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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #750 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 yearís 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.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #751 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.


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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #752 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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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #753 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.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #754 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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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #755 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.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #756 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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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #757 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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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #758 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...

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #759 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

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #760 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.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #761 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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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #762 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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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #763 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: Ä34500 / 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: Ä2640/fulltime before taxes

In my country, this is a pretty good salary for someone with my age, experience and degree. Average income is about Ä36500 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: Ä38000/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.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #764 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?

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #765 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?

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #766 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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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #767 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
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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #768 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

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #769 on: November 18, 2018, 09:49:07 AM »
Title: Primary ICT Teacher (I'd prefer Primary Computer Science Teacher)
Age: 43
Experience: 1 year teaching in U.K. (10 years teaching English in Japan)
Salary: £24,859

Very new to this lifestyle. Living in rented accommodation. Predict saving 50% of my net salary. Potential savings in the near future include food budget and getting rid of my car. Longer term, perhaps buying property to live in and also rent.

Have had my head in the sand regarding personal finance and am so glad to have discovered this community.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #770 on: November 18, 2018, 10:04:06 AM »
Title: Project Manager
Salary: 72,800. 3 weeks vacation.
Exp: 10+ years in construction, engineering, and architectural firms working my way up from the bottom.
Education: Associates Degree in Architectural Engineering.

Title: Flooring Installer
Compensation: $25-$30/hr. $300-$500/day
Exp: 20+ years. father owned a flooring business. Brother owns a flooring business. Grew up in the field and still take weekends gigs here and there for brother, coworkers, and friends when time allows it.

Title: PT Inventory/home theater sales at best buy
Compensation: $15/hr.
Exp: ~3 months. GF works here FT so I offered to help during holidays and until baby is due in Feb to absorb as much income as possible.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #771 on: December 03, 2018, 05:20:07 PM »
Just got a raise I didnít ask for, so figured I would update.

Industrial Construction (Management/Contractor)
Associates Degree
10 years Experience
30 years old
$850/day (day rate) / $980/wk per diem (tax free) / $500/mo travel allowance (tax free) / 5% 401k match fully vested from Day 1

Next year Iíll likely be bumping up to 6 days a week as project work picks up, and should close in on $300k at the end of the year. Beings a lot is tax free itís goes a bit further.
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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #772 on: December 04, 2018, 07:16:51 PM »
Title: Receptionist for two hotels and spa all owned by the same owner
Salary: $18k aprox.
Age: 27
Hours: 35 to 20 a week. I was getting full time but with winter I've been at about 20hrs a week.
Education: An Associates in Graphic Design and an Associates in Visual Arts

I live in rural Michigan. I actually make decent money for someone my age in my area. I try to do Graphic Design/Art related work from home but I haven't made any money from it. I've been thinking of looking more into Upwork.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #773 on: December 05, 2018, 11:50:04 AM »
Small Business Owner
Salary:  $500k - $700k
Age: 35
Education:  High School and College Dropout

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #774 on: December 05, 2018, 12:09:03 PM »
Me:
Title: Senior Mechanical Engineer
Salary: $105k + Quarterly Bonus (usually 2-3k each time) + 3% 401k match.
Age: 29
Experience: 7 years
Education: BS in Mechanical Engineering
Location: Greater Metropolitan Seattle

Partner:
Title: Project Manager
Salary: $85k
Age: 29
Experience: 6 years
Education: BS in Cognitive Science
Location: Greater Metropolitan Seattle

We have pretty good salaries for our experience levels and ages, but both of us have very good educations. Mine is from a top 10 engineering school and hers is from a top school for CogSci. She is honestly underpaid - she has a few years of Program Manager experience and she could easily find a better job but she wants to change industries.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #775 on: December 05, 2018, 01:16:09 PM »
Extra long-time reader/lurker...first-time poster. 

Me:
Title: Marketing Manager
Age: 49
Experience: 20.5 Years (at the same company...6.5 years at previous company before that)
Salary: $61,000 plus $9,000 bonus this year
Education: BA: English/Tech Writing  BA: Communications

More Info:  My job is very low-stress, working for a family-owned manufacturing company.  I started as a Tech Writer, and have held a wide variety of positions in my time here.  In the immediate future, I can see an upward path to VP level (most likely in the next few years as the old guard here continues to retire).

