Thursday, June 11, 2009

20 Highest Paying Jobs


What are the highest paying jobs? According to this CNBC slideshow, the medical industry dominates. Here's a snippet from CNBC: "Looking for a bigger paycheck? If you’re not in the medical industry, you’re pretty much out of luck. Medical jobs, ranging from dentists to surgeons, dominate the list of the 20 highest paying jobs, but there are some others sprinkled in."

Here are some of the non-medical (and medical) careers that are among the top 20 highest paying jobs. Keep in mind that this salary data is provided by the BLS (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics) and the physician salary data may seem much lower than the numbers you're used to seeing from other sources.

20. Petroleum Engineers
Average annual salary: $119,140

19. Airline Pilots, Copilots & Flight Engineers
Average annual salary: $119,750

18. Engineering Managers
Average annual salary: $120,580

17. Natural Sciences Managers
Average annual salary: $123,140

16. Lawyers
Average annual salary: $124,750

15. Podiatrists
Average annual salary: $125,760

14. Dentists, Specialists
Average annual salary: $142,070

13. Pediatricians, General
Average annual salary: $153,370

12. Psychiatrists
Average annual salary: $154,050

11. Dentists, General
Average annual salary: $154,270

10. Chief Executives
Average annual salary: $160,440

9. Family and general practitioners
Average annual salary: $161,490

8. Physicians & Surgeons, All Other
Average annual salary: $165,000

7. Prosthodontists
Average annual salary: $169,810

6. Internists, General
Average annual salary: $176,740

5. Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
Average annual salary: $190,420

4. Obstetricians & Gynecologists
Average annual salary: $192,780

3. Orthodontists
Average annual salary: $194,930

2. Anesthesiologists
Average annual salary: $197,570

1. Surgeons
Average annual salary: $206,770

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