So while flight attendants make an average of $56,650 nationwide, they make even more at Southwest, named one of the best places to work in the country. They average $66,000 with $11,000 more of profit-sharing plus free unlimited travel for themselves, spouses, domestic partners, and dependents.
So while the average electrician salary is $56,180, if you start your own business, the potential to earn a six-figure salary of $150,00 to $200,000 in this in-demand field is becoming more and more common.
If you’ve tried to get a plumber out to your house recently, you know how in-demand they are. There is a shockingly high shortage of plumbers in America right now. In the next eight years, 21,000 new plumbers are needed to meet the demand.
It might surprise you that being an automotive technician is one of the jobs that pay well in the U.S. In places like Alaska, New Jersey, and Washington D.C., auto mechanics make an above-average salary. For example, if you live in the D.C. area and love tinkering with cars, you could be making $63,290 a year.
According to US Insurance Agents, the average life insurance agent’s salary is $79,730 a year. Insurance agent salaries are often a combination of base pay, commission, and bonuses, making it a lucrative option for those who excel in a sales role.