And you think that this is something of which to be proud? In '93, I started with $73,000 per year in South Carolina, as the 'computer guy' for a medium sized manufacturer (My card said IT Director, but it was years before that became more than a joke between me and the owner).
This was enough to rent an actual house on Lake Wylie, eat out 100% of the time, and in the best restaurants on the weekend, and have enough to build a house on a better lot, again on Lake Wylie. And yes, I had enough time for sex, and even more, for driving to Charlotte to make it actually worth having.
Having to get a roommate to live on your salary, in an entry position, when you are supposed to be proving yourself? What the fuck, man?! No wonder those guys are not getting sex, their ego must be too busy digging down at rock bottom.
Or maybe you are just making shit up. In Southern California, 100,000 is enough to have a comfortable life, married with kids, even if your wife does not work.