's her COUSIN's yacht, so I don't know how much she's actually coming out of pocket.  Not that coming from money means you get a pass on bad financial choices, just a sort of obscuring factor to understanding how much people actually spend.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Lexaholik on February 07, 2016, 11:01:03 AM

Agreed.  Like me, the other attorney in my group who I know is also frugal and has saved for financial freedom is single and childless.  Not that either of us would not want a family -- to the contrary -- but it just seems like most of the attorneys with families have gone down the path of private school, big vacations, big fancy homes plus expensive renovations, luxury cars, etc.  We had an associate in another group a  few years ago who was vocal (among friends) about aggressively paying down his student loans.  So many people were impressed, like that was just a wonder to them.  I had finished mine a little ahead of his schedule and privately gave him encouragement.  Conversely, a 40-year-old partner, who went straight through school and had been practicing in biglaw for about 12-15 years at the time, mentioned in passing once that she was still working on her law school loans (plus her husband was another biglaw attorney who became GC at a large business).

It just blows my mind that unlike most people who earn far less, biglaw lawyers have this huge opportunity to save a ton of money very quickly. If you play your cards right you can squeeze a decade or more of savings from a normal job by doing biglaw for a few years.  And yet so many choose to buy luxury items instead.  When I was a junior associate, it was expensive dinners, nice vacations, and lavish weddings. Now it seems that people have moved on to private school for their kids and 30 year mortgage for a bigger house than they need. (Although I'm certain they're justifying the school/mortgage as an investment.)

I graduated in 2011, clerked for a year, and the bonus check at the end of 2013 paid off the last of my loans (plus mostly funded IRA contribs for the next year) (the fact that I held strong and applied almost 100% of my clerkship bonus to the loans helped, admittedly).  I don't get why anyone would do anything other than kill that debt as soon as possible.  As long as the debt is still there, you have no freedom, and I've found that freedom has emboldened me to make biglaw a heck of a lot less miserable for me than it is for most people.

Very nice. Your career path sounds a lot like mine. I'm c/o 2010 who also clerked, and clerkship bonus really helped knock out my debt. I really, REALLY did not like the biglaw job though, but having a big enough capital base reduced my stress level because I could walk away from the job at any point.

I think an obscuring factor for understanding spending in BigLaw is that lots of people in BigLaw come from money, or at least upper-middle class homes where their parents pay for weddings, maybe took care of college and/or law school, etc.  Like, a junior associate here spent three weeks on a yacht in the mediterranean.  But it's her COUSIN's yacht, so I don't know how much she's actually coming out of pocket.  Not that coming from money means you get a pass on bad financial choices, just a sort of obscuring factor to understanding how much people actually spend.

This is true. One problem is that many junior associates who come from less wealthy families don't realize this and assume it's okay to live a high consumption lifestyle because everyone else is.

Incidentally I once had a buddy tell me about his financial plan for the upcoming year. He was a first year associate making $160k, but had over $300k in student loans, AND he was planning to finance his wedding ($100k+) and engagement ring ($30k+).  A few years later he bought a big house in a high COL city with a 30 year mortgage.  I really hope he makes partner.  Or that he married into money.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: EconDiva on February 07, 2016, 11:09:28 AM
I read this entire thread this weekend. Is no one on MMM working in pharma?

Me:
Age: 36
Title: Associate Manager (something like that...I fudged it a little)
Education: BA Econ o.o
Salary: ~82k with ~8% bonus

I work for a pharma company doing clinical trial research. I used to work on the hospital side as a research coordinator.  Title above mine is Project Manager and thats when you hit the 100k mark typically.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Cathy on February 07, 2016, 12:21:33 PM
I don't get why anyone would do anything other than kill that debt as soon as possible. ...

Maybe the terms of the loan are highly favourable, such that a rational person would not prepay it. I have never had a negative net worth, but I still have student loans. When I took them out, I could have immediately paid them off. Some of them were from public sources but others are private loans. The effective interest rate across all of the loan money is about 2.7% for the next 15 years. I could pay off all the loans at any time and, as mentioned, that has always been the case -- there has never been a point where I was not able to pay them off, even when I first took them out.

So why don't I pay them off? Because I understand math and I'm risk averse. Prepaying these extremely generous loans would be overwhelmingly risky as it would reduce my liquid assets and hence reduce my level of freedom. Prepayment would also likely result in me ending up with less money overall, but even ignoring that, it's just too risky to prepay loans this favourable, so I keep them outstanding. (Also, the loans are denominated in CAD while almost all my money is in USD so the loans are also a way to short CAD/USD, which has worked out well so far, although I do not advise anybody to keep loans outstanding for the purpose of currency speculation!)
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Tabaxus on February 07, 2016, 12:26:19 PM
I don't get why anyone would do anything other than kill that debt as soon as possible. ...

Maybe the terms of the loan are highly favourable, such that a rational person would not prepay it. I have never had a negative net worth, but I still have student loans. When I took them out, I could have immediately paid them off. Some of them were from public sources but others are private loans. The effective interest rate across all of the loan money is about 2.7% for the next 15 years. I could pay off all the loans at any time and, as mentioned, that has always been the case -- there has never been a point where I was not able to pay them off, even when I first took them out.

So why don't I pay them off? Because I understand math and I'm risk averse. Prepaying these extremely generous loans would be overwhelmingly risky as it would reduce my liquid assets and hence reduce my level of freedom. Prepayment would also likely result in me ending up with less money overall, but even ignoring that, it's just too risky to prepay loans this favourable, so I keep them outstanding. (Also, the loans are denominated in CAD while almost all my money is in USD so they are also a way to short CAD/USD which has worked out well so far, although I do not advise anybody to keep loans outstanding for the purpose of currency speculation!)

That's fair.  Student loan rates are much higher in the U.S. than in Canada  (and our balances tend to be higher, too; mine were about 30% 6.8%, 70% 8.1/8.5%, at about $200k all-in).  Those rates apply to everyone, though in recent years, some student loan refinancing options (e.g., Sofi) have sprung up that make it possible to refinance those down to lower rates for high-income people.  I'm not sure what the floor on those SoFi rates are, but I think it's still closer to the 4% range than the 2.7% range. 
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: kozz1984 on February 07, 2016, 12:39:20 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: LeRainDrop on February 07, 2016, 12:48:14 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.

That is very true.  Lots of us say we would gladly take a pay cut for a lower hours requirement (and by requirement, I'm not just talking the policy, but also the practice and pressure).  I suppose that's probably why so many of us crank it out for a few years or so to save up and then get out of dodge!
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Tabaxus on February 07, 2016, 12:59:18 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.

Absolutely true.  Ton of folks would flip to the kind of lower pay, lower (and more predictable) hours kind of gig.  Unfortunately, there aren't many of those out there, and the competition for them is incredibly fierce.  In-house folks work fewer hours than biglaw, but still a ton of hours, and the pay cut is quite significant; hanging a shingle is incredibly risky, doesn't always equate to fewer hours, and often equates to incredibly low pay (also, biglaw work doesn't remotely prepare you for hanging a shingle--totally different worlds); government work is (a) very difficult to get and (b) a bigger pay cut than a lot of people are willing to take (the potential pension benefits are huge on the government side, but anyone entering now is at pretty big risk of having that cut/eliminated, and it requires a very, very long-term commitment).

I'm sure this dichotomy plays out in many careers.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: RedMaple on February 07, 2016, 08:24:19 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Grog on February 08, 2016, 04:19:54 AM
this is kind of a misleading discussion because not only the average pay per hour is not given but even the average "year load"

I'm a function developer/control system engineer in Switzerland. Pay is around 80k chf/usd, 4 year experience.

But my company requires 44 hr /week (minimum in ch is 42) and I have ~7 weeks vacation. My weekend are absolutely job and stress free - so without taking in account cost of life, one should at minimum divide the yearly salary by the effective worked hour.

I am at the office 220 day per year, if I'm never sick, and work 8hr45 minutes per day (lunch and pause not included). That gives me 80000/(220*8.75) = 41.56 chf/hr. And a lot of free time.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: hollis 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
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: lemonlyman 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: pumen on February 08, 2016, 07:08:04 AM
Title:  Specialist of Leisure
Salary: N/A

nice one:)
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Kashmani 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: mgilman 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: NoraLenderbee 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Farmgirl 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"
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Loud Noises 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: obrero 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!
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: BFGirl 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: mm1970 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: I'm a red panda 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: markbike528CBX 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?
I'm not really principled, but I am a princiPAL-- how I remember how to spell it.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: BigLumox on February 11, 2016, 01:01:52 PM
Dentist, private practice
200-250K
~6 years experience
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: retirementhunter 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
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: mizzourah2006 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Nangirl17 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!! 

Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: kasperle 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)
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: aetherie 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: JLee 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Roboturner 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!
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Andrew928 on February 11, 2016, 04:18:47 PM
Title: Bail Agent
Salary: 50K Base plus commission which varies greatly
Experience: 1.5 Years
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: VAR 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
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: kasperle 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: eccdogg 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!)

Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: atlbrew 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
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: SEAK 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
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: NESailor 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: mpg350 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.

 
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Chris22 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: FIRE_Buckeye 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: l2jperry 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 :).
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: tlsv 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.
Education: BA and numerous job related courses
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: francophile 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
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: clarkevii 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Tabaxus 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: clarkevii 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: lhamo 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
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Travis 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Avolonte 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
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: adoughb 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: erae 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
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: manonfire1007 on February 14, 2016, 01:02:55 PM
270k dentist who also manages a large office.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Bucksandreds 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: use2betrix 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:

27
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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: money_maniac on February 14, 2016, 10:43:46 PM
Senior Accounting Supervisor- 5 years of experience

$95,000
10% Bonus
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Proud Foot 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: jwc082 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%.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: belgiandude on February 16, 2016, 05:45:09 PM
decided to remove this. sorry.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: use2betrix 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: GW on February 16, 2016, 06:58:56 PM
Age: 30
Job Title: Multimedia Developer
Salary: $54K
Experience: 6 years
Education: BA in Digital Arts; minor in Business. Most of the coding/programming was self taught post-college

Side Hustle: Web Design and Dev company
Salary: $2-$10K extra per year

Still owe $20K in student debt, soon to be paid off!
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Lmoot on February 17, 2016, 06:32:09 AM
Wow, I make more than I realized. Net pay is a different story though.

Age 31
Location FL
Ed. Bachelor in English, minor in Education
Total: $55-60k gross.

Job 1
Medicaid bill processor (full time, from home): Base Salary $32k/ Bonuses and OT approx. $10k; health, dental, and 401k match (full match up to 3%, half match 3-6%)

Job 2
Environmental conservation instructor for non profit (part time): Base: $10k; no notable bonuses; small employer paid pension, approx. $500/yr; free and reduced price access to many state attractions (I've used thousands of dollars of this perk for myself and friends/family)

Passive income
Rental income for 1 bedroom house: $6000


Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: zephyr911 on February 17, 2016, 08:25:59 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%.
ADLS! You bastard! ;)
I'm a GS-12 paper pusher for the Army and a cyberspace engineer in the AL ANG. Is there anything you can do to cut out all the pretty graphics and other overhead so we can get through a 30-minute class in under 3 hours? It's hard sharing a T1 with 100 other people on a drill weekend.
Have you considered going semi-FIRE and keeping your reserve job? Lifetime cost savings are huge, and it could cut your initial NW requirement in half.
I'm looking at quitting FT work next year and drilling for another 6 to make 20.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Matte on February 17, 2016, 09:16:12 PM
Age 27, 8 years in Industry
Oil and gas Process Operator/Shutdown Coordinator.
2year diploma in Power and Process Engineering.  Company paid, 4 year development program industrial firefighter certification, semi truck drivers license, and commercial boat operator license.
Base $95k cdn with 500hrs overtime,shift premiums and bonuses $165k
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: socalteacher on February 17, 2016, 09:30:38 PM
Public School Teacher; 12 Years experience
Education: BA Psychology and Education; MA in Educational Leadership
Age: 35
Salary: 85k (10 months)
Job Perk: 14 weeks off a year, TIME > $ for me

Side gig: occasionally tutor for 50/hr if I have extra time, more interested in spending it with my young kids/wife at the moment.

Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Chris22 on February 19, 2016, 07:54:56 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.

I do.  I made it through elementary, middle, and high school, and then a very competitive undergrad program, and an MBA without ever having learned to study.  I don't have the willpower and self control to actually do it on my own.  I know I need the structure.  Weird, but true.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Chris22 on February 19, 2016, 08:00:20 AM
Finance Mgr, F100: $105k + 10% bonus potential (usually pays out 100%+, up to 130-140%)
Age: 34
Experience: 10 yrs
Education: BS Accounting, MBA

I get to update mine.  Alerted that I was given a 3% raise, and then a $6300/yr "market adjustment" to compensate for them bringing in lower-level people at a pay close to mine, so I needed to be "Caught up".  So now I'm at $114,450, which is pretty sweet.  And bonus payout was at ~130%.  Nice. 
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: zephyr911 on February 19, 2016, 08:47:29 AM
I get to update mine.  Alerted that I was given a 3% raise, and then a $6300/yr "market adjustment" to compensate for them bringing in lower-level people at a pay close to mine, so I needed to be "Caught up".  So now I'm at $114,450, which is pretty sweet.  And bonus payout was at ~130%.  Nice.

130% of what? Base pay??
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Chris22 on February 19, 2016, 09:02:29 AM
I get to update mine.  Alerted that I was given a 3% raise, and then a $6300/yr "market adjustment" to compensate for them bringing in lower-level people at a pay close to mine, so I needed to be "Caught up".  So now I'm at $114,450, which is pretty sweet.  And bonus payout was at ~130%.  Nice.

130% of what? Base pay??

Target.  Target is 10% of base pay.  So target was $10,500, payout is 130% or $13,650.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: FIRE2022 on February 19, 2016, 09:40:18 AM
Job1 Software Developer for Big Company with TPS reports and stuff
Salary: 220k
Age: 38
Experience: 19y
Education: 2 year community college

Job2 Software Developer contractor for another company
Hourly based on work: about 80k this year

Software developer here too, and salaries for software devs top out at around $130k. The only way get it higher is to become an architect or move into a management role. What part of the country are you in? What are some companies that offer these high salaries to software devs?
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: zephyr911 on February 19, 2016, 09:42:50 AM
Target.  Target is 10% of base pay.  So target was $10,500, payout is 130% or $13,650.

Gotcha.

We're lucky to get 1% as feds... still, good bennies otherwise. It's interesting to see the differences in pay structures between industries.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: TheGadfly on February 19, 2016, 10:20:37 AM
Job Title: Program Analyst / Project Manager (Healthcare research)
Age: 28
Salary: $64k + private stock
Experience: 4 years
Education: BA in Philosophy (not that it makes a difference what you study).
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Sweetloveginger on February 19, 2016, 12:25:55 PM
Age: 28
Job Title: Estimator
Salary: $55K
Experience: 6 years
Education: Bachelors in Civil Engineering

Side Hustle: Blog/craft business - $1-2k/year
Thinking of starting a catering business to up the side hustle
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Mother Fussbudget on February 19, 2016, 12:31:13 PM
Job Title:  Sr. Web Business Analyst / Management Consultant
Age:  as old as my tongue and a little older than my teeth
Salary:  $170k = $146k billable hours + $24k salary
Experience:  just under 3 deca-years
Education:  BS in Computer Science
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Ferrisbueller on February 19, 2016, 01:02:44 PM
Job title: financial consultant, global Corp

Age:44
Experience: 16 years
Total comp c.$160k
Stem bachelors and masters - no debt

Not as high given my age as some of you young guns with some fantastic salaries.

But
- 5 weeks paid vacation
- NEVER work weekends or on vacation
- 35ish hours per week for the most part
- very family friendly, can come and go as I please
And
I love what I do but don't feel very stretched professionally. Beginning to think I'm getting comfortable and settled (the horror!!)


Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: effigy98 on February 19, 2016, 02:05:22 PM
Job1 Software Developer for Big Company with TPS reports and stuff
Salary: 220k
Age: 38
Experience: 19y
Education: 2 year community college

Job2 Software Developer contractor for another company
Hourly based on work: about 80k this year

Software developer here too, and salaries for software devs top out at around $130k. The only way get it higher is to become an architect or move into a management role. What part of the country are you in? What are some companies that offer these high salaries to software devs?

Big company near Seattle. The Salary includes my cash "bonus" which pretty much is the same every single year so I consider it Salary. I'm not sure how it's extra motivation if it is always the same lol... whatever. After reading Living FI's story (Dr Doom on this forum), I take my job a lot less seriously as we have had nearly the same exact experiences in tech it is comical.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: JLee on February 19, 2016, 02:09:36 PM
Job1 Software Developer for Big Company with TPS reports and stuff
Salary: 220k
Age: 38
Experience: 19y
Education: 2 year community college

Job2 Software Developer contractor for another company
Hourly based on work: about 80k this year

Software developer here too, and salaries for software devs top out at around $130k. The only way get it higher is to become an architect or move into a management role. What part of the country are you in? What are some companies that offer these high salaries to software devs?

Big company near Seattle. The Salary includes my cash "bonus" which pretty much is the same every single year so I consider it Salary. I'm not sure how it's extra motivation if it is always the same lol... whatever. After reading Living FI's story (Dr Doom on this forum), I take my job a lot less seriously as we have had nearly the same exact experiences in tech it is comical.

I wish I was interested in software dev -- salaries seem much higher than in the infrastructure world. Maybe I'm just not in the right places yet. :P
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: SECB on February 19, 2016, 02:17:36 PM
Job Title: Digital Marketing Specialist for a nonprofit
Age: 25
Salary: $50k
Experience: 3 years
Education: BA in Anthropology
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Northwestie on February 19, 2016, 02:23:41 PM

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I wish I was interested in software dev -- salaries seem much higher than in the infrastructure world. Maybe I'm just not in the right places yet. :P
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But - boring, boring, boring
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: JLee on February 19, 2016, 03:07:53 PM


I wish I was interested in software dev -- salaries seem much higher than in the infrastructure world. Maybe I'm just not in the right places yet. :P
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But - boring, boring, boring
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That's probably true. I got to stay at work for 22 hours last night...definitely not boring, heh.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: zephyr911 on February 19, 2016, 03:17:07 PM
I took a few programming classes during my EE degree, and I had fun with basic C++ but was never any good at complex logic. Shame, that.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: jwc082 on February 19, 2016, 05:49:17 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%.
ADLS! You bastard! ;)
I'm a GS-12 paper pusher for the Army and a cyberspace engineer in the AL ANG. Is there anything you can do to cut out all the pretty graphics and other overhead so we can get through a 30-minute class in under 3 hours? It's hard sharing a T1 with 100 other people on a drill weekend.
Have you considered going semi-FIRE and keeping your reserve job? Lifetime cost savings are huge, and it could cut your initial NW requirement in half.
I'm looking at quitting FT work next year and drilling for another 6 to make 20.

Awesome suggestions - I've actually thought the semi-FIRE idea before since it takes such a big bite out of the NW needed, but I'd like to have a bigger 'stash before I pull the plug.  I figure that even if I reach FIRE before I hit my 20, I'll continue to drill anyway.

And right there with you on the ADLS - I've dealt with ADLS constantly in my 8 years in the ANG and USAFR and I've hated how poorly designed the materials on there are too...  Cyberawareness Challenge is everybody's terrible perennial fave to hate on since the material is common sense and the videos hog so much bandwidth.  No telling how many hundreds of thousands of dollars were spent designing and developing that damn useless thing.

That said, I think the general trend is positive - a lot of the old first-generation CBTs were made by the lowest bidder (apparently with PowerPoint '98) and are reaching the end of their "serviceable lifecycles," and new stuff should be rolling out over the next few years, course by course.

I actually do ADLS strictly for the Coast Guard, though, so I won't be able to improve any of the AF or DOD courses :(

If only I could get one of those cush GS jobs... :D
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: SaintsFan on February 19, 2016, 08:03:03 PM
Job Title: Clinical Research Manager
Salary: $105,000 + yearly bonus
Experience: 8 years in various clinical research roles
Age: 33

Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: wynr on February 20, 2016, 12:11:31 AM
Job Title: Electronic Engineer
Salary: $154 + bonus ($26k in 2015)
Experience: 29 years
Education: BS in Electronic Engineering
Age: 53

Essentially FI now, but it is hard to tune off that money/insurance coming at me, plus the gym at work is great.

wynr

Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: iwasjustwondering on February 20, 2016, 12:13:42 AM
Job title: Associate director of communications
Salary: $230 ($150K salary + $70K bonus + $10K adjunct professor salary)
Education: BA, MPhil in literature
Experience: 20 years
Age: 45
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: veloman on May 24, 2016, 10:40:00 PM
It's good to know whenever I want to feel like crap I can come here and see how much big money nearly all of you are making.

I think I posted in the winter that I was making 45k at an accounting job. I was going insane it was so boring so I left after 3 months.

Most recently I was a courier for the on demand app Postmates, and made what equals about a salary of $25k. That was until the past few weeks when work load has fallen to almost nothing and I'm lucky to make $30 a day.

I have the best wife though. She is okay with me being a poor bloke as long as I meet my financial obligations (I do).

Yesterday I had an interview which used up 3 hours of my life. Hell no.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: PhysicianOnFIRE on May 24, 2016, 11:13:43 PM
Doctor.
Plenty.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: The Happy Philosopher on May 24, 2016, 11:28:13 PM
Doctor.
Plenty.

Haha. Ditto.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: CintranGhola on May 25, 2016, 05:23:23 AM
Job Title: Data Analyst
Salary: $60k
Job Experience: 3 years
Education: BS in Mathematics/Statistics
Age: 26
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Warlord1986 on May 25, 2016, 06:45:36 AM
City/County Planner
$42,000

Side hustles are short story author (Link: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_ebooks_1?ie=UTF8&text=Anna+Muir&search-alias=digital-text&field-author=Anna+Muir&sort=relevancerank  ) and BBQ sandwich maker. Brings in roughly an additional $1,000 a year.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: lazysundays on May 25, 2016, 06:45:45 AM
Interesting seeing that so many MMM members are high earners. 

After BS biochem.  $55k starting at pharmaceutical company. Hated it.

Back to school for PharmD  now $108,000/yr hospital pharmacist. Love it.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: RentSeeking on May 25, 2016, 08:10:29 AM
Age: 22
Job: Associate at a boutique consulting firm
Salary: 62,500 + 3% automatic 401(k) contribution (not a match, gets deposited regardless of what I contribute)
Experience: 1 year, first three months were as intern
Education: BA in Chemistry and Spanish
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: TravelJunkyQC on May 25, 2016, 12:56:22 PM
Recently changed jobs, so here's an update:
Age: 29
Job: Communications and Content Marketing Manager at a start-up Saas (software as a service) company
Salary: 50k - underpaid but hopefully it will increase along with the company
Experience: 8 years since coming out of uni, a rather windy path to where I am now
Education: BA in Anthropology, several administration masters courses, going back for my MBA in the fall (part-time, partly funded by my company, so score on that front)
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Memphis Mustache on May 25, 2016, 01:20:20 PM
Title: Senior Applications Analyst
Experience: 9.5 years
Age: 35
Salary: $82K

Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: MissGina on May 25, 2016, 02:31:57 PM
Title job #1: Auditor Federal Government
Pay: $80k

Title job #2: Tax advisor (4 months out of the year while working 9-5 job) 6-10pm during the week and 10 hour days on weekends
Pay:$20k

Also do taxes on he side $5k year and I have rental property with no mortgage that brings in another $10k a year.
  B.S. Math, M.S. Taxation, CPA of course ( no student loans)

Looking for adjunct position for summer and fall. Retiring from government right at 20 year mark just for measly pension.

Experience 10 years tax, 3 years Audit
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: JimLahey on May 25, 2016, 02:39:27 PM
Title: Paramedic
Experience: Two years as a medic. Five total in EMS.
Age: 28
Salary: I will probably gross between $40K-$45K this year. I work in an ER. It pays better than working on the streets did. I hope to complete a medic to RN bridge program in the next couple of years and get a nice salary bump.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Cellista on May 25, 2016, 03:04:17 PM
Age: 54
Job: Economist (federal government)
Salary: $135,000 + health benefits, pension, 401k with 5% match.
Any salary increases require Congressional approval
Experience: 24 years
Education: BA in biochemistry, MA in area studies + lots of econ courses
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: SaintsfanMS on May 25, 2016, 10:00:41 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.

So true re: cost of living.  I live in a state that most would consider the lowest of the low,,,Mississippi. But you can still do well, it just takes a while.

Me: Sports Medicine Coordinator for a physical therapy company but I'm not a PT.
Salary: 101k, started at 27k in 1997
Age: 41
Education: BS, MS

Wife: Quant Analyst
Salary: 100k
Age: 36
Education: BS

I've worked for the same company for 19yrs and the wife has been with her company for 13yrs.

Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: GoingConcern on May 25, 2016, 10:25:09 PM
Title: Tax Accountant
Salary: $70k but with O/T and perks probably closer to $80k. 
Hours: Pretty laid back, 9-5 type of job
Age: Late 20s. 
Experience: 6 years

Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Murse on May 27, 2016, 07:39:05 AM
Education-associates in nursing, took 5 years total because it is competitive to get into a program in my state, especially community colleges.

Salary 75k base +OT/shift differentials (1-3$/HR)(I have room for up to 15% in raises to reach the top of the pay-scale plus differentials if I chose to get a BSN or learn another language)

Experience <1 year

Age 24

Title- corrections nurse
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: sjc0816 on May 27, 2016, 10:04:15 AM
Age 39
Occupation: Senior DBA
Salary: $130,000 year
Hours: Laid back work-week...but on-call can be crazy.
Experience: 15 years
Education: BS
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Connemara on May 27, 2016, 12:54:47 PM
Title: Budget Analyst
Age: 27
Experience: 6 years
Education: BA, History
Compensation: $67k/year
Hours: 9:00 - 5:30 with no evening/weekend work for most of the year. Crazy hours for one to two months but no overtime.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Brawndo TQ on May 28, 2016, 07:50:05 AM
Age: 33
Experience: 11 years
Education: BS, CS
Comp: ~$400K/yr
Hours: 9:30-5
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: ender on May 29, 2016, 08:47:16 AM
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.

Or make everything based on San Fransisco.  For me to go to San Fransisco requires that I have a salary of about $175k based on what I make now (in Iowa) :-)

It's more fun to go that way for us LCoL folks.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: getupkid on June 01, 2016, 11:56:14 AM
Title: Content Marketing Manager
Industry: large nonprofit in Saint Louis
Age: 27
Experience: 5 years
Education: BS, BA
Comp: ~$51K/yr
Hours: 8:30-5
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: basd on June 01, 2016, 02:15:54 PM
Title: Freelance test automation consultant
Age: 36
Experience: 10 years
Education: MSc. in CS
Revenue: Around $120k before taxes
Hours: generally 7.30-16.00 but I have all the flexibility in the world as long as my clients remain happy
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Hall11235 on June 02, 2016, 01:53:12 PM
Really depends on what the boss feels like calling me that day...

Title: Product Training Specialist, IT Specialist, Lead Install Technician (I work for a mid-sized copier firm)
Age: 22
Experience: 1 year
Salary: 50,000
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: gggggg on June 09, 2016, 06:33:23 AM
Cop 50k (about to get a 20-30% raise), excellent benefits, early retirement. No degree besides police academy (most Officers have a degree these days, I'm an exception). Our pay varies wildly throughout the country. My Sgt. made well over 100k in NYC; some  police in rural areas only make mid 20's to low 30's.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: JZinCO on June 09, 2016, 09:08:12 AM
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.

Or make everything based on San Fransisco.  For me to go to San Fransisco requires that I have a salary of about $175k based on what I make now (in Iowa) :-)

It's more fun to go that way for us LCoL folks.

Woah! I just ran the numbers based on bestplaces.net COLA calc. No wonder why Quora has questions like "Is 120K enough to live on in San Fran?"
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Scubanewbie on June 09, 2016, 09:42:11 AM
$97K + 15% bonus target (or, you know, over a quarter million + bonus if I lived in San Francisco :)

I'm a manager of marketing analysis for a F500, though I earned almost as much as a statistical analyst with considerably less hassle, though I like my current job a bit better.  A BA is a prerequisite and a masters is greatly preferred (almost required) for both jobs.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: runningthroughFIRE on June 09, 2016, 10:06:13 AM
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.

Or make everything based on San Fransisco.  For me to go to San Fransisco requires that I have a salary of about $175k based on what I make now (in Iowa) :-)

It's more fun to go that way for us LCoL folks.

Woah! I just ran the numbers based on bestplaces.net COLA calc. No wonder why Quora has questions like "Is 120K enough to live on in San Fran?"

This is hilarious.
I'm a 22 y/o excel monkey, soon to be a Certified Public excel monkey
Experience: 1 year
Education: BS in Business Administration and MS of Accounting
Salary: ~135K in San Francisco adjusted dollars.  I'm going to be using this number whenever anyone asks me how much I earn and I'm not comfortable enough to tell them directly
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: PNW Lady on June 09, 2016, 10:21:41 AM
Title: Controller
Age: 38
Experience: 12
Education: BS Business Admin - Accounting
Certification: CPA
Salary: $120K, ($155K = adjusted for San Fran)
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: 2Birds1Stone on June 09, 2016, 11:23:28 AM
Title: Account Executive
Salary: $47k base salary + $50k incentive comp @ quota (Going to hit ~$112k total for FY16)
Experience: 1 year
Age:28
Education:Some college

I want to update this and note that I actually ended up hitting $184,000 total comp for FY16 :)

Promotion in January has me at a $57k Base + $65k Incentive Comp @ Quota
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: retiringearly on June 09, 2016, 12:06:34 PM
Title:  Vice President of Finance
Experience: 25 years
Education: Undergrad in Finance + MBA
Location: Chicago
Base Salary: $160K
Car Allowance: $8.4K
Target Bonus: $40K (it can be more or less than $40K based on company performance)
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: lifejoy on June 09, 2016, 12:10:34 PM
Commenting to follow.

I'm a middle manager at a bookstore and am making $42,000 + bonuses based upon the store's performance.

I'm not at all satisfied with this level of pay considering that I have a BA in English Lit and a Master's of Library and Information Studies. This thread is inspirational! Thanks!

--

Title:  Manager
Experience: 1 year in this job
Education: Undergrad in English Lit and MLIS
Location: Canada
Base Salary: $42k
Target Bonus: $10k
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: dividendman on June 09, 2016, 12:41:43 PM

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.

Sounds like Netflix.

Title: SW Engineering Director
Compensation: ~300k
Years experience: 10
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Slee_stack on June 09, 2016, 12:57:34 PM
Title: Quality Engineer
Age: 44
Experience: 23 years
Education: BS ChE
Certification: CQE
Compensation: $103,500/yr + $3k-$5k bonus
Hours:  8-4:30
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: mm1970 on June 09, 2016, 01:57:19 PM
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.

