Posted 22 February 2012 - 04:04 AM
Wanted to know if its worthwhile to stay in Engineering/ Technical field?
Posted 22 February 2012 - 03:58 PM
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 11:34 PM
The only Enviros I know making more than 6 figures are fairly senior federal employees (GS 13 or above) and senior consultants, or engineers working in high cost of living locations (what's the point in that, anyway).
For those engineers, I think the crossover into 6 digits occurs somewhere in the 10 to 20 year range, probably closer to 20.
The important thing to note is that it's not just a longevity/seniority thing. Those engineers making 6 figures are usually pretty good ones who have made a reputation for themselves and have taken on a lot more responsibility than the average engineer.
Posted 23 February 2012 - 11:08 PM
Its only a 2008 data set but Im sure there is more current data if I took the time to search more.
Posted 24 February 2012 - 03:56 AM
There is hope for Enviro Engineers- move to DC!
Posted 25 February 2012 - 12:19 AM
But yes, you proved exactly what I said - hit GS13 or higher, and spend some time in service, and you can break 100k in the federal government (and a lot of other industries, too).
Posted 25 February 2012 - 01:08 AM
Posted 26 February 2012 - 10:19 PM
Poll is edited to no longer be public, so maybe some lucky, fatty money enviro type will vote now.
Posted 27 February 2012 - 11:52 AM
Perhaps 75,000 dollars is a threshold beyond which further increase in income no longer improve individuals' ability to do what matters most to their emotional well-being"
I call bullshit on that one! I could maybe see that... if you put a 1 in front of it!
Posted 27 February 2012 - 02:12 PM
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 04:24 PM
I was just thinking about it from a purely mathematical standpoint...assuming a 28% tax rate that nets about $4500/month, then say you follow the ~30% rule for your rent/mortgage, that's about $1350 to $1500/month rent (that's probably a pretty nice apartment or condo), $700/month for utilities including a cell phone, $300/month for insurance, that leaves you $2000+/month in dispoable income...it's not a glamorous lifestyle, but chances are if you want to go out once in while, or splurge on that nice bottle of scotch, it's not going to hurt very much. Add a spouse and two kids to that income, your definitely on a tighter budget...
Posted 27 February 2012 - 04:27 PM
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Posted 28 February 2012 - 02:51 PM
She is inordinately status and image conscious, just sounds like something she'd say.
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Edited by Chucktown PE, 16 March 2012 - 04:07 PM.
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