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Santa’s ‘Salary’ Rises 4% In 2015

Santa Claus visited Harrison's Holiday Happening.
Santa Claus visited Harrison's Holiday Happening. Photo Credit: Holly Sharpe

Jolly old Saint Nick got a little pay bump in 2015, according to Insure.com.

Santa’s annual ‘salary’ went up 4 percent to $143,000, according to the insurance information website.

“Santa’s salary continues to climb topping over $140,000 this year, showing that the various jobs and roles in which he immerses himself continue to increase in value,” said Jennifer Shelton, managing editor of Insure.com. “The expertise needed to perform all of Santa’s duties is staggering. From aerospace to customer service, agriculture to upper management, he really does it all. So we're pleased to find that Santa is due another bump in pay this year.”

The highest-paying job for Santa is the one that he does for most of the year: working in Santa’s workshop. As a manufacturing executive 364 days a year, eight hours a day his annual earnings are $119,159.

Other jobs and wages Insure.com factored into Santa's total compensation plan included: Labor negotiator, farmworker, snow plow driver, customer service representative and professional shopper.

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