World’s Most Depressing Job Makes Just $2,500 a Year

Getty Images

Being a part-time clown is just as sad as you think

Publicly disclosing one’s salary is still considered to be impolite in some circles, but the magazine Parade has rounded up a wide range of Americans who have allowed the rest of us a window into their financial worlds. In the company’s annual salary report, pay for every occupation from NASA engineer to small-town mayor is made known.

Some of the highest earners are to be expected, like the CEO of an air filter company who earns $249,500 per year and a business consultant that pulls in $114,000. Some are less expected though. Dan Nainan, a comedian in New York, earns $328,000, according to the survey. A bridal shop owner in Rhinebeck, New York, makes $250,000.

Many of the more fascinating jobs came in on the other end of the scale. A movie projector technician in St. Paul, Minnesota earns $40,000. A knife assembler in Olean, New York makes $48,000. And a part-time clown who goes by the name “JR Jugglges” in Topeka, Kansas makes just $2,500.

The data is hardly empirical, but it is interesting to get a peek into so many different people’s lives. See the full list on Parade’s website.

Tap to read full story

Your browser is out of date. Please update your browser at http://update.microsoft.com