TOP PAYING CAREERS IN THE UNITED STATES
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Top Paying Careers For Jobs In The Medical Field

1. Surgeons
2. Anesthesiologists
3. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
4. Orthodontists
5. Obstetricians & Gynecologists
6. Internists
7. Physicians & Surgeons, All Other
8. Family & General Practitioners
9. Psychiatrists
10. Pediatricians
11. Dentist Specialist
12. Dentist General
13. Podiatrists
14. Optometrists
15. Pharmacists

Top Paying Careers For Jobs In The Legal Field

1. Trial Lawyers
2. Chief Legal Officers - head the law departments of corporations.
3. Judges
4. Law School Professors
5. Litigation Support Directors - handle litigation support activities, e-discovery initiatives and technology resources. Usually requires advanced degrees in technology, business or finance.
6. Law Firm Administrators - handle business development, financial management and reporting, technology, human resources, facilities management, marketing and practice management.

Facts that are most likely to help increase the salary of any professional:

  • Work experience
  • Level of education
  • Field of specialization
  • Type of employer or client
  • Work location
  • Size of the employer or private firm

The largest number of the highest paying jobs advertised online and of professional who enjoy the top paying careers are located in:

  • New York City
  • Washington, DC
  • Chicago, IL
  • Atlanta, GA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Boston, MA
  • Houston, TX
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • San Jose, CA
  • Dallas, TX

Here’s a list containing some companies and head hunters that are recruiting the highest paid workers for the top paying careers:

  • Hospital Jobs Online
  • StaffPointe Medical Search
  • CompHealth
  • Deloitte - IT, Business, Finance
  • Enterprise Medical Service
  • LocumTenens.com
  • Trustaff - Healthcare
  • Dandy Project LLC
  • Critical Connection
  • ELITE Healthcare Group
  • Healthcare and Cybercoders
  • Kforce Professional Staffing, Inc.
  • Merritt Hawkins - Healthcare
  • RNTravelWeb.com - Travel Nursing and other Travel Healthcare Professionals

The list below does not include careers in sports and entertainment.

