mirrodie
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Looking For A Good Paying Job?

Fri Jun 13, 2003 12:00 am

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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goboeing
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RE: Looking For A Good Paying Job?

Fri Jun 13, 2003 12:06 am

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

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RE: Looking For A Good Paying Job?

Fri Jun 13, 2003 12:09 am

And I passed the ATC test twice...

Sigh.
 
Lindy
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RE: Looking For A Good Paying Job?

Fri Jun 13, 2003 12:15 am

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

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Greg
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RE: Looking For A Good Paying Job?

Fri Jun 13, 2003 12:27 am

Only mediocre lawyers are at that level.
Good attorney's can easily make three times that amount in bonuses alone.
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Delboy
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RE: Looking For A Good Paying Job?

Fri Jun 13, 2003 12:44 am

No.11, what the hell is a Podiatrist??
 
USAFHummer
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RE: Looking For A Good Paying Job?

Fri Jun 13, 2003 12:59 am

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

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KROC
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RE: Looking For A Good Paying Job?

Fri Jun 13, 2003 1:31 am

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

81 grr a year is bad Mirrodie?
 
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RE: Looking For A Good Paying Job?

Fri Jun 13, 2003 1:33 am

Gee and only another 10+ years until I can get that surgeon's salary
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mirrodie
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RE: Looking For A Good Paying Job?

Fri Jun 13, 2003 1:48 am

81000K to be a K-Y jelly man is good, if you can deal with the pipes!
 Wink/being sarcastic

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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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RE: Looking For A Good Paying Job?

Fri Jun 13, 2003 1:50 am

Well, we know where Mirrodie's perverted mind is now.....
 
mirrodie
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RE: Looking For A Good Paying Job?

Fri Jun 13, 2003 1:57 am

I'm am not a pervert....

signed, Mirrodie
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RE: Looking For A Good Paying Job?

Fri Jun 13, 2003 1:59 am

You were last night.

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RE: Looking For A Good Paying Job?

Fri Jun 13, 2003 3:08 am

but i am one too

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RE: Looking For A Good Paying Job?

Fri Jun 13, 2003 1:25 pm

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.
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mirrodie
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RE: Looking For A Good Paying Job?

Fri Jun 13, 2003 2:07 pm

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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RE: Looking For A Good Paying Job?

Sat Jun 14, 2003 2:53 pm

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.

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RE: Looking For A Good Paying Job?

Sun Jun 15, 2003 1:46 pm

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.

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RE: Looking For A Good Paying Job?

Sun Jun 15, 2003 1:51 pm

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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