I reckon you'd actually reach your peak at 45 and then the old age is actually a negative factor. I'd like to earn at least £ 40k by today's standards - ideally £50-100 k.
I think there has been a shift recently in attitudes towards work.
I think for the last generation getting the best job possible and dealing with (all the extra crap/stress it brings) it to get as much money/status as possible was 'all that' but nowadays I have certainly seen a trend amongst students/young people where they are less willing to do jobs they hate for money - i.e they want a lot more job satisfaction.
I expect, given the qualifications I intend to achieve, I'd be quite capable of earning in excess of 100k by the time I'm in my 40s. However, I don't expect to ever earn more than 40k, and I'll be happy with just enough to buy food and rent something which has space for a bed if I'm doing a job I genuinely have a passion for. I really can't bring myself to care about money at all.
I would like to be earning a 6 figure salary.
I'm planning on being a teacher, so I would expect to be making around 41K by today's standards when I'm 60. But if I was in a leadership position, like head teacher, I could make up to 100K.
Of course, I can't expect to know what career I'll be doing in 41 years from now, let alone my salary.
I'll be making 30K when I'm 23, if I get a teaching job in central London.
More realistically, 40K+ would do nicely.
Ive always been quite ambitious regarding salary.
At my peak, id hope to be making about £70,000
Might never happen, but its what im aiming for.
Heck as much as possible! But hopefully something around 200K. That won't seem like as much as it is now because of inflation (at 2% inflation in 50 years 200K is worth about 74K nowadays. meh.)
With my degree I'd hopefully start with 30-35k and eventually could be any figure really.
I intend to marry into money.