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I worked as a financial auditor at a prestigious company in knightsbridge and got paid nowhere near that.:mad: Let me work for you? I have a can do attitude You can be Vito and I can be Michael:cool:
You need to be able to qualify as an engineer to do that job. Its nothing to do with financial audits. It does help too if you have legal qualifications or at least knowledge towards legal aspects in this field. A thankless job because everyone will love to hate you.
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(Original post by Alfissti)
You need to be able to qualify as an engineer to do that job. Its nothing to do with financial audits. It does help too if you have legal qualifications or at least knowledge towards legal aspects in this field. A thankless job because everyone will love to hate you.
Yeah I'm aware its nothing to do with engineering I just didn't know the difference in salary would be that big
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I think I would be comfortable at £40k+
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Anything that is surplus to what you consider to live what you imagine is a 'reasonable' existence.

Expectation of comfort is all relative. I'm happy to live on food from Aldi and Tesco, go out for a meal twice a month at a pub and pay all my bills/mortgage on a reasonable sized house in proportion to my wage.

My fiancé on the other hand has been used to the finer things, so will not budge on at least Sainsburies standards or higher (pref Waitrose) and likes to drink nice wines at restaurants (I drink water)

So as you can imagine, we have a different 'base' of comfort.

So £1k above all commitments, after bills and meals and 'comfort' (and children!) would be a good salary IMO

This will constantly shift upwards as you start increasing your standard of living as wage goes up... So it will always be a moving feast unless you earn something ridiculously high like a CEO.

And to answer the original question
....£50k
But ask again in 2 years time and I'm sure it will be considerably higher 😜


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Sainsburies standards or higher
More expensive packaging and better decor?
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I just wanna beat my dad but it will be hard

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(Original post by Foo.mp3)
For a graduate (of a sensible subject, min 2:1), working full time: £40K+ in London/SE area, discounted by up to £10K the further into the 'periphery' you get

If we replace the word 'good' with reasonable,* then lower the top figure by £10K


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What 'good' job can you get in Northumbia/Cumbia?
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****ed if I know, sorry bud
Your £30k for the provences is about £5k too high.
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(Original post by Foo.mp3)
Possibly right - a quick google suggests £20-25k is a reasonable expectation, but then it depends how you interpret the term 'good' e.g. towards the top end (£25k+) vs. top dollar (£30k+?)
Not sure where you'd get 'top dollar' outside major cities - and even then I'm not sure where you'd get £30k in Manchester/Liverpool/Newcastle.

£27-29k sure, but strting with a 3 doesn't seem feabile outside of the few positions in ALDI's regional manager scheme....
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What 'good' job can you get in Northumbia/Cumbia?
Went to Cumbria once. Heard it was has the lowest salary in UK

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I just wanna beat my dad but it will be hard.
You seem to be ambitious. A trait of character which I appreciate. May I know your reason?
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What 'good' job can you get in Northumbia/Cumbia?
Oil & gas jobs, according to my inbox. And also nuclear jobs too.
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We need more parameters to answer this question properly because a good wage for a 22 year old living with parents is totally different from a good wage for a 30 year old living alone.

It gets more complicated because a good wage for a 22 year old living with parents in Rugby is totally different from a 22 year old living with parents in London.
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Oil & gas jobs, according to my inbox. And also nuclear jobs too.
Cool, could you post a link to a couple, I hadn't seen any jobs for new grads starting on over £30k around.

Thanks in advance.
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(Original post by Quady)
Cool, could you post a link to a couple, I hadn't seen any jobs for new grads starting on over £30k around.

Thanks in advance.
I wasn't referring to graduate jobs.
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(Original post by Kallisto)
You seem to be ambitious. A trait of character which I appreciate. May I know your reason?
I just wish to live the class life
, minimising as much financial struggles for me and my future family

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I just wish to live the class life
, minimising as much financial struggles for me and my future family
Class life in the sense of glamour? I have no idea what you are talking about.
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Class life in the sense of glamour? I have no idea what you are talking about.
As in a luxury house and every thing just class

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As in a luxury house and every thing just class
That is definitely not my business. It seems so artifical, just smoke and mirror.
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(Original post by Smack)
I wasn't referring to graduate jobs.
Not really a relevant contribution then...

The heads of the council earn way more, experienced doctors and accountants, head teachers and the MPs...

I was quoting someone who said about graduate jobs though.
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