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1.
Money amount with six digits. Anywhere from 100k to 999K.
Look at that frugal foo. He makes six figures but he shops at 99 cents store.
by Naod A November 30, 2007
 
2.
(of a numerical amount, chiefly annual income) Counted in the hundreds of thousands; 100,000 to 999,999.
Look at that guy with a bugatti veyron, he must have atleast six-figure salary.
by foxm120 August 18, 2011
 
3.
salary for the year: 100k
Six figures is how much some doctors or nurses make.
by buffalocowdog November 16, 2007