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    (Original post by alevelzzz)
    making a couple of million, but TBH, I can't think of how you can make over 100k a year <30 years old in any other sector... Maybe dentistry, if you're VERY good and lucky
    Change the variables to £75k+ by 35. Then what? Finance? Management consulting? Actuary? Accounting?

    I might go for actuary if I get into a top 10 uni.

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    (Original post by Wisefire)
    Change the variables to £75k+ by 35. Then what? Finance? Management consulting? Actuary? Accounting?

    I might go for actuary if I get into a top 10 uni.

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    75k+ by 35? lol, TBH, thats pretty ****ty in London IMO.
    You can earn that in any of those professions.
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    Wildly unrealistic.


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    There are firms that pay that, chambers that pay even more. For it to be wildly unrealistic it would presumably be a 1 in a million sort of shot, as it is you can go online and see that there are a fair number of US firms paying 40k to trainees and 90k plus to NQs, albeit only a handful pay 100k without bonus.
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    (Original post by alevelzzz)
    75k+ by 35? lol, TBH, thats pretty ****ty in London IMO.
    You can earn that in any of those professions.
    EXACTLY. THAT'S THE BARE BLOODY MINIMUM I COULD TOLERATE IF I WORK HARD. SEE! WTF LOL. Hang on... So, are you indicating that by age 50 you could pretty much earn £100k in those industries I listed? Mate, gimme the whole picture. I am NOT settling for less than what is possible/what I could earn after a certain age. Capping your aspirations to saying "I want £4k+ per month" (£78k+) is a bad thing IMO. More context please? Educate me.

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    (Original post by Quady)
    I'm 29 and work in the public sector.
    Before I applied for my current jobs I emailed the two people I knew who could be interested and asked if they were going for it. There were more roles than them so I applied.
    I'm on £49,400 with a payrise due in the next couple of months.
    (no family connections at all)

    Care to explain your post - I'm confused...
    Please don't take this the wrong way, I don't know what you do in the public sector, but I'm going to stick my neck out and say that unless you are very lucky your job is probably a bit dull.

    Do you genuinely look forward to going to work every day?
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    (Original post by insomniacz)
    state expected career and salary please
    Civil service, tax, transport or energy.

    Realistically no reason to think I can't pass my mark of success (30k), 50k would be ideal.
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    Lol, in reality I keep my online presence extremely discreet/secretive, and clean. My Twitter account for example has no opinions, nothing stupid, no media, no swear words, no retorts. All that just to be more employable idegaf. I care that much. I'm going to delete my TSR account one day cos I've written far too much stupid crap on it already, and I have revealed a LOT about myself.

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    (Original post by Quady)
    I'm 29 and work in the public sector.
    Before I applied for my current jobs I emailed the two people I knew who could be interested and asked if they were going for it. There were more roles than them so I applied.
    I'm on £49,400 with a payrise due in the next couple of months.
    (no family connections at all)

    Care to explain your post - I'm confused...
    Just curious, how did you pull this off? Thought things were quite rough in the public sector, haha. That's not bad at all. Congrats.

    Also, there was a document online I think from ONS that has detail on income percentiles. Was genuinely shocked to learn that if you're on 42k+ I think it is then you're in the top 15th percentile or something.

    Will link it later but if someone else could Google and post, I think it'd be highly relevant to this

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    (Original post by alevelzzz)
    75k+ by 35? lol, TBH, thats pretty ****ty in London IMO.
    You can earn that in any of those professions.
    So if 75k+ at 35 is bad in your view, which I mildly agree with, what's achievable at different ages, in London, in your view?

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    (Original post by Quady)
    I'm 29 and work in the public sector.
    Before I applied for my current jobs I emailed the two people I knew who could be interested and asked if they were going for it. There were more roles than them so I applied.
    I'm on £49,400 with a payrise due in the next couple of months.
    (no family connections at all)

    Care to explain your post - I'm confused...
    Btw, I also wanted to say that ~£50k at 30's great tbh. I wish. Nice, especially as you're in the public sector.

