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What was your starting salary (approx.)?

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by Connemara, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. deepitm

    deepitm Senior member

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    I have only done this for credit cards, so nothing serious like a home loan, but I usually just take my worst bonus from previous 3 bonus cycles and use that. Not great, but figure it's safer than taking the median or avg.
     
  2. dwyhajlo

    dwyhajlo Senior member

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    If we're talking about our first "real" jobs: $47/hour
     
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  3. yjeezle

    yjeezle Senior member

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    so almost 100K for your first job?
     
  4. dwyhajlo

    dwyhajlo Senior member

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    Yes.

    Edit: The pay doesn't go much higher than that, though, unless you end up in a management position.
     
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  5. Fraiche

    Fraiche Senior member

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    $22/hour on contract as an Analyst after being somewhat unemployed for a year after 9/11. Pretty fair given the job climate at the time.
     
  6. Geran Brown

    Geran Brown Senior member

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    Straight out of HS: $50k
    Starting in June 2012: $88k
    If things go as planned, when I start working for my father it will be around $95-100k

    All this with no college education yet. :)
     
  7. deepitm

    deepitm Senior member

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    College, if done properly, is not about getting you a great paying job when you graduate.
     
  8. Geran Brown

    Geran Brown Senior member

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    I know...it's just what people always say about me. I'm going to go to college though. :)
     
  9. Arthur PE

    Arthur PE Senior member

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    yep

    but this is one of the things you actually learn in college if the education 'takes'
     
  10. Reevolving

    Reevolving Senior member

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    Can you update us on the fiance hijacking your account ??
     
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  11. I am DIL

    I am DIL Senior member

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    Dude... you're alive!
     
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  12. Saturdays

    Saturdays Senior member

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    Seeing how I got a lot of help from SF members, and just started a new job two weeks ago.

    Graduated in Finance from Michigan State Univ. - first full time offer 40k+1.5k signing bonus + benefits as a Financial Analyst, with a lot of room to move up quickly.

    Many thanks to all that helped with advice and etc...
     
  13. Hampton

    Hampton Senior member

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    Oh shit around $1500/month (which was a lot back in my days) Now $6000/month + bonus.
     
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  14. Maximator

    Maximator Senior member

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    Currently about 55 USD, depending on the exchange rate. I don't work full time hours but I get about 3kUSD a month.
     
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    Graduated from an Ivy League undergraduate, joined a large strategy consulting firm at 72K with 10K bonus.
     
  16. kmz

    kmz Active Member

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    115k (incl bonus)
    finance
     
  17. CBrown85

    CBrown85 Senior member

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    $45, 000 CAN net but it didn't come out to that much because I wasn't salaried.
     
  18. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Started a few years ago around USD 4.5k a month. Teaching economics in Korea. Then I get a small stipend for some of the research I do...but academic stipends are bleh.
     
  19. dv_indian

    dv_indian Senior member

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    What kind of qualifications do you need to get a job like this? Do you need to pass any exams?
     
  20. Eason

    Eason Senior member

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    First full-time job (my first job after graduating) I was earning $2200 a month or so after taxes. I changed careers a year after and 5 years later I am earning $5880 a month.

    It's an interesting question so I'm going to calculate this year by year.

    Years after grad - Salary/Month in USD
    0 - 2200 (In Seattle, could save 100-200 a month)
    1 - 2800 (In South Korea, could save 1800 a month, worked 1 full-time + 1 part-time)
    2 - 1300 (In China, saved 3-400 a month)
    3 - 1900 (In China, saved 900 a month, worked 1 full-time + 1 part-time)
    4 - 2380 (In China, saved 1100 a month)
    5 - 5880 (In Hong Kong, save 1500 a month)
     
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