Expectation vs. Reality
Think back to your first job. Were you happy with your paycheck — or just grateful to be getting a paycheck at all? Well, times have changed. Wages have risen in recent years, but so have prices — and so have the expectations of soon-to-be college grads. A recent survey by Clever's Real Estate Witch finds that students overestimate their starting salary by anywhere from about $20,000 to more than $60,000, depending on the field. Here's a rundown of how Generation Z's expectations compare with the cold, hard reality of the real world.