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Payday: How does your salary stack up?

In a nod to our favorite edition of Parade magazine, the “What People Earn” issue, we polled area residents on their annual salaries, and threw in a few local notables and celebrities, too.

The list raises a few questions: Why does the mayor of Boston make more than the governor of Massachusetts? And how exactly does one sign up to be a supermodel?

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Chanda George

  • Age: 37

  • Job: Chiropractic assistant (part time)

  • From: Newton

  • Earnings: $30,000


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Deval Patrick

  • Age: 58

  • Job: Governor of Massachusetts

  • From: Milton

  • Earnings: $151,800

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Jordy Oakland

  • Age: 45

  • Job: Staff assistant (part time)

  • From: Cambridge

  • Earnings: $48,000

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Drew Faust

  • Age: 67

  • Job: President of Harvard University

  • From: Cambridge

  • Earnings: $1 million

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Jared Rowe

  • Age: 31

  • Job: Pediatric Resident

  • From: Boston

  • Earnings: $58,000

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Gisele Bundchen

  • Age: 34

  • Job: Supermodel

  • From: Boston

  • Earnings: $47 million

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Tom Brady

  • Age: 37

  • Job: New England Patriots quarterback

  • From: Boston

  • Earnings: $14.8 million

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Marysa Mezzetti

  • Age: 22

  • Job: Disability examiner

  • From: Lynn

  • Earnings: $49,000

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Steve Dean

  • Age: 57

  • Job: Auctioneer

  • From: Newton

  • Earnings: $100,000

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Carol Meyrowitz

  • Age: 60

  • Job: Chief executive of TJX Cos.

  • From: Newton

  • Earnings: $22.5 million

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Mark Wahlberg

  • Age: 43

  • Job: Actor

  • From: Los Angeles (via Dorchester)

  • Earnings: $32 million

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Peter Bawangi

  • Age: 52

  • Job: Taxi driver

  • From: West Newton

  • Earnings: $72,000

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Bianca Barros

  • Age: 23

  • Job: Dry cleaner manager (part time)

  • From: Newton

  • Earnings: $12,000

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Martin J. Walsh

  • Age: 47

  • Job: Mayor of Boston

  • From: Dorchester

  • Earnings: $175,000

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Donna Soodalter-Toman

  • Age: 65

  • Job: Health care consultant (part time)

  • From: Newton

  • Earnings: $50,000

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David Ortiz

  • Age: 38

  • Job: Red Sox designated hitter

  • From: Weston (in season)

  • Earnings: $15 million

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Evan Zalios

  • Age: 32

  • Job: Retail district manager

  • From: Milton

  • Earnings: $45,000

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John McDonough

  • Age: 63

  • Job: Interim superintendent of Boston Public Schools

  • From: Boston

  • Earnings: $250,000

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Rajon Rondo

  • Age: 28

  • Job: Boston Celtics point guard

  • From: Lincoln

  • Earnings: $12.9 million

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