14 Unknown High-Paying Jobs That Pay 6-Figures

Tired of old career paths? Dream of a rewarding job with a deserving salary? Explore 14 high-paying, in-demand jobs with six-figure salary potentials that you may have overlooked.

SELL USED JET ENGINES

Jet engines cost millions and their resale can result in high earnings. The job requires extensive knowledge of aviation regulations and market trends, making it a niche market with less competition. A friend reportedly makes a high 6-figure income selling used engines.

WORK ON OFFICE JOBS

Earn six figures in lesser-known offices roles like Strategic Sourcing Manager or Clinical Research Associate (link). Many jobs, especially in tech and healthcare, offer high salaries.

SAMPLE PREP FOR TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY

Skilled TEM specialists with expertise on cryo-TEM or FIB milling can earn up to $100,000. "Sample prep for TEM combines engineering and art, but advancements in automation may end it," said a user.

ACTUARY

Actuaries are in high demand in the USA due to limited supply, driving up their salaries. Many are unaware of this as actuaries often work behind the scenes. A user comments, “An Actuary gets $140k on an average in the USA.”

POWER GENERATION

Many are unaware of high-wage jobs in power generation due to inherent risks. "Plants need operators and maintenance tech. Most earn over $100k," says a user.

COMMERCIAL INSURANCE

ZipRecruiter states the average U.S. salary for commercial insurance specialists and retail insurance sales reps is $57,372 and $88,269, respectively. High earners can make over $100k annually. While not typically spotlighted in media, the commercial insurance industry regularly offers six-figure salaries, bountiful benefits, and reasonable hours.

MANAGER AT SHIPPING PORTS

Ports are key to global trade, hence the demand for skilled port managers with high salary potential. Despite this, it's a career often overlooked.  As per ZipRecruiter, vessel managers can earn over $100k annually.

TRUCK DRIVER

Trucking industry faces driver shortage, offering high salaries to attract drivers. It needs 80k new drivers yearly. With right experience, truck driving can be a lucrative career. A user claims they make $100k/year as a truck driver.

DOOR-TO-DOOR ROOF SELLING

Areas with storms or high homeowner turnover may increase demand for roofing services, spiking sales commissions. Yet, the job is less mentioned because sales peak during spring and summer. “In my first year, I earned over $250k going door-to-door,” says a user.

NUCLEAR DIVERS

Nuclear diver training involves commercial diving certifications, radiation safety, and nuclear plant-specific training, considering the great risks. "Nuclear Divers retrieve spent fuel rods, placing them in deep pools. This high-risk job pays about 40k annually, and due to cancer risk, work is limited to one shift per month," says a user.

TREE PLANTER IN WESTERN CANADA

Tree planters in Western Canada earn per piece planted, incentivizing hard work. Skilled planters can make $6000/monthly. "Work March-October and make $90k if you're good," says a user.

INDEPENDENT INSURANCE ADJUSTER

During high claim activity from major events, demand for independent adjusters rises, leading to increased salaries. They earn a percentage of settled claims, improving their income. “As an Independent Insurance Adjuster, you can make 100K+ annually. Working 60+ hour weeks can mean 200K+," says a user.

AIRCRAFT DISPATCHER

Aircraft dispatchers require an understanding of aviation rules, weather, and critical thinking skills. Airlines offer high salaries to top candidates. "Salaries at major airlines are usually 100-200k depending on seniority," a user claims.

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