Or make everything based on San Fransisco.  For me to go to San Fransisco requires that I have a salary of about $175k based on what I make now (in Iowa) :-)

It's more fun to go that way for us LCoL folks.

Woah! I just ran the numbers based on bestplaces.net COLA calc. No wonder why Quora has questions like "Is 120K enough to live on in San Fran?"

This is hilarious.
I'm a 22 y/o excel monkey, soon to be a Certified Public excel monkey
Experience: 1 year
Education: BS in Business Administration and MS of Accounting
Salary: ~135K in San Francisco adjusted dollars.  I'm going to be using this number whenever anyone asks me how much I earn and I'm not comfortable enough to tell them directly
I got $146k, but it's probably more than that because I'm underpaid.  $146k is actually probably where i should be, so in San Fran that's a bit more, 30% higher I think.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: JLee on June 09, 2016, 02:04:01 PM
Cop 50k (about to get a 20-30% raise), excellent benefits, early retirement. No degree besides police academy (most Officers have a degree these days, I'm an exception). Our pay varies wildly throughout the country. My Sgt. made well over 100k in NYC; some  police in rural areas only make mid 20's to low 30's.

I was at $48k + OT when I left NH in 2011. I was looking at TN in ~2006...$28k. Nope...
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: SyZ on June 09, 2016, 03:14:25 PM
Job Title: Whatever made up term the company came up with to make it seem like I matter
Salary: Enough to pay rent, $1,250 a month extra on debt and still feel like I'm going nowhere
Experience: That depends - are we counting each of my 9 6-12 month positions as one long 6 year experience, or just the current 8 month stint?
Education: B.S. in Statistics from UCLA - really putting that money to good use

Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Melisande on June 10, 2016, 09:48:14 AM
Since I no longer work, I'll go ahead and post my husband's information (with enough vagueness to assure anonymity).

Job Title: Full Professor/Department Chair in a STEM field at a large, public university
Experience: About 25 years in field
Age: Late 50s
Education: PhD from a top program
Salary (including base pay, retirement matching program,  travel reimbursements from grants; outside consulting & speaker fees): $240,000-$245,000/year.


I ran the salary through the CNN cost of living calculator. This income supports a lifestyle that $545,000/year would support in Manhattan. This is totally theoretical though because from what I've heard professors living in major metropolitan areas are rarely compensated at rates that make up for huge differences in COL. I'm glad we're living where we are!


Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Orvell on June 10, 2016, 10:13:00 AM
Title: Office Manager/Executive Admin
Salary: 39K + 4-7% bonus (if I'm not shit)
Age: 27
Education: College Degree (4 years)
Update: Same job title, Salary is now 42K with the same bonus potential (this year it was 4K, next year will be lower just due to company forecast)
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: NorCalMK3 on June 10, 2016, 10:30:02 AM
Job Title: Project Manager - Commercial Construction Company
Experience: 5+ years in field/office
Age: 31
Education: BS in Civil Engineering/Construction Management, Minor in Business Admin
Salary: $80,000/Year Base + $6000/Year Vehicle Allowance, Gas Card & Cell Phone, Med, Dental, Vision, 401k

Working in Northern California.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: gggggg on June 10, 2016, 01:05:24 PM
Cop 50k (about to get a 20-30% raise), excellent benefits, early retirement. No degree besides police academy (most Officers have a degree these days, I'm an exception). Our pay varies wildly throughout the country. My Sgt. made well over 100k in NYC; some  police in rural areas only make mid 20's to low 30's.

I was at $48k + OT when I left NH in 2011. I was looking at TN in ~2006...$28k. Nope...


Yeah it's crazy how different the pay is in different parts of the country. My Sgt. has a FAT pension from NYC, bought a $650k house here when he came down; on the flip side, I know guys out in the sticks that barely make $30k.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: retiringearly on June 10, 2016, 08:15:58 PM
Title:  Vice President of Finance
Experience: 25 years
Education: Undergrad in Finance + MBA
Location: Chicago
Base Salary: $160K
Car Allowance: $8.4K
Target Bonus: $40K (it can be more or less than $40K based on company performance)

Added - I am at the office 40 hours per week, but I only put in about 7 hours of actual work per week.  That is not  a joke.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: fuzzy math on June 10, 2016, 08:31:12 PM
Title: Surgical specialist (don't want to list my job title here due to it being a very small recognizable field)
Salary: $133k
Hours: Days plus on call
Experience: 12 years
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: MoneyCat on June 10, 2016, 08:40:10 PM
High School Teacher: $58,000. Total household income between the two of us plus our side hustles: $118,000. I am not complaining. Life is easy compared to when I was a kid.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: garth on June 12, 2016, 05:12:04 PM
Title:  Vice President of Finance
Experience: 25 years
Education: Undergrad in Finance + MBA
Location: Chicago
Base Salary: $160K
Car Allowance: $8.4K
Target Bonus: $40K (it can be more or less than $40K based on company performance)

Added - I am at the office 40 hours per week, but I only put in about 7 hours of actual work per week.  That is not  a joke.

What do you do during the other 33 hours?
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Erica on June 12, 2016, 06:39:19 PM
Supportive Living Supervisor- Averages to $15+ per hr (wages + my own income streams). Or $28,850 per year. Paid .54 cents mile to drive to work,not factored in. I live in California

Two 18 hr shifts per week.8 hrs of each 18 hr shift is paid sleep time. Midweek. 20 hrs paid by the County, 17 paid by a Vendor of the State= 37 hrs per wk + my own income streams worked while on the clock. I also make $150-$100 a month selling on Craigslist but haven’t done it long enough to rely upon that as regular income to factor in. Shop for items to sell online while on the clock. Job Pays me to drive to work and paid to shop at nearby thrift stores (with my client). Wage + .54 cents per mile. Paid to sleep 8 hrs of my 18 hr shifts, not factored into the wage above.

Excellent Medical & Dental Benefits, Some Life insurance & D&D
Doc visits-$5 co-pays/$15 Specialist
 $50 ER visits up to 4 days per yr then no cost.
$5 generic/ $15 brand name drugs. $10 X rays. $25 Cat Scans/MRI etc..
NO DEDUCTIBLE PLAN.
DENTAL- Free Cleanings and X rays. No co pays or deductibles. Everything free except orthodontics where they pay $500 towards braces

-50,00 Life Insurance+ 50,000 AD&D up front then 50% of wages paid until ages 65 if disabled.

Other Perks while on the clock-

-Paid to sleep 8 hrs of each shift (or surf online).
-Showering at work while on the clock in private bath. Blowdrying my hair. Two hours a week saved from doing it at home right after shift.
-Washing one set of clothes in bathtub(worn at the prior shift) hanging to dry then fold in the morning. Less laundry to do at home.
-Exercise each shift. Run pretty hard for 30 min of each shift. Not much but helps my cycling.  Run alongside my Client who cycles (on the level road) for 30-40 min of each shift.
-Plenty of time to eat healthy while on the clock-Juice my organic veggies and such.
-Paid .54 cents a mile to drive to work (one way) each week (an extra $125-$150 re-imbursement check per month)
-Twice as many paid sick days than Calif law requires

Potential Advancement- They've offered me a better job a few times. A higher up Supervisor Position but it requires working 4 more hrs per week +being on call at least 1, sometimes 2 two days per week. Includes better Life Insurance + other little perks. I'd only make $10,000 more per year. Not worth it. So this arrangement works fine. We live in Northern California
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: PDM on June 12, 2016, 07:24:55 PM
Job Title: Senior Environmental Advisor for a company in the mining/chemical manufacturing industry.
Salary: $127.5k (AUD)
Years’ experience: 10 years
(http://i.imgur.com/w3uCgeo.jpg)
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: soccerluvof4 on June 13, 2016, 06:26:47 AM
Amazing the Salaries of alot of young people on here. Practice the MMM principles and your future will be what you want it to be.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: mizzourah2006 on June 13, 2016, 08:04:47 AM
Age: 33
Job Title: Senior Compliance Analyst
Salary: $91k
Experience: 11 years
Education: Master’s degree


Holy shit, I could be making $241,274 in San Fran. Thanks for the COLA comparison link (http://www.bestplaces.net/cost-of-living/)!

That one is crazy compared to the CNN calculator.

CNN says I should be at $196k in San Fran
Best Places says I should be at $292k in San Fran.

One of them is likely a bit off.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Roots&Wings on June 13, 2016, 11:17:02 AM
^ Ha! Thanks for CNN comparison, http://money.cnn.com/calculator/pf/cost-of-living/index.html. Yes, I can now temper my reaction a bit since San Fran is only $160k compared to the insane $241k at Best places COL.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: ender on June 13, 2016, 04:29:29 PM
Amazing the Salaries of alot of young people on here. Practice the MMM principles and your future will be what you want it to be.

I feel very blessed to make what I do (and I'm not close to some folks my age or younger here, either).

Even more blessed to be smart enough to not be immediately parted with what I make, too! :-)
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: bb11 on June 16, 2016, 12:51:21 PM
Age: 27
Marketing Analyst
Salary: $76k + 4-10% bonus
B.A. in Psychology, up to about 4 years experience now

To those talking about COL adjustments, I think most places drastically overstate them, particularly for Mustachians. I spent ~$18,000 living in NYC last year, on pace to spend about $15,000 this year. How could I possibly be saving much more by living in St. Louis?

It is fairly easy to eliminate most of the COL difference if you really want to. So I would advocate not adjusting for COL on a forum like this. Someone making $100,000 in a HCOL area has the opportunity to save much more than than another person making $60,000 in a LCOL area.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: monstermonster on June 22, 2016, 12:57:16 PM
Hey I have a new job! I'm revisiting!

Age: 28
Title: Digital Director
Field: Politics
Location: Portland, OR
Salary: $49K + bonuses (~$3,000 depending on election results)
Education: BA in Economics
Experience: 10 years experience in closely related field, first year in politics
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: AmandaS1989 on June 22, 2016, 01:10:36 PM
Here to update!

Age: 27
Title: Staff Accountant
Location: Piedmont Triad, NC
Salary: $35K
Experience: 1 year
Education: BS in Accounting
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: tyort1 on June 27, 2016, 11:09:34 AM
Project manager at a large IT company.  $120k per year.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: darknight on June 27, 2016, 12:44:16 PM
Age: 28
Title: Member Services and sales
Field: Major med insurance
Location: Montana
Salary: $46K + 6-8% bonus
Education: BA in Business Management
Experience: 3.5 years
-
Wife and I started a graphic design business this year- she has 6+ years designing, BA in Graphic Design
~looking like $8-10k this year
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Gribble752 on June 28, 2016, 05:14:02 AM
Job Title: Creative Designer
Salary: $69k

Years of experience: 1.5
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Jaguar Paw on June 28, 2016, 07:04:40 AM
Cop 50k (about to get a 20-30% raise), excellent benefits, early retirement. No degree besides police academy (most Officers have a degree these days, I'm an exception). Our pay varies wildly throughout the country. My Sgt. made well over 100k in NYC; some  police in rural areas only make mid 20's to low 30's.

I was at $48k + OT when I left NH in 2011. I was looking at TN in ~2006...$28k. Nope...


Yeah it's crazy how different the pay is in different parts of the country. My Sgt. has a FAT pension from NYC, bought a $650k house here when he came down; on the flip side, I know guys out in the sticks that barely make $30k.

How much time did y'all have on?
Me:
Job title: police officer
Age: 31
Time on: 9 years
Pay: 85k ish with ball park 8 hours per week overtime.
Location: Texas, super low cost of living.
Education requirements:  45 college credits or military experience I believe.
Extra pay for: masters degree/ bachelors degree, bilingual.
Perks: 55% pension at 25 years
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: MVal on June 28, 2016, 07:54:50 AM
Title: Front Desk Jockey
Total Compensation: Around $61k
Years of Experience: Several
Training/Education: OTJ is all that is necessary, however a BA was 'highly desired'. I happened to have one.

I have one of the easiest jobs for the money in the world. Some days I just sit here like '...really? They are happily shelling out $61k a year for this?".

Damn, how lucky! But what part of the country?
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: JLee on June 28, 2016, 11:02:53 AM
Cop 50k (about to get a 20-30% raise), excellent benefits, early retirement. No degree besides police academy (most Officers have a degree these days, I'm an exception). Our pay varies wildly throughout the country. My Sgt. made well over 100k in NYC; some  police in rural areas only make mid 20's to low 30's.

I was at $48k + OT when I left NH in 2011. I was looking at TN in ~2006...$28k. Nope...


Yeah it's crazy how different the pay is in different parts of the country. My Sgt. has a FAT pension from NYC, bought a $650k house here when he came down; on the flip side, I know guys out in the sticks that barely make $30k.

How much time did y'all have on?
Me:
Job title: police officer
Age: 31
Time on: 9 years
Pay: 85k ish with ball park 8 hours per week overtime.
Location: Texas, super low cost of living.
Education requirements:  45 college credits or military experience I believe.
Extra pay for: masters degree/ bachelors degree, bilingual.
Perks: 55% pension at 25 years

I started part time in December 2006, full time in September 2007, and left in October 2011 - 4yr 10mo total, just over 4 years full time.

It was fun and I have no regrets, but I am really enjoying having nights and weekends off now. Stay safe!
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: MVal on June 28, 2016, 12:40:41 PM
Title: Property Administrator (administrative assistant-like job in commercial property management)
Years in: 6
Age: 33
Education: Bachelor of Arts - English
Salary: $40,000

This is by far the highest paying job I've ever had, and I get great benefits and bonuses on top of my base. However, I'm hoping to explore options and find a new career path eventually as I'm getting very bored with this. I'm not sure what I could do from here, but I do want to make over $50K.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: MMMarbleheader on June 28, 2016, 12:57:57 PM
Title: Property Administrator (administrative assistant-like job in commercial property management)
Years in: 6
Age: 33
Education: Bachelor of Arts - English
Salary: $40,000

This is by far the highest paying job I've ever had, and I get great benefits and bonuses on top of my base. However, I'm hoping to explore options and find a new career path eventually as I'm getting very bored with this. I'm not sure what I could do from here, but I do want to make over $50K.

I work for a national general contractor. We have project admins that process all the submitals, drawings, reporting, supply ordering, etc. They are paid $20-$35/hr. A few have gotten a masters in Construction Management and moved up into the technical ranks.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: TheAnonOne on June 28, 2016, 02:46:32 PM
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.

Or make everything based on San Fransisco.  For me to go to San Fransisco requires that I have a salary of about $175k based on what I make now (in Iowa) :-)

It's more fun to go that way for us LCoL folks.

Woah! I just ran the numbers based on bestplaces.net COLA calc. No wonder why Quora has questions like "Is 120K enough to live on in San Fran?"

Using... http://money.cnn.com/calculator/pf/cost-of-living/

I make 160 to 200 a year as a .NET consultant in MN, apparently I need OVER $300,000 to go to SAN FRAN

Amazing...
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Last Night on June 29, 2016, 06:45:29 AM
Title:  Vice President of Finance
Experience: 25 years
Education: Undergrad in Finance + MBA
Location: Chicago
Base Salary: $160K
Car Allowance: $8.4K
Target Bonus: $40K (it can be more or less than $40K based on company performance)

Ballpark of annual revenue of the company?  I am assuming less than 500M annual at the above comp for VP finance.  Is there a CFO as well or are you as high as it gets on the Finance side?

Awesome work life balance though, you hit the jackpot there :)

Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: svndezafrohman on June 29, 2016, 05:34:47 PM
Senior Accoutant for University
Base Salary: $80k
Bonus: ~5%
Vacation: 20 days
Holiday: 13 paid days
Experience: 1.5 years public. 3.5 years private.
Age: 29

Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Shenzhenigans on June 30, 2016, 09:16:24 AM
Title - Programme Officer (at an international nonprofit)
Age - 24
Salary - 28k USD
Location - China

Gotta love that low CoL though!
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: DeskJockey2028 on June 30, 2016, 10:41:19 AM
Title: Support Associate II
Age: 44
Salary: 71k
Location: US


Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: hoipolloi on July 01, 2016, 05:47:33 AM
Title: Community Construction Liaison
Age: 23
Salary: ~75K before any OT.
Education: Finishing up undergrad.
Experience: First year doing this, 5 years of various fundraising, non-profit, etc. before.

HCOL area though!
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: MVal on July 08, 2016, 09:08:42 AM
Title: Property Administrator (administrative assistant-like job in commercial property management)
Years in: 6
Age: 33
Education: Bachelor of Arts - English
Salary: $40,000

This is by far the highest paying job I've ever had, and I get great benefits and bonuses on top of my base. However, I'm hoping to explore options and find a new career path eventually as I'm getting very bored with this. I'm not sure what I could do from here, but I do want to make over $50K.

I work for a national general contractor. We have project admins that process all the submitals, drawings, reporting, supply ordering, etc. They are paid $20-$35/hr. A few have gotten a masters in Construction Management and moved up into the technical ranks.

That's cool, but I'd honestly like to do something less administrative as a different career. I would probably fit better in a teaching or creative career, but not sure how to break into that without amassing student debt or having to deal with the state education systems.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Gronnie on July 14, 2016, 09:55:49 PM
My Job Title: SSD Firmware Engineer
Experience: 1 year
Education: BS in Computer Science
Salary: 72k + ~10% bonus + $750 HSA contribution + 2.5% 401k match + whatever ESPP ends up being worth

Cost of living from this chart (http://www.infoplease.com/business/economy/cost-living-index-us-cities.html) is 99.2/100, so very average cost of living area.

Started at 71k, got a raise a couple months in as a thanks for being awesome ;)

My manager says I will be getting a promotion in the next round (February) even though it typically takes 3-4 years. Should come with about a 10% raise.

The work environment is awesome. Really laid back and supportive. Take as much vacation as you want policy with no keeping track of work, sick, and vacation hours, etc. I would have to get a super big raise to consider working elsewhere.

DW Job Title: RN
Salary: ~70k + small pension + 2% 403b match
Experience: 5 years
Education: BS in Dietetics, BS in Nursing

She started out getting a degree in dietetics but that didn't work out due to requiring an internship to get certified and there not being enough to go around (something that if she had known me prior to starting the program she would have thoroughly looked into and chosen something different or studied harder). Went back after the Dietetics degree and did an accelerated BSN program and now is very happy.

Updating because I just got a promotion and a 15% raise!!!!

My Job Title: Senior SSD Firmware Engineer
Experience: 1.5 years
Education: BS in Computer Science
Salary: $83,000 + 10% bonus target + $750 HSA contribution + 3% 401k match + whatever ESPP ends up being worth
San Francisco Salary: $198,578 (my city is 101.4 on CoL Index)
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Chris86 on July 15, 2016, 03:25:11 PM
2 jobs

Age: 29
Title: Business Analyst
Salary: $69K
Education: BS in Finance, a year of MBA down
Experience: 5 years

National Guard
Title: Platoon Leader
Salary: $7.5k
Experience: 11 years
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: DebtFreeinPhilly on August 07, 2016, 09:42:08 PM
Title: Federal Government GS-1811-13-5 ("I'm with the government. I'm here to help")
Salary: $113,000
Age: 34
Education: BA CLJ from Penn State
Experience: 12 years
Location: Philadelphia
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Zap on August 07, 2016, 10:16:35 PM
Age: 41
Title: Union Electrican
Pay: $62000 + 12.5% 401K + fully paid family medical insurance + pension
Education: 5 year apprenticeship
Experience: 10 years
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: gggggg on August 08, 2016, 04:28:27 AM
Cop 50k (about to get a 20-30% raise), excellent benefits, early retirement. No degree besides police academy (most Officers have a degree these days, I'm an exception). Our pay varies wildly throughout the country. My Sgt. made well over 100k in NYC; some  police in rural areas only make mid 20's to low 30's.

I was at $48k + OT when I left NH in 2011. I was looking at TN in ~2006...$28k. Nope...


Yeah it's crazy how different the pay is in different parts of the country. My Sgt. has a FAT pension from NYC, bought a $650k house here when he came down; on the flip side, I know guys out in the sticks that barely make $30k.

How much time did y'all have on?
Me:
Job title: police officer
Age: 31
Time on: 9 years
Pay: 85k ish with ball park 8 hours per week overtime.
Location: Texas, super low cost of living.
Education requirements:  45 college credits or military experience I believe.
Extra pay for: masters degree/ bachelors degree, bilingual.
Perks: 55% pension at 25 years

I started part time in December 2006, full time in September 2007, and left in October 2011 - 4yr 10mo total, just over 4 years full time.

It was fun and I have no regrets, but I am really enjoying having nights and weekends off now. Stay safe!

Yeah the nights and weekends suck sometimes. I've been on 10 years; did corporate asset protection work for 11 years before that (actually liked it better than police work). Man you guy in Texas get paid well; I've talked to a couple of Texas LEO's, and they all were paid well.


Update: Got a promotion

Police Sergeant
60k+
10 years service
41yo
Some college, lots of in-service training
Location, central NC
My COL is almost nothing, house paid for, no debt.



Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Jaguar Paw on August 11, 2016, 05:21:29 PM
Cop 50k (about to get a 20-30% raise), excellent benefits, early retirement. No degree besides police academy (most Officers have a degree these days, I'm an exception). Our pay varies wildly throughout the country. My Sgt. made well over 100k in NYC; some  police in rural areas only make mid 20's to low 30's.

I was at $48k + OT when I left NH in 2011. I was looking at TN in ~2006...$28k. Nope...


Yeah it's crazy how different the pay is in different parts of the country. My Sgt. has a FAT pension from NYC, bought a $650k house here when he came down; on the flip side, I know guys out in the sticks that barely make $30k.

How much time did y'all have on?
Me:
Job title: police officer
Age: 31
Time on: 9 years
Pay: 85k ish with ball park 8 hours per week overtime.
Location: Texas, super low cost of living.
Education requirements:  45 college credits or military experience I believe.
Extra pay for: masters degree/ bachelors degree, bilingual.
Perks: 55% pension at 25 years

I started part time in December 2006, full time in September 2007, and left in October 2011 - 4yr 10mo total, just over 4 years full time.

It was fun and I have no regrets, but I am really enjoying having nights and weekends off now. Stay safe!

Yeah the nights and weekends suck sometimes. I've been on 10 years; did corporate asset protection work for 11 years before that (actually liked it better than police work). Man you guy in Texas get paid well; I've talked to a couple of Texas LEO's, and they all were paid well.


Update: Got a promotion

Police Sergeant
60k+
10 years service
41yo
Some college, lots of in-service training
Location, central NC
My COL is almost nothing, house paid for, no debt.

Congrats on the promotion! yeah, we just got a pretty sweet new contract too. Officers with 17 years on will be getting around 90K in 2018 with a degree... We're hiring!
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: LivlongnProsper on August 12, 2016, 09:25:22 AM
Age: 43
Title: Auditor
Salary: 78K
Education: BS in nuclear engineering
Experience: 3 years
Location: Bremerton, WA

Prior job: 22 years active duty Navy enlisted, retired as an E-8. Worked on submarines running the engineroom.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: PhoenixHeat on August 12, 2016, 10:00:22 AM
Account Manager

Salary $52K
Quarterly Bonus: Average $2K (about 3K gross)take home net each quarter last 4 quarters
Annually Profit Sharing: depending on the year appx. $7K
4.5% 401 k match
pretty decent medical benefits

2 years in job

age 33

feeling underpaid vs many I see here...
Happy I am focusing on both increasing savings rate as well as increasing pay :)
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Edubb20 on August 12, 2016, 10:19:34 AM
Job: Athletics Program Supervisor
Salary: Currently 65k  (caps out at around 70K in ~1.5 years)
Experience/Ed: M.S. is Sports Admin and about 15 years total experience (Part and Full Time)

Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: AdaBeansonFire on August 13, 2016, 06:08:47 PM
Job- E-Discovery Consultant
Salary - 87,500 plus bonus ~4% per quarter based on company performance
Experience/Ed - 10+ years, BA/JD
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Simpli-Fi on August 14, 2016, 08:44:06 AM
Expat Oil Field Trash (expecting to be laid off soon = forced into RE)
Super low cost of living with exchange rate
North of $350k compensation + 8% base salary match 401k + pension

10 years in industry 4 years outside experience Engineering degree and Professional Engineering license.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: brokemillennial on August 14, 2016, 10:52:05 AM
Job: Customer Service Rep
Age: 28
Less than 1 year in this job
~ $35K, plus benefits and matching 401k

No degree (hoping to finish up this year once tuition benefits kick in), but I have lots of customer service experience. Hoping to move into a new role in my organization after a year or so in this role so that I can make/save more.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: beastykato on August 14, 2016, 07:55:16 PM
Title: Pharmaceutical Fluid Bed Operator
Age: 29
Experience: 5 years
Education: BS in Biology/Chemistry (Job requires only HS Diploma =P)
Salary: $68,000 Base (*80k-100k typically with OT)
401k match: Flat rate of $4490 (~6.6% of base salary)
Vacation: 160 Hours Paid
Work Hours/Week: 36  (Weekend shift though so not all ice cream and rainbows)

Sad thing is I get paid more than Chemists/R&D/Supervisors at the company or I would leave the union and take one of those jobs.  Glad I didn't go to pharmacy school and take on the $160k of school tuition debt + living expenses for 4 years. 

Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: BCBiker on August 14, 2016, 09:12:20 PM
Title: Pathology Resident
Age: 30
Experience: 5 (PGY5 in the jargon)
Education: MD
Salary: $61,800 Base ($500 BS bonus, contract disallows outside gigs for the most part), good health insurance
401k match: Ha!
Vacation: 15 days
Work Hours/Week: 60ish Plus occasional at home call (reasonable for a resident)
Current City: Denver

Next year I will be a "fellow" in NYC with ~$82-85K salary.  After training salary depends on type of practice (academic, private practice or industry) and desirability of city (you can make 2-3x in places that docs don't want to live).  Ballpark first year salary in my ultimate field (Molecular Genetic Pathology/Clinical Informatics) is $200,000-$250,000 in a major city outside of the South and Midwest.  Depending on partnership/academic structure, 3-6 years in, one can probably expect $225,000-$350,000 but it is widely variable, that range probably captures 1.5 SDs (assuming mediocristan). 

As you might imagine, this field (like all of medicine) puts one way behind in savings, because one does not start saving in earnest until 28-35 years old.  Most people, like myself, have $100,000-300,000 in medical school debt at graduation that grows during residency because salary is not sufficient in higher COL cities to even pay down interest on this debt (6+% interest is the norm).

Fortunately, the end game salary more than makes up for the years of poor pay and what some would consider being overworked during residency.  The trick is realizing one is not rich when you are 32 years old with $300K education debt and minimal retirement savings. This is where most fail. :)

Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: ender on August 14, 2016, 09:15:40 PM
Fortunately, the end game salary more than makes up for the years of poor pay and what some would consider being overworked during residency.   The trick is realizing one is not rich when you are 32 years old with $300K education debt and minimal retirement savings. This is where most fail. :)

I don't want to burst your bubble. I really don't.

So I won't and will just say, I hope you make more than $225k and work a normal workweek when you graduate into your non-residency!
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: meerkat on August 15, 2016, 06:01:00 AM
Title: Pharmaceutical Fluid Bed Operator

What does this mean? I'm imagining a water bed with a bunch of prescription bottles thrown on it, but that's probably not right.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: dignam on August 15, 2016, 06:57:59 AM
My San Francisco salary would be around $115k.  With out getting specific, I work in IT, get a very generous 28 days of vacation a year and 3-3.5% profit sharing 401k.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: beastykato on August 15, 2016, 08:51:08 AM
Title: Pharmaceutical Fluid Bed Operator

What does this mean? I'm imagining a water bed with a bunch of prescription bottles thrown on it, but that's probably not right.

It's actually air, although there is usually solution involved with the drug either dissolved in it (aqueous, alcohol, and acetone based)or already present in the powder itself. 

"Fluid" just comes from the fact that the air in the chamber keeps the powder or beads we are coating with the drug suspended in the air in a fluid manner, so that they get coated as evenly as possible with the drug solutions.

They do the same process in many different fields.  For example, cereal plants also use fluid beds to put sugar-based coatings on their products
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: BCBiker on August 15, 2016, 08:55:18 AM
Fortunately, the end game salary more than makes up for the years of poor pay and what some would consider being overworked during residency.   The trick is realizing one is not rich when you are 32 years old with $300K education debt and minimal retirement savings. This is where most fail. :)

I don't want to burst your bubble. I really don't.

So I won't and will just say, I hope you make more than $225k and work a normal workweek when you graduate into your non-residency!

Pathology is much more a standard work week than say a surgeon, although occasional call is part of the bargain.  Believe me I know that medicine is not a lifestyle profession in any sense of the word. I hope that I continue to find the work gratifying in whatever situation I find myself in.  If I wanted a truly 9-5 kind of job it would probably be available (and pay more) but part of the draw of being a physician is to directly have an influence in patients' lives.  For me Mustachianism is a way to create freedom from money so that it does not matter what I am paid, I will be able to do something that is gratifying. I also want to be able to quit the moment that it is no longer worth it to me.

 I feel sorry for people spending 20 nights per month in the hospital and not seeing their children grow up because they need the 9k sq ft house, boat, BMW SUV, etc.  That is when medicine will make one want to shoot oneself and they not uncommonly do --->> https://afsp.org/our-work/education/physician-medical-student-depression-suicide-prevention/ (https://afsp.org/our-work/education/physician-medical-student-depression-suicide-prevention/)
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: whywhy on August 15, 2016, 10:17:12 PM
Title: IT architect @45 yrs
salary $160K with bonus. employer 10% match to 401K
wifey about the same....

savings sucked compared to pay...usual sins of keeping up with joneses and horrible money management. IF we keep our jobs, looking @55 to RE with kids educated/married/out.

It will take a mindset shift but with frugal life...but I can FI next year.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Simpli-Fi on August 16, 2016, 03:00:48 PM
Good luck brother and welcome, better late than never!
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: retiringearly on August 16, 2016, 06:37:10 PM
Title:  Vice President of Finance
Experience: 25 years
Education: Undergrad in Finance + MBA
Location: Chicago
Base Salary: $160K
Car Allowance: $8.4K
Target Bonus: $40K (it can be more or less than $40K based on company performance)

Added - I am at the office 40 hours per week, but I only put in about 7 hours of actual work per week.  That is not  a joke.

What do you do during the other 33 hours?
I 1) am on the internet messing around, 2) going to a park for a walk for exercise when it is not too hot out, or 3) running errands (going to Walgreens, Costco, Walmart, etc).    Not kidding.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: retiringearly on August 16, 2016, 06:42:14 PM
Title:  Vice President of Finance
Experience: 25 years
Education: Undergrad in Finance + MBA
Location: Chicago
Base Salary: $160K
Car Allowance: $8.4K
Target Bonus: $40K (it can be more or less than $40K based on company performance)


Ballpark of annual revenue of the company?  I am assuming less than 500M annual at the above comp for VP finance.  Is there a CFO as well or are you as high as it gets on the Finance side?

