Behind the Budget 5 & 6: $50k/year jobs

This set of Behind the Budget looks at jobs that pay about $50k.

As always, these jobs could pay more or less than these and are hypotheticals drawn from many clients I’ve worked with and budgets I’ve known. It is challenging to make the math math on this income but lots of people do it and can do ok.


Our clinic worker puts money towards a lot of self care, is planning/saving to move, and does retirement through work. ⁠ ⁠


Our tarot reader/author has variable income over the year so we’re looking at averages – notice that it costs a big chunk of their income to print books and travel for work! They put extra income towards savings/retirement at random over the year. ⁠