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Old 06-14-2013, 09:32 PM
 
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PERSONAL INCOMES
Very Low Salary: Under 35k unskilled jobs, retail, food service
Low Salary: $35-55k low skilled jobs that are less pleasant (semi-skilled labor, car sales)
Decent Salary: $75-100k entry-level white collar, average trades, teachers, police patrolman, etc.
Good Salary: $100-250K average engineer, fire fighter, mediocre attorney, average dentist
Great Salary: 250-750k management and quasi-professional jobs, technical workers, average physician
Amazing Salary: 750k and higher upper-management (C-level), professional jobs such as specialty MD

SoCal

Since when do school teachers make 75-100K????...............
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:40 PM
 
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Since when do school teachers make 75-100K????...............
Must be monthly salary in yen.
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Western Washington
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Since when do school teachers make 75-100K????...............
NYC and suburbs after 13 years of service with a masters degree. In addition to the posted salary scale you can make a few extra bucks by coaching, running yearbook, etc.
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:00 PM
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Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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PERSONAL INCOMES
Very Low Salary: Under 40k
Low Salary: $40-60k
Decent Salary: $61-80k
Good Salary: $81-125k
Great Salary: 125-250k
Amazing Salary: Over $250k

Seattle

SoCal
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Old 06-15-2013, 04:40 AM
 
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PERSONAL INCOMES
Very Low Salary: Under $22k
Low Salary: $23-$35k
Decent Salary: $36k-$55k
Good Salary: $56k-$94k
Great Salary: $95k-$175k
Amazing Salary: $180k+

Seattle (1 hour south, tacoma area)
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Old 06-15-2013, 04:57 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I make around 22K per year. I live in a small town, so the cost of living is cheaper, but still it sucks.

Oh and I have a four year degree.

College is a rip off.
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Old 06-15-2013, 05:15 AM
 
Location: HoCo, MD
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What do you consider a good/bad Personal income and a good/bad Household Income?
Please also state your Metropolitan area.

PERSONAL INCOMES
Very Low Salary: Under 25k (most service and unskilled jobs)
Low Salary: $25k-35k (most entry level college grad jobs & experienced unskilled jobs)
Decent Salary: $35k-49k (most non-mgmt office workers and most skilled trade workers)
Good Salary: $50K-79K (most middle management jobs)
Great Salary: 80k-99k (most higher management and professional jobs)
Amazing Salary: 100k and higher (most directors/executives, doctorates and successful entrepreneurs)

HOUSEHOLD INCOMES (not including childless ppl who live alone)
Very Low HHI: Under $50k (poor households)
Low HHI: $50k-74k (working class households)
Decent HHI: $75k-89k (lower middle class households)
Good HHI: $90k-129k (solidly middle class households)
Great HHI: $130k-199k (upper middle class households)
Amazing HHI: 200k and higher (wealthy households)

Metropolitan Area: NYC area/suburbs (yeah, I know in many parts of the country, things are completely different, lol)
I find it interesting that the type/level of occupation is listed there as well. Which to me actually illustrates that good/bad is more than just a number alone.

i.e. you say a great salary is 80-99K, but would that still be the case if its a "director/executive, doctorates and successful entrepreneurs" that is making that?

To me, 75K would be low for someone with more than 10 years of professional experience. But a great salary for someone that just graduated college.
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Old 06-15-2013, 06:36 AM
 
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PERSONAL INCOMES
Very Low Salary: Under 20k
Low Salary: Under 30k
Decent Salary: $30-60k
Good Salary: $61-100k
Great Salary: $100-150k
Amazing Salary: Over $150k

St. Louis/ Northwest Arkansas
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Old 06-15-2013, 06:45 AM
 
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Poor: $0 to $4,500
I generally have had this income. Juggling bills, borrowing, working off jobs to pay what I can't get put on hold... It's manageable. I've learned to budget well this way. If I didn't have couches to sleep on I'd be very screwed in this situation.

Livable: $4,500 to $10,000
Juggling bills and calling debtors but this is usually easier to manage. I can do things like eat two square meals a day on income like this. Might not be healthy or perfect, but I can enjoy the small things in life.

Fair: $10,000 to $20,000
I can start paying more than the minimum on bills and manage to go out to eat or hang out with friends and start saving for my own apartment.

Good: $20,000 to $30,000
I'd have no issues paying for an apartment and paying bills while leading a "normal life." This inclme would be where I invest in a 401k, health insurance, etc. A job like this I would classify as a career success.

Great: $30,000 to $50,000
I wouldn't regret college if I got this. I'd invest for my future and help fund my family's needs.

Amazing: $50,000 to $99,999
Maybe I could buy a house, or a car.

Unimaginable: $100,000+
I'd pay off all my debt, get myself situated, then dump the rest into everybody who helped me get there.
If $20-30K is a good salary there, it must be a good place to retire. My estimated Social Security puts me in that range. Of course likely a decent job hasn't been spotted there in years.
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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I make around 22K per year. I live in a small town, so the cost of living is cheaper, but still it sucks.

Oh and I have a four year degree.

College is a rip off.
Yes it is... I make $60-70k and so does my girlfriend... "decent" pay for the Seattle area and together we do fine.

Neither one of us went to college.

I've got some friends living in the south who make $30-40k and also have a $600 student loan payment... Ouch.
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