JOBS THAT PAY $100,000, Are you exploring career options? Just curious which jobs pay over $100,000 a year? Want a job that will provide a nice, comfortable salary? Just want to compare high-paying jobs? Here are a few positions that pay over $100,000 a year.
Please note, that the starting salary for these jobs is often lower than 100 thousand a year. However, after many years of experience, the salaries will be at least $100,000 a year or more.
Commercial Airline Pilot
According to payscale.com, some commercial airline pilots earn $170,000 a year or more. While the starting salary is much lower, it is normal for airline pilots with twenty years of experience or more to earn between $100,000 and $170,000 a year. Keep in mind, however, that commercial pilots have a very stressful job and are away from home frequently. Take a look at “Earnings and Outlook of an Airline Pilot: One of the Highest Paid Professions” for more insight. If you are in high school, and dream of being a pilot, something to consider is to enlist in the Air Force. Many commercial pilots began their career in the Air Force.
As a medical job with lots of training, pharmacists earn a very comfortable salary. Some pharmacists with just five years of experience will earn $100,000 a year or more. While the starting salary is about $70,000 a year, many pharmacists with twenty years of experience earn $120,000 a year or more.
If you are interested in becoming a pharmacist, please read “Why Should I Become a Pharmacist” and “Pharmacist Career Information: Tips for Future Pharmacy Students.”
Many orthodontists earn $200,000 or more. If you visit payscale.com, you will see that an orthodontist with just a few years of experience will make more than $100,000 a year. Of course, being an orthodontist is not an easy job and takes years of studying and training.
Nonprofit (Charity) CEO
There isn’t a specific degree or career path you can choose to become a nonprofit CEO. It usually will require a MBA, but mostly it’s knowing the right people at the right time. You need the right personality,leadership skills and charisma to land this job. Many nonprofit CEO’s earn well over $300,000 a year. Some even earn more than a million dollars a year, plus perks. If you’re curious about the salaries of CEO’s of your favorite charity, you might read “Charity CEO Salaries: Jobs that Pay Over 500k a Year.” You might also take a look at “Nonprofit CEO Salaries: Jobs that Pay Well Over 300k a Year” and “Charity CEOs that Earn Well Over a Million Dollars a Year.”
Many nurse anesthetists began at a salary of $100,000 a year, and those with many years of experience can make $160,000 or more. A nurse anesthetist administers anesthesia and more. Read “Nurse Anesthetist Career Information” for more details on what they do.
Not only do many attorneys make more than $100,000 a year, some attorneys will charge a client just that upfront to take a case. It is normal for some attorneys to make $150,000 a year or more.
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
Another high paying job is a Pharmaceutical Sales Rep. While the starting salary might be around $50,000, those with many years experience will earn well over $100,000. Read “Pharmaceutical Sales” for some advice from someone who has worked in the field. For additional insight, please take a look at these articles here.
These are just seven job ideas that pay over a hundred thousand dollars a year. For some more job suggestions, please read “High Demand Science Jobs that Pay Over $60,000 a Year.” You might also check out “Jobs that Pay $50,000 to over $100,000 a Year.” Another helpful article to read is “How to Decide on a College Major: Tips for Choosing a Career Path.”
If you are in high school, one of the best activities you can do is to find a job shadow opportunity. Read “How to Find a Job Shadow Experience” for advice. Good luck as you make decisions for your future!