Ever wonder what people actually do for a living at reach rung up the economic ladder? Our friends over at NPR’s Planet Money have just put together a report listing the most common jobs that people hold for every income level.

Some job titles appear at various levels along the way, but with greater or lesser frequency. For example, there are ‘managers’ who make $45,000, but there are more of them who earn from $75,000 – $100,000 and upwards. Secretaries fall into the lowest income group as well as the middle and upper middle.

Obviously there are many more job titles that fit into each pay scale, but according to surveys and statistical data these are the most common for each level. So while there are people who make more and less money in each group, there are fewer of them than these, the most commonly held job titles by economic standing. So here’s a look at what the rich, middle class, and the poor all do for a living.

The 10 most popular job titles by income bracket:

$100,000 – $200,000

$50,000 – $100,000

$26,000 – $50,000

$12,000 – $26,000

The average Canadian wage is approximately $50,000 right now according to Statistics Canada, right about the middle of the spectrum for the job wages listed above. At about $375,000, Specialist Physicians are the highest paid workers in Canada.

Most of the lowest paying jobs will simply pay the minimum wage of whatever region the job happens to be located in. Towards the low end of the scale that is roughly $10.00 an hour earning someone just over $20,000 – assuming they worked full time and were paid for 40 hours a week. But many low wage jobs are also part-time positions.

With thanks to NPR, Planet MoneyCommon Jobs For The Rich, Middle Class And Poor

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