Awesome work life balance though, you hit the jackpot there :)
You are good.  $100 million in sales (but we are really, really, really profitable).  We are owned by another company, the CFO of that company is the only person with the CFO title.  The people in charge of finance for the companies at my level have the title VP of Finance.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Livingthedream55 on August 25, 2016, 02:13:37 PM
Program Coordinator $87,000   (U.S.)
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Kyrie on August 28, 2016, 05:00:46 PM
Table Games Dealer, 23 years old, 55k
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: blackjack on August 28, 2016, 07:12:09 PM
Job Title: UPS Driver
Salary: $96,000.00 + ( benefits, pension)
Years’ experience: 4 years
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: startingsmall on August 29, 2016, 07:25:56 AM
I feel sorry for people spending 20 nights per month in the hospital and not seeing their children grow up because they need the 9k sq ft house, boat, BMW SUV, etc.  That is when medicine will make one want to shoot oneself and they not uncommonly do --->> https://afsp.org/our-work/education/physician-medical-student-depression-suicide-prevention/ (https://afsp.org/our-work/education/physician-medical-student-depression-suicide-prevention/)

At least you guys are only half as likely to kill yourselves as the veterinarians ;)

And, to that end, here's my recent update:

Title: Associate Veterinarian
Age: 37
Experience: 10 yrs
Education: DVM
Salary: $80,500  (down from $92,000 three months ago)
401k match: 3%
Vacation: 20 days
Work Hours/Week: 30-32 hrs/wk (down from 38-40 hrs/wk three months ago)
Current city: LCOL area in the South

Yep, I took a pay cut in exchange for an hours cut. Best decision that I've ever made.... I no longer hate work as much, still get benefits, AND have more time for my side gig (which pays significantly more per hour than my veterinary work). Life has been immeasurably better for the last few months.

Title: Freelance Veterinary/Medical Writer
Age: 37
Experience: 1 yr
Education: DVM
Salary: $15k since Aug 2015. Hoping to hit a 2016 income of $25k, but we'll see.
401k match: none
Vacation: as much as I want, unpaid
Work Hours/Week: 0-15 hrs/wk
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: boarder42 on August 29, 2016, 08:14:36 AM
Job Title: UPS Driver
Salary: $96,000.00 + ( benefits, pension)
Years’ experience: 4 years

thats incredible.  i'm 6 years out of college as an engineer and barely pull in more.  should have taken this path it looks like.  How many hours do you work to make that 96k?
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Gronnie on August 29, 2016, 11:01:31 AM
Job Title: UPS Driver
Salary: $96,000.00 + ( benefits, pension)
Years’ experience: 4 years

thats incredible.  i'm 6 years out of college as an engineer and barely pull in more.  should have taken this path it looks like.  How many hours do you work to make that 96k?

This. I am an engineer and making about 5k less than this 2 years out of school.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: ender on August 29, 2016, 11:13:01 AM
don't forget to compare your salary based on your SF salary.

blackjack could be located there, in which case your "only $5k less" in a perhaps lower cost of living area could end up being 2x what blackjack makes there.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: ayaparis on August 29, 2016, 06:38:37 PM
Got a 77% increase this year. 30 yo, 6 years software engineer @ $85,000 (SF: $150,147).
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: blackjack on August 29, 2016, 07:21:56 PM
Job Title: UPS Driver
Salary: $96,000.00 + ( benefits, pension)
Years’ experience: 4 years

thats incredible.  i'm 6 years out of college as an engineer and barely pull in more.  should have taken this path it looks like.  How many hours do you work to make that 96k?
It ranges from 45-50hours per week and usually 55hours during holiday season.

My SF salary would be $167000; Which doesn't really mean much because UPS drivers get paid the same everywhere.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: ptenn on August 30, 2016, 04:27:38 AM
Job: Manager of a team of anti-money laundering/anti-terrorist financing analysts/investigators at a large Canadian bank
Experience: 5 years in the industry
Age: 28
Education: Bachelor of criminology
Salary: Slightly over $90k (CAD), plus 3% employer stock contributions, plus an annual performance-based bonus (usually around $15k at my level), plus the usual suite of dental, drugs, and extended healthcare coverage.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: PFHC on August 30, 2016, 05:00:57 AM
Currently;
Marine Engineer (http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/share-your-badassity/perhaps-the-single-most-mustachian-job-ever/msg791769/#msg791769)
$135-$212k depending on location, 6% 401k match, 5% pension, and work half the year, but GONE half the year.
36
Either none or 4 years at a maritime academy like I did

Soon to be:
Product Manager for a wind turbine
$135k + 15% bonus

I live in the US.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Villanelle on August 30, 2016, 05:19:43 AM
Title: English teacher (lessons, not in a school environment)
Salary: between $30 and $50/hour, not including prep time, which is minimal
Education: Bachelor of English, though it isn't required
Experience: None when I started, and I was making the same amount
 
I'm in the greater, greater Tokyo area, so it's pretty expensive, but I think may pay is pretty much amazing regardless.

In most of my classes, I literally just sit and chat with people, and then they pay me.  Last week, I was talking about wanting a dog, and I mentioned I want one that doesn't shed. They didn't know the word, so I wrote it on the board and explained what it meant, then let them know that as a noun is also refers to a small outbuilding. That's pretty much how classes work.  Just talking and teaching as things come up.  There are definitely lower paying classes, but I don't usually take them.  I also prefer the adult classes because they require less work than the kids classes and are more fun for me. 

Commute time can suck.  I only take the "closer" classes, but 10 miles can easily take 45-60 minutes.  I have no paid time off, but it's pretty easy to skip an occasional class and get a sub.  It does take a while to build a stable of classes.  Last time I moved to Japan, it took about a year to get up to about 15 hours of class, and that's about where I stopped, but I could easily have worked more if I'd been willing to sell more of me time.  (I refused to work Friday afternoons or weekends, for example.) I do have the advantage of being here due to my husband's military service, which allows me to actually be here, and happens to be an environment where there are many teachers and they leave every 2-3 years and typically name their own replacements.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: liberate_life on August 30, 2016, 05:39:24 AM
Profession: Freelance embedded firmware engineer (I also do some higher level stuff like Python)

Pay: I usually get paid an hourly or day rate. The current range is around £50 to £65 per hour.

Education: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Computer Engineering

Experience: 5 years in my current industry. Over 10 years in technology/programming.

I live in the UK and am currently only doing work for clients in this country. I work about 40% of full-time (by design) and have decided to stick to this working pattern rather than shooting for full FI in 10 years.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: EconDiva on August 30, 2016, 12:40:45 PM
270k dentist who also manages a large office.

Thank you for sharing. 

This is the first forum I've been in with a salary related thread where I can ever recall a dentist actually posting.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: EconDiva on August 30, 2016, 12:48:07 PM
Job Title: Clinical Research Manager
Salary: $105,000 + yearly bonus
Experience: 8 years in various clinical research roles
Age: 33

Are you with a sponsor or CRO?
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: RetirementDreaming on August 30, 2016, 03:06:27 PM
Title: Business Analyst
Salary: $110K, including bonus (average for my group ~$130K) 
Experience: 10 years
Education: Bachelor of Science in Business Admin
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: MVal on September 08, 2016, 10:53:03 AM
Title: English teacher (lessons, not in a school environment)
Salary: between $30 and $50/hour, not including prep time, which is minimal
Education: Bachelor of English, though it isn't required
Experience: None when I started, and I was making the same amount
 
I'm in the greater, greater Tokyo area, so it's pretty expensive, but I think may pay is pretty much amazing regardless.

In most of my classes, I literally just sit and chat with people, and then they pay me.  Last week, I was talking about wanting a dog, and I mentioned I want one that doesn't shed. They didn't know the word, so I wrote it on the board and explained what it meant, then let them know that as a noun is also refers to a small outbuilding. That's pretty much how classes work.  Just talking and teaching as things come up.  There are definitely lower paying classes, but I don't usually take them.  I also prefer the adult classes because they require less work than the kids classes and are more fun for me. 

Commute time can suck.  I only take the "closer" classes, but 10 miles can easily take 45-60 minutes.  I have no paid time off, but it's pretty easy to skip an occasional class and get a sub.  It does take a while to build a stable of classes.  Last time I moved to Japan, it took about a year to get up to about 15 hours of class, and that's about where I stopped, but I could easily have worked more if I'd been willing to sell more of me time.  (I refused to work Friday afternoons or weekends, for example.) I do have the advantage of being here due to my husband's military service, which allows me to actually be here, and happens to be an environment where there are many teachers and they leave every 2-3 years and typically name their own replacements.

Wow, that's great. I've toyed with the idea of one day teaching English in Korea. I think the cost of living there might be cheaper, but not sure how the pay compares.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Northwestie on September 08, 2016, 10:56:34 AM
Seems an interesting way to generate some income if you are retired and want to stay put in a place for a bit.  Cheers.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Pooperman on September 09, 2016, 06:02:39 AM
Title: Salesforce Administrator
Salary: $82k + 10% bonus
Experience: 3 years
Education: BS Engineering Physics
Age: 26
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: LMBB on September 11, 2016, 10:28:49 PM
Long time lurker, first time poster! Woo!

Title: Research Assistant Professor
Salary: 105K + 14% guaranteed contribution to 403b + med. ins.
Experience: 4 years post-fellowship
Education: BS, PhD, +2 year research fellowship

I also got a 36K educational loan repayment grant as part of my start-up package, and 15K in moving expenses (moved cross country)
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Primm on September 12, 2016, 03:14:30 AM
Registered Nurse.

$96k, working 3x 12 hour shifts a week (includes penalties but no overtime).

30 years experience (!!!) but this pay rate is for anything over 8 years.

3 year Bachelor degree.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: pancakes on September 12, 2016, 04:11:08 AM
Title: Team Leader (in a showroom)
Experience: 3 years
Education: 3 year bachelors degree
Salary: AU$72k inc super + a couple of hundred in bonuses typically
Vacation: 20 days
Personal leave (sick, grief, caring for sick family): 10 days (rolls over if unused) 
Work Hours/Week: 40 hours
Country: Australia

I am also a qualified teacher which is a job where I would earn more but this job is reasonable pay for the very low stress environment and absolutely no unpaid overtime.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: londonbanker on September 15, 2016, 03:21:51 PM
Title - VP in commercial/trading function at a major retailer
Comp - £325k average of the past 3 years.. Whatever that is in $ right this minute. Thats base, bonus, exec comp, stocks. Thats in London, so assuming its fairly similar to SF COL
Experience - 12years
Age - mid 30s

I started my career in finance and transitioned to retail 5 years ago. Fantastic job. Low stress despite leading a team of ~150 ppl in a trading function. Hours could be 9-5/6, but i probably put in 8-6 as i really love what I do. Company culture is great and focused on team and personal development.

Partner
Title - Risk management in top tech company
Comp - £110k thats all in too for a ridiculously good worklife balance... Got to love tech companies
Experience - 8years
Age - low 30s

We want to retire early and save about 60-65% of our total comp on average.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Slyder22 on September 29, 2016, 09:03:39 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
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: stein79 on September 30, 2016, 08:40:34 AM
Age: 29
Position: Business Development/Sales
Location: Mid-Atlantic
Industrial Hardware Products - technology
Experience: 6 years as a salesman, 1 year in current field
4 year business degree (scholarship athlete)
Salary: $62K plus 6% commission of gross profit of sale (Expect FY 2016 to gross $65-70K and 2017 to gross $70-80K)  Products require extremely long sales cycles.
Benefits and 401K with 4% match, small company so lots of flexibility with hours, 3 weeks of vacation.

I love working with people, I like our products and the company but the up and down life of sales does get frustrating and depressing.  However, I do enjoy the concept of: if I want to earn more, I can do it by working harder/longer than others - theoretically speaking!

Only debt is 25 years left on starter house mortgage.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: zephyr911 on October 05, 2016, 10:16:51 AM
Woo, December raise added $2K+ to my total.... almost $82K now on the base job, and a whopping 1% raise on #2... lulz
Another raise that I didn't even see coming! Now $84k.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: erinw on October 06, 2016, 11:29:47 AM
Title: Admin Assistant
Experience: 2 years
Salary: $42k
Age: 24
Education: BA, studied international studies and art history

Basically I don't know what I want to do with my life, had a hard time finding a job after graduation, and freaked out and accepted the first job I was offered because rent in this HCOL area doesn't care if you're unemployed or not and my paltry savings were reaching a dangerously low level. Two years on I've moved to a less crappy admin job at a much better company, but I'm still facing the non-profit trade-off of great benefits, not so great pay, as well as the fact that I'm very over the admin thing and want to actually DO something. So my first priority is to cut down unnecessary spending/ramp up the savings rate and from there figure out how to make more money and/or not be so damn bored at work.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: spoonchucker on November 04, 2016, 04:21:09 AM
Title: Aerospace Engineer
Salary: 78k€
Age: 46
Experience: 22 years
Education: 4 year bachelors degree
Country: Germany

35hr working week, 6 weeks paid annual leave, never work weekends/late, can start/finish when I want, time bank for overtime, low/no oversight by management.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: spicykissa on November 04, 2016, 05:19:35 AM
Title: Clinical Nurse II (that is, not a new grad, but no admin responsibilities)
Salary: ~$75,000 with shift differential & some (always voluntary, @ time-and-a-half pay) overtime
Age: 28
Experience: 2 years
Education: unused BS in Biology (4 years), BS in Nursing (another 13 months)

I LOVE my job. When I'm home, I'm 100% home. I work nights, self-scheduled 3 days/week, so bullshit is an minimum, and I can really take time to care for my critically ill patients. It's amazing to work with my hands, and my brain, and see people come back from mostly dead. My clothes are always comfortable and my co-workers are amazing, funny, caring people for the most part.

It has downsides, of course. There's lots of bodily fluids involved. People die on a semi-regular basis. And I sometimes don't have time to eat or pee in a 13+ hour shift. But really, it's pretty much awesome.


Spouse:
Title: Engineer 7b-PYT (I kid, but it really is something ridiculous like this, as the company has tons of levels)
Salary: $113,000 + bonus ($10k or so?)
Age: 30
Experience: 6 years
Education: BS in Physics (4 years), plus some specific industry certs earned along the way

 
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Sockigal on November 20, 2016, 02:02:54 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!!

What is your university degree? How do you start in this profession?
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: mlejw6 on November 20, 2016, 04:31:26 PM
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.

I got a new job and a raise! Same employer, same division.

Title: Systems Engineer
Salary: 80k
Experience: 3.5 years
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: veloman on November 20, 2016, 10:37:33 PM
Updating: I'm self employed running my own lawn maintenance business. (It's an unconventional business model). I only work about 25 hours a week, and the season is winding down. Around $40/hr. Need to look into some off season work.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Johnez on November 20, 2016, 11:58:35 PM
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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: littlelykke on November 21, 2016, 03:43:36 AM
Age: 25
Job: High School Teacher
Experience: This is my 2nd year of teaching

Degree: 4 year Bachelor

Income: 25.200 euro, after taxes. I work 3,5 day per week.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Bracken_Joy 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Enigma 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Malum Prohibitum 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?
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Icecreamarsenal 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: marion10 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
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Roboturner 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!
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Enigma 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Torran 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Johnez 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Malum Prohibitum 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!
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Malum Prohibitum 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Icecreamarsenal 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?
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Malum Prohibitum 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Malum Prohibitum 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Malum Prohibitum 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.
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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: londongrad 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
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Slyder22 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Slyder22 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.

Last post was meant to have this quote in it.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Jamcart37 on November 23, 2016, 06:06:46 PM
VP Marketing Advertising and Agency Management
$97K (401k & benefits) 40-50 hrs a week
7 years experience
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: SeaEhm 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: horsepoor 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: DBMX1958 on November 25, 2016, 01:47:29 PM
Landscape design and sales 80k
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Kakashi 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. 

Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Abe 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: meerkat 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?
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: donut 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Kakashi 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. 
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: mx711yam on November 26, 2016, 12:40:54 PM
I would like to here from some business owners how much they make and what industry....
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: AK 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Primm 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Icecreamarsenal 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Bracken_Joy 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.

I always read this article when I need to feel better about being unable to do much of ANYTHING on my first day off after a work stretch: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brie-gowen/why-working-just-three-days-a-week-as-a-nurse-is-utterly-exhausting_b_9647426.html (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brie-gowen/why-working-just-three-days-a-week-as-a-nurse-is-utterly-exhausting_b_9647426.html)
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: myhotrs 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)
Undergrad in finance and MBA, 9 years exp in sales and about 15 in the industry
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Johnez 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.
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.
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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: JetBlast 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Jaguar Paw 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Slyder22 on November 29, 2016, 08:31:48 AM
Good to see another brother in blue from Texas here!!!!
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: JLee 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: manonfire1007 on December 02, 2016, 08:57:38 PM
Managing dentist
39 years old
10 years experience
273k/year
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: gocubs on December 02, 2016, 10:35:46 PM
Pharmacy manager
27 years old
$140k + unlimited overtime
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Mustachianfuture 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!

Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Bracken_Joy 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!
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Roots&Wings 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Mustachianfuture 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: kobo1d 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
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: rduncan1216 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Mustachianfuture 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: RangerOne 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.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Rayblakeley 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
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: psychomoustache 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...
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Eyestache on December 10, 2016, 12:34:29 PM
Optometrist 110k
26yo just graduated, working 35-40hrs per week working most Saturdays and every other sunday. Salarys vary widely due mostly to location. I'm in a city where docs want to live so decreased demand could make a lot more working in the boonies.

Four years doctorate program after college many people have ~200k debt graduating. I am "lucky"? to only have 100k on student debt.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: abby1234519 on December 12, 2016, 04:19:00 AM
Compliance and Quality Auditor (not qualified) 22k (£)

My earnings are very low however fine for the rent I pay. Just unable to save.
28yo graduated with an Eng Lit degree - would need a finance degree and extra qualifications to increase salary. I can get the qualifications I need through work if I can prove a business case but for every course I take, I have to stay for 2 years or pay course cost back. Fine by me I love my job.

28k student loans paid back at about £30 a month from salary. I have plans to increase my salary but it's going to cost me! Need to do a masters and take various internal auditing qualifications
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: fire_by_50 on December 13, 2016, 10:05:46 AM
I will be graduating next semester, but as far as the job I have lined up:

Age: 22
Title: Network Engineer
Experience: New Graduate
Degree: Information Systems
Base Salary: $62,000
Bonus: up to 5% annually
Benefits: standard (401k match 4%, health, dental, ESPP)

I've been able to stay out of debt throughout the past four years by living at home (low COL area) and applying for scholarships. I always had a mustachian mindset even before I knew about this website which also helped me achieve the goal of nearing graduation debt-free.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: TakeStock on June 20, 2017, 02:05:50 AM
Title: Managing Director (Tech Company)
Total: $600k (Singapore Dollars)
Experience: 11 years for the company, made MD 2 years ago.
Age: 35
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Vegasgirl on June 20, 2017, 05:06:47 AM
Me: Management & Budget Specialist III - $105,000/yr (local gov't)

Husband: Senior Systems Architect - $175,000/yr (aviation engineering)

Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: anonymouscow on June 20, 2017, 06:18:18 AM
I am a little shocked at how much some jobs make.  I had no idea salaries were so high in so many fields.

People are probably more likely to post when they make a lot of money vs not as much.

Median household income is 52k/yr in the US?

It seems most people reporting here beat that by a large margin for just one income.

I do not make much money.

Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: doublethinkmoney on June 20, 2017, 06:35:44 AM
Title: Fiber Network Tech (aka phone/internet/cable installer )

Age:32

Experience: 11 years

Education: 4 year degree but no college necessary

Compensation: $58k base but with OT usually $70-80k also get great benefits with 401k match and a pension.

I got this job while going to college and since the benefits were so good and pay, I decided to stay. Now looking for a desk job where I can utilize my network experience.


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Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: doublethinkmoney on June 20, 2017, 06:40:50 AM
Job Title: UPS Driver
Salary: $96,000.00 + ( benefits, pension)
Years’ experience: 4 years
  This one definitely surprised me as well.
It's a good union job. The pay and benefits are going to be significantly better than the same job at FedEx (non union). This is the benefit of a check and balance system between the company and employees, everyone gets a cut and you get long term employees.


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Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Roboturner on June 20, 2017, 11:05:41 AM
One downside a lot of the big tech companies tend to use and abuse their engineers.

My brother works as a software eng. He said it's just kind of common practice to job hop every year or two, part of the reason SE's can get paid so much. So 'use and abuse' seems like the culture?
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: tyrannostache on June 20, 2017, 12:36:58 PM
Job: Grant Writer for large nonprofit
Salary: $45-48K in low-moderate COL area
Years experience: 3-4

Great benefits including loads of vacation (4 weeks total), 401k match, flexible schedule and work from home when I need it.

I could definitely be making more in a different field, but I love my work, my colleagues, and the flexibility the job offers while I have small kids.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: starguru on June 20, 2017, 02:49:08 PM
Police Sergeant in a medium sized city.
65k, very generous overall benefits, and defined benefit pension starting at 50
11 yeas experience
No degree, but two thick three-ring binders full of law enforcement class certs. (I'm always taking a class)
65k isn't a ton, but everything is paid off, including new car and condo. My total bills are only about 1k a month.
What type of pension comes with that job?


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Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: CanuckExpat on June 20, 2017, 03:02:43 PM
Job: Grant Writer for large nonprofit
Salary: $45-48K in low-moderate COL area
Years experience: 3-4

Great benefits including loads of vacation (4 weeks total), 401k match, flexible schedule and work from home when I need it.

I could definitely be making more in a different field, but I love my work, my colleagues, and the flexibility the job offers while I have small kids.

I'm curious to learn more about this. Is this a job at many non profits, do you need domain expertise, and can it be done on a part-time/contract basis?

I've worked on the other side, research at non-profits, funded by grants that someone else has written. It was a good environment as you mentioned.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Cwadda on June 20, 2017, 03:13:33 PM
Job: Sales/Government Contracting @ a startup scientific instrument company
Salary: $33k/yr
Benefits: Small SEP IRA match, 7 days of paid vacation
Age: Almost 23
Experience: B.S. in Geology & Environmental Science. 2-3 years of experience.

I feel like I could earn more with my skills but I like working for a small company (2 employees) and personally being able to take it in several directions
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: MinnieAG on June 20, 2017, 04:54:39 PM
Title: Regional Sales Representative
Salary: $62,500 + car (and gas, insurance, etc.) + commission (varies... I'll earn ~$2500 this fiscal)
Experience: 1 year
Age: 22
Education: Bachelor's in marketing
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Ocinfo on June 20, 2017, 05:27:39 PM
I am a little shocked at how much some jobs make.  I had no idea salaries were so high in so many fields.

People are probably more likely to post when they make a lot of money vs not as much.

Median household income is 52k/yr in the US?

It seems most people reporting here beat that by a large margin for just one income.

I do not make much money.

I was honestly surprised by how low some of the salaries were. This is not meant to be mean but is likely because I've adapted to HCOLA salary norms. I also firmly believe there is a lot of money out there for anyone that wants to go after it.

Title: Lead Systems Engineer (Aerospace, not IT)
Education: Masters
Age: 31
Experience: 10 years
Salary: $145k with total comp around $175k

Job has allowed me to travel around the world and, most weeks, is only 40 hours. Basically hit the jackpot with my employer somehow getting high pay, extremely flexible schedule, and interesting work. Have had offers that would have been over $200k but turned down due to needing way more hours per week.

Started life in the bottom quintile of income and are now solidly top few % in individual and household income. My hometown has a median household income in the low $30k range.



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Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: VolcanicArts on June 20, 2017, 11:25:48 PM
Just to add my two cents, I think on a relative scale that high earning jobs are not as great of a ROI as people perceive them to be. A good example would be to compare a UPS driver who had very little education with a surgeon. Assuming the UPS driver made 22 dollars an hour starting off and saved MMM style with the average 7% return on investment he could make similar amounts compared to the surgeon in a 40 year time period as he would be starting off with little to no debt, and an extra 13 years to compound that the surgeon had to spend studying. It should also be noted the surgeon would graduate with about 250k in the hole, even assuming he paid this off in a year, the UPS driver would still have a significant final amount. I plugged this into the compound interest calculator using a starting net worth of 0 for both. The UPS driver saves 24000 per year x 40 years and ends up with 5.8 million dollars. The surgeon we would say makes 350k per year, for simplicity let's just say after taxes he brings home 250k net. He also saves 50% and earns 7%, however he has to start 14 years later so he would compound 125k at 7% x 26 years which becomes 9.2 million at the same age as the UPS driver. So the surgeon ends up with a few million more, but this is comparing basically a super high paying field to a super low paying field, so the spread would be even less with a medium paying field that required a lot of time and debt to obtain. This also doesn't factor in risk, raises the UPS driver might receive, and the lower ROI based on the amount of time spent to make a few million more, for example, the UPS driver could casually work 40 hrs per week and enjoy life in his youth, while the surgeon might have had to average greater than 60 hrs a week including school time and other activities for those 40 years to end up with only a few million more. Any thoughts on this? I've brought this concept up with friends before and many have proposed that very few if any people are smart enough and motivated enough to be like the UPS driver and save 50% of income from the start and never stop, as well as have the investment savvy to generate passive income, but I'm sure someone has done this.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: JLee on June 20, 2017, 11:44:01 PM
Just to add my two cents, I think on a relative scale that high earning jobs are not as great of a ROI as people perceive them to be. A good example would be to compare a UPS driver who had very little education with a surgeon. Assuming the UPS driver made 22 dollars an hour starting off and saved MMM style with the average 7% return on investment he could make similar amounts compared to the surgeon in a 40 year time period as he would be starting off with little to no debt, and an extra 13 years to compound that the surgeon had to spend studying. It should also be noted the surgeon would graduate with about 250k in the hole, even assuming he paid this off in a year, the UPS driver would still have a significant final amount. I plugged this into the compound interest calculator using a starting net worth of 0 for both. The UPS driver saves 24000 per year x 40 years and ends up with 5.8 million dollars. The surgeon we would say makes 350k per year, for simplicity let's just say after taxes he brings home 250k net. He also saves 50% and earns 7%, however he has to start 14 years later so he would compound 125k at 7% x 26 years which becomes 9.2 million at the same age as the UPS driver. So the surgeon ends up with a few million more, but this is comparing basically a super high paying field to a super low paying field, so the spread would be even less with a medium paying field that required a lot of time and debt to obtain. This also doesn't factor in risk, raises the UPS driver might receive, and the lower ROI based on the amount of time spent to make a few million more, for example, the UPS driver could casually work 40 hrs per week and enjoy life in his youth, while the surgeon might have had to average greater than 60 hrs a week including school time and other activities for those 40 years to end up with only a few million more. Any thoughts on this? I've brought this concept up with friends before and many have proposed that very few if any people are smart enough and motivated enough to be like the UPS driver and save 50% of income from the start and never stop, as well as have the investment savvy to generate passive income, but I'm sure someone has done this.

How are you coming up with this 13 year figure, and why would we assume the surgeon can pay off $250k in medical school in one year but then can only save $125k/year afterwards?
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: gerardc on June 21, 2017, 12:34:34 AM
Just to add my two cents, I think on a relative scale that high earning jobs are not as great of a ROI as people perceive them to be. A good example would be to compare a UPS driver who had very little education with a surgeon. Assuming the UPS driver made 22 dollars an hour starting off and saved MMM style with the average 7% return on investment he could make similar amounts compared to the surgeon in a 40 year time period as he would be starting off with little to no debt, and an extra 13 years to compound that the surgeon had to spend studying. It should also be noted the surgeon would graduate with about 250k in the hole, even assuming he paid this off in a year, the UPS driver would still have a significant final amount. I plugged this into the compound interest calculator using a starting net worth of 0 for both. The UPS driver saves 24000 per year x 40 years and ends up with 5.8 million dollars. The surgeon we would say makes 350k per year, for simplicity let's just say after taxes he brings home 250k net. He also saves 50% and earns 7%, however he has to start 14 years later so he would compound 125k at 7% x 26 years which becomes 9.2 million at the same age as the UPS driver. So the surgeon ends up with a few million more, but this is comparing basically a super high paying field to a super low paying field, so the spread would be even less with a medium paying field that required a lot of time and debt to obtain. This also doesn't factor in risk, raises the UPS driver might receive, and the lower ROI based on the amount of time spent to make a few million more, for example, the UPS driver could casually work 40 hrs per week and enjoy life in his youth, while the surgeon might have had to average greater than 60 hrs a week including school time and other activities for those 40 years to end up with only a few million more. Any thoughts on this? I've brought this concept up with friends before and many have proposed that very few if any people are smart enough and motivated enough to be like the UPS driver and save 50% of income from the start and never stop, as well as have the investment savvy to generate passive income, but I'm sure someone has done this.

The surgeon also spends $125k per year vs the driver at ~$45k (after taxes and savings). The devil is in the details.

In general I'd say you're right: it's a job market, so if something is more valuable per unit effort it will get snatched up quickly.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: gggggg on June 21, 2017, 04:46:20 AM
Police Sergeant in a medium sized city.
65k, very generous overall benefits, and defined benefit pension starting at 50
11 yeas experience
No degree, but two thick three-ring binders full of law enforcement class certs. (I'm always taking a class)
65k isn't a ton, but everything is paid off, including new car and condo. My total bills are only about 1k a month.
What type of pension comes with that job?


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I'm not the poster but most fed, state, county and city Public Safety/LEO jobs still have traditional defined benefit pensions and many allow you to get your full pension benefit starting at age 50 once you have enough years vested. I have a state LEO/Public Safety DB Pension that you can.get at age 50 with 5 years vested.

ETA: in a lot of these jobs (or some other government jobs) you only pay into your pension and not SS so wont earn.any SS benefits. Also any SS you might get from another job you paid into SS, your benefit will be reduced because of the pension.

We get a pension based on time in the system (vesting) and/or overall age. The pension payout is based on your 4 highest income years + time served. The initial pension money is taken from our salary, 6%. I came in a little later, so I will go out on age instead of time served. I'll be eligible at 50 with a slight reduction, or 55 with full benefits + a generous separation allowance. We do pay into SS, so I'll get that (hopefully). We also get an extra 5% free, put into our pretax 401k, just for being LEO.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Mgmny on June 21, 2017, 05:22:26 AM
Just to add my two cents, I think on a relative scale that high earning jobs are not as great of a ROI as people perceive them to be. A good example would be to compare a UPS driver who had very little education with a surgeon. Assuming the UPS driver made 22 dollars an hour starting off and saved MMM style with the average 7% return on investment he could make similar amounts compared to the surgeon in a 40 year time period as he would be starting off with little to no debt, and an extra 13 years to compound that the surgeon had to spend studying. It should also be noted the surgeon would graduate with about 250k in the hole, even assuming he paid this off in a year, the UPS driver would still have a significant final amount. I plugged this into the compound interest calculator using a starting net worth of 0 for both. The UPS driver saves 24000 per year x 40 years and ends up with 5.8 million dollars. The surgeon we would say makes 350k per year, for simplicity let's just say after taxes he brings home 250k net. He also saves 50% and earns 7%, however he has to start 14 years later so he would compound 125k at 7% x 26 years which becomes 9.2 million at the same age as the UPS driver. So the surgeon ends up with a few million more, but this is comparing basically a super high paying field to a super low paying field, so the spread would be even less with a medium paying field that required a lot of time and debt to obtain. This also doesn't factor in risk, raises the UPS driver might receive, and the lower ROI based on the amount of time spent to make a few million more, for example, the UPS driver could casually work 40 hrs per week and enjoy life in his youth, while the surgeon might have had to average greater than 60 hrs a week including school time and other activities for those 40 years to end up with only a few million more. Any thoughts on this? I've brought this concept up with friends before and many have proposed that very few if any people are smart enough and motivated enough to be like the UPS driver and save 50% of income from the start and never stop, as well as have the investment savvy to generate passive income, but I'm sure someone has done this.

