{ "media_type": "text", "post_content": "How much did you make in your first job, and how much do you make now, and how many years of experience do you have. First job was $40K in 2008, and in 2021 I make $180K.", "post_id": "60d4d5c56342e60022a84f48", "reply_count": 91, "vote_count": 23, "bowl_id": "55375ce690f5eebe1d2a0f88", "bowl_name": "Tech" }

How much did you make in your first job, and how much do you make now, and how many years of experience do you have. First job was $40K in 2008, and in 2021 I make $180K.

likehelpful
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at
Highlighted IconHIGHLIGHTED

First job (late 1970s) - 11 years old and I made $30 per month delivering newspapers. I worked around 45 hours per month, so I made 0.66/hour. This is around $112/month or $1,344/year in 2021 dollars. Second job (1980s) - $3.35/hour answering calls in a contact center while I was going to college. This is around $20,700/year in 2021 dollars. After college (1990s) - $28,000/year as a software developer for mainframe. Client / server architecture was taking off so I grew skill set. This is around $55,300/year in 2021 dollars. Now - $130,000/year. I made eight career pivots over 40 years. My cost of living is low (ie I don’t live in an expensive area). I value living near family, benefits (PTO), company culture, work that makes the world a better place.

like

1st contract IT job out of college in 2002 - an overly generous $65k. After that brief contract, I couldn't find another job in the IT field and stumbled into working in the mortgage industry. 1st mortgage job in 2003 - $40,000 Last mortgage job in 2016 - $82,000 By then I'd saved enough to make a conscious decision to do what I wanted to do, knowing I'd be starting over. 1st IT job in 2017 after my years in the wilderness - $40K Current job - $65K I'm at the lower end of pay for people in my position, but the experience I'm gaining is invaluable. Once I put a year or so into this job, I should be in a decent position to negotiate a substantial raise.

Recent IconRecent

Lol, y’all actually got your first jobs after college?! My first job was bailing hay for a farmer and I made $20/day, come to find out the $20 was actually from my dad and my labor was traded for a discount on that hay. I wasn’t even in high school yet. Must’ve been nice 😂😂😂😂

likefunny

Oh and I was like 8 yo 😂

like

My first job I made $88K. I am at my first job and now make $89.6K. Lol what is the point of these besides flexing and comparing?

like

Don't forget to figure COL into the equation when comparing local companies, as well as quality of life, big city life isn't for everyone.

like

Some real financial glow ups up here. Glad that were documenting the reality for those who didn’t start FAANG. 2015: $45k in banking 2021: $115k in insurance Both are Southern region in a medium metro

likesmart

2001: De-tasssling corn for a local farmer at like 12 years old - $20 a day after school. Anything to get that second phone line so my mom’s calls wouldn’t interrupt Very Important Business online. 2006: First job with a pay stub. Taco Bell @ $5.15/ hour. 2021: $300k in Austin, 8 YOE post college

like

My gf use to detassle corn too! Good farm work

like

My first "real" job right out of college I started in June 2019 making 55k (hourly, ended up being closer to 65k with overtime for a full year 2020). 2021 I make 62k (hourly still), will be breaking 75k, with profit sharing this year closer to 85k. Reading through the comments I realized people should really normalize talking about their salaries, it gives others without an opportunity to know their worth and negotiate. Too many companies take advantage of good loyal employees who don't know better

like

Absolutely. Not openly discussing salaries only benefits employers that want to pay you less because you don't know what the rest of the market makes.

like

First job out of college I made $219K in my first full year. I was in a technical sales position. That was 2012. Last year I made $230K TC In other words, once you account for inflation, I make less now. Don’t do product management kids. Do sales.

likefunny

2004 first job 50k 2021 235k

First job was $27k (in NYC! 🤦) in 2008 and now salary is $155k. Product/UI/UX designer, about 6 years experience doing what I’m doing now.

