User not logged in - login - register
Home Calendar Books School Tool Photo Gallery Message Boards Users Statistics Advertise Site Info
go to bottom | |
 Message Boards » » NCSU grads' major/starting salary/location Page 1 2 [3] 4 5 6, Prev Next  
Senez
All American
8110 Posts
user info
edit post

BS Meteorology, MS Atmospheric Sciences (07)
NC DENR - DAQ (Started July 2007)
~$44k
Typical (State Gov't)
Negotiated a little (had other offer in hand)
Raleigh, NC
40/wk + shift weekends

[Edited on August 9, 2011 at 3:01 PM. Reason : oooh, page 3]

8/9/2011 2:54:38 PM

ClassicMixup
All American
3856 Posts
user info
edit post

Lol I posted mine almost a year ago and I still haven't started. It can't come soon enough.

8/9/2011 2:59:49 PM

stixman
All American
3586 Posts
user info
edit post

(Then)
Major: BS Textile Engineering
Job/Employer: Process Improvement Engineer
Starting Salary: $54K
Benefits: standard benefits, no stocks (private company)
Negotiate offer: no
Location: Laurens, SC (yuck)
Hours per week: 45-50

(Now)
Major: M.Ed. Higher Education Administration
Job/Employer: Private University, Residence Life
Starting Salary: $36K
Benefits: standard benefits, 22 vacation days, 14 holidays, free housing in Manhattan, 401K that auto puts in 5% and matches another 5%.
Negotiate offer: no
Location: New York, NY
Hours per week: 40 - 50 depending on how many events are going on, 10AM - 4PM daily with nighttime and weekend events sometimes

8/9/2011 11:39:57 PM

MattJMM2
CapitalStrength.com
1913 Posts
user info
edit post

Major: Business Management (also took some extra courses in bio, A&P, and physics)
Job/Employer: Personal Trainer and Strength Coach - Self Employed
Starting Salary: 25-60/hr varies depending on client and location. I would say average is about $35/hour
Benefits: None. But I am my own boss and make my own hours
Negotiate offer: n/a
Location: Raleigh
Hours per week: 25-40hours

8/10/2011 3:55:27 PM

ctnz71
All American
7158 Posts
user info
edit post

(then)
Major: construction Engineering and Management
Job: Project Engineer
Starting Salary: 52k plus 4k bonus
Benefits: health 401k etc
Negotiate offer: yes
Location: Raleigh
Hours: 45-50 until job got to the end then 70-80

Now
Job: general contractor
Salary: $35k reported
Benefits: I get to see Maury and oprah everyday
Location: Raleigh
Hours: 25-40

8/10/2011 6:49:24 PM

ClassicMixup
All American
3856 Posts
user info
edit post

bttt if you don't want to post in fear of being in bad taste since you have friends on here, feel free to PM me and I'll post it

8/13/2011 11:47:41 AM

raiden
All American
10291 Posts
user info
edit post

wrong thread

[Edited on August 13, 2011 at 1:48 PM. Reason : wrong thread]

8/13/2011 1:47:33 PM

dharney
All American
4445 Posts
user info
edit post

PhD Chemistry
Unemployed
Salary: $0/year
Benefits: 52 weeks vacation

8/14/2011 10:45:49 AM

ClassicMixup
All American
3856 Posts
user info
edit post

Anonymous post via pm for those thinking about med school:

Major: B.S. in Textile Chemistry; M.D.
Job/Employer: General Surgery resident, major academic medical center
Starting Salary: $44k (+$1k each year of training)
Benefits: heavily discounted medical/dental/vision/life, 3 weeks vacation, free hospital food
Negotiate offer: n/a
Location: NC
Hours per week: "80"

8/14/2011 11:22:58 PM

renegadegirl
All American
2061 Posts
user info
edit post

Major: Animal Science (07)
Job/Employer: Sunny Pines Farm as an assistant breeding manager (equine)
Starting Salary: 24k
Benefits: none
Negotiate offer: Believe it or not yes and they fought me the whole time (that should have been my warning about the job)
Location: Lucama, NC
Hours per week: During breeding season roughly 120/wk off season 80/wk

This is why 3 years ago I switched career fields altogether and went into medical sales for a diagnostic laboratory co. BEST DECISION OF MY LIFE

[Edited on August 15, 2011 at 9:08 AM. Reason : .]

