Highest paying jobs in America

Highest paying fields are – Medicine, Management

1. Anesthesiologists

Mean annual pay: $246,320

Number of people who hold this job in the US: 30,060

Projected growth (2012 – 2022): 18%

2. Surgeons

Mean annual pay: $240,440

Number of people who hold this job in the US: 41,070

Projected growth (2012 – 2022): 18%

3. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

3. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

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Mean annual pay: $219,600

Number of people who hold this job in the US: 5,120

Projected growth (2012 – 2022): 16%

4. Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Mean annual pay: $214,750

Number of people who hold this job in the US: 21,740

Projected growth (2012 – 2022): 18%

5. Orthodontists

5. Orthodontists

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Mean annual pay: $201,030

Number of people who hold this job in the US: 6,190

Projected growth (2012 – 2022): 16%

6. General Internists

6. General Internists

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Mean annual pay: $190,530

Number of people who hold this job in the US: 48,390

Projected growth (2012 – 2022): 18%

7. Physicians and Surgeons (all other)

Mean annual pay: $189,760

Number of people who hold this job in the US: 311,320

Projected growth (2012 – 2022): 18%

8. Family and General Practitioners

8. Family and General Practitioners

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Mean annual pay: $186,320

Number of people who hold this job in the US: 124,810

Projected growth (2012 – 2022): 18%

9. Psychiatrists

Mean annual pay: $182,700

Number of people who hold this job in the US: 25,080

Projected growth (2012 – 2022): 18%

10. Chief Executives

Mean annual pay*: $180,700

Number of people who hold this job in the US: 248,760

Projected growth (2012 – 2022): 11%

*The top-earning CEOs in the US earn tens of millions of dollars. Satya Nadella of Microsoft, for instance, raked in $84.3 million in 2014.

