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Here’s How Many Hours You Need to Work to Buy Super Bowl Tickets

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Want to attend Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis, Minnesota? Hope you’ve got a couple thousand bucks lying around.

Because according to Stub Hub, the cheapest ticket (as of this morning, the Friday before the Super Bowl) was $3,169. That’s for a seat in Upper End Zone 324. Out-of-towners, please note: that obviously doesn’t include the flight out to Minneapolis or lodging — both of which are likely to be pretty steep at this late date.

If you’re a thousandaire and love football, it might be worth it. But in any case, it’s a lot of money. How much money? Well, these things are relative. A lot depends on how much money you make.

How Many Hours Do You Have to Work to Attend the Super Bowl?

To figure out how long it would take most people to afford a ticket to the big game, PayScale looked at median hourly pay for the most common job titles across the U.S.

We did the math and determined how many hours employees in each occupation have to work to come up with the money. (Note: We rounded up to the nearest hour, because vendors won’t spot you a couple of bucks just because you’ve already put in 100-plus hours to buy those tickets.)

Here’s how long people in these jobs have to work, in order to go to the Super Bowl:

Registered Nurse (RN) (Median Hourly Pay: $29.40) – 108 Hours

Administrative Assistant (Median Hourly Pay: $15.70) – 202 Hours

Office Manager (Median Hourly Pay: $17.20) – 185 Hours

Customer Service Representative (CSR) (Median Hourly Pay: $13.70) – 232 Hours

Cashier (Median Hourly Pay: $9.50) – 334 Hours

Pharmacy Technician (Median Hourly Pay: $13.90) – 228 Hours

Dental Assistant (Median Hourly Pay: $16.70) – 190 Hours

Sales Associate (Median Hourly Pay: $10.40) – 305 Hours

Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic (Median Hourly Pay: $17.30) – 184 Hours

Paralegal / Legal Assistant (Median Hourly Pay: $17.60) – 181 Hours

Warehouse Worker (Median Hourly Pay: $13.60) – 234 Hours

Welder, Cutter, Solderer, or Brazer (Median Hourly Pay: $17.70) – 180 Hours

Phlebotomist (Median Hourly Pay: $14.60) – 218 Hours

Home Health Aide (Median Hourly Pay: $11.00) – 289 Hours

Electrician (Median Hourly Pay: $22.30) – 143 Hours

Maid or Housekeeping Cleaner (Median Hourly Pay: $10.60) – 299 Hours

Staff Accountant (Median Hourly Pay: $20.10) – 158 Hours

Heavy Equipment Operator (Median Hourly Pay: $18.70) – 170 Hours

Carpenter (Median Hourly Pay: $20.10) – 158 Hours

Heating, Air Conditioning, or Refrigeration Mechanic / Installer (Median Hourly Pay: $19.50) – 163 Hours

Retail Store Manager (Median Hourly Pay: $14.70) – 216 Hours

Graphic Designer (Median Hourly Pay: $17.10) – 186 Hours

Orderly (Median Hourly Pay: $11.20) – 283 Hours

Line Cook (Median Hourly Pay: $11.60) – 274 Hours

Nanny (Median Hourly Pay: $14.60) – 218 Hours

Truck Driver Heavy (Median Hourly Pay: $18.80) – 169 Hours

Bank Teller (Median Hourly Pay: $12.40) – 256 Hours

Veterinary Technician (Median Hourly Pay: $15.10) – 210 Hours

Software Developer (Median Hourly Pay: $30.40) – 105 Hours

Human Resources (HR) Administrator (Median Hourly Pay: $18.40) – 173 Hours

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