8/15/2011 9:07:42 AM

EuroTitToss
All American
4739 Posts
user info
edit post

^were you paid hourly or salary?

sounds like we have a winner here.

8/15/2011 10:27:08 AM

ThePeter
TWW CHAMPION
37700 Posts
user info
edit post

Quote :
"free hospital food"


If that's the Sanford hospital with a Chick Fil-a in the cafeteria...might be worth it

8/15/2011 11:34:22 AM

eyewall41
All American
2026 Posts
user info
edit post

Major: BS Meteorology (09)
Job/Employer: Meteorologist
Starting Salary: ~20k
Benefits: none
Negotiate offer: A little but not much room to work with
Location: NC
Hours per week: varies but around 40.

Note: This is why we say the education of a nuclear engineer for the salary of a 7-11 employee. I also only was able to land this 2 years after graduation.

8/15/2011 12:12:57 PM

EuroTitToss
All American
4739 Posts
user info
edit post

^did you know ahead of time pay was that low or were you just unlucky?

8/15/2011 1:31:19 PM

David0603
All American
12591 Posts
user info
edit post

^^ Riiiiiiiight. Why not just be a Nuc Eng then?

8/15/2011 3:39:32 PM

wolfpackgrrr
All American
39753 Posts
user info
edit post

Now that I'm back in the States, I'll post about my Americaland job.

Major: International Politics
Job: University administration
Starting salary: $30k
Benefits: Full medical, dental, vision, healthcare reimbursement plan, dependent reimbursement plan, decent vacation and sick leave, flex time, subsidized childcare, paid maternity leave, discounted gym membership, free health coach, discounts at various businesses around town
Negotiate Offer: No
Location: Here
Hours/week: 40ish

8/15/2011 4:11:04 PM

Senez
All American
8110 Posts
user info
edit post

Quote :
"^^ Riiiiiiiight. Why not just be a Nuc Eng then?"


You'd be surprised how much the two curricula (not necessarily nuclear, engineering in general) mirror one another. Meteorology isn't just bubbles and glitter.

That said, few meteorology gigs outside the broadcast TV jobs in podunk cities pay poorly. The difference is the speed at which engineers' pay moves up is quicker.

8/16/2011 6:43:07 AM

Noen
All American
31343 Posts
user info
edit post

Meteorology is absolutely nothing like engineering as a curriculum. You are lyin to yourself dawg.

8/16/2011 7:36:32 AM

ClassicMixup
All American
3856 Posts
user info
edit post

Ok guys Denzel is here to stop this thread from derailing

8/16/2011 7:41:14 AM

Hawthorne
Veteran
319 Posts
user info
edit post

Quote :
"Meteorology is absolutely nothing like engineering as a curriculum. You are lyin to yourself dawg."


+1

8/16/2011 8:05:32 AM

Senez
All American
8110 Posts
user info
edit post

Back to topic:

Add'l info from someone else:

Degree: BS in Business Admin.
Employer: Employer not Disclosed / HR
Salary: $27k
Benefits: Typical
Negotiate: Nope
Location: Raleigh
Hours per Week: 40

8/16/2011 8:33:30 AM

eyewall41
All American
2026 Posts
user info
edit post

When you sign up for Meteorology you know the pay will most likely be very low to start. As for kinds of jobs the general public only knows of TV but most meteorologists are never in front of a camera. In fact in many larger cities the people on air are often not meteorologists at all. The overall problem in the field is too many mets and not enough openings.

8/16/2011 12:40:00 PM

AlaskanGrown
I'm Randy
4690 Posts
user info
edit post

June 2010:


Class 2010
Major: EE/CPE
Job/Employer: Software Engineer
Starting Salary: $60,000 + 5% bonus
Benefits: Medical/Dental(deducted), 3000 shares stock(not public, yet), 21 days generic PTO, awesome company culture(beer/wine at work - usually after 5pm once or twice a week, go out for dinner, lots of company events, very young company)
Negotiate offer:Yes just the bonus
Location: Boston
Hours per week: 45-50 hrs a week

Now:
Same company, another 3000 shares stock and a 25% pay raise. 75k. Today is a good day.