Podiatrists $131,730
15. Lawyers $129,020
16. Natural Sciences Managers $127,000
17. Prosthodontists $125,400
18. Engineering Managers $122,810
19. Computer & Information Systems Managers $120,640
20. Marketing Managers $120,070
21. Petroleum Engineers $119,960
22. Airline Pilots, Copilots & Flight Engineers $117,060
23. Financial Managers, Branch or Department $113,730
24. Treasurers & Controllers $113,730
25. Sales Managers $111,570
26. Physicists $111,250
27. General & Operations Managers $110,550
28. College Professors – Law $109,150
29. Air Traffic Controllers $106,990
30. Optometrists $106,960
31. Pharmacists $106,630
32. Human Resources Managers, Other $105,510
33. Human Resources Managers $105,510
34. Computer & Information Scientists – Research $105,370
35. Judges, Magistrate Judges & Magistrates $103,990
36. College Instructors – Medicine & Health Specialties $103,340
37. Astronomers $102,740
38. Industrial-Organizational Psychologists $102,570
39. Public Relations Managers $101,850
40. Computer Hardware Engineers $101,410
41. Political Scientists $101,050
42. Nuclear Engineers $100,350
43. Managers, Other $99,100
44. Advertising & Promotions Managers $97,670
45. Actuaries $97,450
46. Purchasing Managers $96,910
47. Computer Software Engineers – Systems Software $96,620
48. Economists $96,320
49. Aerospace Engineers $96,270
50. Education Administrators – College $95,340
51. Compensation & Benefits Managers $95,230
52. Physical Scientists, Other $94,880
53. Training & Development Managers $94,360
54. Personal Financial Advisors $94,180
55. Mathematicians $93,920
56. Industrial Production Managers $93,650
57. Construction Managers $93,290
58. College Professors – Engineering $92,970
59. Geologists & Geoscientists $92,710
60. Chemical Engineers $91,670
61. Electronics Engineers $91,540
62. Art Directors $91,520
63. Sales Agents – Securities & Commodities $91,390
64. Sales Agents – Financial Services $91,390
65. Medical & Health Services Managers $90,970
66. Engineers, Other $90,600
67. Sales Engineers $90,540
68. Computer Software Engineers – Applications $90,170
69. Veterinarians $90,110
70. College Professors – Economics $89,320
71. Biochemists & Biophysicists $88,550
72. Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators & Hearing Officers $87,620
73. Agents & Business Managers of Artists, Performers & Athletes $87,430
74. Education Administrators – Elementary & High School $87,390
75. College Professors – Biological Science $87,220
76. Program Directors $86,870
77. Technical Directors & Production Managers $86,870
78. Directors – Stage, Film, Television & Radio $86,870
79. Talent Directors $86,870
80. Producers $86,870
81. Electrical Engineers $86,250
82. Materials Engineers $85,660
83. Storage & Distribution Managers $85,470
84. Transportation Managers $85,470
85. Financial Analysts $85,240
86. Atmospheric & Space Scientists $85,160
87. Physician Assistants $84,830
88. Medical Scientists $84,760
89. Management Analysts $84,650
90. Psychologists, Other $84,220
91. College Professors – Business $83,840
92. College Professors – Physics $83,320
93. College Professors – Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, & Space Science $83,320
94. Biomedical Engineers $82,550
95. Materials Scientists $82,350
96. Mining & Geological Engineers $82,080
97. Administrative Services Managers $81,530
98. Sales Representatives – Technical & Scientific Products $81,370
99. Civil Engineers $81,180
100. Athletes & Sports Competitors $80,950
101. College Professors – Agricultural Sciences $80,790
102. Environmental Engineers $80,750
103. Mechanical Engineers $80,580
104. Computer Systems Analysts $80,430
105. Chiropractors $80,390
106. Education Administrators, Other $80,140
107. Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers $79,610
108. Marine Architects $79,240
109. Marine Engineers $79,240
110. Financial Examiners $79,070
111. Architects $78,880
112. Managers/Supervisors of Police & Detectives $78,580
113. Real Estate Brokers $78,360
114. Computer Specialists, Other $78,010
115. Network Designers $78,010
116. Web Administrators $78,010
117. Computer Systems Engineers/Architects $78,010
118. Web Developers $78,010
119. Software Quality Assurance Engineers & Testers $78,010
120. College Professors – Architecture $77,830
121. Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners, Other $77,630
122. College Professors – Chemistry $77,350
123. Radiation Therapists $77,340
124. Industrial Engineers $77,090
125. College Professors – Other Social Sciences $77,040
126. College Professors – Political Science $76,990
127. Hydrologists $76,760
128. Network Systems & Data Communications Analysts $76,560
129. Physical Therapists $76,220
130. Sociologists $76,190
131. College Professors – Computer Science $75,860
132. Industrial Safety & Health Engineers $75,810
133. Product Safety Engineers $75,810
134. Fire-Prevention & Protection Engineers $75,810
135. College Professors – Anthropology & Archeology $75,530
136. Operations Research Analysts $75,370
137. Statisticians $75,220
138. College Professors – Area, Ethnic & Cultural Studies $75,130
139. Computer Programmers $74,690
140. Agricultural Engineers $74,640
141. Fashion Designers $74,410
142. College Instructors – Other $74,330
143. Database Administrators $74,290
144. Nuclear Power Reactor Operators $74,180
145. Gaming Managers $74,030
146. College Professors – Environmental Science $73,700
147. Social Scientists, Other $73,450
148. Commercial Pilots $73,060
149. Chemists $72,740
150. Life Scientists, Other $72,590
151. Counseling Psychologists $72,310
152. Clinical Psychologists $72,310
153. School Psychologists $72,310
154. College Professors – Forestry & Conservation Science $72,290
155. College Professors – Psychology $72,140
156. Microbiologists $71,980
157. College Professors – Sociology $71,970
158. Managers/Supervisors of Forest Fire Fighters $71,680
159. Managers/Supervisors of Municipal Fire Fighters $71,680
160. Geographers $71,420
161. Computer Security Specialists $70,930
162. Network & Computer Systems Administrators $70,930
