Top Paying Jobs in the USA

The U.S. Department of Labor lists its top paying jobs according to average yearly wage, and a glance down the list shows that health care is the dominating industry.

America's Career Info Net accounts for high hourly wages in its similar high-paying job list, and other listings rate their rankings according to the top-earning income of professionals in the field. No matter how they account for their stats, most lists show similarities and their careers have certain things in common: years of schooling, long hours, and a career progression to advance to the top in order to make the most cash.

Top paying jobs and average yearly wage, U.S. Department of Labor:

  1. Surgeon: $181,850
  2. Anesthesiologist: $174,610
  3. OB/GYN: $174,610
  4. Oral and maxillofacial surgeon: $169,600
  5. Internist: $156,790
  6. Prosthodontist: $156,710
  7. Orthodontist: $153,240
  8. Psychiatrist: $151,380
  9. Chief Executive Officer: $140,880
  10. Engineering Manager: $140,210
  11. Pediatrician: $140,000
  12. Family or general practitioner: $137,980
  13. Physician/surgeon, all other: $137,100
  14. Airline Pilot: $134,090
  15. Dentist: $132,660
  16. Podiatrist: $111,130
  17. Lawyer: $110,590
  18. Dentist, any other specialist: $106,040
  19. Air Traffic Controller: $100,430
  20. Computer and Information Systems Manager: $100,110
  21. Marketing Manager: $100,020
  22. Natural Sciences Manager: $97,560
  23. Sales Manager: $96,950
  24. Astronomer: $96,780

See: http://www.bls.gov/oco/

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