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What is a 'good' salary (in $US)?
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Yeah. I want to know it too. Someone please
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>>1024765
Depends on how many people you are supporting, cost of living where you are located, what your expenses are, what your company's insurance plan is, etc.
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>>1024815
What's the average salary of a business graduate fresh out of university
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>>1024765
I earn $100k after tax (not including bonus). I consider this to be a good salary in that it covers all my expenses with decent savings, whilst I have no restraint in my interests & hobbies
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>>1024817
That depends on a lot of things
I'd say if all goes well possibly around 40,000
That's probably the best outcome
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>>1024871
>$40K
>best outcome
Pretty sure entry level at a big 5 consulting firm earns ~70K
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40k is decent for not in a huge city

75k is comfortable

100k+ is excellent
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>>1024765
100k in a place that's not NYC or California
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>>1024883
I made 100k as a union pipefitter-it's good but not great
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>salary

Poor working class pleb thinking.

Salary = income taxes

37k salary, to stay at the IRS 15% income bracket

300k in a combination of tax free muni funds and long term capital gains income.
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>>1024765
$200k+
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>>1024915
This, really. Only way you can afford a traditional nuclear family without living in Bufu, Nowhere.
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You can live modestly and comfortably with $40k in a small to mid size town.
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I make 70k as middle school vice principal. Wife makes 50k working for her dad. We live in a pretty nice neighborhood but Topeka also has some of the cheapest real estate in the Natiom
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>>1024889
What city?
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I'm from Atlanta.

If you live on your own and make over 70k, you are extremely well off and can kind of do whatever you want to do.

If you have a family, living in a nice area you need an income around $150,000+

Couldn't tell you for northern states where it seems like everyone needs to make that much to survive.
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>>1024980
Hartford is the closest city
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>>1024765
Rent 2000
Food 500
Fun 600
Health etc 500
Car/transport 500
Utilities & other bills 500

So about $50k to live that existence. Add $10k for random shit not mentioned and realize you're living paycheck to paycheck
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>>1024957
It's hot. In. Topeka.
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>>1024909

Teach me how to do this anon
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26 y/o living in Washington dc, working as a consultant for the DoD. I make 80k, which is shit
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>>1024765
It really depends on your local price level. Also depends on how many kids you have and how many benefits you get.

I'd say that $50k is sufficient in most circumstances; $75k would be good in most circumstances. Just my opinion.

Whatever is enough to fuck the chick in OP's picture.
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>>1025277
Kek
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>>1025247
ayy
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Depends on where you are. In most places $75k is a great salary for a single person and sufficient to support a middle class family by itself. In a city where cost of living is sky high it may be only barely middle class and unable to support a family with a decent quality of life by itself.
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>>1025296
She does porn. Her name is London Keyes. Does anal too.
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Living along 495 in MA (major highway in a 30 mil radius out from Boston), it's all small towns and mediocre cities. Most people make 50k and barely get by, you need 60k to start saving anything really. I make 80k and hate my life because I only save 20k per year and never even get to sperge. I haven't traveled in my life, never go to bars, and my apartment is shit.
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>>1025321
That's New England for ya.
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it depends where you live
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I remember when I got to $50k I felt I could cover all my expenses without worrying much, but not able to save very much. Now at $75k I am very cofmortable, saving a good amount, and able to travel & enjoy some nice things.
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Toronto

1300 rent
300 student loan
130 internet & phone
300 food & drinks
100 misc shit

I bring roughly 3600 after tax, so I only have 1500 left for savings every month
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>>1024877
In australia (i know our dollar is shit atm) msot graduate with 80k, i know one that got 150k (however, there was some nepotism involved)
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>>1025277
I fucking loled
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>>1026047
>1300 rent
IN MEMEEST HILL OR WHAT?
>300 student loan
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>130 internet & phone
??? Wind mobile - $30/mth + Internet $60/mth
>300 food & drinks
Ok
>100 misc shit
ok
>>>>>>>>>>
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>>1026202
Downtown Jr. 1 bedroom condo. I chose to live alone so that I can bring women home without having to worry about roommates.

80 Rogers cellphone + 50 Beanfield fibre optic Internet.

Forgot about metropass. $150

And also forgot about my motorcycle insurance. $110

So not much left after all these
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I couldn't imagine living on any less than a $150,000/yr household income.

I think you need to be making at least $250,000/yr to live a comfortable middle-class lifestyle
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>>1024765
whatever's more than I make
>tfw nothing I achieve is ever good enough
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>>1026752
I think $100,000 is 100% acceptable if you start at 22 with no debt and a $50,000 starting fund from your parents to get a decent condo or go into a business.

