You don’t have to be a doctor to earn six figures. Many jobs in several different fields pay at least $100,000 a year. The trick is, you need to know where to look, and you often need enough patience and determination to obtain some kind of higher education. After all, if earning a six-figure paycheck was easy, everybody would be doing it.
In order to highlight the variety of high-paying jobs where you can earn at least $100,000 per year, Glassdoor has a new report where employees report a total median annual compensation of $100,000 or more. To be considered, a job must have received at least 60 salary reports shared by U.S.-based employees over the past two years. Glassdoor also notes the education required and lists the number of job openings each high-paying job has, as of June 2016.
Let’s take a look at 11 jobs that pay at least $100,000 a year, according to Glassdoor. The jobs are listed by the total median pay.
1. Equity Research Associate
- Total median pay: $100,000
- Median base salary: $85,000
- Job openings: 300
How to Get Hired: Equity research associates report on financial trends using financial models and other analytical techniques. Their research and reports inform other financial analysists’ efforts. So while the position incorporates much of the excitement and rewards of investment banking, it is less demanding as much of the workload involves generating information. To qualify for the position, candidates need a bachelor’s degree in finance, economics, or a similar field.