View Poll Results: How much do you make a year?

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  • less than $25,000

    23 36.51%
  • 25,000 - $40,000

    5 7.94%
  • $40,000-$55,000

    8 12.70%
  • $55,000 - $65,000

    3 4.76%
  • $65,000 - $75,000

    5 7.94%
  • $75,000 - $85,000

    4 6.35%
  • $85,000 - $95,000

    5 7.94%
  • $95,000 - $105,000

    3 4.76%
  • $105,000 - $125,000

    1 1.59%
  • more than $125,000

    6 9.52%
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    How much do you make a year?

    I wish I could correlate the income with the level of education, but their aren't enough poll answers for that. Perhaps there is a way to make a double poll, with two questions, and the answers correlated.

    For the time being, post your education level (high school, undergrad degree, advanced degree) and your minimum salary ($35,000, $50,000, $75,000, $100,000+) and your job (Accounting, Software, Professor, Business, Doctor)

    Anyway, I am curious what people make. It is a private poll.
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    Re: How much do you make a year?

    Associate's Degree
    Less than $25,000 a year
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    Re: How much do you make a year?

    Master's Degree in Computer Science
    over $100,000/year
    16 years experience
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    Re: How much do you make a year?

    Come on folks, answer the poll! Bump.

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    Re: How much do you make a year?

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    I wish I could correlate the income with the level of education, but their aren't enough poll answers for that. Perhaps there is a way to make a double poll, with two questions, and the answers correlated.

    For the time being, post your education level (high school, undergrad degree, advanced degree) and your minimum salary ($35,000, $50,000, $75,000, $100,000+) and your job (Accounting, Software, Professor, Business, Doctor)

    Anyway, I am curious what people make. It is a private poll.

    Well, I make twelve dollars an hour, and work 40 hours a week.
    So... (gets out calculator)... I make $24960 per year, before taxes.
    I suppose I could round up and say I make 25,000 before taxes.
    It should be noted that I actually work more like 50 hours a week, because I go in early, stay late, work though breaks, etc. But I still only get paid for 40 hours a week.
    And it's not like they force me to work extra; I just do it because I'm really devoted to my job and want to make sure things run smoothly.

    My husband makes more than I do. He works 50 hours a week and actually gets paid for his overtime. He makes 15 dollars an hour, but when he works overtime he gets time-and-a-half. So, like... $22.50 per hour.

    I have a GED, he doesn't.
    He has a criminal record; I don't.
    He's male, though.
    He works in an all-male environment, as a skilled craftsman.
    I work in one of the helping professions, which mostly employ women, and which simply don't pay as much.

    It doesn't really matter; we both love our jobs, and they're stable. That's the important thing.

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    Re: How much do you make a year?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    It doesn't really matter; we both love our jobs, and they're stable. That's the important thing.
    It really is, on both counts. In looking at the more practical of the two criteria, a stable job in this job market is worth gold. I have heard stories of 100s of people showing up for a single job.

    Perhaps it is a little different in my profession, and I am lucky for it, and this leads into your second criteria. I recently went on a 2 month job search. I had multiple offers for jobs that provided the same environment as my old job, just with more pay. I turned them down. They were the same large project, doing bug fixing, heavy process, management in my face kind of bull**** jobs I hate. I was looking for the right kind of job and, though money was important, job satisfaction was more so.

    The reason money was important was that I used to make X. I switched technologies from Smalltalk to Java and had to settle and make X - 20%. I have managed, in 2 years, with this new job, to get back to X + 10%.

    Job satisfaction is everything. You couldn't pay me 2X to do something I hated. I did it for awhile, but that attitude grew on me. I have to do what is right for me and my temperament. This turns out to mean a small company (less than 10 people) doing technical work (no business workflow bull**** - we do satellite comms) for new projects (new development - no maintenance) with smart capable people. After two months of looking, I found it! I am so happy with my decision!

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    Re: How much do you make a year?

    Honours degree in Political Science
    Earn less than $10,000 a year
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    10 years ago I was earning $200,000 as a TV executive. Decided that money and stress =/= happiness; living somewhere beautiful, doing something you love and having time to smell the roses does.
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    Re: How much do you make a year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    Honours degree in Political Science
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    10 years ago I was earning $200,000 as a TV executive. Decided that money and stress =/= happiness; living somewhere beautiful, doing something you love and having time to smell the roses does.
    Geeesh.......

    I would stashed a majority of my pay then retired early.
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    Re: How much do you make a year?

    Pay- Depends on how you calculate pay, between $25k-$35k

    Education- GED, some college/tech school

    Job- Factory laborer
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    Re: How much do you make a year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Geeesh.......

    I would stashed a majority of my pay then retired early.
    Kind of what I did. I just didn't earn the big bucks for long enough to mean I don't have to bring some money in now. That's a good thing, I think. I know a few people who have retired (very) early having banked a lot and they aren't really the happiest people I know. For me, working is important but over-working for the sake of greater spending power is self-defeating.

    (Sorry to be misleading, just checked back and calculated on the basis of exchange rates at the time and I was earning $185,000.)
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