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Posted May 18, 2015 by

The Top 10 Best Blue Collar Careers of 2015

Senior man is getting his teeth checked and cleaned by the dental hygienist at his dentist's office

Senior man is getting his teeth checked and cleaned by the dental hygienist at his dentist’s office. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Blue collar jobs are always in demand and some pay quite well. Here are the top ten best blue collar careers for 2015. Below are the wage statistics and descriptions according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) for the best blue collar jobs.

1. Elevator Inspectors and Repairers: With an average annual salary of $76,490, elevator inspectors and repairers assemble, install, repair, and maintain electric or hydraulic passenger or freight elevators, dumbwaiters, and escalators. The top 10% make $109,450. (more…)

Posted October 12, 2012 by

8 Jobs You’ll Love That Pay $50,000 a Year

Dawn Dugan

Dawn Dugan, Salary.com contributing writer

How do you define success? Do you want a job that you love, or a paycheck that satisfies you? In a tough economy where jobs are scarce, many of us believe that we must, to some degree, choose between one and the other.

The reality is, lack of money is one of the top causes of stress in the United States. According to the American Psychological Association’s most recent annual Stress in America survey, 75 percent of those surveyed said money was a significant source of stress in their lives, while another 70 percent cited that work caused major stress. It’s only natural that in these circumstances, when we feel forced to choose between love and money, we panic and choose the latter. (more…)