TOP 300 PAYING JOBS - Average Career Salaries

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1 - Surgeons = $220,000

2 - Anesthesiologists = $212,000

3 - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons = $210,000

4 - Orthodontists = $206,000

5 - Obstetricians & Gynecologists = $204,000

6 - Internists (General) = $184,000

7 - Physicians & Surgeons, Other = $174,000

8 - Family & General Practitioners = $168,000

9 - Chief Executives = $167,000

10 - Psychiatrists = $163,000

11 - Pediatricians (General) = $161,000

12 - Nurse Anesthetist = $157,000

13 - Dentists (General and Other Specialties) = $155,000

14 - Podiatrists = $132,000

15 - Lawyers = $129,000

16 - Natural Sciences Managers = $127,000

17 - Prosthodontists = $125,000

18 - Engineering Managers = $122,000

19 - Computer & Information Systems Managers = $120,000

20 - Marketing Managers = $120,000

21 - Petroleum Engineers = $119,000

22 - Airline Pilots, Copilots & Flight Engineers = $117,000

23 - Financial Managers, Branch or Department = $114,000

24 - Treasurers & Controllers = $113,500

25 - Sales Managers = $111,000

26 - Physicists = $111,000

27 - General & Operations Managers = $110,500

28 - College Professors (Law) = $109,100

29 - Air Traffic Controllers = $107,000

30 - Optometrists = $106,900

31 - Pharmacists = $106,600

32 - Human Resources Managers, Other = $105,500

33 - Human Resources Managers = $105,500

34 - Computer & Information Scientists (Research) = $105,000

35 - Judges, Magistrate Judges & Magistrates = $104,000

36 - College Instructors - Medicine & Health Specialties = $103,300

37 - Astronomers = $102,700

38 - Industrial-Organizational Psychologists = $102,500

39 - Public Relations Managers = $101,800

40 - Computer Hardware Engineers = $101,400

41 - Political Scientists = $101,000

42 - Nuclear Engineers = $100,300

43 - Managers, Other = $99,000

44 - Advertising & Promotions Managers = $97,600

45 - Actuaries = $97,400

46 - Purchasing Managers = $96,900

47 - Computer Software Engineers (Systems Software) = $96,600

48 - Economists = $96,300

49 - Aerospace Engineers = $96,200

50 - Education Administrators (College) = $95,300

51 - Compensation & Benefits Managers = $95,200

52 - Physical Scientists, Other = $94,800

53 - Training & Development Managers = $94,300

54 - Personal Financial Advisors = $94,100

55 - Mathematicians = $93,900

56 - Industrial Production Managers = $93,600

57 - Construction Managers = $93,200

58 - College Professors (Engineering) = $93,000

59 - Geologists & Geoscientists = $92,700

60 - Chemical Engineers = $91,600

61 - Electronics Engineers = $91,500

62 - Art Directors = $91,500

63 - Sales Agents (Financial Services) = $91,400

64 - Sales Agents (Securities & Commodities) = $91,300

65 - Medical & Health Services Managers = $91,000

66 - Engineers, Other = $90,600

67 - Sales Engineers = $90,500

68 - Computer Software Engineers (Applications) = $90,100

69 - Veterinarians = $90,000

70 - College Professors (Economics) = $89,300

71 - Biochemists & Biophysicists = $88,500

72 - Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators & Hearing Officers = $87,600

73 - Agents & Business Managers of Artists, Performers & Athletes = $87,400

74 - Education Administrators (Elementary & High School) = $87,300

75 - College Professors (Biological Science) = $87,200

76 - Talent Directors = $86,800

77 - Producers = $86,700

78 - Program Directors = $86,500

79 - Technical Directors & Production Managers = $86,000

80 - Directors (Stage, Film, Television & Radio) = $86,000

81 - Electrical Engineers = $86,000

82 - Materials Engineers = $85,600

83 - Transportation Managers = $85,400

84 - Storage & Distribution Managers = $85,400

85 - Financial Analysts = $85,200

86 - Atmospheric & Space Scientists = $85,100

87 - Physician Assistants = $84,800

88 - Medical Scientists = $84,700

89 - Management Analysts = $84,600

90 - Psychologists, Other = $84,200

91 - College Professors (Business) = $83,800

92 - College Professors (Physics) = $83,320

93 - College Professors (Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, & Space Science) = $83,300

