TOP 9 Best Paying Jobs in the World

9. Air Traffic Controller

air traffic control
air traffic control

The average salary for an FAA-qualified air traffic controller is $138,871. However, it varies by location. Naturally, larger airports with more incoming and outgoing flights require more attention, which increases the average salary. Those just entering the field can expect a salary of about $51,000, which can rise to nearly $200,000. It’s a high-stress job and hundreds of thousands of lives are in the hands of these people every day. Of all the professionals on this list, more lives depend on a quality air traffic controller than on anyone else.

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