We know that dishwashers, preparers usually don’t earn big bucks. But we have a notion that fire-fighters, attendants and cowboys, whose jobs sound interesting and glamorous don’t bring home much.
Rounding up flying the sky as flight attendant, entertaining people as a model, cattle as a cowboy or rescuing people from a burning building – all of them get paid less than even 47,000 USD per year – the median salary amongst American workers.
Let’s have a quick look at what they do and how much they earn in return.
Flight attendants – They can travel the world, meet new people, sleep in a new city almost every night, but when it comes to payment, they get very less considering their job profile. Though they earn a little more than other sexy jobs with low payment, such as job of a cowboy or model, they hardly earns more than 43,000 USD per year. Shockingly they get paid for only those hours they fly. They don’t get any overtime for delays, tarmac or even waiting around at airports. If you consider more than 650 million Americans fly each year, does this sound glamorous anymore?
Models – Unless she is another Evelyn Nesbit, Tyra Banks or Kate Upton – she can’t expect to earn any thrilling amount. The same applies to he-models too! People have a notion that models swim in cash, but in reality, they earn very less. An average model earns as little as only $20,000 per year. Can you imagine? Moreover, they don’t always get paid with money; they get clothes and accessories in turn for their time instead. And obviously that doesn’t sound chic at all. They might afford a house for rent in Vishakhapatnam, but they may not afford an accommodation in a prime American location.
Cowboys – History says that by the end of Civil War, the country was the only resort to about 5 million cowboys while today the number has slashed down to only about 32,000. They are becoming an extinct species in America as they can bring home an average of 19,000 USD only every year. This job often involves professional hazards. They often get physically injured and even stampedes are very common with them.
Firefighters – They get training to respond to emergency situations as well as save lives by rescuing them from burning constructions. They risk their lives for others. They work for the society. Unfortunately, they earn very less; even less than average American workers. While firefighting is one of the sexiest job profiles in America as per generation Y, firefighters earn less than 46,000 USD per year.
So this is the overall picture of these four so-call exciting, glamorous and sexy jobs in America. They often earn even less than average American workers. These jobs are not good payment busters at all. They are rather endangered. If the situation goes like this, the county may hardly find people to choose these jobs as their career.
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