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post #16 of 472
2010 finance grad, ended up with 3 data points to compare

non-NYC Corporate Finance within conglomerate: ~58k
NYC Investment Management: ~90k
NYC Principal Investing: 95k+
post #17 of 472
37k in 2006
post #18 of 472
36k in 1999
post #19 of 472
2002 (right after 9/11). Did 3 months of contract work for $2500-$3000 I believe. Was unemployed for another 3 months until I got a job for $45K.
post #20 of 472
70k salary excluding bonus comp, which was another 25k (for four months work).
post #21 of 472
Out of college $48k
post #22 of 472
$33k 2008. Dont make much more but I live in Texas in a medium/small town so my rent/bills are $350 a month and its 8-5 low stress.
post #23 of 472
55K in 1972, and that was huge money back then.

But of course I was the Dean of Princeton Law School

As to you, youngin. If the job is in the field that you want to stay in and can lead to greater things, I would say grab it.

33K is not a whole lot but the COL in Albany must be real different than NYC. And if you carry the torch and become a corrupt NY state elected official one day, you know we would all be very proud of you.
post #24 of 472
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Originally Posted by Christobevii3 View Post
$33k 2008. Dont make much more but I live in Texas in a medium/small town so my rent/bills are $350 a month and its 8-5 low stress.

Why do I live in NJ, seriously.

This must be outskirts though, no? I'd imagine anything near Houston to be pretty expensive.
post #25 of 472
2001, mining engineering, $63k.

For a new graduate now, that figure is now around $110k.
post #26 of 472
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Stazy, what kind of industry are you in?

I work for an oil & gas services company. I'm really lucky to get the job I did right out of school.
post #27 of 472
63k in 2008 as a software engineer out of college - took a lowball salary to get the foot in the door.
post #28 of 472
Mine was a bit under 40k during my year between undergrad and JD/MBA program. As a liberal arts student, I thought it was pretty generous since I didn't have any skills.
post #29 of 472
62k as a manufacturing engineer in 2010. I hate my job.
post #30 of 472
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63k in 2008 as a software engineer out of college - took a lowball salary to get the foot in the door.

63 isnt' really lowball for a programmer unless you're some kind of star.. lots of coders well into careers only make that much...
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