How are you coming up with this 13 year figure, and why would we assume the surgeon can pay off $250k in medical school in one year but then can only save $125k/year afterwards?

4 years Bachelor
4 years med school
1 year transition
3-5 residency
1++++ fellowship

That's 13-15 years before making the "real money"
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: anonymouscow on June 21, 2017, 07:20:14 AM
I am a little shocked at how much some jobs make.  I had no idea salaries were so high in so many fields.

People are probably more likely to post when they make a lot of money vs not as much.

Median household income is 52k/yr in the US?

It seems most people reporting here beat that by a large margin for just one income.

I do not make much money.

I was honestly surprised by how low some of the salaries were. This is not meant to be mean but is likely because I've adapted to HCOLA salary norms. I also firmly believe there is a lot of money out there for anyone that wants to go after it.

Title: Lead Systems Engineer (Aerospace, not IT)
Education: Masters
Age: 31
Experience: 10 years
Salary: $145k with total comp around $175k

Job has allowed me to travel around the world and, most weeks, is only 40 hours. Basically hit the jackpot with my employer somehow getting high pay, extremely flexible schedule, and interesting work. Have had offers that would have been over $200k but turned down due to needing way more hours per week.

Started life in the bottom quintile of income and are now solidly top few % in individual and household income. My hometown has a median household income in the low $30k range.



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I do not think it is mean, but I think it is unreasonable.

I am a firm believer that everyone creates their own destiny, however I also believe everyone's situation is different.

The fact is the majority of people are not making 145k a year, they are also not able to save 50% of their income.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Wallerstein on June 21, 2017, 07:23:25 AM
Job Title: Engineering Technician
Salary: 55k/yr
Experience: 1 year (interned with current employer while completing AS degree)
Education: AS in Engineering

Government contract so I'm told salaries are inflated about 20% compared to non-contract employers in the same area. This is a LCOL area so this kind of money is pretty good for a family of four.

Also, completed a BS in Engineering with the help of employee tuition reimbursement so should get a salary bump and job title change soon.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Mgmny on June 21, 2017, 07:33:11 AM
Job Title: Program Manager (contractor)
Salary: $55/hour (usually 40 hours per week)
Experience: 3 years (2 years implementation consultant, 1 year project/program management)
Education: BA in Chemistry and 1 year medical school
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: meatface on June 21, 2017, 08:12:42 AM
Job title: Manager of random shit at a small medical device company (I'm actually not quite sure what my official title is)
Salary: $110,000/yr
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: afuera on June 21, 2017, 09:21:59 AM
Job Title: Production Engineer
Salary: $107K/yr + Yearly Profit Sharting + 6% 401K match + Pension + Free HDHP w/ HSA contributions.  Total comp probably around ~135K.
Experience: 3 years at current company (1st job out of college), 2 relevant part-time jobs and 1 relevant internship while in college.
Education: BS in Chemical Engineering.

I worked my ass of in college to become one of the top in my class and get relevant work experience.  I treated interviewing/applying for jobs as seriously as any of my actual courses, spending countless hours researching companies and creating unique cover letters/resumes for each of my top choices.  I was able to capitalize on a few key opportunities I was given because I was prepared and am very fortunate to be where I'm at today.  Most of my tuition was covered through a sports scholarship and engineering scholarships which combined with an extremely affordable college gives a kickass ROI on my degree (graduated w/ ~12K of student loans). Couldn't have done any of it without the support and encouragement of my awesome parents. 
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: mm1970 on June 21, 2017, 11:45:56 AM
Job Title: Production Engineer
Salary: $107K/yr + Yearly Profit Sharting + 6% 401K match + Pension + Free HDHP w/ HSA contributions.  Total comp probably around ~135K.
Experience: 3 years at current company (1st job out of college), 2 relevant part-time jobs and 1 relevant internship while in college.
Education: BS in Chemical Engineering.

I worked my ass of in college to become one of the top in my class and get relevant work experience.  I treated interviewing/applying for jobs as seriously as any of my actual courses, spending countless hours researching companies and creating unique cover letters/resumes for each of my top choices.  I was able to capitalize on a few key opportunities I was given because I was prepared and am very fortunate to be where I'm at today.  Most of my tuition was covered through a sports scholarship and engineering scholarships which combined with an extremely affordable college gives a kickass ROI on my degree (graduated w/ ~12K of student loans). Couldn't have done any of it without the support and encouragement of my awesome parents.
sigh

I really need to stop reading this thred
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: JLee on June 21, 2017, 11:57:13 AM
Just to add my two cents, I think on a relative scale that high earning jobs are not as great of a ROI as people perceive them to be. A good example would be to compare a UPS driver who had very little education with a surgeon. Assuming the UPS driver made 22 dollars an hour starting off and saved MMM style with the average 7% return on investment he could make similar amounts compared to the surgeon in a 40 year time period as he would be starting off with little to no debt, and an extra 13 years to compound that the surgeon had to spend studying. It should also be noted the surgeon would graduate with about 250k in the hole, even assuming he paid this off in a year, the UPS driver would still have a significant final amount. I plugged this into the compound interest calculator using a starting net worth of 0 for both. The UPS driver saves 24000 per year x 40 years and ends up with 5.8 million dollars. The surgeon we would say makes 350k per year, for simplicity let's just say after taxes he brings home 250k net. He also saves 50% and earns 7%, however he has to start 14 years later so he would compound 125k at 7% x 26 years which becomes 9.2 million at the same age as the UPS driver. So the surgeon ends up with a few million more, but this is comparing basically a super high paying field to a super low paying field, so the spread would be even less with a medium paying field that required a lot of time and debt to obtain. This also doesn't factor in risk, raises the UPS driver might receive, and the lower ROI based on the amount of time spent to make a few million more, for example, the UPS driver could casually work 40 hrs per week and enjoy life in his youth, while the surgeon might have had to average greater than 60 hrs a week including school time and other activities for those 40 years to end up with only a few million more. Any thoughts on this? I've brought this concept up with friends before and many have proposed that very few if any people are smart enough and motivated enough to be like the UPS driver and save 50% of income from the start and never stop, as well as have the investment savvy to generate passive income, but I'm sure someone has done this.

How are you coming up with this 13 year figure, and why would we assume the surgeon can pay off $250k in medical school in one year but then can only save $125k/year afterwards?

4 years Bachelor
4 years med school
1 year transition
3-5 residency
1++++ fellowship

That's 13-15 years before making the "real money"

Fair enough, though residency isn't unpaid and a transition year (to my knowledge) is not necessary.  That would cause an 8 year delay before a salary (higher than the UPS driver in the above example), with another 5-7 years before making 7x what the UPS driver does.

It's still a long road, but I don't think the break even point would be as far out as initially claimed, at least not if both people have similar MMM behaviors. Expecting the UPS driver to save $24k/year, or 52% of their gross income (using 7% as an estimated effective tax rate, this provides a spend of $1546/month), while expecting the doctor to save 50% of their net income (this means there's a spend rate of $10,416/month) provides a skewed picture.

For example, if the doctor dropped their spending to a mere three times that of the UPS driver and invested the difference, this would add $5,778/mo to investment contributions. This alone adds $5 million in 26 years.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: VolcanicArts on June 21, 2017, 12:22:27 PM
Just to add my two cents, I think on a relative scale that high earning jobs are not as great of a ROI as people perceive them to be. A good example would be to compare a UPS driver who had very little education with a surgeon. Assuming the UPS driver made 22 dollars an hour starting off and saved MMM style with the average 7% return on investment he could make similar amounts compared to the surgeon in a 40 year time period as he would be starting off with little to no debt, and an extra 13 years to compound that the surgeon had to spend studying. It should also be noted the surgeon would graduate with about 250k in the hole, even assuming he paid this off in a year, the UPS driver would still have a significant final amount. I plugged this into the compound interest calculator using a starting net worth of 0 for both. The UPS driver saves 24000 per year x 40 years and ends up with 5.8 million dollars. The surgeon we would say makes 350k per year, for simplicity let's just say after taxes he brings home 250k net. He also saves 50% and earns 7%, however he has to start 14 years later so he would compound 125k at 7% x 26 years which becomes 9.2 million at the same age as the UPS driver. So the surgeon ends up with a few million more, but this is comparing basically a super high paying field to a super low paying field, so the spread would be even less with a medium paying field that required a lot of time and debt to obtain. This also doesn't factor in risk, raises the UPS driver might receive, and the lower ROI based on the amount of time spent to make a few million more, for example, the UPS driver could casually work 40 hrs per week and enjoy life in his youth, while the surgeon might have had to average greater than 60 hrs a week including school time and other activities for those 40 years to end up with only a few million more. Any thoughts on this? I've brought this concept up with friends before and many have proposed that very few if any people are smart enough and motivated enough to be like the UPS driver and save 50% of income from the start and never stop, as well as have the investment savvy to generate passive income, but I'm sure someone has done this.

How are you coming up with this 13 year figure, and why would we assume the surgeon can pay off $250k in medical school in one year but then can only save $125k/year afterwards?

4 years Bachelor
4 years med school
1 year transition
3-5 residency
1++++ fellowship

That's 13-15 years before making the "real money"

Fair enough, though residency isn't unpaid and a transition year (to my knowledge) is not necessary.  That would cause an 8 year delay before a salary (higher than the UPS driver in the above example), with another 5-7 years before making 7x what the UPS driver does.

It's still a long road, but I don't think the break even point would be as far out as initially claimed, at least not if both people have similar MMM behaviors. Expecting the UPS driver to save $24k/year, or 52% of their gross income (using 7% as an estimated effective tax rate, this provides a spend of $1546/month), while expecting the doctor to save 50% of their net income (this means there's a spend rate of $10,416/month) provides a skewed picture.

For example, if the doctor dropped their spending to a mere three times that of the UPS driver and invested the difference, this would add $5,778/mo to investment contributions. This alone adds $5 million in 26 years.

It would still not be significantly different in 40 years. You could assume the surgeon made some money (about 50 to 60k) in residency, and that's how I calculated them being able to pay off the 250k loan in a year of work, assuming they saved some to pay off the loan and the rest to live off of, go to interviews, pay for exams etc. Also another poster pointed out that UPS drivers actually make much more than the example I gave and receive a pension, so it is likely the spread would be much smaller over a 40 year period. I believe they stated they made96k with a pension and 4 years of work experience, using that pay scale in my original example it seems the UPS driver would actually beat the surgeon. I was wondering what barriers of entry there were to become a driver, what is a starting hourly rate, how much pension do they receive, does it require any debt, schooling or time commitment etc. if we had all of this information we could more accurately recalculate a 40 year scenario and I think the driver would come out ahead. It's not the job title or prestige, it's how smart you work and how much you save.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: VolcanicArts on June 21, 2017, 12:25:26 PM
Job Title: UPS Driver
Salary: $96,000.00 + ( benefits, pension)
Years’ experience: 4 years
  This one definitely surprised me as well.
It's a good union job. The pay and benefits are going to be significantly better than the same job at FedEx (non union). This is the benefit of a check and balance system between the company and employees, everyone gets a cut and you get long term employees.


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Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: JLee on June 21, 2017, 12:28:12 PM
Just to add my two cents, I think on a relative scale that high earning jobs are not as great of a ROI as people perceive them to be. A good example would be to compare a UPS driver who had very little education with a surgeon. Assuming the UPS driver made 22 dollars an hour starting off and saved MMM style with the average 7% return on investment he could make similar amounts compared to the surgeon in a 40 year time period as he would be starting off with little to no debt, and an extra 13 years to compound that the surgeon had to spend studying. It should also be noted the surgeon would graduate with about 250k in the hole, even assuming he paid this off in a year, the UPS driver would still have a significant final amount. I plugged this into the compound interest calculator using a starting net worth of 0 for both. The UPS driver saves 24000 per year x 40 years and ends up with 5.8 million dollars. The surgeon we would say makes 350k per year, for simplicity let's just say after taxes he brings home 250k net. He also saves 50% and earns 7%, however he has to start 14 years later so he would compound 125k at 7% x 26 years which becomes 9.2 million at the same age as the UPS driver. So the surgeon ends up with a few million more, but this is comparing basically a super high paying field to a super low paying field, so the spread would be even less with a medium paying field that required a lot of time and debt to obtain. This also doesn't factor in risk, raises the UPS driver might receive, and the lower ROI based on the amount of time spent to make a few million more, for example, the UPS driver could casually work 40 hrs per week and enjoy life in his youth, while the surgeon might have had to average greater than 60 hrs a week including school time and other activities for those 40 years to end up with only a few million more. Any thoughts on this? I've brought this concept up with friends before and many have proposed that very few if any people are smart enough and motivated enough to be like the UPS driver and save 50% of income from the start and never stop, as well as have the investment savvy to generate passive income, but I'm sure someone has done this.

How are you coming up with this 13 year figure, and why would we assume the surgeon can pay off $250k in medical school in one year but then can only save $125k/year afterwards?

4 years Bachelor
4 years med school
1 year transition
3-5 residency
1++++ fellowship

That's 13-15 years before making the "real money"

Fair enough, though residency isn't unpaid and a transition year (to my knowledge) is not necessary.  That would cause an 8 year delay before a salary (higher than the UPS driver in the above example), with another 5-7 years before making 7x what the UPS driver does.

It's still a long road, but I don't think the break even point would be as far out as initially claimed, at least not if both people have similar MMM behaviors. Expecting the UPS driver to save $24k/year, or 52% of their gross income (using 7% as an estimated effective tax rate, this provides a spend of $1546/month), while expecting the doctor to save 50% of their net income (this means there's a spend rate of $10,416/month) provides a skewed picture.

For example, if the doctor dropped their spending to a mere three times that of the UPS driver and invested the difference, this would add $5,778/mo to investment contributions. This alone adds $5 million in 26 years.

It would still not be significantly different in 40 years. You could assume the surgeon made some money (about 50 to 60k) in residency, and that's how I calculated them being able to pay off the 250k loan in a year of work, assuming they saved some to pay off the loan and the rest to live off of, go to interviews, pay for exams etc. Also another poster pointed out that UPS drivers actually make much more than the example I gave and receive a pension, so it is likely the spread would be much smaller over a 40 year period. I believe they stated they made96k with a pension and 4 years of work experience, using that pay scale in my original example it seems the UPS driver would actually beat the surgeon. I was wondering what barriers of entry there were to become a driver, what is a starting hourly rate, how much pension do they receive, does it require any debt, schooling or time commitment etc. if we had all of this information we could more accurately recalculate a 40 year scenario and I think the driver would come out ahead. It's not the job title or prestige, it's how smart you work and how much you save.

If the surgeon spends over $10,000 a month, sure. Knock that spend down to the $1500/mo you claimed the $22/hr guy would be living on and see how the numbers come out. :P
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: afuera on June 21, 2017, 02:16:22 PM
Job Title: Production Engineer
Salary: $107K/yr + Yearly Profit Sharting + 6% 401K match + Pension + Free HDHP w/ HSA contributions.  Total comp probably around ~135K.
Experience: 3 years at current company (1st job out of college), 2 relevant part-time jobs and 1 relevant internship while in college.
Education: BS in Chemical Engineering.

I worked my ass of in college to become one of the top in my class and get relevant work experience.  I treated interviewing/applying for jobs as seriously as any of my actual courses, spending countless hours researching companies and creating unique cover letters/resumes for each of my top choices.  I was able to capitalize on a few key opportunities I was given because I was prepared and am very fortunate to be where I'm at today.  Most of my tuition was covered through a sports scholarship and engineering scholarships which combined with an extremely affordable college gives a kickass ROI on my degree (graduated w/ ~12K of student loans). Couldn't have done any of it without the support and encouragement of my awesome parents.
sigh

I really need to stop reading this thred

I'm not sure I understand what you mean?
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: arebelspy on June 21, 2017, 03:24:12 PM
Job Title: Production Engineer
Salary: $107K/yr + Yearly Profit Sharting + 6% 401K match + Pension + Free HDHP w/ HSA contributions.  Total comp probably around ~135K.
Experience: 3 years at current company (1st job out of college), 2 relevant part-time jobs and 1 relevant internship while in college.
Education: BS in Chemical Engineering.

I worked my ass of in college to become one of the top in my class and get relevant work experience.  I treated interviewing/applying for jobs as seriously as any of my actual courses, spending countless hours researching companies and creating unique cover letters/resumes for each of my top choices.  I was able to capitalize on a few key opportunities I was given because I was prepared and am very fortunate to be where I'm at today.  Most of my tuition was covered through a sports scholarship and engineering scholarships which combined with an extremely affordable college gives a kickass ROI on my degree (graduated w/ ~12K of student loans). Couldn't have done any of it without the support and encouragement of my awesome parents.
sigh

I really need to stop reading this thred

I'm not sure I understand what you mean?

I could interpret this a number of ways, but the thing that got to me about your post was the amount of justification you gave for starting on third base.

/shrug

It's not worth worrying about.  :)
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: afuera on June 21, 2017, 03:39:27 PM
Job Title: Production Engineer
Salary: $107K/yr + Yearly Profit Sharting + 6% 401K match + Pension + Free HDHP w/ HSA contributions.  Total comp probably around ~135K.
Experience: 3 years at current company (1st job out of college), 2 relevant part-time jobs and 1 relevant internship while in college.
Education: BS in Chemical Engineering.

I worked my ass of in college to become one of the top in my class and get relevant work experience.  I treated interviewing/applying for jobs as seriously as any of my actual courses, spending countless hours researching companies and creating unique cover letters/resumes for each of my top choices.  I was able to capitalize on a few key opportunities I was given because I was prepared and am very fortunate to be where I'm at today.  Most of my tuition was covered through a sports scholarship and engineering scholarships which combined with an extremely affordable college gives a kickass ROI on my degree (graduated w/ ~12K of student loans). Couldn't have done any of it without the support and encouragement of my awesome parents.
sigh

I really need to stop reading this thred

I'm not sure I understand what you mean?

I could interpret this a number of ways, but the thing that got to me about your post was the amount of justification you gave for starting on third base.

/shrug

It's not worth worrying about.  :)

I get that.  I feel like a lot of times when I share my situation on this forum the default response from others is that I must be very lucky or had some crazy advantage that other middle class folks didn't.  I thought this time I would give a little background on the hard work and effort it took to get where I am.  I definitely realize that I was born with a lot of advantages that others weren't but that doesn't mean I didn't work a lot harder than others in similar circumstances in order to accomplish the things that I have.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: jscott2135 on June 22, 2017, 09:59:49 AM
I'm a SHAM now but as  PM in the Pharma world I made 65k + 5-6k bonus annually (that was with no degree back in 2011, I'm sure it'd be 80k+ now)

Hubby is a QA Director, also in the Pharma world and he makes 160k + 40k bonus (Bachelors in Science field, 15yrs+ industry experience)
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Unique User on June 22, 2017, 01:00:14 PM
We're both at late in life new careers as we spent 14 years having fun without making much money in a resort area. 

Me - Staffing Manager for large life sciences company
$99k plus bonus (average $8-$12k), 5% 401k match, 4 weeks vacation, good benefits, work from home so very flexible but often stressful
BA Liberal Arts
8 years experience, but I'm 47

DH - Territory Manager for large CPG company
$75k plus bonus (average $8-$10k), 9% 401k match, company car, with unlimited use, 3 weeks vacation, good benefits, work from home/on the road, but very low stress
No degree
8 years experience, but he's 52
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Jessamine on June 22, 2017, 01:26:04 PM
Job Title: Program Clinical Data Manager at large pharma
Salary: $102k + bonus (~12%)
Experience: 9 years (over 4 companies w/ increasing responsibilities)
Education: BS in Biology
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: mm1970 on June 22, 2017, 01:37:18 PM
Job Title: Production Engineer
Salary: $107K/yr + Yearly Profit Sharting + 6% 401K match + Pension + Free HDHP w/ HSA contributions.  Total comp probably around ~135K.
Experience: 3 years at current company (1st job out of college), 2 relevant part-time jobs and 1 relevant internship while in college.
Education: BS in Chemical Engineering.

I worked my ass of in college to become one of the top in my class and get relevant work experience.  I treated interviewing/applying for jobs as seriously as any of my actual courses, spending countless hours researching companies and creating unique cover letters/resumes for each of my top choices.  I was able to capitalize on a few key opportunities I was given because I was prepared and am very fortunate to be where I'm at today.  Most of my tuition was covered through a sports scholarship and engineering scholarships which combined with an extremely affordable college gives a kickass ROI on my degree (graduated w/ ~12K of student loans). Couldn't have done any of it without the support and encouragement of my awesome parents.
sigh

I really need to stop reading this thred

I'm not sure I understand what you mean?

I could interpret this a number of ways, but the thing that got to me about your post was the amount of justification you gave for starting on third base.

/shrug

It's not worth worrying about.  :)
That, a bit, yes.

But mostly, fuck me.  I'm a chemical engineer, went to a top 10-engineering school, "worked my ass off" and graduated 5th in my class in said engineering school.  (And left with only $11k of loans, thanks to scholarships, the biggest one being ROTC).  (So I can toot my own horn, 5th in my class is pretty good when you figure the 2+ extra classes a semester for ROTC, plus general ROTC extra requirements, OH and I had a part time job 5/8 semesters so that I could also afford to EAT.)

Oh, but I'm not a dude and my salary SUUUUUCKS. Higher than the person posting, above, but just barely.  Did I mention that I have 25 YEARS of work experience?  Part of this is my company and their pay scale, yes, but rest assured that the -ahem- men that we've hired in the last 6 years have gotten market rate.  I've done pretty well coming to terms with it as it is (location, company limitations, etc.) but I really need to avoid this thread.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: SustainableStache on June 22, 2017, 01:48:51 PM
Job Title: Land Protection Specialist at large nonprofit
Salary: $50k + 8% 401k match + free transit pass + 20 days vacation + 15 sick days + 35 hour work week
Education: BA and JD
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: afuera on June 22, 2017, 01:54:27 PM
Job Title: Production Engineer
Salary: $107K/yr + Yearly Profit Sharting + 6% 401K match + Pension + Free HDHP w/ HSA contributions.  Total comp probably around ~135K.
Experience: 3 years at current company (1st job out of college), 2 relevant part-time jobs and 1 relevant internship while in college.
Education: BS in Chemical Engineering.

I worked my ass of in college to become one of the top in my class and get relevant work experience.  I treated interviewing/applying for jobs as seriously as any of my actual courses, spending countless hours researching companies and creating unique cover letters/resumes for each of my top choices.  I was able to capitalize on a few key opportunities I was given because I was prepared and am very fortunate to be where I'm at today.  Most of my tuition was covered through a sports scholarship and engineering scholarships which combined with an extremely affordable college gives a kickass ROI on my degree (graduated w/ ~12K of student loans). Couldn't have done any of it without the support and encouragement of my awesome parents.
sigh

I really need to stop reading this thred

I'm not sure I understand what you mean?

I could interpret this a number of ways, but the thing that got to me about your post was the amount of justification you gave for starting on third base.

/shrug

It's not worth worrying about.  :)
That, a bit, yes.

But mostly, fuck me.  I'm a chemical engineer, went to a top 10-engineering school, "worked my ass off" and graduated 5th in my class in said engineering school.  (And left with only $11k of loans, thanks to scholarships, the biggest one being ROTC).  (So I can toot my own horn, 5th in my class is pretty good when you figure the 2+ extra classes a semester for ROTC, plus general ROTC extra requirements, OH and I had a part time job 5/8 semesters so that I could also afford to EAT.)

Oh, but I'm not a dude and my salary SUUUUUCKS. Higher than the person posting, above, but just barely.  Did I mention that I have 25 YEARS of work experience?  Part of this is my company and their pay scale, yes, but rest assured that the -ahem- men that we've hired in the last 6 years have gotten market rate.  I've done pretty well coming to terms with it as it is (location, company limitations, etc.) but I really need to avoid this thread.

ummm I'm not a dude either...
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Cwadda on June 22, 2017, 02:05:30 PM
Quote
Oh, but I'm not a dude and my salary SUUUUUCKS. Higher than the person posting, above, but just barely.  Did I mention that I have 25 YEARS of work experience?  Part of this is my company and their pay scale, yes, but rest assured that the -ahem- men that we've hired in the last 6 years have gotten market rate.  I've done pretty well coming to terms with it as it is (location, company limitations, etc.) but I really need to avoid this thread.
You're much better off than the majority of the women in this world who are marginalized and those that will have zero chance of getting an education. Which isn't to say your company isn't at fault for pay inequality. Just wanted to throw that out there, just another way of looking at things.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Mgmny on June 22, 2017, 02:13:22 PM

Oh, but I'm not a dude and my salary SUUUUUCKS. Higher than the person posting, above, but just barely.  Did I mention that I have 25 YEARS of work experience?  Part of this is my company and their pay scale, yes, but rest assured that the -ahem- men that we've hired in the last 6 years have gotten market rate.  I've done pretty well coming to terms with it as it is (location, company limitations, etc.) but I really need to avoid this thread.

You should quit and get a different job if you want a higher salary. Also, there is a great resource, "She Negotiates" that can help you too. Victoria Pynchon is really good at her job, and may be able to help you too!
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: tyrannostache on June 22, 2017, 02:49:04 PM
Job: Grant Writer for large nonprofit
Salary: $45-48K in low-moderate COL area
Years experience: 3-4

Great benefits including loads of vacation (4 weeks total), 401k match, flexible schedule and work from home when I need it.

I could definitely be making more in a different field, but I love my work, my colleagues, and the flexibility the job offers while I have small kids.

I'm curious to learn more about this. Is this a job at many non profits, do you need domain expertise, and can it be done on a part-time/contract basis?

I've worked on the other side, research at non-profits, funded by grants that someone else has written. It was a good environment as you mentioned.

It's a fairly common position, especially for larger nonprofit organizations. In smaller organizations, I think it's usually folded into more general development/philanthropy positions.

Domain expertise: this will vary. I came to the field sort of serendipitously. I wouldn't have considered grant writing if I hadn't run across a grant writer job posting for my favorite organization at a time when I was looking for a career transition. I had worked for the organization as a summer intern/technician in the past. I also had writing and communications experience, had landed a few private grants for my own work, and had edited some federal grant applications.

Contracting/Part Time: I frequently see postings for part-time grant writers, and it's certainly possible to do it on a contract basis. As a side gig, I'm starting to cultivate some freelance contracts--it turns out to be one of the more lucrative freelance writing fields out there.

If you want to learn more about grant writing, check out the Foundation Center. They have some free and low-cost online courses that give a good introduction. Keep in mind that there's a world of difference between writing for government grants and writing for private foundations. Government grants require some pretty advanced accounting/legal/bureaucracy-wrangling expertise--my org has a whole separate set of specialists who deal with reviewing and administering gov't funds. I still contribute to writing gov't grants, but my involvement is blessedly minimal.

Feel free to message me if you have more questions.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: mm1970 on June 22, 2017, 02:57:15 PM
Job Title: Production Engineer
Salary: $107K/yr + Yearly Profit Sharting + 6% 401K match + Pension + Free HDHP w/ HSA contributions.  Total comp probably around ~135K.
Experience: 3 years at current company (1st job out of college), 2 relevant part-time jobs and 1 relevant internship while in college.
Education: BS in Chemical Engineering.

I worked my ass of in college to become one of the top in my class and get relevant work experience.  I treated interviewing/applying for jobs as seriously as any of my actual courses, spending countless hours researching companies and creating unique cover letters/resumes for each of my top choices.  I was able to capitalize on a few key opportunities I was given because I was prepared and am very fortunate to be where I'm at today.  Most of my tuition was covered through a sports scholarship and engineering scholarships which combined with an extremely affordable college gives a kickass ROI on my degree (graduated w/ ~12K of student loans). Couldn't have done any of it without the support and encouragement of my awesome parents.
sigh

I really need to stop reading this thred

I'm not sure I understand what you mean?

I could interpret this a number of ways, but the thing that got to me about your post was the amount of justification you gave for starting on third base.

/shrug

It's not worth worrying about.  :)
That, a bit, yes.

But mostly, fuck me.  I'm a chemical engineer, went to a top 10-engineering school, "worked my ass off" and graduated 5th in my class in said engineering school.  (And left with only $11k of loans, thanks to scholarships, the biggest one being ROTC).  (So I can toot my own horn, 5th in my class is pretty good when you figure the 2+ extra classes a semester for ROTC, plus general ROTC extra requirements, OH and I had a part time job 5/8 semesters so that I could also afford to EAT.)

Oh, but I'm not a dude and my salary SUUUUUCKS. Higher than the person posting, above, but just barely.  Did I mention that I have 25 YEARS of work experience?  Part of this is my company and their pay scale, yes, but rest assured that the -ahem- men that we've hired in the last 6 years have gotten market rate.  I've done pretty well coming to terms with it as it is (location, company limitations, etc.) but I really need to avoid this thread.

ummm I'm not a dude either...
Wasn't suggesting you were, just noting a bit about my own particular company's ... um... methods?  Choices? Anyway.  Like I said, I just need to avoid this thread for my own sanity!
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Roots&Wings on June 22, 2017, 03:09:10 PM
DH - Territory Manager for large CPG company
$75k plus bonus (average $8-$10k), 9% 401k match, company car, with unlimited use, 3 weeks vacation, good benefits, work from home/on the road, but very low stress
No degree
8 years experience, but he's 52

Thanks for mentioning this! Can you elaborate on this role? Or what background your husband had to get in the door?

Trying to find options for a friend who's great with people, but no degree.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: mm1970 on June 22, 2017, 03:09:32 PM

Oh, but I'm not a dude and my salary SUUUUUCKS. Higher than the person posting, above, but just barely.  Did I mention that I have 25 YEARS of work experience?  Part of this is my company and their pay scale, yes, but rest assured that the -ahem- men that we've hired in the last 6 years have gotten market rate.  I've done pretty well coming to terms with it as it is (location, company limitations, etc.) but I really need to avoid this thread.

You should quit and get a different job if you want a higher salary. Also, there is a great resource, "She Negotiates" that can help you too. Victoria Pynchon is really good at her job, and may be able to help you too!

