Deluded Teenagers Think Their Starting Salary Will Be $73,000
12:15 pm, June 7th | by Amy Tennery
Some like to think the next generation is the “recession generation.” Like those who grew up during the Great Depression, the theory goes, we’re supposed to be more frugal and practical, with an arsenal of Spam-based recipes at our disposal. Or something like that.
But it turns out that the newcomers to the job market are just as deluded as everyone else.
Consider this new report, which shows that the average expected starting salary among teens today is $73,000. Needless to say, this staggering lack of financial literacy among our nation’s bright new workers is not encouraging. (Of course, reports on average starting salaries for college graduates occasionally vary, but this report should give you an idea of just how wrong these crazy kids are.
Fascinatingly, the report below does show most teenagers are aware that there is this thing called “the recession,” and most report that their family has been affected by it. Still… $73,000, guys? Come on.
Courtesy of: CreditDonkey