Are you Earning Top Dollar?

Top-dollar salaries are often associated with corner offices, operating rooms, and trading floors. As it turns out, those aren’t the only arenas in which professionals can bring in six figure salaries–some of those whose offices are elevator shafts, roulette tables, and the open seas rake in serious earnings that many might find surprising. Running a tight ship–literally–can also translate to a nice paycheck. Captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels who “command or supervise operations of ships and water vessels, such as tugboats and ferry boats” earn a healthy mean salary of $75,580, with the top earners bringing in as much as $122,590. The top-earning state for these seafarers is Georgia.