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Posted: 3/30/2017 5:58:40 AM EDT
I just read an ad for a English/Japanese translator. $15-$18 per hour. Did a quick search this isn't unsusal pay. Granted this is in Kentucky.

Any jobs that paid much less then you expected (hopefully not your own)?
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911 operator plus Police, ems, fire Dispatcher...  trust me it isn't great
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Family practice doctors.

Pediatricians.
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Dentist and Veterinarians.
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I didn't think they were paid? They all have "real" jobs.
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Autobody technician 
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Vets yeah, but dentists make bank.
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The average starting salary for a large animal veterinarian was $44,000 as of May 2014, according to the job site Simply Hired.
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GTFO.  My dentist has GOT to be a millionaire for how much he has gotten out of me.

Link Posted: 3/30/2017 6:13:32 AM EDT
Jobs that pay insane that I didn't know about: Web Developers. I was reading last night on Reddit that if you are a web developer with any good skill, their starting salary is $120k up to $180k/yr.
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Hard to find a Dentist that works Fridays.
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I think the hottest markets for those kind of jobs are in places like San Francisco, where your $120,000 annual salary buys you the equivalent of a $50,000 standard of living in "fly over country."

But I'm not sure about that.

On the whole, I'll stick with fly over country.

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My dentist drives a 2002 Nissan Sentry. Maybe he just doesn't make as much as other dentist.
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GTFO.  My dentist has GOT to be a millionaire for how much he has gotten out of me.

Hard to find a Dentist that works Fridays.
I have to go see mine again Monday.

"CHA-CHING!"
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Veterinarians - especially rural vets.
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Average starting salary for an industrial engineer was $65k. Engineering is a 4-5 year degree. Vets go to school for 8 years.
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Doesn't always mean a lot.

Sam Walton (WALMART founder) drove a pickup truck with body rust, when he was already a billionaire.

Some people are just very frugal.
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Professor with PhD in engineering.   I make more than any of the professors the university has hired in the last 8 years.   The pay appears to suck until you become the head of a department or hold an endowment chair position.  All the higher paying jobs are politically charged and add no value to the main goal of education.
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Doesn't always mean a lot.

Sam Walton (WALMART founder) drove a pickup truck with body rust, when he was already a billionaire.

Some people are just very frugal.
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Not to stereotype but he is black also.
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So true. I did it for 13 years.
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FPNI.  


ETA:  On the flip side, I can make as much money as I'm willing to work.  Secondary here starts at $30/hour and goes up from there.  If I never want to see my family, I could easily make 6 figures, but I'd be working myself to death.
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Our Governor, Paul LePage of Maine.

70 large.
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Commercial Airline Pilot
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So true. I did it for 13 years.
I figured $20s. $20 is average so only a little low at first glance. Obviously you guys know more about the industry but it is not woefully low.
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MN State House Representative.

$30k/yr? Or was it $13k/yr?
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IBDS
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I guess I need to be more grateful for the job that I have.
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Are you asking us?  How the fuck would we know and why do you think we would care to look?
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ETA:  On the flip side, I can make as much money as I'm willing to work.  Secondary here starts at $30/hour and goes up from there.  If I never want to see my family, I could easily make 6 figures, but I'd be working myself to death.
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#1 reason I bailed on the fire/EMS life. Loved the work & co-workers. However,  I need to be there for my kids.
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Out of the multitude of sales jobs out there, some pay incredibly well and some not at all.

I was a sales trainer at a large corp. and the top 5% of the sales force were making $400k/year for a low skill job.

Then there's my fiancé who does technical sales for a large multinational food lab company and her pay may touch $100k. But thats only because she is something like 300% to goal. She has a food science degree and her job is skilled.

Her job is mostly salary. That above job mentioned is obviously mostly all commission, but still.
Link Posted: 3/30/2017 7:02:53 AM EDT
Engineering.

You start off pretty decently, but there's very little headroom.
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Friend of my wife:  New graduate BSN/RN from a good school, full time at large hospital, no dependents, after tax withholdings and insurance premiums is bringing home $2000 a month.  Having seen what nursing school entails I was shocked it was that low.
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Funeral Directors 45k with 60hr work week averages.Average burn out is 7 years
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Everyone thinks RNs are making $200K.
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The job I have. 
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She is working for the wrong hospital. The RN's we hire make more than that working Home Health.
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Came to post this
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GTFO.  My dentist has GOT to be a millionaire for how much he has gotten out of me.

My dentist drives a 2002 Nissan Sentry. Maybe he just doesn't make as much as other dentist.
@drsalee lives in a tiny shack and drives a Yugo.   His kids dress in rags.  Dentist life is hard
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ETA:  On the flip side, I can make as much money as I'm willing to work.  Secondary here starts at $30/hour and goes up from there.  If I never want to see my family, I could easily make 6 figures, but I'd be working myself to death.
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Must be nice, starting pay in my area is $15-$17/hour and we never get side work.
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No, I'm not asking you. I wouldn't expect anyone else here to know.

It helps make it clear I can't remember which one it was. I thought. Makes it clear I'm not sure, and that's what I was going for. Hopefully you're the only hostile thinking I was asking you.
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Test pilot.

Large pool of applicants for a very limited number of positions, and since the applicants have supplemental income from being retired military, salaries are surprisingly low.
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Its closer to about 45k
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Engineering.

You start off pretty decently, but there's very little headroom.
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This.

You'll always have a decent job but you will never be rich.
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Space shuttle door gunner, I only made 87,000 no benefits.
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You do it for the view not the money.
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No shit!  Saw an ad for NC Trooper.  Starting pay was $30,000 IIRC.  Max pay would top out at less than $40,000.!  FUCK that!
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No shit!  Saw an ad for NC Trooper.  Starting pay was $30,000 IIRC.  Max pay would top out at less than $40,000.!  FUCK that!
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There are rural counties in Kentucky that pay sherrifs deputies $9-$10 an hour starting pay. You can work up to a year before attending the academy but you can't be the arresting officer.

Pay that low will attract a lot of bully types and increase corruption and misuse of official property.

Starting pay in the academy for Kentucky State Police (why does a Commonwealth have state police?) is $16 they just got a raise after a very long time without one.
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They get paid for experience.  My wife has been an RN for 20 years.  She makes more than I do and I am a CWO4 over 26 years for pay purposes.
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salary @wikipedia

Since 2001, the president has earned a $400,000 annual salary, along with a $50,000 annual expense account, a $100,000 nontaxable travel account, and $19,000 for entertainment.[83][84] The most recent raise in salary was approved by Congress and President Bill Clinton in 1999 and went into effect in 2001.
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Politicians should be making $0.  It would eliminate career politicians
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