20 Surprising Jobs That Pay $100,000+ Per Year

Reddit user fidgit86 recently asked: “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?”

The results were gold. The thread went viral with almost 20,000 responses. 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

A lineman or lineworker is a specialized electrician working on high-voltage transmission lines.


If you are willing to accept short-term contracts and travel the country to where the demand is, you can get a significant raise and often free housing during your contract.

Traveling Nurse

Starting a business is one of the best ways to control your destiny – and your income – over the long term.

Handmade Jewelry Business

Any type of sales is an opportunity to break the six-figure mark in your career without much education required.

Insurance Sales

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