25 Jobs that Pay $25-an-Hour

CareerBuilder.com

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*:

1. Loan officer

Hourly wage: $25/hour

Mean annual salary: $51,601

Job outlook: Average job growth at 11 percent **


2. Self-enrichment education teacher

Hourly wage: $25.07/hour

Mean annual salary: $42,476

Job outlook: Much faster than average job growth at 23 percent


3. Forensic science technician

Hourly wage: $25.28/hour

Mean annual salary: $52,576

Job outlook: Much faster than average job growth at 31 percent


4. Writer and editor

Hourly wage: $25.46/hour

Mean annual salary: $53,000

Job outlook: Average job growth at 10 percent


5. Radiologic technologist and technician

Hourly wage: $25.57/hour

Mean annual salary: $52,416

Job outlook: Faster than average job growth at 15 percent


6. Medical scientist

Hourly wage: $25.64/hour

Mean annual salary: $53,331

Job outlook: Faster than average job growth at 20 percent


7. Producer and director

Hourly wage: $25.66/hour

Mean annual salary: $53,381

Job outlook: Average job growth at 11 percent


8. Detective and criminal investigator

Hourly wage: $25.86/hour

Mean annual salary: $53,787

Job outlook: Faster than average job growth at 18 percent


9. Accountant and auditor

Hourly wage: $26.06/hour

Mean annual salary: $54,020

Job outlook: Faster than average job growth at 18 percent


10. Adult literacy, remedial education and GED teacher and instructor

Hourly wage: $26.19/hour

Mean annual salary: $43,742

Job outlook: Faster than average job growth at 14 percent


11. Training and development manager

Hourly wage: $26.32/hour

Mean annual salary: $54,746

Job outlook: Faster than average job growth at 16 percent


12. Curator

Hourly wage: $26.49/hour

Mean annual salary: $53,561

Job outlook: Faster than average job growth at 18 percent


13. Aircraft mechanic and service technician

Hourly wage: $26.74/hour

Mean annual salary: $56,035

Job outlook: Average job growth at 11 percent


14. Audiologist

Hourly wage: $27.27/hour

Mean annual salary: $48,047

Job outlook: Average job growth at 10 percent


15. Art director

Hourly wage: $27.35/hour

Mean annual salary: $56,882

Job outlook: Average job growth at 9 percent


16. Budget analyst

Hourly wage: $27.39/hour

Mean annual salary: $56,233

Job outlook: Average job growth at 7 percent


17. Auto damage insurance appraiser

Hourly wage: $27.75/hour

Mean annual salary: $57,200

Job outlook: Average job growth at 13 percent


18. Economist

Hourly wage: $27.77/hour

Mean annual salary: $65,957

Job outlook: Average job growth at 7 percent


19. Environmental engineering technician

Hourly wage: $28.79/hour

Mean annual salary: $71,157

Job outlook: Much faster than average job growth at 25 percent


20. Architects, except landscape and naval

Hourly wage: $28.85/hour

Mean annual salary: $62,828

Job outlook: Faster than average job growth at 18 percent


21. Health educator

Hourly wage: $29.11/hour

Mean annual salary: $58,768

Job outlook: Much faster than average job growth at 26 percent


22. Surveyor

Hourly wage: $29.20/hour

Mean annual salary: $60,736

Job outlook: Much faster than average job growth at 24 percent


23. Occupational therapist

Hourly wage: $29.57/hour

Mean annual salary: $58,590

Job outlook: Much faster than average job growth at 23 percent


24. Financial analyst and adviser

Hourly wage: $29.66/hour

Mean annual salary: $60,659

Job outlook: Much faster than average job growth at 37 percent


25. Instructional coordinator

Hourly wage: $29.76/hour

Mean annual salary: $54,001

Job outlook: Much faster than average job growth at 22 percent



*Salary information according to the BLS. Hourly wages and annual salaries were computed based on mean number of hours worked each week and year, which vary per occupation.

**The average growth rate for jobs is 7 to 13 percent through 2016, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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