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My job title is: Project Manager, I work for a Mechanical Engineering and Contracting Firm. I am in Charge of project scheduling, material purchasing, budgeting, troubleshooting. I work 40 hours a week, I have a bachelors degree in construction management, and associates degree in architectural construction technology. I have been out of school for 1 year now, been at this job for 1 year. I am 24 years old and am paid $43,000 a year. I also get fulle dental, vision, and health insurance, but have to pay $27 every paycheck. Is this making good money, or should I be making more than I already am for this job position?

Asked By: fdnasal - 8/28/2007
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I would recommend you go to salary.com, where you can enter your job title and location to see what others in your job market are making. Salaries vary widely depending on where you are, how many people with similar qualifications/jobs are in your area, and what the company required as far as education, experience, etc... More
Answered By: helptohire - 8/28/2007
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Depends on where you live. I think $27.00 is very minimal to pay for health&dental benefits, so your good there. You can do a web search to see where you would get the highest salary if your interested in relocating.
Answered By: Lisa L - 8/28/2007
 
sounds like you are making very good money. I wish my benefits were that good.
Answered By: diana h - 8/28/2007
 
If you don't have any job experience prior to working at this company, it's not a bad pay to start with. It also depends on the company you work for. Is it a start up company? Usually start up companies pay more because they're new and they're not sure how much to offer an employee. Does the company policy state... More
Answered By: Mrs Apple - 8/28/2007
 
The salary/remuneration for a particular job is the market value for a particular profession and designation at the city/town where the office is located. Job postings at websites like Monster, Yahoo HotJobs and Careerbuilder carry information about salaries. The Govt Dept of Labor, (www.bls.gov) Bureau of statistics... More
Answered By: nasath - 8/29/2007
 
Dude i live in NYC. I got my Bachelors degree 2 years ago and i'm working for 33,000 a year. Right now I wish it was 43,000.
Answered By: Jake - 8/29/2007
 
The salary for a Project Manager will vary depending on your location, employer, etc. According to PayScale.com, the typical salary for a Project Manager working in construction ranges from $54,278 to $79,639. The median salary for a Project Manager in construction with less than 1 year of experience is $52,784... More
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Answered By: Salary Helper - 8/30/2007
 
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