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User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7438 posts, RR: 62
Posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1607 times:
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KROC, what's it like to be a petroleum engineer? Ouch!

According to the Department of Labor, seven out of the top 10 paying jobs
are in the medical field. However, professions located just outside the
top 10 are much more varied.

The 2001 Occupational Employment Statistics Survey conducted by the
Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) list the top 20
highest paying professions as follows:

1 Surgeons $65.89/hr $137,050/yr
2 OBGYN $64.15/hr $133,430/yr
3 Anesthesiologists $63.31/hr $131,680/yr
4 Internists, general $61.03/hr $126,940/yr
5 Pediatricians, general $56.03/hr $116,550/yr
6 Psychiatrists $54.60/hr $113,570/yr
7 Dentists $53.28/hr $110,820/yr
8 Family & general $52.89/hr $110,020/yr
practitioners
9 Chief Executives $51.77/hr $107,670/yr
10 Airline pilots, N/A /hr $99,400
copilots & flight
engineers


11 Podiatrists $45.43/hr $94,500/yr
12 Lawyers $44.19/hr $91,920/yr
13 Optometrists $42.35/hr $88,100/yr
14 Computer & IS Managers $40.33/hr $83,890/yr
15 Physicists $40.26/hr $83,750/yr
16 Air traffic controllers $40.07/hr $83,350/yr
17 Petroleum engineers $39.33/hr $81,800/yr
18 Nuclear engineers $38.56/hr $80,200/yr
19 Judges, magistrate
judges & magistrates $38.24/hr $79,540/yr
20 Marketing Managers $37.70/hr $78,410/yr




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User currently offlineGoboeing From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 2679 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1507 times:

I think someone posted this list a few weeks ago. I could be wrong.

Interestingly enough, although the top 8 are in the medical profession, here in Pennsylvania and many other states, they are beginning to have serious income problems due to the rapidly increasing cost of malpractice insurance. For some, it is something like $300,000 a year to be insured (I just arbitrarily picked that number, but I know it is not exaggerated in some cases). Obviously, these doctors are forced to move out of the state.

Some CEOs are under pressure from "white collar crimes" and are going to jail (Enron, Martha Stewart, etc.).

Hmm...looks like airline pilots are now at the top!  Big grin

Nick


User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1497 times:

And I passed the ATC test twice...

Sigh.


User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1490 times:

Those people in BLS dont know what they are talking about hehehe
I dont know how they collect all that data if they are on cigarette or lunch breaks all the time  Smile

I'm gonna pay them a visit and ask about this crap  Smile

Rafal


User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1486 times:

Only mediocre lawyers are at that level.
Good attorney's can easily make three times that amount in bonuses alone.
It's not all about what you do...it's how you apply yourself in your field.


User currently offlineDelboy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 725 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1479 times:

No.11, what the hell is a Podiatrist??

User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1471 times:

Podiatrist=takes care of your feet (not sure if they have an MD or not though)

Greg



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User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1467 times:

17 Petroleum engineers $39.33/hr $81,800/yr

81 grr a year is bad Mirrodie?


User currently offlineAC320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1462 times:

Gee and only another 10+ years until I can get that surgeon's salary

User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7438 posts, RR: 62
Reply 9, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1450 times:
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81000K to be a K-Y jelly man is good, if you can deal with the pipes!
 Wink/being sarcastic

"bend over! What's my name? Who's yer KROCdaddy?!"



Actually I am glad I opted against an MD degree due to the insane malpractice costs here.

Lindy, I TOO am wondering how these stats are obtained and would like to see stats more recent than 2001.

After all, there are lies...there are damned lies.... and then there are statistics.  Wink/being sarcastic



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User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1447 times:

Well, we know where Mirrodie's perverted mind is now.....

User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7438 posts, RR: 62
Reply 11, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1444 times:
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I'm am not a pervert....

signed, Mirrodie



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User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1440 times:

You were last night.

Signed, 777236ER


User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 13, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1423 times:
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but i am one too

Signed KROC



In Arsene we trust!!
User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6260 posts, RR: 34
Reply 14, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1387 times:

Wow! On the job I had last billed my time at $65.00 per hour. How come I'm not rich? Oh yeah, I had to pay overhead of $40.00 per hour. Of course I did something rather more important to basic life than any of the other professions listed, I made your water wells work. Now I simply bust people for fraud but earn more money. Go figure.


Is grammar no longer taught is schools? Saying "me and her" or some such implies illiteracy.
User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7438 posts, RR: 62
Reply 15, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1372 times:
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See IMissPiedmont, That's my point. Where do they get their numbers. Is your 65 hourly a steady 40 our billing?

In other words, what is their criteria?



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User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6260 posts, RR: 34
Reply 16, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1311 times:

I think that the figures given are after overhead. They have to be as I cannnot believe that an MD would be happy with 65K per year. I do not begrudge a doctor's pay but no doctor on earth could save the life of a person that has no water or food. And I was treated about akin to the person who swept the house when I showed up to fix a persons well.

Truly funny as those people paid me for 14 hours of work when I could have done the job in 6. Their money, and I would bill these types "portal to portal."

ie, I'd bill from the time I started the truck until I opened my first beer that evening. That could add 4 hours to the bill and is standard practice in the industry. People that said a simple "thank you" would be treated differently. I'd bill them from the time I arrived at the site until I keft, the rest being the commute.

The moral? Treat those that provide you a service well and they will cut you a break.

I have carried on a bit too much as I worked my 14 hour day today.

End.



Is grammar no longer taught is schools? Saying "me and her" or some such implies illiteracy.
User currently offlineDinker225 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1057 posts, RR: 19
Reply 17, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1288 times:

A guy I used to work with went to learn how to weld under water. He got certified and went up to Alaska or someplace like that and welded stuff together under water. He told me he made between $50-$100 and hour 4 hours a week. Only did it for a short time. Came back a happy man. He thought it was like being on vacation.

DInker



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29705 posts, RR: 59
Reply 18, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1285 times:

Underwater welding is a very good way to get killed, Especially in Cook Inlet. There silt in the water is so bad that you usually have to do your work by feel.

That is one of the few jobs that do justify their wages.




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