Post # 1
How much do you currently earn? (Do not include your spouse or significant other) On another thread, I asked what people felt they needed their spouse to make. So many people voted “At least $100,000” that it made me wonder about the demographics here on the bee. Weddings are expensive, so maybe the site attracts a significant number of high-wage earners.
Post # 2
I didn’t comment on that thread, as it really depends on where you live – and the same goes for this thread and the type of occupation.
If only there was an option for: Not enough! 🙂
Post # 3
I am a Registered Nurse in a SMALL town in Illinois. I make right at $40,000/year..for here..it is absolutely enough to get by on my own (luckily, I dont need to though).
Post # 4
This past academic year I made an $8,000 living stipend. This academic upcoming year I will make a $13,000 living stipend. After I graduate with my masters next year, I will get a teaching job that will pay roughly $36,000. All numbers are before taxes (my Fiance currently makes that salary and got slammed with taxes… only brought home 24K).
Post # 5
my Fiance makes about 60,000 which would be fine but in San Diego the cost of living is so high that you can’t really get by unless you compromise your living situation. Smaller apartment or different area that is not upscale. We can’t stray far from the area because he is in the military so we have no choice but to stay there.
Post # 6
I currently make about $50,000/year working 25-30 hours/week. I’m getting a new full-time job next month where I’ll be making $100,000/year. This amount of money is pretty rare for my field (speech-language pathology) and if I lived anywhere else I would be making probably $40,000-60,000 max.
Post # 7
Currently making $75K in NYC but am getting a promotion next month that should hopefully get me closer to $90K. And trust that this is not a lot for NYC.
Post # 8
I earn in a higher bracket.
As a spin off – some of the salary figures I read on this site amaze me!! In Australia our wages are much higher (I believe) and I find it amazing that in America you can live a really awesome life off of 20, 30 thousand dollars.. thats near impossible in the city I live.
Post # 9
I’m a FT student, PT barmaid, and PT tutor. I make minimum wage. I have never earned more than 14K a year my whole life (that’s GBP though, not USD).
Post # 10
Are you in the US? Something sounds really wrong with the way he did his taxes if he paid 12k in taxes. The federal rate for up to 36.9k is only 15%. Were state taxes 15% also?
We live in MA and I make about 100k in engineering. But I do think salaries are higher here. New college grads at my company are coming in at about 70k now.
Post # 11
Occupational therapy, which can range from $50,000-100,000 (average around $75,000) depending on your field and experience. I also live in a fairly expensive area, but make enough to survive on my own, even though I don’t need to.
Post # 12
I’m a graphic designer making 36k in southern New Jersey, which I’d say is a mid range – expensive area but not as much as North Jersey (closer to NYC). It’s definitly a low income around here, we literatly can’t afford to move anywhere else in this state we just lucked out with a cheap apartment, but I’m not quite living paycheck to paycheck, we get by and can afford a few small extra things. I’m currently trying to build up my wedding photography business to eventually be full time, because working at a job I hate AND not making a lot just is not worth it.
Post # 13
I make six figures again, changed jobs and fields into medical devices which cut my salary in half but just 3 months in and they exceeded my old salary and gave me a nice big promotion. I live out in Chicago so its expensive but not too bad. I have friends who live off of 50k in the city easily. The city is the main reason for the higher wage, if I did a smaller metro area i would be getting paid about 60-75k.
Post # 14
- Wedding: Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception/The Gallery
Seconded! I also make $Not Enough.
Post # 15
You can’t live an “awesome” life in most of America for $20,000-$30,000 a year.