Share Your Salary


The other day I asked the question: “How much money do you make?“.  That post got a lot of responses from many people who were comfortable sharing how much their annual salaries are.  I think overall more people were comfortable sharing their finances with other people than not.  I thought it would be fun for anyone that wanted to share their salary to do so here.  I’m going to allow anonymous comments so that no one has to be public with their money if they don’t want to be.  And for the people that don’t feel comfortable with everyone knowing their business, they can comment anonymously and share without revealing their identity.

I’ll have to approve comments manually, so if you do comment with anonymous it most likely will go into moderation and I’ll be sure to approve it as soon as I can.  If you want to play along, please comment with:

-Your annual base salary.
-What state or area of the country you live in.
-Your job title or position and a short description if it’s unclear.

I think it will be neat to see how salaries vary from positions and areas of the country.  I know that some salaries may sound high or low at first, so please keep in mind that someone who makes $70,000 and lives in Washington DC may experience the same standard of living as someone who makes $45,000 and lives in Indianapolis.  Obviously these are numbers that I pulled out of my head and aren’t completely accurate, so don’t hold me to them.

Let the fun and games begin!

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13 thoughts on “Share Your Salary

  1. Ravi Gupta says:

    I’m on contract for two more weeks

    Total money for 15 weeks of work: $7500
    Before Taxes: $500 week
    After Taxes: $400 week

    Currently living in Bettendorf Iowa, working in Illinois, and will be moving back to Miami, Florida in ~2 weeks.

    Job Title: Intern

    -Ravi Gupta


  2. Nicole says:

    My boyfriend is on disability, I am a part time waitress.
    Our annual income this year will come to around $20 000 CAD.
    This does not include the part time jobs he and I occasionally take, my tips, and income from my Etsy shop.
    We live in Windsor, Ontario.


  3. kh says:

    I’m a telecommunications contractor who finds my clients through a recruiting agency that pays me and takes care of my taxes (as opposed to being paid as a 1099 contractor).

    Through them I bill $30 an hour and average 45-50 hours a week. That’s gross of about $1350 a week and take home (after taxes and insurance) of about $945 a week. When I contract independently, I bill $85 an hour and take home about $38 an hour after I pay for taxes, my own insurance, self-employment tax, etc.

    I also don’t get vacation pay, paid time off, sick pay, or holiday pay for days offices are closed. So my annual wage has to be adjusted by about 3-4 weeks of off time per year.

    Long way around to say I take home somewhere between $40k and $45k a year.


  4. Rebecca says:

    I live in central NJ. I will make about $22,000 this year (with child support, and ll work income, plus my tax refund.)


  5. Tia says:

    Between social security from my husbands death and my work (PT retail/FT college student) I think the 3 of us are living on about $28000. We live in suburban Denver.


  6. Anonymous says:

    My salary £33k a year as a Web Developer (but I receive less since I only work 30 hours a week). My GF makes £54k a year as a Project Manager (I think), plus has a private income of about another £80k-£100k a year depending on the state of the economy. We live in the UK.


  7. GH says:

    I make $62,000 as a social worker in local government agency (worked here for 20 years), my husband makes $60,000 at the VA. We live in the Minneapolis area.
    We save around 35% of our gross salary in retirement accounts, so hope to retire early and enjoy living more on less money!


  8. Alex says:

    I make $100,000 as a sales professional in software company in Russia, Moscow. Taxes is 13%. I try to save 30% of net salary. But cost of living in Moscow is very high.


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