(Closed) How much do you make and what do you do?

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 196
2127 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

Nurse. About £21,000 ($31,000 USD)

Post # 197
176 posts
Blushing bee

Nanny: $28,500 pre tax with a week of vacation/sick time of my choosing plus all their vacation days paid (they take 2 – 1 week vacations plus all national holidays, thanksgiving, christmas, etc). It works out well, pay is nice with yearly raises AND the kids are amazing. 

Post # 198
505 posts
Busy bee

Property Management and Leasing, but entery level. Base is $32k but I make comission as well so around 50k at the end of the year. No student loans, just a car payment 🙂 

I was in sales for 3 years but hated the hours. I also was taxed much higher from making all comission.. I will take home much more $$ with my current job. Plus paid vacation and sick days- woo!

Post # 199
90 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Have worked in a number of fields since graduation. BA degree in social science-psych/sociology/addictions.

Case manager in mental health and Drug/alcohol making $25-27K. After, career change college admissions counselor then promotion to manager- $35-$50K. Now headhunter making $105K+ this year. 

Cost of living area is low. 2400SF, 5 BR house- $1000/mo mortgage. 

Post # 200
40 posts

I’m a receptionist at a privately owned veterinary clinic in upstate NY. I work full-time and make $14/hour so just under 27k before taxes. I have a BA in Globalization Studies, so I’m not using my degree. 

Post # 201
426 posts
Helper bee

Sr Financial Analyst  in wisconsin for a large CPG firm.  Make 70k base + 6% salary.


to be honest, i think they pay me a lot and I don’t do that much analysis. Mostly pulling reports and reconciling numbers.


I used to use my brain a LOT more and make a lot less. 



Post # 202
239 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2019

Minneapolis MN

I work as a senior court clerk. State employee, my benefits are amazing. I make Just over $36,000. Just applied for a promotion as the lowest level supervisor which if I get the very bottom of the pay range would be right around $39,000. I’m hoping to negotiate up over $40,000 if I’m offered the position. 

Post # 203
258 posts
Helper bee

I’m an attorney and make $120k before tax.

Post # 204
486 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I’m in my 20’s from SoCal. It’s my 3rd year teaching and the salary scale literally just went up this week!  $73k/yr

Benefits are awesome, some of which are:

$0/month for health, vision, and dental insurance.
$0/month for life insurance
My retirement contributions are 8.12% while my employer contributes 10.73%.
ALL holidays off! YES!!!!  And Thanksgiving week, winter break, spring break, and summer off.  YIPEE!


Post # 205
28 posts
  • Wedding: November 2016

Last full time job (producer at a creative studio), I made $56k. Now I’m freelance in the film/video industry as a production manager/coordinator and will probably bring home around $60k this year. A lot of that is 1099 work so I’ll get beaten up during tax season. I do get paid vacation at my current contract but that’s not the norm. No health insurance or other benefits though. I do get A LOT of time off (if I want it) between projects.

I’m considering taking a job at an ad agency for 65k a year+ bonus. Benefits too, but not amazing ones. I can’t decide if I want to give up the flexibility of freelancing though (would love some advice!).

Fiance makes $48k+bonuses a year in support at an email marketing company. He’s being encouraged to apply for a higher position in the company, so if that works out, his income will go up. The employee support there is AMAZING. Fully paid health insurance (which I’ll get when we’re married!), great vacation policy, unlimited sick days, incredible bonus structure, I could go on and on. I wish I could work there but they don’t hire SOs/spouses. 

We are in Atlanta for reference. Bought a fixer upper house and have kept many of our other expenses to a minimum, so I think our COL is under the average. 

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 11 months ago by  ericajoy.
  • This reply was modified 4 years, 11 months ago by  ericajoy.
Post # 206
1027 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

eh, B.B. in exercise science…

working part time as a nanny, at a running store, and start up a gig as a product ambassador next month. Not making a ton, but bouncing around let’s us have a pup, gives me time to cook/clean, and we are hoping for a kid soon.

Post # 207
2977 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Radiographer. Certified in x-ray and MRI. 45k a year. 

Post # 208
1183 posts
Bumble bee

UK secondary school teacher late 20s – around £29,000 ($43,100.00)

The topic ‘How much do you make and what do you do?’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors