How Much 15 Types of Essential Workers Earn

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Since the coronavirus was declared a global pandemic, many people have been able to keep working online.

Others don’t have that luxury. They’ve had to risk their health to perform vital jobs and services to keep the country afloat with thousands sick and dying of COVID-19 and millions losing their jobs.

For a look at what some of these vital workers are paid, we examine the mean (average) hourly wage of 15 essential professions, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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