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Link Posted: 8/11/2022 6:02:29 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By DaveJRSC:
Neurosurgeons do well, but hedge fund attorneys do better.
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No doubt. But if you check off all the boxes to become a neurosurgeon, you WILL make neurosurgeon money.


If you check off all the boxes to become an attorney, you are unlikely to become one that makes more than a neurosurgeon.  

The richest lawyers, from doing lawyer stuff, make a lot more than the richest doctors do (from doing doctor stuff) but the average lawyer makes a good bit less than the average doctor.
Link Posted: 8/11/2022 6:04:23 PM EDT
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Technology sales. Specifically one with a good comp plan that has great accelerators and no cap on earnings
Link Posted: 8/11/2022 6:06:12 PM EDT
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Baseball is up there.
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NBA basketball is the highest.


But the top earning athlete is usually a golfer, fighter or race car driver.  Golfers are very over represented in the top 10 most years.
Link Posted: 8/11/2022 6:15:36 PM EDT
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And quite a deal, considering they only expect them to work 24/7 365.
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Originally Posted By Mech2007:
Starting salaries at the top law firms are over $200k per year.

And quite a deal, considering they only expect them to work 24/7 365.


Seriously...
Link Posted: 8/12/2022 9:22:06 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By ztug:
Ship docking pilots can make $500,000 in some ports.
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My buddy is a pilot into/out of SF. He easily makes $300k. Started off on small fishing boats in AK.

I'm a mechanic and make between $130-150 hr (plus margin on parts), but I rarely work more than 20-30 hours so annual isn't huge, but that's by choice. Big benefits by being self employed and having my shop at home. It's easily a 6-figure benefit offsetting my wife's income tax and our property overhead.

My wife has her CPA, but is acting CFO at her current company. She does very well. It's different because a lot of comp is stock. Her stock bonuses are more than I make in a year. She is negotiating with a different company that offered $1m in stock, at current value, over the next 4 years. Their stock is down 60%, but their numbers are good. It could easily become $2m or more.

Next door neighbor is lead ER doc at a large hospital. If his house and toys are an indicator I'd guess easily $500k yr. Most likely more.

There are so many ways to make money, especially if you're good at your acquired skill.
Link Posted: 8/12/2022 9:28:26 AM EDT
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Those are salaries when you see them posted . You have to take into account bonuses which are not included in their salaries posted as public information   .
Our CEO has a base salary of $227K and made 17 million in 2021
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Originally Posted By ranging-by-zipcode:
Originally Posted By -Obsessed-:


The average CEO makes less than $200k/yr.

Only the very top CEOs at the biggest companies make big bucks, most of which are public record.



Those are salaries when you see them posted . You have to take into account bonuses which are not included in their salaries posted as public information   .
Our CEO has a base salary of $227K and made 17 million in 2021


This is VERY true, particularly in tech.
Link Posted: 8/12/2022 9:32:44 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By JG_Wentworth:

what about dermatologist? or podiatrist. i hear those are top earning physician specialities
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So are you saying physicians make way more?

I only personally know one surgeon...and he lives in a $1.6 Million house in the Midwest. Which is nice but not what I'd consider "on par" with someone who makes more than $500k/yr.



Anesthesiologist are on the high side of specialists income, but not among  the top.

They are also one of the specialties that have seen their field harmed by mid levels.

what about dermatologist? or podiatrist. i hear those are top earning physician specialities


Like I said before, there are a ton of ways to make money. My wife's close friend (sorority sister) is a high end dermatologist in southern California. Lots of celebrity clients. If you believe her photos (new Ferrari, house on the beach, personal product lines) she does damned well. She was recently at a hotel in Hawaii that's $5k/night (for 10 days). She's also insanely hot.

Link Posted: 8/12/2022 9:33:11 AM EDT
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Not really.

It is a high paid specialty but not among the top ones.

I am not sure why there is a prevailing belief that They are among the highest paid. I hear it all the time  

Part of the problem is the public (Google results)data on physician salaries is fucking horrible and just shit data.

And yes, they can make 500k.

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Anesthesiologist ranks up there I'd assume.

That's what? 500k/yr?



Not really.

It is a high paid specialty but not among the top ones.

I am not sure why there is a prevailing belief that They are among the highest paid. I hear it all the time  

Part of the problem is the public (Google results)data on physician salaries is fucking horrible and just shit data.

And yes, they can make 500k.



I think the belief is left over from the 1980s. There was a car magazine that mentioned borrowing an anesthesiologist’s Ferrari for the road test.

