What was your starting salary/wage straight out of college? vol. realistic

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  1. th0mas cr0wn

    th0mas cr0wn

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    major? position?
     
  2. ccb21040

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    got my Associates Degree in Electronics, Computers, Telecommunications Technology
    im an electronic assembler for AAI which is a military contractor
    as far as salary i only been working for 2.5 months so haven't seen a full year's salary but i see no less then $600 every week after taxes
    i just turned 20 and aint no where to go but up
     
  3. solewoman

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    45k in va. @21 in 07.
    bba in business mgmt.
    i was a sales mgr at jcp

    i make a lot more now
     
  4. th0mas cr0wn

    th0mas cr0wn

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    What do you do?
     
  5. justscoreda100

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    My boy just graduated and got a position as a junior security analyst that starts at 55k a year.
     
  6. waveyjoneslocker

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    *pages Richkarlmarx*
     
  7. kakashi

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    20K to 30K TOPS!!!!...anymore than that they're lying. [​IMG]
     
  8. yeeupp

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    might be 34-37k
     
  9. rsdplaya

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    you're kidding right....?
     
  10. superantigen

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    Wow that's pretty good.

    Are you gonna further your education, like go for a bachelors in some kind of engineering, or are you "satisfied" with where you are rightnow--financially and educationally speaking?


    ...
     
  11. presequel

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    [​IMG]
     
  12. i like shoes too

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    55k
     
  13. ortega03

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    TBD. Looking for a job [​IMG]
     
  14. kakashi

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    http://www.bls.gov/OCO/

    let's end the speculation and suspense [​IMG]


    you dudes do not live in a real world....let alone ever attempted to. [​IMG]


    more than 30K with a ba first year?....he sells drugs otherwise it's not happening


    vol. realistic
     
  15. dman14

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    business major
    my title was a project coordinator (whatever that means)
    starting out mid 30s

    speaking of jobs, i need one bad
     
  16. frijo sneaker

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    40-45 K
     
  17. justscoreda100

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    nah son, not every one majors in some sort of business field or graduates with no experience. Pick the right field and get enough experience and you can seestacks.
     
  18. silverswoosh

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    You seem like you're angry at the world.[​IMG]
     
  19. presequel

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    VOL. I got more than 30k with a BA first year. almost double that.

    i graduated 3 years ago.

    its one thing to say 30k is the average. its another to say people are straight up LYING if they say they got more than 20-30k out of college.
     
  20. hawtsauce

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    post where you live as well... cost of living adjustments mean something for your wages/salaries


    seattle - i made 30k out of college [​IMG]
     
  21. kakashi

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    lol...ba means "bachelor" degree,


    like is said 20-30K tops [​IMG]
     
  22. highrep87

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    my boss is 21 and making 42k
     
  23. lazy b

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    You're making more than some Ivy League grads right now in NYC. Cheer up.
     
  24. rexanglorum

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    I majored in History and Economics

    My first job paid 40k per year and it was as a securities analyst and economist. My specialities are analyzing long term corporate and municipal bonds anddoing conceptual/long range reports on political economy, particularly health care legislation.

    It is a pretty sweet job and pay considered this terrible job market, the work environment is cool and while most of the people there are older and rag on mefor being the "new kid," (when I was talking about 30 year bonds that were coming to maturity, they joked that those bonds are older than me whatwould I know about them) but they respect my abilities at what I do and I gain a lot of valuable advice from veteran investors, who have dealt with a widevariety of assets over many business cycles.
     
  25. throwedindagame

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    I've never heard of an Engineer who made 20-30K starting[​IMG].

    Per your own link http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos027.htm#earnings