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Are You Paid Well For Your Current Job?  
User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7367 posts, RR: 85
Posted (6 years 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4242 times:
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I guess we could chalk this up with the self-gloss crap, but I just got my review and annual raise and I hit six figures. I'm only 28 years old so I feel (relatively) accomplished. I know my father was only 24 when he made his first $100,000 annually, but I feel pretty good right now.

Do you feel underpaid? I'm not asking for anyone to share approximate figures on annual salary, but I'm asking for thoughts regarding it, given the current state of the global economy.


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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 20362 posts, RR: 59
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4225 times:



Quoting FXramper (Thread starter):

Do you feel underpaid? I'm not asking for anyone to share approximate figures on annual salary, but I'm asking for thoughts regarding it, given the current state of the global economy.

Not even close. I'll be 35 before I make a decent paycheck. And with the way medicine has been going, I'm skeptical of even that.


User currently offlineShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4224 times:

My pay is abysmal. That's all I can say really.

I should know in January some time if I have a shot at hitting six figures before I turn 40 (I'm 29 now).


User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7367 posts, RR: 85
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4212 times:
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I was basing this mostly off my best friend's wife, who is a teacher at a private school. Thus my thread on teacher's pay last week and lack there of. Funny a lot of weird jobs garner good money and the required, decent ones pay minimal.

User currently offlineSunshine79 From UK - England, joined Jan 2006, 1760 posts, RR: 30
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4200 times:

My current wage is currently £0. I finished my seasonal work a week gone Friday, and Im waiting to claim Jobseekers Allowance at £60.50 per week. Next month, when I'm due to go to back to work, I will be on an ok wage of £675 per month, but do not have any bills or housing to pay for as work provide it free for me.


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User currently offlineGreasespot From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3087 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4200 times:

Yes, base around 80k this year with a little easy overtime I hit the sunshine club( here it is provincial law where every municipal mployee who makes 100k and up is reported publically.

GS



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User currently offlineOldman55 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1525 posts, RR: 31
Reply 6, posted (6 years 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4191 times:

UH.........In a work No..... As I Have just turned 60 I have no thoughts of even getting close to $100,000. Of course once I get my $100 Million from the lottery; all will be well  crazy 


too bad most of us get too soon old and too late smart
User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5527 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (6 years 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4189 times:

Yes. I also have a job that I can make as much as I want or as little as I want. Personally, I want to make a lot. Have hit the six figures twice (that comes at a price, though).


You can't cure stupid
User currently offlineMarSciGuy From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 551 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4172 times:

Maiing 6 figures would basically entail me being at sea 365 days a year at current salary levels, NOT going to happen when I'd like to remain sane! (and keep my girlfriend happy...)


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User currently offlineAirPortugal310 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3719 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (6 years 1 week 6 days ago) and read 4140 times:



Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 7):
Yes. I also have a job that I can make as much as I want or as little as I want. Personally, I want to make a lot. Have hit the six figures twice (that comes at a price, though).

If by at a price you mean working all day everyday in some fashion (Blackberry...) then you are spot on.

At 25, I am half way to 100K...not bad considering



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User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5527 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (6 years 1 week 6 days ago) and read 4138 times:



Quoting AirPortugal310 (Reply 9):
If by at a price you mean working all day everyday in some fashion (Blackberry...) then you are spot on.

That and not being home with family, loved ones, etc.. That price.



You can't cure stupid
User currently offlineAirPortugal310 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3719 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (6 years 1 week 6 days ago) and read 4131 times:



Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 10):
That and not being home with family, loved ones, etc.. That price.

Yup...have paid that price with the now ex...sigh

No one said trying to be successful was easy I suppose



I sell airplanes and airplane accessories
User currently offlineMattRB From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1624 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (6 years 1 week 6 days ago) and read 4128 times:

Meh.. I'm a ramprat and I get paid a ramprats wage ($12.509/hr in this case)..

