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Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: phantomfreak on January 09, 2005, 06:10:42 PM
Thought I'd pose this question.

1.How much are you making a year (in USD rounded to the neares 0 or 5)?

2.What certifications do you have? (including Degrees)


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: curiousgeorge on January 10, 2005, 12:32:19 AM
$40,500 :mad:  Network Admin
Live in TN

MCSA
MCSE
Server+
Dell certifications
HP certifications

Two Bachelor's degrees


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: darthw on January 10, 2005, 02:41:27 AM
Systems Engineer, about $55K.  I'm probably doing better than most - in spite of the economy.

- Bachelor's in English

- 3 Associate degrees in various Computer Science disciplines.

- A+, N+, CDIA+, S+, HTI+, Proj+, i-N+

- MCSE NT 4, MCDST, almost MCSA 2003

- CNE and MCNE Novell 5 & 6

- A couple other odds and ends certs.

- Don't forget, about 7 years experience in IT.

HOWEVER, all of the above would be meaningless alone.  I am also told I present myself well to others, and I am a team player.  

I've known too many very excellent techs whose careers are hindered because they are not effective communicators, and/or they are perceived as horses' rear-ends.

An ability to show that I am willing to learn (by a track record of education), and my interpersonal communication have both contributed to my success.  The job I'm in now remained unfilled for a year - although there were many applicants and interviewees before me.  My boss told me he was continually unimpressed with the personalities and/or willingness to learn of prior candidates. He isn't the first manager to express the above, and I've spoken with several recruiters who've expressed the same frustrations.


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: phantomfreak on January 10, 2005, 01:11:41 PM
I guess I should reply to my own questions too...

-Network Engineer, 75K
-CCNP, CCDP, working on CCSP. BS in Engineering


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: Setht37 on January 10, 2005, 02:29:34 PM
$26,500 Desktop Support at a Community College.

A+, Network+, MCP, MCDST, Linux+


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: maxmax79 on January 10, 2005, 04:28:42 PM
Network Admin - 40K

MCSE, MCSA, A+ and an Associate Degree in Network Engineering.


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: necrophantasm on January 10, 2005, 09:37:26 PM
Senior Network Engineer 75k-


A+, Net+, I-Net+
MCSA, MCSE, MCDBA, MCT
CCDA, CCNP
CIW-A

Working on CCDP

6 Years of experience

No degrees, certificate from BU for W2K administration..

Live in MA
(Way more expensive to live here than most places in the country)


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: sandy7000 on January 10, 2005, 10:39:13 PM
College student:  priceless.:D


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: ecunupe on January 11, 2005, 12:34:18 AM
System Admin
Currently working for PSS.
5 years experience
MCSE2k, MCSA2k3, A+, Net+
75k+


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: JimmyD on January 11, 2005, 12:53:14 AM
Network Engineer $83,500

No degree, CCNA, CCNP, CCDA, CCDP, CCIP

Working on CCIE


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: curiousgeorge on January 11, 2005, 04:48:10 AM
Looks like I need to move out of TN. :D


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: vincentnl on January 11, 2005, 05:54:36 AM
Meter reader and inspector for the gas and electric industry in the United Kingdom.

Junior Manager's salary with all the overtime I can dare get my hands on.
:D
No IT qualifications.

Job keeps me happy with all the nutters I keep bumping into on the streets every odd occasion making me laugh.
;)


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: Tekhead79 on January 11, 2005, 06:18:01 PM
Network Admin. New York City, 5+ years Exp.
 
 Certs
 A+, Net+, Server+, MCSA (W2K)
 
 Degree
 Working on a BS in Network Management

 45K + training.


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: jarbob69 on January 12, 2005, 04:16:07 PM
Systems Admin

NC

46K+ and training

MCSA/MCSE 2000, CCNA
BS Computer Sci.

4 years exp

I know I am underpaid but right now there aren't a lot of new jobs in my neck of the woods.


