You might have to listen to a bunch of pompous lawyers yell at each other all day, but court stenographers clean up. Although the median salary is just shy of $50,000, if you head out to, say, the San Francisco metro area, you're looking at $101,680. So yes, your honor, we'd be happy to read back the witness' rant about whippets.
CIA grads working in regular, landlocked kitchens were doubtless pissed to find out they could be making bank cooking on a goddamn submarine. Back in 2009, The Daily Telegraph reported that an experienced "senior sub-sea chef" can earn up to $200,000 in the Special Air Services (SAS) in Australia. That's more than a Navy captain or a one-star commodore, so take that, Lionel Richie.