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post #376 of 473

Just about to finish my MS in Food Science

 

Got offered 50K + bonus 

 

Looking for 60k+, although Im willing to go as low as 40K for a position I really like 

post #377 of 473

£22k in an entry-level marketing role after completing a BA in Digital Art.

 

Year later I switched to a new company for £2k more, couple months into that they offered me a further £4k raise. Will be pushing for a more substantial raise in 6 months or so just because I have some serious responsibilities with my current role..

post #378 of 473
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Originally Posted by shizlefonizle View Post

Just about to finish my MS in Food Science

 

Got offered 50K + bonus 

 

Looking for 60k+, although Im willing to go as low as 40K for a position I really like 

I'm not sure what Food Service would encompass, but $40K for a master's degree seems like a slap in the face to me.

post #379 of 473

When I got my BS in Accounting ~2007: $32K.  Small accounting firm

When I got my MBA ~2010: No job until early 2011 but $70K

post #380 of 473
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When I got my BS in Accounting ~2007: $32K.  Small accounting firm
When I got my MBA ~2010: No job until early 2011 but $70K

Are those years right?
I don't know much about accountants...but you'd have to pay me a lot more than that to get an accounting degree.
post #381 of 473
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Are those years right?
I don't know much about accountants...but you'd have to pay me a lot more than that to get an accounting degree.

Judging from those years, he must have gone directly into the MBA after graduating. I'm not an accountant (and I never have been), but if you come out of undergrad. and work for a small firm, you're probably going to get stiffed. If you get a job with a Big 4 firm (which he probably tried to do), the money's better, but the hours are LONG!!! If you don't eventually get your CPA certification, you could also be in a world of hurt.

post #382 of 473
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I'm not sure what Food Service would encompass, but $40K for a master's degree seems like a slap in the face to me.

 

Its Food Science. Most people will end up working in Quality Control or Product Development/R&D for food companies. I would get paid more if I settled for a Quality Control job since I already have experience in the field but I really want to get into Product Development which is hard to get into so Im willing to take a pay cut. Overall avg for people in my field are about 100k but everyone starts low.

post #383 of 473
37k in 2006 in client service at a financial services company. 62k last year after a couple of promotions. For finance, I'm basically paid in circus peanuts, but it's allowed me to go through law school at night. Also, my 401k is sexy.
post #384 of 473

100k$ +/- 

M.Sc Electrical Engineering, Automation and control. 

post #385 of 473

50k in 2010. Business development / marketing.
 

post #386 of 473
I just accepted an offer for $75K. MS Chemical Engineering.
post #387 of 473
1985, rocket scientist, $18,610 in NJ, Dept of Defense civilian employee. At the time, NJ teacher starting salary was $22k. .
post #388 of 473

The years are right.  At a small firm you will not make much but the hours are a lot more manageable.  I was there for almost a year before graduating college so I worked during the day and went to school at night.  When the discussion came up about getting my CPA I jumped into getting my MBA after speaking with a mentor and him thinking it was the right decision after speaking about my interests.

 

A side bar: I had an interview scheduled for a Tuesday and on Monday afternoon I found out I was accepted to the school I wanted.  I called the interviewer and said I would not be interviewing as I was going a different direction.  That gig was with a publicly traded company and would have been in the high 40's low 50's for just an undergrad degree.

post #389 of 473
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The years are right.  At a small firm you will not make much but the hours are a lot more manageable.  I was there for almost a year before graduating college so I worked during the day and went to school at night.  When the discussion came up about getting my CPA I jumped into getting my MBA after speaking with a mentor and him thinking it was the right decision after speaking about my interests.

 

A side bar: I had an interview scheduled for a Tuesday and on Monday afternoon I found out I was accepted to the school I wanted.  I called the interviewer and said I would not be interviewing as I was going a different direction.  That gig was with a publicly traded company and would have been in the high 40's low 50's for just an undergrad degree.

Have you gotten your CPA?

post #390 of 473

BBA Finance from non-target state school: 50 + bonus as a Financial Analyst at a large risk management firm. Large, fairly expensive city.

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