Not trying to start a flame war. I am just interested in the facts. Currently studying BA. Planning to take my third year(European batchelor degrees are tree years) abroad, not sure where yet. Also planning on taking my masters degree abroad. Doing good, acing most classes so far, so I am hoping to be able to pick whatever schools I´d like. Having looked around in the threads here, it seems like those who have a MA and work in the US are getting $25/hr. How does this compare to UK? I`d really like to leave this frozen hellhole (yes, I live in Norway). On the other hand, with a MA-degree I am looking at $90 000/yr without any long days, just plain and simple 8-4. Of course, living costs here are much higher, but still. That´s the situation career wise at least. On the matter of education, I am just as uncertain as to what I should do. Planning on majoring in something finance-related (VC, PE, IB, CR) At the moment, I am studying at a UC, it is however the best in it´s field, industrial economics. There is now a shortlist for plans. 3. yr: UC Berkely Penn State Hazelton Uni. of Durham MA: St. Gallen CASS LBS Not sure about the US schools yet. Any advise will be greatly appreciated. I am sure I will like it regardless of where I end up, but if US means 100 hr weeks with a shitty salary, and staying means 40 h weeks and a decent salary, I´ll survive the cold.