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What was your starting salary (approx.)?

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

  1. amathew

    amathew Senior member

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    First job out of college: low 40K

    Second job out of college: mid 50K (just started two weeks ago)
     
  2. HelloIDistance

    HelloIDistance Senior member

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    What field are you in?
     
  3. i10casual

    i10casual Senior member

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    BARISTA $17, and that's not per hour.
    First job using my degree, $28,000. Manufacturer logistics and IT. Single and no kids. I was going to London a few times a year!
     
  4. Certified Pain

    Certified Pain Active Member

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    57K & signing bonus.

    2012, first job out of college. Public accounting. Chicago.
     
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  5. JanC

    JanC Senior member

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    $65k 6-months after graduating (Jan. 2011), accounting.
     
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  6. mint

    mint Active Member

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    Made 42k at a genetics centre doing bioinformatic cancer research. I am really passionate about the topic but found it hard to get by on that salary. Plus, science is really hierarchical and I don't see myself getting additional degrees.

    Now I am starting to apply and interview for tech jobs. Any tips on that? Looks like there are a few programmers in this thread.
     
  7. Ad Fundum

    Ad Fundum Member

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    First job: 37k ~ stayed for 2 years

    Second job: started @ 72k, ended at 85k ~ stayed for 18 months

    Third job: {consulting} 200k ~ did it for less than a year (was exhausted from the weekly travel)

    Fourth job; {consulting but from home} 140k with a multi-year contract.

    My job is not as intellectually stimulating as I hoped for so I'll stay around until I notice the industry starts to sink, then I'll make the move to something a little more fulfilling. I want more creativite license and open frameworks.

    The web is where I intend to transition when I feel I have something to offer.
     
  8. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    $4.35 an hour. Only part time (35 hours a week). No medical but did get a 15% employee discount.
     
  9. justsayno

    justsayno Senior member

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    $65k 2005 sw dev at a small start up in Silicon Valley.
     
  10. SirGrotius

    SirGrotius Senior member

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    About ten years ago, 40K. The medical and dental insurance was a nice plus at the time. I felt fortunate, considering I was a history major but moved into the business arena (marketing research, which has some parallels).
     
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  11. BradAstra

    BradAstra New Member

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    In my first salaried position right now. $65K (plus a modest bonus) in private practice at a mid-sized but undistinguished law firm in a major market. It wouldn't be bad if I weren't burdened by student loans. Looking to make a move in the near future.
     
  12. papa kot

    papa kot Senior member

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    48K in early 2004.
     
  13. Viktri

    Viktri Senior member

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    36k plus 2k for clothing in 2008 in Canada.

    Not much in the way of benefits.

    CA firm (now cpa I guess) that focused on advisory, tax and did audit for non public entities.

    At that time, I remember the big 4 paying 33k for the same entry level position. Sad to say that the starting salaries are around the 33k mark 6 years later.
     
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2014
  14. mackguy

    mackguy Member

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    54k, 2009 Mechanical Engineering
     

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