If you don't mind me asking… what is your job and how much do you make?

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church

I have an associate’s degree in nursing. I am a cancer research nurse and make about $42,000 a year. I like my job but am overworked a lot recently because they’re not hiring new nurses but adding a lot of patients.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Answers will be all across the board. Maybe add a poll comparing education levels to salary…people may be more comfortable with an annonymous poll.

Also, since you said you’re looking for a new career, we may be able to give better suggestions if we know your background. Do you currently have any schooling, do you have any previous experience you may like to use to your advantage, or do you have any particular interests you’d like to try to build a career upon? Also, what kind of time/money do you have to invest in a new career right now? Are you looking for something you can go into without needing additional training, or are you okay with the thought of going back to school? I think we’ll be able to help you more if we know more about your background.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I have BAs in Sociology and Political Science.

My job title is Human Resources Generalist – it’s an entery-level, exempt position and I’ve been at the same company since I graduated college – about 4 years. I also had an interenship at the same company for a summer. I currently make just under 40k with excellent benefits. I love my job! I work at a non-profit and in St. Louis, so I could be making more doing the same job at a for-profit, and obviously the cost of living is low here.

70% of the year I feel accurately to over-compensated (M-F, 8-5, although I frequently come in later or leave earlier and it’s NBD). The rest of the year is my busy season (hiring around 400 people in four months. It blows. I will usually work 6 days a week from 6am-8pm with no lunch break) and I hate my life and am SO busy and overworked and I feel incredibly undercompensated. So I figure I still come out ahead.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Why is someone without a single post besides this one coming on the bee and asking this? hm…

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Royalton White Sands

I work part time at a daycare, and make about $600 a month. I got a higher hourly rate because I’m an Education major, but nothing except experience with kids (and knowing how to change a diaper) was required. 

A year from now (assuming I can get a job), I’m going to be an elementary teacher. I’ll finish my 4-year degree in the spring. Around here, starting salary is in the $30k range. It’s not a lot, but it should hopefully pay the bills.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I have my BA in English with a concentration in writing (g. 2001).

I’m an associate editor for a B2B tech publishing company, and currently make $60,900 gross. 

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

I think there has been a thread about this before. 

I’m a prosecutor.  I make around $50k.  I’ve been practicing for almost 4 years, but I “restarted” (in my office now, after 4 years, I should have been making closer to $60k+, but I came from an office that didn’t give us any raises at all for 3 years). 

It cost me 3 years in law school and $135,000 in student loans (before interest, I’m at $170k now). 

Would I do it again?  Probably not.  I do love my job and I do like the options that I have, but I don’t like how much it cost me to get my degree.  If I had to do it over, I’d go with a much cheaper school.  Or, I would go with what I would really love to do – make up and yoga or some sort of workout studio for women.  Something like that. 

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@RipleyC:  how much do you want to bet someone is writing an article or college (or high school…) paper… What a fantastic way to get your research. {eyeroll}

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

I just graduated with my BFA in Graphic Design last month and I recently started my first job as a Graphic Designer at a moderately sized company. To get your foot in the door it’s pretty necessary to have a degree, because it is extremely competitive to get started in this kind of work. I’m not saying you can’t do it without, but you better have the skills and a damn good portfolio.

I make $26,000 a year, which might not seem like much but the cost of living where I am is relatively low–it would be higher in a big city.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’m nurse with a bachelors (work in the operating room).  I make anywhere from $52,000 to $58,000 a year, depending on how much overtime I work (we take call for this department). We are also one of the lower paid hospitals where I live, so I know some nurses in my area make closer to $60,000 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have a BA in English with a minor in Journalism, but I’m still working at the same job I’ve had since a senior in high school. I have half-heartedly searched for a new job to launch a career, but I really have no interest in moving, so unfortunatly my options are limited in the area I live, unless I go back to school for a couple of years to become a teacher, which I really have no desire to do. So now I’m taking a few courses in Accounting. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I have a bachelor of science and make $67,000. Before I had to move to be with FI I made just over $100,000

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I have just qualified as a primary school teacher and start my job in September. I did a 4 year BSc and a year’s postgrad teacher training to get there.

My starting salary is £21,588 ($32,839). I have almost £45k in student loans ($68,500 ish) =( !

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