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Income Quiz - Answers for 1999

Listed below are several common occupations in the United States.

How much do you think the average worker in each earns in a year?

Write your answers in the boxes provided below.

How much do you think the average

worker in each job earns in a year?

Accountant

 $37,596

Bartender

   17,368

Bookkeeper

   23,036

Bus Driver

   22,256

Computer Programmer

   46,696

Doctor

   65,832

Engineer

   54,132

Farm Laborer

   15,808

Firefighter

   38,688

Lawyer

   60,736

Librarian

   36,400

Plumber

   30,940

Police/Detective

   39,052

Real Estate Sales

   34,164

Registered Nurse

   39,000

School Administrator

   47,476

Secretary

   23,036

Teacher

   35,776

Waiter

   15,704

Source: Median Weekly Earnings of full-time wage and salary workers in 1999
            U.S. Department of Labor EMPLOYMENT AND EARNINGS January 2000

            Each number in the above table is the median weekly earnings multiplied by 52.


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