94 - Biomedical Engineers = $82,500

95 - Materials Scientists = $82,300

96 - Mining & Geological Engineers = $82,000

97 - Administrative Services Managers = $81,500

98 - Sales Representatives (Technical & Scientific Products) = $81,300

99 - Civil Engineers = $81,100

100 - Athletes & Sports Competitors = $80,900

101 - College Professors (Agricultural Sciences) = $80,700

102 - Environmental Engineers = $80,700

103 - Mechanical Engineers = $80,500

104 - Computer Systems Analysts = $80,400

105 - Chiropractors = $80,300

106 - Education Administrators, Other = $80,150

107 - Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers = $79,600

108 - Marine Engineers = $79,200

109 - Marine Architects = $79,000

110 - Financial Examiners = $79,000

111 - Architects = $78,800

112 - Managers/Supervisors of Police & Detectives = $78,500

113 - Real Estate Brokers = $78,300

114 - Web Developers = $78,000

115 - Software Quality Assurance Engineers & Testers = $78,000

116 - Computer Specialists, Other = $78,000

117 - Network Designers = $78,000

118 - Web Administrators = $78,000

119 - Computer Systems Engineers/Architects = $78,000

120 - College Professors (Architecture) = $77,800

121 - Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners, Other = $77,600

122 - College Professors (Chemistry) = $77,300

123 - Radiation Therapists = $77,300

124 - Industrial Engineers = $77,000

125 - College Professors (Other Social Sciences) = $77,000

126 - College Professors (Political Science) = $76,900

127 - Hydrologists = $76,700

128 - Network Systems & Data Communications Analysts = $76,500

129 - Physical Therapists = $76,200

130 - Sociologists = $76,100

131 - College Professors (Computer Science) = $75,800

132 - Fire-Prevention & Protection Engineers = $75,800

133 - Industrial Safety & Health Engineers = $75,800

134 - Product Safety Engineers = $75,800

135 - College Professors (Anthropology & Archeology) = $75,500

136 - Operations Research Analysts = $75,300

137 - Statisticians = $75,200

138 - College Professors (Area, Ethnic & Cultural Studies) = $75,100

139 - Computer Programmers = $74,600

140 - Agricultural Engineers = $74,600

141 - Fashion Designers = $74,400

142 - College Instructors (Other) = $74,300

143 - Database Administrators = $74,200

144 - Nuclear Power Reactor Operators = $74,100

145 - Gaming Managers = $74,000

146 - College Professors (Environmental Science) = $73,700

147 - Social Scientists, Other = $73,400

148 - Commercial Pilots = $73,000

149 - Chemists = $72,700

150 - Life Scientists, Other = $72,500

151 - School Psychologists = $72,300

152 - Counseling Psychologists = $72,300

153 - Clinical Psychologists = $72,300

154 - College Professors (Forestry & Conservation Science) = $72,200

155 - College Professors (Psychology) = $72,100

156 - Microbiologists = $71,900

157 - College Professors (Sociology) = $71,800

158 - Managers/Supervisors of Municipal Fire Fighters = $71,600

159 - Managers/Supervisors of Forest Fire Fighters = $71,500

160 - Geographers = $71,400

161 - Network & Computer Systems Administrators = $70,900

162 - Computer Security Specialists = $70,800

163 - Pilots (Ship) = $70,700

164 - Mates (Ship, Boat & Barge) = $70,700

165 - Ship & Boat Captains = $70,700

166 - Occupational Therapists = $70,600

167 - College Professors (Mathematical Science) = $70,500

168 - Logisticians = $70,400

169 - College Professors (Geography) = $69,800

170 - Biological Scientists, Other = $69,400

171 - Biologists = $69,400

172 - Ship Engineers = $69,400

173 - College Professors (History) = $69,200

174 - Budget Analysts = $69,200

175 - Nuclear Medicine Technologists = $68,400

176 - Speech-Language Pathologists = $68,300

177 - College Professors (Art, Drama & Music Teachers) = $68,200

178 - College Instructors (Home Economics) = $68,200

179 - Broadcast News Analysts = $67,900

180 - Elevator Installers & Repairers = $67,900

181 - Dental Hygienists = $67,800

182 - College Professors (Philosophy & Religion) = $67,600

183 - Market Research Analysts = $67,500

184 - Auditors = $67,400

185 - Accountants = $67,400

186 - College Instructors (Social Work) = $67,400

187 - Environmental Scientists & Specialists = $67,300

188 - Credit Analysts = $67,200

189 - Power Distributors & Dispatchers = $66,900

190 - Audiologists = $66,800

191 - Nuclear Monitoring Technicians = $66,700

192 - Nuclear Equipment Operation Technicians = $66,500

193 - Orthotists & Prosthetists = $66,000

194 - Registered Nurses = $66,000

195 - Business Operations Specialists, Other = $65,900

196 - Landscape Architects = $65,900

197 - Criminal Investigators & Special Agents = $65,800

198 - College Professors (English Language & Literature) = $65,800

199 - Police Identification & Records Officers = $65,800

200 - Immigration & Customs Inspectors = $65,800

201 - Police Detectives = $65,800

202 - Technical Writers = $65,600

203 - College Instructors (Nursing) = $65,200

204 - College Professors (Communications) = $65,100

205 - Soil & Plant Scientists = $65,100

206 - Epidemiologists = $64,900

207 - Financial Specialists, Other = $64,800

208 - Crop & Livestock Managers = $64,700

209 - Nursery & Greenhouse Managers = $64,700

210 - Aquacultural Managers = $64,700

211 - Urban & Regional Planners = $64,600

212 - Copy Writers = $64,500

213 - Creative Writers - Authors, Poets & Lyricists = $64,500

214 - Animal Scientists = $64,500

215 - Food Scientists & Technologists = $64,300

216 - College Instructors (Library Science) = $64,200

217 - Occupational Health & Safety Specialists = $64,100

218 - Film & Video Editors = $63,600

219 - Diagnostic Medical Sonographers = $63,600

220 - Insurance Underwriters = $63,300

221 - College Professors (Foreign Language & Literature) = $63,300

222 - Arbitrators, Mediators & Conciliators = $63,200

223 - Loan Officers & Mortgage Brokers = $63,200

224 - Multi-Media Artists & Animators = $62,800

225 - College Instructors (Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement) = $62,700