Hillary Clinton singled out anesthesiologists as making too much in the early 1990s. That, plus Medicare reimbursement, the expansion of CRNA practice, and a few other factors all gave tremendous downward salary pressure.

I went into it because it’s a fascinating specialty, and the typical personalities of most anesthesiologists. We’re nowhere near that level of reimbursement in our group.
Link Posted: 8/12/2022 10:09:06 AM EDT
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Isn't  BlackOps a learned profession..??
Don't they make like a gazillion $ annually.
Link Posted: 8/12/2022 10:19:15 AM EDT
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Medical field makes good money on average but doesn’t touch some others. A good CV surgeon can make seven figures…by the time he is 45-50 years old.

Lawyers can make ridiculous money. My brother just turned 30 and will break 600k, on par for 750ish next year and over 1mil by 34yo.

CEOs can make significantly more.

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Link Posted: 8/12/2022 10:33:24 AM EDT
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And quite a deal, considering they only expect them to work 24/7 365.
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Starting salaries at the top law firms are over $200k per year.

And quite a deal, considering they only expect them to work 24/7 365.


True. Here’s $200K. We expect 2200 billable hours. Meaning 3000 hours of actual work.  So like $66 an hour. No thanks.
Link Posted: 8/12/2022 10:39:03 AM EDT
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Medical field makes good money on average but doesn’t touch some others. A good CV surgeon can make seven figures…by the time he is 45-50 years old.

Lawyers can make ridiculous money. My brother just turned 30 and will break 600k, on par for 750ish next year and over 1mil by 34yo.

CEOs can make significantly more.

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I was surprised to learn, there are youtubers that have made more than these guys.
Link Posted: 8/12/2022 10:40:45 AM EDT
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Extended family member is a psychiatrist (a medical MD), married to an orthodontist who was owned a string of satellite orthodontic clinics. Always feel a little like country mice when we go to visit, but they're the nicest people in the world.

From a blue collar angle, longshore comes about as close to an "ordinary" job being paid ridiculous money as any I've seen. It also stops just short of organized crime, and to some extent it doesn't stop. One of my doctors knew I was a longshore "manager", and said, "I don't understand it. My neighborhood is also all doctors, lawyers, pilots...and longshore. The really weird part is they're all home half the week. How does that work?"

Featherbedding, fraud, theft, falsifying time cards and of course most recently holding the entire country hostage to prevent port automation, mostly.
Link Posted: 8/12/2022 10:44:24 AM EDT
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Cartel boss.

Link Posted: 8/12/2022 11:02:32 AM EDT
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I got a AS degree in Business Management at Alvin Community College and tried to get a $20 an hour job and the guy just laughed at me.




Link Posted: 8/12/2022 11:22:06 AM EDT
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what about dermatologist? or podiatrist. i hear those are top earning physician specialities
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I'm laughing my ass off right now.

I'm a Podiatrist.   Average is typically below Family Practice docs.   Some heavy (large referral base/employed by Orthopedic Groups) surgical podiatrists make much more, but not usually to Orthopod money.  

Link Posted: 8/12/2022 11:39:25 AM EDT
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lemme tell you what it takes (or took) to become a neurosurgeon.  Get admitted to a top ten engineering program and the graduate at the top of your electrical engineering class.  Turn down absurd offers. Go to very good medical school.  Graduate at top of class.  Go to 6-year insanely demanding residency.  The kind of thing that causes people to have breakdowns. Do a fellowship.  be in mid 30s before you start to practice.  

The path is clear, but it literally takes a genius that is willing to put in 15 years or more of training, part of which is exceptionally intense.  That is a rare combination.
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Fucken Thank you.  I mean, yeah "anybody can be a neurosurgeon",  JFC.  
I could have been a specialized surgeon coming out of medical school, but that is because NOBODY wanted to be a surgeon at that time.  
I did above average in med school.  I busted my butt bc I was older and had .mil and life experience, unlike most.  I COULD NOT have gotten into a neurosurgery program.  
I went to the wrong school, came from the wrong family and wasn't groomed for that stuff.  
MFR please!
Link Posted: 8/12/2022 1:09:27 PM EDT
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No doubt. But if you check off all the boxes to become a neurosurgeon, you WILL make neurosurgeon money.


If you check off all the boxes to become an attorney, you are unlikely to become one that makes more than a neurosurgeon.  

