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120k - realistically attainable in first 4-6 years of career
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(Original post by SophieSmall)
Really not a fan of London either, I'd hate to live there.
Same I'm much more of a rural person.
Saying that most people who can afford to live in rural areas with high house prices are earning 30K +
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(Original post by Abdul-Karim)
120k - realistically attainable in first 4-6 years of career

What careers specifically? There aren't many careers where you can be earning that kind of money within 4-6 years. (Have no idea whether you're being sarcastic)

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Lol my plans to graduate medical school at 23, do two foundation years 25, do 5 years consultant specialism training then be on 72k at 30
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I'll be earning 75k at 26!
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(Original post by Brit_Miller)
£30k + is a good salary
What's K
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What careers specifically? There aren't many careers where you can be earning that kind of money within 4-6 years. (Have no idea whether you're being sarcastic)



I'll be earning 75k at 26!
Investment Banking/Trading, Management Consulting and Investing (Hedge Funds or Private Equity).

I'm personally aiming for £130k+ by 30 I'm looking into strategy consulting, algorithmic trading or a software engineering job at a startup/top tech company.

I'm probably going to do an MBA (preferably at a top US school) in my mid-late 20s to try and move into private equity or more senior director roles at top companies.

What careers are you looking into?

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(Original post by RobertWhite)
What careers specifically? There aren't many careers where you can be earning that kind of money within 4-6 years. (Have no idea whether you're being sarcastic)



I'll be earning 75k at 26!

Investment Banking M&A or another IBD role.

What career do you hope to go into to achieve that.
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(Original post by Princepieman)
Investment Banking/Trading, Management Consulting and Investing (Hedge Funds or Private Equity).

I'm personally aiming for £130k+ by 30 I'm looking into strategy consulting, algorithmic trading or a software engineering job at a startup/top tech company.

I'm probably going to do an MBA (preferably at a top US school) in my mid-late 20s to try and move into private equity or more senior director roles at top companies.

What careers are you looking into?

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Well that's more than realistic if you're looking at those careers (and you work hard...)

(Original post by Abdul-Karim)
Investment Banking M&A or another IBD role.

What career do you hope to go into to achieve that.

I'm in my final year of university but I have a job at a commercial law firm for when I finish postgraduate study.
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(Original post by RobertWhite)
I'm in my final year of university but I have a job at a commercial law firm for when I finish postgraduate study.
Good lad, congrats, all the best with it. What are law grad salaries like?
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(Original post by Abdul-Karim)
Good lad, congrats, all the best with it. What are law grad salaries like?
Pretty decent.

I have a mate starting his training contract and is on £38k going up to ~£60-70k post qualification.

I've heard the american firms pay the most. The post qual salaries are more like: £90-100k.

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(Original post by Abdul-Karim)
Good lad, congrats, all the best with it. What are law grad salaries like?
Thanks, can't wait to start! What stage are you at?

Graduate salaries for law depend on whether you're working for a high street firm or somewhere in the city (and of course if you're looking at becoming a solicitor or barrister). I think high-street firms tend to pay around the minimum salary for the two year training contract (around £16,650 to £25,000). City firms tend to pay around £35,000-£45,000. Usually not including bonus' but in all honesty I don't know how much these tend to be. I'll be earning at the higher end (though I'd do it for far less!).
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(Original post by RobertWhite)
Thanks, can't wait to start! What stage are you at?

Graduate salaries for law depend on whether you're working for a high street firm or somewhere in the city (and of course if you're looking at becoming a solicitor or barrister). I think high-street firms tend to pay around the minimum salary for the two year training contract (around £16,650 to £25,000). City firms tend to pay around £35,000-£45,000. Usually not including bonus' but in all honesty I don't know how much these tend to be. I'll be earning at the higher end (though I'd do it for far less!).
I'm still a first year a while to go. Had a pre-uni summer intern and now doing the first year spring intern in IB.

Good stuff get that money!
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(Original post by Abdul-Karim)
I'm still a first year a while to go. Had a pre-uni summer intern and now doing the first year spring intern in IB.

Good stuff get that money!
Looks like you're on the right tracks then!

Good luck
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What's K
thousand
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I have heard it said that 35k is enough for people to comfortably enjoy life. Everyone will always want more!

In the future my starting salary will be 21,000 and if I specalise then 25,000.. is that a good salary
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In the future my starting salary will be 21,000 and if I specalise then 25,000.. is that a good salary
In London no. Rest of uk its good. grads at my work start on 18k. 21k Bit of a squeeze if you have kids but otherwise ok.
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In London no. Rest of uk its good. grads at my work start on 18k. 21k Bit of a squeeze if you have kids but otherwise ok.
Oh ok.. but I'm ganna make sure my husband earns aswell in the future so it's cool.. are u from Nottinghamshire
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Oh ok.. but I'm ganna make sure my husband earns aswell in the future so it's cool.. are u from Nottinghamshire
Was, live in Yorkshire now.
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I heard that one is at their happiest when earning £200,000 a year because if the annual salary is less then it can make quite a difference in lifestyle. Whereas, any more than 200k allows one to be lavish etc, but not any more content because the best things in life can't be bought... "But millionaires sat in a jacuzzi outside their mansion on their own island are happy." True, but apparently they are not actually any happier within their subconscious
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(Original post by Uz25)
In the future my starting salary will be 21,000 and if I specalise then 25,000.. is that a good salary
Its a pretty average ish salary in the UK.

And in London, no its not good.

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Its a pretty average ish salary in the UK.

And in London, no its not good.

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