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: fbak2 on January 13, 2005, 08:44:38 PM
Lead Network Engineer

110k+

20 years network experence
10 years cisco experence

CCIE (in 1998), CCSP, CCSE, MCSE (since NT 3.5 till 2003)

BSCS in 77
MBA in 81


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: darthfeces on January 13, 2005, 09:55:15 PM
network engineer

79 this year
87 next year

ccie=priceless


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: cmelch on January 14, 2005, 03:48:07 PM
Help Desk

42K

A+ and Network+

New Jersey


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: Joe_fh on January 14, 2005, 06:32:24 PM
I guess I am towards the bottom. :(

Network Admin
36k
Associates in CIS (Computer Information Systmes) and working on a Bachelors in OLS (Organizational Leadership and Supervision)
A+, N+, MCP, MCSA
Crystal Certified

I live in Indiana.


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: klulue on January 16, 2005, 12:17:29 PM
34k

1 year experience

BS - Business
AS - Computer Networking

A+, Net+, MCP, MCSA 2000

working on upgrading MCSA to W2k3 and CCNA


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: mmgm76 on January 16, 2005, 03:21:24 PM
Network Engineer for huge non-profit - 71K; always made 85K - 110K in for-profit corps.

CCNA, CLP/PCLP, MCSE, 18 years in IT in various roles.


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: rofarril on January 16, 2005, 06:12:30 PM
Dekstop and Network Support

37k
San Juan, Puerto Rico

MCP, Network+

2/3 into BS degree in Networking.


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: ColonCrapspray on January 16, 2005, 06:35:38 PM
Started out as Network Admin, now IT Manager doing eLearning Development

$89,000

MCNE, CNE, IT Project+, CCNA

AA degree  Data Processing 1988

8 yrs exp.

Federal Government Employee

One thing I've learned, and someone else posted a similar comment, is that you have to have people skills to make more money. Being technically superior without those skills will only get you so far.

If you don't have good communication skills, then you will stay in the lower income brackets.  Managing highly technical people is a challenge all by itself. Some days are better than others, but that's why I get paid more money than my staff, to deal with the issues they don't want to.


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: klulue on January 16, 2005, 11:04:48 PM
34k

1 year experience

BS - Business
AS - Computer Networking

A+, Net+, MCP, MCSA 2000

working on upgrading MCSA to W2k3 and CCNA  

Work for a local company that does Network Outsourcing for small companies and consulting for larger ones.


--- sorry, ment to edit, not repost ---


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: eric888 on January 16, 2005, 11:24:56 PM
Desktop support in South Carolina.  $43k with profit sharing.  We also get to cash in some of our vacation hours.  I guess that supposedly balances the lack of training and tuition reimbursement.  7 years of experience.

MCP, CLP (Lotus cert), A+, Network+, i-Net+, CIW Associate.  BA in Computer Science.  Currently taking CISCO courses at night.


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: kill-9 on January 17, 2005, 09:51:33 AM
25K
No Certs
No Degrees
Network Security Vulnerability Technician


Title: Re: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: cooks66 on January 17, 2005, 01:40:01 PM
From Detroit, MI,

Started out as Lotus Notes Admin,
now handling Network Security.

50k

Cert:  A+ and CLP


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: tbone654 on January 17, 2005, 03:12:21 PM
Working for small company doing design and consulting work.  

65K - not bad for Little Rock

Bachelors in Chemistry

CCSP, CCDP, CCNP, Cisco IP Telephony Specialist, 3Com VoIP, couple of MCP tests, etc.

Working on CCIE

4 years experience - with lots of security and wireless

I will agree with previous posts.  Bad people skills will get you nothing but less pay. Knowing this stuff is important, but explaining this stuff to someone who doesn't know it can be harder than learning it (and more frustrating).  BTW, I consider myself lucky to be where I am (and happy) even though I feel I could go to a larger market and make more.  Good luck.


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: kill-9 on January 17, 2005, 03:58:14 PM
Quote
Originally posted by tbone654
explaining this stuff to someone who doesn't know it can be harder than learning it (and more frustrating).  



I couldn't have said it better myself.


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: CarlosAntenna on January 17, 2005, 04:00:43 PM
Network Admin
52k
South Central PA
Degree from School of Hard Knocks
A+, Net+, MCSE/W2K


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: coyote0311 on January 17, 2005, 07:54:26 PM
Systems Technician
- 7 yrs experience
- 67-70K(this year)

Started out as a PC Tech, now moving towards a Senior Systems Technician position, experience in PC/LAN break-fix, wireless, network admin, Tablet PCs, Citrix, and Telecom break-fix

- Woodland Hills, CA (near L.A.)

