14. Certified Ethical Hacker: Around $90,000 Per Year
Hackers aren’t always the shady figures that conquer your aunt’s computer with a Trojan horse. If you’ve seen the political thriller House of Cards, you know some hackers – better known as “ethical” or “white hat” hackers – are utilized by the forces of good.
These ethical hackers, many of whom work in the security industry, break into protected systems and networks to test their security and identify vulnerabilities before malicious hackers do. These hackers are essential in improving security and therefore often make pretty decent money. If you have a knack for computers, this could be a way to use your talents to fight the forces of modern evil.