For those of you making 6 figures, how old were you when you broke that barrier?

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NoMoMoney

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For the next two years I'll have 0 income and almost six figures in expenses (tuition + everything else) :) After that the job reports from the school show I will make six figures with base and the bonuses will just be gravy!

I'll be 29 when I take my new job. I have no idea what that job will be though.
 

Aharami

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not there yet. and wont get there for a while if i dont get the hell out of this cheapass company
 

Descartes

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I broke 6-figures, salary alone, when I was ~21. I was doing consulting with a small firm. I started my own a year or two later and have been doing that ever since. I'm now 26, 27 in April :)().
 

jupiter57

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Ha Ha, HotChic was surely just trying to see how many Shens she could garner.
This question from a Forum where the main food topics revolve around Ramen Noodles!
 

tm37

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I hit 75K at 27.

Now much lower but much sainer.

More than likely would have hit 100K prior to 30.

I could go hit 100K if I wqas to go get a different job.
 

Jeeebus

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Fortunate enough to have made that right out of law school, at 25. I graduated at a good time, when base salaries had risen about 50% over where they were just a year or two prior.
 

b0mbrman

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Hmm...around $65k @ 26

If I stayed at my current job, I wouldn't get to $100k until I was 43 :Q (Based on current pay rates and current marital status)

[Edit] But I'm leaving in May
 

iRONic

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I was 32 and had to leave the great unwashed to join management. It's very difficult to break six figures in aviation maintenance just bending wrenches.

Despite the added stress and politcal BS I am glad I made the change.
 

cirrrocco

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I got out of school on 2005. The first year I made 80 grand and this year I will make slightly greater than 110K. I thought don't have any other benefits. I have to pay for health insurance, etc

Btw I am 27 now turning 28 in may
 

austin316

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Originally posted by: xospec1alk
25. hit it this year. working in IT but in the finance industry.

that's awesome. what do you do? (you don't have to get specific, but a job title will help).

I was a double major in finance and IT and about the same age, so what you currently do could be of interest.
 

FDF12389

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Assistant Project Manager for a small company, 48k @ 19. If I keep killing myself at school and work I should get there soon.
 

jupiter57

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Originally posted by: mugs
Originally posted by: her209
If you're a stripper, you can make $100K a year easily.

I couldn't.

Apparently, me either!
A few years ago, I saw a sign outside a strip joint that said"If you can dance, you're hired".
I stopped, went in, I danced, but they didn't hire me!
 
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So depressing - my base pay when I was 21 was around 84k but, with overtime pulled in more. My last job, with a much better title (Managing editor) .. $38k.. sigh.
 

tfinch2

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Originally posted by: freedomsbeat212
So depressing - my base pay when I was 21 was around 84k but, with overtime pulled in more. My last job, with a much better title (Managing editor) .. $38k.. sigh.

shens on going from 84k+ to 38k