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How Much Are You Making?


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#1 Guest_gooky_*

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Posted 09 September 2007 - 12:12 PM

I know this would be rude and intrusive question in person in real non-cyber world, but how much are you making in this IT field? The type of work, ethnicity, gender, amount of experience, and your accent will also play part along with your location and age.

I am under the age of 35 (probably relatively young?), non-White male, about 5 years in the field, have foreign accent, doing mostly tech support in DC metropolitan area. I am in 35K to 40K range employed in local government as an employee, not a contractor. I am unsatisfied.

Is my earning range pretty average for someone in my profile in this day ang age or should I be doing better?

Also if you don't mind how much are you making?

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Posted 09 September 2007 - 12:46 PM

To be even less intrusive and possibly even less rude, in this medium, may I offer a wider base of information by suggesting this site: SalaryWizard by Salary.com The reason being that due to economic and geographic factors, the pay ranges offered would be quite broad and not really applicable.

Also if you google "salary comparisons", there are more sites/links to work with for yet more additional relevant information.

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Posted 09 September 2007 - 05:37 PM

I know this would be rude and intrusive question in person in real non-cyber world, but how much are you making in this IT field?

Nothing. Not in IT.

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Posted 10 September 2007 - 09:06 PM

Nothing on IT either but did well on gold,wheat and cocoa futures this past week.
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Posted 10 September 2007 - 09:42 PM

Nada in IT. and not enough in my real job (we get paid weekly *weakly)

yes thats a joke you may laugh.

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 09:44 AM

Hey offtopic but I have a question about IT

I'm either going to go into managing or programing IT but I don't know which one to choose. I'm not good at making up stuff on my own like program things to do or making up new stuff, but I like following instructions going step by step procedure. So what do you guys think I should major in?

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 09:25 PM

... I'm not good at making up stuff on my own like program things to do or making up new stuff, but I like following instructions going step by step procedure. So what do you guys think I should major in?

The Marines.

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 10:49 PM

I do a bit of freelance IT work in the San Francisco Bay Area (on top of my "real" job). Most of my clients are from Craigslist and I do perhaps 5 jobs a month. I usually charge between $35 to $65 and hour based on the work being done. I average about 3 hours per job so that comes to about $525 to $975 per month, or $6300 to $11700 per annum. Makes for good spending money after my "real" paycheck is depleted on rent and bills.




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