Am I underpaid? I don't really think so..

Could I stand to be paid more? Absolutely, but that's something I have to achieve by finishing up my education and moving upward in the industry.



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User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7367 posts, RR: 85
Reply 13, posted (6 years 1 week 6 days ago) and read 4131 times:
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Feel free to toot your own horn and tell the forum you are worth more than the company pays you.

Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 7):

Have a few friends that are in flight managers with legacies as cabin crew. They do very well, 70-80k annually, but work all the big holidays and get a random schedule monthly. If young or money hungry I think it's worth it.

I recall you commute from PHX to EWR. That has to be rough! Why not IAH?


User currently offlineAsuflyer05 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2373 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (6 years 1 week 6 days ago) and read 4120 times:

I'm mostly commission based so my compensation is based on results. In 2006, it was great, this year, not so much. But it will get better.

Quoting FXramper (Reply 13):
I recall you commute from PHX to EWR. That has to be rough! Why not IAH?

I have a friend that commutes PHX-JFK. He backs up his trips into two 6 day trips. This way he only does the commute twice a month.


User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5527 posts, RR: 56
Reply 15, posted (6 years 1 week 6 days ago) and read 4107 times:



Quoting FXramper (Reply 13):
I recall you commute from PHX to EWR. That has to be rough! Why not IAH?

My seniority is better in EWR and better to get on EWR flights. IAH, even with as many flights as they have, I rate better to EWR. I have commuted farther. 22 years is still junior in some circles. I never complain, once the door is shut, I am not going anywhere. Middle seat included.

Quoting Asuflyer05 (Reply 14):
I have a friend that commutes PHX-JFK. He backs up his trips into two 6 day trips. This way he only does the commute twice a month

I prefer once a week. It makes me feel like I have a normal job.



You can't cure stupid
User currently offlineBoston92 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3390 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (6 years 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4093 times:

As an investor, their are good years and bad ones. Three years ago was my worst year generating under 50K, but good savings kept me afloat, especially living in one of the most expensive areas in the country. This year has been one of my better years where I should end up between 140-160K, but the majority will be going into savings to help me get through the next few years.


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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 17, posted (6 years 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4077 times:



Quoting FXramper (Thread starter):
Are You Paid Well For Your Current Job?

Absolutely not. I barely even make five figures as it is. My average monthly wage is barely between $800 and $900.


User currently offlineKBFIspotter From United States of America, joined May 2005, 729 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (6 years 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4076 times:

In my line of work, I will probably never see a six figure salary... I think it is funny how thousands of people put their lives in my hands every day, but my coworkers and I are making just enough to have a basic life... Thank god my wife makes a good wage!

Kris



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User currently offlineMike89406 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1507 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (6 years 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4075 times:

As a E-6 in the Navy with 16 yrs I am clearing over 56K before taxes and including entitlements Rent allowance, food and substance monies) in Fallon, NV. When I move to San Diego this week I will be clearing over 72K with the adjusted cost of living. However the nice condo we are moving in to is nearly 1900 a month no doubt its a little pricey where were moving to.

Having said that I can't complain considering I have free medical, dental. small cost for life insurance and will be guaranteed a pension and medical, dental for the rest of my life once I complete 20 years in 2012. Of course I will take a pay cut once I retire but another career will cover or surpass that income.

Mike

[Edited 2008-12-14 19:36:16]

User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9272 posts, RR: 21
Reply 20, posted (6 years 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4078 times:

Quoting FXramper (Thread starter):
Do you feel underpaid? I'm not asking for anyone to share approximate figures on annual salary, but I'm asking for thoughts regarding it, given the current state of the global economy.

HELL NO! I do not make a decent wage at all... In spite of having 2 BA degrees, the only job I can seem to get is my lousy slave-wage hotel housekeeper job... It sucks, and I would like nothing more than to get the hell out of there!!!

I apply for jobs within my field, only to have been told, "no," or "job filled," more times than I have heard the word, "the..."

