Minimum salary for a 20 year old?

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Found 10th Dec 2012
Was wondering what the minimum salary is for people of my caliber I am 20 and a full time student at University.

Hourly rates please thanks!

(I know i could have Google'd this.. i have its just that iv seen so many different rates in different places)

thanks again!
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If only the government put this information on a website or something.
https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

£4.98
Tree Fiddy p/h

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Thank you everyone and and and yeahh well i loooked :'(
How would you define your 'caliber'?

Skills, experience etc?
McDonalds, you'll be lovin it.
Thank you for the flamedeer.
blimey - that's pretty poor!
Are we paying for that level of problem solving and educational ability or are you student loaned to the eyelids.
I so hope it's the later as I can't be bothered paying taxes for lazy students who can't even filter a simple google result.
^ Mr Grumpy
NabzE17

^ Mr Grumpy


^^ Mr lazy as sin and won't understand why a degree in cantbersedlazyology won't score a job paying Megabucks.
What's the average wage of a 20 year old would be a better question
Now i'm curious *goes to google*

EDIT:

A survey of 12,000 teenagers carried out by RBS and MoneySense revealed that most teenagers have unrealistic expectations of just how much they will be earning in the future. The average teenager believes they will be earning around £16,000 when they’re first out of education. At the age of 25, they reckon they’ll be bringing home around £34,000. By their mid-30s, teenagers expect to be earning about £60,000. Over half of teenagers surveyed felt they would have bought a house by the age of 25 and 82% felt confident that they would have done so by the time they reached their 30th birthday.

The reality is crushing. The average salary for 18-21 year olds is £8,600, rising to just under £19,000 for those in their early 20s. The average salary for those in their 30s is £24,000; a far cry from the teenagers’ £60,000 dream pay packet. Buying a house by your 25th birthday is hardly a realistic aspiration either. According to the Council of Mortgage Lenders, the average first time buyer in the UK is 31 years old.

Edited by: "Firefly1" 10th Dec 2012
Oneday77

^^ Mr lazy as sin and won't understand why a degree in … ^^ Mr lazy as sin and won't understand why a degree in cantbersedlazyology won't score a job paying Megabucks.



What makes you think i have a no job? and i just wanted to know what the rate is now as its always changing. and yes im not earning megabucks at the moment but neither are you mr non lazy hence why you here on hot uk deals looking for bargains.
Nothing, because your worth it!

Seriously many students work for nothing, on the hope that they will get taken on permanently,

I don't agree.

caliber???

As long as you dont support arsenal your OK as arsenal fans get paid around 40% less then everyone else
Have you been offered a job or are already in a job? Most unskilled jobs are unpaid and if you are taking or thinking of taking a part time job to support yourself through uni the chances are that it won't be highly paid. It's up to you to work out if you think it's a fair wage for the hours and the type of work you are doing, regardless of whether its the minimum wage or not.

Chances are there will be a hundred other students who will take the job if you don't want it.
Mark2111

Have you been offered a job or are already in a job? Most unskilled jobs … Have you been offered a job or are already in a job? Most unskilled jobs are unpaid and if you are taking or thinking of taking a part time job to support yourself through uni the chances are that it won't be highly paid. It's up to you to work out if you think it's a fair wage for the hours and the type of work you are doing, regardless of whether its the minimum wage or not.Chances are there will be a hundred other students who will take the job if you don't want it.



i am employed, was just thinking iv been working at the same place for just over a year and would like to move up higher to another company and was wondering what the rates were but yes iv been there.. we'll take any job if were unemployed!!
NabzE17

Oneday77NabzE17 ^ Mr Grumpy^^ Mr lazy as sin and won't understand why a … Oneday77NabzE17 ^ Mr Grumpy^^ Mr lazy as sin and won't understand why a degree in cantbersedlazyology won't score a job paying Megabucks.What makes you think i have a no job? and i just wanted to know what the rate is now as its always changing. and yes im not earning megabucks at the moment but neither are you mr non lazy hence why you here on hot uk deals looking for bargains.



Lol @ 'always changing'. I hope somebody prepares you for the real world before you finish your degree.
reminds me of when i was a teenager. i used to think i was going to become a brain surgeon and earn mega bucks.

it is funny the way youngsters believe in the unbelievable and the unachievable.
mutley1

reminds me of when i was a teenager. i used to think i was going to … reminds me of when i was a teenager. i used to think i was going to become a brain surgeon and earn mega bucks.it is funny the way youngsters believe in the unbelievable and the unachievable.



