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Wooly
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Member since Feb 2012
13392 posts

re: Starting salary for your career
So ifninget a 100 raise... ill actually make a lot less?


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bulldog95
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North Louisiana
Member since Jan 2011
15710 posts

re: Starting salary for your career
good rule of thumb you will take home around 75-70% or your gross income depending on 401K or other retirement investments you contribute to from your employer and your insurance premiums and also based on your income tax bracket and your tax income filing status.

39,900 x 75% $29,935 give or take.



Wooly
Washington Fan
Member since Feb 2012
13392 posts

re: Starting salary for your career
Not sure where yet. Dallas atl and phoenix are the most likely places ill be stationed... but I would be on the road across the whole country


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Wooly
Washington Fan
Member since Feb 2012
13392 posts

re: Starting salary for your career
frick taxes


I Ham That I Ham
Arkansas Fan
Oh Lord, it's hard to be humble
Member since Jan 2012
10773 posts

re: Starting salary for your career
Class 1 RR Trainmaster trainee ~65K/year


Mountaineer Maniac
West Virginia Fan
Atlanta.
Member since Sep 2011
11 posts

re: Starting salary for your career
36K and health insurance.
This post was edited on 3/6 at 4:15 am


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redstick13
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Cameroon
Member since Feb 2007
24479 posts

re: Starting salary for your career
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No dependents

Obligatory thanks obama



Start an LLC and write shite off. We have two. One for my rental properties and another for my wife's job. We write a lot of stuff off and it helps a lot. Of course it goes without saying you can't just go hog wild and write shite off that isn't legit or the IRS will come snooping.


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redstick13
USA Fan
Cameroon
Member since Feb 2007
24479 posts

re: Starting salary for your career
quote:

I'm actually surprised at what appears to be the amount of truth in this thread. There's only one or two posts that don't pass the smell test.



I'm sure I'm one.


BACONisMEATcandy
LSU Fan
Member since Dec 2007
45071 posts

re: Starting salary for your career
You have no idea


Wooly
Washington Fan
Member since Feb 2012
13392 posts

re: Starting salary for your career
having a big boy job is going to make me hate people on welfare even more than i already do.... which i dont know if is possible
This post was edited on 3/6 at 10:40 am


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337tigergirl
LSU Fan
Houston
Member since Jan 2012
6177 posts
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re: Starting salary for your career
Claiming zero, you probably take home about 1100-1200 every 2 weeks. I don't pay for 401k yet, so that's only with health insurance. No dental or vision either


LSUTygerFan
LSU Fan
Homerun Village
Member since Jun 2008
33230 posts

re: Starting salary for your career
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first started their career


$5 hr.


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hardhead
LSU Fan
stinky bayou
Member since Jun 2009
5262 posts

re: Starting salary for your career
quote:

redstick13


I thimk you worked for me at one point in the HVL


Back to the OP

5yrs ago 70k + bonus +stock +full med +401k + truck or suv + all the beef jerkey you could eat


oil and gas


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777Tiger
LSU Fan
Member since Mar 2011
22388 posts

re: Starting salary for your career
My first year pay sucked, was probably below poverty level for where I lived, but that was all part of the drill,(unnecessary drill, IMO, ) but in five years it had multiplied x7, and in another five, x13. It was worth waiting it out.


337tigergirl
LSU Fan
Houston
Member since Jan 2012
6177 posts
 Online 

re: Starting salary for your career
Yea I make 40 right now and it sucks. Basically a resume building year bc I don't like inside sales. What's weird is when I had no sales experience on my résumé, I got more interviews than now. I've been applying for outside sales positions with no luck :/


TheCaterpillar
New Orleans Saints Fan
??????
Member since Jan 2004
52347 posts

re: Starting salary for your career
53, full benefits, I work from home all the time, not sure how many weeks I get off, but I'm on salary and don't think they really care.

Just got bump in pay after 6 months too so its higher now


777Tiger
LSU Fan
Member since Mar 2011
22388 posts

re: Starting salary for your career
feast or famine it seems, I think this whole economy is about to turn around for the better, good luck


LanierSpots
Auburn Fan
Senior Sidewalk Fan
Member since Sep 2010
32463 posts

re: Starting salary for your career
Graduated EET. 1988. Starting pay was $10/ hour. Full benefits.


Went up fast.


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337tigergirl
LSU Fan
Houston
Member since Jan 2012
6177 posts
 Online 

re: Starting salary for your career
Thanks, hopefully or ill have to move to houston


GeauxBlonde
LSU Fan
Member since Feb 2013
95 posts

re: Starting salary for your career
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I make 40 right now and it sucks. Basically a resume building year


same here. hoping to get a nice raise next month. If not, i'll have to consider seriously looking somewhere else after I get a certification in a few months.


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