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Odd Jobs Paying Almost $1 Million a Year
We're talking 7-figure paychecks
Jen “Odd” Glantz here!
I did a major audit of my finances a few weeks ago. I wanted to know the exact amount of money it costs me to live my life every single month.
Back when I was single and living with a roommate, that number was manageable.
Now I’m married, have a baby, and have a dog that we treat like a baby, living in one of the most expensive cities in the world.
It costs us a lot to live our lives every month.
We’re not even living it that extravagantly.
Most of the money we spend is on rent, Amazon (ughhhh), and takeout.
While I’m attempting to cut my spending and plan to stop buying random things on Amazon (like super glue and a 6-pack of bouncy ball for my dog), I also am always looking for ways to make more money.
Which is why when I saw that a specific industry was starting to pay employees almost a million dollars a year, I found my eyes glued to the screen to figure out what the heck is going on.
I want to share all of that with you today.
But first, can you guess what Industry it is?
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Odd Jobs Paying Almost $1 Million a Year
It seems like these days everyone is talking about AI.
But right now, everyone is talking about how much money AI jobs are paying.
Hinge, a dating app (and the one I used to meet Adam), is offering to pay almost $400,000 to a VP of AI for the app.
Netflix is offering close to $900,000 for the same type of job.
If you ever wanted a high-paying AI job, here’s how you can make moves in the industry.
But if you’re looking for other options, here are some high-paying gigs. Some are super odd and rare but I’m a Bridesmaid for Hire so my role here is tell you that really anything is possible.
Not so odd jobs that can sometimes pay big money
Surgeons and Medical Specialists: Certain medical specialists, such as orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, and plastic surgeons, can earn substantial incomes due to the critical and specialized nature of their work.
Corporate Executives: Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and other top-level executives of major corporations may earn significant salaries, bonuses, and stock options, especially in large and successful companies.
Investment Bankers: Professionals in investment banking, particularly those in high-level positions such as managing directors or partners, have the potential to earn substantial incomes through commissions, bonuses, and performance-based compensation.
Lawyers: Partners at prestigious law firms, especially those specializing in areas like corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, and intellectual property, can command high hourly rates and receive substantial bonuses.
Professional Athletes: Elite athletes in sports such as football, basketball, soccer, and golf can earn substantial salaries, along with endorsement deals and other revenue streams.
Entertainers: A-list actors, musicians, and other high-profile entertainers can earn significant incomes through movie deals, concert tours, endorsements, and more.
Entrepreneurs and Business Owners: Successful entrepreneurs who build and scale their own businesses can potentially earn million-dollar incomes, especially in sectors with high demand and growth potential.
Tech Executives and Founders: Leaders of tech companies, including CEOs and founders, can earn substantial incomes through company success and stock ownership.
Real Estate Developers and Investors: Those involved in real estate development, especially in lucrative markets, can earn substantial profits from property deals and investments.
Professional Traders and Investors: Skilled traders and investors in financial markets, including stocks, commodities, and cryptocurrencies, can potentially achieve high earnings.
Management Consultants: Experienced consultants in top-tier consulting firms may earn substantial incomes by providing strategic advice to businesses.
More unusual jobs that can sometimes pay big $$$
Professional Poker Player: Exceptional poker players who consistently win high-stakes tournaments and cash games can earn substantial incomes from prize money and endorsements.
Voice Actor: Highly sought-after voice artists who lend their voices to popular animated characters, commercials, video games, and other media can command significant fees.
High-End Art Dealer: Art dealers specializing in rare and valuable artworks may earn substantial commissions and profits from buying and selling pieces to collectors and institutions.
Submarine Cable Splicer: Professionals who install and repair undersea communication cables can earn high salaries due to the technical skills and specialized nature of the job.
Ethical Hacker / Security Consultant: Skilled cybersecurity experts who help organizations identify and address vulnerabilities in their systems can command substantial fees for their services.
Professional Athlete in Niche Sports: Athletes who excel in less mainstream or emerging sports can earn high incomes through sponsorships, endorsements, and prize money in competitions.
Nuclear Power Reactor Operator: Operating and managing nuclear power plants requires specialized training and expertise, which can lead to high-paying positions.
Aircraft Repo Person: Professionals who repossess airplanes and other high-value assets can earn substantial commissions for successful recoveries.
Professional Mermaid/Merman: Some individuals earn money by performing as mermaids or mermen at events, aquariums, and entertainment venues. Example!
Luxury Car Broker: Brokering high-end and rare luxury cars to wealthy clients can lead to substantial commissions.Example
Astrophysicist / Theoretical Physicist: Leading scientists in these fields can earn substantial salaries and research grants due to the advanced nature of their work.
Air Traffic Controller: Managing air traffic and ensuring the safety of aircraft require specialized training and can lead to well-compensated positions.
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See you next week my odd pen pal.