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Posted 12/9/16 , edited 12/9/16

Khaltazar wrote:


Ryulightorb wrote:

Programmer

90k a year

Easily do-able here as programmers make 100-120k on average.


All i would spend it on is a small apartment that's cheap
Steam games (rarely do games i like come out)
Food

So i will have alot of savings for the future if i want to go out on a trip.

I like to live kinda frugal when it comes to living costs.


Edit: I noticed you don't live in USA, maybe they make much more where you live.

Programmers make on average around 50k - 120k depending on your position.

Entry (0 - 5 Years): 30k - 70k (this is basically a trial period, most companies won't pay you too much as you are a newbie in their eyes - most companies will stay around the middle so 50k~ starting, maybe more if they like you or you have a Master's degree or previous experience)
Junior Developer (5 - 10 Years): 70k - 90k (after several major projects under your belt you'll get closer to that 90k figure you want - the average experience where I work is 8 years and they make around 80k a year)
Senior Developer (10 Years+): 90k - 120k (you'll make closer to 120k as you approach time to retire - this is more of a leader role, not quite manager, but most of your time will be mentoring and making the bigger decisions)

Just don't go into the field thinking you'll start anywhere close to 90k a year even with a Masters degree.


I'm Australian.
Pay is much higher here.

Entry is 60-80k avg here last time I looked.

Anything over 50k is liveable on here 40k would just get you by living like a King imo


I get 12k a year via my disability pension and I live off of that easily





I'm aiming for the top in the long run
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Posted 12/9/16 , edited 12/10/16

Ryulightorb wrote:

I'm Australian.
Pay is much higher here.

Entry is 60-80k avg here last time I looked.

Anything over 50k is liveable on here 40k would just get you by living like a King imo

I get 12k a year via my disability pension and I live off of that easily



I'm aiming for the top in the long run


I really like programming as my career, hopefully you will too. If you are interviewing soon, a good question to ask is how the project manager and manager manage. Do they hover over your shoulders, do they assign you tasks daily like a child or do they give you your space and let you do what you're there to do? Also, ask if the managers were ever once programmers, those that were programmers and became managers will know how to manage programmers better than people just getting out of business school. Your enjoyment of your career depends a lot on who you have for a manager. My manager is amazing. We communicate regularly, but I don't get hounded or babysat. It can be a stressful job at times, but getting a good manager is key, the last thing you need on top of deadlines is a manager hounding you. My manager gives me projects/tasks to do, and priorities of those projects/tasks and I submit weekly reports most times updating them on my status.
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Posted 12/9/16 , edited 12/10/16

Khaltazar wrote:

I really like programming as my career, hopefully you will too. If you are interviewing soon, a good question to ask is how the project manager and manager manage. Do they hover over your shoulders, do they assign you tasks daily like a child or do they give you your space and let you do what you're there to do? Also, ask if the managers were ever once programmers, those that were programmers and became managers will know how to manage programmers better than people just getting out of business school. Your enjoyment of your career depends a lot on who you have for a manager. My manager is amazing. We communicate regularly, but I don't get hounded or babysat. It can be a stressful job at times, but getting a good manager is key, the last thing you need on top of deadlines is a manager hounding you. My manager gives me projects/tasks to do, and priorities of those projects/tasks and I submit weekly reports most times updating them on my status.


Just starting Uni soon so it will be a while but I will keep this in mind.

I have talked to a few people in the field all of them as kind as you who are welcoming to beginners and willing to give tips.
Thank you so much I look into getting into the field once I am done with my degree!

I'm passionate about it though I do need to refresh my skills I haven't done programming in a year or so due to other studies but I remember as an 10 year old coding and designing his own web browser I fell in love with it.

Granted I loved math so much back then so it makes sense.
I still love coding and math but I'm rusty hence doing it more and studying
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Dream job: wall street fund manager because those ass___s swindle tons of money while producing absolutely nothing for society

Salary of wall street fund manager: bonuses go to 20 million a year for playing with other people's money
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Current Job/Salary:Mechanical Design Engineer-Not saying
Dream Job/Salary: Manufacturing Manager or Engineering manager- avg. $90,000-$150,000 I think.
I like working in something manufacturing/design related, always loved seeing a product go from the design phase to production and out to market. It's pretty cool knowing that somethings I've helped design are being sold worldwide right now, and I would love to have a hand in managing such things.

To be honest if I were pulling 6 figures I could get everything I want no real need for millions or anything. If I had a house, a car, and an awesome hangout room with arcade machines, entertainment center, poker table and a bar I'd be in paradise
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dream job: criminal psychologist. As for the salary, i really don't care as long i'm doing something that makes me happy.
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Exchange rate is about about AU$1 to $0.75 USD, so the numbers you two quoted would be comparable for the ranges mentioned. However, the rates change based on area, at least in the US. For instance, the rates for a Senior Programmer/Analyst in San Francisco 20k - 30k higher than what they are just an hour or so away in Sacramento. But Sacramento is much cheaper than San Francisco, to the point that the average wage difference is still in favor of Sacramento. Also, there are a large variety of titles for programming of different flavors. You have Programmer/Analysts, Developers, and Engineers, among others I'm sure.

I make approximately mid-range in my work as a Senior Programmer/Analyst, but never got any degree. I started at closer to $50K as a Programmer/Analyst I and advanced very quickly, becoming Senior in three years. I don't know how it is in Australia, but you can get ahead fairly quickly in the US, depending on performance and where you work. I'm doing my dream job and beyond my dream pay. I intended to do this work from the around age 10. Despite thinking I would not attain it at one point (having dropped college and trying to find any kind of work), I ended up in it anyway.
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