likehelpful

I made $32 in 09 NYC and honestly am so grateful my school loans were low then. I could hardly afford anything.

like

31k in 2011 210k now

like

55k in 2009 300k in 2021

like

Nice well done

like

First job was in 2020 and I made $50k, now I make $90k

likeuplifting

30k in 2012 NYC, 180k in 2021 ATL.

like

Wow, y’all are some youngin’s… 🤔

like

I cannot fathom making $200k++… good job people!

like

My first job was $34K in 2013, in 2021 I make $150K base + 20% bonus ($180K). But switched from nonprofit sector to IT consulting

like

50k in Los Angeles in 2015. Now I make 190k total comp

like

First non-salary jobs from 2006-2011 ranged from $7-$15 per hour….. 2011 first salary job 32k (tech startup) 2021 current job 126k (Uber) About to start a new job in a month for 175k (FAANG) Non-tech sales/acct mgmt

like

First job in high school: Ski Instructor, age 16, $11 per hour First job out college: Big4 Tech Consultant, age 22, $60k tc Second job: Big4 Strategy Consultant, age 23, $105k tc Third job: FAANG Data Scientist, age 26, $250k tc ($175k base)

like

I was 11 years old in my first job. I made 3 euro an hour for 3.5 hours work on a Saturday. My first post college job I made 35000, but this salary was less than I had been making waitressing during college. My first job after my masters I made 22000 - took a grossly underpaid position to get into this industry- 8 years on from this I'm making $250k

like

2000-2001- 8$ an hour Denny’s cook 2001-2007- 20k-38k salaried Air Force 2007-2009- School 2010-2014 - 40k- 60k Data Analyst 2014- 2014 - 80k Consultant 2014- 2018 - 90k-110k SWE - SWE Lead 2018- Present - 165k with bonus

like

Related Posts

Hello everyone. I have on offer of $165k with Deloitte as a Manager in the Oracle practice. How is the work for Managers and how is the bonus determined?

like

What is the salary range for a PwC Workday Financials Consultant - Financial Services at senior associate level? I have 4 YOE and a CPA. Looking at Raleigh NC.

like

What was your salary when you made Senior Consultant/ Senior Analyst? Include company, segment/group, and years at firm please

like

What is a decent salary for an advisory consultant in the DMV/Washington DC area? Wondering how my offer stacks up, have 2 years of prior B4 audit experience

Shout out to all the staff online at 10:30 right now. Bonus points if you haven’t cried today.

likeuplifting

Booz Allen: sorry for the repost but I need to add details. 4 years consulting experience, MBA, doing general management consulting. Need info so I can negotiate my salary increase.

like

What % of your salary do you have saved right now? Savings account / checking account count but not stocks/investments, 401(k), etc.

like

Will Accenture budge on starting salary for the CDP? I have 1 YOE

like

What’s latest market salary range for Senior PM/PgM in digital consulting companies based in Chicago companies like Adobe etc ?

like

EY OTS Manger salary? MBA, post MBA big 4 manager M&A consulting experience. Central region. Is $190-200k a fair range to ask?

like

3 YOE in tier 3/4 city, what Base comp can I expect from Accenture Technology? Role is at the consultant level.

like

What's the salary range for Senior Experience/UX Designers in the Denver/Boulder area?

Interviewing with Elixirr next week for a (Senior) Consultant role in NYC; recruiter connected me to opportunity. Concerns are that they do more execution than strategy and quoted compensation at $115K might be lower than industry average. Would appreciate any insight on reputation and career development prospects.

like

Just downgraded CSR to freedom. About to apply to CSP for the 100k bonus. Anyone know how long I need to wait to get the bonus for CSP while my transfer to Freedom happens? I meet the 48 month reward bonus requirement.

like

What does Deloitte promo from senior to manager in tax look like? At EY we get $5k bonus and 7.5% for promo (separate from merit/market).