Ah yes.  Well, to be honest, I have looked, and interviewed - a bit.   Haven't spent a lot of time at it (and none in the last 3 years).  I've got some limitations, namely - I live in a "not large" city and there are not that many jobs/ companies here that do what I do.  Probably about 5-10, which is still a decent number though.   Probably 3-6 of them pay more than my company, and the rest are well known to pay a lot less.  The limitations of "I'm not moving" (not that I'm not willing to move, but my spouse makes 50% more than I do, so...we aren't going to be moving for my job) make it a tough one.  None of the companies are very large, so the job openings are few and far between.

In any event, I've tried negotiating here (no luck - and in this case, it's not just me, my fellow male coworkers have the same problem.  New hires get market rate, longer term employees get screwed.  It's also like that in similar companies in town.  It's why changing jobs gets you more money.)  Instead, I have negotiated an awful lot of flexibility.  This exchange, along with not reading this thread, has made things "okay".  (And also being grateful for what I have.  I don't want people to think I'm a money grubbing jealous person - a lot of people might look at me and think "rich person problems", but I am very sensitive to the pay gap, having experienced it.  And still experiencing it.  I refuse to pretend that it is okay, because it is NOT.)

Right now I'm riding it out a bit.  I have friends in town from a prior company - we all scattered when that company went out of business.  The vast majority of them are still in the same companies that they went to 17 years ago when we went out of business. So I ask myself "why is that?  Are their companies just amazingly awesome and they love it and get paid well?  Or is it that they have a different attitude about life?  Like they have ENOUGH and it's enough for them to have a job?"  I did actually ask one of my former coworkers that, and he did say that it's mostly the first with a bit of the second. Which is why I've worked on re-framing my attitude and accepting flexibility in exchange for money.  Even though I'd rather have the money.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: gerardc on June 22, 2017, 08:42:58 PM
We're both at late in life new careers as we spent 14 years having fun without making much money in a resort area

Care to elaborate about this part?
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: nara on June 22, 2017, 09:08:45 PM
Job Title: Board Certified Behavior Analyst (Masters degree + post-grad certificate in applied behavior analysis+ internship and certification exam)
Salary: I am paid $125/hour through insurance. I own my agency so our income is approx $180k.
Years’ experience: 15
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Unique User on June 23, 2017, 06:12:10 AM
DH - Territory Manager for large CPG company
$75k plus bonus (average $8-$10k), 9% 401k match, company car, with unlimited use, 3 weeks vacation, good benefits, work from home/on the road, but very low stress
No degree
8 years experience, but he's 52

Thanks for mentioning this! Can you elaborate on this role? Or what background your husband had to get in the door?

Trying to find options for a friend who's great with people, but no degree.

He's a former Chef (no degree, but did a European apprenticeship) and his previous job was similar in that he worked with the big food distributors (Sysco, US Foods).  He started at his previous job doing manual labor and moved up.  I'll send you a PM on his previous employer, they hire a lot of people without degrees.  He was glad to get out of there, but it was a good place to get experience. 
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Unique User on June 23, 2017, 06:21:54 AM
We're both at late in life new careers as we spent 14 years having fun without making much money in a resort area

Care to elaborate about this part?

We moved to a ski area intending to only stay a year or two.  It was fun and we ended up starting a couple small businesses, but when you are in a ski area you only have 6 months out of the year to earn income for the whole year.  And after we left the ski area, we stupidly moved to the beach where we spent another 1.5 years bouncing around before we realized we needed to get jobs.  One good thing was that we learned early on how to live on low incomes so now that we have high incomes, it is easy to save 60+% and still feel like we are living in the lap of luxury. 
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: rg422 on June 23, 2017, 09:47:07 AM
Title: Registered nurse
Salary: $99K salary + about $96K (depending on bonus) side gig job auditing insurance claims working from home
Age:33
Experience: 8 years as a nurse and 3 years doing auditing work
Education: Associate in nursing + medical coding school

Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Bracken_Joy on June 23, 2017, 10:09:00 AM
Title: Registered nurse
Salary: $99K salary + about $96K (depending on bonus) side gig job auditing insurance claims working from home
Age:33
Experience: 8 years as a nurse and 3 years doing auditing work
Education: Associate in nursing + medical coding school

Another nurse here. I'd LOVE to know how you got into the insurance claims side of things. Worried I'll end up with autoimmune conditions/cancer like my mom, and my health won't hold up enough to keep me bedside, and I would love a backup plan. =)
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Gronnie on June 23, 2017, 11:56:52 AM
Title: Registered nurse
Salary: $99K salary + about $96K (depending on bonus) side gig job auditing insurance claims working from home
Age:33
Experience: 8 years as a nurse and 3 years doing auditing work
Education: Associate in nursing + medical coding school

Please share more about the side gig. How would one get started doing it?
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: rg422 on June 23, 2017, 01:15:23 PM
Title: Registered nurse
Salary: $99K salary + about $96K (depending on bonus) side gig job auditing insurance claims working from home
Age:33
Experience: 8 years as a nurse and 3 years doing auditing work
Education: Associate in nursing + medical coding school

Please share more about the side gig. How would one get started doing it?


Typically, an RN or doctor needs medical coding experience and/or credential (preferably AHIMA’s CCS) to qualify for an auditing position. Search for “remote DRG auditor” or “remote RN auditor” on Indeed.com or other sites to see requirements. The hardest part is getting your foot in the door, as most position require some experience. You would be surprised the amount of fraud and abuse is going on with hospitals nationwide; as long as these are present, insurance companies will continue to audit, hence I think auditing jobs will always be present. If you have specific questions, please PM me, as I don’t want to derail the thread.
- Richard
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Finallyunderstand on June 23, 2017, 01:21:17 PM
Real Estate Broker
32 yrs old
10 years exp
Last 3 years: $160k, $210k, $242k.  On pace for the high end again this year.
For what it's worth, went to college for accounting degree but never used it.  Got into real estate in the downturn at the end of 2007 when I was 22 yrs old so I made it through the bad times and I think that's what makes me successful now.

Living in a very LCOL area so we are saving quickly.  Wife is SAHM.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: dreadmoose on June 23, 2017, 01:39:06 PM
Title: Project Lead - Engineer
Salary: $200K+
Age: 29
Experience: 8 years (O&G construction industry - field and office)
Education: B.Sc in Engineering
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Alim Nassor on June 25, 2017, 07:08:36 AM
I'm a repair and maintenance technician at a semiconductor company.
Salary is 100k including bonuses.  Add another couple of grand for the ESPP, and about 3k for the 401k match
7 weeks PTO
I work a compressed shift, 3 days one week, 4 days the next, 12 hours per day.
Associate degree.

We also have rental properties netting about 24k per year.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: MVal on June 26, 2017, 04:06:02 PM
I'm a repair and maintenance technician at a semiconductor company.
Salary is 100k including bonuses.  Add another couple of grand for the ESPP, and about 3k for the 401k match
7 weeks PTO
I work a compressed shift, 3 days one week, 4 days the next, 12 hours per day.
Associate degree.

We also have rental properties netting about 24k per year.

Do tell! I got a BA in English and only make a fraction of that. I went to community college first, but apparently I should have gotten an AS and stopped there instead of an AA and going on to a university. What exactly was your associates in?

Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: mm1970 on June 26, 2017, 06:35:39 PM
I'm a repair and maintenance technician at a semiconductor company.
Salary is 100k including bonuses.  Add another couple of grand for the ESPP, and about 3k for the 401k match
7 weeks PTO
I work a compressed shift, 3 days one week, 4 days the next, 12 hours per day.
Associate degree.

We also have rental properties netting about 24k per year.

Do tell! I got a BA in English and only make a fraction of that. I went to community college first, but apparently I should have gotten an AS and stopped there instead of an AA and going on to a university. What exactly was your associates in?
I'm guessing engineering technology of some sort.

Good, experienced, qualified semiconductor repair and maintenance technicians and engineers can be really hard to find.  And they are worth their weight in gold.  Platinum if they *also* don't have weird personality quirks or attitudes.

(I'm in semiconductors.  Was a fab process engineer for a couple of decades.)
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Alim Nassor on June 26, 2017, 06:53:03 PM
I'm a repair and maintenance technician at a semiconductor company.
Salary is 100k including bonuses.  Add another couple of grand for the ESPP, and about 3k for the 401k match
7 weeks PTO
I work a compressed shift, 3 days one week, 4 days the next, 12 hours per day.
Associate degree.

We also have rental properties netting about 24k per year.

Do tell! I got a BA in English and only make a fraction of that. I went to community college first, but apparently I should have gotten an AS and stopped there instead of an AA and going on to a university. What exactly was your associates in?

I got my AAS is robotics/electronics from the local community college, but most of what I learned was OJT.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Alim Nassor on June 26, 2017, 07:00:17 PM
I'm a repair and maintenance technician at a semiconductor company.
Salary is 100k including bonuses.  Add another couple of grand for the ESPP, and about 3k for the 401k match
7 weeks PTO
I work a compressed shift, 3 days one week, 4 days the next, 12 hours per day.
Associate degree.

We also have rental properties netting about 24k per year.

Do tell! I got a BA in English and only make a fraction of that. I went to community college first, but apparently I should have gotten an AS and stopped there instead of an AA and going on to a university. What exactly was your associates in?
I'm guessing engineering technology of some sort.

Good, experienced, qualified semiconductor repair and maintenance technicians and engineers can be really hard to find.  And they are worth their weight in gold.  Platinum if they *also* don't have weird personality quirks or attitudes.

(I'm in semiconductors.  Was a fab process engineer for a couple of decades.)

For about 30 years I worked for a company that started out as Texas Instruments, then morphed into a joint venture and then the partner bought it out completely.  We made the raw wafers that IC's are built on.  Over the years I became the company expert on several pieces of equipment and was proficient in all of them.  This allowed me to travel the world occasionally troubleshooting LPCVD and APCVD processes. 

 Eventually, I was asked to move to Malaysia for a year to assist in the startup of a new fab.   The first day I walked into that huge cleanroom, I called my boss and told him our days in Texas were numbered.   There was no way the company was going to spend half a billion dollars on new equipment when it existed in Texas.  6 months later they announced we were closing.  I spent another year travelling back and forth every few weeks, and then spent one more solid year in Malaysia until they were on their feet.

 Now I work for a front end fab in Richardson.   Having a bit of trouble transitioning from being "THE GUY" to just another tech.  I don't have enough years left to achieve that kind of expertise again.  My FIRE goal is about this time next year.  I never want to worry about angstroms again.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: mm1970 on June 27, 2017, 11:23:40 AM
I'm a repair and maintenance technician at a semiconductor company.
Salary is 100k including bonuses.  Add another couple of grand for the ESPP, and about 3k for the 401k match
7 weeks PTO
I work a compressed shift, 3 days one week, 4 days the next, 12 hours per day.
Associate degree.

We also have rental properties netting about 24k per year.

Do tell! I got a BA in English and only make a fraction of that. I went to community college first, but apparently I should have gotten an AS and stopped there instead of an AA and going on to a university. What exactly was your associates in?
I'm guessing engineering technology of some sort.

Good, experienced, qualified semiconductor repair and maintenance technicians and engineers can be really hard to find.  And they are worth their weight in gold.  Platinum if they *also* don't have weird personality quirks or attitudes.

(I'm in semiconductors.  Was a fab process engineer for a couple of decades.)

For about 30 years I worked for a company that started out as Texas Instruments, then morphed into a joint venture and then the partner bought it out completely.  We made the raw wafers that IC's are built on.  Over the years I became the company expert on several pieces of equipment and was proficient in all of them.  This allowed me to travel the world occasionally troubleshooting LPCVD and APCVD processes. 

 Eventually, I was asked to move to Malaysia for a year to assist in the startup of a new fab.   The first day I walked into that huge cleanroom, I called my boss and told him our days in Texas were numbered.   There was no way the company was going to spend half a billion dollars on new equipment when it existed in Texas.  6 months later they announced we were closing.  I spent another year travelling back and forth every few weeks, and then spent one more solid year in Malaysia until they were on their feet.

 Now I work for a front end fab in Richardson.   Having a bit of trouble transitioning from being "THE GUY" to just another tech.  I don't have enough years left to achieve that kind of expertise again.  My FIRE goal is about this time next year.  I never want to worry about angstroms again.
Yeah, we shut our fab down except for some development work.  Using an overseas foundry now.  I moved into more of data analysis/ project management roles when the other work dried up.  I prefer the fab, but that's just not my reality anymore. 

Have a few friends in the Dallas area, still working the business.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: JackieTreehorn on June 29, 2017, 10:19:51 AM
Title: Assistant Actuary
Salary+Bonus: 120k + 3% 401k match + decent pension
Experience: 10 years
Education: B.S. Mathematics

HCOL area
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: sea on July 02, 2017, 02:39:15 PM
Title: Senior Data Analyst
Salary: around $73K for 36 hours per week / small bonus / excellent benefits including a 7.5% match and around a month of PTO
Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA (1.2% higher COL than national average)
Age: 36
Experience: 10 years in my industry
Education:  Some college not related to field.  Mostly, I'm autodidactic and learned the rest on the job.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: londonbanker on August 12, 2017, 11:36:41 AM
Not sure whether the sample of respondants is representative of the forum population, but the average income seems to be well above the US national average... which could simply prove that mustachians are disciples of self improvement, and as a result command higher level of remuneration... or simply more college educated (hence the familiarity w finance matters in general) commanding higher wages...

Just an observation really.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Re3iRtH on August 12, 2017, 12:08:29 PM
Not sure whether the sample of respondants is representative of the forum population, but the average income seems to be well above the US national average... which could simply prove that mustachians are disciples of self improvement, and as a result command higher level of remuneration... or simply more college educated (hence the familiarity w finance matters in general) commanding higher wages...

Just an observation really.

I've make the same observation on every forum I've ever been on, no matter the topic.

On the student doctor network forums, the average MCAT score was probably 32-33 (national average around 25). Average USMLE Step I and II scores were probably 240, national average is about 218-220. Self-selection and, for ex. people who earn a lot, are more likely to post about it. If you saw this thread and earn $20K a year.. very easy to just move on ;)
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: GenXbiker on August 12, 2017, 12:13:03 PM
Another thing - don't believe everything you read on the internet.  You can be whoever you want to be online.  Not that anyone on MMM forum would stretch anything, though.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: gerardc on August 12, 2017, 12:13:27 PM
Not sure whether the sample of respondants is representative of the forum population, but the average income seems to be well above the US national average... which could simply prove that mustachians are disciples of self improvement, and as a result command higher level of remuneration... or simply more college educated (hence the familiarity w finance matters in general) commanding higher wages...

Just an observation really.

I only came on this forum after I started making appreciable money, and prospects of FIRE suddenly entered the realm of possibilities. When I was making $30k/year, I wasn't thinking of FIREing at all, understandably.

Granted, I was already hardworking, disciplined and frugal back then, but it was more by necessity than by choice.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: WhiteTrashCash on August 12, 2017, 12:27:04 PM
I'm self-employed and I earn $5000/mo selling sexy selfies online. Here comes the smoulder. Blue Steel! [/sarcasm]
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Re3iRtH on August 12, 2017, 12:29:28 PM
Title: Military Physician
Salary: ~$170K W-2 (including taxable and non-taxable portion) + ~$35K income from investments
Location: Variable
Age: 32
Experience: 6 years as M.D.
Education:  ~13 years of training, college = $5K per year, medical school = free
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: alexpkeaton on August 12, 2017, 01:24:49 PM
Job Title: Vice President, but that's more of a rank or pay grade at an investment bank than a real executive position
Salary: $175k base, $100k target bonus, $3k/year to my pension. There's also a 5% 401k match and an ESPP which I won't qualify for if I make over $250k.
Location: NYC
Years Experience: 15, BS in computer science

I'm only a few months into this job, so I don't yet know how variable the bonuses tend to be. I've heard they rarely fire people, but if they don't want you around your bonus will be tiny and you'll probably just quit on your own. I started the job in June, and I was told the $100k number is what I can expect for this year, but it's not clear then if that's a pro-rated amount and I might get a similar bonus next year for the entire year, or if it'll go up to something closer to my actual base salary. Hoping for the latter, obviously.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Lan Mandragoran on August 12, 2017, 01:46:03 PM
Ouch need to raise my monies.

62.5 salary, 5k bonus to hsa, 2.5% match 401k, 20% of salary ya pension

Sys admin 5 years experience ~

Any other sys admins :)?
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: DeanHedlund on August 12, 2017, 04:03:21 PM
I wonder how accurate the posted data is.
Is Glassdoor misstating?
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Btag84 on August 12, 2017, 08:58:47 PM
Title: Corporate Controller
Salary: $105,000
Location: Midwest
Age: 32
Experience: 6 years public, 2.5 years in SEC reporting at a large bank and 1.5 years in technical accounting role.

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Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: lexde on August 12, 2017, 09:08:41 PM
Title: Associate Attorney
Salary: $65,000 + bonus
Location: Southeast, LCOL
Age: 27
Experience: <1 year

I feel like I'm doing it wrong...
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Re3iRtH on August 13, 2017, 12:05:30 AM
Title: Associate Attorney
Salary: $65,000 + bonus
Location: Southeast, LCOL
Age: 27
Experience: <1 year

I feel like I'm doing it wrong...

How so, you're above the median USA income.

By the way, have you ever seen the show "Suits"? Quite entertaining..
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Imma on August 13, 2017, 05:42:37 AM
Not sure whether the sample of respondants is representative of the forum population, but the average income seems to be well above the US national average... which could simply prove that mustachians are disciples of self improvement, and as a result command higher level of remuneration... or simply more college educated (hence the familiarity w finance matters in general) commanding higher wages...

Just an observation really.

I'm always quite surprised by the massive incomes too. I'm from Europe, and I get the impression from this forum that people earn a lot more in the US, but then on the other hand all we hear about in the news in my country is widespread poverty in the US. I read about a nurse earning nearly $100.000 in this thread, in my country that would be more like what a doctor would earn. A nurse starts at about €23000 and will not earn more than €40000. It's probably a very select group of people that are interested in FIRE, and of course not everything on the internet is real.

Job title: Finance employee  - I work for a small company and my boss doesn't like fancy job titles
Age: 27
Degree: LLB
Experience: 4 years (in finance)
Salary: €34500 / fulltime before taxes with 5 weeks of paid leave and paid leave on all official holidays. No pension. Contractual bonus if the company makes an x amount of profit: €2640/fulltime before taxes

In my country, this is a pretty good salary for someone with my age, experience and degree. Average income is about €36500 with 4 weeks of paid leave, so to be able to earn that average income with only a few years experience in your field is quite good. In here, a law degree is not really financially lucrative since it's one of the most common degrees, and to practice in law you need a Master's degree, not a Bachelor's. I had a few jobs in finance while in college and for financial reasons I decided to pursue a career in that field for now.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Gronnie on August 13, 2017, 02:39:00 PM
Not sure whether the sample of respondants is representative of the forum population, but the average income seems to be well above the US national average... which could simply prove that mustachians are disciples of self improvement, and as a result command higher level of remuneration... or simply more college educated (hence the familiarity w finance matters in general) commanding higher wages...

Just an observation really.
In here, a law degree is not really financially lucrative since it's one of the most common degrees, and to practice in law you need a Master's degree, not a Bachelor's. I had a few jobs in finance while in college and for financial reasons I decided to pursue a career in that field for now.

In the US a law degree is a doctorate degree (J.D.)
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: 3mNewb on August 13, 2017, 03:23:23 PM
Title: Associate Professor
Experience: 14 years (after 11 years of post-secondary education/training)
Salary: $110,000 (plus 10% to 403b absent any contribution from me)
Location: HCOL area
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: PDXTabs on August 13, 2017, 07:01:18 PM
Title: Associate Attorney
Salary: $65,000 + bonus
Location: Southeast, LCOL
Age: 27
Experience: <1 year

I feel like I'm doing it wrong...

You're doing better than the Attorney that I know on the West Coast (Portland) in a HCOL area. She had to work for herself for years to get a salaried gig and when she did it was for a highly questionable boss where she was always questioning whether to call the state bar to report him.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: PDXTabs on August 13, 2017, 07:02:58 PM
Title: Lead Software Engineer
Salary: $125,000 + 4% 401(k) match + bonus (5~8%) + benefits
Location: Portland, OR area (HCOL)
Age: 34
Experience: 10+ years
Education: BS in Computer Science
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: StockBeard on August 15, 2017, 03:35:26 AM
I'm always quite surprised by the massive incomes too. I'm from Europe, and I get the impression from this forum that people earn a lot more in the US, but then on the other hand all we hear about in the news in my country is widespread poverty in the US.
Having worked in France, Japan, and the US, I can anecdotally say that salaries in the US are much higher than what I've seen in Europe for equivalent jobs (if you don't count "minimal wage" types of jobs).

However this is "compensated" in the US by their terribly expensive healthcare system (one of the main reasons we ended up leaving the country this year), cost of life in the areas where you can make such insane salaries, and the general lack of social safety net. From my (anecdotal!) observations, you can make a lot of money in the US, but if you're not careful or are just unlucky, you can also end up spending a lot.

There's also obviously a survivor bias here on MMM: it's much easier to consider becoming FI (and therefore join such a site) when you make an above-average salary.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: jlcnuke on August 15, 2017, 05:50:14 AM
Job Title: Senior Technical Writer
Salary: ~$87k base, +$15-40k OT +4.5% 401k match + benefits
Years’ experience: 9 years in this position, 21 in this industry/related.
Education: Military to start/get the position, though I currently have a BS in Business with a concentration in finance.
Age: 40
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: max9505672 on August 15, 2017, 06:05:59 AM
Title: Mechanical Designer (Hydro business)
Salary: 60K$ + 4% match, 3 weeks vacations, great insurance
Age: 27
Experience: 11 months
Education: Mechanical engineering degree
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: gluskap on August 15, 2017, 02:05:48 PM
Job title: Senior Director of R&D
Age: 38
Degree: BS in Biochemistry, MS in Biochemistry
Experience: 16 years in the industry
Salary: $135k/year + $3500 bonus this year

I think people that tend to reply to these posts tend to be the ones that make more.  I'm sure there are others lurking that make less but probably not as interested in posting?  It took me a long time to get to what I'm making now so am proud of it.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: alexpkeaton on August 15, 2017, 02:52:53 PM
I think people that tend to reply to these posts tend to be the ones that make more.  I'm sure there are others lurking that make less but probably not as interested in posting?  It took me a long time to get to what I'm making now so am proud of it.

I suppose it is a bit of a dick measuring contest. Though one reason I like threads like this is that people can be honest. I actually don't want to tell people I know in real life how much I make. But randos on the internet? Sure!
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: HogFin on August 15, 2017, 03:31:16 PM
Job Title: Sr. Associate Consultant - Executive Compensation
Age: 25
Degree: BS, Finance
Experience: 2.5yr in current role.  <1 yr Public Accounting
Salary: $82K
Bonus: Guaranteed 15%. Max 17.5%
Other: ESPP and 6.5% 401k match on 7% contribution

Actual job responsibilities: I pretty much tell my clients how much to pay their executives.  My company also does employee pay work though below the executive level.  For those of you referencing Glassdoor and Salary.com, generally these are misleading as there's no true verification for these numbers and often the sample sizes are insufficient to get a true idea of market competitive pay.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Vibrissae on August 15, 2017, 06:34:09 PM
Job title: Senior Production Editor
Age: upper 40s
Degree: BA, double major in English and Art History
Experience: 10 years at current job; 23 years total in editorial work
Salary ~$51K (pre-tax) + $2,500 to my HSA
Location: US East Coast, HCOL area
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: avocado lime on August 15, 2017, 08:27:50 PM
I haven't seen anyone in my industry in the forum yet!

Title: Assistant Property Manager
Salary: $42,000
Degree: International Business
Years of Real Estate Experience: 6 1/2 (5 in residential)
Expired Real Estate License - don't need it for my job

I'm in commercial property management as an assistant manager. I make $42k with 20 days of PTO (yay!) and no other benefits (boo!) and it's no fun. I used to work in residential RE managing single family homes and small multiplexes before I moved to a bigger city and boy do I miss it!
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: markbike528CBX on August 15, 2017, 08:38:15 PM
Job Title: Sr. Associate Consultant - Executive Compensation
Age: 25
Degree: BS, Finance
Experience: 2.5yr in current role.  <1 yr Public Accounting
Salary: $82K
Bonus: Guaranteed 15%. Max 17.5%
Other: ESPP and 6.5% 401k match on 7% contribution

Actual job responsibilities: I pretty much tell my clients how much to pay their executives.  My company also does employee pay work though below the executive level.  For those of you referencing Glassdoor and Salary.com, generally these are misleading as there's no true verification for these numbers and often the sample sizes are insufficient to get a true idea of market competitive pay.

HogFin, do you ever get amazed about the salary you propose?   I understand the idea of market competitive pay, but boggle at what that level is at. edit to shorten (savescreenspace)
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: HogFin on August 16, 2017, 05:45:45 AM
Job Title: Sr. Associate Consultant - Executive Compensation
Age: 25
Degree: BS, Finance
Experience: 2.5yr in current role.  <1 yr Public Accounting
Salary: $82K
Bonus: Guaranteed 15%. Max 17.5%
Other: ESPP and 6.5% 401k match on 7% contribution

Actual job responsibilities: I pretty much tell my clients how much to pay their executives.  My company also does employee pay work though below the executive level.  For those of you referencing Glassdoor and Salary.com, generally these are misleading as there's no true verification for these numbers and often the sample sizes are insufficient to get a true idea of market competitive pay.

HogFin, do you ever get amazed about the salary you propose?   I understand the idea of market competitive pay, but boggle at what that level is at.

Oh absolutely.  Although it's generally not the salary that i'm amazed at but the bonus and equity value levels.   The thing is though, there are multiple factors that people don't take into consideration when they see a "CEO total compensation number". 
First: I work a lot with pharmaceutical companies and many of these executives are doctors who either developed these drugs themselves or had a large hand in it.  These drugs then go on to help a lot of people and in many cases save lifes... so who's to say what that person's contribution is worth?
Second: The "total compensation" number is often misleading.  The vast majority of these executives are being paid via variable pay (bonuses and equity).  Especially with stock options the value that gets disclosed in public filings is not the value that the executive is actually receiving after you account for the option strike prices, volatility in the market, taxes, etc. 

I'm in no way saying that every one of these high paid executive compensation packages is justified, just that there are additional factors that a lot of people don't take into consideration.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: L2 on August 17, 2017, 09:04:35 AM
Job Title: Tax Manager - Regional Public Accounting
Age: 26
Experience: ~ 4 years
Salary: 78k, expecting an annual raise to ~82k in November.
Other: 3% 401k match, profit-sharing, but I just started here a few months ago so I have no idea what to expect.

I'm located in Ohio and started out my career at a much larger firm. Took a promotion and 22% raise to come to the new place. A ton more flexibility is also a plus. Its sort of unfortunate, but it seems the only way to really get market rate is to jump ship, at least in accounting.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Northstar on August 17, 2017, 12:25:45 PM
Job title: Restaurateur/ Landlord/ Entrepreneur
Age: 27
Experience: ~10 yrs. began washing dishes at 17, purchased my first restaurant at 21, purchased first rental property at 25, opened 2 sporting goods stores at 25.
Salary: +- 300k

Currently have 7 free and clear rentals, producing aroind 60k per year, sold the sporting goods stores last year and the rest of my income is from my business. I've been planing to retire before 30 for some time now as I live comfortably on around 30k per year and can cut that down if need be, although it will be hard to unwind from years of stress filled work, I'm very excited and grateful for the opportunity to experience early retirement and glad to be in a place to discuss with like minded people. Planning to work until 30, to insure a nice nest egg in addition to passive rental income, I'll get my realestate license before retirement to dabble in that a little to wind down.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Dreamer on August 17, 2017, 12:46:23 PM
Title: Software Developer
Salary: C$82k (~ US$65k)
Other: 5 weeks paid vacation
Age:45
Experience: 15 years
Education: BSc

I feel I am lucky to have such a salary, but then when I look at the salaries others have posted, and at much younger ages, mine does not seem so great.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Gronnie on August 22, 2017, 10:43:39 AM
My Job Title: SSD Firmware Engineer
Experience: 1 year
Education: BS in Computer Science
Salary: 72k + ~10% bonus + $750 HSA contribution + 2.5% 401k match + whatever ESPP ends up being worth

Cost of living from this chart (http://www.infoplease.com/business/economy/cost-living-index-us-cities.html) is 99.2/100, so very average cost of living area.

Started at 71k, got a raise a couple months in as a thanks for being awesome ;)

My manager says I will be getting a promotion in the next round (February) even though it typically takes 3-4 years. Should come with about a 10% raise.

The work environment is awesome. Really laid back and supportive. Take as much vacation as you want policy with no keeping track of work, sick, and vacation hours, etc. I would have to get a super big raise to consider working elsewhere.

DW Job Title: RN
Salary: ~70k + small pension + 2% 403b match
Experience: 5 years
Education: BS in Dietetics, BS in Nursing

She started out getting a degree in dietetics but that didn't work out due to requiring an internship to get certified and there not being enough to go around (something that if she had known me prior to starting the program she would have thoroughly looked into and chosen something different or studied harder). Went back after the Dietetics degree and did an accelerated BSN program and now is very happy.

Updating because I just got a promotion and a 15% raise!!!!

My Job Title: Senior SSD Firmware Engineer
Experience: 1.5 years
Education: BS in Computer Science
Salary: $83,000 + 10% bonus target + $750 HSA contribution + 3% 401k match + whatever ESPP ends up being worth
San Francisco Salary: $198,578 (my city is 101.4 on CoL Index)

Was a weird year. We bought out another big company, my project got cancelled and we were in flux for awhile, and then my manager quit abruptly and it took 6+ months to replace him.

Only got a 3.5% raise this year, but also was granted ~$17k in RSUs that vest over 4 years. Not sure what to think of the golden handcuffs, will have to cross that bridge if I ever think about leaving.

My Job Title: Senior SSD Firmware Engineer
Experience: 2.5 years
Education: BS in Computer Science
Salary: $~86,000 + 10% bonus target + $750 HSA contribution + 3% 401k match + ~$17k RSU + whatever ESPP ends up being worth
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Pooperman on August 22, 2017, 11:04:06 AM
Title: Salesforce Administrator
Salary: $82k + 10% bonus
Experience: 3 years
Education: BS Engineering Physics
Age: 26

An update upon getting my new position. I'm about a year of experience short of a major title change (Salesforce Architect), so hopefully, I can get that through my new job.

