Wages and benefits

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    Could someone from the right please tell me exactly what a person working a full time job with a college degree and say 10/20 years of exp should be making as a wage and what benefits should they have?

    I just want to know because my son is looking for a job and I told him that he should be looking to improve on what he is getting now, and he surly deserves better benefits.

    So tell me what you think you would be willing to pay him if he would fit one of your jobs that you might be looking to fill?:confused:
     
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    That would depend upon what his degree is in and his job history. You aren't providing enough info.
     
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    In nursing school i remember one of the instructors asking us why we wanted to enter the field.

    She was very clear, if you were doing it for the money get over it. Garbage men make more money then nurses.

     
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    Good luck for him finding a better job than he has now. In this economy, good jobs arent easy to come by.

    My suggestion would be that he should look into it himself. After all, he is the best one to know what the going prices in his field are.
     
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    I'd pay him what the market could bear, I'd pay him comparatively with other pay grades for his expertise, his experience, and his education. You know that a neuro surgeon makes much more than a GP right? He also spends more on his education and invests more time in residency and he also pays a hellava lot more in overhead. What would you be willing to pay a neurosurgeon?
     
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    I have my first paycheck stub. Do you?
     
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    Why is your son surly? That won't get him much.
     
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    Maybe as an entry level nurse. Experienced, solid nurses can do very well.
     
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    The Average Salary of High School Graduates | eHow.com

    The Best and Worst College Degrees by Salary - CBS MoneyWatch.com
    chart from this article
    In a new survey of salaries by college degree, business administration didn’t even break into the list of the top 10 or 20 most lucrative college degrees, according to the latest annual salary survey by PayScale, Inc. A variety of engineering majors claim eight of the top 10 salary spots with chemical engineering ($65,700) winning best of show for starting salaries.

    Out of 75 undergrad college majors, business administration ($42,900) came in 35th, behind such degrees as occupational therapy ($61,300) and information technology ($49,400).

    What I found equally fascinating were the college majors that lead to the most anemic paychecks. Here are the worst paying college degrees:

    College Degrees Starting Salary Mid-career median salary

    1.Social Work $33,400 $41,600
    2.Elementary Education $33,000 $42,400
    3.Theology $34,800 $51,500
    4.Music $34,000 $52,000
    5.Spanish $35,600 $52,600
    6.Horticulture $37,200 $53,400
    7.Education $36,200 $54,100
    8.Hospitality/Tourism $37,000 $54,300
    9.Fine Arts $35,800 $56,300
    10.Drama $35,600 $56,600



    another article, i saw this, but it sure doesn't sound like a job where your going to get rich vs all the education and time spent.

    Median annual wages of kindergarten, elementary, middle, and secondary school teachers ranged from $47,100 to $51,180 in May 2008; the lowest 10 percent earned $30,970 to $34,280; the top 10 percent earned $75,190 to $80,970.

    According to the American Federation of Teachers, beginning teachers with a bachelor's degree earned an average of $33,227 in the 2005-2006 school year.

    In 2008, of the majority of all elementary, middle, and secondary school teachers belonged to unions—mainly the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association—that bargain with school systems over salaries, hours, and other terms and conditions of employment.

    Teachers can boost their earnings in a number of ways. In some schools, teachers receive extra pay for coaching sports and working with students in extracurricular activities. Getting a master's degree or national certification often results in a raise in pay, as does acting as a mentor. Some teachers earn extra income during the summer by teaching summer school or performing other jobs in the school system. Although private school teachers generally earn less than public school teachers, they may be given other benefits, such as free or subsidized housing.
     
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    Depends on what you are doing and where. I know CPA's working for not-for-profits as controllers or CFO's making a hell of lot less than CPA's working as software consultants in private industry.
     

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