21 Surprising Jobs You Wouldn’t Believe Pay $100,000+ Per Year

“It seems like a lot of people make a lot of money, and it seems like  I’m missing out on something. So those of you that do, what’s your  occupation that pays so well?”, a Reddit user asked.

Here are some of the most surprising jobs people had that made over $100,000 a year.

One user commented he made over $100,000 in his specific trade. “I fix  broken air conditioners. But the ones for skyscrapers and hospitals.”

Air Conditioner Repair – For Skyscrapers

Another Redditor commented, “I build and fix power lines and play with high voltage electricity.”


“I know a traveling nurse that made 150k last year,” added a user. While nursing itself can be a lucrative career, traveling nurses can earn even more. 

Traveling Nurse

Another Redditor received much attention for his high-paying gig as a tow truck driver.

Tow Truck Driver

Another surprising entry was a user who runs a handmade jewelry business.

Handmade Jewelry Business

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