Top 5 Common Childhood Dream Jobs for Women:
1. TeacherAverage pay for education, training and library occupations: $51,220
2. VeterinarianAverage pay: $93,250
3. Writer, Journalist or NovelistAverage pay for writers and authors: $68,420
Average pay for media and communications workers: $59,180
4. Doctor, Nurse or EMTAverage pay for healthcare practitioners and technical occupations: $73,540
5. SingerAverage pay for singers and musicians: $31.94/hour
Note: According to Forbes, the BLS only provides hourly wage data for this occupation.
Top 5 Common Childhood Dream Jobs for Men:
1. Professional or Olympic AthleteAverage Pay: $75,760
2. Airplane or Helicopter PilotAverage pay for airline pilots, copilots and flight engineers: $128,760
Average pay for commercial pilots: $80,140
3. ScientistAverage pay for life, physical, and social science occupations: $68,360
4. LawyerAverage pay: $130,880
5. AstronautAverage pay: between $67,000 - $123,000 per year to start (with an increase in salary based on time on the job and supervisory evaluations).
Note: According to Forbes, this data comes from NASA; the BLS did not provide salary data for astronauts.