By the Numbers: Facebook interns and 9 other jobs with surprising salaries

The lowly intern is bringing home big bucks working at Facebook. That's right…at Facebook interns make over $67,000 per year. This is pretty good considering the average American salary is about $45,000.

Here are 9 more salaries that may surprise you:

1)  Rhode Island boat captains make more than $123,000 annually.

2)  Air-traffic controllers pull down as much as $140,000 per year.

3)  Flight attendant salaries are also sky-high, with the top 10 percent making $102,000 per year.

4)  Sanitation workers haul in an average of $60,000 per year.

5)  Submarine cooks in Australia make $187,000 per year, and by submarine cooks we mean those who cook aboard a vessel.

6)  The top 10 percent of college-level home economics teachers can earn $110,000 with California is the best-paying state.  

7)  The salary of a sommelier or wine steward is up to $160,000.

8)  Broadcast news analysts pull in $160,000.

9)  Flavorists, who re-create natural flavors, scare up an average of $100,000 per year. 

That's a look at some surprising salaries... by the numbers.  


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