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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 😂😂😂😂

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Oh and I was like 8 yo 😂

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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?

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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.

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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

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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

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My gf use to detassle corn too! Good farm work

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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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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31k in 2011 210k now

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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.

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2004 first job 50k 2021 235k

55k in 2009 300k in 2021

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Nice well done

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

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

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

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Wow, y’all are some youngin’s… 🤔

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

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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

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2007 Base $36,750, Total Comp $50k-$60k - Insurance Sales, San Diego 2021 Base $152,000 Total Comp $427k (projected) Tech Sales, San Francisco Had a really good 2020, so this year will probably be an outlier. $300k in 2020, and $280k in 2019, both with current company.

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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)

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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

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