A six-figure salary is an annual income that contains six numbers or figures. Thus, it is an annual income that amounts to $100,000 or more.
There are several job categories that contain positions that pay in this salary range, such as senior management positions and top executive positions. Some professors of medicine or law also get paid six-figure salaries.
A college degree is not necessary to earn an income this high. Air traffic controllers can earn six-figure salaries. To become an air traffic controller, one must first take specialized courses, take a number of tests and then pass all pre-employment screenings.