How Much Money Is Six Figures?

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The Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English defines the term "six-figure" as a number of 100,000 or more, not surpassing six total digits. If a person earns a six-figure salary, then he could earn between $100,000 to $999,999 a year.

Forbes generated a list of atypical jobs in which the top 10 percent of workers earn a six-figure salary. These six-figure salary jobs include human resource managers, technical writers, detectives, criminal investigators, animal scientists, broadcast news analysts, art directors, astronomers, film editors, video editors, gaming managers, transportation inspectors, elevator installers, elevator repairers, authors, home economics teachers and purchasing agents for farm products.