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Old 06-07-2019, 05:48 PM
 
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These salaries that I see on Glassdoor are seriously frustrating me. People making 160k with barely 10 years of experience based on what's shown on LinkedIn.

I get that we should always be grateful for what we have, but these six figure incomes are seemingly impossible to obtain. Is there an element of luck or what? The only reason I'm where I am at is because of successful, relentless job hopping. Waited another year and can't get anyone to pay six figures.

I'm in corporate training and my comp is at 90k. I have 4 years of experience and about to finish my master's.
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Old 06-07-2019, 05:51 PM
 
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if you got one of those "six figure incomes" would you STOP?
or would you want MORE MONEY?
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Old 06-07-2019, 06:07 PM
 
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I want more money too.
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Old 06-07-2019, 06:19 PM
 
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if you got one of those "six figure incomes" would you STOP?
or would you want MORE MONEY?
I'd stop
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Old 06-07-2019, 06:27 PM
 
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Don't believe everything you read.
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Old 06-07-2019, 06:30 PM
 
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$160k year isn't that much money. After taxes in my state that is only $4,556 semi monthly. It's very easy to spend every penny of that money before your next check going into the bank.

A married coule making that type of money each is when you are starting to make some serious money.

A person at the $160k level that is married to someone that makes $60k/year isn't just middle class and in some cities will still not able to afford a good home.
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Old 06-07-2019, 06:55 PM
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These salaries that I see on Glassdoor are seriously frustrating me. People making 160k with barely 10 years of experience based on what's shown on LinkedIn.

I get that we should always be grateful for what we have, but these six figure incomes are seemingly impossible to obtain. Is there an element of luck or what? The only reason I'm where I am at is because of successful, relentless job hopping. Waited another year and can't get anyone to pay six figures.

I'm in corporate training and my comp is at 90k. I have 4 years of experience and about to finish my master's.
You make me sick.
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Old 06-07-2019, 07:46 PM
 
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These salaries that I see on Glassdoor are seriously frustrating me. People making 160k with barely 10 years of experience based on what's shown on LinkedIn.

I get that we should always be grateful for what we have, but these six figure incomes are seemingly impossible to obtain. Is there an element of luck or what? The only reason I'm where I am at is because of successful, relentless job hopping. Waited another year and can't get anyone to pay six figures.

I'm in corporate training and my comp is at 90k. I have 4 years of experience and about to finish my master's.
There's several careers that can go from $90k to $160k in 6 years. You may very well make $160k at 10 years.
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Old 06-07-2019, 07:47 PM
 
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You make me sick.
Because he wants a reasonable salary?
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Old 06-07-2019, 08:05 PM
 
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First, don't believe everything you read online! Second, income levels are very different depending where you live. For example, my DH does make 6 figures as a Mechanical Engineer, but we live in the Chicagoland area. If we lived in South Carolina or Florida for example he would make half of what he makes. Also, he's been at his job for 20 years so he didn't start out making 6 figures.

My advice, if you think you're worth more than look elsewhere, but don't assume a 6 figure job is going to fall into your lap without experience and education.
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