In our series My 6-Figure Paycheck , women making more than $100,000 open up about how they got there and what exactly they do. We take a closer look at what it feels like to be a woman making six-figures — when only 5% of American women make that much, according to the U.S. Census — w ith the hope it will give women insight into how to better navigate their own career and salary trajectories.
Today, we chat with a nurse practitioner from Los Angeles, CA. Previously, we spoke to a creative director from Upstate New York, and achief of staff in Washington, D.C.
Job: Nurse Practitioner
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Degree: BA in Theater, BS in Nursing, Master’s in Nursing
First Salary: $30,000 as a nanny
Current Salary: $139,000 plus bonuses and stipends
As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
“Growing up, I told everyone I was going to be a doctor. In high school, I got into theater, but even though I ended up getting my bachelor’s in theater, I still planned on going to medical school.”
What did you study in college?
“I have a bachelor’s in theater. In my mid-twenties, I entered an accelerated bachelor’s …read more