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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:16 pm    Post subject: What is your perfect salary Reply with quote

Eleventy bajillion dollars a year.

Give or take a bajillion, I guess.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll work for a quarter bajillion less than Kyle, just to steal his job.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And I a quarter bajillion less than Don, for the same reason.

I'll be happy so long as I can own a house, not have a mortgage, have an okay car, or a nicer bicycle, and still have lots left to maybe support a family and definitely feed my addiction to LEGO and video games.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I could pay my bills, save for my retirement and my daughter's education, go to dinner once in a great while and take a trip abroad every two or three years, that would be plenty.

Total home income for me - $100,000.

We were right there for quite a while, then the wife lost her job (thanks, economy!). She's looking, but we'll be OK. Not saving for retirement/education right now, though, and that stinks.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would say a bajillion less than Joedward... but then this conversation would get repetative! Wink

Being only 13, I don't really have an answer to that... I'll get back to you in 10 years ok? Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that unless you have kids, 50,000 dollars a year is about all anyone would need. (Excluding uber expensive areas like New York city) That's enough to be able to make house payments and gradually save for retirement if you wanted to. With kids, I suppose you'd want to make about 10 to 15 thousand more a year per child to cover your bases.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, except most jobs that pay in that range also require a college education, and those bills suck. Add on a car payment, normal costs, and 50k per year seems a lot less than you'd think...
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 3:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

With economy now a days, 70K. That's if you're paying for insurance, a kid, mortgage, zombie defenses, taxes, LEGO, and retirement and education funds.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How many hours do I have to work a week? And what does that work entail?

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing less than $$60,000,000,000.00.

Whoever gets the reference gets the above sum.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I could survive off of 30k a year. Considering that's more than what I make now. DOH! Confused
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seriously, though, my honest answer would probably be "As much as I can make while still doing something I enjoy." I'm hoping to be a professor of chemical engineering after I earn my doctorate in a few years, which has an average starting salary of about $75,000 -- so I'm gonna be pretty comfortable.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KungFused wrote:
Seriously, though, my honest answer would probably be "As much as I can make while still doing something I enjoy." I'm hoping to be a professor of chemical engineering after I earn my doctorate in a few years, which has an average starting salary of about $75,000 -- so I'm gonna be pretty comfortable.


Really? with a BS in Electrical Engineering I can start out at that salary Razz
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can doesn't mean will, and you'll get more at a private company than you would teaching in most fields. Also, it's a different industry so there are probably a few factors for the pay difference. /Captain Obvious.

And maggosh, offering up fake money from Vash isn't much of an incentive.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DonSolo wrote:
Can doesn't mean will, and you'll get more at a private company than you would teaching in most fields. Also, it's a different industry so there are probably a few factors for the pay difference. /Captain Obvious.


Well, I don't know anyone who has started out at much less then that, but I know, depends on the company.

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And maggosh, offering up fake money from Vash isn't much of an incentive.


hahah, that made me chuckle.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Walp, after reviewing actual data instead of pulling numbers out of my patootie, it looks like a chem eng professor starts closer to 100k than 75k. Mah bad. Razz

Half of the professors in my department (even here at the University of Arizona, which isn't what you'd call a prestigious school) are making over $150k.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Work? That's for suckers like me. Marriage is the way to go, you professor dudes got hitched yet?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 3:54 pm    Post subject: Re: At what salary would you settle? Reply with quote

SilverSurfer wrote:
In earnings per year, at which salary level would you be satisfied?


Well...I'd like to be making Kanye West dollars, but it all depends on what you mean. What would I be getting paid to do? If satisfaction in salary is not met, what would my options be (this is where the real world comes into play)? My point is, simple "satisfaction" is not the only variable in a real-world situation. A high school drop-out with no talent or skills might not be satisfied making $7 an hour, but what else is he gonna do to earn more?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just enough so that when I open my paycheck I can yell: "It's over 9000!"

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

$125,000.

Gotta pay for my Lamborghini. I could settle for an Audi R8, though.

And a small, beautifully designed home in the city - something like a lamborghini, that states "your pitiful drywall/wood-stud home pales in comparison to my cast-in-place concrete and steel masterpiece. compare your lives to mine and kill yourselves!"
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Incomes never really mattered to me. I'm in college just so I can have a job I can live on independly and doesn't have anything to do with food or cleaning.

That said, Computer Science BS entry-level seems to have an average of $40000 to $50000 a year, which is enough for me.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 4:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You know what I want negative bagillion dollars, thats right NEGATIVE cause I want to be in debt for the rest of my life!

Or what ThePlasticJedi said
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Just enough so that when I open my paycheck I can yell: "It's over 9000!"

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Over 9000!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 1:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll be graduating soo, so I suspect I'll start somewhere in the mid 30's

But a bajillion or two would far exceed it for desireability.

I got the reference Magosh, does that make me a wealthy man...?

I figure a small used mobile home, $5000 land rental, $250 mo. (Price quoted to me by a friend who paid as much).
and $6000 for a new Vespa should be good for the first few years while I pay off my college debts. Buy Lego and anime, and save the rest for my Lamborghini Countach. If I stay single living should be inexpensive Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PJcountach wrote:
I figure a small used mobile home, $5000 land rental, $250 mo. (Price quoted to me by a friend who paid as much).
and $6000 for a new Vespa should be good for the first few years while I pay off my college debts. Buy Lego and anime, and save the rest for my Lamborghini Countach. If I stay single living should be inexpensive.

Boy, I don't know, with those kinds of assets, you're going to have beat women off with a stick if you expect to stay single Wink

Also, TPJ, I hate myself to getting the reference, but it did make me laugh.

I don't know, as long as I have enough to pay for the essentials (housing, food, etc..) as well as a little left over for LEGO and video games, I'm happy.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 5:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd be comfortable on around £40,000 a year, but ideally I'd like to be sitting on £60,000+ as it would mean I could afford to put money aside, build up savings in a decent way and so on. I'm just out of university, so starting to work my way up the career tree.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any salary that could provide for me to live on. Nothing extravagant, just one that heats the house, gets the bills paid, and puts food on the table. And at one point will hopefully be able to support a family also. Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In my experience, salary is only a small part of the equation when it comes to work. Benefits, such as insurance and a retirement plan, and job security are equally if not more important as your income.

I mean, what good is a $150 K per year salary if you're going to be out of work every two or three years? What good is that salary if you get really sick that you can't even work, or end up living on social security once you retire because you didn't save for your retirement?

Also, yes, a $300 K per year income seams nice, but if you work 60 to 70 hours a week for that, what good does it do? Sure, you'll have nice material things, but you won't be able to enjoy them. And mostly, you won't have time to spend with your kids, and being a dad, I can't figure out why anyone would want to sacrifice that.

My two Canadian cents.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I can pay the mortgage, have enough food on the table & still have a little left over to buy interesting stuff, I'd be happy ... just so long as the work is interesting & stimulating, and the people I work with aren't complete conniving **** ******.

If I hate the work & people, then I'd want a shed-load more money to make it worthwhile getting up in the morning.

So the answer is, as with so much in life, "it depends".

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whatever people consider average, I'll take that.

Plus 10 Trillion Wink
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