11 jobs that pay BIG salaries

25th August 2016

When we think of occupations that earn substantial salaries, the likes of doctor or lawyer probably spring to mind for most of us.

But what about all the other jobs that pay big bucks? Earlier this summer, Glassdoor compiled a list of 11 roles you may not be as familiar with and that have a median pay of at least $100,00 (approx €90,000) a year.

The list – below and in no particular order – comes from employees’ anonymous salary reporting over the past two years.

1. Special Agent

  • Total median pay: $125,000
  • Median base salary: $121,000

2. Regional Sales Executive

  • Total median pay: $103,500
  • Median base salary: $65,000

3. Reservoir Engineer

  • Total median pay: $143,000
  • Median base salary: $125,000

4. Nurse Practitioner

  • Total median pay: $101,600
  • Median base salary: $100,000

5. Dentist

  • Total median pay: $129,968
  • Median base salary: $125,000

6. Geophysicist

  • Total median pay: $119,380
  • Median base salary: $109,864

7. Equity Research Associate

  • Total median pay: $100,000
  • Median base salary: $85,000

8. Airline Pilot

  • Total median pay: $134,000
  • Median base salary: $120,000

9. Physician Assistant

  • Total median pay: $100,392
  • Median base salary: $100,000

10. Software Architect

  • Total median pay: $139,000
  • Median base salary: $130,000

11. Drilling Engineer

  • Total median pay: $116,500
  • Median base salary: $106,680