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    At the peak of my career I would not be happy if I was not earning at least £100k per annum.
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    I earn £12,600 before tax and have a daughter support. £40,000 is plenty enough!! I'm going back to uni and hope to become primary school teacher on £30,000. My partner is on £21,600 and

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    I think 40k a year is loads, but since the graduate starting salary for the profession I'm working towards is only 10k less than that, I'm aiming for more in the future. You can definitely live very comfortably on 40k a year though.
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    Honestly, If I have not made at least a million by the time I die I will be pissed off

    That's my aim.. get money to buy and do the things I want and then I would donate the rest to charities
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    I see no motivation or drive from the people in this thread..

    Why 40k? why 50k? Think big... think 100k+. If you don't believe it, it'll never happen
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    Well, I'm happy with about 50k-60k to start with but would want to see this rise to between 100-250k over the course of my career if not more.

    Motivations are the fact I've come from a single parent background (we don't even have a car) and the cost of living/cost to raise a housing deposit/pay a mortgage is ridiculously high round here (London). I'd like to be in a position to give something significant to charity too rather than just a few pennies and do something good.

    Ambition is to go into investment banking for the long-term, get an MBA from a top business school and work my way up to a more senior level. If I don't make the cut, my expectations will drop off a cliff though.

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    (Original post by upthegunners)
    I see no motivation or drive from the people in this thread..

    Why 40k? why 50k? Think big... think 100k+. If you don't believe it, it'll never happen
    So true, aim high, achieve high. In my peak I want atleast 100k a year. To be able to live comfortably, no stress and no worries about bills etc.

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    (Original post by mdi)
    So true, aim high, achieve high. In my peak I want atleast 100k a year. To be able to live comfortably, no stress and no worries about bills etc.

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    People always want more but never believe they are capable of achieving it

    I want my salary to be 100k plus and believe me when I say it... I wont stop until I get it
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    (Original post by upthegunners)
    People always want more but never believe they are capable of achieving it

    I want my salary to be 100k plus and believe me when I say it... I wont stop until I get it
    I've never come across a job in my field that pays more than 100K so it is just realism to believe I will never earn anything like that. What is more important to me is to be good at my job, as long as I have enough money to keep a roof over our heads and food on the table I'll be happy. Money is not the only measure of success.
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    40,000 to 50,000 would be satisfying with anymore from due effort being well achieved to me
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    (Original post by LMAC)
    These threads always put into perspective how naive the average TSR user is. I'd be happy with 30k 3 or 4 years after graduation
    ^this

    People earning the kinds of salaries talked about here such as 100k+ & 200k+ are the exception, not the rule!
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    I think I'd be happy earning £30k a year, considering the field I want to go into.
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    (Original post by aranexus)
    ^this

    People earning the kinds of salaries talked about here such as 100k+ & 200k+ are the exception, not the rule!
    Nothing wrong with aiming to be the exception. Some industries have higher averages than others anyway.

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    I'm just thinking what is realistic.., £100,000 for a primary school teacher?! Lol I wish! I have aspirations, I have gone from leaving 6th to a full time job taking home £720 a month after tax.... I'm now working just 3 days taking home £800 (I'm a Mum) I'm not going to uni to become a teacher so will he happy with £30,000 money doesn't buy happiness, it makes things easier but you never have enough.... You always live to your means and want what you can't have! I just want a job I enough and get satisfaction out off, you're at work more than you are at home if you hate your job you won't be happy!

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    I don't really care about money for its own sake, but for score-keeping I would hope to earn at least £750k p.a.

    Average earnings in my field of specialization are around £500-£600k p.a, and I would like to think that I can do better than average.
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    (Original post by mja)
    I don't really care about money for its own sake, but for score-keeping I would hope to earn at least £750k p.a.

    Average earnings in my field of specialization are around £500-£600k p.a, and I would like to think that I can do better than average.
    What job are you going into for that amount?

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    32k minimum starting
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    (Original post by _anyawalsh)
    What job are you going into for that amount?

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    Commercial chancery barrister at a top set. Average gross earnings per barrister at one such set was ~£800k p.a. a couple of years ago, so I'm actually slightly low-balling the figures.
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    Id be happy with anything above 40k. I'm not materialistic, and I wouldn't really know what to spend the money on tbh.
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    (Original post by upthegunners)
    I see no motivation or drive from the people in this thread..

    Why 40k? why 50k? Think big... think 100k+. If you don't believe it, it'll never happen
    I'm motivated to be a nurse, and a damn good one at that. I will probably to more than one degree and specialise, however can you imagine the outcry from the public if nurses started earning 100k?!

    My motivation is to support people at the most vulnerable times in their lives. To me, that is more rewarding than any sum of money.
 
 
 
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