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Curious about the salary progression of others. How much did you make at age 20, 25, 30, and 35?

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20- was a Junior in college... worked odd jobs, babysitting during the school year ($15/hour), summers waiting tables and shifts as a hostess, movie extra. Made well under 10k and could barely pay rent and bills.
First job out of college was at 21 right before turning 22- I made $26K as a project manager in the South. That's $500 a week.
23- moved to a bigger city, got a Consulting job making $65K as an Analyst
25- About 80K as a Consultant, made Manager at 27 and broke 100K
30- Senior Manager, about 170K
Not 35 yet but just broke 300K

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Amazing growth! Great job

20-undergrad university job $7/hr (in the south), although some scholarship money helped

23-working part time as a lab tech for about $20/hr with an undergrad degree in bio (in the south)

23-26- went to grad school engineering for PhD (still in the south but now more north, gave me healthcare, a stipend, and paid for tuition)- $28,000, didn't finish left with master's

26- started 1st real job in consulting in DMV area for $67,000 (was offered $64,00)

27 (current)-same job now with a little bump ~1.8% increase to ~$68,200

Now might be part of this great reshuffle.

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Update- I did get a new job. I’ll be consulting in the climate change and sustainability space (big 4) and I will now make $130k base at 27. Right before I left my other job they gave me a market adjustment of $75k. I’ll still be in the DMV area.

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All you need to do is see the claims of people making $45 - 60k at age 20 to know this is not a good sample.
Most of us were broke and looking for house liquor at the bar / $2 drinks in college at that age

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Keep in mind for some people if the have a masters, their first job was likely 24-26 not 20 and it depends on which city. I started at $65k myself. I can tell you that people starting now as analysts in my area (AI) start a a minimum of $80k for a bachelors so say 22 years old.

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20 - 60k,
25 - 130k,
30 - 170k,
35 - 220k,
37 - 350-400k

Biggest increases were due to job changes.

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20 - $35k
25 - $65k
30 - $120k
35 - $160k
38 - $230k
40 - $350+

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Not this again.

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Yea it makes me kind of sick. At the same time I get that it helps to give knowledge so all of us laborers can better negotiate with capital.

I am routinely disappointed by this myopia on what constitutes human excellence. Too bad many of us live in a state where you need big money to not live in precarious economic circumstances.

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25- 30k
29-67k
30-75k
32-90k
33-130k

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Finally someone with numbers like me

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These threads are never complete until we have someone progressing from 69k to 420k. Any second now…

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$26k to $875k

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20: 60 (annualized, summer analyst on Wall St)
25: 100
30: 300
35: 1m+

likefunnysmart

It depends. Some weeks 60. Some weeks (deal time), maybe 80. Haven’t had anything meaningfully higher for years.

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20: $12.50/hour
25: $55k
30: $120k
33 (now): $240k

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Thank you for being more real

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I just started, but what I learned is that loyalty to a company is the best way not to get a salary bump. Disloyalty is the only thing that gets you significant pay bumps

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Depends on your situation - started off with my current employer at 110k base plus bonus, currently at 255k base plus bonus and a full scholarship to an M7 MBA (7 years total)

21: $6000 (First Tech job in India)
26: $70,000 (First Tech job in the US)
29: $135,000 (Financial Services)
33: $185,000 (Consulting)
35: $390,000 (Technology)

It's been quite a journey, making 650x my initial salary now 🙃

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My numbers seem to match yours. I am 29 right now with 136600 base and in tech consulting ..hopefully I make what you are making when I am 35

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20: $0 (still in school)
25: $35k
30: $0 (MBA)
35: ~$250k

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Lol really appreciate your response. Not sure how others were able to make a salary during undergrad and/or mba & act like that’s an easy/common thing to do.

Do you feel like your decision to go back to school paid off? Your salary is very impressive!! And i could justify going back to school if i had a similar payback period lol

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Am I the only one wishing this was done in a spreadsheet

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Finally a useful comment here

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Just stop

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27 : 1 M
38 : 2 M
48 : 3 M
58 : 5 M
68 : 6 M
78: 7 M
88 : 8 M

Is that enough or you want me to go on and on !!! 🧜‍♂️

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20 - 1m
22 - 2b
23 - 5T

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Apple/Amazon who ?

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20: $18 / hour as intern.
25: 120k as consultant.
30: 330k with biz role in tech.

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Wow very impressive! Any advice for a chemE undergraduate major trying to move to tech? i ‘ve realized that i’m significantly more interested in tech forward projects, but I️ lack the official credentials

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I’m only 27 but here’s year to year at PwC:
2015 (21yo): started at 38k (with overtime) as specialist at service delivery center
2016: promo to analyst, 42k I think (with OT)
2017: promo to senior analyst, 47k I think (with OT)
2018 mid year: promo to associate, 54k
2018 end year: 56,700
2018: transfer to core adv as A2 in Chicago: 77k
2019: A3 87k
2020: promo to senior associate, 95k
Jan 2021: 102k
July 2021: 121k

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Income:
20: 18K
25: 34K
30: 125K
32: 160K

Net worth:
20: -11K
25: -25K
30: -100K
32: 0

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Mostly thanks to buying a house at the right time!

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20: Daddy
25: Daddy
26: 60
27: 90
28: 125 ~ current
30: TBD
35: 2.5BTC

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Lol. I commend this transparency. 👍😁

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20- $18/hr
25- $82k
27 (current)- $138k

Wow this actually made me feel better. All about perspective.

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Awesome jump from 25-27 👏👏

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20 (in college): maybe 10K a year in various jobs?
25: 70K
30: 190K
35: 280K

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Good for you. Keep up the good work!

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