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What Is Considered A Good Annual Salary In Usa,uk And Nigeria?

Can you all just post what u think is a well deserving salary as in a salary that one can say ,i'm comfortable with as in ,not peak of career,just something that one can say oh u re doing good.

In the above countries.

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My question is almost same, how much Naira/per month salary is good for Sr.Executive Secretary position there in Nigeria

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i want to be a univesity professor, and they say that a tenured professor makes an average $98,000 a year. is that good annual income? also, does anyone know how much elite schools like oxford and st.andrews pay tenured professors, saying i want to teach philosophy or english?

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debosky and mccrackles , I know quite a few peeps on that range who have their own homes. And when I say homes i mean homes - not owning a small house as is common in the UK.

Kindly ask around - yes it also depends on the person's expenditure, and on the person. However if you ask around from peeps who have done both - you will find it is easier to save in Nigeria.

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When starting out in IT as a graduate in the UK, £25,000 and above is quite good. Some top class firms would not even give you that starting. For example in my final year at university in 2007, I believe PWC was offering about £21000-£23000 for graduates. However once you have acquired a few years worth of experience in IT, you can be earning £45000 plus depending on you field. I think Business/System Analysts, Some Developers (.Net, Java), DBAs, Architects make the most. However in IT if you want to make the big bucks you need to get in to contract work. Here you can make £400+ a day. I think a good Java developer with a wealth of experience can earn £600/day freelancing for financial firms. Even other fields can make more - Murex and Sophix (Now you are deep in financial software territory) experts can demand £1000 a day. Obviously to enter contracting you normally should have been working for about 3 years and you lose the extra benefits/security of a regular job. And then there is SAP

In IT one important thing is your field. There are so many areas - testers, analysts, system support, developers, DBAs, architects. Then the technology (Oracle, .NET, Java etc.) These two factors will affect the Salary you can demand. And the "worth" of each technology/field fluctuates. Check out this website to keep track of what each skill is demanding: http://www.itjobswatch.co.uk/

I would say £35000 for a graduate in most fields or someone with less than 2-3 years experience is very good. To earn more, look to Law or Investment Banking.

I would say my thoughts come from last year before I came back to Naij. Dunno how the recession might have affected this.

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@ Brash

You are right bro

@ sexxy

Earning £35k, your friend is making more money than 80% of graduates. Like I said, I don't know whether this is still regarded as doing well, since that is a personal matter.

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No wonder he said I should stay in Naija, You think if I earn close to that i would want to move, wen I no dey craze.

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£35k graduate starting salary is not bad

Very few firms would pay you that much anyway, i am on a graduate programme with an Engineering Consulting firm and the sector dont pay that much!

Law firms and highflying financial institutions would top that and may even exceed slightly, it is not very common for IT firms to even get close to £35k

Aldi (the discount foodstore) creeps over the £30k mark by the way

Your friend must be lucky, prolly has loads of certificates and maybe some sort of relevant work experience

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I actually think the average salary is less than £25k for a graduate role

I am sure it is in the region of £21K-£23K

This was the standard figures, when i was applying for graduate jobs and doing researches late 2007!

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35 k GBP is a good one.

In Nigeria i think from 5milla upward for starters will be fine.

when you have a wife, kids and a home to run, then 10m and above and other sidekicks (very important) should make you happy

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The best form of investment one can ever have, trust me!

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It's not a given that someone earning £20k will save more - it depends on style of living. If you earn £35k annually and don't live in London you can save very well if you choose to.

@ sexxy

£35k is VERY good for a graduate position in the UK. The average graduate wage is £25k. People working as consultants might earn much more in the IT business, but I don't think they would be fresh grads. Either way, it's up to an individual to determine what 'doing good' is. Some people will not feel they are doing good until they own a Ferrari, while some will feel they are doing pretty well owning a VW Golf.

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You have to consider that if the girl is earning 35k pounds - her counter part in Nigeria earning 20k pounds can save more than her. The girl has to consider council tax, mortgage, income tax, vehicle maintenance fees, cost of living. It is much easier to save in Nigeria.

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Whoever said this, do you live in the US? and what do you do for a living?

FYI median household income in the US for 2005 was $46326 - household meaning husband + wife; and only 15.73% of all households had annual incomes exceeding $100,000. 

Those who earn more are typically those with graduate degrees, or in choice professions like medicine, pharmacy, consulting or investment banking.

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£35,000 is very good actually.

what industry?

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£35,000 is a pretty good salary - more than most people earn.

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are you refering to graduate jobs salary or experienced hire?

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a good annual salary in USA starts frm $150,000.

in nigeria,probably 5million naira and up.

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I asked that cos a friend earns £35,000 per annum in the uk and she's complaining shes not doing well ,like her mates all earn more in th uk and all this other countries,she's 27 years old,

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nigeria-mim80,000

UK-mim#1000

US-$1300

fairly ok

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Does anyone know,as in the brackets?

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