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Poll Results: How much does the wage earner make?

 
  • 4% (17)
    under $20,000
  • 13% (47)
    $20-$30,000
  • 12% (44)
    $30-$40,000
  • 15% (53)
    $40-$50,000
  • 14% (52)
    $50-$60,000
  • 14% (50)
    $60-$80,000
  • 9% (32)
    $80-$100,000
  • 15% (54)
    over $100,000
349 Total Votes  
post #81 of 88
DH is a repair tech superviser and makes anywhere from $32,000-$36,000 Depending on stuff that they got him doing. He will be almost doubling his wages next year tho..YEA he got a promotion I think it starts in the next few months but I am not totally clear on that yet.
post #82 of 88
We are a single income family. Threads like this always make me feel incredibly embarrassed about how much we take in and yet we still feel like we can barely pay our bills and sometimes can't even quite manage that. We do live in an expensive area, though, but I'm guessing that's not a good enough excuse. :
post #83 of 88
Riversky, I feel the same way.

I used to be a hospital tech making under $16k working 70 hours a week, scraping by with 2 kids and no child support or help. Now we make almost 3 times that and we are doing just as bad. It's crazy! There are just more expenses: COL is 3 times higher here, food costs twice as much as back home, insurance is outrageous, surgery bills, car loan payments, etc...

I feel sucky complaining when I know our income looks really high.
post #84 of 88
When I quit working to SAH, we lost my 33,000 salary and health benefits. We are living on DH 28,000 and paying for health benefits out of that. It has been a struggle, but I feel like we are in a lot better control of our finances now (because we HAVE to be) than we were when I was working.
post #85 of 88
DH works, I am a full time student. Last year, he made $13,500. But he got a job at the university I attend, so this year he will probably make around $24,000. Next year, he will be fully vested in the union, and will make $30,000.

After living on $13k, $30K will feel like easy street!
post #86 of 88
Just wanted to add, we live in an area with a very low COL. Our house cost $31,000. And no, it is not a shoebox. We have room to grow here. Plus, we have the university nearby, with all the cultural goodies that that entails, outstanding natural beauty, a real sense of community, and no crime.

*Sigh* I love it here.
post #87 of 88
That's awesome, Leta! Sounds fabulous!
post #88 of 88
Dh is the working parent. He just finished his master's degree in teaching and his income increased nearly 40%!

I receive 1/2 of my deceased father's retirement income and I don't believe we'd be able to make it without me working if it weren't for that. Thank you Daddy - you pay my mortgage and make it possible to stay home with your grandbabies. :

We're in the middle of the income range.
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