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05/03/2009 Posted by | General | | Leave a comment

Twenty jobs that earn $20 an hour

From cnn.com

…to give you an idea of what occupations us “regular people” earn, here are 20 jobs that pay a median hourly wage of $20, which works out to $41,600 annually based on a 40-hour workweek.

1. Carpet installers
What they do:
As their name implies, carpet installers prepare surfaces for carpet and then cut the pieces into the appropriate size for the room and ensure it’s properly installed.
Hourly median earning: $20.00*

2. Massage therapists
What they do
: Massage therapists use their training in massage to help patients with pain, tension or other physical ailments.
Hourly median earning: $20.00

3. Outside collector
What they do:
Outside collectors work on behalf of an organization to contact customers and clients who are delinquent in paying their bills.
Hourly median earning: $20.00

4. Vocational training instructor
What they do:
Vocational training instructors educate students in vocational fields, often in vocational schools or other postsecondary institutions.
Hourly median earning: $20.02

5. Truck mechanic
What they do:
Truck mechanics service large diesel trucks (think big rigs, not pick-up) and ensure they’re working properly.
Hourly median earning: $20.04

6. Tax examiners, collectors and revenue agents
What they do:
Tax examiners, collectors and revenue agents each have specific duties, but all include ensuring that the government collects all the money it is owed and that people are handling their taxes properly.
Hourly median earning: $20.05

Read the entire article at http://www.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/worklife/04/22/cb.20.jobs.20.dollars/index.html.

05/03/2009 Posted by | jobs | | Leave a comment