How much do you earn?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by ss957916, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. ss957916 macrumors 6502a

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    Apple users are apparently more affluent and, after mentioning my salary in another thread, I thought I'd start a thread finding out what people do for a living and, more importantly, how much people earn.

    And it's annonymous, so if you choose to join in, be honest!

    I'm a television sound recordist and earn between £80k and £100k per year.
     
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  3. niuniu macrumors 68020

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    Likewise..

    it'll be enough when I'm paying 100,000s to charity for tax breaks ;)
     
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  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    How is it anonymous? Unless you're a newbie and a reply here will be your only post, I don't see how it's really anonymous.

    That said, there are three things I rarely discuss with anyone, my salary is definitely one of them.
     
  6. ®îçhå®? macrumors 68000

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    Currently a student, but i do get a little bit on the side (~£1500) for being in the reserve forces
     
  7. R.Perez macrumors 6502

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    Student.


    However I do work studies most semesters for extra cash!

    When I had an actual full time job I made about $40,000 with overtime working as a tech in electrical testing.
     
  8. Shaun.P macrumors 68000

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    Around £12,000. I'm a full time student and work part time.

    I've been successful in my application to become a High School teacher, so from next year in my new job I will start on £22,000 and this increases every year for 6 years until it reaches £35,000.
     
  9. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    I'd like to help you out, but unfortunately the IRS doesn't like my definition of my being a charity case in need of more money.
     
  10. Queso macrumors G4

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    I'm not saying how much I earn, but I'm a freelance network security consultant. I architect the network boundaries for large corporates and also ensure that any extensions to that (i.e. remote access, extranets) are based on secure system platforms and technologies. Occasionally I'll do the internal stuff too, but it's mostly the boundaries that I specialise in.
     
  11. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    You're on a slightly higher salary than me in that case...
     
  12. AdamA9 macrumors 6502a

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    OP, I think an anonymous poll would have given you a better response to this sort of question. No one likes to disclose their pay, unless it's high and they like to brag about it... :rolleyes:

    For me,
    But,

    to pay higher rate tax at 40% :(
     
  13. maflynn Moderator

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    No its not - people will now know how much I make.

    Anyways I make a decent salary, which has been under duress since my wife has been laid off last year. Overall, The Lord has provided for my needs and my bills have been paid.

    I generally don't focus on how much I make or how many toys I have, my goal is not to accumulate wealth.
     
  14. RudyGrow macrumors regular

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    I'm making $10.25 an hour, 40 hours a week during the summer.

    No, not at McDonalds, but building computers and installing software for a shipping company :D

    And, I'm 15 years old.
     
  15. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    No one discusses their pay because employers like it that way. Two or more people in the same position and doing the same work are often paid very different amounts for no good reason. If they all knew how much each other was making, then the company would have to justify why some are getting paid more--which is the way it should be IMO. Therefore, its "rude" to discuss salary. I'm at $75,600.
     
  16. SoCalRich macrumors 6502

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    What are the other 2??? Just curious...:)
     
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    I get paid in a free home to live in and money for food, uni expenses and whatnot.
     
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  20. AdamA9 macrumors 6502a

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    A simple search on the internet will find what the 'market rate' is for the job you're doing. I know what the market rate is for my position, I expect there are people earning more, and people earning less. However, one thing I wouldn't do is go running to my boss saying "barkomatic on a Mac forum earns more than me, I want a raise!".
     
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  23. heehee macrumors 68020

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    I won't say how much I earn, but our office's average salary is over $5 M / year and we have 15 people. I make nowhere near that much though. :(
     
  24. v66jack macrumors 6502a

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    I watch for fires in a power station. Been there two years never once seen a fire. It's easier than working in McDonalds and get paid like 5x as much!
     

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