Jobs With Six-Figure Salaries

You Might Not Expect These Jobs Come With Six-Figure Salaries


If a six-figure paycheck is out of the realm of possibility in your current career-path and you're unhappy with that prospect, you may be considering a switch in gears. Some careers and companies are rigid in their compensation structures or simply will never be flush enough to pay you the big bucks. Forbes points out 14 jobs that surprisingly come with six-figure salaries along with the states that pay best relative to each job, and I've chosen seven from the list that I found to be most surprising. Could relocation be in your future?

  • Flight attendants: Corporate flight attendants will earn the most. The top 10 percent of flight attendants earn $102,660 a year, the average annual salary is $62,880, and the median annual salary is $61,120. Florida is the top-paying state for this occupation.
  • Farm, ranch and other agricultural managers: The top 10 percent earn $103,660 a year, the average annual salary is $61,030, and the median annual salary is $53,720. Florida is the top-paying state for this occupation.
  • Loan officers: This one surprised me not because of the six-figure salary, but because of the top-paying state. The top 10 percent earn $106,130, the average annual salary is $62,610, and the median annual salary is $53,000. Alaska is the top-paying state for this occupation, followed by Massachusetts.
  • Gaming managers: The top 10 percent earn $106,220 a year, the average annual salary is $69,600, and the median annual salary is $64,410. Nevada is the top-paying state for this occupation.

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  • Insurance sales agents: The top 10 percent earn $113,190 a year, the average annual salary is $58,580, and the median annual salary is $44,110. New Jersey is the top-paying state for this occupation.
  • Transportation, storage and distribution managers: The top 10 percent earn $126,440 a year, the average annual salary is $81,980, and the median annual salary is $76,310. Washington, D.C., is the top-paying location for this occupation.
  • Construction managers: The top 10 percent earn $142,210 a year, the average annual salary is $85,830, and the median annual salary is $76,230. New York is the top-paying state for this occupation.
  • Air traffic controllers: The top 10 percent earn $141,860, the average annual salary is $107,780, and the median annual salary is $112,930. Illinois is the highest-paying state for this occupation.

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