- Working on A.A. in Computer Networking and MCSE/2000

Certs: A+, Net+, MCP/Win2000, MCSE/WinNT 4

Recovered 60K in back-pay overtime last year for the previous three years. Employer was violating Wage Order 17 in California, which says that techs are non-exempt (hourly) employees and employer had classified me as an exempt (salary) employee.

My advice to anyone out there who thinks that they are misclassified as exempt is to check their own state labor laws and see if they pre-empt Federal Law. Currently, Federal Law says that you can be an exempt employee in the PC field if your employer pays you at least $27.62/hr. California mandates at least $45.84/hr., which overrides Federal Law. I had to file a wage claim to force my employer to comply with the Law.


Title: money making with edu + exp and PLUS age.
Post by: cooldoonboy on January 19, 2005, 09:20:27 AM
Hi,

After reading all the above posts, I thought why not mention our age too. after all it is an important factor in career and growth (in every sense of the word). so here is mine:

age: 30
edu: BS in Physics/Math.
Certs_in_order_gained: MCSE, CCNA, SCSA, CCSA
Exp: ~8 yrs
currently making: 68k
Location: MO
current job: UNIX admin/support...


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: Joe_fh on January 19, 2005, 12:06:13 PM
Age huh?  Does everyone think age really does matter?  Should one be payed less or looked upon differently for being younger or older?  The only reason I say this is b/c it happens and has happened.  

I am 20 and I already posted my job title and pay.


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: phantomfreak on January 19, 2005, 01:46:43 PM
I agree with Joe...

Age shouldn't be a factor but unfortuantly is...

So are living circumstances, ie, if you someone else has 2 kids, they "deserve" more money because they have more mouths to feed, meanwhile, if you live at home, "its ok, you live at home, you don't need it"...


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: curiousgeorge on January 19, 2005, 02:06:59 PM
The sad fact is age shouldn't matter, but it does. Years of experience should matter, but many times it doesn't. Your personality is a huge factor.

I read an article a few weeks ago that said married men with children get paid over 20% more than others doing the same job. It also said overweight single women got paid the least.

It's a crying shame how looks and perceptions can influence pay.


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: JimmyD on January 19, 2005, 02:45:00 PM
Quote
Originally posted by curiousgeorge
I read an article a few weeks ago that said married men with children get paid over 20% more than others doing the same job. It also said overweight single women got paid the least.

It's a crying shame how looks and perceptions can influence pay.


It just may be possible that overweight, single women have a lower self-esteem than men who are happily married with children, and it may be possible that causes problems with their job performance.


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: Joe_fh on January 19, 2005, 03:19:21 PM
Or it could just be the employeer taking advantage of the people...which last time I checked is illegal, no matter if its with age, martial status, wieght, ethicity, and the list goes on.

It does happen but with the economy the way it is, at least here, just to have a job is worth putting up with it.


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: Crutch on February 25, 2005, 09:37:15 PM
Business Systems Analyst
$75K
DOE
41 Years Old
A+, Network+, MCP
BS Info Systems
Working on MBA - Technology Management
11 years in IT


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: DivxGuy on March 06, 2005, 04:43:15 PM
Software Design Engineer on contract, $53,300 (no vacation or sick time).


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: duwanasiri on March 09, 2005, 02:12:09 PM
About 15000
Deputy manager in a betting shop

-------------
CCNA, A++, Processes controling (Infomatiks), Automating Technology, Network Manager, Cisco Java,
Foundation Degree(Will be doing my Honest   next year), Databaking, (programming languages, c, c++, delphi, Assemble,Cbasic for automating tech,PHP)


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: fbak2 on March 09, 2005, 08:02:21 PM
On the married with kids thing, need to make sure that age was factored in. Based on years in the company, people doing the same job get different bucks.

But there may be a bit of 'he is single and so does not need the money' going on but hard to see who would be doing that.


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: Umapathy on March 13, 2005, 01:08:36 PM
Working as an IT officer just $5000 in Sri Lanka.
Certifications BSc, A+, MCP*2


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: t_bind on March 13, 2005, 09:52:18 PM
Job title: Information Security Architect
Relevant experience: 9 years
Education: BS in Computer Science
Certifications: Listed on the left
Salary: Somewhere between $1 and $100k


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: curiousgeorge on March 16, 2005, 08:49:41 PM
$64K
Assistant Director of IT
Location: TN

MCSA
MCSE
Server+
Dell certifications
HP certifications

Two Bachelors' degrees

(got a promotion today)

:D


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: ramlax on March 18, 2005, 05:58:56 PM
Curious George, do you have two Bachelors as in you got another one later after getting the first or did you just double major?  I have rarely seen people with two bachelors and I am curious as to how your university handles the double degree/double major conundrum.