Wife:
Title: Secretary at State Facility
Age: 46
Experience: (4 years at this position - over 15 years in television/non-profit before this)
Salary: $21,000 (very low-paying state government position).
Education: BS: Psychology BS: Radio/TV/Film

More Info:  My wife was laid off in 2014 due to new leadership making an "across the board change", and has been "holding" on her current position every since, so that she can spend more time with our son (her job pays peanuts, but has zero stress and set-in-stone M-F 8am-4pm hours). 

Her previous position at the Director level in the non-profit world paid considerably more, but kept her away from home for most of the first five years of our son's life.  At this point, it is a good trade-off for such a low salary.  She plans to search for a different position (with much higher compensation) in 2019.

Summary: We live in a very low-cost of living area, and salaries here reflect this.

This is a cool thread!

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #776 on: December 05, 2018, 01:26:12 PM »
Title: Electrical / Controls Engineer
Salary: ~82k base + ~8k straight time overtime + ~20-35% bonus + 5% 401k match + 2 weeks vacation + work from home / flexible hours
Age: 32
Experience: 7 years
Education: BSME

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #777 on: December 05, 2018, 02:44:49 PM »
Title: Senior Mechanical Engineer
Salary: $122k + 3% 401k match.
Age: 42
Experience: 19 years (total, 10 in my current industry)
Education: BS in Mechanical Engineering + MBA
Location: Houston, TX

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #778 on: December 06, 2018, 10:47:35 AM »
Title: PhD candidate
Experience: <1 year
Salary: €32k
Location: MCOL, Europe

Made it through the first year of my PhD, so I got a raise!

Title: PhD candidate
Experience: 1 year
Salary: €37k
Location: MCOL, Europe

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #779 on: December 06, 2018, 04:56:25 PM »
    title: pizza delivery driver
         experience: 20 years
         Salary, after driving expenses: somewhere in the 40,000's
         location: northern California
 
    also, investment income from restaurant ownership, stocks, Reit etc, somewhere in the 30,000s in a typical year, counting an average historical year of stock market growth.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #780 on: December 07, 2018, 07:00:05 AM »
Title: Industrial Painter
Age: 31
Experience required: Who knows
Education: Trade School
Compensation: $23.70/hr, regular overtime (averages 56hrs/wk), 401k with match. FSA accounts, health/dental/vision covered at 100%


I have a decade of experience at this point, doing lots and lots of different jobs in the paint world.  Iím a very humble guy as far as my skill set is concerned, but even I know that Iím overqualified for this position. But with the benefits and trying to maximize everything for FI, this is a pretty decent place to hang my hat for a while.  I canít wait to FIRE my boss though.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #781 on: December 07, 2018, 11:44:30 AM »
Title: Industrial Painter
Age: 31
Experience required: Who knows
Education: Trade School
Compensation: $23.70/hr, regular overtime (averages 56hrs/wk), 401k with match. FSA accounts, health/dental/vision covered at 100%


I have a decade of experience at this point, doing lots and lots of different jobs in the paint world.  Iím a very humble guy as far as my skill set is concerned, but even I know that Iím overqualified for this position. But with the benefits and trying to maximize everything for FI, this is a pretty decent place to hang my hat for a while.  I canít wait to FIRE my boss though.

Have you considered getting some NACE certifications and moving towards a career as an inspector? I know some NACE level IIIís that have made nearly $1k/day as contractors in oil & gas.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #782 on: December 07, 2018, 11:55:02 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! Iím 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 Iím already close to FI. Plus I currently love my job. Itís always an option long term.


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I used to think all this too.

My wife is also a teacher now.  Just got a raise to $40K.  She used to be a Project Manager making $90K and before that worked for Oracle as a consultant.  She works more now that she did in those other two jobs.  She has gotten into some heated arguments with people about how "easy" teaching is and how they get all this time off.  She gets calls and e-mails at night.  She still gets calls from parents on off days.  She gets call from parents all summer and work with students who need more help.  We have to buy a lot of supplies for her class to the tune of a few thousand a year because the school does not have them in the budget.

Been to several gatherings with teachers and this stuff happens in a lot of districts and my wife is in a private school (no Masters in ED yet which is required to get into public), but the public teachers stories of how things work are not making her jump at the chance to make some more without any added security or support.  At least now she has more control with the administration that she ever would in a public setting. 

So I'd do a little more research before you latch on to the sterotypes that we all have heard, and likely believed.  Not at all what it looks like from the inside.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #783 on: December 07, 2018, 09:27:11 PM »
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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I used to think all this too.

