the sultan of swing
A friend guides 200 days/year. About 1/3 of that's in Idaho, where he makes a share of that $450/day. The other 2/3 is his own gig in NorCA. Lets say 130 days @ $400 and 70 days @? benifit of the doubt say 250, though I doubt it's that much. That's an annual gross of $76,000. Taxes, insurance, depreciation on boat, trailer, truck,fuel and other o'head; I'd say he's lucky to net 2/3 of that (at best). That's an annual income of $50K with no benefits. Not a lot for someone with an MBA and scratch golfer.