It's an obvious fact that certain professions are simply more lucrative than others. Now while people choose careers for lots of different personal reasons, if you are looking for a new line of work, it couldn't hurt to consider one of these professions that can pay $100 per hour!
Geez....and I choose my career because I'm an idealistic optimist who just wanted to help people. : )
Jobs That Pay $100 (or More) Per Hour
by Cindy Perman
Courtesy of CNBC.com/Yahoo.com
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Jobs that pay $100 an hour or more aren't easy to come by.
There are two basic types of these high-paying jobs: Those where you get that rate full time, bringing your annual salary to more than $200,000 a year, and those where you only work part time — say five to 20 hours a week. So, you make $100 an hour but your annual salary doesn't make you a high roller.
"Being able to get $100 an hour is rare," said Al Lee, the director of quantitative analysis at PayScale.com . The median hourly wage in the U.S. is $16 an hour, he points out, so earning $100 an hour would be more than six times what the average worker makes.
Lee says the three easiest ways to get a $100 an hour job are: 1) Become a doctor, 2) Become a CEO of a large company (500 employees or more) or 3) Manage other people's money (stock broker, portfolio manager, etc.).
So, most of the time, you're going to need higher education like a medical degree, law degree or at least an MBA. Though, as you'll see, there are a few exceptions on the list for those with special talents in the arts. It's also important to note with most of the jobs, you're not going to earn $100 an hour out of the gate — you'll need to stay in the business for a few years.
Can you guess what is on the list? Here is a teaser...
1) Underwater Welder
3) Commercial Pilot