10 Jobs That Pay $20 An Hour

The nation’s unemployment rate has reached 5.5%, a half-percent increase from last month, which is the largest increase in 2 decades. If you are “between gigs” or simply looking to upgrade, CNN Money in partnership with Careerbuilder, has put together a list of 10 jobs that pay $20 an hour or more. Check out the list, inside…

1. Gaming supervisors — $20.38/ hour*
Gaming supervisors watch over assigned areas in casinos and gaming facilities to make sure that all gaming stations are covered and gamblers are following the rules.

Annual salary: $42,390*
Growth through 2016: 23 percent
Industry: Personal care and services

2. Health educators — $21.81/hour

Health educators encourage people and communities to live healthy lifestyles by teaching them about healthy behaviors and how to prevent diseases.

Annual salary: $45,370
Growth through 2016: 26 percent
Industry: Community and social services

3. Subway and streetcar operators — $22.20/hour

Subway and streetcar operators control or drive trains, electric-powered streetcars, trolleys or light-rails that transport passengers through cities, suburbs and metropolitan areas.

Annual salary: $46,180
Growth through 2016: 12 percent
Industry: Transportation and materials moving

4. Respiratory therapists — $23.37/hour

Respiratory therapists practice under a physician’s supervision to treat patients with breathing or other cardiopulmonary disorders.

Annual salary: $48,610
Growth through 2016: 23 percent
Industry: Health care practitioner and technicians

5. Curators — $24.03/hour

Curators manage museums, zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens, nature centers and historic sites. They direct collections storage and exhibitions, including negotiating and authorizing the purchase, sale, exchange or loan of collections.

Annual salary: $49,980
Growth through 2016: 23 percent
Industry: Education, training and library occupations

6. Cartographers and photogrammetrists — $25.29/hour
Cartographers and photogrammetrists analyze and map geographic data provided by surveys, satellite information and photographs.

Annual salary: $52,600
Growth through 2016: 20 percent
Industry: Architecture and engineering

7. Multimedia artists and animators — $27.90/hour

Multimedia artists and animators create special effects, animation or other visual images seen in movies, television programs and computer games.

Annual salary: $58,030
Growth through 2016: 26 percent
Industry: Arts, design, entertainment, sports and media

8. Arbitrators, mediators and reconcilers — $28.27/hour

Arbitrators, mediators and reconcilers decide or recommend resolutions, penalties and liabilities on claims regarding legal matters.

Annual salary: $58,790
Growth through 2016: 11 percent
Industry: Legal

9. Urban and regional planners – $28.33/hour
Urban and regional planners develop plans and programs for land use and physical facilities in towns, cities, counties and metropolitan areas.

Annual salary: $58,940
Growth through 2016: 15 percent
Industry: Life, physical and social sciences

10. Loan officers — $29.77/hour
Loan officers approve various types of credit loans and advise borrowers on financial status and methods of payments.

Annual salary: $61,930
Growth through 2016: 11 percent
Industry: Business and financial operations

*All wages and salaries are mean averages provided by the BLS

For even more $20 an hour jobs check out CNN Money’s full article.

Ten jobs that pay $20 an hour
[CNN Money]
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