The richest lawyers, from doing lawyer stuff, make a lot more than the richest doctors do (from doing doctor stuff) but the average lawyer makes a good bit less than the average doctor.
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You're absolutely right, IMO. I have friends who do criminal defense work, and they make around $150-200K/yr, and friends who are hedge fund attorneys who make millions. I have observed that the difference between them is the hedge fund attorneys who make millions tend to trade their services for an interest their clients' ventures, paying them far more than just the value of their fees.
Link Posted: 8/12/2022 1:16:18 PM EDT
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I'm laughing my ass off right now.

I'm a Podiatrist.   Average is typically below Family Practice docs.   Some heavy (large referral base/employed by Orthopedic Groups) surgical podiatrists make much more, but not usually to Orthopod money.  

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How bad are arfcoms feet?
Link Posted: 8/12/2022 1:20:28 PM EDT
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I know that Elevator Technicians cost a fortune.  I don't know what they get paid but we get billed about $450 per hour per man depending on which company - Kone, Schindler, Otis.  Some of the smaller independent companies are a bit cheaper but still $300+ per hour.  I think their skill set is a cross between a plumber and electrician.
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Have some family in local 1 (elevator union in NYC) it’s high 60s low 70s hr plus benefits. They got a raise along July 1st probably went up a few bucks an hour.
Link Posted: 8/12/2022 2:02:15 PM EDT
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Fucken Thank you.  I mean, yeah "anybody can be a neurosurgeon",  JFC.  
I could have been a specialized surgeon coming out of medical school, but that is because NOBODY wanted to be a surgeon at that time.  
I did above average in med school.  I busted my butt bc I was older and had .mil and life experience, unlike most.  I COULD NOT have gotten into a neurosurgery program.  
I went to the wrong school, came from the wrong family and wasn't groomed for that stuff.  
MFR please!
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Anyone can be a neurosurgeon if they check off all the boxes to become a neurosurgeon. Few can do that and even fewer will.  

As for “wrong school, family and not groomed”. Bullshit.

School can matter but the math is generally reflective of the residency slots.  The match  from any school usually looks a lot like the numbers of residency slots that program has.   The school tends to dictate where you match.


The right family helps a handful of folks a year.  

And you make the choice to be groomed.  This is why it is critical your medical school be attached to a program with a neurosurgery residency.


Crush  step  1.
Become your programs rock star to get the right letters.
Crush your away  rotations.
You will likely match.

It isn’t magic.  It is mostly self selecting.  A little over 200 people a year get to begin training as a neurosurgeon.


Link Posted: 8/12/2022 2:31:28 PM EDT
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You're absolutely right, IMO. I have friends who do criminal defense work, and they make around $150-200K/yr, and friends who are hedge fund attorneys who make millions. I have observed that the difference between them is the hedge fund attorneys who make millions tend to trade their services for an interest their clients' ventures, paying them far more than just the value of their fees.
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Yep, that's usually the case.  Fund manager, board members and CEO all have skin in the game.
Link Posted: 8/12/2022 2:32:51 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By neshomamench:



No doubt. But if you check off all the boxes to become a neurosurgeon, you WILL make neurosurgeon money.


If you check off all the boxes to become an attorney, you are unlikely to become one that makes more than a neurosurgeon.  

The richest lawyers, from doing lawyer stuff, make a lot more than the richest doctors do (from doing doctor stuff) but the average lawyer makes a good bit less than the average doctor.
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Originally Posted By neshomamench:
Originally Posted By DaveJRSC:
Neurosurgeons do well, but hedge fund attorneys do better.



No doubt. But if you check off all the boxes to become a neurosurgeon, you WILL make neurosurgeon money.


If you check off all the boxes to become an attorney, you are unlikely to become one that makes more than a neurosurgeon.  

The richest lawyers, from doing lawyer stuff, make a lot more than the richest doctors do (from doing doctor stuff) but the average lawyer makes a good bit less than the average doctor.


Someone capable of being a neurosurgeon is likely to become a top paid attorney
Link Posted: 8/12/2022 2:37:22 PM EDT
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Op, you are an accountant?

Average big 4 partner was $1 million / year last I checked.

So your own field is not bad
Link Posted: 8/12/2022 2:41:46 PM EDT
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Every 2 years there is an election cycle. As far as I can tell, political positions normally don't get eliminated since they are codified my law/Constitution. You just need a votable persona.

Win a few elections and when you lose you're ripe for lobbyist.
Link Posted: 8/12/2022 3:14:08 PM EDT
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I am not so sure of that.

When it comes to being a superstar attorney, there is a personality component that a neurosurgeon may not have.

