Unless, you've already found your dream job, there's a strong chance that at some point -- even multiple points -- in your long working life, you'll have to choose between doing something you love for low pay or making a decent amount of cash doing something meaningless. But it turns out that if you're looking to bring home a six-figure salary some day, you don't have to be a doctor, lawyer, or tech executive, according to a new list of 11 high-paying jobs from Glassdoor.
As the careers site explains, the list is meant to highlight jobs you might not associate with making the big bucks -- Special Agent, Geophysicist, and Physician Assistant, to name a few. Of course, with some of these roles, a significant part of the total compensation comes from things like bonuses, tips, and commissions, instead of just salary. For example, the median base salary for a Regional Sales Executive is $65,000, but after factoring in other forms of compensation, the median total pay is $103,500, according to Glassdoor. You'll just have to live with being called a Regional Sales Executive.
Check out the site's full rundown, including tips on how to score one of the high-paying jobs. Here's a simple version of the list (it's in no specific order):
1. Special Agent - $125,000 total pay
2. Airline Pilot - $134,000 total pay
3. Regional Sales Executive - $103,500 total pay
4. Nurse Practitioner - $101,600 total pay
5. Reservoir Engineer - $143,000 total pay
6. Dentist - $129,968 total pay
7. Equity Research Associate - $100,000 total pay
8. Geophysicist - $119,380 total pay
9. Physician Assistant - $100,392 total pay
10. Drilling Engineer - $116,500 total pay
11. Software Architect - $139,000 total pay