"Air Traffic Controller. Around $100k"
"Manager of a Cannabis Dispensary $17hr". Her blog.
"I’m a line cook / manager for a busy restaurant, and I get paid $19 an hour +tip share + profit share from two recipes of mine on the menu."
"Wendy’s Crew Member, $9 normal hours, $10 when I close. If I become an ambassador I could make $12 an hour but that’s a lot of work. I work the grill usually and they say I’m the best at it not including the managers and one of the ambassadors."
"Medical Coder – make $31/hr, about 65k annually."
"I work in a steel mill that heats steel bars to a certain hardness. I get paid 18$ an hour and so far we haven’t had anyone die for a year (that’s a record)"
"Paraprofessional at an elementary school in a classroom with students who have autism. I get paid $19.70 an hour plus a $70 monthly stipend for helping the kids with toilet duties."
"Private jet captain. Varies with overtime, but this year will be around $360k."
"NYC roll off dumpster driver under a Teamster union contract. $40 an hour in January + medical and pension paid 100% by my employer. There’s guaranteed overtime too, so gross around $130k + the other perks. We also get a 100k severance payout the day we retire. I have a bachelors in business, but fell in love with being outside all day. I also sell scrap metal if I can collect it and I have a thriving eBay business from other things I find in the dumpsters. Made another 20-25k doing that on the side."
"Professor, Stem. ~$85-105k per year depending on grants I bring in."
"I do research with brain cells, HIV, cocaine, and fentanyl. $29,500/year aka ~$14/hr. Yes I’m sad that this is what a Master’s degree got me."
"I work at a recycling plant, I get $35 an hour to stand at a conveyer belt picking out glass"
"Entrepreneur, negative 10k per year"
"Walmart stocker, $15/hour, about $20k a year."
"Virtual assistant $4 an hour"
"Nightclub Director. Las Vegas. 100k base. 100k tip pool. 150k performance bonus.
And the other perks"
"I’m head of HR and Finances at a national political party (non-US). I make about 60k a year (before taxes)."
"I’m a librarian and I earn right around $100K with full benefits.
But I’m in the Bay Area, and that’s with a Master’s Degree + 15 years of experience. So it’s not all that impressive in context."
"Vet tech, $15/hr in Utah. Getting a raise later this month tho!"
"Professional Theatre Actress. Current job $568 a week before taxes."
"Nuclear plant electrician 50 an hour, 130-150k a year depending on Ot/bonus. Moving into an operations role in the plant soon"
Yes it’s important, but not $130k per year important.
Yeah it’s important, but not $130k a year important.
you are failing to understand that the salary is not based on how important/cool your work is. It's based on the amount of jobs available and the amount of people willing to do that work.
If everybody applies to be a Garbage Collector, the salary will go down to minimum wage. On the other hand, if nobody applies for the Garbage Collector job, then the salary will go up significantly.
Wrong. They’re unionized. So their salaries are artificially inflated.
You can tell me there wouldn’t be a line around the block to get paid $130k a year for working 40 hours a week.
Taxes and mandatory insurance (health, unemployment, pension fund) are at about 35% altogether. Work is 35h per week. Paid overtime, 6 weeks of paid vacation, paid sick-leave.
Remember Pearl Harbor.