8/17/2011 9:36:14 PM

iheartkisses
All American
3789 Posts
user info
edit post

Then: 2005
Major: English
Job/Employer: Television Reporter/Producer
Starting Salary: $12.50/hr
Benefits: None
Negotiate offer:
Location: RTP, NC
Hours per week: 40 to 50

Now
Job: Writer/Content Strategist
Salary: $40/hr, plus time-and-a-half after 40 hours
Benefits: Minimal. Option to work from home up to half the time, free entry to theme parks, 2 bonus weeks' pay after each 2000 hours worked
Negotiate: Yes. Requested extra pay and telecommuting. Granted.
Location: Central Florida

8/18/2011 7:53:45 AM

FenderFreek
All American
2805 Posts
user info
edit post

Then: 2009
Major: BS Comp. Sci. (09)
Job/Employer: UNIX Administrator
Starting Salary: 54k
Benefits: Medical/Dental/401K/etc.
80 Hr. Vacation + 2 Floating Holidays
Negotiate offer: N/A
Location: Raleigh, NC
Hours per week: 40

Now
Job: Datacenter/Lab Administrator
Salary: 62K
Benefits: Medical/Dental/401K/Stock Purchase Plan
120 Hr. Vacation + 2 Floating Holidays
Negotiate: Yes, requested increased salary
Location: RTP, NC

[Edited on August 18, 2011 at 8:25 AM. Reason : Degree]

8/18/2011 8:25:03 AM

skywalkr
All American
6689 Posts
user info
edit post

Undergrad - 2008

Major: Statistics/Economics
Job/Employer: Operations work w/major financial company
Starting Salary: 35k but got time and a half if I worked OT
Benefits: Typical benefits (med, dental, etc), good 401k match that I don't get since I left prior to vesting, 2 weeks of vacation
Negotiate offer: No
Location: Cary
Hours per week: 40


Post Grad School - 2011

Major: Analytics
Job/Employer: Consultant w/major firm
Starting Salary: A lot more than before, see following link for average salary numbers (making above avg): http://analytics.ncsu.edu/?page_id=248
Benefits: Typical benefits (med, dental, etc), 401k with decent match, pension, 5 weeks PTO although I probably won't be able to use it all, get to keep all airline miles and hotel points, also got signing and relocation bonus
Negotiate offer: No
Location: Dallas, TX
Hours per week: 40 - 60 typically, could be more depending on the project and/or travel

8/18/2011 10:01:51 AM

neodata686
All American
11483 Posts
user info
edit post

I work from home on Fridays and various other days.

^hey I work for a consulting firm doing analytics too!

[Edited on August 18, 2011 at 10:38 AM. Reason : s]

8/18/2011 10:37:24 AM

renegadegirl
All American
2061 Posts
user info
edit post

Quote :
"^were you paid hourly or salary?

sounds like we have a winner here.

"


Salary... unless I requested an extra day off beside the 1 week vaca I got a year. Then my boss knocked money off my paycheck. I called NCDOL and they said b/c this was a farm, they could basically do anything they wanted and didn't have to play by the same rules as regular job.

So basically if I worked behind a desk I would get legally required breaks, min. wage and overtime, but b/c I worked for a farm doing hard labor they could work me all they wanted, no legally required breaks or overtime and take money out of my "salary" when I requested an extra day off.

[Edited on August 18, 2011 at 3:43 PM. Reason : ..]

