What is a reasonable hour/salary ratio? For instance, on a 100k salary, is it unreasonable to work much more than 45-50 hours per week? I work ~55 per week, often more, and my salary is around this. I feel that I should be making more or working less and this is a bad trade but I don’t know if that’s wishful thinking. Also realize there are other factors but just looking at salary vs workload

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I think this is very specific to your industry and company. Some people work crazy hours for much less (e.g., public defenders), while others work fewer hours for much more.

Once you step outside of your immediate work bubble there is no link between effort and pay whatsoever

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Do you mean you have 55 hours of intense productive work? Or are some hours spent waiting for comments/feedback etc as well?

Realistically I have about 30 hours of intense productive work, which puts my hourly salary at $100-$120 depending on how many days of PTO I take. But my pay check breaks down the “official” hourly rate to about $43, implying some arbitrary number for hours worked. My title is analyst though, and I’d take a job with higher TC even if I had to sacrifice WLB.

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SA1: I don’t “charge” that hourly rate. I recalculated my hourly rate based on my (salary + bonus) / realistic time needed to finish work.

Agreed that it depends on your industry, time spent, and also location/average salaries for your specific job responsibilities. Also will depend on your company size!

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Depends on stage of life too. Associates are working for the opportunity and experience as much as money. This starts being less true as you age and advance.

Some people explicitly sell their time. Other jobs are more output based.

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Thanks, all- I work for an NGO and have ~12 years experience. I’d say 80% is intense work

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