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How long did it take yall to reach 250k TC? This is the number that would allow me to hit my savings goal and meet budgeting. 24 and at 150k rn but most of my friends are hitting 200k already by 25 :/

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I went from 105 to 230 at 27. And before people think this is a brag it honestly isn't. I thought breaking the 200k mark would be life changing and make me happy but it didn't. Yes I'm able to save more and I feel more stable but that's about it. I think feeling rich is a mind set, as cliche as that sounds. If you're constantly comparing yourself to others you'll never appreciate what you have because there will always be people who make a lot more than you. If you aren't satisfied with 100 you won't be satisfied with 200.

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Can relate. Went from 120 -> 250 at 26 and don’t feel that much richer (i guess living in the bay area is a factor though)

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The question you should be asking is what skills do I still need to develop in order to continue advancing to principal level DS/SWE. While 250k is pretty common in the Bay Area (~180k in MCOL/LCOL cities) due to stock appreciation, beyond that is pretty rare. Stock growth is also going to slow over time, so in the future folks might not have such high TCs. There are only hundreds of L6/L7 and above folks at large tech companies, while social media makes it seem like people are getting offers for those roles left and right. They’re probably lying. Just focus on your growth, jump around every few years and take some risks, and the money will come. No one wants to be honest with themselves that maybe they aren’t ready for the next level just yet

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Wtf kinda humble brag is this

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Thanks for all the likes, gotta flex my badge now

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I think I hit it at 39 years old. Maybe relax a little bit?

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Hope you’re stuck at 249.9 for this humble brag attempt

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Hit 350k first year out of undergrad

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Yeah OP maybe you can do what A2 does. Seems like a great way to diversify income.

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Let me guess, you live in the bay area and all of your friends work in tech?

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To increase your salary, you just need to turn your belt to “Wumbo”!

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Honestly, the more money I earned...the more I realize how worthless having more is. Life is perfectly fine with 60K annual income.

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Maybe in a small town and before inflation…

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Is this a joke? You can’t save and budget as a 24yo with 150k?! I made 55k at 24 and still saved a good bit of money and no problem budgeting.

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Dude it’s Saturday

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Weird flex

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To whom it may concern,

I've prayed on your downfall.

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I'm 35 and only at 140.

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EM1 - probably no more than $150k. We’d like something small and cabin-like. Fixer upper. Kids can bunk in the second home. Lol!

We’re in Atlanta so the mountains aren’t far.

Be great full at 25 I only made 60k and now at 30 I’m at 230. It takes time and be patient and develop your skills.

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I work in a analytics and strategy type role. Honestly, out of college I went to a regular state school with mostly Cs/Bs. My first job out of college I made 30k and mostly took it for the experience. 2 years after I got a job at Deloitte somehow and just tried to learned everything I could. Jumped around and took my learnings from industry and other consulting roles. Moved up over time by focusing more on experience and what I could learn over money. It paid off b/c of what I know today. Looking back I just feel lucky and the journey was worth it. I just wanted to prove every one wrong and that motivated me a lot but now realizing it’s not a competition. Just do you and be happy, money is not everything. I’ve lost too many loved ones to come to that conclusion. Just try to be a better “You” everyday and everything will fall into place.

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What do these friends of yours do ?

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It could happen if they are BA to EM. Once you make EM your pay is adjusted up to the post-MBA amount to catch up which will be close to 200k, especially if you consider 401k.

What are you doing in the consulting bowl? Wanna be cheap and get free consultants? No way we’d offer advices free of charge. Fee on holiday/weekends is higher.

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I had a jaw droppingly large salary of $35k when I was 25, you need to pump your numbers up, OP

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It’s the “:/“ that makes me want to punch your face

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Chill OP — your friends are literally in the top 0.1% of earners for your age. You’re probably in the top 0.3%.
Not everyone can be SWE at FAANG or I-banking/PE.

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Take the L. Total dodo post.

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Oh my god I am 29 and no where near to that figure. I feel I am so behind 🥺🥺

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Dont feed into this cap/brag 😂

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