Whether you work a blue collar job or a white collar job, the main thing is you are taking control of your financial situation. Although white collar jobs are almost always seen as jobs that bring home more bacon, it is not always the case. Below you will find 5 blue collar jobs that pull in more money yearly in pay as compared to their white collar counterparts.
1. Prison Guard Vs. College Professor
AÂ prison guard is a person charged with the responsibility of the supervision, safety and security of prisoners in a prison, jail, or similar form of secure custody. These officers are responsible for the care, custody, and control of individuals who have been arrested and are awaiting trial while on remand or who have been convicted of a crime and sentenced to serve time in a prison or jail.
Average salary : $60,880
The meaning of the word professor (Latin: professor, person who professes to be an expert in some art or science, teacher of highest rank) varies. In some English-speaking countries, it refers to a senior academic who holds a departmental chair, especially as head of the department, or a personal chair awarded specifically to that individual. However, in some institutions, the term is used only for academics who are tenured or tenure-track.
Average Salary : $58,876
A mid career prison guard makes 3% more than a college professor.
2. Construction Contractor Vs. Clinical Laboratory Scientists
A group or individual that contracts with another organization or individual (the owner) for the construction, renovation or demolition of a building, road or other structure. A general contractor is defined as such if it is the signatory as the builder of the prime construction contract for the project. The general contractor could be worker itself. Workers wages may vary from a few thousands to several millions.
Average Salary : $59,927
Clinical Laboratory Scientists
The usual requirement for an entry-level position as a clinical laboratory technologist is a bachelorâ€™s degree with a major in medical technology or one of the life sciences; however, it is possible to qualify for some jobs with a combination of education and on-the-job and specialized training. Universities and hospitals offer medical technology programs. Clinical laboratory testing plays a crucial role in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of disease.
Average Salary : $56,268
A mid career construction contractor makes 6% more than a clinical laboratory scientist
3. Journeyman/Lineman Vs. Architect
A linemanÂ or journeyman is a tradesman who constructs and maintains electric power transmission and distribution facilities. The term is also used for those who install and maintain telephone, telegraph, cable TV and more recently fiber optic lines.
The term refers to those who work in generally outdoor installation and maintenance jobs.
Average Salary : $58,720
An architect is trained and licensed in planning and designing buildings, and participates in supervising the construction of a building.
Professionally, an architect’s decisions affect public safety, and thus must undergo specialized training and education, and a practicum for practical experience in order to qualify for and earn a license to practice architecture.
Average Salary : $54,291
A mid career linesman makes 8% more than an architect.
4. Auto Mechanic Vs. Bank Teller
An auto mechanic is a person who specializes in automobile maintenance, repair, and sometimes modification. A mechanic may be knowledgeable in working on all parts of a variety of car makes or may specialize either in a specific area or in a specific make of car. In repairing cars, their main role is to diagnose the problem accurately and quickly.
Average Salary : $41,136
The teller is the worker most people associate with their bank. Among the responsibilities of tellers are cashing checks, accepting deposits and loan payments, and processing withdrawals. Tellers make up approximately one-fourth of bank employees and conduct most of a bankâ€™s routine transactions.
Average Salary : $21,714
A mid career auto mechanic makes 47% more than a bank teller
5. Bricklayer Vs. Social Worker
A bricklayer or mason is a tradesman who lays bricks to construct brickwork. The term also refers to personnel who use blocks to construct blockwork walls and other forms of masonry.
Average Salary : $44,380
Social workers have a strong tradition of working for social justice and of refusing to recreate unequal social structures. The main tasks of professional social workers can include a variety of services such as case management (linking clients with agencies and programs that will meet their psychosocial needs), medical social work, counseling (psychotherapy), human services management, social welfare policy analysis, community organizing, advocacy, teaching (in schools of social work), and social science research.
Average Salary : $40,754
A mid career bricklayer makes 8% more than a social worker.
If you know of any other blue collar jobs that beats the pay of a white collar job please share with the rest of us through your comments.