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    Ive noticed a bit of a trend from the responses tp this thread, why is it that the female folk are happy/very happy to accept this sort of salary with little or no qualms yet the males tend to think its good but frankly not amazing?
    I would have thought before seeing this thread that there would be little variation because TSR is populated by high academic achievers of both genders
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    yes!
    better than 20 isn't it. xD
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    £100,000 as a dentist
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    (Original post by ToastyCoke)
    Most people on here are intolerably naive
    This.

    I doubt I'll ever earn 40k, but I'm not motivated by money. 40k is a lot.
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    I'd consider it a very good salary. I'm on £14k and happy.
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    Its worth getting out of bed for. I think allot of people will be shocked whilst trying to find a job. Theres nothing wrong with being ambitious but inevitably i think allot of people on here will be dissapointed with what they ultimatly earn.
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    No thanks.

    60k min
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    How am I not suprised by some of the responses on here.
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    it's a good salary, but I want to earn enough that I can live in the way I have become accustomed to -ie multiple holidays, nice big house and swimming pool and holiday homes, not having to worry or think if something like a massive gas bill pops on the doormat or if I had to get a plumber in to fix something etc.
    this is assuming it's like a final income. I'd be very happy to start on a salary like that! But once you have family etc, school fees, clothes, food, bills, all add up and 40k isn't much for a family of say 5 to live on.
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    Well it certainly wouldn't allow me to live in a big house, with a couple of 4X4s in the drive and 4 privately educated children but...

    Apart from that I'd certainly be happy with that. My mum doesn't work and my Dad earns a bit less, but we've (+ a sister) been pretty confortable and have had nice holidays. I should be able to earn at least a little over that in a few years if I work hard so it's all good.
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    My mum makes 40k a year, but there's 3 of us and she's the only income so it doesn't really stretch as far as people think it might.

    Plus we live in Central London.
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    i heard that earning £34k and above your in the top 25% of earners in Britain.
    Of course its a good salary, i'd be happy with salary of at least £18k once i've graduated and in the long term around £28k
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    If we talking about height of career than no, I wouldnt be happy with double that. Id barely be content with triple.

    Im not one of those people obsessed with hoarding money. I just have certain things I want to spend it on.
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    man this shocked me, I thought people on TSR expected 300k+ !!!
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    (Original post by Turdburger)
    If we talking about height of career than no, I wouldnt be happy with double that. Id barely be content with triple.
    What about 150k?
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    as long as the salary can enable me pay my rent and leave outtside my parents's house then it is a good salary
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    For the North that's a fairly high salary but I'd be hoping to earn more than that before the age of 28.
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    Yes I'd be very happy with that salary. It's nearly double what I'll earn when (if!) I qualify.
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    (Original post by Paul McGann)
    What about 150k?
    Not bad. The ambitious target is 200 :p:
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    (Original post by rob6709)
    Its worth getting out of bed for. I think allot of people will be shocked whilst trying to find a job. Theres nothing wrong with being ambitious but inevitably i think allot of people on here will be dissapointed with what they ultimatly earn.
    This. It has taken me 5yrs to achieve this sort of wage, and I dont know a single grad who earns this out of uni...my bro earns more than 40k now but that is 3 yrs further study after finishing his masters in maths, until he finished his chartership quals he was on roughly a wage alot less than 40k
 
 
 
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