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By age 35, what salary do you expect to earn? Poll

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  • View Poll Results: What salary do you expect at age 35?
    0-10,000
    11
    0.99%
    10,000-20,000
    10
    0.90%
    20,000-30,000
    73
    6.56%
    30,000-40,000
    247
    22.21%
    40,000-50,000
    182
    16.37%
    50,000-75,000
    197
    17.72%
    75,000-100,000
    125
    11.24%
    100,000-250,000
    110
    9.89%
    250,000-500,000
    47
    4.23%
    Over 500,000 - please specify
    110
    9.89%

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    (Original post by Julii92)
    Apologies if this is a stupid question, but can chartered engineers with Ph.D's really earn that sort of money after 10+ years? Is that a consequence of moving upwards into increasingly managerial positions?
    No, he is delusional. Just like 90% of the other people on this thread.
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    (Original post by Electronica)
    So you've not finished (probably not started) university and are already planning your PhD. Excellent. :cool: Someone has a very unrealistic impression of how difficult an engineering degree actually is. :rolleyes: Also, good luck in the aerospace industry with such a poor economy.

    Average salary for engineering graduates is around £45,000. A PhD doesn't make that much of a difference either.

    At the peak of my own engineering career I expect to earn 50-75k. Which if you take into consideration inflation (4%? 4.5%?) will probably end up around 95-145k. But I expect that the poll meant pre inflation.
    hahaha dickhead!!!! yes i have, im second year, anyway ill be in america by that time where they earn about that much, you actually think i'd still be living here in a country where engineers are not even recognised and get low pay? no way sir
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    (Original post by Electronica)
    No, he is delusional. Just like 90% of the other people on this thread.
    Why delusion and not ambition? I know I would rather be seen as 'delusional' than settle with what the average person deems 'realistic'.
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    (Original post by Goku101)
    hahaha dickhead!!!! yes i have, im second year, anyway ill be in america by that time where they earn about that much, you actually think i'd still be living here in a country where engineers are not even recognised and get low pay? no way sir
    That's true, UK don't pay engineers enough. I assume you would do aerospace PhD in America as I don't think we have any top schools for that (even though quite a few uni's offer it).
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