Parade's What People Earn: Skilled Worker Edition

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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Hi Tom. from rick

October 04 2011 at 4:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Seems to me that we old craftsman need to pass our knowledge to the younger generations. We don't need stage coach builders, wheel wrights, but we do need Skilled personnel that demand a good wage. Most companies are trying to combine work skills getting a mechanic, electrician, carpenter and more in one person to decrease maintainence costs and improve profits on the working persons back. This I can tell you, calling someone a multiskilled maintainence person doesn't make them skilled in all areas anymore than standing in your garage would make you a car.

October 04 2011 at 2:13 AM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply

I was working every Sat. and Sunday when the crybabys were on welfare or gone fishin.

October 03 2011 at 11:11 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

I'm a retired tool and die maker. Worked my A$$ off and made $100,000.00 per year for years.
Can't stand the heat get out of the kitchen.

October 03 2011 at 11:08 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

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