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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
It isn't necessarily that high. One study state its 75,000 US dollars another 161,000 US dollars. Either way it's not as high as £200k.


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It isn't necessarily that high. One study state its 75,000 US dollars another 161,000 US dollars. Either way it's not as high as £200k.


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Well, I read it in a newspaper a while ago so it has probably changed since then. I personally would be very happy with 161,000 U.S. dollars!
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What's is a good salary in London
Average salary is £38,000. You'd probably want to be on about £30,000 at the very least though and you won't have much disposable income on that.

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It isn't necessarily that high. One study state its 75,000 US dollars another 161,000 US dollars. Either way it's not as high as £200k.


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That's the US though. The cost of living is significantly higher in the UK, or at least in the South East region. We also have a different taxation system and house prices, utility prices etc. which distort how far your income goes. So that can't be used as a direct comparison. The benchmark would probably be a lot higher in the UK.

From speaking to people in the Americas, their salary goes a lot further there than an equivalent would here.

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That's the US though. The cost of living is significantly higher in the UK, or at least in the South East region. We also have a different taxation system and house prices etc. which distort how far your income goes. So that can't be used as a direct comparison. The benchmark would probably be a lot higher in the UK.

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The same study said it was 133,000 USD equivalent for the UK.


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The same study said it was 133,000 USD equivalent for the UK.


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Makes sense, that's nearly double the 75,000 USD.

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Average salary is £38,000. You'd probably want to be on about £30,000 at the very least though and you won't have much disposable income on that.

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That's too much . Max il earn in the future is 25,000
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That's too much . Max il earn in the future is 25,000
Well that's depressing...

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That's too much . Max il earn in the future is 25,000
Well then, if you want to earn more you need to find a difference career.

I certainly wouldn't recommend living in London.

If you're happy with early an averageish wage then there's nothing wrong.

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Well that's depressing...

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How much are u ganna earn eyy??
And not really i know people earning £18,000 and they are quite happy thanks

What careers make u earn well then eyy?
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Well then, if you want to earn more you need to find a difference career.

I certainly wouldn't recommend living in London.

If you're happy with early an averageish wage then there's nothing wrong.

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What science careers= well paid salary?
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What science careers= well paid salary?
Engineering, medicine, dentistry. Even teaching can end up earning more than that.

With a science degree though you can go into loads of other jobs. Finance, law and the like earn loads and you can go into them.

Engineering for example squally you can get a 25k starting wage if you're good.

With finance, you can get 40-50k starting wage (like investment banking)

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Engineering, medicine, dentistry. Even teaching can end up earning more than that.

With a science degree though you can go into loads of other jobs. Finance, law and the like earn loads and you can go into them.

Engineering for example squally you can get a 25k starting wage if you're good.

With finance, you can get 40-50k starting wage (like investment banking)

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Who your kidding XD Teachers= £21,000
Biomedical scientist= £21,000 / £25,000
Geneticist= £25,000 +
Other than engineering, medicine, optometry, pharmacy and dentistry what science careers are well paid e.g. pharmacologist, audiologist e.t.c.!
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I would've said a person on their own earning £20k was a good salary...

A lot of you are living in cloud cuckoo land.
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I would've said a person on their own earning £20k was a good salary...

A lot of you are living in cloud cuckoo land.
Same!!
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How much are u ganna earn eyy??
And not really i know people earning £18,000 and they are quite happy thanks

What careers make u earn well then eyy?
You should develop some ambition...you'll never own your own house, your own car etc...is that what you want? Law, finance, medicine....get into those, work hard and you'll make more than less than the average wage

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(Original post by Uz25)
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That's too much . Max il earn in the future is 25,000
Why? There is room for progression in nearly every career.

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(Original post by Uz25)
Who your kidding XD Teachers= £21,000
Biomedical scientist= £21,000 / £25,000
Geneticist= £25,000 +
Other than engineering, medicine, optometry, pharmacy and dentistry what science careers are well paid e.g. pharmacologist, audiologist e.t.c.!
The starting wage for teachers is 22k do you are off. And can earn up to 32k outside of London. And around 37.5k inside London.

http://www.education.gov.uk/get-into...y-and-benefits


Again those are probably starting wages.

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You should develop some ambition...you'll never own your own house, your own car etc...is that what you want? Law, finance, medicine....get into those, work hard and you'll make more than less than the average wage

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i got 7 gcses all C's and im doing btec l3 applied medical science...
I want to go to uni such as ntu / uni of notts.. im considering doing biomedical science/ pharmacology/ audiology/ chemistry/biochemistry/ neuroscience degrees... help!! what careers !!
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The starting wage for teachers is 22k do you are off. And can earn up to 32k outside of London. And around 37.5k inside London.

http://www.education.gov.uk/get-into...y-and-benefits


Again those are probably starting wages.

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Dont want to be a teacher
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