I know everyone out there thinks that newspaper reporters are just raking in the money.
However, data from the Bureau of Labor Statics shows that being a reporter actually is one of 13 surprisingly low-paying jobs according to a story today on Forbes.com.
Firefighters make just $47,730 per year on average according to the Forbes report.
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The list is a compilation of professions that people expect to have high earning power, but on average are making less than $50,000 per year. People don’t generally expect high salaries for waiters, but chefs did show up on the list, making just $46,600 a year on average.
Other professions on the list include marriage therapists, who on average make just $48,710 a year, and models, who come in at a paltry $27,830, despite the high earnings of some of the top dogs in the business.