My wife is also a teacher now.  Just got a raise to $40K.  She used to be a Project Manager making $90K and before that worked for Oracle as a consultant.  She works more now that she did in those other two jobs.  She has gotten into some heated arguments with people about how "easy" teaching is and how they get all this time off.  She gets calls and e-mails at night.  She still gets calls from parents on off days.  She gets call from parents all summer and work with students who need more help.  We have to buy a lot of supplies for her class to the tune of a few thousand a year because the school does not have them in the budget.

Been to several gatherings with teachers and this stuff happens in a lot of districts and my wife is in a private school (no Masters in ED yet which is required to get into public), but the public teachers stories of how things work are not making her jump at the chance to make some more without any added security or support.  At least now she has more control with the administration that she ever would in a public setting. 

So I'd do a little more research before you latch on to the sterotypes that we all have heard, and likely believed.  Not at all what it looks like from the inside.
I have multiple good friends that are teachers. They share about their job struggles and I share about mine. Many of the things I share make them cringe in horror. I like many aspects of my job but still envy the teaching gig. Compared to what I deal with I absolutely believe it would be more manageable.
 The perks are undeniable  but I also understand that there may be downsides. Then again I can go toe-to-toe with my teachers friends “horror” stories and often they walk away being grateful.


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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #784 on: December 08, 2018, 12:11:03 AM »
Title: Elementary teacher
Age: 34
Experience: 1 year of experience in US (4 years of experience in Brazil)
Education: 2 Bachelors(Chemistry & Chemistry Education) & Masters (Analytical Chemistry)
Salary: $49,000 (+ 10 % 401K)

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #785 on: December 08, 2018, 05:44:08 AM »
I'm interested to know what people consider the BEST job in terms of -
- low stress
- low BS factor
- fringe benefits
- high salary
- high satisfaction

I'm thinking it must be some sort of State government gig or maybe firefighter.   I know the local fire crews here work low basic hours, get generous overtime compensation, great pension and can retire after 20 years.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #786 on: December 08, 2018, 06:38:22 AM »
I'm interested to know what people consider the BEST job in terms of -
- low stress
- low BS factor
- fringe benefits
- high salary
- high satisfaction

I'm thinking it must be some sort of State government gig or maybe firefighter.   I know the local fire crews here work low basic hours, get generous overtime compensation, great pension and can retire after 20 years.

There can also be a lot of danger in being a firefighter, and I wouldnít consider the pay ďhigh.Ē I have never considered any state or government job high on my list because the pay doesnít seem that high.

In many cases, I could see the right business owner having the ďbestĒ job. You can work for yourself, make an endless salary, etc.

For me - Iíve always dreamed of owning a small/medium sized gym. Just make too much right now to give up my W-2 job to take the plunge. Maybe some day.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #787 on: December 08, 2018, 07:24:04 AM »
Lots of cops and firefighters make over $100k/year and get a huge pension with relatively early retirement.  Firefighters also have a TON of time off.  I have firefighter friends and they are by far the most active and happy people I know - only work 2 days a week, with pretty high incomes.  My son put on his "what do you want to be when you grow up?" worksheet that he wants to be a firefighter and that makes me happy.  It's really one of the most lucrative jobs in America.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #788 on: December 08, 2018, 02:40:09 PM »
Wow some serious money being paid in the US!
A lot of the jobs mentioned are 3 or 4 times UK income for same job.
COL is not hugely different.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #789 on: December 08, 2018, 05:34:04 PM »
I have a friend who is a fireman in my hometown (no college education) and his pay+benefits last year was about $220K.

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #790 on: December 08, 2018, 05:40:33 PM »
Title: Apprentice Plumber
Age: 27
Experience: 2 years
Salary: 55k
Benefits: Union pension, 401(k) - no match

With my useless liberal arts degree and general lack of interpersonal skills this was easily the best option available to me.  And, as luck would have it, I might never have been told about MMM had I not made the move since another plumber turned me onto the site.  I like the job because I can just shut up and produce and I'm considered a excellent employee for it.  My experience in college was it didn't much matter how good or how motivated or how much effort you put in, if you weren't either the absolute best or really good at schmoozing and networking nobody gave a shit.  If the white collar world is anything like that I wouldn't make it. 

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Re: What's your job title and how much do you earn?
« Reply #791 on: December 17, 2018, 02:28:56 PM »
UPDATE

Title: Senior Mechanical Engineer
Salary: $125,673 + 3% 401k match.
Age: 42
Experience: 19 years (total, 10 in my current industry)
Education: BS in Mechanical Engineering + MBA
Location: Houston, TX