Upkeep isn't really a problem for me even at 80k, but starting funds is. Took me 1 year to get a job after college and 3 years to pay off my debt, then another year to get a used car and the first/last/security/furniture on an apartment. If I didn't have debt and had a starting fund instead it would have been a 4 year head start from my life right now.
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>>1024765
Any salary that allows you to put money away while maintaining living conditions is a good salary
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>>1026752

250,000/yr is pretty low. I wouldn't even consider that middle-class in a lot of areas, but I guess you're pretty frugal.
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>>1024957
>We live in a pretty nice neighborhood
>but Topeka
>TOP CITY
literally pissed my pants laughing
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>>1027236


Topkeka
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>>1025266
>Rent $2,000
In most cities outside NYC/CA, $2,000 gives you an amazing life. You can find 1,000+ sq ft spaces for $1,000/month in Columbus, OH for example
>food 500
What are you fucking retarded?
>fun 600
Who spends 600/month on "fun"? What are you skiing every fucking weekend in Aspen?
>health etc 500
Fucking retarded. Your company can pay for a chunk, even then 500 is way too much for just you you fucking faggot. What are you a smoker for 50 years who works in a coal mine? Why is your health insurance so high?
>Car/transport
Maybe, but you're getting a pretty nice car unless you have a terrible crash history and high auto insurance.
>utilities and other bills 500
absolutely fucking retarded

you should not be advising anyone financially. your estimates (probably based on your own faggot expenses, or you're some faggot 17 year old kid who knows nothing) your estimates are retarded, and if they reflect your own buying behavior then you're an idiot with your money
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>>1026752
This is what's known as lifestyle creep.
>mfw I live comfortably on 40k saving 25%
>mfw no face
I'm sure 50k will be plenty when I get a house. If a kid is in the cards, I'll reevaluate.
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>>1024877
And they have no life outside of work.

I would say 40k will get you by, but you won't own a new car, eat out every night, or go on expensive vacations twice a year.

Adding a kid into the mix would require 60k IMO. Wife can't work because you don't want daycare and public school raising him. You also want to save a bit so you have something to give him when he is responsible with money.

>make 32k as a temp
>should make about 40k + benefits when I get a permanent offer. They don't string temps along
>non-exepmt salary so I get OT
>people rarely work over 40 a week
>2k/month, live at home
>$500/month gives me a social life, personal expenses and hobbies
>other $1500 will go to loans until august when they are paid off then savings for a house
>plan on getting my own place in 2 years.

Work-life balance will probably cap me at 65-70k after I job hop to something better.
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the average household in canada brings in 65k i believe, with the average salary being in the high 40s. I make 70-80k on my own, so by standards that's above average and very good...but I'm still struggling. everything is terrible.
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>>1027339
>Being this angry
>Claiming 'good' = Columbus Ohio
>$125 per week for food is 'fucking retarded'
>$20 per day for 'fun' = implying skiing in Aspen
>So angry over a modest family healthcare plan
>Rages over conservative estimate for utilities in nice house
Stay mad, bro. You might have read some of my shitposts about $300k in saving & investments @ 32y/o
Your definition of 'good' is so fucking pleb it hurts.
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>>1025068
Can second this, living in Midtown in walking distance from work and paying ~20% rent (and even then I'm pretty sure I'm overspending)
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>>1024818
Any benefits?
>>1024915
>>1024918
200k+ is better than good, with that you'd be able to live even in some more expensive cities
>>1025247
>>1025313
What's up Connecticut bros? Hartford county represent
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>>1027394
>non-exempt so i get OT

prepare to have your manager call you an incompetent cuck for not being to do your job in the standard 40h work week.
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I'll actually deliver a real answer.

As a 22 year old, I have a 50k salary, which is about $1,400 bi-weekly (due to insurance, taxes, etc)
- $1,000 for monthly rent
- $500 monthly loans (I only owe $200, but fuck it, I don't like loans)
- somewhere between $100 to $200 monthly on food (I only cook myself. I don't go out to eat), depending on how much I treat myself with steaks
+ I live walking distance from work, stores, an entertainment so I don't use a car

So basically 1 of my 2 pays per month goes straight into expenses, but the other pay is straight savings.

I wouldn't call it comfy, but it's manageable.
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>>1027472
200k is better than good if you live in the Midwest/South or have no kids. If neither of those are true then it's just good.

>Inb4 why don't you live in Oklahomo?
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>>1026737
I'm a fucking cuck for signing a contract with Rogers man. Me and my girl pay 220 for 2 lines every month.
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>>1024957
>working for her dad
OK anon you cuck
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>>1027523
It's difficult for me to gauge because a stagnant salary put me in a pretty deep hole that I'm still trying to climb out of.

Almost 10 years ago, I was able to pay a school loan, a car loan, and a mortgage on $40K. By the time I jumped ship to another job for $60K, I was about to drown. The last 2 years I had on-and-off employment (because IT is a fucked up field), so I was back and forth between $30K and $72K. Started to pull ahead, knocked back down, started to pull ahead, knocked back down.

Now I make $60K and more or less tread water. Still have the school loan and mortgage but no car loan. Slowly paying down a debt of roughly $30K (mostly side business debt for yet unsold inventory so not a total loss yet). Once that's over with, I should do alright.
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