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Cannierelax Mon 18-Feb-13 18:33:46

Just being nosey!

quirrelquarrel Mon 17-Feb-14 18:45:12

Student. I get lots of lovely money from student finance.

And I work in a shop one day a week and get paid just over £5 an hour, which in a month makes up just under half my rent. I know people who get so much more working in shops but the staff are lovely at mine.

ItsAFuckingVase Mon 17-Feb-14 19:32:54

I'm a senior infrastructure engineer, specialising in tpm and lean practices. Earn around £40k for a basic 40hr week plus overtime.

MeganBacon Mon 17-Feb-14 19:35:31

REading this makes me boil with rage all over again about bankers' bonuses. I just don't get how they keep getting away with it, when normal salaries seem to be in the 20-30K range.

Guineapig99 Mon 17-Feb-14 19:39:16

publishing, sales, 4 days a week 40k plus bonus

JohnCusacksWife Mon 17-Feb-14 20:03:32

Accountant, £27k p.a. with 24 days annual leave for a 3 day week.

This thread has been an eye opener and made me really appreciate my job!!

betman Mon 17-Feb-14 20:28:09

Nurse. £29k

scantilymad Mon 17-Feb-14 20:31:57

Residential property lawyer 2 years pqe in SW £57k plus bonus and 28 days holiday.
Sweated blood and tears for four years to cram studying round a full time job so no apologies from me I'm afraid.

Philoslothy Mon 17-Feb-14 20:36:57

I know quite a few bankers from my university days, they are far from average and therefore command a higher salary. Not saying they deserve the huge bonuses but the ones I know have degrees like maths etc from top universities and an ambitious streak that sets them apart. I suspect many people with their academic and working profile don't earn 20-30k and if they do that is often a choice.

DailyMailGail Mon 17-Feb-14 20:39:51

IT Consultant £100k plus as long as I have a contract. Otherwise, nothing.

Gormless Mon 17-Feb-14 20:40:41

Lecturer with 10 years experience, 52k PA and about 6 weeks holiday per year (we do not only work in term time!). Long days though and quite a bit of pressure to perform.

scantilymad Mon 17-Feb-14 20:40:51


I have a colleague in a similar position to you and is on the lookout! You say 'Legal Exec' - just out of interest is this a generic title or are you a Fellow of Cilex?

MrCabDriver Mon 17-Feb-14 20:41:59

Teacher employed through an agency, £120 per day

ConfusedPixie Mon 17-Feb-14 21:03:24

I'm a nanny. I'll get around £15k this [calendar] year from one of my families working 28 hours over three days a week.

And then another £5400 from my other family who I work 13.5 hours for over three days (before/after school, term time only) until July when I'll drop it.

lastnightIwenttoManderley Mon 17-Feb-14 22:02:16

Structural & Civil Engineer - fully qualified (chartered) in both disciplines which was a 5yr degree and approx 3yrs on the job training. Been doing it for six years and on about �38k.

Could have got more money in banking but love my job (though maybe not the 60hr weeks). Have been responsible for some big projects in UK and abroad and love hearing people talk about them smile

fifi669 Mon 17-Feb-14 22:45:59

Accountant in the SW, though not chartered yet. 16k full time equivalent. A guy I went to college with worked there too, he started on a salary 2.5k more than I did with the same qualifications, gained at the same time. Even now after a pay rise and after working there the same amount of time (he left), I'm still on less. Grrr

meikyo Mon 17-Feb-14 23:25:17

Chartered accountant senior public sector role 60k pa FT plus final salary pension. Quite stressful and pressured at times but v enjoyable role. Decent annual leave and some flexibility with hours so feel v fortunate.

macdoodle Mon 17-Feb-14 23:33:37

GP of more than 10 years experience. I have been qualified 20 years.
I work flexibly, about 40hours a week (including some night hours). Busy and stressful, and as a partner quite a lot of management/admin over and above.
Gross pay about £70K, after pension/tax/NI/professional protection and subscription (compulsory), my net is about £30K, so about £2.5K a month.
Not so great IMO, for my experience and work, but I mostly love my job, though I suspect the 24% I pay for the pleasure of my pension, will not be worth the paper its written on.

thriftymrs Tue 18-Feb-14 11:03:29

Scantilymad - no I am not a Fellow of Cilex. No legal exec qualifications, just many years of experience of doing a paralegal type role, sometimes alongside being a PA. I've had some good fortune over the years of having employers who have recognised my abilities and given me a chance to take on more responsibility. I enjoy my current role apart from the travelling and the pay freeze. I work with lovely people though which is a plus.

needtobediscreet Tue 18-Feb-14 11:14:29

I've name-changed for this.

I earn £25k (full time rate) but it's pro-rata'd to less as I'm part time.
I do PR / comms work in the not-for-profit sector and have 10 years experience and a Master's degree. I took a pay cut of around £15k when moved out of London a few years ago.

This suits me for now, during the years with young children.

When I'm ready to go full time again in a few year's time, I will probably be looking at jobs that currently pay around £35k for full time, maybe a bit more.

DH earns just under £50k and gets a company car which is a nice perk as even with the tax we pay on it, it's still waaaay cheaper than buying and running a similar car on our own. He has limited-to-zero promotion opportunities at his current employer though and getting a different job is also unlikely as his skills are v specialist so a change would be extremely difficult and would probably require retraining.

Neither of us get any kind of bonus, annual or otherwise, and DH gets inflation only pay rises whereas this year is the first pay rise I've had in about 5 years.

We're more than happy to tread water for a few years with these jobs and salaries as we manage more than fine and know that they're above average.

In our current geographical area, average salaries are pretty low, some salaries border on exploitation in my view, even if the job is low or unskilled. I remain staggered at how much some people earn, finance sector especially. They cannot possibly be deserved on the whole especially in a sector whose reputation is (still!) in tatters.

needtobediscreet Tue 18-Feb-14 11:16:00

fifi - sounds like you had a justifiable equal pay claim against your employer! When did this all happen? You might still be able to pursue it.

MollyWhuppie Tue 18-Feb-14 13:31:24

DH earns 80k in Marketing. He works ridiculously hard and long hours - kids rarely see him Monday - Friday, checking and responding to work emails in bed, working on laptop on weekends and even taking calls and emailing when we are away on holiday. He gets no other perks like car, pension, or health insurance. He loves it but is always thinking about work, and there is little room for much else in his life.

I earn £10p.h. in a part time, child friendly admin job. I have a good degree from a good uni but not experienced in any decent paying family friendly work, so this is what I am doing for now, but hope to retrain and go self employed.

fifi669 Tue 18-Feb-14 21:17:17

I prob do have a good claim. However I like my job and I'll be off on maternity in a few months so I don't want to rock the boat!

needtobediscreet Tue 18-Feb-14 21:39:21

I'd give it some thought fifi. You're in a potentially strong position. They wouldn't want to adding pregnancy discrimination to sex discrimination? If you lodge the claim as you start mat leave i.e. before baby arrives then you'll have additional protection...!

ShakesBootyFlabWobbles Tue 18-Feb-14 21:52:02

£78k full time so £62k part time. After paying tax, NIC, CCVs and pension, bring home just under 3k a month. Job fits with school hours although school hols are a real juggle.

I am a niche tax consultant. I mainly specialise in tax consequences of international supply chain, and land and property issues, otherwise anything that comes across the desk. I am head of department and been doing this 16 years and am professionally qualified. Got into it by accident and can't quite believe am still here.

TodaysAGoodDay Tue 18-Feb-14 22:23:41

NHS Ward Clerk, job share so I do 18.5 hrs a week. I get £7,200 per year.

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