Title: Salesforce Administrator
Salary: $85k + 10%
Experience: 4 years

Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Roboturner on August 22, 2017, 11:41:09 AM
Title: Reservoir Engineer
Age: 27
Experience: 1 yr industry, 2.5 yr research
Education: BS Audio Engineering / MS Petroleum Engineering
Salary: $80k-100k

Update upon some raises over the last couple yrs

Title: Reservoir Engineer
Age: 28
Experience: 3 yr industry, 2.5 yr research
Education: BS Audio Engineering / MS Petroleum Engineering
Salary: $121k + 20% cash bonus + 20% RSU bonus + 6% 401k match
MCOL
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: gsd802 on August 22, 2017, 12:15:14 PM
Dairy Farm Herd Manager

Age: 27
Education:  2 year Associate Degree + continual meetings
Experience: 11 years
Salary: $57,200/annual + free housing with 1 acre land.
Bonuses:  Award bonuses + Christmas (About $1,200) 3% match 401k
Hours:  85/week. 6.5 days a week. 20 days vacation

I am amazed to see some of these salaries. Never knew there were jobs that paid so much!
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: martyconlonontherun on August 22, 2017, 04:45:48 PM
Senior Internal Auditor

Age: 29
Education:  MS-Accounting, CPA
Experience: 4 years
Salary: $68,000
Bonuses: 4% match 401k
Hours:  55/week average but really depends on week to week. Travel 30% of time.
Location: Midwest

We are currently really understaffed at my level and having trouble replacing 2 senior spots. I came from a no leverage place in my current role so I feel I'm below market value. After these spots are filled (I'm guessing $75k) I'm hoping for either fair comp conversations since I will be more experienced and took on larger responsibilities to cover for these empty positions. If not, I will probably test the market as that seems to be the going rate for someone in my role and experience.

ETA: I've discovered FI at a good time as my salary jumped from $60k to $68k this year and possible jump next year. I was lucky enough to get in this
mind set as the raise was taking effect and made it so the entire pay jump went into my 401k. Hoping to max it out in 2018.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Gone_Hiking on August 22, 2017, 10:36:52 PM
Job Title: Requirements Engineer at a software company
Salary: $70 K.   Company 401(k) match: 4%.  No bonuses
Weekly hours: 40-42. 17 days of vacation, no rollover from year to year; 10 company holidays
Age: 46
Experience: 19 years
Education: M.S. Plant Breeding and Genetics,  PMP certification,  ACS ALS credentials from Toastmasters International

I started life as a molecular biologist, followed by computer programmer, followed by a project manager, followed by a layoff.  My current position is the post-layoff position and represents 40% salary cut from my previous job; on the plus side, I was without a paycheck for only three weeks, which allowed me to invest the severance pay and accelerate FI.  I've been on my current job for 6 months.  I'm working on increasing responsibilities and probing ways to get a raise
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: EconDiva on August 24, 2017, 09:51:28 AM
Job title: Senior Director of R&D
Age: 38
Degree: BS in Biochemistry, MS in Biochemistry
Experience: 16 years in the industry
Salary: $135k/year + $3500 bonus this year

I think people that tend to reply to these posts tend to be the ones that make more.  I'm sure there are others lurking that make less but probably not as interested in posting?  It took me a long time to get to what I'm making now so am proud of it.

I assume you're in Big Pharma...?
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: SweetLife on August 25, 2017, 10:55:17 AM
Federal Government ... $70,000 + overtime if I want it (not this year but next year will start loading up so that i can retire faster!)

12 years so far ... next contract should bump me up to at least $73,000
Planning to retire in 8 years if all goes well lol...


Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Gronnie on July 05, 2018, 07:56:33 PM
My Job Title: SSD Firmware Engineer
Experience: 1 year
Education: BS in Computer Science
Salary: 72k + ~10% bonus + $750 HSA contribution + 2.5% 401k match + whatever ESPP ends up being worth

Cost of living from this chart (http://www.infoplease.com/business/economy/cost-living-index-us-cities.html) is 99.2/100, so very average cost of living area.

Started at 71k, got a raise a couple months in as a thanks for being awesome ;)

My manager says I will be getting a promotion in the next round (February) even though it typically takes 3-4 years. Should come with about a 10% raise.

The work environment is awesome. Really laid back and supportive. Take as much vacation as you want policy with no keeping track of work, sick, and vacation hours, etc. I would have to get a super big raise to consider working elsewhere.

DW Job Title: RN
Salary: ~70k + small pension + 2% 403b match
Experience: 5 years
Education: BS in Dietetics, BS in Nursing

She started out getting a degree in dietetics but that didn't work out due to requiring an internship to get certified and there not being enough to go around (something that if she had known me prior to starting the program she would have thoroughly looked into and chosen something different or studied harder). Went back after the Dietetics degree and did an accelerated BSN program and now is very happy.

Updating because I just got a promotion and a 15% raise!!!!

My Job Title: Senior SSD Firmware Engineer
Experience: 1.5 years
Education: BS in Computer Science
Salary: $83,000 + 10% bonus target + $750 HSA contribution + 3% 401k match + whatever ESPP ends up being worth
San Francisco Salary: $198,578 (my city is 101.4 on CoL Index)

Was a weird year. We bought out another big company, my project got cancelled and we were in flux for awhile, and then my manager quit abruptly and it took 6+ months to replace him.

Only got a 3.5% raise this year, but also was granted ~$17k in RSUs that vest over 4 years. Not sure what to think of the golden handcuffs, will have to cross that bridge if I ever think about leaving.

My Job Title: Senior SSD Firmware Engineer
Experience: 2.5 years
Education: BS in Computer Science
Salary: $~86,000 + 10% bonus target + $750 HSA contribution + 3% 401k match + ~$17k RSU + whatever ESPP ends up being worth

Just took a job with a new company (along with a nice promotion), and will be moving from a MCOL area with a COL score of 99.2 to a HCOL area with a COL score of 146.4 (MN to Orange County, scores from this chart (http://www.infoplease.com/business/economy/cost-living-index-us-cities.html)).

I think I am doing pretty well, as the job is 3 promotions above entry level out of college position and I only have 3.5 years of experience. This job would normally take 8+ years of experience to reach. As a result I am pretty sure my salary is near the lower end of the band, so plenty of room for growth even if I don't get any further promotions for a few years.

My Job Title: Staff SSD Firmware Engineer
Experience: 3.5 years
Education: BS in Computer Science
Salary: $135000 + 10% bonus target + $4000 401k match + ~26k RSU + whatever ESPP ends up being worth (15% discount, two year lock, can put in 15% of salary) -- I would say financial compensation is ~$175,000 annually.
Title: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: lexde on July 06, 2018, 05:56:59 AM
Attorney in medium cost of living area.
70K + bonuses ($0-750/month; I get maybe 4-6 per year). Up from 65K last year. Second year in.
Also get a 3% safe harbor 401k contribution whether I contribute or not (I do, of course).
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: lexde on July 06, 2018, 05:58:31 AM
Title: Software Developer
Salary: C$82k (~ US$65k)
Other: 5 weeks paid vacation
Age:45
Experience: 15 years
Education: BSc

I feel I am lucky to have such a salary, but then when I look at the salaries others have posted, and at much younger ages, mine does not seem so great.
Comparison is the thief of joy. Read the first part of your sentence and stop there. Continue to be awesome.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: ketchup on July 06, 2018, 06:45:58 AM
Title: Systems Manager
Salary: $50k
Age: 27
Experience: 1 month
Education: "some college" (3 semesters, no degree)

A month into my new position at the same company I've been at since 2011 (basically took over IT after my former manager left) and I can definitely feel the impostor syndrome setting in.  Who put this idiot in charge?  Are they nuts!?
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: anondog999 on July 06, 2018, 07:11:21 AM
I browsed through everything 2 years ago while grinding my way through university. I was amazed at how much people make.
I am not from the US, and I knew that the salaries in the software industry here are lower.

Fast forwarding to the present, I chose more $ and life balance in a huge corporate company, over interesting work (and mediocre $) at a startup

Location: Israel
Title: Software Engineer
Salary: $71k , 10% yearly bonus, 8.5% pension matching, and $3k towards some sort of tax free IRA (this and the pension are mandatory for every job)
Age: 23
Experience: 0
Education: computer science, from a top university.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Apocalyptica602 on July 06, 2018, 07:17:25 AM
Title: Mechanical Engineer I
Salary: ~81k + bonus ~5k or so. Also getting $10k/year to take classes for my MBA.
Age: 27
Experience: 4.5 years
Education: Bachelors of Mech. Eng., MBA (In progress, started while working here)

Wife:
Title: Staff Pharmacist (retail)
Salary: ~125k + small bonus (~2k) + small stock bonus (~4k)
Age: 27
Experience: 3.5 years
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) ~6 years of school

Updating:

Title: Process Engineer (switched companies, now in a mid-size biotechnology company)
Salary: 93K + ~10K Bonus + ~5-10k in stock options (not grants)
Age: 30
Experience ~7-8 years
Education: BS Mechanical Engineering, MBA (graduating in December)

I should probably be considered a 'Senior' Engineer at this point, but we don't really have that organizational structure defined yet, haha.

Wife:
Title: Staff Pharmacist (retail)
Salary: 134K + ~4K bonus
Age: 29
Experience: 6 years
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Glitch on July 06, 2018, 10:03:10 AM
Title: Software Engineer I
Salary: $81k + bonuses (~$12k)
Experience: 1.5 yrs
Education: Bachelor's in computer science

Mine is almost identical, but without bonuses.

Title: Software Engineer I
Age: 23
Salary: $80k
Experience: ~ 1 yr
Education: BS in computer science

Moved from one midwestern state to a slightly cheaper one and started at a new company.

Title: Software Developer II
Age: ~26
Salary: $95k + bonus (~$5k)
Experience: ~4 yrs
Education: BS in computer science

New job also has 401k matching (3% with 2 yr vest) and profit sharing (6% into 401k with a 5 yr vesting period).
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: SpareChange on July 06, 2018, 11:10:57 AM


In a mcol city.

Title: Radiologic Technologist (fancy words for, in my case, an x-ray tech)
Age: 43
Salary: $85-90k this year.
Experience: 7 years
Education: BA economics (not used lol), AAS radiologic technology.

403b match is 4.6% on a contribution of 4%.   
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: TSpacagna on July 06, 2018, 12:24:03 PM
Title: Executive Assistant to CEO
Age: 26 next week
Salary: $35,000
Experience: Current role for 6 months; 2yrs+ unpaid intern; unrelated work before that
Education: Bachelors and some extra nonsense classes

I help manage bands/content creators w/ a company in TX. Don't make much but negotiated a good raise over the last guy and seem to have established myself quite well so far. Networking opportunities are fantastic as well. Can be stressfull but I really do enjoy it and see growth and opportunity in the near future.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: OtherJen on July 06, 2018, 12:33:15 PM
Title: Freelance medical/science editor and writer
Age: 40
Salary: varies, but ~$47,000 last year (up from ~$36,000 when I went full-time 5 years ago)
Experience: 5 years as a full-time freelancer, preceded by a 12-year career in biomedical research with several publications
Education: BS and PhD in different biomedical science disciplines (no debt for either; university paid me to do the PhD)
Location: LCOL in midwest USA

I work probably 25–30 hours per week, contract with a small panel of terrific long-term clients, and generally enjoy my work. It's fairly low-stress (important after severe burnout during my postdoc) and allows me time to cook from scratch, manage the household finances, and do volunteer work. Health insurance is provided by husband's employer, which helps a ton. I can't contribute to the 403b from my postdoc anymore, so I opened a Roth IRA with the same investment firm, as well as Vanguard accounts.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: SteadyDoinIt on July 06, 2018, 12:58:36 PM
38 years old
Real Estate Appraiser - Sole Proprietor single person business
13 years in the business.  First 7 years I worked for a bigger firm
$75k per year but only work 20 hours per week on average
I consistently made $125K+ per year but I hated working everyday 40 hours a week. Since I work from home it's just way too hard to stay focused that long with so many different hobbies. We have a 2 year old son and another on the way and so far we haven't needed to use any babysitters.  I could definitely work more without having to watch children but I think its a great tradeoff as our work balance is great.  I can probably work at this pace for many more years since I have a lot of flexibility.

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.

@Balance I know your post was from a while back, but if you're still around, can you shed a little more light on how you got into that industry, what it takes to get into it, what it takes to be successful, and any other pertinent information? I've always heard/thought appraising was a great way to make (as much or as little) money (as you want), but the trusty internet research provides mostly negative info.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: RangerOne on July 06, 2018, 02:13:34 PM
At least someone on this forum was questioning the accuracy of tools like glassdoor. For certain jobs the real wild card in pay are stocks and bonuses. If you dig into payscale you will often see that over half a software engineer's salary at a top company is stocks and the averages pale in comparison to the full range.

Another factor I think I see when looking at glassdoor is a lot of the older employees probably aren't entering their data into glassdoor on a regular basis. Or are not all using the same clear job title to convey that salary. Its pretty easy to predict starting salary with glassdoor. I have found it difficult to guess what you can make at a senior level because the range is so much larger and the average still sits down around starting salaries which is clearly wrong in many cases.

The reason I suspect this is because with only roughly 5-6 years experience I know I am reasonably well paid in SoCal. But there are numerous people above me who are clearly getting paid more and have more value. And I don't see their compensation clearly displayed in a focused company search.  I know my leads and project managers with 20 years experience are not getting my pay. Even with shit raises they should be making $30k+ more than me.

Your best bet for figuring out what company will pay what  is to have a close friend or family member who is high enough up in management to know a companies salary ranges and they could give you a better idea of what kind of salary a role can command.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Pooperman on July 06, 2018, 03:01:46 PM
Title: Salesforce Administrator
Salary: $82k + 10% bonus
Experience: 3 years
Education: BS Engineering Physics
Age: 26

An update upon getting my new position. I'm about a year of experience short of a major title change (Salesforce Architect), so hopefully, I can get that through my new job.

Title: Salesforce Administrator
Salary: $85k + 10%
Experience: 4 years

Another update:

Title: Senior Product Support Technical Advisor (lol, it's the same as before but the company is crazy)
Salary: $50/hr [$100k/yr] but with no benefits as I'm a contractor. it'll be 90k next year with benefits.
Experience: 5 years
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: gpyros85 on July 07, 2018, 02:59:21 AM
Title: Project Manager Manufacturing
Experience: 10 years +
Salary: 180k/year (Expat) goes back to 100k/year after expat contract
Location: LCOL area (When I pay for my own expenses), currently my housing and transportation is paid by company
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Hirondelle on July 07, 2018, 03:57:05 AM
Title: PhD candidate
Experience: <1 year
Salary: €32k
Location: MCOL, Europe
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: use2betrix on July 07, 2018, 09:09:38 AM
new update since switching companies. A bit less money, but far better position and less hours.

Title: Quality Manager
Experience: 9 years industry
Age: 30
Salary: approx 175k + full benefits + 5% 401k match + $55k tax free per diem
Job type: 2 year + Duration as a W2 contractor
Location: MCOL
Education: Associates Degree and some certifications
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: gpyros85 on July 07, 2018, 08:01:45 PM
new update since switching companies. A bit less money, but far better position and less hours.

Title: Quality Manager
Experience: 9 years industry
Age: 30
Salary: approx 175k + full benefits + 5% 401k match + $55k tax free per diem
Job type: 2 year + Duration as a W2 contractor
Location: MCOL
Education: Associates Degree and some certifications

@use2betrix

That is amazing! I didn't know you quality guys got paid that much! This is certainly not the norm is it? I would of thought Quality Manager to be 105k-120k...
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: mjr on July 07, 2018, 08:20:39 PM
Programme Director in a software R&D firm.  US company, Australian office.

AU$ 227000 p.a.
9.5% superannuation
20% bonus p.a.
20% equity p.a.

All coming to end in 3 weeks when I retire :-)
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: markbike528CBX on July 07, 2018, 08:44:53 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?
I'm not really principled, but I am a princiPAL-- how I remember how to spell it.

update

Job Title: Gentleman of Leisure
Salary: $ 0 earned
Years’ experience:  1 month
Age: 53.5
College Requirement: none, extra study via MMM forums.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: use2betrix on July 07, 2018, 09:32:20 PM
new update since switching companies. A bit less money, but far better position and less hours.

Title: Quality Manager
Experience: 9 years industry
Age: 30
Salary: approx 175k + full benefits + 5% 401k match + $55k tax free per diem
Job type: 2 year + Duration as a W2 contractor
Location: MCOL
Education: Associates Degree and some certifications

@use2betrix

That is amazing! I didn't know you quality guys got paid that much! This is certainly not the norm is it? I would of thought Quality Manager to be 105k-120k...

Quality Manager is similar to like a Project Manager - in the sense that it entirely depends on the company, responsibilities, and industry.

For example, manufacturing will likely have totally different requirements, tasks, knowledge base, etc., as compared to a major oil and gas company. A good quality manager can be a sole determining factor in costing or saving a company/project millions of dollars per year.

As a contractor in my industry I’m probably about top 25% pay wise. Ive made more in previous projects, but this is pretty good too. For my age, I am pretty good at what I do.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: gpyros85 on July 07, 2018, 11:44:10 PM
new update since switching companies. A bit less money, but far better position and less hours.

Title: Quality Manager
Experience: 9 years industry
Age: 30
Salary: approx 175k + full benefits + 5% 401k match + $55k tax free per diem
Job type: 2 year + Duration as a W2 contractor
Location: MCOL
Education: Associates Degree and some certifications

@use2betrix

That is amazing! I didn't know you quality guys got paid that much! This is certainly not the norm is it? I would of thought Quality Manager to be 105k-120k...

Quality Manager is similar to like a Project Manager - in the sense that it entirely depends on the company, responsibilities, and industry.

For example, manufacturing will likely have totally different requirements, tasks, knowledge base, etc., as compared to a major oil and gas company. A good quality manager can be a sole determining factor in costing or saving a company/project millions of dollars per year.

As a contractor in my industry I’m probably about top 25% pay wise. Ive made more in previous projects, but this is pretty good too. For my age, I am pretty good at what I do.


I am thinking about the manufacturing industry, seems like you are in oil/gas industry. Very nice, I am Project Manager for manufacturing, I am a slight bit interested in life in oil/gas.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: TheWifeHalf on July 08, 2018, 11:10:04 AM
In L-MCOL area. I saw somewhere that housing is very low cost, but the rest is medium.

Me  : kept woman

TheHusbandHalf : I think he is called a process engineer at an oil refinery. He works in the control room, and has for the last 10 years.
17 years before that he worked in the outside (He now sits  in front of 6-7 computers and tells people what to do, he used to do what people in the control room told him to do)
When he was hired, no education was necessary to apply, but they were very selective. At the time, of the 20 hires, 5 had to be a minority, 5 women, 5 white guys, and I can't remember the other 5. The company has consistently received 3000 applicants for 20 - 25 openings.

Age: I am 60, THH is 62
THH:
Salary: 6 figure  Per the contract, he gets a 3% raise every year.
Experience: None when he started, 27 years now.
Education: 2 years of college, did not graduate.
Since he was 17-18 he's been involved in electric, plumbing, carpentry, HVAC, and just knows stuff, and interviews well -  the reason he was hired. There was a year long training when he was hired and training to move to the control room.
Every year he sends in payment for a Boilermaker's license, and some other license, which the company reimburses.

401k match is 8%, the company puts  2000 in the HSA every year if we get a wellness check from our doctor
There is a pension when he retires (Jan 10, 2019) Excellent health insurance, dental, vision with others we do not wish to participate in.
$200 work shoe voucher each year.
Time and a half for any hours per week over any hours scheduled.  2 1/2 time/hr when working a holiday. Holidays are worked if it is timed to be on his scheduled time to work. Trades are ok if arranged, and ok'd, ahead of time.
A few times a year THH does something (the last time, not allowing something to happen because his procedure manual said not to, despite many many telling him to) that people who are appreciative, and give him some movie  and refreshment cards

The company has changed their application requirements from needing a college degree (any degree) to 'need a college degree or military experience.' (Because of THH!) They no longer are required to meet hiring quotas.

It is a union job and 3 years ago was the first strike  since THH has worked there. From what I see, the union's main responsibility is the employee's safety.
I forgot to mention:
Same sex couples are treated the same, insurance or other benefits - wise as heterosexual couples. I think that's been about 10-15 years.
Kids, age 26, of an employee have been covered under the employees health insurance  for the same length of time.
Men, I'm not sure if they have to be a husband, get paid time off when a child is born.

Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: TexasT on July 09, 2018, 03:23:12 PM
Title: Quality Control Laboratory Technician
Salary: $40/hour, with O/T+ Benefits about 120k/year
Age: 26
Experience: 3 years
Education: B.S. in Chemistry, one wasted year of law school

Side Gig:
Title: Travel Writer
Salary: $25/hour for interaction on social media, $100/article - about $1,500/month
Education: Knowing how to google "what to do in Tokyo" when someone asks
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: FreelanceToFreedom on July 10, 2018, 05:15:03 PM
Title: Freelance writer and editor
Salary: Variable. Average around $60 an hour. Expecting ~$50k total this year (I don't work much!) No benefits - but a ridiculous amount of flexibility.
Age: 25
Experience: 5+ years
Education: None

I'm a freelance/contract worker for 4-7 clients at a time, typically. I do web content, blog posts, copywriting, content marketing and a bit of SEO. I bill at a variable per-word or per-project rate, which typically works out to $40-$100+ an hour depending on what I'm working on (average seems to be $60ish). Also do some freelance editing at $60/hr. I'm staying busy and demand is increasing, so I'll likely negotiate higher rates with existing clients come January, targeting a ~$75/hr average range.

I work 15-25 hours a week typically. A super busy week might be 30 hours. I feel very fortunate to be in this position as I don't think I could handle a 40 hour 9 to 5 job. I've always been self-employed in one way or another. I suppose if I worked harder I could make a lot more money, but at this point in my life I am happy with my income and work/life balance. I also struggle to work more than 5 or 6 hours a day because my quality of work and creativity go way down after the 4-5 hour mark.

While this situation sounds pretty rosy (it is), it wasn't always this way. I started at maybe $10 an hour and slowly worked my way up. Also, just last year my main client at the time sold his network of sites with no warning, leaving me essentially out of work for a month. I've since learned to diversify with lots of clients, and obviously I need to keep a larger emergency fund than the average salaried worker.

There are lots of pros and cons to the freelance lifestyle, but I like it. Any other freelancers here?
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: albireo13 on July 10, 2018, 05:29:44 PM
Title: Senior R&D HW Engineer (Analog)
Salary: $150K + annual bonus (5-8%)
Age: 62
Experience: 39 yrs
Education: BSEE + MSEE

 Have been working at a large MegaCorp on medical equipment development for the last 33yrs.   Hoping to retire in < 2 yrs.
Still have 2 kids in college.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: ExCarGuy on July 12, 2018, 01:03:53 PM
Job Title: UPS Driver
Salary: $96,000.00 + ( benefits, pension)
Years’ experience: 4 years
Fake news. Good troll, though.

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Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: doggyfizzle on July 13, 2018, 09:49:31 PM
Job Title: UPS Driver
Salary: $96,000.00 + ( benefits, pension)
Years’ experience: 4 years
Fake news. Good troll, though.

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Based on the couple of friends I have who drive for UPS (and are Teamster-represented), the salary and benefits are spot-on.  UPS is know for good pay and benefits, even down to part-time employees who work on the loading docks at their air/freight terminals.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Cwadda on July 14, 2018, 11:18:10 AM
Title: Quality Control Laboratory Technician
Salary: $40/hour, with O/T+ Benefits about 120k/year
Age: 26
Experience: 3 years
Education: B.S. in Chemistry, one wasted year of law school

Side Gig:
Title: Travel Writer
Salary: $25/hour for interaction on social media, $100/article - about $1,500/month
Education: Knowing how to google "what to do in Tokyo" when someone asks

$120k/year for 3 years experience seems like an awful lot for that amount of experience. How did you get into your current role and what would you recommend for people looking to get into your field?
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: use2betrix on July 14, 2018, 04:36:21 PM
Title: Quality Control Laboratory Technician
Salary: $40/hour, with O/T+ Benefits about 120k/year
Age: 26
Experience: 3 years
Education: B.S. in Chemistry, one wasted year of law school

Side Gig:
Title: Travel Writer
Salary: $25/hour for interaction on social media, $100/article - about $1,500/month
Education: Knowing how to google "what to do in Tokyo" when someone asks

$120k/year for 3 years experience seems like an awful lot for that amount of experience. How did you get into your current role and what would you recommend for people looking to get into your field?

$40/hr isn’t a ton. It doesn’t take much OT to hit 120k. When I was 26 and worked in quality I made 120k, at 27 I made 192k, at 28 I made 240k. I only have an associates degree.

That being said, I typically work a lot more hours than most people here.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Blackbeard on July 15, 2018, 06:21:49 PM
Plant Operations- for the next 8 weeks until I FIRE.
$230k plus 20-40% bonus, 8% 401k match, stock options
18 yrs experience
BS Chemical Engineering

Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: clutchy on July 17, 2018, 01:46:51 PM
Controller (CPA)
$165K
10 yrs. experience
late 30's.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: DataFientist on July 17, 2018, 09:57:24 PM
Title: Associate (Data Analytics)
Salary: 90K with 10-15K annual bonus
Age: 23
Experience: 1 year
Education: Bachelor's in Economics
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: sui generis on July 17, 2018, 10:39:20 PM
Associate (Attorney), 4th year
$250k plus $60k bonus
Education = J.D.

This is total BS, by the way.  While I will probably bill over 2100 hours this year (so not a cake-walk), I honestly don't think I deserve to be paid this much based on how challenging the job is.  Then again, I do think I deserve it for hazard pay for the shit I have to deal with.  Still, if you have a high level of tolerance for dealing with shit, and you can get scholarships to pay for tuition at a T14 law school (do NOT end up with $200k in student loans for chrissakes!) - you should go, and work for BigLaw for a few years, make a ton of money then peace out. They are only paying us this much because they want to "keep up with the Joneses" (i.e. other top BigLaw firms) and I don't think it has anything to do with what value we bring.  I'm pretty sure I still cost them more than the value they get out of me, especially because my practice area doesn't bill very high.  If I didn't mind shit-dealing, I'd stay and milk this for all it's worth...

Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: gerardc on July 18, 2018, 05:44:52 PM
Associate (Attorney), 4th year
$250k plus $60k bonus
Education = J.D.

So similar to software engineers in Big tech! We get slightly higher comp and lower hours. I'll also FIRE (at least temporarily) after 4 soul-crushing years straight out of school.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: davisgang90 on July 19, 2018, 04:29:37 AM
Title: Assistant Professor
Age: late 40s
Experience: 25 years
Certificates: BS Finance, MS National Resource Strategy
Salary: $160K between base pay and allowances

My title is misleading.  I'm a Navy Officer (06) with 25 years.  I'm currently teaching at one of the War Colleges for my last tour.  My career has been mainly flying helicopters with enough staff work (desk jobs) to ensure I enjoyed the helicopter flying parts more.
Update, My new title is Retired and I make $93K a year for walking to the mailbox.  Oops, don't have to do that,  I have direct deposit.  Life is good!
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: mizzourah2006 on July 19, 2018, 05:57:06 AM
Title: Principal Data Scientist
Salary: $160k + $10-$20k bonus
Education: PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology + self-taught programming/ML/DL
Experience: 5 years in I/O + 2 years in Data Science
Age: 35

Work remotely in a low cost of living area. It’s funny being one of the few I/Os with a strong DS skill set as many I/O firms are attempting to incorporate the power of ML/DL into their products. I definitely got very lucky.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: gerardc on July 19, 2018, 12:24:33 PM
Title: Principal Data Scientist
Salary: $160k + $10-$20k bonus
Education: PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology + self-taught programming/ML/DL
Experience: 5 years in I/O + 2 years in Data Science
Age: 35

Work remotely in a low cost of living area. It’s funny being one of the few I/Os with a strong DS skill set as many I/O firms are attempting to incorporate the power of ML/DL into their products. I definitely got very lucky.

Did you start remote at this company or did you transition to remote? How did you find this job?
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: mizzourah2006 on July 19, 2018, 03:08:54 PM
Title: Principal Data Scientist
Salary: $160k + $10-$20k bonus
Education: PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology + self-taught programming/ML/DL
Experience: 5 years in I/O + 2 years in Data Science
Age: 35

Work remotely in a low cost of living area. It’s funny being one of the few I/Os with a strong DS skill set as many I/O firms are attempting to incorporate the power of ML/DL into their products. I definitely got very lucky.

Did you start remote at this company or did you transition to remote? How did you find this job?

I did start remotely, but again a bit more luck. I worked with them on the client side in my original role, then moved within my large company into a research technology role. I had a great working relationship with them and they saw through our national membership group that I was becoming one one of the more well known I/Os implementing machine learning techniques, so the relationship was already there and I technically wasn’t a direct client to them although my organization still is/was, so we chatted a bit and they convinced me to move over to the consulting world in an R&D capacity, but I told them we weren’t in a position to move right now, so that was my one stipulation.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Arbitrage on July 19, 2018, 04:01:23 PM
Looking at teachers' salaries, am I the only one who thinks they are seriously underpaid?

I think it varies a lot, but my teacher friends are most certainly not underpaid.  Where I live in CA, starting salary with a Master's is about $55-60k, and with 15 or so years experience it's in the high $90s, with the option (at least at times) to work 6 hours instead of 5 and bump that to $110k or so.  That doesn't include the extremely generous retirement/retiree health care benefits that are part of the reason that so many local and state budgets are breaking.

That's for approximately half of the work hours I have as an office drone (summers, 3 weeks off in winter, thanksgiving week, spring break, 15 holidays, early-out days, normal 5-hour work schedule + lunch, etc).  There's also very little chance of job loss, even if performing poorly.

I'd say it's a slightly different story for the starting teacher who has to put in a lot of extra hours preparing course material and grading, with no tenure, etc.  I know there are downsides as well.  However, in California, underpaid they are not.  The most powerful state employee union in the country probably has something to do with that.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Btag84 on July 21, 2018, 06:07:27 AM
Controller, a CPA, at a small public company
A moderate cost of living area in the Midwest
Salary: $108k base with 10% bonus
Experience: 6 years in public, 4 years in financial reporting and technical accounting.
Age: mid 30s
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: MaybeBabyMustache on July 21, 2018, 12:57:20 PM
Title: Global Head of Marketing (actual title is more specific, so this is the generic version)
Location: Bay Area (HCOL)
Education: undergrad in professional writing/business, MBA
Salary: I believe the math works out to be about $250K salary, $80K bonus, $170K stock. Total comp last year (highest ever for me) was $500K gross
Experience: 20+ years in tech, 10+ years in my particular area
Age: 42
ETA education
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Lanthiriel on July 22, 2018, 11:22:46 AM
Me
Title: Proposal Manager
Age: 28
Salary: $61,000
Experience: 7 years
Education: BA English, MS Writing/Publishing

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

Update to keep the hope alive for all of you English majors and anyone dealing with a layoff. My husband was laid off 6 months after I made my first post, and we had to sell everything and move 2500 miles away. Thankfully it seems to have worked out for us.

