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Santa's Salary


It’s the week before Christmas and this year children aren’t the only ones scoring a gift.

According to a consumer insurance information website if Santa was a paid employee he would make more than $139,000 this year. That’s a 1.5% raise from last year. To figure out Santa’s salary the company takes a list of his tasks and finds the closest occupations.

For example Santa’s highest hourly wages come from running the workshop, a job similar to an industrial engineer; or piloting the sleigh like an airline pilot. His lowest paying jobs are working as a packer by wrapping gifts or a farm worker for taking care of reindeer.  read more »