(Closed) Spinoff – 20 Something’s: what’s your salary?

posted 9 years ago in 20 Something
  • poll: 20-Something's: what is your salary?

    Under $10,000

    $10,001 - $20,000

    $20,001 - $30,000

    $30,001 - $40,000

    $40,001 - $50,000

    $50,001 - $60,000

    $60,001 - $70,000

    $70,001 - $85,000

    $85,001 - $100,000

  • Post # 92
    5422 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2012

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    @jude7186: my understanding is the new thing for the education profession is a graduate degree in counseling.  considering the way education is getting very internet oriented, its the people with counseling masters/bachelors with education experience who are being recruited to “teach” there.

    Post # 93
    455 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

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    @ClairDarling:  Wow – that’s terrific!

    I am a teacher in the urban school district of St. Louis City.  I make $40,000/year and I am 25 years old.  It’s my third year teaching and I am so happy!  Obviously, I get 2 months off in the summer, 2 weeks off at Christmas, a week off at Spring Break, and many other random days/holidays throughout the year.  Did I mention snow days too!?!  But, the days off aren’t the big perks.  I am making a difference in the lives of city kids who need it the most and that is the most important thing to me.

    Post # 94
    316 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’m 25 and making 48k (+bonuses) as a game artist, I actually just got the position a few months ago so this is ‘starting pay’. The salary is low for the industry but most of the industry is in places that have a MUCH higher cost of living. Though, getting paid nicely to do something that I LOVE is pretty darn sweet.

    Post # 95
    2649 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    I get paid hourly at a sous chef… 9$  per hr. Considering that I am going to grad school  next fall I really cannot bitch, my boss is great and gives me and my Fiance time off for school/ feildtrips , while still giving us about 40 hrs per week. ( he is a sous chef too)

    Post # 96
    645 posts
    Busy bee

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    @MASPA:Sadly I know plenty of people who have their masters in counseling… None of them have found work in their field. Some are working attractions in Disneyland and others are still unemployed. 

    I’m seriously considering going back for either nursing or to become and SLP. It’s just a little scary going back to school and taking loans out for it. I was able to get my bachelors in education without taking out any sort of loans. 

    Post # 97
    324 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    37k working as an event coordinator. I’m 27. I work a 2nd job for extra money and make maybe another 15k/yr from that. Thinking of going back to school for graphic design.

    30 yo Fiance is a surgery resident making around 55K. He’ll be done in 4 years and hopefully starting salary in plastic surgery of at least 350+k.

    But boy. He’s paid his dues- 4 years of college, 4 years of med school, 5 years of training, 3 years of post-training training= SIXTEEN YEARS of preparing for this career averaging 70-80 hr workweeks and ending up 250k in debt but he loves the work and the possibilities are endless.

    I commend those who have found their passion and love their work. It’s such a blessing!


    Post # 98
    5889 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2012

    well this thread thoroughly depressed me!

    Post # 99
    4354 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I don’t want to say exactly what I do but I work at a hospital in the Toronto area and I’m not a doctor or nurse. I am 24 and make roughly $62 000, I have my annual raise coming up in April as well our cost of living wage freeze is due to end in March so I’m definitely looking forward to that time. 

    Sorry I totally forgot about my on call.. I carry a pager for a week every 5-6 weeks or so and make over time should I need to come in (which happens on average once or twice per on call week). I’m not sure how much that adds up to per year though.

    Post # 100
    1505 posts
    Bumble bee

    This is so interesting! I am an Interior Designer, I finished school just over a year ago. I am thinking about going back for Architecture but am really enjoying NOT being a student for awhile. I am making great money for my age in my area, but def could be making more if I did something in the oil field. Sadly, I love the creative process too much 😉 


    I am 21 (almost 22!) and make $37,000.


    (When SO finishes school in May, his field of engineering starts at about $60,000)


    Post # 101
    627 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    i am a 26 y/o tax accountant, making $56k in seattle. once i pass my cpa exams (BRUTAL!), i will get a $3k raise.

    Post # 102
    1497 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I’m 22 and I make $34k as a web developer. (From what I’m told of people who graduated from my school around the same time I did, this is EXTREMELY high for this position in our area. Most of my former classmates are making $20k or under in field-related positions!)

    Fiance is 23 and makes $49k as a software engineer.

    Both are in Pittsburgh, PA.

    Post # 103
    2977 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Hubby makes around 80k. I’m an x-ray tech student, and the pay around here is decent. Right now I’m unemployed until I finish school. My last job I was Chiropractic therapy and made $10, until I was bumped to $12 for getting my x-ray license (different boards than hospitals require). What sucks is that Vocelli pizza is hiring delivery drivers for the same pay rate. I missed the boat.

    Post # 104
    173 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    i’m 25 – work in communications and make $60k + bonus. Love what I do, but sometimes the hours are very long! I did a similar job for a different company less than a year ago and made $49k.

    To everyone who says they’re worth more—interview everywhere!! Someone will pay you more!

    Post # 105
    215 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Goodness… this makes me want to start taking classes again!  I’m currently working part-time as a Brand Ambassador $25.00 hr…but not working enough to make it count.  I mostly stay at home with my two year old son.  My FH works in Quality Control, making $60,000 a year.  He’s going to school for Engineering and will hopefully make six figures after that.  To be honest at 25 I have NO clue what I want to do.  Before I had my son I was going to school for fashion merchandising, i’ve thought about medical…I just want to do what I love.  After having a baby you revolve your life so much around your child that it’s eacy to lose yourself.  Guess i’m still trying to figure out me 🙁

    Post # 106
    1327 posts
    Bumble bee

    I work in Horticultural sales, aka 9-5 office job, I make approximately $35,000 per year and it will go up each year. My FH is only making about $15,000 per year as he is only working part time, but that is only temporary, once he gets his apprenticeship going he should be in the $30,000 plus range. We are able to live within our means and still put money away for later currently at these wages so it can only go up from here for us 🙂

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