Surprising Jobs That Earn 6 Figures
Elevator repairmen make the list
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 5, 2012 8:52 AM CDT
The highest-paid 10% of elevator repairers make over $100,000 per year.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – It's not just investment bankers, doctors, and the Waltons who earn sizable salaries. Forbes has compiled a list of 20 surprising occupations that pay out more than $100,000, at least for those in the top 10% of their professions. A sampling:

  • Makeup artists for theatrical and performance ($120,050 for top earners)
  • Technical writers of manuals, instructions ($102,250)
  • Gaming managers at casinos ($116,840)
  • Transportation safety inspectors for freight, etc. ($110,210)
  • Elevator installers and repairers ($105,750)
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