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six-figure jobs

Elevator Installers and Repairers
Top 10% make over $106,450  
Mean annual income: $74,140 
Total employed: 19,700 
Top-paying state: Massachusetts

America's Most Surprising Six-Figure Jobs

Forbes combed through data gathered annually by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to find the most surprising six-figure jobs. The BLS culls its information from surveys it mails to businesses, and it releases its Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates Data each year. To make the cut for our list, the top-earning 10% of employees in the profession had to rake in more than $100,000 in 2012. Here are America's most surprising six-figure jobs.

By Jacquelyn Smith, Forbes