Australian submarine cook
Potential annual earnings: Up to $200K
OK, this is a weird one. A "Leading Seaman Cook" (hehehe) can end up earning more in a year than the captain of the vessel, when their base salary of $58,806 is supplemented by hefty bonuses for things like $40,000 for "capability." They can also receive tens of thousands of dollars for their "seagoing allowance," which is included in the final tally. At the end of the day, the job pays so well because so few are willing to spend months at a time locked in an airtight steel tub 20,000 leagues under the sea. But still, this is a high number for a comfort food chef. Everything is upside-down in Australia!