*: estimated income based on 48 forty hours weeks per year.
$30,000 a year for A Panhandler it means $2,500 per month, $625 per week or $125.00 per day! Obviously this scale is very much dependent on the individual. Some of the "professional" transients have been estimated to make as much as 50-60,000 US dollars a year. The guy you see on the corner may well be luck to haul in 10,000 a year. FOr the sake of this analysus I have set it to the lower side of the higher end. (30,000 USD a year)