I am going for a Masters in Regional Planning tho...

I am not even asking for much... 20 or 25k a year and I'd be fine. I guess it's too much to ask... This economy sucks...

edit: spelling errors and cockroach removal...

[Edited 2008-12-14 19:29:27]


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User currently offlineMike89406 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1507 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (6 years 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4054 times:



Quoting Steeler83 (Reply 20):
HELL NO! I do not make a decent wage at all... In spite of having 2 BA degrees, the only job I can seem to get is my lousy slave-wage hotel housekeeper job... It sucks, and I would like nothing more than to get the hell out of there!!!

Sorry to hear that. If you don't mind me asking whats your majors on your BA's?

Mike


User currently offlineAf773atmsp From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2716 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (6 years 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4049 times:

I make $58/month during short months and $72.50/month during long months. I don't know if that is good pay for someone my age, but I don't even make $1,000 after a full year. I'm hoping to get a job that gives me more pay when I'm 16 or 17.


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User currently offlineBok269 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 2104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (6 years 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4020 times:

I make $7.50/hour working retail. Considering I bring little more to the job than a pulse (at least from an employer's perspective), I'm comfortable with that wage at this point in my life. Working around 22 hours a week I'll bring home about $8000 this year. Obviously, if I this were a career I'd be concerned at that pay. I was just accepted into engineering school and when I get out, I expect to earn commensurate to my skills and education. In the meantime, I have my first review coming up in the beginning of February. Maybe I'll be bumped to $7.75...


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User currently offlineNavymmw From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 257 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (6 years 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4005 times:

making $8.25 an hour as a cashier at Stop and Shop. I work about 20 hours a week and about $110 a week after all my union fees and taxes, etc.... But for me that is awsome since im only 16.  Smile

