This Is How Much Your Dream Job Actually Makes
We’re going to warn you: We just stumbled upon one long and exceptionally thorough infographic, covering a whopping 820 US occupations and the annual mean wages that go along with them. We have Reddit user Dan Lin to thank for this epic dream-job chart. Not only is it scheduled to go viral (if it hasn’t already), but the data collected here and the variety of jobs covered is astonishing.
It’s no surprise that nine of the top 10 highest-earning jobs are in the medical field. Anesthesiologists are at the tippy top of the financial food chain. Not interested in the medical field? You may be surprised to learn there are some other six-figure jobs you could shoot for that do not require you to get involved with any bodily fluids.
For example, mathematicians make upwards of $100,000, which makes us wish we’d studied our fractions a little harder. Astronomers, lawyers and pilots are all in the six-figure range too. Our advice: follow your dreams. If you love staring at the stars, we’d love to see you as the next amazing astronomer.
By now you’re seeing a job that is held by our favorite topic of conversation — celebs. You’re probably wondering why actors are sitting at the $87,200 mark. Just keep in mind that this is the mean income, meaning people like Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling and Gwyneth Paltrow are blowing this number out of the water, while the dude working retail on the side in LA and trying to make it as an actor is probably dropping his jaw at this figure.
Mean income or not, we are surprised to see computer programmer coming in under the six figure mark, considering the wage around Silicon Valley is more along the lines of $120,000.
We’ll be honest — we jumped ahead to find our own jobs, but now we’re making our way through the wages of each and every one of these positions.
We found a lot of the jobs that you’ve told us are your dream jobs, like interior designer, sitting lower on the list. But don’t let that deter you. There is a ton of earning potential… and it’s your dream, right? So go for it.
Another dream job on lots of your lists is photographer. And some photographers are likely looking at that $37,200 and thinking, “I make way more than that,” and others, who are starting out, are praying for the day when those funds will start rolling in.
Finally, the lowest earners on the list — let’s just say that there’s a reason your parents warned you about flipping burgers. It just doesn’t pay. If you want to see the complete, epically long list of incomes, click here.
What do you think? Did you find your dream job? Does it pay more or less than what you previously thought?
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)