Top 5 Unexpectedly Highest-Paid Jobs in America

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It can be tough to find a job at all, never mind finding one that pays you what you deserve—much less what you think you deserve. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in May 2012 that the average job paid $45,790 a year. Additionally, many of the highest-paying jobs meant higher education like medical school or law school, or a slow rise through the ranks to upper management. But never fear, there are jobs out there that offer six-figure opportunities without all that training and experience. You just have to be willing to work hard—and know where to look.
Top 5 Unexpectedly Highest-Paid Jobs in America

2Truck Deliverer

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Being a truck driver has its upside. You can enjoy the open road and see the country, as long as you're willing to transport goods long distances on schedule. An even more lucrative job for commercial drivers is delivering the big rigs themselves. There can be a lot of driving involved, but if you're going to drive a truck somewhere anyway, you might as well get paid as much as $160,000 a year to do it, as CNN Money reports you potentially could. That beats the BLS' $40,360 average for tractor-trailer drivers any day.

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