And quite a few do become brain surgeons As long as you work hard for it at school & achieve your grades, UKCAT & a good PS.
RossD89

Lol @ 'always changing'. I hope somebody prepares you for the real world … Lol @ 'always changing'. I hope somebody prepares you for the real world before you finish your degree.


Shut up, you just want to stereotype all students probably because they are going to get a better job than you are and you just want to put them down. I think the OP was asking a valid question, better somebody gave him some confirmation before than he got it wrong. Good luck OP, hope you get a better job than this nob

Edited by: "the_mongoose_man" 10th Dec 2012
Firefly1

And quite a few do become brain surgeons As long as you work hard for … And quite a few do become brain surgeons As long as you work hard for it at school & achieve your grades, UKCAT & a good PS.



no you are wrong. the number of brain surgeons is infinitestimal.
mutley1

no you are wrong. the number of brain surgeons is infinitestimal.



Once you complete your foundation years, you can specalise & providing you pass your exams, you can choose to study specialist surgery.

The problem is, people don't look at the long-term picture & too much of the short term. You will not become a brain surgeon over night.

Of course if you get BBC at A level you won't get there. If you get 520 in your UKCAT, you won't. If you don't have many weeks of work experience you wont (usually you are talking months). If you work, you can get there - you have to make yourself stand out though.

Edited by: "Firefly1" 10th Dec 2012
NabzE17

What makes you think i have a no job? and i just wanted to know what the … What makes you think i have a no job? and i just wanted to know what the rate is now as its always changing. and yes im not earning megabucks at the moment but neither are you mr non lazy hence why you here on hot uk deals looking for bargains.


I never said you had no job. Instead it was insinuated that as you didn't try a simple Google search to check for NMW for your age. Unless you put a little more effort into life you'll fall short of your goals to be well paid.

As for being on HUKD you may find it's a very wise thing to keep hold of as much as your cash as possible after the tax man has plundered your wages, bargain hunting helps and it is a healthier hobby than may other things people do. I'm no Brain Surgeon but we are pretty comfy, thanks for asking.

people of my caliber I am 20 and a full time student at University.



Not sure, but it should be lower than those who have at least a smidgen of common sense.
From experience minimum wage as a majority of graduates have no common sense whatsoever!
miikeyblue

How would you define your 'caliber'?Skills, experience etc?


unability to google is high up there.
Hmm, the argument to move to get the best wage, or to stick with one employer to show loyalty and you can stick with things.....

Make sure you're taking on specialised roles/projects in your current job so you can big it up on your CV for when you graduate and need an edge when you apply for a job that four hundred others are at the same time, with the same (most likely) 2:1 as you.

I did start to write a post on how to step into a career paying equivalent £37,500 a year straight out of uni, but then I realised that so many people read here that I'd be setting up competition. So I deleted it.

Enjoy the £12,500-16000 fees for that MA year you get pushed into taking because 38% of your compatriots have a degree.
brilly

unability to google is high up there.



I'm guessing that misspelling was strategic, but for the life of me I can't work out how.
miikeyblue

How would you define your 'caliber'?Skills, experience etc?


Someone who cant spell calibre
WoolyM

Someone who cant spell calibre



A well calibrated response.. (_;)


Why do we waste money on education?...... it clearly isn't working.
jonny619447

I'm guessing that misspelling was strategic, but for the life of me I … I'm guessing that misspelling was strategic, but for the life of me I can't work out how.


heh never noticed,
comment started as 'unable to google...' but changed it.
subconsciously, i was obviously also suggesting the OPs spelling was weak
OP wants to stop serving drinks at McD's and move to tills at BK

Amirite??
Never understood why people look down on those who have a job at a fast food joint. Stinks of egotism to me, something I personally despise.
the_mongoose_man

Shut up, you just want to stereotype all students probably because they … Shut up, you just want to stereotype all students probably because they are going to get a better job than you are and you just want to put them down. I think the OP was asking a valid question, better somebody gave him some confirmation before than he got it wrong. Good luck OP, hope you get a better job than this nob



You made me laugh so hard thank you for your help need more people like you on this earth!
KillFelix

Never understood why people look down on those who have a job at a fast … Never understood why people look down on those who have a job at a fast food joint. Stinks of egotism to me, something I personally despise.



Having had a word with a training manager with MaccyD's, their graduate training scheme is full to brimming with recent university graduates!
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