What was your starting salary (approx.)?

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  1. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    Yeah yeah, 250k. [​IMG]

    What did you make fresh out of high school/college? I might get an offer for a job that pays less than what I wanted. Difference is not a ton of money; I was hoping to make about $5k more than what this offer will surely be.

    I guess I'm just curious. I will later poast the salary and accept ridicule/criticism.
     


  2. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Dood, I lived under the poverty line until my mid-20s. Stop bitching. Also, thought you were in some island paradise as of today?
     


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    v1100110 Well-Known Member

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    Mine was so embarrassing that I don't want to say.
     


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    gnatty8 Senior member

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    What field are you in? What's considered reasonable will depend on your answer to a large extent.

    Oh, and mine was 250K.
     


  5. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    It's a public service job (not civil service; political appointee position). Benefits are extremely good, naturally, and salary is $33K. It would be in a fairly low COL place (Albany).

    I don't know anyone my age, in this field, who makes much more than that. So I think it's fairly standard, but it's not stellar.

    I may also get an offer that pays considerably more so we'll see.
     


  6. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    How much graft, etc. per year do you figure to capture? [​IMG]
     


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    2003; engineering; 45K
     


  8. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    When I got out of college ('76) it was OK to start at a grand a month.

    I knew a guy who was making $35K, driving a new Porsche and getting lots of pussy for making big money. [​IMG]

    I think I made, along with a generous bonus a total of around $20K my first year and had a company car.
     


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    $22,000 in 1990.
     


  12. aportnoy

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    ~$30k in 1988/89
     


  13. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    Guess I'm in the wrong business. [​IMG]
     


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    Stazy, what kind of industry are you in?
     


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