Surprising Jobs That Earn 6 Figures Elevator repairmen make the list By Dustin Lushing, Newser Staff Posted Aug 5, 2012 8:52 AM CDT 17 comments Comments 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) Click for the full list.