Surprising Six-Figure Jobs

From airline pilot to special agent, these jobs pay $100,000 or more.




Glassdoor has released a list of jobs that pay $100,000 or more per year.

The jobs and recruiting site focuses on less-familiar professions in its list, which features special agent and geophysicist. Many of the jobs are dependent on salary for total pay. Others are reliant on extra compensation, such as commission, tips and more.

Below are 11 unique six-figure careers and their median earnings, according to Glassdoor.

Reservoir Engineer

Total median pay: $143,000

Median base salary: $125,000

Software Architect

Total median pay: $139,000

Median base salary: $130,000

Airline Pilot

Total media pay: $134,000

Median base salary $120,000

Dentist

Total median pay: $129,968

Median base salary: $125,000

Special Agent

Total median pay: $125,000

Median base salary: $121,000

Geophysicist

Total median pay: $119,380

Median base salary $109,864

Drilling Engineer

Total median pay: $116,500

Median base salary $106,680

Regional Sales Executive

Total median pay: $103,500

Median base salary: $65,000

Nurse Practitioner

Total median pay: $101,600

Median base salary: $100,000

Physician Assistant

Total median pay: $100,392

Median base salary: $100,000

Equity Research Associate

Total median pay: $100,000

Median base salary: $85,000

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