This or that! Do you know which jobs make a higher mean salary?

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There are all kinds of jobs out there, from the traditional to the dirty to the bizarre. All have a different mean wage. Do you know your high-paying jobs from low-paying jobs? Check your knowledge with this HowStuffWorks quiz!

Which of these jobs has a higher mean salary?

The mean annual salary of chiropractors is just over $80,000. Photographers make about half of that yearly.

Which of these two jobs makes more money?

Legislators make a mean wage of $44,820 per year. Marketing managers, on the other hand, take in over $140,000 annually.

Which job has a lower salary?

Childcare workers take in a mean yearly salary of about $22,000. Insurance sales agents make about $67,000.

Which job has a higher salary?

There are numerous different types of psychologists, but across the board their mean yearly wage is about $80,000. Historians bring home just under $60,000 as a yearly mean wage.

Which of these jobs makes less money?

Judges have a mean annual wage of over $115,000. Graduate teaching assistants make a mean annual wage of roughly $35,000.

Which of these jobs gets paid less?

Detectives and criminal investigators have a mean annual income of just over $80,000. Lifeguards make about a quarter of this yearly.

Which job makes more money?

Chemists have an annual mean wage of about $80,000. For wildlife biologists, this number is about $65,000.

Of these two jobs, which has a lower salary?

Choreographers make a mean annual salary of about $53,000. Broadcast news analysts make nearly $80,000.

Which job pays the most?

Concierges make a mean yearly salary of about $31,000. Cashiers make about $10,000 less.

Which of these jobs makes more money?

A software developer that works on applications has a mean yearly wage of nearly $105,000. Accountants make nearly $77,000 yearly.

___________ is the job with the higher salary.

Parking lot attendants take in a mean yearly salary of about $23,000. Jewelers make over $40,000.

Which of these two jobs makes more?

The average yearly mean wage for members of the clergy is nearly $50,000. Broadly, social workers have a mean annual wage that is about $10,000 more.

Which job has a higher salary?

Preschool teachers have a mean yearly wage of about $33,000. For librarians, this number is $59,000.

Which job gets paid less?

Technical writers make an annual mean salary of about $73,000. The other job makes less than $50,000 by the same metrics.

Which job makes less money?

Dentists make a mean annual salary of just under $180,000. Film editors make less than half of that, with a mean annual salary of about $80,000.

Of these two jobs, which has a lower salary?

Reporters earn a mean annual salary of just under $50,000. Psychiatrists earn four times that amount.

___________ has a higher salary.

Legal secretaries have a yearly mean salary of about $48,000. Carpenters' helpers make about $30,000.

Which job makes more money?

Physical therapists have a mean yearly salary of about $87,000. Nursing assistants earn less than $30,000.

Which job gets paid more?

Vets have an annual mean wage of just over $100,000. Firefighters earn about half of that.

Which profession gets paid more?

Nuclear engineers take home a yearly mean wage of about $105,000. Electro-Mechanical Technicians make about $57,0000 annually.

Of these two jobs, which has a higher salary?

Police officers take in a yearly mean wage of over $60,000. Crossing guards make slightly less than half of that.

Which job has a higher salary?

Travel agents have a mean annual salary of about $40,000. Farmworkers and laborers make about $23,000.

Which job has a lower mean salary?

Chefs have an annual mean salary of about $47,000. Security guards make about $29,000.

Which job has a lower salary?

These teachers make a mean yearly wage of about $64,000. An art director makes just over $100,000.

Which job gets paid more?

Bartenders have a mean yearly wage of about $25,000. Morticians make over $50,000 per year.

Which job has a higher salary?

Pest control workers make a mean $35,000 per year. Cosmetologists and hairdressers make about $29,000.

Which job pays better?

Electricians have a yearly mean income of about $56,000. Bicycle repairers make about $28,000.

Of these two jobs, which pays more money?

Plumbers make a yearly mean income of about $56,000. Butchers make about $30,000.

Which job has a lower salary?

Bakers have a yearly income of about $27,000. Ship captains and operators take in about $78,000.

Which job pays more?

Power plant operators have a mean yearly income of over $70,000. Slaughterers take in about $27,000.

Which job has a higher salary?

Carpet installers have a mean average salary of about $44,000 per year. Retail workers make about $25,000.

Which job pays more?

Servers have a yearly mean income of about $24,000. Roofers make about $42,000.

Which of these two jobs has a higher salary?

Preschool and childcare center administrators take in a mean annual wage just over $52,000. Funeral service managers make nearly $89,000 per year.

Which job has a higher salary?

Tax preparers take in just over $45,000 a year, The mean yearly wage for computer programmers is about $85,000.

Which job makes more?

Surgeons make a mean annual salary of over $250,000. Translators earn just over $50,000.

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