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AIBU about my salary?

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ArtemisOfOrtygia Tue 25-Feb-20 07:50:30

I don't live in the UK, but my country is not too different so I think it's okay to ask the question here.

I always thought my salary is good, but lately I can't help but feel like, maybe, it isn't. But I compare my salary to other people's salary without taking into account that they might work more hours than I do. Anyway, I work 34.5 to 35 hours a week (Monday to Friday) and I earn about £37k annually. My salary increases annually with about £1.2k, and in 3 years time it'll increase by £1.2k PLUS about £4k annually. Making my annual salary £41k PLUS a yearly increase of about £1.2k.

I should probably also mention that I work in an NGO, so I probably don't earn as much as I could earn if I worked elsewhere.

AriadnesFilament Tue 25-Feb-20 07:52:09

I don’t understand what you’re asking

GiveHerHellFromUs Tue 25-Feb-20 07:53:28

If you want to earn more either try and justify a pay rise or find a new job

sunshineANDsweetpeas Tue 25-Feb-20 07:53:36

It all depends on what you do for a job.

ArtemisOfOrtygia Tue 25-Feb-20 07:54:19

I'm asking if my salary can be considered low, average or high for the amount of hours that I work.

Pardonwhat Tue 25-Feb-20 07:55:43

What’s the question?
Or do you just want an ego boost?

Treacletoots Tue 25-Feb-20 07:56:03

It's relative to the cost of living where you are. In the UK that's pretty good.

AriadnesFilament Tue 25-Feb-20 07:56:07

It’s not about how many hours you do, it’s about what job you do.

Iusedtobeapartygirl Tue 25-Feb-20 07:56:08

It entirely depends on what you do!

Pardonwhat Tue 25-Feb-20 07:56:40


It depends if you’re a waitress or a neurosurgeon.
And whether you live in central London or in the North East.
So many variables that I’m not sure what the point is?

Lionsleepstonight Tue 25-Feb-20 07:56:48

Sounds pretty to high to me, isnt the UK aveage 29k?

ArtemisOfOrtygia Tue 25-Feb-20 07:57:26

It all depends on what you do for a job
I'm a receptionist.

MerryTwinkletoes Tue 25-Feb-20 07:57:53

A receptionist would earn half that in the uk!

GOODCAT Tue 25-Feb-20 07:58:06

It depends on what you do for a living. It is above national minimum wage but if you have unique skills that are hard to acquire it would be low. What do you do?

Palavah Tue 25-Feb-20 07:58:33

We don't know what job you do or where. If you want to benchmark your salary against other people in similar roles at similar levels in similar industries then check out Glassdoor or speak to a local recruiter.

Your question is entirely arbitrary. It depends what you're trying to achieve.

loobyloo1234 Tue 25-Feb-20 07:58:39

MN really need to get an eye roll emoji

Did you come here just to brag OP?

ArtemisOfOrtygia Tue 25-Feb-20 07:58:46

So many variables that I’m not sure what the point is?
I'm just trying to get an idea of where I stand. I tried to Google the information, but it's highly inaccurate.

GOODCAT Tue 25-Feb-20 07:58:51

Very good money as a receptionist.

Squirrelblanket Tue 25-Feb-20 07:59:28

Nice humblebrag, OP!

GiveHerHellFromUs Tue 25-Feb-20 07:59:37

No receptionist earns that much unless they've handed out some special favours along the way.

Palavah Tue 25-Feb-20 08:00:03

Crossposted. What's your point. Are you just interested in what random strangers on the internet think of your salary?

ArtemisOfOrtygia Tue 25-Feb-20 08:00:28

Did you come here just to brag OP?
No, I don't care about opinions or how people see me. I also don't think what I earn is so high that it's remotely brag worthy.

LagunaBubbles Tue 25-Feb-20 08:00:31

A receptionist?! You would be lucky to earn half that in the UK. I'm a qualified mental health nurse and you earn more than me.

isabellerossignol Tue 25-Feb-20 08:00:50

The receptionist where I work earns less than £20k.

The company accountant where I work (fully qualified chartered accountant) earns about £30k.

So to me that's a huge salary.

But I suppose it depends on what other people earn where you live.

But obviously if you're somewhere that salaries bear no resemblance.

TheGinGenie Tue 25-Feb-20 08:01:01

I can't even dream of that salary and I work more hours in a highly qualified job. Hope that helps.

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