25 Jobs that Pay $25-an-Hour



If you work a salaried position, the numbers you're most familiar with are probably the ones that show up in your bank account. When you're used to getting paid a certain amount of money every year, it's unlikely that you've boiled your compensation down to what you're earning per hour.

The national mean average salary is $42,504, according to the National Compensation Survey. That boils down to $3,269.54 per month and $817.38 per week. Divide that by the standard 40-hour workweek and you're making $20.43 per hour. Not too shabby, eh?

If you think $20 an hour is good, what about making $25-an-hour? If you work the standard 40-hour workweek for all 52 weeks of the year, that puts you earning around $52,000 per year, which is well above the national average.

So who's earning more than $20 per hour? Here are 25 jobs that pay $25 or more per hour and that are predicted to have high job growth through 2016*: