{ "media_type": "text", "post_content": "What is a decent salary to be making at 25, not married and no kids? Regardless of what you do.", "post_id": "6102d031f258f10027d19a71", "reply_count": 25, "vote_count": 4, "bowl_id": "55375ce690f5eebe1d2a0f88", "bowl_name": "Tech" }

What is a decent salary to be making at 25, not married and no kids? Regardless of what you do.

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

In real world 60-70k. On fishbowl… 200k

likefunnyhelpful

I am 32 and have a great job and in my current position have yet to get above 65k. but it's worth the trade and I'm not done yet.

like

55-75k is a good range. Don’t worry about what others are earning as this won’t change as u reach ur 30s too. Maybe u will be earning 120-150k in ur 30s and when u come here u will see .. people saying they earn 300k or 400k .. If u earn 200-300k u will see people earning 600k-700k .. If u earn 600-700k .. u will see people are earning 1.2 million LOL. It just doesn’t stop. So don’t compare. Just letting u know from personal exp. it just is non stop and never ending. At 26 I earned around 67k At 29 I joined google so now I am 200-220k But it really doesn’t matter. Just keep doing what u like .. concentrate on ur life .. ur happiness .. travel etc. ❤️💪.. don’t compare. Hope this helps.

likehelpfulupliftingsmartfunny

Thank you for this answer, I appreciate the honestly! It made feel a lot better about where I am and I am not “behind”

likeuplifting

If you can go to a grocery store and put anything in your cart and not worry you won't be able to afford it, then you make a decent enough salary. :)

like

I make way more than I need to afford stuff at grocery store but I still sometimes put back pasta because it’s $1.29 this week instead of $0.99 lol

likefunny

Really depends where you live. You need significantly more in the Bay Area compared to a smaller or medium size town.

likesmart

There isn’t really an answer to this. Where do you live? What are the costs of living? What do you do, professionally? Not asking for the actual answers - just making the point that “decent salary” is totally subjective depending on your expenses and what your career earning potential is. If you can pay your bills, save money / invest for retirement, and enjoy life, I say you’re in good shape.

like

I don’t think there’s a “number”. To me, a decent income should allow you to be financially independent; meaning you can afford to live on your own without help from family and still have money left over after paying all your expenses yourself.

like

At 25, a decent salary is one that comes from a role your passionate about. If you’re not married and don’t have kids, chase your passion, not a paycheck. It will pay off!

like

Don't compare too much. There is always someone out there doing better or worse than you.

like

Depends on so many variables. There was an experiment where a company in Brazil let their employees choose their own salary. Aka "define your own worth." The vast majority chose more or less what they were making, if not slightly higher. The ones who felt like they should be earning way more? They either really were justified, e.g. superstar workers, or they had overinflated egos. At some point you just have to kind of feel out what your job and your labor is worth. How much is your time worth? What is the meaningful contribution of your work or your employer's role in society? Should you be getting paid that much? Or that little? I'm happy with what I'm making now even though it's pretty laughable for a high-income CoL city like SF. It's because it's more or less still enough for me to live, and put some into my savings, while still having the lifestyle I choose to live.

like

Depends on where you live. My first job when I was 24 was around 42K with full benis. And it was more than enough to do everything I wanted plus travel the world. But my rent was also like $400/month.

like

The smartest thing you can do at your age is to focus more on how much you can save/invest rather than how much you can earn and spend. If someone makes 50k and invests $1000 per month and another person makes 200k and invests $700 a month the person who invests more is going to be better off in the long run. Live below your means and invest like crazy.

like

^ this. But, above six figures would be a great milestone

like

It doesn't matter if you're blowing it all.

like

$60k if you want to live semi-modestly and have anything left after taxes.

There's too many variables to say. Mostly based on your area and standard of living.

100% depends on where you live

At 25 in 2015, in NYC as a PM I made 57k + profit sharing. Lots of variables to consider….

Related Posts

ConsultingHumor’s Instagram page (364k followers) did a massive compensation survey for top consulting firms in the US and internationally. Several thousand respondents with base and bonus salary for all the top (and some smaller) firms. Can be used when negotiating your next raise or to see if you want to jump ship to another firm. You can download the full spreadsheet of data at consultinghumor (dot) org

Post Photo
likehelpful

Team member gave her three week notice. I will likely have to pick up majority of her work for the foreseeable future (which is very different from my assigned work). My company is on a hiring freeze and reduced salaries. Sooo do y’all think it hopeless to ask for some sort of raise or bonus of some kind?

likehelpful

Just got off the phone with recruiter from Deloitte. Can someone confirm if she’s lying, said senior consultants making 105 is on the higher end range of the salary band for cyber. That’s below what I make a 1st year SC equivalent at Accenture

likefunny

LA: after months of layoffs and salary reductions, we are back! Looking to hire a rockstar LA-based Project Manager at our small independent agency. Projects vary from photoshoots to retail to branding/strategy. Looking for mid to senior level. Diverse candidates encouraged to apply! PM me for details.

like

What should be the salary of a tester with 6.5yrs experience?

