How much should Santa be paid?

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How much should Santa be paid?


Post by Shane » Mon Dec 08, 2014 7:53 pm

According to the annual Santa Index, based on Bureau of Labor Statistics wage data, St. Nick's salary should be $139,924 in 2014 -- up more than $2,000 from last year's estimated pay of $137,795.

Estimating how much it would cost to replace someone's income or the unpaid work he or she does for the family is a key step in determining how much life insurance to buy. Although Santa doesn't need any coverage – because he'll live forever -- we make the annual calculation anyway. We use a pre-set list of tasks and match them to occupations from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, then calculate his total wages for the year. (See the full chart of tasks and wages below.)

Most of Santa's pay comes from his duties as industrial engineer managing the North Pole toy factory. At eight hours a day 364 days a year, that comes to $116,742. Other tasks, like cookie tasting and auditing -- including checking the list twice -- demand fewer hours.'

How much should Santa get paid?
A recent survey commissioned by found that of 1,000 adults only 16 percent think that a salary of about $140,000 is about right, saying Santa should earn between $100,000 and $200,000 a year. Most respondents fell into two groups with wide disagreement -- 29 percent said Santa should earn $1.8 billion a year (roughly $1 for every child under age 15 in the world) and 29 percent said he shouldn't earn anything at all. (Another 9 percent said over $200,000 a year, and 17 percent said under $100,000 a year.)
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Post by Valigarmander » Mon Dec 08, 2014 7:56 pm

and 29 percent said he shouldn't earn anything at all.
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Post by Thanous » Mon Dec 08, 2014 8:29 pm

So you're telling me those mall santas make this much money? Damn, I know what I wanna be when I grow up

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Post by Booyakasha » Tue Dec 09, 2014 12:29 am

He's an immortal with literal unlimited resources and magical powers. He is beyond the need for monetary compensation, innit.

Not to mention he's supposedly motivated solely by his love for the children of the world. Like, if you offered Santa money for his work, I kind of think he'd laugh merrily and tell you to give it to some street-corner Santa instead.
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Post by Heroine of the Dragon » Tue Dec 09, 2014 5:05 am

I'm guessing that even Santa is caught by the need for currency. For example, when the elves need a break away from all that toy making, tending to reindeer and gift wrapping, Santa needs to be able to pay for or at least give them currency to get a lovely away-from-it-all-sunny-beach some place very private to wind down. I can't think of places that would accept toys, cookies, or Christmas wishes and blessings in lieu of currency... ;) (But if you know of these fancy places, do tell. I can bake cookies.) :D
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Post by Softguitar » Sat Dec 20, 2014 7:44 pm

[QUOTE="Thany Claus, post: 1503815, member: 38553"]So you're telling me those mall santas make this much money? Damn, I know what I wanna be when I grow up[/QUOTE]
Good luck with that. Kids crying, kids yanking at your beard, kids telling what they want for Christmas (OH BOY)... And you tell every kid they're nice.
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Post by Mysterious NPR » Mon Dec 22, 2014 11:32 pm

When I was a kid, I thought all those santas were nice and innocent. I was totally obliviously to the smell of cigs and booze. I'm sure THOSE santas would love to be paid with special cookies from Washington, Colorado, and Oregon (While pot isn't officially legalized here until July 1st, prosecutors in Multnomah County (Portland area) have announced that they will stop prosecuting these cases unless they break the new law. Also worth noting that people here smoked it like it was legal anyways)

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Post by spooky scary bearatons » Tue Dec 23, 2014 7:30 pm

what does pot have to do with any of this rofl

anyway, i'll get back to this post, i got some math to do before answering this
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Post by Deepfake » Tue Dec 30, 2014 2:39 pm

Doesn't Santa employ elf slaves to do most of his work for him anyway[DOUBLEPOST=1419964793,1419964672][/DOUBLEPOST][QUOTE="spooky scary bearatons, post: 1506466, member: 30168"]what does pot have to do with any of this rofl

anyway, i'll get back to this post, i got some math to do before answering this[/QUOTE]
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