Salary

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Macpropro80, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. Macpropro80 macrumors 6502

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    I know this is a personal question but I am really curious.

    Apple makes high-end, high-prices products but people still buy them. How much do you guys make a year (estimate)? I don't really care, im just really curious. If you think this is too personal just tell me.
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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  3. Macpropro80 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    noted :)
     
  4. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Somewhere between 1 to 1,000,000. :p

    As mentioned above, too personal.

    However, I would venture to say that many who purchase Apple products because they see value in them for their specific uses.
     
  5. pixproff macrumors newbie

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    Salary should not be a concern. If you want a mac you will come up with the money. It's that way for a lot of things we buy.
     
  6. rathernot2 macrumors newbie

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    Exactly, not having to deal with spyware infecting your computer, and having to reinstall XP after infection. Priceless.
     
  7. dmr727 macrumors G3

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    Also too personal, but enough that the premium for Apple products really doesn't matter.
     
  8. Shaun.P macrumors 68000

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    I don't understand why this topic is so controversial considering the bizarre threads one can find on MacRumors, i.e. "Do you pee in the shower?" comes to mind :p.

    I am a student, and I make a least £6175 a year from my part-time job, which is $8701.

    In fact, now that I think about it, the salary is based on me working 19 hours per week,which is my standard contract. I do full-time hours in the summer and at Christmas time. Plus I get bonuses. My salary probably works out to something like £8600 / $12118.
     
  9. dmr727 macrumors G3

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    It's not so much controversial as it is personal. My best friends probably couldn't guess what I make within about 50%, and vice versa.
     
  10. shfreelance macrumors 6502a

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    I am 18 and make about $19,000 a year, give or take. I am selling my mac, because I rather have a nicer car.

    IE: 2001 BMW 325Ci Coupe
     
  11. LumbermanSVO macrumors 65816

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    If I can't find enough students to keep me busy than I'll make around $40k. If we get a surge of students then I'll easily make over $70k.
     
  12. millerj123 macrumors 6502a

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    You first. But honestly, I still won't answer. ;)

    There is a reason I bought a refurb mini, and can't justify a Pro.
     
  13. leekohler macrumors G5

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    It's personal for me too. But I can tell you that I have to finance my Macs. So, not a whole lot of money.
     
  14. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    Uhh, 100$ a month from allowance :p



    I have to pay for my own clothes/electronics/shoes/lunch in school.
    I'm 14.
     
  15. dmr727 macrumors G3

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    Wow! Back in MY day, I got $5/week. :p :p
     
  16. shfreelance macrumors 6502a

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    Thins cost more, allot more.
     
  17. steve2112 macrumors 68040

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    I work for the federal government, so the answer is: not enough. :)

    On the plus side, I'm not likely to be laid off any time soon.

    Interesting tidbit: I've never bought an an Apple product new. All of my Macs and iPods have been bought refurb or used, so I don't really care about the higher prices. Now I just need my boss to go buy one of the new iMacs. He gave me an awesome deal on his old Mini.
     
  18. MegaMillions macrumors regular

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    How did financial information become such a hidden and personal agenda? I'm not judging, i'm just wondering, for each of you, why is it that it's so personal?
     
  19. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Really?

    Yours is a fairly well known profession; surely 50% is an exaggeration.
    It's personal because it's one of those things that is no one's business.

    To add on top of that, saying how much you earn can sometimes lead to measures of a person, when that is not at all how we should be doing things.

    If the OP wanted to see a generic breakdown of MR's buyer base based on income, he could have (and in fact still can) create a poll that allows for anonymity.
     
  20. MegaMillions macrumors regular

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    If this is the case, I wonder why the lottery insists on publishing the info of it's winners. If you could claim a million dollars anonymously, that would be much more in keeping with the attitude surrounding finances.
     
  21. dmr727 macrumors G3

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    Could be. But I'm not an airline pilot, so my pay scale isn't well known. Some of you know what I fly, which is a clue, but many seem to think I'm making a quarter M, which I'm not, I promise. :)
     
  22. shfreelance macrumors 6502a

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    You can, last I checked?
     
  23. MegaMillions macrumors regular

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    How? In the state of Washington at least, if you win a big jackpot, your name gets put on the website.
     

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