I‘m planning to move to Bangkok or Kuala Lumpur temporarily for 1-2 years working for a MBB consultancy. I’m struggling to decide which city to choose. Salary seems to make little difference. How would you decide and why? (for context: moving alone from France, late 20th, m)

like

Which one to go for in terms of long term learning and growth perspective? Sr. Consultant at Deloitte - M&A Consulting Vs Sr. Associate at BCG - Generalist Consultant And are both the roles comparable to one another or one is higher in designation than other? PS: Salary is comparable in both, almost equivalent, so, not a fator in the equation of decision.

like

Advice for negotiating salary when first starting at your firm? How much higher than my current salary dare I put as desired salary? MD/MBA here in healthcare sector. Please help!

like

What's the difference in salary for a normal product manager vs a technical product manager vs a platform product manager? I've been able to find a lot of data for a regular PM, but not as much for the other two...

like

What is a typical or “good” salary for Senior Consultants across different companies? Preferably within Human Capital Deloitte? KPMG? EY? Accenture? PwC?

like

Hello, I have been through two rounds of interviews at Deloitte UK and it seems like I will get an offer. I wanted to know what's the general salary range for a SC role at Deloitte UK. Joining as an Enterprise Architect with 13 years of IT experience. 5+ yrs relevant.

like

The air conditioner in my room at DU is noisy. How much of an increase in my bonus can I ask for?

like

Thoughts on this industry offer, please: $160,000 base plus 10% to 12% annual bonus. Internal Audit Senior Manager for a Fortune 500 technology company (NOT FAANG). Austin, Texas. CPA, but no MBA. 18 years of experience. Good or not?

like

Hey y’all, what’s Tax senior 1 in Big 4 compensation look like in the Southeast? Looking to come back home from a high COL northeast. Mainly looking at Charlotte, NC. Responses are much appreciated 😊

like

ConsultingHumor’s Instagram page (364k followers) did a massive compensation survey for top consulting firms in the US and internationally. Several thousand respondents with base and bonus salary for all the top (and some smaller) firms. Can be used when negotiating your next raise or to see if you want to jump ship to another firm. You can download the full spreadsheet of data at consultinghumor (dot) org

Post Photo
likehelpful

So I know layoffs suck. I’ve been laid off twice in 2 years (and I’m actually pretty good at my job.) But I just want to say, that each time my next gig has netted me a 20%+ salary increase. So jokes on them! I start my new job next week, so we shall see! Good luck to all of you who are starting over! You will succeed and know your worth!

likeupliftinghelpful

How much maximum can IBM give in 7A band .they offered 14 lpa fixed + 70 k pf How much would be by hometake salary

What are y’all’s hourly freelance rates? I make 110k/yr but am quite young. Used to do $50/hr freelance but I feel like that’s absurdly low compared to my salary. Thoughts?

like

How is Mercer as an organization? Good to work for and decent compensation for mgr level?

Paid under the market but love the culture and the work. Hasn’t been a burning issue but some personal things coming up where id really appreciate a market salary bump. Reasonable to bring up to mngr?

like

Additional Posts

Who else finds uber tips coming in on a separate transaction insanely annoying for doing expense reports?

like

Is it just me or gym is getting more packed as Covid wind down? I miss the space

like

Does pwc act/sdc management consulting also has an up/out culture and what are the general hours in management consulting finance?

like

ConsultingHumor’s Instagram page (364k followers) did a massive compensation survey for top consulting firms in the US and internationally. Several thousand respondents with base and bonus salary for all the top (and some smaller) firms. Can be used when negotiating your next raise or to see if you want to jump ship to another firm. You can download the full spreadsheet of data at consultinghumor (dot) org

Post Photo
likehelpful

Can't find the promo code thread.any promo codes for Marriott ?

PSA - those who are so close to Marriott lifetime platinum elite should work on getting the status by end of year. If you do this you will be grandfathered into lifetime platinum premier

like

So during COVID time, I see more and more people are shifting their attention to MBA instead getting to FAANG? Sounds like a good time to study amid this hard time.

like

Which CC is better for sign-up bonus - Citi Premier 80K points or Chase Aer Lingus/Iberia 100K Avios points? I churn somewhat regularly and am under 5/24 by 1. I think Citi's points are more valuable but maybe I should knock out another Chase card before I'm at 5/24 again, even though Avios isn't as versatile?

like

Anyone have ideas for somewhere where I can practice excel interviews? I have a 1-hr excel case interview coming up with one of the FAANGs for a product ops / strategy role. I’ll be given a data set and will be asked to work through a few questions with the interviewer.

like

Team member gave her three week notice. I will likely have to pick up majority of her work for the foreseeable future (which is very different from my assigned work). My company is on a hiring freeze and reduced salaries. Sooo do y’all think it hopeless to ask for some sort of raise or bonus of some kind?

likehelpful

How much do you pay for infant (6months +) daycare in DFW? Specifically Allen- Mckinney- Frisco areas

like

🐠: Going to start traveling again soon, and don't have status on any airlines. Which airline do you recommend I use, considering ease of boarding, available overhead space, etc. I'll be going to CLT

like

Hiring @Trianz for mentioned positions. Please message me with the Role name and I will share the detailed job description. Thank you.

Post Photo
like

Does anyone know if you can deduct tax filing fees for other states you worked in if someone has left the firm (can't expense it anymore obviously)? Asking for a friend.

like

Just got laid off today.... anyone hiring account executives? 3 years experience working across integrated campaigns in multiple industries. Hungry and eager to get back into the weeds!!

like

I've been taking the past few months off in order to work on my mental health and learn new technologies that are popular in my industry. How long a gap can I take before it sends warning signs to employers?

like

Delta has seriously messed up the handling of my luggage, over 48 hours with little update. Should I call the medallion line or the complaint line as the slayed baggage reps were no help?

like

Hi,

Post Photo
like

It doesn’t take much effort to be nice to people!

like

Have recently seen analyst/consultant roles at McKinsey that include the words "delivery" or "insights". Are these akin to US Delivery Centers? One title for example: Healthcare Capabilities & Insights Analyst

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