I got my acceptance to Clemson's MRED program about a month ago, but have been hesitant to pull the trigger on it. My main concern is the cost (55k for 18 months). I'm just not sure if I can justify taking on that much debt without having a better idea of what entry level pay is.
I've been told by some of the program's staff members that entry level compensation within the Southeast (Atlanta/Charlotte/Greenville) is about 80k; is this accurate? Assuming that the information is accurate, how quickly does compensation increase? I know that compensation in real estate development isn't as black and white as some other industries, but I would really appreciate some guidance.