|12-12-2012, 07:41 AM||eBay Motors #282 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Rosamond, CA
Hell, with your background in the USMC, open up a diesel performance shop and custom build Allisons! I'm sure you can find a town in Missouri that needs a shop with a professional, military trained mechanic.
2007 GMC CC LB 4X4 SLE LMM NBS
Trail Grapplers 285/75R17 Pro Comp 17X8 | Leveled w/Keys | Rancho RS9000XL | Cognito Pitman And Idler Arm Support Kit | Cognito Idler Pivot Assembly | Cognito HD End Links | Fab Tech HD Tie-rods | Tow Mirrors | LineX | Round Nerf Bars | Husky 16K 5th Wheel hitch | Prodigy P2 | Headlight All-On mod | Recon Projector Halo Headlights Smoked | HID's 35W, Fog's(3000K) | LED rear Plate lights | Recon LED 3rd Brake Light Smoked | Recon LED Taillights Dark Red Smoked | AirLift 5000 w/ WirelessAir | TransGo Jr. | Tint 5% rear 50% front | Blacked out Front | Blacked out Rear | Edge CTS | Camera | Small Fender Mod
Waiting to be installed: EGT Probe | Glow Plug #8
|01-06-2013, 08:03 AM||eBay Motors #283 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Central Virginia
100k+ a year working for the advancement of nuclear power. Contractor for nuclear power generating stations doin major & minor component repair & replacement. About 8-10 months on the road a year + the perdiem daily.
>08 LMM LTZ CCSB
5" Mbrp, DuramaxTuner.com Efi live, leveling kit, 20" raceline -12, 35s mtz's, edge cts insight, rancho 9000xl, Cognito uca, rare part G2's, kryptonite sway bar links, Airdog
>03 LB7 CCSB LT Sold
4" mbrp, efi live, 8" lift, 37s,
|01-06-2013, 08:31 AM||eBay Motors #284 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Boonville, MO/ Pendleton
2006 CCSB LBZ -Cognito, Kryptonite, MA, Transgo, MagHytec, Magnaflow, Rigid, Alligator, PPEI
To Come: Built Trans, Fleece Secret Squirrel Stuff
2004 RCLB ZF6 LLY -SOLD
2004 CCSB LLY -SOLD
|01-06-2013, 08:52 AM||eBay Motors #285 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2012
You're doing the right thing with the research you are doing. I vote for getti g a degree. If you make sure it is useful first. I got a degree in nursing then went for a masters degree in health care admin. I also got certified to do anesthesia while getting the masters. The pay is different everywhere. If you travel you can make a killing. I am self employed at one hospital and make over 200k. I could do much better on the road but I'm home with the fam every day
2011 cc drw ltz dmax
Stock for now
|01-06-2013, 09:24 AM||eBay Motors #286 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Saskatchewan, Canada
Dont know if i posted before or not.
Used to make 10k/month until i got hurt. Now im on Workers Compensation making about 10k/4-months and it just doesnt cover anything basically.
Im trying to get into being an MWD Hand/Directional Drilling up here once things pick up a little more and i get a surgery or two done. They make about $900/day (12hr day)
Would definitely love to make what my dad makes. Again, in the oil field (thats where im staying too). He makes about 40k/month grossing. But hes been doin it alot longer than i have.
Proves you dont need a fancy degree to make good money. I didnt go to school after high school, and neither did dad.
But up here, as long as your willing to work (even not in the oil field), 100k/yr+ is nothing for an 18yr old right outta school.
Money is a very powerful thing thats extremely hard to walk away from once your accustom to making it.