25 Stratosphere : Damn and here I work in the main base for FedEx and I only earn 85k. I wish I could go to AUS where you are and make that..I hate MEM that is for sur
26 Alias1024 : Not even close! Regional airline first officer pay is a joke.
27 ACDC8 : I get paid quite well for what I do. It could be better, but I'm not complaining. It pays the bills with enough extra to live comfortably. More import
28 FXramper : For the record, I commute out of AUS and hub/office from MEM.
29 Lewis : I am 24 and this is my first year in a 'permanent' job, which took me over a year to get. I earn more than the country's average for my age (greek min
30 Eirbus06 : 25 this year earning $40,000 a year.Im pretty happy, Working for a pharmaceutical giant in Ireland.
31 Bwest : Around $30.000 a year. Is that enough? Depends, at my previous position, with constant threat of riots, getting stones thrown at and a general rather
32 AFC_Ajax00 : I can't complain at all. I'm 23 and while I don't have much free time as exemplified by the quote above, I'm able to live comfortably in NYC.
33 Goldenshield : Average for me right now is $40,000, which is semi-comfortable living in my area, but with available overtime, I can make upwards of $70,000. And this
34 Cpd : I love flying in and being around planes - but that is one of the reasons I wouldn't get into the industry. With all the responsibility and high stan
35 YOWza : I am paid well to do something I find very interesting, although like any other job it does piss me off from time to time. Last year I cracked $100K (
36 Ferengi80 : I'm a supervisor in a major Ambulance Service here in the UK, and I make just shy of £20,000 per annum, or around $25,000. For the responsibility I h
37 CHRISBA777ER : I do OK - I'm on £33,000 p/a with a 15% net bonus - but I'm a senior business analyst and operations manager for a business intelligence company, so
38 Steeler83 : Environmental Geography from Millersville University of PA, and a Planning degree from West Chester University. I basically pursued that second degre
39 Post contains links GQfluffy : So what is it that you do now after being promoted off the ramp? http://www.payscale.com/research/US/...Federal_Express_Corporation/Salary
40 Planespotting : I think so ... I clear 45k, work in Corporate Communication, have a Master's Degree and get three weeks of vacation per year, plus a few thousand doll
41 Femme : Yes, as a Senior Sister/Charge Nurse in our NHS I am well paid. I work 30hrs/week and can pick up £1800 on a good month. Had to work my way up the la
42 Boston92 : In some TR he did, he called himself a "Ramp Operations Engineer" to which half the people questioned what the hell that was and that they never hear
43 MD11Engineer : What annual rise? I didn't get a rise since three years. Three years ago the salary was not the best, but it was still ok (especially concerning the
44 Ihadapheo : Well the neonate wrangling business is not doing so well and I am stuck at $36K/year. Oh well 2009 will bring a nifty 5.75% raise (sadly I still am ma
45 KiwiinOz : I clear about US$170K after deductions, plus bonus, which is usually about 25% but this year is expected to be 0%, due to the economic situation. Coup
46 IAirAllie : I think I get paid fairly for what I do and I enjoy the other perks like living anywhere I want without having to change jobs and having 11 consecutiv
47 Stratosphere : Well unless you are a pilot, mechanic or GOC specialist you are not jumpseating on FDX so I assume FDX is paying for you to commute on a commercial a
48 Dallasnewark : All I can say is it's all relative to your expenses. I think everybody feels that they are underpaid, that's just human nature. I haven't seen a perso
49 JBirdAV8r : Bingo. I kind of lucked into a job I got while I was CFIing and I love it. Boss has become like a second father to me, I have a "desk" and fly just e
50 Ryanb741 : This year has been a pretty good sales year for me as my client base is Public Sector and so not affected as much by cuts in recruitment as the Privat
51 Post contains links GQfluffy : http://bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=2...601087&sid=aMvc7aZRvXiU&refer=home Yet you got a raise?
52 Stratosphere : Oh and make that 5% less as of January 1st. (permanent) and no 401K match for 1 yr. Announced today for salaried exempt employees of which I am one.
53 Lincoln : I alternate between feeling like I'm underpaid or paid well depending on who I've dealt with on any particular day. Sometimes I think going the salari
54 IAirAllie : I and several others on this thread have said exactly that. Can't find my original post where I said that but I feel I am compensated fairly for what
55 F1eddie : From having a very quick eye through this thread, it seems like we here in europe are much better paid than our american counterparts. I currently wo
56 Emirates773ER : I just got out of school in april with my engineering degree, due to my previous internships in the oil industry I had job offers lined up. I cleared
57 LXA333 : I am making zip right now, but I go to college and have 2 internships under my belt. Hopefully I'll get a job lined up right after graduation which pa
58 AirPortugal310 : got the ol' "budget is frozen" speech the other day...you know what that means...
59 767Lover : Actually, I believe I am paid just about right for the amount of work I do and the lifestyle it allows me to have. I make a great living but work ver
60 Dw747400 : I'm probably paid fairly for the job I do, but the job I do doesn't really challenge me at all. Thus, I'd argue I'm worth more than I'm being paid, bu
61 Steeler83 : Well, I am about to take on a second job, another housekeeping job, but at an assisted living place, while I pursue my MA in Geography at West Chester
62 KBFIspotter : Well, I am still trying to figure out how if the airline I work for is having a hard ime financialy, then why is our CEO, and VPs taking close to a se
63 WESTERN737800 : I'm making what I wanted to be making about 3 years ago. I work outside about half of the time. Some days I feel like I'm fairly compensated, but days
64 AAFLT1871 : Doubt it. Smells like Bullshit to me.
65 GoBoeing : No I am not paid well and I give the company what they pay for. I do my job 100% and that is it. Anything not in my job description, I don't do. I don
66 Dazed767 : $14.31/hr ramp rat. Who knows what raise I'll get 3 months from now (if any). YTD I've made around $35k (lots of O.T.), but with a little over 10k in
67 AirPortugal310 : This doesnt sound like the same guy I knew in college!
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