8/18/2011 3:42:39 PM

dbhawley
All American
3301 Posts
user info
edit post

Major: Spanish Language and Literature
Job/Employer: Non-profit - Drop-out prevention/Graduation Coach for Hispanic HS students
Starting Salary: 34,000 (one year contract)
Benefits: none
Negotiate offer: no
Location: Burlington
Hours per week: 40ish

8/18/2011 10:24:22 PM

Dentaldamn
All American
9152 Posts
user info
edit post

2007

Major: Communication - media
Job/Employer: Promotion assistant - Putumayo World Music
Starting Salary: 28K but jumped to 32k after a few months
Benefits: full medical and a 401k, 18 days vacation
Negotiate offer: no
Location: nyc
Hours per week: 40


now


Job/Employer: Real Estate Agent / Ideal Properties Group
Starting Salary: Commission based so I really have no idea at this point but around 3k a month.
Benefits: none
Negotiate offer: no
Location: Brooklyn
Hours per week: 5-60 - Depends on how motivated I am that week. Average 25ish.


[Edited on August 19, 2011 at 10:00 AM. Reason : now!]

8/19/2011 9:54:00 AM

EuroTitToss
All American
4739 Posts
user info
edit post

^^^So you were making less than minimum wage and had no benefits or rights. Awesome.

I no longer have doubts about the "education bubble."

8/19/2011 10:00:35 AM

neodata686
All American
11483 Posts
user info
edit post

Bump after a few years. So how old was everyone when they hit 100k salary?

4/22/2014 7:15:19 PM

MaximaDrvr

10301 Posts
user info
edit post

I'll let everyone know when I hit 100k.

2010
Major: Communication - MEd, Technology education
Job/Employer: CMS Middle school teacher
Starting Salary: 32k
Benefits: none
Negotiate offer: no
Location: Charlotte
Hours per week: 40-80

2011
Major: Communication - MEd, Technology education
Job/Employer: Manufacturing Supervisor
Starting Salary: 45k
Benefits: 5 days PTO
Negotiate offer: no
Location: Statesville
Hours per week: 40-50

4/22/2014 7:33:38 PM

dweedle
All American
77089 Posts
user info
edit post

I'll hit 100k in about 3 yrs, when I get my GS-14

[Edited on April 22, 2014 at 8:25 PM. Reason : ]

4/22/2014 8:25:24 PM

neodata686
All American
11483 Posts
user info
edit post

Graduated in 2009 with an MAE. 28 now. Hoping this next role banks me 105-110k. Completely changed direction and went into software though. It's where the monies be.

4/22/2014 8:29:30 PM

dweedle
All American
77089 Posts
user info
edit post

I'm gonna be able to start teleworking/hoteling this October, so I'm moving back to Raleigh, which will be like a $ promotion in and of itself

4/22/2014 8:31:43 PM

Bobby Light
All American
2596 Posts
user info
edit post

nvm.

[Edited on April 22, 2014 at 8:58 PM. Reason : .]

4/22/2014 8:47:59 PM

Netstorm
All American
7509 Posts
user info
edit post

2013
Major: B.A. English
Job/Employer: Research Analyst / Production Editor
Starting Salary: 30k
Benefits: Full Medical/Dental/Vision, 15 days vacation, employee stock options
Negotiate offer: no
Location: Cary, NC
Hours per week: 45

[Edited on April 22, 2014 at 11:32 PM. Reason : f]

4/22/2014 11:32:19 PM

moron
All American
30192 Posts
user info
edit post

These salaries are a lil depressing, wtf is wrong with this country...

4/23/2014 1:34:11 AM

Novicane
All American
15036 Posts
user info
edit post

Not a ncsu grad but grad of unc school system

Major: comp sci
Job/Employer: IT infrastructure / IT project management
Starting Salary: started 40k in 2011, now at 55k
Benefits: 401k 3% match then half match to 5. 3 weeks pto and 5 company holidays. Work remote when needed.
Negotiate offer: no
Location: east of raleigh
Hours per week: 40-50

[Edited on April 23, 2014 at 4:11 AM. Reason : D]

4/23/2014 4:10:53 AM

dbhawley
All American
3301 Posts
user info
edit post

2011
Major: Spanish Language and Literature
Job/Employer: Non-profit - Drop-out prevention/Graduation Coach for Hispanic HS students
Starting Salary: 34,000 (one year contract)
Benefits: none
Negotiate offer: no
Location: Burlington
Hours per week: 40ish

Now
Job/Employer: NCSU- Study Abroad
Starting Salary: 31,000
Benefits: Standard NCSU benfits + (basically) free grad school
Negotiate offer: no
Location: Raleigh
Hours per week: 40

4/23/2014 8:33:41 AM

neodata686
All American
11483 Posts
user info
edit post

Quote :
"These salaries are a lil depressing, wtf is wrong with this country..."


