Average income you'll make in your field, that you'll be satisfied with..

Poll: How much per year would you be satisfied with making?
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View poll results: How much per year would you be satisfied with making?
$20,000 or less
10 3%
$20,000-$40,000
13 4%
$40,000-$60,000
40 13%
$60,000-$80,000
50 16%
$80,000-$100,000
55 18%
$100,000-$250,000
49 16%
$250,000-$500,000
13 4%
$500,000-$1 million
9 3%
$1 million +
3 1%
$1 billion +
66 21%
Voters: 308.
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#1
I was wondering how much money a year (before taxes) everyone here will be satisfied with making in their future or current career?

I'm planning on doing surgery most likely heart surgery, so I'd be satisfied with around $300-$600K.
#4
Quote by ShaunDiel
600k a year.

Good Luck.

I'd be happy with 80-110k.

With how many years I'll be spending in medical school and completely surgery residencies....I'll be expecting and demanding for a ****load of money.
#6
I think I'd be pretty satisfied making $1 billion+ each year, probably everyone else too.
#7
I would earn money on a work-by-work basis. The reported average for a commissions offering for the composition of a 30-40 minute long symphony is around $70,000-100,000. Commissions for an opera exceeds $100,000. There's also publishing income, but that's too varying to say.

I aim for and expect around at least $150,000 per year. But I'll probably be dead ass broke the first couple of years after college.

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#8
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30,000,000.

Sick Man.


Oops..


...I meant 300 billion. That is what I want.
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#9
80-100 is a fair amount to live up to. Anything above 250k is just unrealistic.
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#10
Lawyer

so anywhere from $100K to $300K
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#11
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I would earn money on a work-by-work basis. The reported average for a commissions offering for the composition of a 30-40 minute long symphony is around $70,000-100,000. Commissions for an opera exceeds $100,000. There's also publishing income, but that's too varying to say.

I aim for and expect around at least $150,000 per year.

Nice, what are you playing?

Id be comfortable with enough to buy a medium sized house one nice car and an average car just in case of an accident etc..
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Nice, what are you playing?

Not sure what you mean...?

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#14
im gonna be a teacher probably and they don't get paid crap. Where i live i can expect 30k a year.
#17
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wow, $100,000? that's setting the bar a bit high.

Well hey, the first step to getting what you want is having a positive attitude.

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#19
i know, but not being satisfied with anything under 100,000? a lot of people are going to be unhappy later in life...
#20
I would be satisfied making $200k/year...but I demand to work at McDonalds.
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#21
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i know, but not being satisfied with anything under 100,000? a lot of people are going to be unhappy later in life...

Hell, I'll need more than that just to pay off my mom's house and the debt I'll get from college.

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#22
$1 billion a year or more.

$30,000 for my personal needs,
The rest will go towards rebuilding disaster areas, feeding the hungry, saving children, and just trying to give life to those who have been denied it. I'll also spend some of that money to open music schools. And there's a whole slew of other things I'd do if I had the money.
#23
Quote by Glen'sHeroicAct
i know, but not being satisfied with anything under 100,000? a lot of people are going to be unhappy later in life...


certain careers allow people to get that kind of money

you're not get it workin at Mickey D's, but you might get that coinage if you're gonna be a brain surgeon
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#24
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Hell, I'll need more than that just to pay off my mom's house and the debt I'll get from college.

I suppose. That's awfully nice of you to pay off your mom's house.
#25
I love how all of you expect to make a lot of money when:

A: We are in an economic recession.

B: Most people make 30-50k per year. What makes you so special?
#26
well if i do law i want to be making $500,000 but if i go into politics whatever the title pays
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#27
Quote by Mike!
I love how all of you expect to make a lot of money when:

A: We are in an economic recession.

B: Most people make 30-50k per year. What makes you so special?

A: There's no guarntee it'll last for ever

B: dozens of years in school. That's what.

I bet you most people aren't lawyers, or surgeons or nuclear physicists.
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#28
I guess I can settle with $1 billion...
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#29
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I suppose. That's awfully nice of you to pay off your mom's house.

Thanks.

I partially want to do it just to be able to say "in your face" because she's concerned about my questionable career choice.

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A: We are in an economic recession.

B: Most people make 30-50k per year. What makes you so special?

A: Way to think long term there.

B: Because I'm me.

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#30
It would be nice to make lots of money but realistically I'd be quite satisfied with anywhere over $40,000 a year
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#31
hahaha, so many people on this website are so unrealistic. Most won't make over $60,000. And the people that do are lucky. I'm aiming for at least 80k, but I even know that's probably unrealistic in this economy. I also remember a thread a while back where around half of the people here said they plan on being a musician for a living
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#32
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#33
I'm good with a modest 20k a year from my job (as long as my stock plans work out and I make 500% interest each year)
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#34
Whatever an infectologist makes. Or a surgeon if I can ever get over my fear of blood.
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#35
Quote by Xiaoxi
Not sure what you mean...?

Like instrument. I'd assume guitar, but I could be wrong.
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#36
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hahaha, so many people on this website are so unrealistic. Most won't make over $60,000. And the people that do are lucky. I'm aiming for at least 80k, but I even know that's probably unrealistic in this economy. I also remember a thread a while back where around half of the people here said they plan on being a musician for a living


To put it simply i'm in school for a very long time to be a lawyer, i will be making big money doing that since the recession will be done by the time i'm out. Also what makes me so special to expect to be earning a minimum of triple what most people will make, the answer is simple i am better than most people. I know it is very immodest to say but in the business that i am going into modesty gets you no where and you have to be the best to succeed.
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#37
hahaha people expect to make over 100k ?
id be more than satisfied with 50k
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#38
I believe that in the field I'm going into pays anywhere from $60,000 to $100,000 a year.
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#39
It depends whether I go into academia or industry. In academia probably around 40,000 GBP.
Industry anything upto 150,000 GBP.
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