Poll: What's your salary?

kizer permanente Senior Member
1,309 posts 15 reps Joined Aug 2017
Fri, Oct 8, 2021 12:35 PM

I made the poll private since its your personal business, but I was interested in knowing what other people make a year. I was having a conversation with a good friend of mine going thru a divorce and it absolutely floored me how much he makes lol. Exponentially more than i would have guessed. So I'm interested in seeing just how poor I am compared to other people. 


BR1986FB Senior Member
27,923 posts 114 reps Joined Feb 2010
Fri, Oct 8, 2021 12:50 PM

I don't have a salary (straight commission). Assuming you'd be looking for total income then?

kizer permanente Senior Member
1,309 posts 15 reps Joined Aug 2017
Fri, Oct 8, 2021 12:54 PM
posted by BR1986FB

I don't have a salary (straight commission). Assuming you'd be looking for total income then?

Yes. I’m also assuming this is the case for my friend too.  


Ironman92 Administrator
56,729 posts 146 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Oct 8, 2021 1:03 PM

Teaching/coaching/couple yards right around $74,000 here in southern Ahia

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 216 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Oct 8, 2021 1:09 PM

$nunya

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 216 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Oct 8, 2021 1:55 PM

Ok, I voted. I’m hoping to jump up a level or two in the next few months. 

Fletch Member
0 posts 1 reps Joined Nov 2020
Fri, Oct 8, 2021 2:39 PM

I sell drugs 

Fletch Member
0 posts 1 reps Joined Nov 2020
Fri, Oct 8, 2021 2:39 PM

I sell drugs 

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 216 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Oct 8, 2021 2:45 PM
posted by Fletch

I sell drugs 

Go on…


kizer permanente Senior Member
1,309 posts 15 reps Joined Aug 2017
Fri, Oct 8, 2021 4:00 PM

Looks like most of you are poor like me lol. 


So my buddy is a financial advisor and told me the last few years he’s made over 900k a year. And I’m sitting there like … really? To manage peoples money?  I never would have guessed it tbh. 

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 216 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Oct 8, 2021 4:04 PM

If anyone checks a milly plus I’m banning you for not contributing a couple hundo a month to the OC beer fund. 

Heretic Son of the Sun
20,517 posts 192 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Oct 8, 2021 4:14 PM
posted by Fletch

I sell drugs 

Probably be worth more to society if you did!

iclfan2 Reppin' the 330/216/843
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Fri, Oct 8, 2021 4:19 PM
posted by kizer permanente

So my buddy is a financial advisor and told me the last few years he’s made over 900k a year. And I’m sitting there like … really? To manage peoples money?  I never would have guessed it tbh. 

That seems really high unless like NY. Unless he’s an owner/ partner. But shit, kudos to him. 


33,369 posts 121 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Oct 8, 2021 4:29 PM

I can see that. If he is managing rich peoples money, he is making rich people money himself. 


If he is managing normal/middle class...even upper class before extreme wealth kicks in, he would be making around that also. I assume he gets a small salary, plus a percentage. So the more money involved the more money he is going to make.

My wife makes 300% more than me...for being a sales director. She hardly works and its easy. Meanwhile, I work 50+ hrs a week, stress-filled and 24/7 availablity, with specific skills accumulated and studied for...I hate life. All about the amount coming in and product your company makes and way less about your actual abilities as a worker. It sucks.

kizer permanente Senior Member
1,309 posts 15 reps Joined Aug 2017
Fri, Oct 8, 2021 4:30 PM
posted by iclfan2

That seems really high unless like NY. Unless he’s an owner/ partner. But shit, kudos to him. 


That’s what I thought. But me being nosey I looked up his court case on the county court docket and his wife states he’s made over 900k a year on the complaint. 


gut Senior Member
18,369 posts 98 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Oct 8, 2021 4:38 PM
posted by iclfan2

That seems really high unless like NY. Unless he’s an owner/ partner. But shit, kudos to him.

Some (very few) advisors do earn their money.  Why they don't use that talent to run a hedge fund is beyond me, but if you're good your clients will follow you and pay you 1% (not sure what the going rate actually is, though).  You land one whale, you get referrals.  To get assets of $100M, you'd have probably 15-20 high net worth clients.

Doable, but definitely not the norm.  Industry is littered with talentless hacks that are heavy on sales and very light on research.

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 216 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Oct 8, 2021 4:48 PM

I hope that dude's buying bitcoin.

Ironman92 Administrator
56,729 posts 146 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Oct 8, 2021 4:50 PM
posted by Laley23

I can see that. If he is managing rich peoples money, he is making rich people money himself. 


If he is managing normal/middle class...even upper class before extreme wealth kicks in, he would be making around that also. I assume he gets a small salary, plus a percentage. So the more money involved the more money he is going to make.

My wife makes 300% more than me...for being a sales director. She hardly works and its easy. Meanwhile, I work 50+ hrs a week, stress-filled and 24/7 availablity, with specific skills accumulated and studied for...I hate life. All about the amount coming in and product your company makes and way less about your actual abilities as a worker. It sucks.

Yeah that was my guess. Doing good work and for high end people


iclfan2 Reppin' the 330/216/843
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Fri, Oct 8, 2021 4:51 PM
posted by gut

Some (very few) advisors do earn their money.  Why they don't use that talent to run a hedge fund is beyond me, but if you're good your clients will follow you and pay you 1% (not sure what the going rate actually is, though).  You land one whale, you get referrals.  To get assets of $100M, you'd have probably 15-20 high net worth clients.

Doable, but definitely not the norm.  Industry is littered with talentless hacks that are heavy on sales and very light on research.

I definitely get how you can make that much, I use an advisor myself, where there are people with way more money than me. Just figured a rando in NE Ohio would be hard pressed to make that much. But like I said, f’n kudos for doing it. 

I voted, but could move up a tier if I wanted less work/ life balance and to deal with the bullshit corporate world again. I’m going to wait until both girls are in actual school before contemplating going back to that grind. Daycare ending will feel like a raise in itself. Also glad my wife makes more than me (but works harder). 


Automatik Senior Member
15,737 posts 95 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Oct 8, 2021 5:13 PM

2 people over 200k. NICE!

I want to be there before I'm 40.

jmog Senior Member
7,737 posts 40 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Oct 8, 2021 5:27 PM

Dang, at one point I had a job offer to be a financial advisor with my math degree background…it was $75k plus commission. They told me that the first few years it would be near zero commission because I had to build a client base, then it COULD take off.


Guess this guy got it to take off and is doing really well. 


Maybe I made the wrong decision. 


The 75k would have been a pay cut at the time, but I am not making anywhere NEAR what he is.


My total compensation varies based on a yearly bonus that is never below 10% of my salary but could be as high as 30%. 


Salary is about $140,000, throw in my wife’s $25k and my bonus and I clicked the $150-200k. 


$900k would be nice. 

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