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28-11-2019, 19:42   #61
 
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I'm essentially a jumped up draftsman with an engineering consultant. 53K. No engineering qualification.

In the drafting side of construction for 9 of the last 12 years.

2007 - 18K
2008 - 23K
2011 - Job bridge
2012 - 28K
2013 - 30K
2014 - 33K
2015 - 40K
2016 - 42K
2017 - 48K
2018 - 50K
2019 - 53K.

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28-11-2019, 19:53   #62
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I'm a data analyst and I get 42k. 6 years experience. I hate my job as a result.
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28-11-2019, 19:54   #63
 
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Working as an auditor for an insurance company, salary is mid 70s incl bonus, 10% pension contribution, phone, use of company car but dont pay BIK thankfully.

Started 10 years ago in a call centre earning €20k, did some exams, made the right moves at the right time and made some good connections. All going well in the next three years I'll have gained a compliance qualification and will have earned some niche experience so will be looking towards 6 figures hopefully.

I'd recommend insurance as a career tbh. You dont need any qualifications for entry level positions and if you have a bit of cop on you can get a qualification in a couple of years and move into an insurer. The amount of different avenues is huge, from sales to underwriting or compliance. A commercial underwriter with 4 or 5 years experience would be looking at €60k base upwards. If you have a flair for sales broking can be very lucrative.
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I'm a data analyst and I get 42k. 6 years experience. I hate my job as a result.
That’s awful for your qualification, is there any other jobs you could apply for?
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28-11-2019, 20:04   #65
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I'm a data analyst and I get 42k. 6 years experience. I hate my job as a result.
You should be on double that
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28-11-2019, 20:07   #66
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About 130k per year as a consultant in a fairly nichey area. I sometimes wonder if I'm worth it. But - then I stop wondering and head back to my heart-attack-by-my-40s-job.

Edit: worked my ass off to get here though.
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28-11-2019, 20:16   #67
 
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Can I ask what tech you are using? I’m a JavaScript developer with 14 months experience under my belt. I’d love to try contracting in a few years.
I'm working on .Net (C#) at the moment but it varies from job to job. Previous role was Angular.

One thing I would mention is that you have to do what you are asked in this game. That can drive some people mental. I've had to implement some awful stuff in my time as a contractor. I would have shot it down in a few minutes when I worked as a PSE but I have to plug away with it as a contractor. Food for thought for you.
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Do you want the figures i give to revenue or do you want me to include the cash amount as well op
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28-11-2019, 20:38   #69
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You should be on double that
Data Analyst titles have become a catch-all term for all sorts of jobs but the kind of work I think you are thinking of that pays very well in most cases is more Data Scientist work which is more complicated than just reporting or modeling the data. That said it does seem on the low end for the years of experience.
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28-11-2019, 20:44   #70
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Wow, depressing. Im on a sh*t salary it seems. Fcukin do engineering they said. You'll be rich they said.

By the looks of things i could have saved myself a whole lot of effort, done some bullsh!t arts degree and just been a pleb teacher and after im done babysitting a class full of turds i vould be home by fukin 4pm every day. Sweet pension as well.

Ah well. Live and learn.
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Honours computer science degree and 25+ year experience in solid software development, the last 20 years in Java/J2EE.

€97k basic, health insurance, matches 5% pension contributions.
Fairly standard Dublin salary in I.T. with that much experience.

But you won't get that staying with the one employer or they'll only pay you 1-3% pay rises "in line with inflation". So you need to ditch employers every so often for proper market rate rises.

We've some fairly useless "senior engineers" with a degree and a couple of years experience on €65k too.
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Wow, depressing. Im on a sh*t salary it seems. Fcukin do engineering they said. You'll be rich they said.

By the looks of things i could have saved myself a whole lot of effort, done some bullsh!t arts degree and just been a pleb teacher and after im done babysitting a class full of turds i vould be home by fukin 4pm every day. Sweet pension as well.

Ah well. Live and learn.

What type of engineering are you working in, how much experience, and what salary range?
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28-11-2019, 21:01   #73
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I think you missed the joke there.
I think that might be an age thing; the conversation that joke refers to happened back un the 90s
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I could imagine the tax man looking at the figures internet people say they earn then the figures they really earn and laughing.

I’m a plumber but I’m only on the building site or in this house to help a friend out and I am not charging for the help. I’m a good guy.
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Whole lot of spoofing going on in here.
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