Your level of intelligence is not the same as your ability to deal with people.
Link Posted: 8/12/2022 3:29:53 PM EDT
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Maybe an engineering geologist (or geological engineer). PhD in both engineering and geology.
I attended a seminar by one when I was a geology student in the late 1960's.
He said he was making one million a year then-- fifty plus years ago.
He designed and placed major dams and bridges around the world.
Link Posted: 8/12/2022 3:34:16 PM EDT
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Have you tried to get a good welder lately, I'd go with welder, underwater welder.
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NBA basketball is the highest.


But the top earning athlete is usually a golfer, fighter or race car driver.  Golfers are very over represented in the top 10 most years.
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Baseball is up there.



NBA basketball is the highest.


But the top earning athlete is usually a golfer, fighter or race car driver.  Golfers are very over represented in the top 10 most years.

The reported amounts that new Saudi golf circuit has been offering golfers...
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Yeah, those numbers are eye popping.

Most people don’t realize just how much money is in golf. The PGA makes more money than the NFL, NBA and MLB…and in some years more than they do combined. Think about that….it is shocking.  

And it is all run as a charity with a legal carve out from the US government.

The PGA is the most profitable and dominate sports organization on the planet and few notice. (And golfers tend to dominate the list of highest earning athletes)



Tangent, (and it really drives this issue home) up until recently, the entire US gun industry (including accessories and military and LE sales) was SMALLER in terms of US dollars, per year, that just the sale of Golf balls. Literally, just golf balls.


Link Posted: 8/13/2022 1:45:35 AM EDT
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If you pick the winning lottery numbers you can make a lot of money with very little work required.
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Most people don’t realize just how much money is in golf. The PGA makes more money than the NFL, NBA and MLB…and in some years more than they do combined. Think about that….it is shocking.  

And it is all run as a charity with a legal carve out from the US government.

The PGA is the most profitable and dominate sports organization on the planet and few notice. (And golfers tend to dominate the list of highest earning athletes)
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I'd be curious to see where you got those numbers from.  The NFL generates about 10x the revenue the PGA does, and limits players' salaries to 48% of revenue.
Link Posted: 8/13/2022 11:56:16 AM EDT
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I'd be curious to see where you got those numbers from.  The NFL generates about 10x the revenue the PGA does, and limits players' salaries to 48% of revenue.
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I stated it wrong, you are absolutely correct.  

I should have said “the golf industry” vs (football, basketball….) instead of the leagues. (But that data still includes the leagues)

I’ll find those statistics later.
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Originally Posted By neshomamench:



Yeah, those numbers are eye popping.

Most people don’t realize just how much money is in golf. The PGA makes more money than the NFL, NBA and MLB…and in some years more than they do combined. Think about that….it is shocking.  

And it is all run as a charity with a legal carve out from the US government.

The PGA is the most profitable and dominate sports organization on the planet and few notice. (And golfers tend to dominate the list of highest earning athletes)



Tangent, (and it really drives this issue home) up until recently, the entire US gun industry (including accessories and military and LE sales) was SMALLER in terms of US dollars, per year, that just the sale of Golf balls. Literally, just golf balls.


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Originally Posted By bluemax_1:

The reported amounts that new Saudi golf circuit has been offering golfers...



Yeah, those numbers are eye popping.

Most people don’t realize just how much money is in golf. The PGA makes more money than the NFL, NBA and MLB…and in some years more than they do combined. Think about that….it is shocking.  

And it is all run as a charity with a legal carve out from the US government.

The PGA is the most profitable and dominate sports organization on the planet and few notice. (And golfers tend to dominate the list of highest earning athletes)



Tangent, (and it really drives this issue home) up until recently, the entire US gun industry (including accessories and military and LE sales) was SMALLER in terms of US dollars, per year, that just the sale of Golf balls. Literally, just golf balls.



Maybe but having the learned skills doesn't guarantee high pay.
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I stated it wrong, you are absolutely correct.  

I should have said “the golf industry” vs (football, basketball….) instead of the leagues. (But that data still includes the leagues)

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I can easily believe that.  An unbelievable amount of guys replace $600 drivers, $300 woods, $300 putters, $1200 iron sets and $450 wedge sets every 1-3 years, plus $50 a dozen golf balls and $100 green fees every time they play, well past retirement.  Outside of apparel, most football purchases stop at the end of high school.
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I can easily believe that.  An unbelievable amount of guys replace $600 drivers, $300 woods, $300 putters, $1200 iron sets and $450 wedge sets every 1-3 years, plus $50 a dozen golf balls and $100 green fees every time they play, well past retirement.  Outside of apparel, most football purchases stop at the end of high school.
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As an on and off again Golfer, yep.  If I take a few year break, it seems like I spend several grand within the first month or so when I get back into it.

