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  • what do you do, what you make?

    Now this isn't to put down or start any argument on who deserves what... if your sensitive about this topic by all means don't reply or read further...

    With me just getting my W2 form for last year... I'd like to know what you do and what you make a year... a honest question, with honest answers...

    Police officer... 10 plus years in... 73K last year.

    Sales Associate (my wife)... 10 years... 45k last year.
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    United States Air Force (E-4)...5 years in...25k last year.
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    • #3
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      I design, build, and implement Business Intelligence and Performance Management systems for businesses from $300m gross revenue and up, so....IT Consultant. On the rare occasions that Rincewind is in Houston and I am not on the road, we have a drink and get a tattoo. We have to keep arguing about who picks up the tab, so I'd rather just say that my income is in the range I see posted at the usual sites.
      Last edited by leejo; 01-18-2008, 03:28 PM.

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      • #4
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        Accountant (Controller) March will be 12 years - 66.5K started at $7.50/hour

        EDIT: forgot about my wife: inhome daycare - $12,000/year
        Last edited by Catman1975; 01-18-2008, 03:25 PM.
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        • #5
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          Damonte is an IT engineer with specializations in client systems (image development, software packaging, software deployments, patch management, asset management and inventory, wifi and cellular connectivity, disk encryption).

          Income in the low six figures.

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          • #6
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            Sarcoma: Pathology Assistant and all around lab rat. 61K with full bennies for me and the family.
            Wife makes much more than I: Just over 6 figs.


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            • #7
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              In a former life, I was an IT Technician, which really didn't aptly describe my job. Anyways, I'm now a much better paid Environmental Consultant and trying to finish out my college degree (Network Administration). My W-2 clock in at right under 43K this year. Not too shabby for a job that has loads less stress than my old one.

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              • #8
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                I'm a Trauma Nurse. Base pay on my contract puts me at 92k a year (2 years in). However, I also have chronic insomnia so I pick up high amounts of extra shifts, which put me at 106k on my W-2. On top of all this, I'm a doctoral student paying outrageous tuition costs, which takes my available income down to 41k. Yahoo.

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                • #9
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                  If I had half a brain 10 years ago (which I didnít) I should of gone on the nursing route. They pretty much get whatever they want here in California.

                  Sarcoma
                  Sarcoma.

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                  • #10
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                    Nursing is one of those things thats largely overlooked. People dont seem to undertsnad what a huge defecit there is and as a result, you really can make as much money as you want (for you numbers folks: my hospital has a staff capacity for nurses of 410. We currently have less than 250 on staff, resulting in all of us being hugely overworked and having as many as 12+ patients at a time when we're supposed to have no more than 5). The biggest thing going on right now is a practice called "hospital hopping", in which nurses will bounce around between two or three hospitals who are constantly one-upping the other guys for the nurses. Basically, its like this:
                    Nurse gets job with Hospital A for 74k/yr.
                    4 months later, Hospital B offers 80k. Nurse takes new job.
                    a few months later Hospital C offers 85k. Same deal.
                    From this point, its a matter of better offers and benefits from the three competing hospitals, which can be in the form of money, benefits, hours, select shifts, ward preference, etc. With about 4-5 years experience in a field, a nurse can pretty much write their own ticket job-wise.

                    Oh and sarc, you're absolutely right about california. One of my mom's former classmates when she was in school for her doctorate in psychology is a former nurse from SF. She and 3 other nurses rented a condo on Nob Hill (super-pricey) and they would fly from various parts of the country, live there for 6 months while working at one of the hospitals in the bay area and then take a 6 month vacation. All making 6 figure salaries, all with less than 10 years experience.

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                    • #11
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                      So far...I make the least amount of money here. AWESOME! Since I made E-5, I should be raking in a whopping 3 grand more a year. Got to love it;)
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                      • #12
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                        I'm a security specialist working as a DoD contractor right now. Income is just under 6 figures. I am likely transitioning into a GS-12 position for the same agency so I'll be making less if that transition takes place.
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                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by Apophis View Post
                          I am likely transitioning into a GS-12 position for the same agency so I'll be making less if that transition takes place.
                          Ah, but once that happens you can practically never be fired!

                          As for me:

                          Federal Agent: GS-9 $65,639.63 after 4 years

                          Wife is a small business owner: $-5,000.00 after 3 years!
                          (she's bummed, but she and her mom are closing up shop next month...)
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                          • #14
                            Re: what do you do, what you make?

                            Originally posted by CingularDuality View Post
                            Ah, but once that happens you can practically never be fired!
                            That's why I'm going to make the switch. The benefits outweigh the salary reduction. I make more now, but benefits are really quite bad.
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                            • #15
                              Re: what do you do, what you make?

                              work for my parents greenhouse 27k
                              wife is an OB nurse 24k
                              that sounds like a good idea trooper.
                              -Vulcan

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