Me
Title: Marketing Manager
Age: 30
Salary: $85,000
Experience: 9+ years
Education: BA English, MS Writing/Publishing

Husband
Title: Staff Engineer (Geotechnical EIT)
Age: 35
Salary: $68,000 + OT
Experience: 3+ years
Education: BS Civil Engineering
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Odin Force on July 22, 2018, 02:44:01 PM
Title: Police Officer
Age: 39
Salary: $62,000
Experience: 17 years
Education: BS- Communication, minor in Business

6% of my salary gets deducted from each paycheck for the pension.
5% 401k contribution provided by the state w/o the employee having to put in anything. (Not a bad deal)

Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Skyward on July 22, 2018, 08:36:49 PM
Title: Sr. Claims Adjuster
Age: 50
Salary: $91000
Experience: 24 years
Education: BS

Company car so I haven't owned a vehicle since my mid-twenties. I pay a minimal amount for personal use tax. Looking forward to buying the vehicle I want in retirement.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Raymond Reddington on July 23, 2018, 12:24:29 AM
Title: Supervisor (actual title is more specific, but won't necessarily mean anything to most of you)
Age: 32
Salary: ~$95,000, with low cost healthcare (~$1,200/yr for me and my wife)
Experience: 2 years current title, 7 years with org.
Education: BS-Accountacy
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Lmoot on July 23, 2018, 05:54:56 AM
Dang. Are there any middle class Mustachians? Or are we truly a dying breed like what’s been trending?

Between my 3 incomes, I cobble together around $50k take-home (about $60k gross)

30s, BA English, minor Education

Net:
Job 1 - health insurance bill processor ($37k)
Job 2 - Part time conservation educator at a zoo (varies...around $6k)
Rental/housemate rent ($8k; we share the property and they manage it as well as pay all utilities, including any I accrue when I’m there, which isn’t often)

I hope to increase my income through more rental properties (I would charge a much higher rate though).

My decision to stop working full time, will be based on rental income and  property values vs “stache”. When you don’t earn much, sometimes you've got to play a different game.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: lavagirl on July 23, 2018, 06:56:09 AM
Title: Associate (Data Analytics)
Salary: 90K with 10-15K annual bonus
Age: 23
Experience: 1 year
Education: Bachelor's in Economics

Can you share what kind of education or knowledge one needs to work in data analytics?
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Eco_eco on September 13, 2018, 04:10:06 AM
Title: Programme Director / Senior Manager
Age: 42
Salary: 180k plus 3% superannuation
Years expirence: 2. This is my second career (Coast FI strictly 9-5 job). My first career was in Human Resources, project management and corporate strategy
Qualifications: BA and Masters, lots of professional quals

My wife:
Title: Primary school teacher
Salary: 80k
Years expirence: 15+
Quals: Bachelors of Teaching, Masters of Lingustics
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: OtherJen on September 13, 2018, 06:34:52 AM
Dang. Are there any middle class Mustachians? Or are we truly a dying breed like what’s been trending?

Between my 3 incomes, I cobble together around $50k take-home (about $60k gross)

30s, BA English, minor Education

Net:
Job 1 - health insurance bill processor ($37k)
Job 2 - Part time conservation educator at a zoo (varies...around $6k)
Rental/housemate rent ($8k; we share the property and they manage it as well as pay all utilities, including any I accrue when I’m there, which isn’t often)

I hope to increase my income through more rental properties (I would charge a much higher rate though).

My decision to stop working full time, will be based on rental income and  property values vs “stache”. When you don’t earn much, sometimes you've got to play a different game.

Husband and I are. Together we gross $75-80K (I’m self-employed so it varies). Believe me, I hear you. The longer I spend on these forms, the more out of place I feel.

BTW, your part-time job sounds awesome!
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: beer-man on September 13, 2018, 06:52:39 AM
Nurse- $31hr base
             $45-$50 with all the stipends(nights/.     
crit care/supervisor,weekend)
7yrs experience

$110k base
 $130-$140 with 1 day OT weekly
OT is plentiful but not required, work is challenging at times but satisfying, good work environment/coworkers

Former career was firefighter which paid around $80k  with all incentives
  Not a good work environment, hard work when there was a fire otherwise just sitting around.


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Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: dacalo on September 14, 2018, 01:49:50 PM
Title: Work in accounting (keeping in general)
Age: 38
Salary: $145k plus bonus and equity
Experience:  Worked in both public accounting with Big4 and industry, combined around 15 years
Education: BS in Sociology (!!) and accounting units for CPA

Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: CPYay on September 14, 2018, 03:13:16 PM
Industry accounting
$125K plus bonus
Transitioned to accounting in late 20's.

Question for other accountants: I got my CPA in industry. Zero public experience. Lately, most job postings say "public experience required" and this is preventing me from getting interviews for jobs I easily qualify for otherwise. It's too late for me to go public at this point. Any recommendations to overcome this? Or is this just something I'll have to deal with?
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: catccc on September 14, 2018, 03:34:59 PM
Industry general ledger accounting, mid level (non-supervisor, non-management) in the greater Philadelphia area, $95K + a small bonus (a few grand?).  About 15 years experience, no interest in climbing past my current rank.

Curious if the accountants that posted just before me are supervisors or if I'm underpaid.  I actually I thought I was paid decently for a senior accountant. 
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: CPYay on September 14, 2018, 05:11:28 PM
@ catccc

You're doing pretty well for a Sr. Accountant. I live in a HCOL area and was making $80K with no additional compensation when I was a Sr.

I'm currently in a supervisory role, albeit for a small and growing company. My team is very small, so my responsibilities are very broad in scope.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: comicguy on September 15, 2018, 04:21:36 AM
Title: Special Education Teacher
Age: 48
Salary: 66,000
Location: MCOL
Experience:  12 years in district (14 years total)
                   Formally: Owned own business (6 years)
                                 Construction/warehouse (5 years)
                                 Retail Management (4 years)
Education: BS social studies 7-12 and MS Special Education 7-12
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Erica on September 15, 2018, 04:57:05 PM
Title: Supportive Living Supervisor
(transitional housing for those deemed criminally insane. Mental institutions are closing)
Age: 50
Salary: $21K yr
Shift: One 24 hr shift per wk (6-7 hrs asleep in bed at night while on call)
Location: Northern Calif

Husband
Title: Contractor
Age: 56
Salary $18k yr
Work p/t for a little over half the year

Current benefits:
$40 a mo deducted provides us both
100K/50K life insurance
ad&d policy
accident policy
dental policy-2k ea. yr
eye policy
drug plan
health policy, no cost, for myself only

We live cheaply in a small town surrounded by National Forest.  Touristy Town with over 50% vacation homes.
A town known for it's Mtn Biking races is just 30 min away. Our life revolves around cycling, hiking, tai chi, vegetable gardening, having friends over for dinner and vice versa.

Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: effigy98 on September 15, 2018, 05:23:58 PM
Couple years after last update, pay has went up substaintually.... Things are changing in my industry... Cloud developer, broke 500k this year in total comp for the first time between two jobs (1 full time, one side hustle) in this space.

Many companies are tired of hiring tech employees that do not fit their traditional business, they are outsourcing most of their servers and work to major cloud companies.

The cloud companies are paying insane to retain cloud developers as it is a massive land grab right now for the big (5? maybe) companies. If you are looking for something paying insanely well, learn Salesforce, AWS, Azure, or google cloud.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Apple_Tango on September 15, 2018, 09:14:41 PM
As part of my job I get to see the salaries that other people make. WOW the money is incredible in the DC area, that's all I have to say. The most I've seen so far is in the mid six figures with annual bonuses also in the six figure range on top of that. And I have to keep a straight face and not let my jaw hit the floor sometimes. I just think to myself that all I would need to do is have somewhere around 2-5 years of work with that salary and I could retire forever!
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: GUNDERSON on September 16, 2018, 10:39:47 AM
Title: Supportive Living Supervisor
(transitional housing for those deemed criminally insane. Mental institutions are closing)
Age: 50
Salary: $21K yr
Shift: One 24 hr shift per wk (6-7 hrs asleep in bed at night while on call)
Location: Northern Calif

this sounds like a fascinating job. Can you say a little more about what it's like?
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Goldendog777 on September 16, 2018, 02:54:15 PM
Mortgage Fraud Investigator for large bank
$74,350
Been doing this for 8 years but have been in mortgage doing various jobs, mostly underwriting, for over 20 years and I’m sooo over it!
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: dacalo on September 17, 2018, 11:22:29 AM
Industry accounting
$125K plus bonus
Transitioned to accounting in late 20's.

Question for other accountants: I got my CPA in industry. Zero public experience. Lately, most job postings say "public experience required" and this is preventing me from getting interviews for jobs I easily qualify for otherwise. It's too late for me to go public at this point. Any recommendations to overcome this? Or is this just something I'll have to deal with?

You are never late going public, but the question is do you want to? You will most likely have to start as staff, and go through grueling 2-4 years to make your experience/resume meaningful. You will be taking a paycut as well. Yes the experience is very valuable and the pace cannot be compared to industry but the cost/benefit should be considered. If the career path you want to take requires public experience, then you may want to consider LT wise.

Industry general ledger accounting, mid level (non-supervisor, non-management) in the greater Philadelphia area, $95K + a small bonus (a few grand?).  About 15 years experience, no interest in climbing past my current rank.

Curious if the accountants that posted just before me are supervisors or if I'm underpaid.  I actually I thought I was paid decently for a senior accountant.

In management. I would say your salary is pretty decent for GL accounting.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Proud Foot on September 17, 2018, 12:24:51 PM
Industry accounting
$125K plus bonus
Transitioned to accounting in late 20's.

Question for other accountants: I got my CPA in industry. Zero public experience. Lately, most job postings say "public experience required" and this is preventing me from getting interviews for jobs I easily qualify for otherwise. It's too late for me to go public at this point. Any recommendations to overcome this? Or is this just something I'll have to deal with?

Outside of making a move to public I would suggest working with a recruiter if you are looking to change jobs. They can help you get past the immediate rejection from HR for not having public experience. How many years accounting experience do you have and do you do much with the annual audit and financial report?

Industry general ledger accounting, mid level (non-supervisor, non-management) in the greater Philadelphia area, $95K + a small bonus (a few grand?).  About 15 years experience, no interest in climbing past my current rank.

Curious if the accountants that posted just before me are supervisors or if I'm underpaid.  I actually I thought I was paid decently for a senior accountant. 

I think that is pretty decent for a senior accountant.  The salary guide for my city shows $70k as the average which translates to around $95k in Philadelphia.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: catccc on September 17, 2018, 12:50:11 PM
Industry accounting
$125K plus bonus
Transitioned to accounting in late 20's.

Question for other accountants: I got my CPA in industry. Zero public experience. Lately, most job postings say "public experience required" and this is preventing me from getting interviews for jobs I easily qualify for otherwise. It's too late for me to go public at this point. Any recommendations to overcome this? Or is this just something I'll have to deal with?

I wonder if you could contact some firms about part time consulting gigs (or part time busy season gigs?) that you might be able to do on the side?  That way you don't need to halt your industry career, but if people ask, you can say you have public experience?
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: catccc on September 17, 2018, 12:53:48 PM
You're doing pretty well for a Sr. Accountant. I live in a HCOL area and was making $80K with no additional compensation when I was a Sr.

I'm currently in a supervisory role, albeit for a small and growing company. My team is very small, so my responsibilities are very broad in scope.

In management. I would say your salary is pretty decent for GL accounting.

I think that is pretty decent for a senior accountant.  The salary guide for my city shows $70k as the average which translates to around $95k in Philadelphia.

Okay, thanks all for the feedback, good to know I'm fairly (or perhaps well) compensated!
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: cheaplynn on September 17, 2018, 01:34:23 PM
Title: High school teacher
Income: 91k
Age: 36
Experience: 13 years
Qualifications: BA English; MEd Secondary Education; MA English (though, only a Bachelor's in Education is needed to do the job; my additional advanced degrees helped increase my salary significantly.)
Pension: I contribute 3%; district contributes 7%. (That said, the pension is severely underfunded by the state, so that money doesn't feel entirely guaranteed. Also, I'm touchy about the subject because we are majorly vilified for having a pension--it feeds peoples' anti-union, lazy-entitled-teacher rhetoric--but people don't seem to understand that as public employees, we don't qualify for social security benefits.)

Public school teaching salaries vary wildly state by state, even district by district. I work in a huge urban school system (with all of the challenges that one would expect from a city plagued by segregation, poverty, and gun violence), but if I had spent the same amount of time in the school district for the suburbs about 3 miles north of my current school, I'd be making well over 110k. In the rural parts of the state, teachers are making far less. It's an unjust system for students and teachers alike.

Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: CPYay on September 17, 2018, 02:39:32 PM
You are never late going public, but the question is do you want to? You will most likely have to start as staff, and go through grueling 2-4 years to make your experience/resume meaningful. You will be taking a paycut as well. Yes the experience is very valuable and the pace cannot be compared to industry but the cost/benefit should be considered. If the career path you want to take requires public experience, then you may want to consider LT wise.

Outside of making a move to public I would suggest working with a recruiter if you are looking to change jobs. They can help you get past the immediate rejection from HR for not having public experience. How many years accounting experience do you have and do you do much with the annual audit and financial report?

I wonder if you could contact some firms about part time consulting gigs (or part time busy season gigs?) that you might be able to do on the side?  That way you don't need to halt your industry career, but if people ask, you can say you have public experience?

Thanks all.

I have a family and lifestyle that already requires my current trajectory. Unfortunately, a full-time transition to public doesn't make sense for me. Hindsight is 20/20 :(

I've been in accounting for ~9 years. Definitely have the annual audit and financial reporting experience. I like the idea of part-time/side gigs with public firms if they're open to that. I know there are definitely roles that won't require public experience, but those are hard to come by and I'm still competing with those who do have it. I'm usually good once an interview is scheduled.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: beer-man on September 17, 2018, 03:34:30 PM
Title: High school teacher
Income: 91k
Age: 36
Experience: 13 years
Qualifications: BA English; MEd Secondary Education; MA English (though, only a Bachelor's in Education is needed to do the job; my additional advanced degrees helped increase my salary significantly.)
Pension: I contribute 3%; district contributes 7%. (That said, the pension is severely underfunded by the state, so that money doesn't feel entirely guaranteed. Also, I'm touchy about the subject because we are majorly vilified for having a pension--it feeds peoples' anti-union, lazy-entitled-teacher rhetoric--but people don't seem to understand that as public employees, we don't qualify for social security benefits.)

Public school teaching salaries vary wildly state by state, even district by district. I work in a huge urban school system (with all of the challenges that one would expect from a city plagued by segregation, poverty, and gun violence), but if I had spent the same amount of time in the school district for the suburbs about 3 miles north of my current school, I'd be making well over 110k. In the rural parts of the state, teachers are making far less. It's an unjust system for students and teachers alike.
Wow 91k as a teacher, that’s awesome. With all the time off there are ample opportunities for side gigs too


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Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Mesmoiselle on September 17, 2018, 04:52:51 PM
Title: Sonographer, Contract
Experience: 7 years as Staff, 3 as Traveler. All in a hospital.
Age: 31
Income: it'd be $105,000 or more if I worked every week of the year, 33% of that untaxed.  As full time staff in Louisville, KY would have been $66,500/year, all of it taxed. No paid bonuses, PTO,  or vacation. Finally found a Contract company with 5% match of their 401k plan.

Education: I personally became a sonographer via cross training after getting an x Ray licence through a two year certificate program.  I then sat for two exams that equaled one licence. There are specialties and I now have two. You don't get paid more for more specialties but a lot of employers want you to have them anyway or they may be unwilling to hire you. For many years, I didn't even have an associates degree until I voluntarily chose to get one. This opportunity has become more rare.

If you wanted to get into Sonography these days,. It's usually "have an associate degree and some medical experience+ 1-2 year CAAHEP accredited program". The latter of which may or may not give you a bachelor's in US science


Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: mizzourah2006 on September 18, 2018, 06:01:04 AM
Couple years after last update, pay has went up substaintually.... Things are changing in my industry... Cloud developer, broke 500k this year in total comp for the first time between two jobs (1 full time, one side hustle) in this space.

Many companies are tired of hiring tech employees that do not fit their traditional business, they are outsourcing most of their servers and work to major cloud companies.

The cloud companies are paying insane to retain cloud developers as it is a massive land grab right now for the big (5? maybe) companies. If you are looking for something paying insanely well, learn Salesforce, AWS, Azure, or google cloud.

What do you mean by learn? I spin up AWS instances for data science project work and then kill them after the project is over. What specifically makes a Cloud developer different than a non-cloud developer? Is it just k owing how to work in them and in Linux in general? Or is there more to it? Genuinely curious.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: lexde on September 18, 2018, 06:55:49 AM
7/6/18:
Attorney in medium cost of living area.
70K + bonuses ($0-750/month; I get maybe 4-6 per year). Up from 65K last year. Second year in.
Also get a 3% safe harbor 401k contribution whether I contribute or not (I do, of course).
9/18/18:
80K base, fewer hours now.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: MudDuck on September 18, 2018, 09:05:01 AM
I have two jobs.

Title: Office Manager
Age: 33
Experience: 10-ish years
Education: Common sense? This is tiny a family business and I didn't need any qualifications for hire.
Compensation: $33K (plus about $16-$20K in benefits)

Title: Staff Nurse (RN)
Age: Still 33!
Experience: <1 year
Education: Associate's Degree (18 months)
Compensation: $26-$28/hour, depending upon shift differential

This popped up again so I figured I'd update.

Title: Staff Nurse (RN)
Age: 35
Experience: 3 years
Education: Associate's Degree (18 months)
Compensation: $38-$40/hour, depending upon shift differential
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: effigy98 on September 18, 2018, 02:16:31 PM
Couple years after last update, pay has went up substaintually.... Things are changing in my industry... Cloud developer, broke 500k this year in total comp for the first time between two jobs (1 full time, one side hustle) in this space.

Many companies are tired of hiring tech employees that do not fit their traditional business, they are outsourcing most of their servers and work to major cloud companies.

The cloud companies are paying insane to retain cloud developers as it is a massive land grab right now for the big (5? maybe) companies. If you are looking for something paying insanely well, learn Salesforce, AWS, Azure, or google cloud.

What do you mean by learn? I spin up AWS instances for data science project work and then kill them after the project is over. What specifically makes a Cloud developer different than a non-cloud developer? Is it just k owing how to work in them and in Linux in general? Or is there more to it? Genuinely curious.

You should be able to handle security tokens, services, functions, move data around between different endpoints and databases. I am not talking about simply spinning up a VM as that is pretty much the same skill set as a normal developer. You should be able to move something like an inventory management system (web and db) into the cloud and have it scale based on number of users hitting the site. For example, if marketing decides to run a major promotion (or maybe a link is put on the MMM forum) that requires many multiples of normal traffic, your solution should just scale automatically and shrink when not needed and only be billed for server usage without having a team of devs on call to deal with it.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Arbitrage on September 18, 2018, 02:16:59 PM
Title: High school teacher
Income: 91k
Age: 36
Experience: 13 years
Qualifications: BA English; MEd Secondary Education; MA English (though, only a Bachelor's in Education is needed to do the job; my additional advanced degrees helped increase my salary significantly.)
Pension: I contribute 3%; district contributes 7%. (That said, the pension is severely underfunded by the state, so that money doesn't feel entirely guaranteed. Also, I'm touchy about the subject because we are majorly vilified for having a pension--it feeds peoples' anti-union, lazy-entitled-teacher rhetoric--but people don't seem to understand that as public employees, we don't qualify for social security benefits.)

Public school teaching salaries vary wildly state by state, even district by district. I work in a huge urban school system (with all of the challenges that one would expect from a city plagued by segregation, poverty, and gun violence), but if I had spent the same amount of time in the school district for the suburbs about 3 miles north of my current school, I'd be making well over 110k. In the rural parts of the state, teachers are making far less. It's an unjust system for students and teachers alike.
Wow 91k as a teacher, that’s awesome. With all the time off there are ample opportunities for side gigs too


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It's very similar to teacher friends of mine where I live; actually at least one of them (similar age and education) is regularly pulling in above that $110k mark, and her workday is only 6.5 hours long with a 183-day work year.  Not to say that their jobs are perfect, but hopefully gives some perspective to those who say 'teachers are underpaid' when the truth is that while many teachers - such as those in various states without powerful unions - are underpaid, but many other teachers are compensated quite well. 

I will admit to being one of those who will openly criticize the teacher pensions, as well as other state/local employee pensions and health care promises, as one of the biggest threats facing this country's economy in the coming years, and even now.  These obligations are taking up ever-increasing shares of local budgets, since they must be paid first, and they're squeezing out other services.  When public services are being cut and/or taxes are being raised, it's often the pension obligations behind it, even though the politicians will always spin it otherwise.  It would be even worse - much worse - if the actuaries were forced to use the rules/assumptions in place for private pensions, rather than assuming that rosy investment returns will save the day.

I don't particularly empathize with the social security argument, either, since those employees aren't paying in to social security - given the choice, I would've certainly taken and invested my social security money.  However, I don't blame the teachers per se, as they're just trying to maximize their own financial situation, and I can't say that I wouldn't do the same.  I do blame the unions and the politicians who got us into this mess, as well as those who fight tooth and nail against any effort to resolve the situations. 

I don't really want to start a flame war, so I apologize if I'm offending with this post.  Again, I don't blame the teachers or other state employees, aside from those who abuse the system or fight to perpetuate it against all logic and reason. 
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: mizzourah2006 on September 18, 2018, 05:01:22 PM
Couple years after last update, pay has went up substaintually.... Things are changing in my industry... Cloud developer, broke 500k this year in total comp for the first time between two jobs (1 full time, one side hustle) in this space.

Many companies are tired of hiring tech employees that do not fit their traditional business, they are outsourcing most of their servers and work to major cloud companies.

The cloud companies are paying insane to retain cloud developers as it is a massive land grab right now for the big (5? maybe) companies. If you are looking for something paying insanely well, learn Salesforce, AWS, Azure, or google cloud.

What do you mean by learn? I spin up AWS instances for data science project work and then kill them after the project is over. What specifically makes a Cloud developer different than a non-cloud developer? Is it just k owing how to work in them and in Linux in general? Or is there more to it? Genuinely curious.

You should be able to handle security tokens, services, functions, move data around between different endpoints and databases. I am not talking about simply spinning up a VM as that is pretty much the same skill set as a normal developer. You should be able to move something like an inventory management system (web and db) into the cloud and have it scale based on number of users hitting the site. For example, if marketing decides to run a major promotion (or maybe a link is put on the MMM forum) that requires many multiples of normal traffic, your solution should just scale automatically and shrink when not needed and only be billed for server usage without having a team of devs on call to deal with it.

Interesting, thanks for the info, I’m admittedly not a developer, just a stats nerd that learned to program and build ML/DL models. I was under the impression a lot of the AWS instances could auto-scale now. I know we’ve been looking at SageMaker and that’s one of the benefits they mention for it. Congrats on the income!
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Erica on September 20, 2018, 12:11:29 AM
GUNDERSON- this sounds like a fascinating job. Can you say a little more about what it's like?

Hi Gunderson. Nice to meet you.
There is a segment of the population which are not just criminally insane (old term), but also diagnosed as developmentally disabled. The official diagnosis is mental retardation. This makes this group eligible for some additional services. They come off as schizophrenic, bi-polar to most, but it's far worse. They are never really in reality due to the retardation. This allows them to do things not necessarily without a conscious, but without the proper understanding of consequences. The magnitude eludes them. They hardly ever, if at all, learn from experience.  It might not be evident at first but the retardation is there. Hence why they are more dangerous. Because they imagine danger where it is nonexistent then act on it hurting innocent people.

I work for a Vendor of the State. It's a private company of around 100 employees.
There are 3 corporate offices in the State
I oversee only 3 people & their 24 hr staff.
Actually one has reduced her staff by 4 hrs a day,
due to new support from her family after I trained them.
Each individual lives in subsidized housing
Since all had 24 hr staff already, spending the night wasn't part of the supervisor duties
unless their staff was absent and we had no one to fill in
Thus I needed to fill in as staff.
Then get a supervisor to back up the other clients
Both clients had emergencies ...yet called me at this clients home
Instead of contacting the other supervisors.
Being within 5 minutes n the same apt complex made all feel more secure
So the phone call was all they needed
"fires" were put out quickly.
70-80% of their criminal behavior was regularly subdued during my shift
The most expedient use of time wasn't a supervisor drive over
But be nearby, in another clients home,
While another supervisor was truly available but has never been called (except by cops)
By the time you'd drive down
Cops would already be on the scene because it escalated quickly
The anxiety and panic can be curbed by meds but not 100%

I am at one of the clients homes at all times
They each live by themselves, in their own apartment with staff
I have a good relationship with all of them.

The lady I am with most of the shift
stole a pickup and drove it into a shopping mall killing 3 people
She spent most of her life in and out of  jail, homeless, or in mental institutions
We spend a few hours watching a Christian movie or reading the bible each shift
She has a strong faith
I get paperwork done later at night between 10-midnight

Each shift, I stop off at the homes counting their lockbox, ensuring bills are paid, house is fairly clean, logs are completed, handle medications, talk to clients about their staff, their day, goals, etc.

She goes to bed at 10:30- 11pm
Won't wake me up until around 7am.
Sometimes I sleep better here than at home
Nice comfy bed, desk, fridge, private bath w/shower.
So there are some very good aspects to the job
yet the pay isn't one of them
.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: cheaplynn on October 01, 2018, 01:45:28 PM
Title: High school teacher
Income: 91k
Age: 36
Experience: 13 years
Qualifications: BA English; MEd Secondary Education; MA English (though, only a Bachelor's in Education is needed to do the job; my additional advanced degrees helped increase my salary significantly.)
Pension: I contribute 3%; district contributes 7%. (That said, the pension is severely underfunded by the state, so that money doesn't feel entirely guaranteed. Also, I'm touchy about the subject because we are majorly vilified for having a pension--it feeds peoples' anti-union, lazy-entitled-teacher rhetoric--but people don't seem to understand that as public employees, we don't qualify for social security benefits.)

Public school teaching salaries vary wildly state by state, even district by district. I work in a huge urban school system (with all of the challenges that one would expect from a city plagued by segregation, poverty, and gun violence), but if I had spent the same amount of time in the school district for the suburbs about 3 miles north of my current school, I'd be making well over 110k. In the rural parts of the state, teachers are making far less. It's an unjust system for students and teachers alike.
Wow 91k as a teacher, that’s awesome. With all the time off there are ample opportunities for side gigs too


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It's very similar to teacher friends of mine where I live; actually at least one of them (similar age and education) is regularly pulling in above that $110k mark, and her workday is only 6.5 hours long with a 183-day work year.  Not to say that their jobs are perfect, but hopefully gives some perspective to those who say 'teachers are underpaid' when the truth is that while many teachers - such as those in various states without powerful unions - are underpaid, but many other teachers are compensated quite well. 

I will admit to being one of those who will openly criticize the teacher pensions, as well as other state/local employee pensions and health care promises, as one of the biggest threats facing this country's economy in the coming years, and even now.  These obligations are taking up ever-increasing shares of local budgets, since they must be paid first, and they're squeezing out other services.  When public services are being cut and/or taxes are being raised, it's often the pension obligations behind it, even though the politicians will always spin it otherwise.  It would be even worse - much worse - if the actuaries were forced to use the rules/assumptions in place for private pensions, rather than assuming that rosy investment returns will save the day.

I don't particularly empathize with the social security argument, either, since those employees aren't paying in to social security - given the choice, I would've certainly taken and invested my social security money.  However, I don't blame the teachers per se, as they're just trying to maximize their own financial situation, and I can't say that I wouldn't do the same.  I do blame the unions and the politicians who got us into this mess, as well as those who fight tooth and nail against any effort to resolve the situations. 

I don't really want to start a flame war, so I apologize if I'm offending with this post.  Again, I don't blame the teachers or other state employees, aside from those who abuse the system or fight to perpetuate it against all logic and reason.

I'm not opposed to differing opinions or discourse on the topic. Like I said, I'm touchy, just because it's been wrapped up with so many other issues--anti-union sentiments, etc. (For us, the 'etc.' is undeniably the fact that my district largely serves poor, black families when the state is otherwise white...AND that the teaching population is also a high percentage of women of color. Not saying that everyone who takes issues with teacher pensions is openly racist or sexist, but it's hard to ignore that the workers who are most openly accused of being "entitled" or "lazy" *just happen to be* black and hispanic women.)

Also, just to clarify: yes, my day is also technically 6.5 hours long. But that doesn't account for the hours of DONATED labor that I am forced to perform every week in order to meet my job demands. The 6.5 hours is the bell-to-bell day, not including our lunch break. I know that we all had that teacher in high school who did the bare minimum, but the reality is that most of us (including myself), show up 30-60 minutes before the start of the day and work at least 2 extra hours on top of our salaried time, on a daily basis. Plus working weekends. There's no other possible way I could do all of my planning, grade all of the papers, make copies, call parents, and individually meet students for tutoring otherwise.

Look, I recognize that none of my explanations will sway the anti-public school/anti-teacher union naysayers out there. But I also think that those people tend to have little regard for a) the work of educators in general, and b) public education in general. So I've found that if someone feels entitled to sh*t on me, my career, and the people I serve... that's their problem. All I can say is that I work f*cking hard to earn every dollar I make.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Cwadda on October 01, 2018, 02:07:11 PM
Title: High school teacher
Income: 91k
Age: 36
Experience: 13 years
Qualifications: BA English; MEd Secondary Education; MA English (though, only a Bachelor's in Education is needed to do the job; my additional advanced degrees helped increase my salary significantly.)
Pension: I contribute 3%; district contributes 7%. (That said, the pension is severely underfunded by the state, so that money doesn't feel entirely guaranteed. Also, I'm touchy about the subject because we are majorly vilified for having a pension--it feeds peoples' anti-union, lazy-entitled-teacher rhetoric--but people don't seem to understand that as public employees, we don't qualify for social security benefits.)

Public school teaching salaries vary wildly state by state, even district by district. I work in a huge urban school system (with all of the challenges that one would expect from a city plagued by segregation, poverty, and gun violence), but if I had spent the same amount of time in the school district for the suburbs about 3 miles north of my current school, I'd be making well over 110k. In the rural parts of the state, teachers are making far less. It's an unjust system for students and teachers alike.
Wow 91k as a teacher, that’s awesome. With all the time off there are ample opportunities for side gigs too


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It's very similar to teacher friends of mine where I live; actually at least one of them (similar age and education) is regularly pulling in above that $110k mark, and her workday is only 6.5 hours long with a 183-day work year.  Not to say that their jobs are perfect, but hopefully gives some perspective to those who say 'teachers are underpaid' when the truth is that while many teachers - such as those in various states without powerful unions - are underpaid, but many other teachers are compensated quite well. 

I will admit to being one of those who will openly criticize the teacher pensions, as well as other state/local employee pensions and health care promises, as one of the biggest threats facing this country's economy in the coming years, and even now.  These obligations are taking up ever-increasing shares of local budgets, since they must be paid first, and they're squeezing out other services.  When public services are being cut and/or taxes are being raised, it's often the pension obligations behind it, even though the politicians will always spin it otherwise.  It would be even worse - much worse - if the actuaries were forced to use the rules/assumptions in place for private pensions, rather than assuming that rosy investment returns will save the day.

