Discovery's "Gold Rush” sure presents prospecting and mining as a rather lucrative career choice. While fans wonder how much one stands to earn as a part of a modern-day gold digger’s crew, Parker Schnabel sets the record straight on Reddit.
Schnabel explains that people often work roughly 75 hours each week, so when you factor in overtime, people bring in approximately $2,590 gross pay. He goes on to say that people usually work about 25 weeks a year, so gross earnings would be roughly 65K, pre bonus, for a starting employee.
However, workers have a chance to earn even more money via bonuses, as Schnabel explains. Factoring everything in, it's not a bad living, but as anyone who's watched "Gold Rush" can attest, it's indeed challenging work.