Why the Easiest Jobs pay $150K or $600K+
And when they get harder
The easiest jobs pay about $150K or $600K+. The hardest jobs seem to pay under $80K OR about $300-$400K/yr.
𝗛𝗲𝗿𝗲'𝘀 𝘄𝗵𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗱𝗼𝘅 𝗲𝘅𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘀:
Jobs are about as difficult as it is to replace the employee. With jobs < $80K, the employee typically has little leverage.
Can't keep up with Amazon's shift requirements? Next. Can't keep up with your commercial bank's analyst deadlines? Next.
But by the time employees rise into roles that require some experience and training, they begin to have 𝗴𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗹𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗿𝗲𝗱𝘂𝗰𝗲𝗱 𝗲𝘅𝗽𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀.
They can find other employers who think they need them. And their work has risen to a complexity level that exceeds an excel tracking sheet.
Which means they're less likely to face impossible quotas or production demands, because there is less visibility into what they actually do. Many W2 workers can coast in their careers making $150-$250K if they find a role that allows for this.
BUT, if they aspire to rise higher, it will come with MORE visibility and scrutiny. At the $300K-$400K level, the production of the group you oversee will be judged against the production of similarly situated groups. You will once again be held responsible for items outside your control. And stress levels will rise.