25 Jobs That Pay over $100,000…And Not the Obvious Ones

We all know that lawyers, doctors, and professors make lots of money. But what about the less popular professions? You don’t have to work on Wall Street to earn six figures. Here’s a list of all kinds of jobs that pay over$100,000 a year.

1. Speech Writer

A speechwriter prepares and writes speeches that will be delivered by another person. Speechwriters are employed by many senior-level elected officials (politicians) and executives in the government and private sectors. But they can also be hired to write for weddings and other social occasions.

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What’s the salary?

Mean Income: $106,020

Top 10%: $185,613

What do you need?

  • 3-5 years of professional writing and editing experience
  • Experience translating technical subjects into easily understood material
  • Ability to craft a well-formulated speech
  • Travel experience and ability is typically required for most speech writing jobs

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