People Are Sharing What Their Job Is And How Much They Make, And I Love The Transparency

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On Sunday, Reddit user u/BigPlunk asked people, "What is your job and how much do you get paid?" I love the transparency of it all, and I also find it super fascinating.

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Jamie Grill / Getty Images/Tetra images RF

Here's what people said:

1."UPS package sorter at a warehouse: $25 hour, plus time-and-a-half pay for anything over a 5-hour shift in a single day."

u/Negativ_Monarch

2."I am a paraprofessional in an elementary school. I spend most of my time in a self-contained K-5 classroom of mostly 'non-verbal' autistic students. Occasionally, I float to other classrooms. I make around $20,000 a year. I love my job, but the pay is insulting."

u/SignificantBoot7180

3."I'm a vet tech in Utah, and I make $15/hour."

u/Grin_nbearit

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Morsa Images / Getty Images

4."Officer on a container ship. I work about six months out of the year and make about $120,000. For the most part, my job is looking out a window at some waves."

u/kevinkap414

5."I work in New York City as a roll off dumpster driver. I make $40/hour in January, and I get medical and pension paid 100% by my employer. There’s guaranteed overtime too, so I gross around $130k + the other perks."

u/fin425

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Visoot Uthairam / Getty Images

6."I'm an air traffic controller, and I make around $100k."

u/ATC_av8er

7."I work at a recycling plant. I get $35 an hour to stand at a conveyer belt picking out glass"

u/brandos__

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Image By Monique Van Der Lint / Getty Images

8."I'm a teacher in Zimbabwe. I make $150 (USD) per month. $150 is not enough. We’re just living day by day."

u/DaddyMyaMilan

9."I'm a project manager in the wireless telecommunications industry, and I make $95,000/year. I live in the Northern California area."

u/darkbay

10."I’m a line cook and manager for a busy restaurant, and I get paid $19 an hour, plus tip share, plus profit share from two recipes of mine on the menu."

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Maskot / Getty Images/Maskot

11."I'm a medical coder, and I make $31/hr, so about $65,000 annually.

u/PM_Daddy_Bellies

12."Private jet captain. Varies with overtime, but this year will be around $360,000/year."

u/CL350S

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Colin Anderson Productions Pty L / Getty Images

13."Master of the custodial arts. $17.50/hour."

u/nurdboy42

14."I make $120 a week donating plasma."

u/Meckles94

15."Air ambulance pilot — helicopter. $80,000/year."

u/FodderOfCannons

16."Professor of STEM. Around $85,000 to $105,000 per year, depending on grants I bring in."

u/eggplant_wizard12

17."Freelance video editor. $500-$600/day. 'Bad' year, I make $40,000 to $50,000/year. Great year, $95,000 to $110,000."

u/HorsFaceKilla

18."Walmart stocker, $15/hour, about $20,000 a year."

u/DontShowMomMemes

So, now it's your turn (if you feel comfortable)! Let me know in the comments below your job and how much you make. Again, if you feel comfortable!

Responses edited for length/clarity.