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Old 03-31-2009, 10:51 PM
 
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Default What is a good hourly wage during these times??

My occupation pays me a little over $16.00 per hour and I am single. Is this considered a solid hourly wage?
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Old 03-31-2009, 11:02 PM
 
Location: Olympus Mons, Mars
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it depends on where you are located.
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Old 04-01-2009, 03:21 AM
 
Location: at work!
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My occupation pays me a little over $16.00 per hour and I am single. Is this considered a solid hourly wage?
Depends on your skill level, what the actual occupation is and many other factors. You can't judge what a fair wage is without a whole lot more info.
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Old 04-01-2009, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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Yep, depends on your education, experience, location, and what you do.
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Old 04-01-2009, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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Today anything at minimum wage is good. I feel for the 4.6 million Americans who have lost their jobs. Many of these jobs were good paying professional jobs. They are now all gone.

I have doubts those job losses and this economic depression will end anytime soon. I would bet the house on it but in a few more weeks the house will have no value left to bet with.
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Old 04-01-2009, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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Seriously it depends on location and what you are doing. Some ER doctors get paid by the hour, IIRC pilots for Southwest Airlines and UPS do too. They get considerably more than $16 per hour, then again these are not entry level jobs either.

$16 could be more than OK for semi-skilled work in a low cost of living area, would be starvation wages in CA, NY, etc.

The real question is how are you going to improve on this over time?
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Old 10-08-2009, 11:45 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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Today anything at minimum wage is good. I feel for the 4.6 million Americans who have lost their jobs. Many of these jobs were good paying professional jobs. They are now all gone.

I have doubts those job losses and this economic depression will end anytime soon. I would bet the house on it but in a few more weeks the house will have no value left to bet with.
While I agree that any job now is probably a blessing, I think that alot of companies are taking advantage of the recession and using it as an excuse to lower wages and benefits. When it is all said and done, I feel that alot of greedy people are gonna come out on top again (as usual) and the working people of America are gonna be left with lowered standards and expectations.
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Old 10-11-2009, 12:20 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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My occupation pays me a little over $16.00 per hour and I am single. Is this considered a solid hourly wage?
Does it outpace your expenses? If so, the anwer is probably "yes."
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