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Want more money? 15 jobs that pay $60,000

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  • Current national median salary for U.S. workers is $40,690
  • 23 percent say they need to earn extra $251 to $500 more per paycheck
  • Appraiser's annual mean income is $60,689, expected growth is 17 percent
  • Purchasing managers' projected employment numbers for 2016 is 72,000
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By Rachel Zupek
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Physician assistants have an annual mean income of $63,655. Their projected employment for 2016 is 83,000.

Physician assistants have an annual mean income of $63,655. Their projected employment for 2016 is 83,000.

So, you want more money? Welcome to the club. We've been waiting for you.

These days, it seems no one is satisfied with the amount of zeros at the end of his or her paycheck. According to a new CareerBuilder.com survey, 83 percent of employees are living paycheck to paycheck to make ends meet.

Twenty-three percent of respondents said they would need to earn an extra $251 to $500 more per paycheck to live comfortably, while 12 percent said they need to earn $501 to $750. Twenty percent of workers say they would need to earn more than an additional $1,000 more per check to live comfortably.

With the current national median salary at $40,690, these statistics are as surprising as they are expected.

If you're looking to earn a few more dollars per paycheck, here are 15 jobs that earn between $60,000 and $69,999 annually, which are also expected to experience growth through 2016.

1. Appraiser
Annual mean income: $60,689*
Projected employment in 2016: 118,000**
Increase between 2006 and 2016: 17 percent

2. Architect
Annual mean income: $62,246
Projected employment in 2016: 155,000
Increase between 2006 and 2016: 18 percent

3. Communications editor
Annual mean income: $68,267
Projected employment in 2016: 124,000
Increase between 2006 and 2016: 9 percent

4. Computer Programmer Analyst
Annual mean income: $65,911
Projected employment in 2016: 650,000
Increase between 2006 and 2016: 29 percent

5. Counseling psychologist
Annual mean income: $64,851
Projected employment in 2016: 176,000
Increase between 2006 and 2016: 16 percent

6. Pediatric nurse
Annual mean income: $61,467
Projected employment in 2016: 3,092,000
Increase between 2006 and 2016: 23 percent

7. Physician assistant
Annual mean income: $63,655
Projected employment in 2016: 83,000
Increase between 2006 and 2016: 27 percent

8. Property leasing manager
Annual mean income: $65,320
Projected employment in 2016: 379,000
Increase between 2006 and 2016: 15 percent

9. Seismologist
Annual mean income: $66,749
Projected employment in 2016: 38,000
Increase between 2006 and 2016: 22 percent

10. Web developer
Annual mean income: $66,864
Projected employment in 2016: 157,000
Increase between 2006 and 2016: 15 percent

11. Media manager
Annual mean income: $66,931
Projected employment in 2016: 651,000
Increase between 2006 and 2016: 12 percent

12. Meteorologist
Annual mean income: $68,594
Projected employment in 2016: 9,700
Increase between 2006 and 2016: 11 percent

13. Purchasing manager
Annual mean income: $69,373
Projected employment in 2016: 72,000
Increase between 2006 and 2016: 3 percent

14. Vascular technologist
Annual mean income: $69,036
Projected employment in 2016: 57,000
Increase between 2006 and 2016: 27 percent

15. Video producer
Annual mean income: $62,476
Projected employment in 2016: 103,000
Increase between 2006 and 2016:11 percent

* Annual mean income from CBSalary.com.
** Employment projections based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data

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