Posted by Brian McCullough
It wasn’t too long ago that six figure salaries were only for athletes and executives. You were lucky if you got out of college and made $20,000-$30,000 a year at your first job. $50,000-$60,000 a year was a solid, middle class income. It was what you aspired to. Anything beyond that was, well… rich.
Blame inflation, I guess – or a changing corporate landscape – but more and more it feels like you haven’t “made it” unless you have a decent six figure salary. Even with a $70,000-$80,000 yearly salary it can be tough to support a family these days.
If you’re a solid white collar worker, and you’re looking to take your career to that next level, that six figure level, the weblog BripBlap has some solid advice for you.
The first couple of pointers might be a case of information too late. If you’re already in the workforce, it’s difficult to go back and “pick a good college major” for example. But the last five points are great tips for anyone looking to move up the career ladder.