GRcade Wage Survey

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How much do you earn (before tax, etc.)?

up to £5,999
2
2%
£6,000 to £11,999
6
7%
£12,000 to £17,999
5
6%
£18,000 to £23,999
8
9%
£24,000 to £29,999
14
16%
£30,000 to £35,999
14
16%
£36,000 to £41,999
7
8%
£42,000 to £49,999
14
16%
£50,000 to £59,999
7
8%
£60,000 to £69,999
5
6%
£70,000 to £79,999
2
2%
£80,000 to £89,999
2
2%
£90,000 to £99,999
0
No votes
£100,000 to £114,999
0
No votes
£115,000 to £129,999
0
No votes
£130,000 to £149,999
0
No votes
£150,000 or more
2
2%
 
Total votes: 88
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PostRe: GRcade Wage Survey
by Qikzmas » Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:39 am

I'm on 30k exactly.

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No:1 Final Fantasy Fan
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PostRe: GRcade Wage Survey
by No:1 Final Fantasy Fan » Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:18 am

I've always been happy and got by with however much I was earning so I don't think it really matters where you vote :)

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PostRe: GRcade Wage Survey
by Cuđđoolph » Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:25 am

That gap between £36-42k is sort of weird isn't it? Reasonably even distribution either side of it but it's like people skip straight from £30,000ish to £40,000.

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PostRe: GRcade Wage Survey
by u ok santa xx » Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:34 am

I converted my $ salary to £ but it doesn’t paint the most comparable picture given that the cost of living in NYC is significantly higher than anywhere in the UK

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Silent Right
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PostRe: GRcade Wage Survey
by Silent Right » Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:06 am

I am a PhD student and so live pretty firmly below the poverty line...

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PostRe: GRcade Wage Survey
by Jerusalime » Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:56 am

I ticked what I should be earning if the disaster of a company I work for actually paid me rather than being a bunch of crooks. :evil:

Just got a judgement from a tribunal for some of the money but my career is in the crapper.

In reality I'm making about £100 a week on ebay. :cry:

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PostRe: GRcade Wage Survey
by Trelliz » Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:17 am

Corazon de Leon wrote:Just in the £18,000-23,999 band. Not bad for having a quarter of a century of education under my belt, eh?


I'm in the 24-29 bracket and have a similar length of education and am older than people higher up than me. It does make you think that maybe the "I went to the university of life m8 oi oi lads" approach isn't so invalid after all if all that studying doesn't literally pay off in the end. However I like what I do so am prepared to stick with it, which is more than some people can say, I guess.

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PostRe: GRcade Wage Survey
by mcjihge2 » Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:51 am

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Dual
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PostRe: GRcade Wage Survey
by Dual » Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:07 pm

Trelliz wrote:
Corazon de Leon wrote:Just in the £18,000-23,999 band. Not bad for having a quarter of a century of education under my belt, eh?


I'm in the 24-29 bracket and have a similar length of education and am older than people higher up than me. It does make you think that maybe the "I went to the university of life m8 oi oi lads" approach isn't so invalid after all if all that studying doesn't literally pay off in the end. However I like what I do so am prepared to stick with it, which is more than some people can say, I guess.


Was it ever invalid?

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PostRe: GRcade Wage Survey
by Merry Christmous Everyone » Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:13 pm

Trelliz wrote:
Corazon de Leon wrote:Just in the £18,000-23,999 band. Not bad for having a quarter of a century of education under my belt, eh?


I'm in the 24-29 bracket and have a similar length of education and am older than people higher up than me. It does make you think that maybe the "I went to the university of life m8 oi oi lads" approach isn't so invalid after all if all that studying doesn't literally pay off in the end. However I like what I do so am prepared to stick with it, which is more than some people can say, I guess.


You can’t really lump all university routes into the same group. It really depends on the subject, especially if you’re focusing only on earning potential.

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PostRe: GRcade Wage Survey
by That's not a growth » Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:21 pm

I'm on £10 an hour + £2 an hour "performance bonus" that I always get each month and isn't actually means tested. If I were to do my minimum hours this would be about £23k, but as I get paid for every minute I'm in the building - and I take short lunches and leave a little late each day - it ends up being the equivalent of around £26k-£27k each month. Apparently I'm due a pay rise soon, but this will be the 3rd time in a year they've said this so I'm not holding my breath.

My out goings are very low. I live with family, in a council house, so rent and bills are very reasonable. I don't own a car, and use public transport to get around. I do know how to drive (we'll, I passed my test, but it's been a while) so this is a money saving decision. I'm trying to save for a home, and have saved a decent amount, but feel I need to be on a higher wage to be able to afford a mortgage for somewhere that I would like to live - and also I feel I need to be more happy in my job if I'm going to buy as it only makes financial sense if you don't move for the first few years and I want the flexibility to be able to follow any job offer I might get.

I'm currently waiting to hear how a job interview went, so these circumstances might change soon.

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PostRe: GRcade Wage Survey
by Wrathy » Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:30 pm

I'm 27 and on £27,242 or so before tax. Living in Southampton, reasonably decent since I can afford to rent a flat by myself and have a fairly active Pokemon TCG hobby. It isn't enough to do as much as I want to do with the game, though, so I'd really like to be on 33k plus to make things happen and also start putting some savings aside.


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