PARADE'S What People Earn

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Ever dream of running for mayor? Curious how much a tattoo artist makes? How about a hot air balloon pilot in New Mexico? The answers may surprise you -- and may inspire you to rethink your career. Here's what real people from across the country earn in industries far and wide. See how your paycheck matches up -- or maybe get some ideas for your dream job.

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Allison Coia, 46

Personal Chef

Aston, Pa.

$55,000




Ed Smith, 50

Owner/Pilot of a hot air balloon ride business

Taos, N.M.

$92,000




Graham Parker, 25

Lifeguard

Ocean City, N.J.

$7,000




Michael Cangelosi, 24

Tattoo Artist

New Orleans, La.

$40,000





Steve Cascione, 57

Meteorologist

Warwick, R.I.

$90,000




Juliette Goodwin, 35

Fashion Designer

Traverse City, Mich.

$65,000




Jay Wood, 40

Exterminator

Eldon, Mo.

$66,000




Joe Denning, 65

Mayor

Portland, Ore.

$16,361





Yolanda Karas, 35

Massage Therapist

Bismarck, N.D.

$50,000




Michael Edwards, 49

Professional Bowler

Tulsa, Okla.

$24,700






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March 14 2011 at 9:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
galsingerkaren

THAT IS NOT THE MAYOR OF PORTLAND,OREGON.....

March 14 2011 at 9:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
most omnipotent

I make the mid forties as a high school teacher. So, I smiled when I found out that the tatoo artist made around the same as me. I don't believe the mayor's salary though. Who would run if that is the salary? Byron: Yes, I share a house with my parents because it is too expensive to live on what I make and send my two kids to care.

March 14 2011 at 6:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jo31752nys

my husband makes $9.09 per hour - I am disabled, and he pays child support for 4 children ...he has 8 total ....we get assistance in the form of HEAP ...we have to maintain our own medical insurance, pay our mortgage, keep a car running, with insurance, taxes, etc .....I'd be really happy with an annual income of $25,000 ......it would be quite a boost !

March 14 2011 at 6:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Byron's

THIS CAN NOT BE TRUE! MOST OF THESE PEOPLE COULD NOT EVEN EAT! IN WASHINGTON DC ALMOST ALL OF THESE PEOPLE WOULD BE LIVING ON THE STREET, THESE NUMBERS SIMPLY ARE NOT A TRUE SCALE OF WHAT REAL PEOPLE MAKE!

March 14 2011 at 6:34 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
oldarnie33

seeing some of these celebrity earnings are discouraging. No one person needs that much money. some of that could make a lot of regular people happy.

March 14 2011 at 6:12 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
fpfininc

just get a union govt job and goof off for 20 years and retire at 50, everything paid for incl medical and you can't get fired, but if you actually work from time to time, you'll p .. off your coworkers .

March 14 2011 at 5:42 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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most omnipotent

Stop speading your fake facts. I am a union state worker. We pay into SS., Medicare, and our pensions as well as our medical. We work very hard and we don't make half or what some radio personalities are saying. Do humanity a favor; quit listening to blow hards and Google the facts before you continue to spread lies of things you know nothing about.

March 14 2011 at 6:56 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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treyno4137

My sister is a retired teacher with full medical through Kaiser and a very very nice pension, my brother is a cop 8 years younger than me and ready to retire with close to 90% of current pay...tell me again how we in the private sector are spreading fake facts. Their unions have cost all of us more than we can afford. In the meantime, I can't afford to retire despite my limited pension and 401K that I've contributed to from the day it became available. You my idiot government employee are the one with the FAKE Facts.

March 14 2011 at 7:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down
muchograndeeeaa

How do you live off of $7,000 a year? Sell Semen?

March 14 2011 at 5:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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rosker40

going by your name and comment you seem obsessed with male genitalia

March 14 2011 at 6:37 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
denny76239

This guy is not the Mayor of Portlasnd, OR!!! I don't know where you get your info but this is wrong...

March 14 2011 at 4:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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konviser

You're right. Joe Denning is the mayor of Bowling Green, Kentucky. I don't know how Parade made that mistake.

March 14 2011 at 4:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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DAVID

no mayor on the planet works for 16 grand a year

March 14 2011 at 6:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down
Mr Benton

Maybe the Mayor of Portland would like to run for Mayor in DC...he could at least enjoy a salary of 200k

March 14 2011 at 4:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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