No. 1: Public Transportation Attendant
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Avg. Hourly Wage: $29.85 | Estimated Annual Income: $62,088
Note: This list was compiled from data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Wages are based on national averages; actual pay can vary depending on geographic location and seniority. Estimated annual income is calculated by applying the hourly wage to an assumed 40-hour work week over 52 weeks per year. Income can be substantially higher for those working a lot of overtime, or who eventually open their own businesses.