Well look at the majors...

Where are all the engineers?

4/23/2014 11:02:36 AM

David0603
All American
12591 Posts
user info
edit post

Page1

4/23/2014 11:35:09 AM

Noen
All American
31343 Posts
user info
edit post

Quote :
"So how old was everyone when they hit 100k salary?"


28

4/23/2014 11:38:15 AM

neodata686
All American
11483 Posts
user info
edit post

Yeah me too.

4/23/2014 11:51:12 AM

dtownral
All American
20342 Posts
user info
edit post

BSENE with minor in Business
Compliance audits for consultant
starting salary: $65k +performance benefits
benefits: full health insurance, 3 weeks vacation, no 401k
negotiate offer: yes, i had multiple offers from recruiters
hours per week: 35-45
location: when starting it varied, i was usually onsite at client's

(i don't feel comfortable listing current salary or anything)

4/23/2014 11:53:40 AM

Netstorm
All American
7509 Posts
user info
edit post

Yeah, I should have stayed in an engineering major, or pursued two degrees.

I work for a tech company and can drink beer/espresso all day, but I'd trade a lot to triple my salary.

4/23/2014 11:59:12 AM

Førte
All American
23523 Posts
user info
edit post

GS-14? very nice dweedle

2008:

Major: Accounting - Managerial Concentration
Job/Employer: Auditor Trainee, Department of Defense
Starting Salary: GS-07 Step 1 ($37,500)
Benefits: 5% matching TSP (after 6 months), 10 paid holidays per year, 13 annual leave days per year, 13 sick leave days per year, Federal Employee health/dental insurance, FERS pension after 25 years of service (vested at 5 years)
Negotiate offer: No
Location: North Charleston, SC
Hours per week: 40


2014

Job/Employer: Senior Auditor, Department of Defense
Starting Salary: GS-12 Step 3 ($75,000)
Benefits: 5% matching TSP, 10 paid holidays per year, 20 annual leave days per year, 13 sick leave days per year, Federal Employee health/dental insurance, FERS pension after 25 years of service (vested), employer paid Masters Program (earning online from UMD at government's expense) & CPA license (government pays for CPA courses and examinations), work at home once a week/when requested, flex hours
Location: Charleston, SC (downtown )
Hours per week: 40

4/23/2014 1:24:11 PM

ncsuallday
Sink the Flagship
9104 Posts
user info
edit post

2009:

Major: Political Science
Job/Employer: Administrative and Business Manager, NCSU
Starting Salary: 23,000
Benefits: worked from home 90%
Negotiate offer: No
Location: Raleigh, NC
Hours per week: 20

worked here half time during grad school.

Now:

Graduate degrees: Public Administration; International Studies - Political Economy
Job/Employer: Management Analyst, Dept. of Health and Human Services
Starting Salary: 47,500 (contractor)
Benefits: 12 vacation days, PTO days, 13 federal holidays, 401k, medical/dental
Hours: 40 (flexible scheduling)

By June I'll be a federal FTE at GS-9 (49k) and get all the Federal benefits ^ listed above. By December I'll qualify for GS-11 (60k).

[Edited on April 23, 2014 at 1:39 PM. Reason : dat GS]

4/23/2014 1:37:59 PM

David0603
All American
12591 Posts
user info
edit post

Quote :
"Not a ncsu grad but grad of unc school system"


Not to be a dick, but the salary is reflective of this.

4/23/2014 4:09:09 PM

 Message Boards » The Lounge » NCSU grads' major/starting salary/location Page 1 2 [3] 4 5 6, Prev Next  
go to top | |
Admin Options : move topic | lock topic

© 2017 by The Wolf Web - All Rights Reserved.
The material located at this site is not endorsed, sponsored or provided by or on behalf of North Carolina State University.
Powered by CrazyWeb v2.37 - our disclaimer.