Let me get this out of the way first – I strongly believe that a salary should never be the primary driver in one’s career path! You should follow your passions and talents, identifying jobs that will make you happy every single day. Believe me, a lot of jobs that pay over $100,000 a year will NOT give you that!
That being said, of course any professional would like to be well compensated. And if you are looking for a career path in a specific field like healthcare or engineering, knowing that a certain job does pay well may help you know where to set your focus.
All of my info on this topic is coming from this CBS News article/Glassdoor findings, which establishes that “the inflation-adjusted median household income has dipped from a high of almost $58,000 in 1999 to just under $54,000 in 2014.”
Because of that, many people may be looking for new job paths in their current career field that does indeed pay better. And that’s where a list like this comes in. Read the article for more insight and background. But here’s a quick look at the careers the article calls out for earning more than $100,000 a year:
Equity Research Associate
Regional Sales Executive
Are there any surprises to you on this list? Any jobs that you could pursue?