2007 GMC LBZ CC/SB
Zone, BDS, Rare Parts, Rancho, Cognito, Bilstien, Fox, Nitto, American Eagle, Core Racing, Tuff Country, Amp Research, AirDog, PPE, K&N, Quadzilla, MBRP, Kenwood, Kicker, Sub Thump, US Speedo, WeatherTech Auto Meter, AeroForce, AVS, KC, TruxPort, Bushwacker, Alligator Performance, MA
Last edited by Boreen; 01-06-2013 at 09:27 AM.
|01-06-2013, 09:26 AM||eBay Motors #287 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: midland tx
Fracturing if I get 60 hours a week ill make 2000after taxes every 2 weeks plus perdium and bonus pay
2007 CCSB GMC 4X4 LT
PERFORMANCE-5inch flo pro, egr block plate, PCV reroute, EFI AUTOCAL from ATP
INTERIOR-Autometer cobalt boost, EGT, Trans, Cobra 29 ltd
EXTERIOR-285/55/20 camo rockstars, ready lift leveling kit with one inch block, step bars, headache rack
422hp/760TQ may 26 2012
|01-06-2013, 09:33 AM||eBay Motors #288 (permalink)|
So Long Space Cowboy...
Now i have bounced from one thing to another (not a good thing lol)
In 2011 I worked four storms as a Cat Adjuster, at 20 y/o made about $96k between april and november (before expenses). I did not manage my money well.
As a construction estimator i made about $50k (and didnt actually get paid most of it- if you live in dallas stay away from JA Construction and Hobbs Roofing and construction).
Then i got into auto sales, so that was about $60k a year. (only at it for 6 months).
Now awaiting a greenlight from the state on a job (more construction) on nights that pays super well for very little work.
Im also in the intwrview stages for Tex farm bureau insurance (i got an offer while at the dealership) to become an agent.
I very seriously recommend going to school. My buddy makes $52k plus commission and quarterly bonuses as a Petroleum Geologis. He just finished getting his bachelors degree about 5 months ago or so.
Im 22 and couldve been done by now, and wish that i would have gone ahead and finished.
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2008 Chevy 2500HD CCSB LTZ
LMM Duramax / Allison Z71 4x4
Mostly Stock, Deleted, Kory's Tunes, 45% Exergy Injectors, Airdog,
Stage 3 Dmaxstore Front End, Isspro Gauges, and a stock trans...
3rd Coast Diesels Member #2
Saving Pennies for: Traction Bars, a Kryptonite Steering Gearbox,
a "Calvin's Built Trans", 20x10 BMF R.E.P.R.'s on 305/50r20 Nitto 420S...
Last edited by j.stanton2009; 01-06-2013 at 10:52 AM. Reason: Petroleum Geologist not engineer!
|01-06-2013, 09:52 AM||eBay Motors #289 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Climax, Tx
75K a year plus some bonuses
I'm a wrecking superintendent for a demolition company. I wreck all the high hazard structures and run the high reach excavator when we need it
2004 Chevy DRW 4X4 crew cab LB7, Nicktane with Cat filter, Silverline 5" exhaust straight pipe dumped with 6" tip, ported turbo horn, PPE Boost Valve, Ranch hand bumper on the front and custom hauler bed on the back with 108 gallon transfer tank, Edge CTS, EFI live, FASS sittin on Ultra phantom's
DRW CLUB MEMBER #118
3rd Coast Diesels founder
"I'd rather be a fence post in Texas than the king of Tennessee" - Chris Wall
|01-06-2013, 10:08 AM||eBay Motors #290 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2011
Not much @ all.
2009 Sierra 2500 HD LMM SLE CC/SB 4x4
EFI Live, EGR disabled, Flo~Pro 4" DP back exhaust w/muffler & trumpet tip, Pacer LED NBS cab lights, Putco yellow bulb fog lights, GM dually rear light bar, Cobra 29 WXNWST CB radio, Footwell lights, Kenwood speakers, Tinted windows, GM chrome oval running boards, Fumoto oil drain valve, Bilstein HD shocks, Michelin LTX M/S2, PY0 wheels, Rubber mud flaps, Curt class IV hitch, Wilson 2000 CB antenna