(Closed) For those of you who make more than $50k per year

posted 10 years ago in Career
Post # 153
659 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Oh and my job had a lot of travel and odd hours which is way I left water our first was born.

So works a quarter of the year in the Outter markets so is gone during the week for that quarter but the rest of the year there is barely any travel.

Post # 154
18 posts
  • Wedding: March 2015

I work in finance and hold and bachelor of management degree.  I make about $70,000/year with a $39,000 tax free living allowance so that brings my salary to $109,000.  I work in the oilsands and live in a tiny room for 10 days working 12 hours a day plus 2 additional hours of travel. I’m only home for 4 days then back for another 10.  It’s hard but someones gotta do it 🙂

Post # 155
55 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I think location is going to play a huge factor in the anwsers you are going to get.

I am marketing manager for a commercial real estate firm in San Francisco. I am paid quite a bit north of 50K and am paid a percentage of all of the brokers commissions which amounts to about another $25,000 a year. I know that seems like a lot of money, but in San Francisco, it’s a pittance. The cost of living is much higher. We can’t afford a home because everything is so expensive. Even pizza and beer the other night ended up being $85. Fortunately I live in a rent controled apartment, but identical 2 bedrooms units in this building are leasing for 4K (which doesn’t include parking!)! Out here, most people my age make well over 100K. 

I have no degree. I went to college, but did not finish. I just had strong graphic design background and great skills in marketing. A commercial real estate firm took a chance on me and it paid off. From there, I was promoted and given raises. Eventually, I became so well known for my work I was poached by another firm and that is how my salary got to be where it is today.

Post # 156
511 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I have a degree in English and a master’s in secondary education. I was a high school teacher but didn’t like it. Now, my degrees have nothing to do with the work I do. I’m an IT business analyst for one if the largest retailers in the US. I work about 40-45 hours a week, sometimes more, sometimes less. I never travel for work. I can work from home and usually do 1-2 days per week and I’ve worked from home twice for 5 weeks straight (2 seperate occasions) when my mother was ill. At that time I also worked flexible hours, if I needed to be at the hospital all day, I would remote into what meeting I could and complete my solitary work at night. So very flexible work hours. I love my job. I make in the 6 figure range. I did not need any special training or classes just the ability to figure stuff out and learn technology on the job. 

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