Thanks,

ramlax


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: curiousgeorge on March 18, 2005, 08:55:52 PM
I have a B.S. in Actuarial Science and a B.B.A. in Finance.
After I got my first Bachelor's, I went back for two more semesters and got the second one.

The university accepts all of the core courses for any degree. You just have to go back and take the specific major courses to get another degree.

Many degree requirements overlap. If I wanted to go back to school, it would only take me one year to get a degree in Computer Science because that was one of my minors.


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: vk99x on March 21, 2005, 01:31:34 AM
23 years old
A+ and Network+
4 years of IT experience

IT Helpdesk at Starbucks Corp.

$34k/year

currently working on CCNA (wish me luck!)


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: TJLeeland on April 07, 2005, 03:03:12 PM
Age: 36
Experience: Over 15 years
Location: California Boondocks
Certs: CISSP MCSE MCDBA MCSA CCNA Linux+

Job #1 (Full-Time): Network/Systems/Security Admin: $100k

Job #2: (6hrs/wk): Teching IT certification classes: approx $20 (depends on the number of classes I teach a year)

Job #3: (20hrs/mo): Inherited IT business from a friend: $36k (value of monthly contracts)

Total: Just over $150K

Even though working three jobs sounds like much I really only work about 45 hours a week, and I get 4 weeks off every year.


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: curiousgeorge on April 07, 2005, 08:24:21 PM
Wouldn't that mean job #1 isn't full time???  ;)


But good for you. It's always great to see IT people making some decent dough.


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: TJLeeland on April 13, 2005, 03:52:33 PM
Quote
Originally posted by curiousgeorge
Wouldn't that mean job #1 isn't full time???  ;)


Sort of. I work for a national company, #1 in its industry, that considers 37.5 hours a week to be full-time. Odd, I know. I don't really know why they do that, but they also give the entire company eight weeks of half-day Fridays in the summer. I don't complain.

Both are a great perk to someone like me that wants to take on additional stuff.

If I work the "average" for all three in a week it's more like 48.5 hours, but I don't teach every week, nor do I always do my 20 hours a month in job #3. So 45 hours is about right - though the last eight weeks have actually been more like 56 hours a week, which I hate doing.

That ends this week.


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: jackiechan on April 19, 2005, 05:48:47 PM
Senior kitchenhand
$5 per hour at McDonalds
MCSE200, CNA, bachelor of economics,


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: ZacDogg on April 20, 2005, 08:10:19 PM
27 years old
4 years experience
Certs on left
$92K/year


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: Grollo on May 03, 2005, 08:30:07 AM
35 years old.

Re-trained for a career in IT at 30.
Current role:  
Data Solution (WAN) Sales - (Top 500)
Salary: $130k.

Do whatever it takes to get a foot in the door and take advantage of every opportunity that comes your way. I started by hauling cable in 2001.


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: Forsaken on May 03, 2005, 11:28:56 AM
Desktop support, Ohio

$2.13 + tips


BA in Japanese
2 yr Assoc intl business
A+, Network +
I can bowl really well when drunk

:eek:


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: zxmjkxz on May 06, 2005, 05:00:53 AM
hey zac, what's a css-1? Sorry, i have just never seen that before. =]


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: ZacDogg on May 24, 2005, 02:44:46 PM
It was Cisco's old security cert, Cisco Security Specialist 1.  They added one more test and made it the CCSP now.  The CSS-1 is actually retired.  I just have to pass SAFE to get the CCSP.

Zac


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: jlcarey1 on May 25, 2005, 04:54:58 PM
MCSE 2000 + S
MCSA 2000 + S
CCNA
Network +
A+

Systems Engineer.

$52,000 + Quarterly Bonuses.

4 years experience.

currently working on MCSE/MCSA 2003.


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: DivxGuy on June 05, 2005, 03:00:53 PM
Edited by user -- duplicate post.


