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$100+ Per Hour Jobs

Jobs that pay $100 an hour or more aren’t easy to come by.

There are two basic types of these high-paying jobs: Those where you get that rate full time, bringing your annual salary to more than $200,000 a year, and those where you only work part time — say five to 20 hours a week. So, you make $100 an hour but your annual salary doesn’t make you a high roller.

“Being able to get $100 an hour is rare,” said Al Lee, the director of quantitative analysis at PayScale.com. The median hourly wage in the U.S. is $16 an hour, he points out, so earning $100 an hour would be more than six times what the average worker makes.

Lee says the three easiest ways to get a $100 an hour job are: 1) Become a doctor, 2) Become a CEO of a large company (500 employees or more) or 3) Manage other people’s money (stock broker, portfolio manager, etc.).

So, most of the time, you’re going to need higher education like a medical degree, law degree or at least an MBA. Though, as you’ll see, there are a few exceptions on the list for those with special talents in the arts. It’s also important to note with most of the jobs, you’re not going to earn $100 an hour out of the gate — you’ll need to stay in the business for a few years.

Click ahead to read about a dozen Jobs That Pay $100 or More an Hour.

By Cindy Perman
Posted 8 Dec 2010

Sources: PayScale, Monster.com, Simply Hired, Odd Job Nation, U.S. Labor Department, industry organizations