My guess is that most of those people are working relatively technical union jobs and have been doing so for enough years to receive a few raises. I can't think of many jobs that people actually aspire to have that pay well without at least a skilled trade or college degree. Look it up. I'm sure that you can find some lists. Not to mention, people's egos are tied so closely to their jobs that even if they made $70K WITHOUT a college degree, they'd probably still feel insecure about the type of job that they work.
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Edited by VinnyMac - 4/10/13 at 8:43am