226 - Purchasing Agents & Buyers (Farm Products) = $62,400

227 - College Instructors (Education) = $62,100

228 - Mathematical Science Occupations, Other = $61,800

229 - Managers/Supervisors of Construction & Extraction Workers = $61,700

230 - Electrical Repairers (Powerhouse, Substation & Relay) = $61,700

231 - Commercial & Industrial Designers = $61,500

232 - Sales Representatives (Wholesale & Manufacturing) = $61,400

233 - Insurance Sales Agents = $61,300

234 - Instructional Coordinators = $61,200

235 - Social & Community Service Managers = $61,200

236 - Cost Estimators = $61,500

237 - Park Naturalists = $61,300

238 - Range Managers = $61,200

239 - Soil & Water Conservationists = $61,100

240 - Freight & Cargo Inspectors = $61,100

241 - Transportation Vehicle, Equipment & Systems Inspectors = $61,100

242 - Aviation Inspectors = $61,100

243 - Zoologists & Wildlife Biologists = $60,700

244 - Managers of Mechanics, Installers & Repairers = $60,600

245 - College Instructors - Recreation & Fitness Studies = $60,500

246 - Funeral Directors = $60,300

247 - Power Plant Operators = $60,200

248 - Media & Communication Equipment Workers, Other = $59,800

249 - Aerospace Engineering & Operations Technicians = $59,800

250 - Managers/Supervisors of Correctional Officers = $59,700

251 - Postmasters & Mail Superintendents = $59,600

252 - Rotary Drill Operators (Oil & Gas) = $59,500

253 - Public Relations Specialists = $59,300

254 - Cartographers & Photogrammetrists = $59,300

255 - Sales Representatives (Other Services) = $59,200

256 - Human Resource Specialists, Other = $59,000

257 - Claims Examiners (Property & Casualty Insurance) = $58,800

258 - Insurance Adjusters (Examiners & Investigators) = $58,700

259 - Property, Real Estate & Community Association Managers = $58,600

260 - Legal Support Workers, Other = $58,600

261 - Purchasing Agents = $58,500

262 - Compensation, Benefits & Job Analysis Specialists = $58,400

263 - Editors = $58,300

264 - Geological Sample Test Technicians = $58,300

265 - Geophysical Data Technicians = $58,200

266 - Engineering Technicians, Other = $58,200

267 - Commercial Divers = $58,000

268 - Artists and Related Workers, Other = $57,400

269 - Surveyors = $57,300

270 - Archeologists = $57,200

271 - Anthropologists = $57,200

272 - Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators & Gaugers = $56,900

273 - Emergency Management Specialists = $56,800

274 - Boilermakers = $56,600

275 - High School Teachers (Special Education) = $56,400

276 - Historians = $56,300

277 - Fire Investigators = $56,300

278 - Fire Inspectors = $56,300

279 - Insurance Appraisers (Auto Damage) = $56,100

280 - Electrical Power-Line Installers & Repairers = $55,800

281 - Gas Plant Operators = $55,800

282 - Librarians = $55,600

283 - Medical & Clinical Laboratory Technologists = $55,600

284 - Wholesale & Retail Buyers = $55,400

285 - Electrical Engineering Technicians = $55,400

286 - Electronics Engineering Technicians = $55,400

287 - Training & Development Specialists = $55,300

288 - Foresters = $55,200

289 - Sheriffs & Deputy Sheriffs = $55,200

290 - Police Patrol Officers = $55,100

291 - High School Teachers = $55,100

292 - Managers of Production & Operating Workers = $55,000

293 - Government Property Inspectors & Investigators = $55,000

294 - Environmental Compliance Inspectors = $55,000

295 - Equal Opportunity Representatives & Officers = $55,000

296 - Coroners = $55,000

297 - Licensing Examiners & Inspectors = $55,000

298 - Forensic Science Technicians = $55,000

299 - Educational, Vocational & School Counselors = $55,000

300 - Fish & Game Wardens = $54,900

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