like

So this might be a better place to post this and ask this question: Uncle D has announced explicitly that most people won’t get a pay raise & bonus this year except for those promoted and high performers. Amid this crisis, are companies including other big 3, MBB, FAANG, boutique consulting firms still giving high raises and issue stocks? Can you share the impact from your firm?

like

My team at sweetgreen has 2 Senior Technical Program Managers roles to fill in LA + OC. Base + bonus negotiable but could be high $100s to low $200s. Equity is on top of that. DM me for a referral!

like

Deloitte S&A comp for SA with 5 years of exp?

like

When people leave big 4, what positions are you leaving for? And for what salary?

like

What’s a typical salary for a Senior 1 in tax? Please indicate city

like

Additional Posts

What’s general turnaround time from final candidate interview to decision / offer? Friend I referred for a SD role has gone through the process (2 Partner interviews, 1 SD interview) with the last interview occurring about two weeks ago. She hasn’t heard anything from HR and HR hasn’t responded to her emails asking on status. Not sure if that’s par for the course or an indication she got dinged.

like

Slalom fishies — do you really not travel a ton? What’s the culture like?

like

Anyone here use the Fidelity rewards Visa signature card? Curious about thoughts on this vs other reward cards; I like that I can directly invest from it!

like

Anyone have a successful baby after first IUI or first IVF?

like

How normal is it to be pulled off a trial team because you tell your boss you are moving after trial? I have a trial coming up first week of Oct. This case has been my baby, and I’m going to try it with my boss. I tell my boss up front that, for family reasons, I’ve gotten a new job and will be moving to another city two weeks after trial will likely end. He then gives my trial witnesses to another attorney, but is still going to make me do grunt work. Is he unreasonable or am I?

like

Hello everyone Currently am working with shriram life insurance as a Business Development Manager has been from last 2 and half year of experience. Before that am working for yes bank, now am looking for enter in IT sector. Can plz suggest me any references or the thing which i should adopt.

like

Canceling CSR my NY friends?

Post Photo
like

Leaving the country while on the bench and with a project lined up?

funny

What is the process for getting pre tsa for h1b

Just downgraded CSR to freedom. About to apply to CSP for the 100k bonus. Anyone know how long I need to wait to get the bonus for CSP while my transfer to Freedom happens? I meet the 48 month reward bonus requirement.

like

Does anyone have any information about the Product Lead roles at Google? I’d love to understand what ladder + team it is in within Google, the TC for someone with 8 YOE in SF/NY, potential exit opportunities. I’m interested in applying but other companies don’t have similar roles so I don’t think I have a good handle on it. Google

like

Did anyone else register for the CFA, but miss the “scheduling” deadline. I unfortunately did as I assumed after “registering” I was all set. After studying 300+ hours I’m unable to even get the chance to take the test without repaying the entire fee. Anyone have any suggestions, or been through a similar situation? It also seems incredibly unethical, as I don’t see the point in having a scheduling deadline 3 months before the actual exam? Am I being biased?

like

Is it a bad idea to do a side project using client’s data? Assume everything is done their Citrix or cloud environment

like

If you go from h1b to h4, but still have time left on your original h1b visa, can you switch back to h1b easily?

like

What are the biggest differences in terms of work between the big 4 and the big 3?

like

37 / F / VP CD / NYC --> Chi? Wondering what a move to Chicago would mean when it comes to salary. What is the avg range?

Just joined Deloitte in July out of UG, but want to make move to MBB. Is it a good idea to start applying right away or do I need more experience before making the jump?

like

What is the best travel pillow? I fly 4 flights a week and my current "pillow" is the airplane window.

like

10 points if you can spot which one’s the new Apple ad.

Post Photo
likefunny

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Get realtime notifications and see
what's happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.

{ "isSet": true, "allowed": true }

Sign up for free to view this conversation on Fishbowl

By continuing you agree to Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Already have an account? Log in

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or

General

Legal