Prison DentistEarnings: $621,971
Where:Avenal State Prison, CA
Filling inmates’ cavities can pay off. Timothy Malan earned $621,971 in 2009, although more than half of that was from accrued leave he received in one lump when he left the department. If he blows that in one fell swoop, he can always rely on his PENSION, which according to a prison spokesperson, is 42 percent of his highest year’s base salary, or about $140,429 per year for the rest of his life.