I dont need to.  I am not good enough to make use of "the very best and newest shit"....but I get suckered in.
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Financial business.

You learn wall st and you'll be wealthy. I mean like IB and M&A.
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I am not good enough to make use of "the very best and newest shit"....but I get suckered in.
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Isn't that like shooting?   I guarantee any medium to big name shooter could easily out-shoot me on any given course of fire with a beat up Ruger Security Six/Mini-14/Rem or Mossberg pump vs me with the latest and greatest handgun/rifle/shotgun.    Doesn't mean I don't (occasionally) buy that latest/greatest, but I try to recognize I'm not going to be any better with it than my Beretta 92/basic AR/Beretta Autoloader that I've used for years.


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@neshomamench

Isn't that like shooting?   I guarantee any medium to big name shooter could easily out-shoot me on any given course of fire with a beat up Ruger Security Six/Mini-14/Rem or Mossberg pump vs me with the latest and greatest handgun/rifle/shotgun.    Doesn't mean I don't (occasionally) buy that latest/greatest, but I try to recognize I'm not going to be any better with it than my Beretta 92/basic AR/Beretta Autoloader that I've used for years.


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Yeah but people are spending a lot more on golf that guns.
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The top earning lawyers make bank, but many lawyers don’t make shit.

It’s seems like they’ve really dumbed down the entrance hurdles because there are some mediocre young lawyers out there.
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A guy gave me $500 to take some pics of my feet once. Thinking about switching careers
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Specialized doctor, good attorney or smart programmer. You'll make retard levels of money (But may end up working retard hours too?). But the first two also offer the ability to transition to your own practice.
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Being a part of the FSA.  

That shit has been handed down over generations.

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Pilots that trim trees along powerlines via helicopter. I've heard $300k+ can be made annually.
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The best skill is the skill that can’t be farmed out over seas.  To me that’s plumbing and electrical.

ETA: I myself was well into six figures as a firefighter/paramedic.  Obviously this is more a geographical thing than a skills thing.  But the right certs and credentials open a lot of doors.
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Wife is an Engineering Fellow in Aerospace and makes well over $200K but that's nothing to a PE Electrical design engineer. I use a few at work who make 7 figures easily.

Still, shaking down Simps on Onlyfans pays better though it's a very short term gig and there's that whole immortal soul thing.
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I know that Elevator Technicians cost a fortune.  I don't know what they get paid but we get billed about $450 per hour per man depending on which company - Kone, Schindler, Otis.  Some of the smaller independent companies are a bit cheaper but still $300+ per hour.  I think their skill set is a cross between a plumber and electrician.
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I work for one of the names you mentioned. There are a couple others on here that do also.  Every journeyman makes six figures. I know a couple overtime whores that have made triple that.
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DJ’s
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The top earning lawyers make bank, but many lawyers don’t make shit.

It’s seems like they’ve really dumbed down the entrance hurdles because there are some mediocre young lawyers out there.
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The legal field flooded the market with Lawyers. They increased class sizes and opened up law schools at a rapid rate.


Doctors can’t do that.   There is a hard cap on the number of doctors that can be produced. (The number of residency slots).  Which are mostly funded by the government.

Lawyers can take the bar after they graduate and go practice law.

Doctors get the title doctor by graduating but can’t get a full medical license and they are not a type of doctor yet. So they have to do a residency.   In general you cant graduate more docs than you have slots for them to train after they graduate.  The US graduates fewer docs than there are residencies. They fill the remaining slots with doctors who trained outside the US.  The dirty secret when you hear “they are going to start graduating more doctors” is it doesn’t produce any more new doctors.  It just decreases the number of doctors that trained outside the US.   The actual number of new doctors stays the same.




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Originally Posted By JustinU235:
Operators of nuke plants do very well.
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Not near enough. I was shocked at the lack of spread between compensation of licensed and non licensed. For the responsibilities of licensed operators, the pay is way lower than should be. It's even worse as a licensed operator in a management position. Just a crying shame. Maybe it's different at your plant, but Wolf Creek operators are tied to the maintenance union, so it's the dumbass maintenance techs that make the big bucks for a fraction of the responsibility. It truly is pathetic.
Link Posted: 8/18/2022 10:26:54 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By APBullet:
Hedge fund manager?
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Just what I was thinking. Not all, but certainly the good ones.
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