Some fun, high-paying jobs include becoming an astronaut, winemaker, chocolatier and magician. All of these jobs pay over $75,000 a year, as of 2014, and these positions offer job satisfaction.Continue Reading
The pay scale of an astronaut is based on experience and achievement. For instance, the federal government has a pay classification for civilian astronauts: GS-12 and GS-13. The starting pay for a GS-12 astronaut is $65,140, and a GS-13 makes $100,701 a year, as of 2014. Applicants must be in peak physical condition to apply.
A winemaker can earn up to $93,000 a year, as of 2014. However, one does not have to become a winemaker to get into the business. There are winemakers who hire people to manage production and run other aspects of the business. Some qualifications for this position include knowledge in oenology, which is the study of winemaking, and experience in the field.
A chocolatier is someone who produces and sells chocolate for a living. The position pays an annual salary of anywhere from $90,000 to $100,00 for people who are more experienced, as of 2014. Those who get into the marketing or development aspect of the field can make over $100,000 a year, as of 2014.
A magician can earn $400 to $3,000 for each job, and the median salary for someone in this career path is $49,000, as of 2014. The amount of pay depends on such factors as location and type of performance.Learn more about Salaries
The Bankrate and Payscale websites list jobs such as electrical technician, radiological technician, dental hygienist and funeral service manager as high-paying jobs for people with associate degrees. These positions all have different requirements and offer varying salaries.Full Answer >
The average pay scale for homeland security jobs is between $25,443 and $56,846 a year, depending on the type of job. Federal special agents have the highest average pay for homeland security jobs.Full Answer >
The federal Office of Personnel Management's General Schedule classifies white-collar federal jobs into 15 pay grades from GS-1, the lowest, to GS-15, the highest. Grades depends on a position's difficulty, responsibility level and required qualifications.Full Answer >
The United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics' May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates includes annual mean wages for select jobs in each state. As of 2014, for example, the annual mean wage was $32,970 for bailiffs in Missouri, and $44,590 for bailiffs in Maryland.Full Answer >