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For me I would be lucky to earn over £32k working in the public sector jobs are so underpaid
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60-70k since I would be a CEng Mechanical engineer. But I'll try go further obviously
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around 50-60k maybe as I hope to be a chemical engineer but who knows
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I'm aspiring to get into investment banking just because I'd like to earn a lot to retire at an earlier age. I'd like to be earning about £250,000 by the time I retire. But since it's very competitive, there's no guarantee i'll get in.

But that's not stopping me from trying
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60-70k and I don’t think I’ll have kids so all for me 💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻
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daym what careers are these in im happy with 30k
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daym what careers are these in im happy with 30k
Same here
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£300,000 minimum publisher advance.
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£40k but also doing one of the most rewarding jobs out there which is all that matters honestly.
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For me I would be lucky to earn over £32k working in the public sector jobs are so underpaid
I think the average salary for my course at LSE is 64k by the time I’m aged 29, so hopefully I’ll be earning that😁
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I think the average salary for my course at LSE is 64k by the time I’m aged 29, so hopefully I’ll be earning that😁
Averages lie. I've seen Boutique Investment Banks with a 'mean' salary of £400,000, but upon further researching, I saw that the directors were earning 1-2 million pounds whilst the analysts were paid under £100,000. It still may average to a high amount, but it's not what you'd think when initially seeing this 'mean' data.

Because of this, I like looking at median figures more as I believe they're more representative since median data doesn't consider anomalies
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(Original post by Infinite Series)
Averages lie. I've seen Boutique Investment Banks with a 'mean' salary of £400,000, but upon further researching, I saw that the directors were earning 1-2 million pounds whilst the analysts were paid under £100,000. It still may average to a high amount, but it's not what you'd think when initially seeing this 'mean' data.

Because of this, I like looking at median figures more as I believe they're more representative since median data doesn't consider anomalies
That’s a fair point haha, LSE have a pretty detailed database for looking at graduate destinations and I can honestly say I’d love to have any of those jobs those people claim to have!
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(Original post by Bazyli)
That’s a fair point haha, LSE have a pretty detailed database for looking at graduate destinations and I can honestly say I’d love to have any of those jobs those people claim to have!
What course are you studying and when do you graduate? Have you been networking a lot?
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What course are you studying and when do you graduate? Have you been networking a lot?
So I’m going to study geography at LSE next year, I’m on my gap year atm and I have a full-time job at a consultancy firm. They’ve luckily agreed to me working part-time next year too. I’ve got around 30 contacts on LinkedIn, mostly from my company but I’ve also managed to secure an internship this summer at a business advisory firm this summer so hopefully I’ll make a few more contacts there🙂
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(Original post by Infinite Series)
I'm aspiring to get into investment banking just because I'd like to earn a lot to retire at an earlier age. I'd like to be earning about £250,000 by the time I retire. But since it's very competitive, there's no guarantee i'll get in.

But that's not stopping me from trying
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Front Office is the only way to make over £200,000 in IB. I'm pretty sure VPs in the middle office aren't likely to make more than £170k.
Plus, I need the transferrable skills from FO to land a higher paying job at a Boutique Bank.
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So I’m going to study geography at LSE next year, I’m on my gap year atm and I have a full-time job at a consultancy firm. They’ve luckily agreed to me working part-time next year too. I’ve got around 30 contacts on LinkedIn, mostly from my company but I’ve also managed to secure an internship this summer at a business advisory firm this summer so hopefully I’ll make a few more contacts there🙂
why would u go study geography? not finance or economics seems like a pointless degree geo
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I can’t bring myself too look at the latest pay scales as it’ll just make me cry so whatever a Specialty Registrar in the NHS Earns. Sub 30 I imagine.
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why would u go study geography? not finance or economics seems like a pointless degree geo
It still has really good employment prospects and interests me a lot more
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why would u go study geography? not finance or economics seems like a pointless degree geo
For Investment Banking, going to a 'target university' is more important than your degree.
I know someone who studied 'French and English' at UCL (a target IB uni) who then landed a job in investment banking. The banks mainly look for transferrable skills in applicants as they know that if you're smart, you can be taught how do the job.
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