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    Or would you consider this person poor?


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    It's fairly average.

    As a graduate/young person it is a normal and unsurprising amount. As someone older/further along their career, it's a pretty poor amount, but again, unfortunately, not that uncommon.
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    Depends on degree/uni. 25k is average for my course so that's what i'd class as average/minimum i'll expect.
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    Or would you consider this person poor?


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    If I did I'd have to consider my family poor and I don't consider us that so, no
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    You should be earning at-least over £50,000 a year when you're 25 if you want to amount to something
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    if the person is alone without 7 kids then yes there's some excess money, but not a lot, could pay off internet, gas, electricity, rent, food bill easily.
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    (Original post by Fantastic Fan)
    You should be earning at-least over £50,000 a year when you're 25 if you want to amount to something
    according to what or who? just curious
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    (Original post by AverageExcellence)
    according to what or who? just curious


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    Depends on their expenses*
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    (Original post by Fantastic Fan)
    To me
    So you'd consider a 25 year old earning 40k an underachiever?
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    (Original post by AverageExcellence)
    So you'd consider a 25 year old earning 40k an underachiever?
    £40,000 - £50,000 to be more specific.


    No you're not an underachiever
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    It's a good salary if you're in your early 20s and have limited work experience

    It's an awful salary if you're a graduate, a homeowner, married, a parent, an experienced professional, I could go on...
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    Depends on if that's market rate for the job they're doing or not. Also depends on where they live, cost of living and quality of living varies. Can't really generalise.

    An i-banker in London on £20k is getting reamed vigorously with that pay, whereas a new trainee graphic designer in Manchester might be on a commensurate starting salary.

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    In London - poor. Everywhere else, for a graduate that is good money.

    Most graduate jobs I see advertised nowadays begin at the £18k mark, the only ones that advertise higher are specialist roles: doctors, nurses, dentists, vets, various engineering jobs etc etc. Or the elusive grad schemes (although some of them pay poorly - looking at you Abellio).

    As you progress you' probably expect to earn more. However as I said in a previous thread, graduate salaries have stagnated and in many cases decreased - supply and demand - and the supply has rocketed, favouring the corporations and their plentiful choice.

    Many adults are still earning below this.
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    £20K was my first salary for about 6 months, then went up to £23K, then £26K and eventually £35K+ (and bonuses, pension, health, insurance bla bla etc.). None of them were 'Graduate' schemes since I find the whole dragged out recruitment process and ass licking to be ridiculous. I just applied for normal jobs after uni (Computer Science) and it kicked off from there I guess.

    As the others have pointed out, it all depends on many different factors. You decide if £20K is good enough for you to start with.
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    Lol, your £50k at 25 guy is a troll. I'll be at medical school when I'm 25, but I think my life will be okay.
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    Youll be lucky to get than when you graduate unless you get yourself onto some ridiculous grad scheme
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    (Original post by AsapRocky)
    Or would you consider this person poor?


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    If it's enough for that person to make a happy living and pay the rent without problems then I don't see an issue with earning that amount.
 
 
 
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