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I've always heard that we are underpaid the fist half of our career and overpaid the second half... so when/what salary in one's career do you think we become overpaid?

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Under paid in the first half of your career. Laid off in the second half of your career. Ignore the survivorship bias inherent to this site

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The median household income in the US is $59,039. So for me I became overpaid the day I started in advertising.

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I make more than my Mom does now and she was a pioneer in her field and helps people save their limbs. We are very well paid for the silly work we do. That and there is literally noting people in most career fields could do to get the type of pay increase we get when we win awards.

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Once you get past director you get well paid

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