I currently make $75k right now, and I expect that I will be making close to $85k if I were to stay at this same boutique firm.
I would probably stay at this firm because there's a balance between work and social/personal life. So, at the end, I'll probably be capped at $85k.
I know that I can make much more moving to a larger firm, but at these firms, there is very little balance between work and social/personal life.
I'm looking to find a place where I can make close to $100K, and still have a life outside of the office, which I assume that the USPTO can satisfy.
If I were to work at the USPTO as a GS-7 or a GS-9, how much will I be making every month after taxes, insurance (health, dental, eye, life for myself and wife), thrift saving plan, etc.?
The reason why I'm asking is to see whether my paycheck can support myself and my wife, who will probably have a hard time finding work in the DC area.
Any approximation of how much a month I can make as a GS-7 or a GS-9 will be a great help in my decision.
Thanks again for all the replies.