9 of the top 10 Occupations in
pay an average wage of less than $35,000 a year America
Freedom Outpost – Michael Snyder – 4/2/2014
According to stunning new numbers just released by the federal government, nine of the top ten most commonly held jobs in the
pay an average wage of less than $35,000 a year. When you break that down, that
means that most of these workers are making less than $3,000 a month before
taxes. And once you consider how we are being taxed
into oblivion, things become even more frightening. Can you pay a mortgage
and support a family on just a couple grand a month? Of course not. In the old
days, a single income would enable a family to live a very comfortable middle
class lifestyle in most cases. United States
But now those days are long gone. In 2014, both parents are expected to work, and in many cases both of them have to get multiple jobs just in order to break even at the end of the month. The decline in the quality of our jobs is a huge reason for the implosion of the middle class in this country. You can't have a middle class without middle class jobs, and we have witnessed a multi-decade decline in middle class jobs in the
. As long as this trend continues, the
middle class is going to continue to shrink. United
ding 59 percent of all American workers bring home less than $35,000 a year in wages.
So if you are going to make more than $35,000 this year, you are solidly in the upper half.
But that doesn't mean that you will always be there.