To think this is a good salary for a 20 something!
topofthedrums · 22/10/2018 19:16
21 and earning 30K a year. I think that's pretty decent, is it not? Outside of London too.
My mum thinks not, and says it's very average.
I think she's somewhat deluded. But she insists.
Jenala · 22/10/2018 19:18
Sounds good to me!! I'm 29 on 33k, also outside of London. Started 4 years ago on 27k and was very happy with that.
No more room for me to grow in this role though unfortunately.
topofthedrums · 22/10/2018 19:19
Jenala I think 33k is really decent for 29! I would be very comfortable with that.
ExpectingToFly · 22/10/2018 19:19
Jesus Christ that's amazing ! That's the most I've ever earnt and I'm 38. I earnt 12k a year when I was 21 🤣
wictional · 22/10/2018 19:20
I’m mid-20s, outside London, and would give my left foot to be earning that much
3out · 22/10/2018 19:20
I’ve been nursing for 16 years, and yet to earn that much. You’re doing fab!
wictional · 22/10/2018 19:21
And I have a masters! Clearly I took the wrong path in life
Polarbearflavour · 22/10/2018 19:21
The average UK salary is 27k but most people do not earn that. 6.5 million people or around one in five workers earn less than the living wage.
You earn more than the average British worker. Does it really matter what your mum thinks?
TyrionsNextWife · 22/10/2018 19:21
£30k for a 21 year old is very good, especially if you don’t have a specialised degree. Your mum’s either seriously out of touch or taking the piss!
tempname111 · 22/10/2018 19:21
I think it's great. I'm 49 and on just over 25k. Have had a variety of jobs though and no career as such. At least for you the only way should be up. ￼
JagerPlease · 22/10/2018 19:22
30k is really decent. I went to uni and very few people on grad schemes even started on that. I was on about £14k at that age!
ShirleyPhallus · 22/10/2018 19:22
That’s good, but as an EA you should think of going down the senior exec EA route otherwise you’ll not go much above that
GinIsIn · 22/10/2018 19:22
I can’t think of any industry outside of london that pays £30k for a first job PA...
elliejjtiny · 22/10/2018 19:23
Sounds brilliant to me. Dh was on 22k at the top of his career.
topofthedrums · 22/10/2018 19:24
Mum is usually extremely bitter towards me, I'm not surprised. I just can't always decide if she's right or wrong. Sometimes she is right, fair enough.
I was feeling fab until her comment.
Paddybare · 22/10/2018 19:24
Sounds like your mum may be envious- is she a high earner?
bringincrazyback · 22/10/2018 19:25
I'm 50, a graduate, and I've never earned anywhere near £30k.
bruffin · 22/10/2018 19:25
Ds 23 is just outside London, no degree and on about 30 with up to 12 % bonus on top.
He esrns mire than most of my friends dcs in their late 20s with degrees
Polarbearflavour · 22/10/2018 19:26
I would use your money to look at an Open University course OP. Unless you want to be a PA forever (and there will be fewer jobs in the future) look at what else you can do with your brains!
EmeraldVillage · 22/10/2018 19:28
That money at your age is a good wage. However I suspect you’ll find that you waged don’t go up very much in future so I would also be looking to your future. Because 30k with kids and a mortgage is nothing like 30k, low outgoings and no student debt.
HolidayHelpPlease · 22/10/2018 19:28
Early 20s on 35k and whilst it sounds like a great salary, the reality is with the cost of living is that it’s not that great (south east) - to be truly comfortable (ie a vague hope of buying a house). I’d probably need 45k
ShinyMe · 22/10/2018 19:28
I'm a graduate in my mid 40s, and I'm not on anywhere near that. I'm on less than 20K, and am unlikely to go above it ever, unless something massive happens.
caroloro · 22/10/2018 19:29
It's more than a newly qualified nurse or teacher, and we'll above national average for all ages.
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