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k.. you didn't say wall st. though. :P Out of curiosity, what's the work environment like for a coder there?
It varies greatly depending on what job you have and what business unit you support. If you are on the trading floor supporting equities guys, it's very fast paced and high pressure - lots of people yelling at/around you. If you support sales, it's much more laid back, more like other corporate IT gigs, like IBM or whatever. If there's a core technology or platform group, you'll probably find a bunch of super-nerds there. Depending on what business you support, you may or may not have to talk with users a lot. Some of them are very professional and some of them ask you to some down to the floor to fix their mouse and stuff. FWIW Software Engineers graduating from my program in college reported an average starting salary of 75k, which is why I felt like I was being lowballed at the time.
post #77 of 472
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k.. you didn't say wall st. or i missed it. :P Out of curiosity, what's the work environment like for a coder there?
He said it in a differerent career-based thread. Memory skillz ftw.
post #78 of 472
^^ Is that what a union pilot at a main airline makes? You wanted to pilot a regional jet, right? I saw a Michael Moore movie (I believe it was Capitalism) about how those guys make 25-30K and are massively overworked.
post #79 of 472
$49k at a consulting firm in 1999.
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But of course I was the Dean of Princeton Law School


I thought it didn't exist.
post #81 of 472
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^^ Is that what a union pilot at a main airline makes? You wanted to pilot a regional jet, right? I saw a Michael Moore movie (I believe it was Capitalism) about how those guys make 25-30K and are massively overworked.
First year at a regional you make about 20k the next few years 30-45. Once you make captain its around 50ish then on up from there. Main line first officers have low pay (about 60k) first year then close to 100ish after 3yrs or so. Its very bad pay to start but there are still pilots who make over 200k a year, granted they're about to retire and have been at that airline for 30+yrs. As far as work rules go you are guaranteed a minimum 11 days off as a regional FO, but you will def have some very long work days, short overnights, and be very tired. My friend has been at a regional for 3yrs makes mid 30s with 15 days a month off. He could pick up and extra flight or 2 a month and clear 40k if he wanted to. Oh and the guys in that movie who said they were living off of food stamps were probably embry riddle graduates that have 200k in student loans.
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Originally Posted by Biggskip View Post
If you want to be a player be a lawyer, an accountant, or a corporate banker (not even necessarily an investment banker). You build a ton of connections, your work will always be in demand (even during down times) and you will almost always make a ton of money.
There are plenty of unemployed lawyers with gigantic law school debt that would like a word with you. If you want to make good dough, become a dentist. Those guys can rake it in. My first job out of college (1994) was as a courier for a title insurance company. I don't remember what my salary was, I am sure it was something like $10/hr. But I met my wife there, so it paid off anyways.
post #83 of 472
$25,000 this year through multiple avenues.
post #84 of 472
1000 a month in 2006-7, teaching english in thailand. i lived like a king though. barely had to work and lived in a hotel on the beach
post #85 of 472
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Once my fixed expenses are accounted for, I would have around $800/mo. in discretionary dough. That doesn't seem like a lot, but I'd be living in a city and thus wouldn't be driving my car daily...so really, food and entertainment are the big things there. I think that's doable on $800. But I really want to save money and that's going to be a struggle.
post #86 of 472
Dude, don't be such a bitch. You're making 33k in a city with a very low cost of living. If you can't find a way to make that work without feeling sorry for yourself, that's pathetic.
post #87 of 472
$22,000 in 1996
post #88 of 472
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Dude, don't be such a bitch. You're making 33k in a city with a very low cost of living. If you can't find a way to make that work without feeling sorry for yourself, that's pathetic.
I know. I just wanna be rich!
post #89 of 472
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Originally Posted by Pilot View Post
First year at a regional you make about 20k the next few years 30-45. Once you make captain its around 50ish then on up from there. Main line first officers have low pay (about 60k) first year then close to 100ish after 3yrs or so. Its very bad pay to start but there are still pilots who make over 200k a year, granted they're about to retire and have been at that airline for 30+yrs.

As far as work rules go you are guaranteed a minimum 11 days off as a regional FO, but you will def have some very long work days, short overnights, and be very tired. My friend has been at a regional for 3yrs makes mid 30s with 15 days a month off. He could pick up and extra flight or 2 a month and clear 40k if he wanted to.



Oh and the guys in that movie who said they were living off of food stamps were probably embry riddle graduates that have 200k in student loans.

I'm sure these guys love to fly, but I'd really prefer the guy flying the plane I'm in to be paid adequately.
post #90 of 472
$45k in 2007. I have since moved up one tax bracket.
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Once my fixed expenses are accounted for, I would have around $800/mo. in discretionary dough. That doesn't seem like a lot, but I'd be living in a city and thus wouldn't be driving my car daily...so really, food and entertainment are the big things there. I think that's doable on $800. But I really want to save money and that's going to be a struggle.
That's not that bad man. $800 a month in disposable coming out of school ain't bad. I think I had less than that starting out, thanks to student debt, credit card bills and rent.
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