What was your starting salary (approx.)?

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  1. v.freeman

    v.freeman Senior member

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    2010 finance grad, ended up with 3 data points to compare

    non-NYC Corporate Finance within conglomerate: ~58k
    NYC Investment Management: ~90k
    NYC Principal Investing: 95k+
     
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    Joffrey Senior member

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    36k in 1999
     
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    Fraiche Senior member

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    2002 (right after 9/11). Did 3 months of contract work for $2500-$3000 I believe. Was unemployed for another 3 months until I got a job for $45K.
     
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    leftover_salmon Senior member

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    70k salary excluding bonus comp, which was another 25k (for four months work).
     
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    Out of college $48k
     
  7. Christobevii3

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    $33k 2008. Dont make much more but I live in Texas in a medium/small town so my rent/bills are $350 a month and its 8-5 low stress.
     
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    55K in 1972, and that was huge money back then.

    But of course I was the Dean of Princeton Law School[​IMG]

    As to you, youngin. If the job is in the field that you want to stay in and can lead to greater things, I would say grab it.

    33K is not a whole lot but the COL in Albany must be real different than NYC. And if you carry the torch and become a corrupt NY state elected official one day, you know we would all be very proud of you.
     
  9. SkinnyGoomba

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    $33k 2008. Dont make much more but I live in Texas in a medium/small town so my rent/bills are $350 a month and its 8-5 low stress.

    Why do I live in NJ, seriously.

    This must be outskirts though, no? I'd imagine anything near Houston to be pretty expensive.
     
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    2001, mining engineering, $63k.

    For a new graduate now, that figure is now around $110k.
     
  11. Stazy

    Stazy Senior member

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    Stazy, what kind of industry are you in?

    I work for an oil & gas services company. I'm really lucky to get the job I did right out of school.
     
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    63k in 2008 as a software engineer out of college - took a lowball salary to get the foot in the door.
     
  13. nerdykarim

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    Mine was a bit under 40k during my year between undergrad and JD/MBA program. As a liberal arts student, I thought it was pretty generous since I didn't have any skills.
     
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    62k as a manufacturing engineer in 2010. I hate my job.
     
  15. GQgeek

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    63k in 2008 as a software engineer out of college - took a lowball salary to get the foot in the door.

    63 isnt' really lowball for a programmer unless you're some kind of star.. lots of coders well into careers only make that much...
     

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