If you are not making more than $60k a year designing you are doing it wrong buddy or you are not charging properly. I made over $100k just designing websites when I was starting out. Granted, I was mostly working with agencies (contract work) and not a full time salary. Full time salary is ALWAYS a grind and a ripoff for designers (unless you are Creative Director/Art Director but you really can't have that title until you have worked/managed teams and have years of experience under your belt).
Hell, at the very beginning I was making sites for $2-$3k a site and I did about 2-3 a month and was still making far more than $60k a year.
To start with, your first line in your paragraph was horribly condescending ... watch how you word your answers to people regarding this kind of thing in future. You sounded hugely egotistical and like you were bragging.
As it stands, I didn't say I wasn't earning 60K or more ... I am on over double that. But Store employee's on 60K was the shocker. A BIG shocker.
Just pulled this from the net:
- Apple Genius Average Salary: $37,954
- Apple Genius Low-End salary: $32,000 – this is likely the starting salary for most Apple Genius positions in smaller to medium sized cities
- Apple Genius High-End Salary: $49,000 – with more experience and working in a larger city (New York, San Francisco, etc), Apple Genius’s earn significantly more.