I don’t know if you’re guilty of this, but I’m forever going into a shop, looking at a company and then assuming I know how much they are making. My mind is often tallying up the purchases of the customers in line at my local juice bar and trying to figure out their overhead, margins and ultimately, their net profit.
In my head, everyone is making more money than they are in reality.
And now, someone has proven that! The New Yorker has a really interesting breakdown of what the real life pay of different businesses and occupations in NYC make. Check it out here. Being a high-end drug dealer makes pretty incredible money per hour if you can get over the whole illegal and jail part of the business. Being a yoga studio isn’t all it’s cracked up to be though the lifestyle benefits are pretty hard to beat.