Post # 92
I know it is <50K but I currently make 45k as a nurse here in Ohio and will see an increase once I finish my RN schooling. DH makes about 70K currently in his position and he is a sales rep for a large food/drink retailer. He didn’t need a college education for his position but he actually has a BA and his certificate to be a Police Officer but there were so many budget cuts where we live, he had extreme difficulty finding a job after finishing his training. I am NOT complaining, he is much safer now! We both love our jobs and have wonderful benefits and his company is beyond gratious in their benefits and 401K/stock option plans. Oh I work 3 12hr shifts a week, love it! And DH schedule is something around 4AM-1PM, varies.
Post # 93
Hmm, well to be fair it varies by where you live and I live in very expensive area so we have a high cost of living increase to our salaries. I would check like at least every 3 days though because a lot of jobs go up and down quickly.
Post # 94
I am a teacher, I have a three year university degree and a one year post graduate diploma. Fiance is a recruitment consultant, he has a three year university degree and an honors degree. Together we make around $140k a year but we both work extremely hard.
I have taken on extra responsibility in the school which is paid out on top of my salary, Fiance always has his work phone on regardless of if he is at work or not, and one week a month he is on call all weekend and every night during the week.
We both agree that working hard pays off and we are happy with where we are.
Post # 95
I agree that it does depend where you live. In NZ the food costs are reasonable to high, living costs are extremely high, but the quality of life is good. Medical care is cheap and a lot are free (maternity needs, operations if you are prepared to go on the waiting list etc).
Post # 96
We live in california.. Hes a recording engineer and im a makeup artist. Together we make well over 6 figures but we are freelance and its always stressful.
Post # 97
I have been working as a nurse for about a year. This year I will be making roughly $65k and I work 3- 12 hour shifts a week which is the best part of my job, 4 days off rocks. I also love that at the end of the day I go home and don’t have to take any work home with me. The patients stay at the hospital and your days off are ALL YOURS!!! They have many programs now where you can get your Bachelors degree in nursing within a year if you already have a degree. I love my job but it definitely isn’t for everyone but for me it fulfilling in so many areas, financially, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Good luck!!!
Post # 98
I’m a first year teacher and make about 46k, so that’s close enough I guess haha…and every year my salary will go up a little bit. My parents have been teaching for 29 years and both of them make about 67k. Neither of them have their masters, which I plan on doing. My Fiance will be a chartered accountant…so right now he’s making a bit less than me but will end up climbing pretty high if he keeps at it. 🙂
Post # 99
Both SO and I make $50 000 +. I’m a French writer/editor, and have a bachelor’s degree in Linguistics.
Post # 100
Thanks for the insight. That is actually the reason why we are trying to avoid going back to school. We don’t want to accrue debt for education that isn’t worth it in the end. Too many of my friends have racked up ridiculous debt in going to law school and now are not much better off than I am. So we are trying to plan things out a bit and think ahead about the best way to make more money with the education we already have.
DH has actually been thinking about government jobs and been looking a lot at that site lately. The problem he has been encountering is that most jobs posted are either seasonal or temporary. And it seems silly to sign on for a well paying but temporary job at this point. The jobs that are not seasonal/temporary all seem to require at least a few years of grad school. We were disappointed to find this, but we are still looking for gov jobs for sure.
Hahah, nursing is something I KNOW I don’t want to get into. My dad is a doctor and I know I want to avoid the medical field entirely! It is tempting though, but I don’t think I could handle the grossness of it.
Teaching is definitely something I have considered. It is nice to see so many teachers with competitive salaries, but around here I would have to have my master’s to have a job. But it is definitely something to think about.
So many comments! Thanks for all of the feedback everyone. I am really seeing that it pays to avoid staying at a company too long so this reinforces that we need to stop worrying about things and just concentrate on finding new positions in new companies since we aren’t being offered the chance to move up at the companies we work for now.
Post # 101
He works in IT/engineering and I work in government relations.
Post # 102
We both make significantly more than $50k, my fiance’s salary is six figures. However it has taken me 8 years post-undergrad to work up to my current salary while he is only one year post-PhD and this is his first “real” job. I am a market research manager for a large television network/media company and I have a 4-year degree. He is a statistician for a telecoms company and he has a PhD in statistics. He makes about 1.5 times my salary.
We live in NYC and I don’t feel like we have a lot of disposable income here.
Post # 103
I make $65. I went to Villanova and got a marketing degree. I work for the US Army as a budget analyst. It can be boring, and though you’re helping the soldiers you dont really see the impact of your work in any concrete way. Overall it is a wonderful job- the hours are great (8-4:30, NO overtime ever), very little traveling (one trip to Orlando in 3 years here), yearly raises, and loads of opportunity. Great people too. I’m very lucky to have found this job.
Fiance makes a little more than me. He’s in public accounting, an auditor for one of the big 4. He has a polisci degree and a master’s in accounting from U of Michigan. He works very hard- a 5 month busy season where he works 55-65 hours per week, rest of the year it is 40 hrs per week. He does have some traveling, as he is on a new client every couple of months or so, but they are all located within one general area so its not a big deal.
NYC is crazy. We’re moving there soon and I’m nervous we’ll be constantly bleeding money. At least it will be fun though!
Post # 104
For those of you that work in finance with a bachelors what is your degree in? I am completing my bachelors in Mathematics right now and have an associates in Accounting. My classes were not at all geared to teach so I hope to work in the finance world and have thought about taking the actuary exams ( I have had a few classes that are taught specifically for the p exam and fm exam). I’m just hoping that I can find work somewhere making decent money even if it isn’t over 50k.
Post # 105
Hmm…I’m in Canada. Is this a company that’s large and I can apply to? *wink wink* Maybe get a referral? lol. That pay is FANTASTIC for Canada Admin Assistants.
Post # 106
My husband makes over 50K/year and has a BA in communications and broadcasting. He works in tech sales for a large company. He does have to travel some for training but the last time he was gone for more then a day was back in September (he was gone 2 weeks which is typically the longest he goes at once).