that is the dumbest estimation i've ever seen in my life. the methodology is ridiculous. it backs into IQ based on income and indexes them both against a paralegal with an iq of 100. there's nothing scientific about that at all.
"Career Cast recently published a list ranking 200 major occupations from best to worst, as measured by five criteria. One of those is income, displayed as the median earnings in a field plus a small premium based on income growth potential.
While income is positively correlated with IQ, it’s obviously not perfectly so. Nonetheless, the following table estimates average IQ scores by occupation solely on the basis of the Career Cast mid-level income figures. The median salary (of a paralegal assistant) is taken to correspond to an IQ of 100. One standard deviation is assumed to be 15 IQ points:"
LOL @ people saying "read the article, im smart so i read the article!"
as if that means anything when the article is based on shat