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Glassdoor, a jobs and recruiting website, compiled a list of 11 surprising careers that can pay $100,000 or more each year.
1. Special Agent
Special agents work for law enforcement agencies or private companies and have a median pay of $125,000.
2. Airline Pilot
Certified airline pilots have a median pay of $134,000.
A pilot walks through the Phoenix airport on May 24, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona.(Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
3. Regional Sales Executive
Regional sales executives have a median pay of $103,500.
4. Nurse Practitioner
Nurse practitioners — who have at least a master’s degree in nursing — have a median pay of $101,600.
5. Reservoir Engineer
Reservoir engineers find oil and gas reserves underground. They have a median pay of $143,000.
Dentists have a median pay of $129,968.
7. Equity Research Associate
Equity research associates study financial trends. They have a median pay of $100,000.
Geophysicists study the earth. They have a median pay of $119,380.
9. Physician Assistant
Physician assistants have a median pay of $100,392.
10. Drilling Engineer
Drilling engineers ensure the safety of drilling gas, oil or water. They have a median pay of $116,500.
11. Software Architect
Software architects create computer software. They have a median pay of $139,000.
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