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How much do you really make per hour?

I was talking to a friend the other night who lamented that he only made $60,000 but he knows other guys who are pulling in $130,000 a year.

I asked him: How many hours do you work versus how many they work?

He admitted that he works a normal workday about 40 hours a week, and the other guys are working 100 hours a week.

I told him to do the math and figure out the wage per hour because he was making more than those guys.

40 hours a week x 50 weeks (2 weeks vacation) =

2000 hours a year

100 hours a week x 50 weeks (2 weeks vacation) =

5000 hours a year

$60,000 / 2000 hours a year = $30/hour

$130,000 / 5000 hours a year = $26/hour

…and there you have it.

What those guys are really doing, are working two jobs and a half. Do they have a life? I don’t know. I wouldn’t want it, if they did.

…for those who are curious, my wage per hour is $130.

What’s your wage per hour?

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