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Old 01-26-2011, 07:43 PM
 
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Are they mostly doctors/engineers etc. Or are they small businesses owners or tradesmen? Do most have college degrees?
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Old 01-27-2011, 06:50 AM
 
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(pure speculation below)

I'd say it is a pretty safe bet that most have college degrees.

Many tradesman make a lot more money than others assume but I don't think six figures is the norm, at least not enough of them to comprise a major portion of six figure salaried workers.

Small business owners probably have a much wider range of income than most other jobs but I've no idea where their median income falls or how many make six figures as a percentage of all.
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Old 01-27-2011, 06:55 AM
 
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With all this snow we have you can do it delivering chinese food on a bicycle in the snow here in nyc
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Old 01-27-2011, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I'm an engineer in the oil industry, 20 years experience. Union wages for guys in the refineries are close to $30/hour base rate. Many hit 100k when overtime and shift differentils kick in. A technical skill is a good way to make $$$. Learn how to be an electrician.
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Old 01-27-2011, 07:23 AM
 
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Government or union...
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Old 01-27-2011, 07:38 AM
 
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Are they mostly doctors/engineers etc. Or are they small businesses owners or tradesmen? Do most have college degrees?
Don't forget to factor in WHERE you live and cost of living along with other factors.

Making 100k in NYC is a whole lot easier than in Omaha....but the guy in Omaha is making a 1000 mortgage payment and the guy in NYC is paying rent a lot higher than that.

Doctors make great money but then again have to pay for enormous amounts of school and don't start their careers until later.

Some jobs require massive time commitments so you make a good buck but have no life.

I think you might need to narrow down what\where\why before you can take your question to the next level.
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Old 01-27-2011, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Doctors, lawyers, CPA's, middle and upper management.
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Old 01-27-2011, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Government or union...
That is ridiculous. A government employee is no more likely to make six figures than an employee in the private sector. The ones who do, either public or private, are in management and have very heavy responsibilities.
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Old 01-27-2011, 11:19 AM
 
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Agreed, a statement like that comes from someone who saw some pension backlash statistic about government salaries versus private that didn't take into account the nature of most of the jobs being surveyed.
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Old 01-27-2011, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Default Sales...

Sales hasn't been mentioned yet... I know many professional salespeople who easily clear 6 figures with a good commission structure.

Also, if you place a dollar value on all the perks (write-offs for new cars, gas mileage, meals, trips, sports tickets, golf, etc.) plus consider the lower required education/start-up investment than some other $100K+ fields (often only a Bachelors degree is required), a sales career can lead to a pretty good lifestyle.

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