HUFFINGTON POST
08/21/2012 01:52 pm ET

High-Paying Jobs That Will Surprise You

LearnVest:

It's time for a raise.

How about a new job?

How about a job that pays a lot more than you'd expect?

We headed to our favorite salary-searching websites (like Glassdoor.com) in search of unusual jobs with fat paychecks. Yep, they exist. And there are many more than you may think.

We found high-stress positions, like those of air-traffic controllers (they can make as much as $140,000 per year!), and jobs abroad, like submarine cook jobs (submarine cooks in Australia make $187,000 per year!). And we found jobs that you can do from your very own home.

Before we give away any spoilers on these surprising jobs, click into the slideshow to check 'em out on your own.

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BEFORE YOU GO
7 Surprising High-Paying Jobs
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7 Surprising High-Paying Jobs

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