On Sunday, Reddit user u/BigPlunk asked people, "What is your job and how much do you get paid?" I love the transparency of it all, and I also find it super fascinating.
Here's what people said:
1. "UPS package sorter at a warehouse: $25 hour, plus time-and-a-half pay for anything over a 5-hour shift in a single day."
2. "I am a paraprofessional in an elementary school. I spend most of my time in a self-contained K-5 classroom of mostly 'non-verbal' autistic students. Occasionally, I float to other classrooms. I make around $20,000 a year. I love my job, but the pay is insulting."
4. "Officer on a container ship. I work about six months out of the year and make about $120,000. For the most part, my job is looking out a window at some waves."
5. "I work in New York City as a roll off dumpster driver. I make $40/hour in January, and I get medical and pension paid 100% by my employer. There’s guaranteed overtime too, so I gross around $130k + the other perks."
7. "I work at a recycling plant. I get $35 an hour to stand at a conveyer belt picking out glass"
8. "I'm a teacher in Zimbabwe. I make $150 (USD) per month. $150 is not enough. We’re just living day by day."
9. "I'm a project manager in the wireless telecommunications industry, and I make $95,000/year. I live in the Northern California area."
10. "I’m a line cook and manager for a busy restaurant, and I get paid $19 an hour, plus tip share, plus profit share from two recipes of mine on the menu."
12. "Private jet captain. Varies with overtime, but this year will be around $360,000/year."
16. "Professor of STEM. Around $85,000 to $105,000 per year, depending on grants I bring in."
17. "Freelance video editor. $500-$600/day. 'Bad' year, I make $40,000 to $50,000/year. Great year, $95,000 to $110,000."
So, now it's your turn (if you feel comfortable)! Let me know in the comments below your job and how much you make. Again, if you feel comfortable!
Responses edited for length/clarity.