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    (Original post by Wisefire)
    Lol, in reality I keep my online presence extremely discreet/secretive, and clean. My Twitter account for example has no opinions, nothing stupid, no media, no swear words, no retorts. All that just to be more employable idegaf. I care that much. I'm going to delete my TSR account one day cos I've written far too much stupid crap on it already, and I have revealed a LOT about myself.

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    No opinions? Listen to yourself. You are willing to sell everything, your personality, body and soul for cash? Nobody ever says they wished they had earned more money, or kept their opinions to themselves on their death bed. (Unless perhaps they were being executed for heresy, the exception that proves the rule and all that)
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    Not much. Research sounds like a wonderful career, but I don't think I'll be paid a lot for it since I'm not intending to sell my soul to big oil

    (Original post by alevelzzz)
    75k+ by 35? lol, TBH, thats pretty ****ty in London IMO.
    You can earn that in any of those professions.
    75k is about twice the average salary in London so I don't it's that bad.
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    (Original post by Andy Cr)
    No opinions? Listen to yourself. You are willing to sell everything, your personality, body and soul for cash? Nobody ever says they wished they had earned more money, or kept their opinions to themselves on their death bed. (Unless perhaps they were being executed for heresy, the exception that proves the rule and all that)
    Well I AM that willing. You saying that actually put a smile to my face; it shows, for example, that I am indeed directing myself in the right direction, doing what actually does exclusively help me get to my monetary goals. My interests are all aligned to money. That's good. Thanks for that. I take that as a compliment in one way lol.

    Money's fantastic up to a certain point.
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    ATM I'd be lucky to land a 10k job. After uni ill be aiming for about 29k minimum 25k. That's what I'll be initially hoping for but I'd have to settle for less short term if the economy is bad I suppose.
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    (Original post by Chlorophile)
    Not much. Research sounds like a wonderful career, but I don't think I'll be paid a lot for it since I'm not intending to sell my soul to big oil



    75k is about twice the average salary in London so I don't it's that bad.
    You're very bright. Much, much brighter than me. Good luck.

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    (Original post by Wisefire)
    You're very bright. Much, much brighter than me. Good luck.

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    Best of luck to you too. And I wouldn't judge the brightness of a random stranger over the internet purely on the basis of their grades, but thanks anyway :P
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    (Original post by will2348)
    Just curious, how did you pull this off? Thought things were quite rough in the public sector, haha. That's not bad at all. Congrats.

    Also, there was a document online I think from ONS that has detail on income percentiles. Was genuinely shocked to learn that if you're on 42k+ I think it is then you're in the top 15th percentile or something.

    Will link it later but if someone else could Google and post, I think it'd be highly relevant to this

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    http://faststream.civilservice.gov.uk/

    'Fast stream' is called 'fast' for a reason

    Yes, although many of us have pointed that out before on here.
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    (Original post by Wisefire)
    Well I AM that willing. You saying that actually put a smile to my face; it shows, for example, that I am indeed directing myself in the right direction, doing what actually does exclusively help me get to my monetary goals. My interests are all aligned to money. That's good. Thanks for that. I take that as a compliment in one way lol.

    Money's fantastic up to a certain point.
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    Well then good luck to you my friend What do you actually want this money for? In my experience rich people are not any happier, they are just miserable in a bigger house (which they are still usually convinced isn't quite big enough). They are usually eaten up with stress if they work a high flying job, or bored if they don't have to work, and are bitterly envious to others who they perceive as having more money than them. Most people on the planet live perfectly happy lives on a few thousand pounds a year, if that.
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    (Original post by Wisefire)
    Btw, I also wanted to say that ~£50k at 30's great tbh. I wish. Nice, especially as you're in the public sector.

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    Yet you think £75k at 35 is pretty poor in London
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    Considering the average salary for London is £35k and for those who have 10-19 years experience in the UK is £37k, anyone earning £75k by the time they are 35 is doing very well...




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