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Flight Attendants

Job description: Provide personal services to ensure the safety and comfort of airline passengers during flight. Greet passengers, verify tickets, explain use of safety equipment and serve food or beverages. Corporate flight attendants will earn the most. The top 10% of flight attendants earn $102,660 a year, while the average annual salary is $62,880. The median annual salary is $61,120. Florida is the top-paying state for this occupation.

Farm/Ranch Managers

Job description: Manage farms, ranches, aqua-cultural operations, greenhouses, nurseries, timber tracts, cotton gins, packing houses or other agricultural establishments for employers. Carry out production, financial and marketing decisions following guidelines from the owner. The top 10% earn $103,660 a year, while the average annual salary is $61,030. The median annual salary is $53,720. Florida is the top-paying state for this occupation.

Wholesale/Manufacturing Sales Representatives

Job description: Sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers to businesses or groups of individuals. Work requires substantial knowledge of items sold. The top 10% earn $103,910 a year, while the average annual salary is $60,190. The median annual salary is $50,750. New Jersey is the top-paying state for this occupation.


Network Systems and Data Communiations Analyst

Job description: Analyze, design, test and evaluate network systems, Internet, intranet and other data communications systems. Perform network modeling, analysis and planning. Research and recommend network and data communications hardware and software. Include telecommunications specialists who deal with the interfacing of computer and communications equipment. May supervise computer programmers. The top 10% earn $105,980 a year, while the average annual salary is $70,760. The median annual salary is $68,220. New Jersey is the top-paying state for this occupation.


Loan Officers

Job description: Evaluate, authorize or recommend approval of commercial, real estate or credit loans. Advise borrowers on financial status and methods of payments. Include mortgage loan officers and agents, collection analysts, loan servicing officers and loan underwriters. The top 10% earn $106,130, while the average annual salary is $62,610. The median annual salary is $53,000. Alaska is the top-paying state for this occupation, followed by Massachusetts.


Gaming Managers

Job Description: Plan, organize, direct, control or coordinate gaming operations in a casino. Formulate gaming policies for their area of responsibility. The top 10% earn $106,220 a year, while the average annual salary is $69,600. The median annual salary is $64,410. Nevada is the top-paying state for this occupation.


Real Estate Agents

Job description: Rent, buy or sell property for clients. Perform duties, such as study property listings, interview prospective clients, accompany clients to property site, discuss conditions of sale, and draw up real estate contracts. Include agents who represent buyer. The top 10% earn $106,790 a year, while the average annual salary is $55,090. The median annual salary is $40,600. The top-paying state for this occupation is Hawaii

Database Administrator

Job description: Coordinate changes to computer databases, test and implement the database applying knowledge of database management systems. May plan, coordinate and implement security measures to safeguard computer databases. The top 10% earn $106,860 a year, while the average annual salary is $70,260. The median annual salary is $67,250. Maryland is the top-paying state for this occupation.


Insurance Sales Agents

Job description: Sell life, property, casualty, health, automotive or other types of insurance. May refer clients to independent brokers, work as independent broker or be employed by an insurance company. The top 10% earn $113,190 a year, while the average annual salary is $58,580. The median annual salary is $44,110. New Jersey is the top-paying state for this occupation

Market Research Analyst

Job description: Research market conditions in local, regional or national areas to determine potential sales of a product or service. May gather information on competitors, prices, sales and methods of marketing and distribution. May use survey results to create a marketing campaign based on regional preferences and buying habits. The top 10% earn $113,390 a year, while the average annual salary is $66,980. The median annual salary is $60,300. Washington is the top-paying state for this occupation.


Transportation/Storage/Distribution Managers

Job description: Plan, direct or coordinate transportation, storage or distribution activities in accordance with government policies and regulations. Include logistics managers. The top 10% earn $126,440 a year, while the average annual salary is $81,980. The median annual salary is $76,310. Washington, D.C., is the top-paying location for this occupation.


Teaching (Post Secondary)

The highest-paying teacher positions on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics list are in economics. These teachers earn an annual salary in the range of $41,650 and $135,380. The average annual salary for a post-secondary education economics teacher is $83,030. The average annual salary of the top-paying teaching positions on the BLS list is $73,345. The six-figure teaching categories are: area, ethnic and cultural studies; sociology; psychology; mathematical science; history; home economics; economics; atmospheric, earth, marine and space sciences; physics; business; anthropology and archeology; computer science

Construction Managers

Job description: Plan, direct, coordinate or budget, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling and implementation. The top 10% earn $142,210 a year, while the average annual salary is $85,830. The median annual salary is $76,230. New York is the top-paying state for this occupation.


Air Traffic Controllers

Job description: Control air traffic on and within the vicinity of airport and control movement of air traffic between altitude sectors and control centers according to established procedures and policies. Authorize, regulate and control commercial airline flights according to government or company regulations to expedite and ensure flight safety. The top 10% earn $141,860, while the average annual salary is $107,780. The median annual salary is $112,930. Illinois is the highest-paying state for this occupation




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