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: acruth7284 on June 07, 2005, 01:33:43 AM
Just got a job offer for Operations Engineer. They offer 30K a year for 84 hours every two weeks. No degrees yet but they offer tuition reimbursement and 34 payed days off after your first year (6 from day one). Not too bad I think for someone not even with a degree, any IT experience and just the few certs listed aside.


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: firstmode on June 07, 2005, 06:16:10 AM
Hey Curious George, What city are you from? I am in Knoxville, TN

I currently work in a Roaming Help Desk for a Cellular Provider in TN. We assist Customers with roaming issues on the Cellular SS7 Network and troubleshoot customers HLR and VLR information in Lucent and Nortel Telecommunication Switches.

$22368k

MCP - 70-270, 70-271


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: curiousgeorge on June 10, 2005, 08:02:05 PM
I'm in Nashville. I haven't been to Knoxville since I visited friends going to UT (15 years ago).


Title: [B]12 grams US$ / yr[/B]
Post by: online1 on July 18, 2005, 03:02:02 PM
MCSE2000 + NT4
CNA
Bachelor in App. CS

3 yrs exp.


8K HK$ per mon

==  12 grams US$ / yr

Job title: System Administrator

details:

Work hrs: 24/7 shift
200 hrs per month
Monitoring server facilities/helpdesk/boring stuffs

And this is in HOng Kong!

:D
Hope it helps


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: Diws on July 26, 2005, 05:36:31 PM
about 55k  , with 5+ years IT experience (certs on left).  I am a network engineer at a medium-sized Managed Services provider in the Chicago suburbs.   Getting paid somewhat under the market rate, but I feel like I need more experience before going for the big payday  (about 2.5 years of hands-on Cisco).  I have a BA in English and soem grad work in History.. changed careers at 29, moved to Chicago from Dallas when the bottom temporarily fell out of the Dallas IT market.


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: jdog0254 on August 07, 2005, 02:50:40 AM
Well, I feel I am one of the least payed people to reply.  But that's understandable, I am 18 years old and fresh out of high school.

25k/year
Field Technician for a telecom solutions provider.  Just got the job!! :D
Oklahoma City
A+, Server+, Network+, CCNA


I am two exams away from my CCNP but I am going for my CCSP now because it is required for my new job.  I will be taking the SECUR next week.


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: Psugak on August 09, 2005, 12:03:14 AM
Database Analyst I  36k
BBA in MIS , six certs, 1 year exp.


Title: **UPDATE**
Post by: Crutch on August 29, 2005, 02:50:33 PM
I was just promoted to IT Project Manager last week.  $96K per year, commuting vehicle and more vacation.


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: memnochraphy on August 30, 2005, 04:57:02 PM
$35,000 a year.

A+ cert. Never worked for anyone but myself. Worked fastfood for 3 years after ceritification. Got into an arguement with my manager one day. He said I would never amount to anything. I quit on the spot, went to the Dept. of revenue. then city hall. Put $2000 into some advertising. I ran a pc repair shop out of my spare room for 6 months. Then I had enough credit and money to open a store. although my store does more than just fix computers.


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: jagojago12 on September 16, 2005, 04:27:58 AM
Quote
Originally posted by TJLeeland
Age: 36
Experience: Over 15 years
Location: California Boondocks
Certs: CISSP MCSE MCDBA MCSA CCNA Linux+

Job #1 (Full-Time): Network/Systems/Security Admin: $100k

Job #2: (6hrs/wk): Teching IT certification classes: approx $20

Job #3: (20hrs/mo): Inherited IT business from a friend: $36k (
Total: Just over $150K

Even though working three jobs sounds like much I really only work about 45 hours a week, and I get 4 weeks off every year.


Age: 20
Salary: $33k, pro-rated, I'm Hourly
Certs: CCNA, Java SCJP, A+, Network+, 70-291, 70-270
Experience: At least 5+, but 3 years professional exp.  Been computing, hardware,software since I was 5. C++ then Java Programming since 15.  So...I feel I have more than 3 years "experience"
Job Title: Technical Support Specialist (basically Helpdesk)
Location: Seattle
Typical week: 50+ hours (I get paid for 40)

That's great that your typical work week is ~45 hours.  During this summer, I recently started at my current company, pre-IPO but debt-free and been growing 100% for 5 years..be weary of small companies! (People might already know this).

