Re: [verticalflyer] market research Skydivers jobs
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Just a quick enquiry, I remember seeing a while back that a survey of skydivers had been carried out and skydivers made up the top 10% of the country in earnings and job type
Engineers, doctors, and lawyers are over-represented compared to the fraction of the general population they compose but only constitute a minority within the skydiving community.
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Lets face to support jumping habits you either need to be paid well, work in the sport or be born loaded.
It's about priorities. Rent your own one-bedroom apartment ($600/month) or a room in a house ($300/month) and make 15 jumps. Get a car with a loan ($200/month) or drive one that's paid off and older than you and make 10 jumps. Go out drinking at bars a couple nights a week or make several jumps each weekend.
Get a new container and reserve for $2000 or an old airworthy combination for $800 and make 60 jumps. Get a new canopy in your colors for $1500 or a lightly used one for $600 and make 45 jumps. Buy a $300 brand name jump suit or have a local rigger make one for $150 and make 8 jumps (that actually worked out better - he sewed in an accent stripe instead of doing it as an applique so the suit had no seam on the shoulders where your rig sits).
Obviously these numbers are a bit dated, but the principles still apply.
(This post was edited by DrewEckhardt on Apr 16, 2013, 6:35 PM)