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Why do some threads call a 24 year old making 155k a humble brag, where in every salary thread by 27 most people are well over 200k? It seems by 5YOE you should be close to 200k if you’re on track?

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On track honestly depends on who you are, what your goals are, and where you've been. When I got out of college, my goals were to own a home by age 30, to have met someone to marry (even if I haven't married) by 32, and to have had kids my 35. Comp numbers were important only insofar as they enabled me to meet those goals. At 24, I felt like I was way behind - was saving next to nothing, had broken up with the person most likely to be a wife, and didn't see much on the horizon. Later in age 24, it turns out, I met who would become my wife. Since then, I've been well ahead of schedule - married at 26, bought house at 26, started having kids at 29, and had the income to support all of it. The bonus? I had originally hoped to retire by age 67, and now it looks like I'll be able to retire at 58. The thought of being retired when my kids are the age I am now is amazing.

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I make 90k€ (so approximately 110k$ in Europe) post consulting and I am 29 years old. I earn most of my friends, more than my parents and more than I really need. I also work 25-30h per week which feels really great after having been squeezed and milked for 3 years in consulting. Overall I feel great and consider myself extremely happy with what I have and would feel the same if I earned 70k€. So it’s all in your head. I know people who are millionaires by 30 but those are the (happy?) few. Each person has their way in life and money might be the most important variable for some or just a mean to achieve other things (house, health, education, family), in which case the most important thing is just to have enough to cover that

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Everytime I see salary threads I put super high salaries and a low age just to screw up the numbers

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I ❤️ you both

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Um…Reporting bias? and youre a data scientist?

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This...😂😂😂😂

No, just no 7 YOE and I’m plenty below 200k base

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“Most” 27 year olds are not making “well over $200k.” You live in a bubble.

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Grow up

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Neither of those posts are humble, not even humble brag.

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Are you that same data scientist who complained about how they will never make as much as their executive parents? 🙄🙄🙄 Boohoo, I am not a millionaire at 24

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Definitely the same Data scientist that has posted a couple times about comparing their salary to their friends at 24yo

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..if you are on track. On track to where? Heaven, Mars, moon??

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Oh it's you again. Didn't I make fun of you last time for throwing around terms like "average" and "most" with regards to TC? You sound like a lousy data scientist.

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🤔at 26 I made 60k (I’m 30 now), Im so behind 😭.

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I’m 23. And an associate making 85k… if you’re underpaid ya gotta jump. Campus hire

Personally I’m a genius and graduated high school at 12 and got my mba at 18. I’m currently making 250k as a software engineer at 19 and bought Bitcoin when I was 10 so I have $25M. Does that make you feel better OP

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I make under 60k a year and feel like I’m happier than the majority of people on this app. What the hell are you even striving for? If you’re not happy making 150k, do you really think you’ll be happy making 300k? Or will you just feel sorry for yourself because someone else is making 500k? Buy a brand new Audi but not feel great about it being your MD drives a Benz that’s nicer? Find something real to worry about. If you’re feeding your family, living in a nice home and saving for retirement, with some money in savings for emergencies, you’re doing great.

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K3 that will happen when you focus on the wrong things. I’m single, lonely af at times, but I’m also content more often than not. Change your mindset/outlook you can be in a very different environment 3,6,9 months from now.

for personal careers there are no tracks, there is no road. you make your own trail.

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🤡📢💩 🤦🏼‍♂️🙉🍿

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Because the average 24 year old makes a fraction of that. Even the not-age-adjusted median household income in the US is about 1/3 of that. “On track” means nothing without very specific context. At 24, I was graduating college and starting my first corporate job at $40k. Guess I have never been “on track”

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This is nonsensical - the average age of senior manager is mid 30s - that’s when you start clearing 200k or more

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If someone is making 155k TC at 24, they are on track to make well over 200k if not 300k by 27. If they don’t, then they’re back to average instead of above average on the comp scale in our space.

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$230k at 28, damn I've fallen behind the curve

If you dont zuckerberg an app by 23 and propel to billionaire stardom you should pay back ever cent your parents ever invested in you because youre essentially a nonperforming asset, you big loser 😊

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