I averaged 50+ hours a week :eek:, sometimes 60 hours and I am non-exempt (hourly employee). Some people might not mind working more, and I didn't at first, but it sure doesn't take 50 - 60 hour weeks long to dislike your job.  I get zero overtime pay, and my manager gives the usual disposition of whatever needs to be done, needs to be done (not all his fault though, its the structure of the company). Then he usually proceeds and goes home. I get ridden like nobody's business. I'd be OK with 50+ hours if I was salary. Working 50 - 60 hours and paid 40 when you're hourly gives you the impression that you're terribly ripped off.

Company has a great work environment (Top 3 best to work for in Northwest - 2004) but man I need out.  Currently looking for a new job after being there for 3 months.


Quote
Originally posted by memnochraphy
$35,000 a year.

A+ cert. Never worked for anyone but myself. Worked fastfood for 3 years after ceritification. Got into an arguement with my manager one day. He said I would never amount to anything. I quit on the spot, went to the Dept. of revenue. then city hall. Put $2000 into some advertising. I ran a pc repair shop out of my spare room for 6 months. Then I had enough credit and money to open a store. although my store does more than just fix computers.


Man I have to commend you for that.  I had very humble beginnings, a story like that simply was great.  Your shop doesn't even have to earn a great deal, you've already accomplished a feat in my opinion. What a way to show'em eh? :)


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: jagojago12 on September 16, 2005, 04:29:59 AM
*double post*


Title: from asia
Post by: leeroso on October 04, 2005, 06:06:29 AM
HI,

age : 32
salary: 10,000$/year
cert: B.COM , MBA-IT , MCAD , A+
location: 3rd world


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: benbuiltpc on October 06, 2005, 03:38:00 PM
Computer Services Librarian (Public Library computer tech/admin)
26k / year
35 hrs / week
Full benefits.
B.S. Computer Science
A+ Cert.
About 1 year "professional" experience, many more years personal experience.

Not bad for now at least.


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: Trailer on October 15, 2005, 12:59:45 PM
33
45k /yr 1 year exp. (+ bonus)
I work for a small IT company (only 3 of us) and we run our asses off but I get 30% of any clients I bring in ontop of my base.

One of my close friends has about 7years exp and has a base of 130k/ yr plus 25% bonus annually.


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: rbnels on December 28, 2006, 06:45:09 PM
$40k ($US) and working as Tech Support Analyst (2nd level support) for Australian state government. Job is 35-hr week, no weekends, no on-call plus 4 weeks paid holidays with 17.5% loading (extra pay for holidays). Also has flex days and flexible work hours. Unreal after 20 years of trades work in the rain and heat! 2 pay raises in 12 months. Most family-friendly job I've ever had. Loving it.

Had 18 months IT work experience (1st level) before this and a 2-year tech diploma in Network Engineering and just finished Bach degree in Applied IT. Certs on left (my employer could care less about them though). If you're considering IT, I'd encourage you to go for it. Huge shortages here in Oz plus lowest unemployment rate in 30 years.


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: ZooyorQ on March 16, 2007, 02:54:19 PM
Senior Systems Engineer/Administrator
6 Years Experience (Started as Dialup Technical Support for 11$/hr) now making 95kish (non-exempt meaning I get overtime).  With about a 8000-10000$/yr bonus.  I have job hopped, constantly.. every year or two I get a new job with a large jump in pay increase.

I have my CCNA, MCP, A+ and MOUS.  ;)

Certifactions don't mean squat.  Its your personality and your ability to wine and dine the interviewer!  You'll also have to pass a difficult technical quiz most likely during your interviews..

I am however all about the "wearing your stars and stripes" and plan on now obtaining my CCNP, PMP, and MCSE.  As well as some little ones like Filemaker Pro Certifactions, Redhat, Etc.


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: ace123 on March 26, 2007, 01:29:08 AM
50 plus
A little bit of everything
CSR / tech
Computers, networks, electronics, mechanics, inventory control,ΤΗͺ
Repairing High speed mail Inserter
A+ ,Net+, Inet+
working on MSCE


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: zxmjkxz on August 22, 2007, 10:13:21 PM
bump. good thread


Title: How much are you making and with what?
Post by: fullbug03044 on September 11, 2007, 04:22:02 PM
I do Desktop Support for a large financial coompany. I make $52k with no certs and no college degree. I have been extremely lucky with landing this job, and I have learned to appreciate it.