Reality Check

The top of the median pay for the top ten occupations in the US ins 68,910/yr. This should be a reality check to us who make products and services for people. 

Here’s a look at the top 10 occupations, the number of workers, and their median wage:

  1. Retail salespersons, 4.48 million workers earning  $25,370
  2. Cashiers  3.34 million workers earning $20,420
  3. Food prep and serving staff, 3.02 million workers earning $18,880
  4. General office clerk, 2.83 million working earning $29,990
  5. Registered nurses, 2.66 million workers earning $68,910
  6. Waiters and waitresses, 2.40 million workers earning $20,880
  7. Customer service representatives, 2.39 million workers earning $33,370
  8. Laborers, and freight and material movers, 2.28 million workers earning $26,690
  9. Secretaries and admins (not legal or medical),  2.16 million workers earning$34,000
  10. Janitors and cleaners (not maids),  2.10 million workers earning, $25,140

SOURCE: http://qz.com/194264/sales-and-related-jobs-account-for-11-american-jobs/