{ "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

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

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

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

Salary range for 3 YOE and an MS at a B4 in Charlotte?

like

Typical first year salary as an associate in GS PWM?

like

Any insight into comp for a management rotational program? Is this something someone can do later in their career or generally for those starting off?

like

What’s starting director salary in Boston for Assurance these days. Looking to move to the area and curious as to what folks in market are around to gauge conversations. Thanks!

like

What is the average amount of salary junior designers at Google make?

like

Can someone help with the base salary range for a 6+ years experienced finance professional with FRM and CFA certifications in Big 6 firms in Advisory practice? Also, what should be the expectations for joining bonus during the current times?

like

I’ve been in usdc for less than a year and I like the work for the most part but I’m really feeling not great about my salary. If I found a competing offer do you think usdc leadship would try to retain me given I’ve been here for such a short amount of time?

like

Geniuses can you please share some ideas/creative ways to track the following.. Case: have around 25 companies and associated info. Part of that info includes company contact point info (name, email) each company may have 1-8 contacts. Contacts change frequently. Ideally I’d like my columns to be |comp name | contact name| contact email |etc, but the issue is I need to track when people leave a company, can’t delete the data. Rn I have 1 sheet holding comp info, another, contact info.

like

Approaching final round interviews but have yet to talk comp with HR contact. Thoughts on how to bring it up before doing the half day interview process ?

like

Senior Manager Advisory salary at PwC for a tier 2 city?

like

Currently an A3 in audit. My team communicated to me that they’re pushing for me to get mid-year promo (Jan 2022) but I’m also interested in leaving to another Big 4 for AAS as an S1. Current salary is $73.6k and am unsure of how much I should be going for to make the jump worth it. I know EY FAAS offered a friend $85k in my market but assuming I get mid year promo I’m not so sure the salary bump would be significant enough. How much room for negotiation is there with Big 4 experienced hires?

like

Let's do a salary thread for RPA pros: Post your - Salary - City - Years of experience - Qualifications you hold. Fishbowl will circulate the data once we've reached 100 responses, so make sure to share with your coworkers.

like

Finally is bonus SZN ! Number / Sector / Years of experience ?

like

What’s the BCG associate level salary? NYC

What are some reasons to ask an employer for total comp with higher salary instead of higher bonus %?

like

What is the base salary range in consulting ie EY, ACN, Deloitte et al for a delivery lead with 15 years of experience?

like

PwC risk advisory NYC. What is the salary range for M and SM?

like

Pwc cmaas S1 salary for MCOL?

like

Should I negotiate salary no matter what? Asked for low 70s and offered 77. Wondering if I should just take it and call it a day to avoid looking greedy. I’m fine with what they offered, but obviously the only time you can negotiate salary is the time you’re offered it right?

like

Anyone have any guesses or insight as to what the salary is for a new federal partner?

like

Additional Posts

Do a lot of consultants need an MBA to advance their career? Also, what firms give you the highest chance of getting into a good program besides MBB?

like

Hard money loan for a buy, rehab rent project: 168k principal, 8% interest, 2.9% loan cost (4.8k) and 4 points (6.7k) The upfront cost seems a bit excessive to me or is this normal today?

like

Just started as Senior 1 at Big 4…is it normal to not receive any actual training aside from HR-related? Only Senior on my team with a team who is all new to the client. Honestly feeling as though I’m being set up for failure and regretting my choice to switch firms. Any advice?

like

Anyone work for Jabian? Thoughts on the company as a whole? Also what is the salary range for an experienced consultant?

like

For this of you who recently transitioned from a firm to in-house, how/where did you find your in-house position? Recruiters? Clients? Indeed/LinkedIn? Word of mouth? I’m a mid-level employment associate and starting to explore going in-house, but not sure where or how to begin the search. Thanks in advance for any tips and advice!

like

Has bcg opened recruiting for 2021? Interviewed < a year ago, but they stopped for 2020 when the “cool off” period ended

like

After 2 years I finally rolled off a stressful project and it feels great! My energy and my over all well being have significantly improved. This morning I feel like I’m ready to take on the world!

like

Best exits in Atlanta? Tech consultant with 6 yrs of consulting. What compensation should i target?

like

As head of a division in industry, we work a lot with vendors. Increasingly I am noticing that men working at vendor firms have offer resistance when I ask for more details/invoice timings etc. I recently had a partner from a mid size firm telling me that he will be sending the invoice without phase completion. Ofcourse, I pushed back since the work is not done and it's not per contract, and he comes back asking me to be flexible. I am ex MBB, and am quite surprised at this attitude. Cont...

like

Project poll in Ny FS. How easy/hard is it to find a project right now? Just came on the bench.

like

Folks who have been naturalized -- is it really necessary to bring printed copies of tax returns or evidence of your international trips to the interview? I've read about people bring several years worth of tax returns but nowhere does it say on USCIS.

like

At 27, 1st year sr associate, non mba masters and earning 105k. High col city. Underpaid? What are thr prospects of hitting 200k in a few years. Should I go get an mba?

like

I ended up in a heated discussion about something work related with a director and I did not let my guard down and made my points clear. I feel like he now has a grudge against me.

like

Consultants at Accenture what do you make for salary?

like

What positions would I qualify for? I currently work as a Sales Specialist for a Fortune 500. My responsibility is indirect management of sales rep effectiveness/readiness for a specific product category. Throughout my career I have experience direct selling, coaching reps, sales training, strategic management of a product category, cross department partnerships. I’m looking to further expand my career into Leadership. What are my options?

like

So there are people on my team who are fully dedicated to project management. But they send emails with typos and schedule meetings at the wrong time. Like wth!

like

When does everyone think hiring freezes for consulting and non consulting companies will be lifted by? My guess is summer (after July 4) but curious to see what everyone here thinks

like

Is anyone from McKinsey willing to answer a few questions about the interview process? Applied to a few roles. Wanted to find out if there is a way to increase the odds of getting an interview.

like

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