I don't particularly empathize with the social security argument, either, since those employees aren't paying in to social security - given the choice, I would've certainly taken and invested my social security money.  However, I don't blame the teachers per se, as they're just trying to maximize their own financial situation, and I can't say that I wouldn't do the same.  I do blame the unions and the politicians who got us into this mess, as well as those who fight tooth and nail against any effort to resolve the situations. 

I don't really want to start a flame war, so I apologize if I'm offending with this post.  Again, I don't blame the teachers or other state employees, aside from those who abuse the system or fight to perpetuate it against all logic and reason.

I'm not opposed to differing opinions or discourse on the topic. Like I said, I'm touchy, just because it's been wrapped up with so many other issues--anti-union sentiments, etc. (For us, the 'etc.' is undeniably the fact that my district largely serves poor, black families when the state is otherwise white...AND that the teaching population is also a high percentage of women of color. Not saying that everyone who takes issues with teacher pensions is openly racist or sexist, but it's hard to ignore that the workers who are most openly accused of being "entitled" or "lazy" *just happen to be* black and hispanic women.)

Also, just to clarify: yes, my day is also technically 6.5 hours long. But that doesn't account for the hours of DONATED labor that I am forced to perform every week in order to meet my job demands. The 6.5 hours is the bell-to-bell day, not including our lunch break. I know that we all had that teacher in high school who did the bare minimum, but the reality is that most of us (including myself), show up 30-60 minutes before the start of the day and work at least 2 extra hours on top of our salaried time, on a daily basis. Plus working weekends. There's no other possible way I could do all of my planning, grade all of the papers, make copies, call parents, and individually meet students for tutoring otherwise.

Look, I recognize that none of my explanations will sway the anti-public school/anti-teacher union naysayers out there. But I also think that those people tend to have little regard for a) the work of educators in general, and b) public education in general. So I've found that if someone feels entitled to sh*t on me, my career, and the people I serve... that's their problem. All I can say is that I work f*cking hard to earn every dollar I make.

Public education is one of the most important factors in society. I believe in investing in public education to inspire the next generation and to create a brighter future. Teachers are some of the most influential people in kids' lives, and the influence sticks for life. I remember each and everyone of my teachers from K-12.

I'm always so surprised to see people harp on public education spending (especially with the amount of military spending going on).

Public university spending on the other hand...ho ho well that's a different story these days.

At any rate, thank you for doing what you do as an educator!
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: mm1970 on October 01, 2018, 02:27:08 PM
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Look, I recognize that none of my explanations will sway the anti-public school/anti-teacher union naysayers out there. But I also think that those people tend to have little regard for a) the work of educators in general, and b) public education in general. So I've found that if someone feels entitled to sh*t on me, my career, and the people I serve... that's their problem. All I can say is that I work f*cking hard to earn every dollar I make.

I understand the general concern people have for public employee pensions - only because many of them are mishandled, and underfunded.  This of course causes problems with other services and increasing taxes.  This varies greatly location to location.

But the anti-teacher rants - I honestly have to think that the vast majority of complainers haven't stepped foot in a classroom or at a school in ... forever?  If ever?  Every time I read about a 6.5 hour work day, I laugh.

Most of my experience is with elementary (my oldest just hit junior high) - school starts at 8:30 am, and the teachers are required to be there by 8 am at the latest.  School ends at 3:20 pm, nobody leaves then.  It's hardly a 6.5 hour work day.  Most of the time when I pick up my kids at 5:15, there are at least 3 or 4 teachers still there.  That doesn't count the committees they are on (PTA board, school site council, plus after school volunteering like the flag football team, track team or soccer team).  Don't forget science night and back to school night!  We haven't even started grading or preparing or professional development.  (I have lost count of the number of curriculum changes in the last 7 years.)

Even in junior high - this year I was perusing the school board agenda and noticed that one of my kid's teachers is going to be temporarily reassigned from a 1x employee to a 1.5x employee.  This year they doubled the # of honors classes without adding a teacher.  SO ... she gets to teach 2 honors classes, and they are 2.5 hours per day EACH.  That's straight up 5 hours of class time, and I'm sure those aren't her only classes.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: beer-man on October 01, 2018, 11:33:13 PM
Title: High school teacher
Income: 91k
Age: 36
Experience: 13 years
Qualifications: BA English; MEd Secondary Education; MA English (though, only a Bachelor's in Education is needed to do the job; my additional advanced degrees helped increase my salary significantly.)
Pension: I contribute 3%; district contributes 7%. (That said, the pension is severely underfunded by the state, so that money doesn't feel entirely guaranteed. Also, I'm touchy about the subject because we are majorly vilified for having a pension--it feeds peoples' anti-union, lazy-entitled-teacher rhetoric--but people don't seem to understand that as public employees, we don't qualify for social security benefits.)

Public school teaching salaries vary wildly state by state, even district by district. I work in a huge urban school system (with all of the challenges that one would expect from a city plagued by segregation, poverty, and gun violence), but if I had spent the same amount of time in the school district for the suburbs about 3 miles north of my current school, I'd be making well over 110k. In the rural parts of the state, teachers are making far less. It's an unjust system for students and teachers alike.
Wow 91k as a teacher, that’s awesome. With all the time off there are ample opportunities for side gigs too


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It's very similar to teacher friends of mine where I live; actually at least one of them (similar age and education) is regularly pulling in above that $110k mark, and her workday is only 6.5 hours long with a 183-day work year.  Not to say that their jobs are perfect, but hopefully gives some perspective to those who say 'teachers are underpaid' when the truth is that while many teachers - such as those in various states without powerful unions - are underpaid, but many other teachers are compensated quite well. 

I will admit to being one of those who will openly criticize the teacher pensions, as well as other state/local employee pensions and health care promises, as one of the biggest threats facing this country's economy in the coming years, and even now.  These obligations are taking up ever-increasing shares of local budgets, since they must be paid first, and they're squeezing out other services.  When public services are being cut and/or taxes are being raised, it's often the pension obligations behind it, even though the politicians will always spin it otherwise.  It would be even worse - much worse - if the actuaries were forced to use the rules/assumptions in place for private pensions, rather than assuming that rosy investment returns will save the day.

I don't particularly empathize with the social security argument, either, since those employees aren't paying in to social security - given the choice, I would've certainly taken and invested my social security money.  However, I don't blame the teachers per se, as they're just trying to maximize their own financial situation, and I can't say that I wouldn't do the same.  I do blame the unions and the politicians who got us into this mess, as well as those who fight tooth and nail against any effort to resolve the situations. 

I don't really want to start a flame war, so I apologize if I'm offending with this post.  Again, I don't blame the teachers or other state employees, aside from those who abuse the system or fight to perpetuate it against all logic and reason.

I'm not opposed to differing opinions or discourse on the topic. Like I said, I'm touchy, just because it's been wrapped up with so many other issues--anti-union sentiments, etc. (For us, the 'etc.' is undeniably the fact that my district largely serves poor, black families when the state is otherwise white...AND that the teaching population is also a high percentage of women of color. Not saying that everyone who takes issues with teacher pensions is openly racist or sexist, but it's hard to ignore that the workers who are most openly accused of being "entitled" or "lazy" *just happen to be* black and hispanic women.)

Also, just to clarify: yes, my day is also technically 6.5 hours long. But that doesn't account for the hours of DONATED labor that I am forced to perform every week in order to meet my job demands. The 6.5 hours is the bell-to-bell day, not including our lunch break. I know that we all had that teacher in high school who did the bare minimum, but the reality is that most of us (including myself), show up 30-60 minutes before the start of the day and work at least 2 extra hours on top of our salaried time, on a daily basis. Plus working weekends. There's no other possible way I could do all of my planning, grade all of the papers, make copies, call parents, and individually meet students for tutoring otherwise.

Look, I recognize that none of my explanations will sway the anti-public school/anti-teacher union naysayers out there. But I also think that those people tend to have little regard for a) the work of educators in general, and b) public education in general. So I've found that if someone feels entitled to sh*t on me, my career, and the people I serve... that's their problem. All I can say is that I work f*cking hard to earn every dollar I make.
180 work days per year, 6.5-8hr days 90k a year, paid for pension.  I hope you are working your ass off cause that is quite the golden ticket that is slowly bankrupting the state


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Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: cheaplynn on October 02, 2018, 07:19:44 AM
A. I am, thank you very much, anonymous stranger who probably doesn't even live in the same state as me. I hope you're searching the forums for every other public employee and also taking THEM to task for choosing their profession.
B. Funny - I thought this community was all about supporting people in their quest for making money and financial independence. But making money isn't kosher when I'm a state employee? Or, god forbid, a teacher? Mmkay.
C. It's a strange society that dislikes it when the educators of their children are well compensated in exchange for experience and education.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: mountain mustache on October 02, 2018, 07:33:45 AM
I work in the outdoor industry doing purchasing/buying, and make around $35k a year, no benefits. It's been a fun role in a flexible job that allows me to race and train, and have fun a lot. But, the financial instability is beginning to wear on me, so I'm hoping to get a "real" job in the next few years. I live in a tiny town, with HCOL, and it's hard to save a lot on what I make. And, this is the most I've ever made in 6 years of working in the outdoor industry! I'm hoping to get a Master's degree next year, and move towards a path of Public Health, or Physiology.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: meatgrinder on October 02, 2018, 01:54:52 PM
Title: Prod Management Snr Manager
Income: 300k (Base + Bonus) - Planned retire in 2020 once all current RSUs vest
Age: 38
Experience: 14 years
Qualifications: business degree
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: use2betrix on October 02, 2018, 02:29:54 PM
A. I am, thank you very much, anonymous stranger who probably doesn't even live in the same state as me. I hope you're searching the forums for every other public employee and also taking THEM to task for choosing their profession.
B. Funny - I thought this community was all about supporting people in their quest for making money and financial independence. But making money isn't kosher when I'm a state employee? Or, god forbid, a teacher? Mmkay.
C. It's a strange society that dislikes it when the educators of their children are well compensated in exchange for experience and education.

I was thinking along the same lines. Very weird opinion for someone to have, not to mention to be clearly so bothered by it.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: mountain mustache on October 02, 2018, 03:50:53 PM
A. I am, thank you very much, anonymous stranger who probably doesn't even live in the same state as me. I hope you're searching the forums for every other public employee and also taking THEM to task for choosing their profession.
B. Funny - I thought this community was all about supporting people in their quest for making money and financial independence. But making money isn't kosher when I'm a state employee? Or, god forbid, a teacher? Mmkay.
C. It's a strange society that dislikes it when the educators of their children are well compensated in exchange for experience and education.

I was thinking along the same lines. Very weird opinion for someone to have, not to mention to be clearly so bothered by it.

I don't understand why someone has a problem with a teacher making 90k when there are folks on this thread making 300-400k doing software. The amount of time, energy, effort, and all the BS that teachers deal with on a daily basis...you couldn't pay me enough! I really don't like working with kids, or their parents, so anyone willing to do the job of educating them deserves a very large paycheck IMO.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: mathlete on October 02, 2018, 04:10:55 PM
180 work days per year, 6.5-8hr days 90k a year, paid for pension.  I hope you are working your ass off cause that is quite the golden ticket that is slowly bankrupting the state


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Pssshhhhhh. Get a load of this guy.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Roboturner on October 02, 2018, 04:21:43 PM
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Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Mrs. S on October 02, 2018, 04:46:40 PM
Mid level architect here making over 20k depending on exchange rate. I am up for a raise and hoping for something around 8-10%.
That's not really very high inflation is quite a bit here in India
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: L2 on October 30, 2018, 02:05:59 PM
Job Title: Tax Manager - Regional Public Accounting
Age: 26
Experience: ~ 4 years
Salary: 78k, expecting an annual raise to ~82k in November.
Other: 3% 401k match, profit-sharing, but I just started here a few months ago so I have no idea what to expect.

I'm located in Ohio and started out my career at a much larger firm. Took a promotion and 22% raise to come to the new place. A ton more flexibility is also a plus. Its sort of unfortunate, but it seems the only way to really get market rate is to jump ship, at least in accounting.
Age: 27
Experience: ~ 5 years
Salary: $83,352
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: DS on October 30, 2018, 02:07:32 PM
Job Title: Tax Manager - Regional Public Accounting
Age: 26
Experience: ~ 4 years
Salary: 78k, expecting an annual raise to ~82k in November.
Other: 3% 401k match, profit-sharing, but I just started here a few months ago so I have no idea what to expect.

I'm located in Ohio and started out my career at a much larger firm. Took a promotion and 22% raise to come to the new place. A ton more flexibility is also a plus. Its sort of unfortunate, but it seems the only way to really get market rate is to jump ship, at least in accounting.
Age: 27
Experience: ~ 5 years
Salary: $83,352

Similar trajectory!

I was 26 when I switched, got a 22% bump. Went from Big 4 to regional. Much better life and even better raises per year.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: 2Birds1Stone on October 30, 2018, 02:34:30 PM
Title: Account Executive
Salary: $47k base salary + $50k incentive comp @ quota (Going to hit ~$112k total for FY16)
Experience: 1 year
Age:28
Education:Some college

Title: Account Executive
Salary: $130k base salary + $80k incentive comp @ quota
Experience: 4 years
Age: 31
Education: Some college + 4 years of OTJ training :)
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: tedman on October 31, 2018, 12:08:45 PM
A. I am, thank you very much, anonymous stranger who probably doesn't even live in the same state as me. I hope you're searching the forums for every other public employee and also taking THEM to task for choosing their profession.
B. Funny - I thought this community was all about supporting people in their quest for making money and financial independence. But making money isn't kosher when I'm a state employee? Or, god forbid, a teacher? Mmkay.
C. It's a strange society that dislikes it when the educators of their children are well compensated in exchange for experience and education.

I just want to say, I'm pissed about this but from the other direction. Why don't we all have these sorts of pay rates? Yes a select few make gobs and gobs of money but generally it's easy to intimidate people into working for way less than they are worth. Somehow people have been convinced to fight each other and not the causes for this ridiculous notion that getting paid that amount, which only happens at higher levels of personal education and responsibility. So her equivalent pay is 125,000 + benefits, doing a semi demanding job (seems way demanding to me compared to my job as an accountant).

Back on track.
Title: Accountant, never worked for a public firm, don't care to.
Salary: 70k.
Experience: 2.5 years, switched tracks after losing my job in 2010 with the Great Recession and went back to school, was a senior manager at a small (75)company.
Age: 34
Education: half of a tech degree, dropped out then worked, back to school (accounting), now half to an MBA, CPA eventually when I have time.

I'm hoping to meld my extensive management experience and accounting knowledge into CFO at a smaller company.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: sodonewithit on November 01, 2018, 09:43:29 AM
Software Specialist II $99K

Kinda proud and ashamed at the same time.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Mgmny on November 01, 2018, 10:39:13 AM
Software Specialist II $99K

Kinda proud and ashamed at the same time.

Why ashamed?
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Adam Zapple on November 01, 2018, 04:22:13 PM
Fire Lieutenant (firefighter).  Base pay just under $100K.  Can make an extra $0 - $60K depending on how much overtime I want to work.  Usually take home around $120k.  I pay 6.5% toward my pension, city contributes anywhere from 6-10% depending on what politician is in charge.  I live in a high cost of living area. 

Can get retiree medical if I stay past 55 years of age but probably will not hang around that long.  It's a young man's (or woman's) game.

Experience -16yrs
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: I-Ranger on November 01, 2018, 04:59:18 PM
Title: Pharmacist (hospital)
Salary: $120k/yr
Experience: 1 yr
Age: 42

I live in an insanely LCOL area (rural MN), so l am able to save 75-80% of my salary while living comfortably. I got no complaints. :)
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: BeMurda on November 02, 2018, 09:18:16 AM
Teachers in Canada, or at least where I am at, all start at around $70k and many are in the $90-$100k range. Of course that's CAD. I think it makes sense to pay teachers a good wage. They are raising the next generation to be critical thinkers. The last thing we need is teachers too distracted by financial problems to do a good job with this important task. At the end of the day, compensation for employment is a rather arbitrary thing, in case you hadn't noticed.

I work two jobs which I generally enjoy, though not always haha.

Job 1: legal policy academic (research position, 1 year contracts or less, not teaching full courses. For this job I have a JD and MBA)
$80k + 11% matching pension
good benefits
have to pay EI even though I don't think I qualify for it which annoys me

Job 2: real estate agent
$90-$130k gross
~$20k claimed expenses, ~$8-9k of which are expenses I would incur anyway.

Spouse: Petroleum engineer, various roles
$144,500
6% matching savings plan
good benefits
DB pension
But currently this is a life-controlling job, not healthy.

We are in a good spot approaching $1m net worth at age 31, mostly due to incomes rather than moustachianism.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: JetBlast on November 02, 2018, 10:54:28 AM
I guess it’s time for an update.

Title: First Officer at MegaAirline
Experience: 2nd year with company, 12th in industry

Probably end up around $130k with profit sharing this year. Next year around $160k. I could make about $20k more if I switched to a larger aircraft, but would be lower on seniority for those aircraft.  I wouldn’t always get the days off I want and I’d fly a bunch of redeyes. I also receive a 16% contribution to my 401k.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: bbates728 on November 02, 2018, 11:02:54 AM
Me: Cost Analyst in a HCOL, 2 years experience, Master's degree, CPA - $63k
Wife: Middle School Teacher, 4 years experience - $57k+incentives for OT (trainings and required department head meetings)
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: aceyou on November 02, 2018, 12:28:12 PM
Title: HS Teacher / Varsity Coach

Years Experience: 13

Education: Masters

Salary: $72,000 (67k for teaching + 5k for coaching)....minus 7% of my salary that gets deducted to fund my pension

Additional Compensation: I get paid $6100/year to not take health insurance...we take my wife's insurance. 

Extra Benefits: Pension - After 30 years, I'll get 45% of the average of my top 3 years teaching. 
   Side Note #1: A very large percentage of this is self funded from a career of having 7% of my paychecks deducted. 
   Side Note #2: I was given the option to buy 5 years, which means I wrote the state a check and in return I get a pension after 25 years instead of 30.  Since time is the most valuable thing a person can buy IMO, my wife and I both jumped at the chance. 
   Side Note #3: For my wife, who is under a slightly different plan (but also in education), she actually has 10% deducted from her paychecks. 

Location: Probably would be considered a low to medium cost of living area.  Eh, probably LCOL, it's easy to live on a little.

Common Question I get: Do you think teachers are overpaid/underpaid? 

My Answer:  It depends.  There are about 3 million teachers in the United States.  Many are underpaid, many are fairly compensated, maybe a minuscule percentage are overpaid.  Me personally?  I put myself in the fairly paid camp.  I'm in a good paying district where I'm treated with respect by administration as well as the community.  Through my position as a teacher and coach, I'm viewed in my town as a community leader.  I'm work VERY hard, but I do meaningful work and get fair compensation to do so.  I'll be likely retired at age 48 with my finances in order.  That's a lot to be thankful and grateful for. 
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Proud Foot on November 02, 2018, 01:54:51 PM
Title: Corporate Controller

Age: 29

Salary: $82,000

Experience: 6 years

Education: B.S. in Finance, CPA

I guess I will update this since its been three years.

Same title and education. 9 years experience. Salary: $91,500
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: moonpalace on November 02, 2018, 02:22:38 PM
Gov't attorney, supervising 8 other attorneys.
Years of experience: 12
Salary: $99k, good benefits, no pension but good match and access to 457 plan
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: haflander on November 02, 2018, 02:38:01 PM
Medical Editor
4 years experience
70,000
Double BA, English and History

Work for an agency. Clients are big pharma companies launching new drug campaigns, targeted customers are practicing doctors.

Degrees in liberal arts can be lucrative if combined with experience in a different/hot/tech field. Personally, I worked all throughout college for an academic firm, helping grad students and professors write theses, dissertations, and journal article submissions. That was mostly in psych and medical fields, and started me on the path to my current gig.

Oh, and I started at 35,000 in 1/2015. Job hopping about once a year enabled me to double my salary in only 3 years. If I stayed at the first place, I'd be making 45-50 right now. The best part is that I don't even look for jobs...recruiters just call me and offer me more $. Each job I've taken has resulted in more $ and less work somehow. I know this (and espy the salary growth) isn't sustainable, but I definitely acknowledge my good fortune and privilege.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: redhead84 on November 02, 2018, 02:50:48 PM
Me:
Title: Controller
Age: 34
Experience: 11.5 Years (10.5 at the same company)
Salary: 92,000 + $5,000 Bonus Potential***
Education: BBA Accounting, MAcc, CPA
***Advantage of my position, I already know next year’s raise. I will be bumped to $100K base and 10% bonus

Husband:
Title: Corporate Controller
Age: 34
Experience: 11.5 Year (5.5 in Public Accounting, 3 job changes after leaving public)
Salary: $110,000 (he just received a 10% bump) + Bonus (last year was 17%)
Education: BBA Accounting, MAcc, CPA

We live in a MCOL city.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: blinx7 on November 03, 2018, 08:10:28 AM

Gov't attorney:  $178k plus $7k bonus.  Pretty decent benefits but no pension and at will employment.  I do get an 6% match in my 457 if I stay 3.5 years. 

This isn't typical gov't employment though.  I do complicated corporate transactions and frequently negotiate across the table with folks that make an enormous amounts of money.  I also work really, really hard. 

I'm capped out on salary so will likely do this for a few years and then onto something else. 

Former biglaw, nine years out of school now.

Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: booyah on November 03, 2018, 09:05:35 AM
Title: Military Attorney (JAG)
Experience: 15 years as attorney, prior service as enlisted
Age: 41
Salary: $111,360 base plus $32,400 tax free housing allowance. Total $143,740. Also have 50% pension COLA indexed and lifelong health insurance once I hit 20 years active service.

In exchange we give up complete control of our lives for 20 years, rarely living where we want to and never picking what job we do. For example right now I’m doing federal civil litigation which bores the piss out of me.


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Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: pdxvandal on November 03, 2018, 12:13:57 PM
Title: Marketing Coordinator
Experience: B.A.; 20 years
Age: 43
Salary: $72k
Easy side hustles: $5k

I'm not even at the salary I was at 4 years ago after a layoff, but inching closer, and just got a somewhat surprising $7k bump. My work-life balance is way better today, though. I show up and leave whenever I want (usually 9-3 in the office with telecommuting mixed in daily) and able to put away 40k of my salary pre-tax into a 457, 401 (includes 8% matching) and HSA (employer contributes $1.5k annually). I'm grateful. Not sure when FIRE will happen, as there have been some financial setbacks with my spouse, but hopefully in 2-4 years. I could probably retire today and live very frugally, but would rather create a larger cushion especially with a young-ish child.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: WheresMyMule on November 03, 2018, 08:12:37 PM
Title: Director of real estate and facilities projects
Experience: 13 years in project management, 19 years total in commercial real estate
Education: BA in Liberal Studies
Salary: $145k + potential 20% bonus. 401k match is full for first 3% then 50% of next 4%.

I fell into real estate project management after trying commercial brokerage and hating it. I managed office interior projects for 13 years and was recruited into my current position at a private aviation services firm.  I learned everything on the job, and encourage everyone to ask questions and volunteer for high profile projects. It'll take you far

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Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: MikeTheSalesman on November 03, 2018, 08:39:14 PM
Title: Sales Director for a Logistics Company
Age: 32
Salary:$147K base + potential $40K annual bonus ($20K - $30K most likely bonus) 6% 401K match.
Experience: 10 years professional experience
Education: BS in Business Admin and MBA

Married with two kids and we're single income.  Wife stays at home with the kiddos.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: ExCarGuy on November 03, 2018, 09:22:07 PM
There are a lot of benefits to this thread, especially for younger readers, and I'm glad it exists. However, as a middle aged someone who didn't always make the right choice, it can be hard to read sometimes.

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Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: WheresMyMule on November 03, 2018, 09:59:50 PM
There are a lot of benefits to this thread, especially for younger readers, and I'm glad it exists. However, as a middle aged someone who didn't always make the right choice, it can be hard to read sometimes.

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I started my current career track at 34, and only then started saving in a 401k. I have been very behind for a lot of years. I am 47 and finally on track to retire at 64, when my youngest graduates college because I took a job this year that, while reducing my time with my kids, doubled my income.  If I can avoid lifestyle creep, we'll be in good shape shape for retirement.

Even if you're older, it's not too late to improve your position.

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Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: texxan1 on November 04, 2018, 12:26:37 AM
Oil and Gas Professional (construction)
Base Salary $174200
Bonus 12% of gross
international Premium $95,500
3 paid travel days a month
Company paid business class flights
52k this year so far in side gigs

putting every penny into 401k (7% match) and after tax, then whats left goes into Vanguard account.

Living off my rental income from my primary residence (2800 a month) while im abroad.

ALL to chance come January lol, but it was a great gig while it lasted...
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Adam Zapple on November 04, 2018, 02:06:34 PM
There are a lot of benefits to this thread, especially for younger readers, and I'm glad it exists. However, as a middle aged someone who didn't always make the right choice, it can be hard to read sometimes.

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Just realize that:

1)  This forum, in general, is popular among the higher educated and higher salaried
2)  There is likely a response bias here where those who earn more money are happy to brag, while those who earn less keep quiet
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: FIRE_Buckeye on November 04, 2018, 05:06:57 PM
Figured I'd post to offer a contrasting data point to those acting like teachers make an unreasonably high amount for what they do.

Title: Senior Financial Analyst
Salary: ~75k + ~10% bonus + 6% 401k match + 4 weeks vacation
Age: 29
Experience: 6 years (3.5 at current employer)
Education: BA Accounting, CPA

Wife
Title: Elementary School Teacher (1st grade)
Salary: ~45k (public school in a non-unionized state)
Age: 29
Experience: 4 years
Education: BA, MA Early Childhood Education

Wife works more hours in a much more stressful environment for just over half of what I'm lucky enough to make, so the people claiming teachers are overpaid for what they do really just make me cringe.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: beer-man on November 04, 2018, 08:18:55 PM
Figured I'd post to offer a contrasting data point to those acting like teachers make an unreasonably high amount for what they do.

Title: Senior Financial Analyst
Salary: ~75k + ~10% bonus + 6% 401k match + 4 weeks vacation
Age: 29
Experience: 6 years (3.5 at current employer)
Education: BA Accounting, CPA

Wife
Title: Elementary School Teacher (1st grade)
Salary: ~45k (public school in a non-unionized state)
Age: 29
Experience: 4 years
Education: BA, MA Early Childhood Education

Wife works more hours in a much more stressful environment for just over half of what I'm lucky enough to make, so the people claiming teachers are overpaid for what they do really just make me cringe.
I do think that teachers are highly paid for the relative stress and crazy awesome flexibility and time off they have. I would take less pay for literally every single holiday off(even non traditional holidays)no after hours mandating, and then just random days off for no apparent reason and the whole summer off to work a side hustle or just relax. Short work days, Oh the life
 Go to millionaire educator  website and you can read how teaching can get you to FI very quickly if you are smart about it.
 


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Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: beer-man on November 04, 2018, 08:20:45 PM
Oil and Gas Professional (construction)
Base Salary $174200
Bonus 12% of gross
international Premium $95,500
3 paid travel days a month
Company paid business class flights
52k this year so far in side gigs

putting every penny into 401k (7% match) and after tax, then whats left goes into Vanguard account.

Living off my rental income from my primary residence (2800 a month) while im abroad.

ALL to chance come January lol, but it was a great gig while it lasted...
Wow way to go! I did some traveling to Texas in 13’ for work and met some oil guys that were doing really well.


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Post by: Imma on November 05, 2018, 05:37:15 AM
Not sure whether the sample of respondants is representative of the forum population, but the average income seems to be well above the US national average... which could simply prove that mustachians are disciples of self improvement, and as a result command higher level of remuneration... or simply more college educated (hence the familiarity w finance matters in general) commanding higher wages...

Just an observation really.


Job title: Finance employee  - I work for a small company and my boss doesn't like fancy job titles
Age: 27
Degree: LLB
Experience: 4 years (in finance)
Salary: €34500 / fulltime before taxes with 5 weeks of paid leave and paid leave on all official holidays. No pension. Contractual bonus if the company makes an x amount of profit: €2640/fulltime before taxes

In my country, this is a pretty good salary for someone with my age, experience and degree. Average income is about €36500 with 4 weeks of paid leave, so to be able to earn that average income with only a few years experience in your field is quite good.

Job title: Payroll Administrator
Age: 28
Degree: LLB, going to school for LLM and payroll certification.
Experience: 5 years (in this field)
Salary: €38000/fulltime before taxes, 5 weeks paid leave, employer pays 2,5% pension, no bonus anymore. Employer pays payroll certification as well.

New job, nice step in the right direction. Pay is slightly higher but the benefits and career opportunities are much better.
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: Unique User on November 05, 2018, 07:34:51 AM
Oil and Gas Professional (construction)
Base Salary $174200
Bonus 12% of gross
international Premium $95,500
3 paid travel days a month
Company paid business class flights
52k this year so far in side gigs

putting every penny into 401k (7% match) and after tax, then whats left goes into Vanguard account.

Living off my rental income from my primary residence (2800 a month) while im abroad.

ALL to chance come January lol, but it was a great gig while it lasted...

What's your side gig?
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: CptCool on November 05, 2018, 09:30:34 AM
I do think that teachers are highly paid for the relative stress and crazy awesome flexibility and time off they have. I would take less pay for literally every single holiday off(even non traditional holidays)no after hours mandating, and then just random days off for no apparent reason and the whole summer off to work a side hustle or just relax. Short work days, Oh the life
 Go to millionaire educator  website and you can read how teaching can get you to FI very quickly if you are smart about it.

Why not become a teacher then?
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: beer-man on November 05, 2018, 10:06:21 AM
I do think that teachers are highly paid for the relative stress and crazy awesome flexibility and time off they have. I would take less pay for literally every single holiday off(even non traditional holidays)no after hours mandating, and then just random days off for no apparent reason and the whole summer off to work a side hustle or just relax. Short work days, Oh the life
 Go to millionaire educator  website and you can read how teaching can get you to FI very quickly if you are smart about it.

Why not become a teacher then?
I know right there are so many positives! I’m trying to convince my younger brother to become a teacher. He is good with kids, patient, and really enjoys lots of extracurricular activities.
 For me it would mean going backward as it would involve going back to school when I’m already close to FI. Plus I currently love my job. It’s always an option long term.


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Post by: El_Mariachi on November 15, 2018, 12:20:40 PM
Mechanical Engineer
Base Salary $89000
$10k company stock
unlimited PTO

experience 10 years
education BSME

wife:
part time side hustler on craigslist/online stores

we are saving maybe ~25-30% right now but trying to work that up
Title: Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
Post by: sjc0816 on November 16, 2018, 11:38:34 AM

I work part-time in a marketing position (from home - family business). Make around 20K gross with a ridiculously flexible schedule (work whenever I want). I'm 41 with two kids aged 12 and 9.

DH:
Senior Big Data Engineer
Salary 140K
7-8% profit sharing to 401k every year
5 weeks of vacation
42 years old
20 years experience
BS in MIS