We have seen many jobs come and go during this economic recession.
But the one that seems to keep getting the most attention is the climbing equipment job.
The average pay for a job that includes climbing equipment is $85,800.
While climbing equipment and related jobs are still growing, it’s a tough gig and the pay gap is getting wider, according to an analysis of payroll data by the University of Washington’s Center for Labor Market Studies.
For example, a $50,000 job requiring a $40,000 salary would pay a person $2,500 more than a $30,000 position that includes the same amount of climbing equipment.
For a full-time job, a full climbing career that includes equipment is worth $61,400.
That’s a 4.7% increase.
And for a part-time position, that’s a 7.8% increase, or a 12.4% pay gap.
That’s according to the Center for Occupational Safety and Health, a research and advocacy group.
It said that the climbing job gap is the biggest in the country.
“This is a job where you are expected to have a certain amount of safety equipment that you are able to use in your daily life, but it also includes an increasing number of injuries and fatalities,” said Michael Gartland, an economist with the group who is a co-author of the study.
The climbing job market is a tough one, but the problem is growing, Gartfield said.
The federal government is spending $1.5 billion a year to provide climbing equipment to the climbing industry, including equipment used in some popular climbs.
There are other reasons why the job market for climbing equipment has not improved.
Some climbers are getting older, and some of the equipment used is made of less-than-ideal materials.
But the overall job market remains solid, Gartsland said.
He added that many of the jobs have been good for workers.
In an interview with CNNMoney, a climbing instructor, who asked not to be identified, said he would be prepared to accept the job if it were offered to him.
“The pay is great, but what are you going to do with that money?” he said.
“You can’t spend it on things like rent.
I’m not making that money on climbing equipment.”