163. Pilots – Ship $70,740
164. Mates – Ship, Boat & Barge $70,740
165. Ship & Boat Captains $70,740
166. Occupational Therapists $70,680
167. College Professors – Mathematical Science $70,550
168. Logisticians $70,400
169. College Professors – Geography $69,840
170. Biologists $69,430
171. Biological Scientists, Other $69,430
172. Ship Engineers $69,420
173. College Professors – History $69,280
174. Budget Analysts $69,240
175. Nuclear Medicine Technologists $68,450
176. Speech-Language Pathologists $68,350
177. College Professors – Art, Drama & Music Teachers $68,230
178. College Instructors – Home Economics $68,210
179. Broadcast News Analysts $67,990
180. Elevator Installers & Repairers $67,950
181. Dental Hygienists $67,860
182. College Professors – Philosophy & Religion $67,610
183. Market Research Analysts $67,500
184. Accountants $67,430
185. Auditors $67,430
186. College Instructors – Social Work $67,410
187. Environmental Scientists & Specialists $67,360
188. Credit Analysts $67,230
189. Power Distributors & Dispatchers $66,910
190. Audiologists $66,850
191. Nuclear Monitoring Technicians $66,700
192. Nuclear Equipment Operation Technicians $66,700
193. Orthotists & Prosthetists $66,600
194. Registered Nurses $66,530
195. Business Operations Specialists, Other $65,960
196. Landscape Architects $65,910
197. Police Identification & Records Officers $65,860
198. Immigration & Customs Inspectors $65,860
199. Police Detectives $65,860
200. Criminal Investigators & Special Agents $65,860
201. College Professors – English Language & Literature $65,860
202. Technical Writers $65,610
203. College Instructors – Nursing $65,240
204. College Professors – Communications $65,190
205. Soil & Plant Scientists $65,180
206. Epidemiologists $64,950
207. Financial Specialists, Other $64,810
208. Nursery & Greenhouse Managers $64,760
209. Aquacultural Managers $64,760
210. Crop & Livestock Managers $64,760
211. Urban & Regional Planners $64,680
212. Creative Writers – Authors, Poets & Lyricists $64,560
213. Copy Writers $64,560
214. Animal Scientists $64,510
215. Food Scientists & Technologists $64,370
216. College Instructors – Library Science $64,270
217. Occupational Health & Safety Specialists $64,200
218. Film & Video Editors $63,680
219. Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $63,640
220. Insurance Underwriters $63,330
221. College Professors – Foreign Language & Literature $63,300
222. Arbitrators, Mediators & Conciliators $63,250
223. Loan Officers & Mortgage Brokers $63,210
224. Multi-Media Artists & Animators $62,810
225. College Instructors – Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement $62,750
226. Purchasing Agents & Buyers – Farm Products $62,450
227. College Instructors – Education $62,160
228. Mathematical Science Occupations, Other $61,850
229. Managers/Supervisors of Construction & Extraction Workers $61,730
230. Electrical Repairers – Powerhouse, Substation & Relay $61,700
231. Sales Representatives – Wholesale & Manufacturing $61,400
232. Commercial & Industrial Designers $61,400
233. Insurance Sales Agents $61,330
234. Instructional Coordinators $61,270
235. Social & Community Service Managers $61,240
236. Cost Estimators $61,190
237. Range Managers $61,180
238. Soil & Water Conservationists $61,180
239. Park Naturalists $61,180
240. Freight & Cargo Inspectors $61,110
241. Transportation Vehicle, Equipment & Systems Inspectors $61,110
242. Aviation Inspectors $61,110
243. Zoologists & Wildlife Biologists $60,670
244. Managers of Mechanics, Installers & Repairers $60,630
245. College Instructors – Recreation & Fitness Studies $60,580
246. Funeral Directors $60,390
247. Power Plant Operators $60,270
248. Media & Communication Equipment Workers, Other $59,880
249. Aerospace Engineering & Operations Technicians $59,820
250. Managers/Supervisors of Correctional Officers $59,810
251. Postmasters & Mail Superintendents $59,600
252. Rotary Drill Operators – Oil & Gas $59,560
253. Public Relations Specialists $59,370
254. Cartographers & Photogrammetrists $59,340
255. Sales Representatives – Other Services $59,250
256. Human Resource Specialists, Other $59,070
257. Insurance Adjusters – Examiners & Investigators $58,780
258. Claims Examiners – Property & Casualty Insurance $58,780
259. Property, Real Estate & Community Association Managers $58,660
260. Legal Support Workers, Other $58,630
261. Purchasing Agents $58,550
262. Compensation, Benefits & Job Analysis Specialists $58,520
263. Editors $58,440
264. Geophysical Data Technicians $58,400
265. Geological Sample Test Technicians $58,400
266. Engineering Technicians, Other $58,330
267. Commercial Divers $58,060
268. Artists and Related Workers, Other $57,470
269. Surveyors $57,420
270. Archeologists $57,230
271. Anthropologists $57,230
272. Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators & Gaugers $56,990
273. Emergency Management Specialists $56,900
274. Boilermakers $56,680
275. High School Teachers – Special Education $56,420
276. Historians $56,350
277. Fire Inspectors $56,310
278. Fire Investigators $56,310
279. Insurance Appraisers – Auto Damage $56,180
280. Electrical Power-Line Installers & Repairers $55,860
281. Gas Plant Operators $55,860
282. Librarians $55,670
283. Medical & Clinical Laboratory Technologists $55,620
284. Wholesale & Retail Buyers $55,480
285. Electronics Engineering Technicians $55,410
286. Electrical Engineering Technicians $55,410
287. Training & Development Specialists $55,310
288. Foresters $55,220
289. Police Patrol Officers $55,180
290. Sheriffs & Deputy Sheriffs $55,180
291. Managers of Production & Operating Workers $55,150
292. High School Teachers $55,150
293. Equal Opportunity Representatives & Officers $55,100
294. Coroners $55,100
295. Licensing Examiners & Inspectors $55,100
296. Government Property Inspectors & Investigators $55,100
297. Environmental Compliance Inspectors $55,100
298. Forensic Science Technicians $55,070
299. Educational, Vocational & School Counselors $55,030
300. Fish & Game Wardens $54,950
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