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The table below highlights the top 100 careers with the highest salaries across the United States.

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Career
Hourly Pay
Annual Salary
Education
Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric $100+ $208,000+ Master's degree or higher
General Internal Medicine Physicians $100+ $208,000+ Master's degree or higher
Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists $100+ $208,000+ Master's degree or higher
Anesthesiologists $100+ $208,000+ Master's degree or higher
Obstetricians and Gynecologists $100+ $208,000+ Master's degree or higher
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons $100+ $208,000+ Master's degree or higher
Orthodontists $100+ $208,000+ Master's degree or higher
Family Medicine Physicians $99 $207,400 Master's degree or higher
Chief Executives $89 $186,000 Bachelor's degree
Nurse Anesthetists $88 $183,600 Master's degree or higher
Pediatricians, General $85 $177,100 Master's degree or higher
Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers $85 $161,000 Bachelor's degree
Dentists, General $76 $158,900 Master's degree or higher
Computer and Information Systems Managers $72 $151,200 Bachelor's degree
Architectural and Engineering Managers $71 $149,500 Bachelor's degree
Marketing Managers $68 $142,200 Bachelor's degree
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $67 $141,100 Master's degree or higher
Natural Sciences Managers $66 $137,900 Bachelor's degree
Petroleum Engineers $66 $137,300 Bachelor's degree
Podiatrists $64 $134,300 Master's degree or higher
Financial Managers $64 $134,200 Bachelor's degree
Advertising and Promotions Managers $64 $133,500 Bachelor's degree
Sales Managers $63 $132,300 Bachelor's degree
Air Traffic Controllers $62 $130,400 Associate's degree
Physicists $62 $129,900 Master's degree or higher
Pharmacists $61 $128,700 Master's degree or higher
Lawyers $61 $126,900 Master's degree or higher
Computer and Information Research Scientists $60 $126,800 Master's degree or higher
Purchasing Managers $60 $125,900 Bachelor's degree
Compensation and Benefits Managers $60 $125,100 Bachelor's degree
Human Resources Managers $58 $121,200 Bachelor's degree
Astronomers $57 $119,700 Master's degree or higher
Computer Hardware Engineers $57 $119,600 Bachelor's degree
Aerospace Engineers $57 $118,600 Bachelor's degree
Public Relations Managers $56 $118,400 Bachelor's degree
Optometrists $56 $118,100 Master's degree or higher
Computer Network Architects $56 $116,800 Bachelor's degree
Law Teachers, Postsecondary $56 $116,400 Master's degree or higher
Nuclear Engineers $55 $116,100 Bachelor's degree
Training and Development Managers $55 $115,600 Bachelor's degree
Physician Assistants $55 $115,400 Master's degree or higher
Nurse Practitioners $53 $111,700 Master's degree or higher
Nurse Midwives $53 $111,100 Master's degree or higher
Actuaries $53 $111,000 Bachelor's degree
Mathematicians $53 $110,900 Master's degree or higher
Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers $52 $110,100 Bachelor's degree
Industrial Production Managers $52 $108,800 Bachelor's degree
Sales Engineers $52 $108,800 Bachelor's degree
Chemical Engineers $52 $108,500 Bachelor's degree
Economists $52 $108,400 Master's degree or higher
Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $51 $107,500 Bachelor's degree
Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $51 $107,300 Master's degree or higher
Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance $51 $106,900 Some college
Psychologists, All Other $50 $105,800 Master's degree or higher
Medical and Health Services Managers $50 $104,300 Bachelor's degree
Nuclear Power Reactor Operators $50 $104,000 High school diploma
General and Operations Managers $49 $103,700 Bachelor's degree
Information Security Analysts $49 $103,600 Bachelor's degree
Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $49 $103,600 Master's degree or higher
Electrical Engineers $48 $100,800 Bachelor's degree
Atmospheric and Space Scientists $47 $99,700 Bachelor's degree
Materials Scientists $47 $99,500 Bachelor's degree
Veterinarians $47 $99,300 Master's degree or higher
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $47 $99,100 Master's degree or higher
Administrative Services Managers $47 $98,900 Bachelor's degree
Database Administrators $47 $98,900 Bachelor's degree
Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary $47 $98,500 Master's degree or higher
Data Scientists $47 $98,200 Bachelor's degree
Education Administrators, Postsecondary $46 $97,500 Master's degree or higher
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers $46 $97,500 Master's degree or higher
Art Directors $46 $97,300 Bachelor's degree
Construction Managers $46 $97,200 Bachelor's degree
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists $46 $96,300 Master's degree or higher
Materials Engineers $45 $95,600 Bachelor's degree
Marine Engineers and Naval Architects $45 $95,400 Bachelor's degree
Power Distributors and Dispatchers $45 $95,100 High school diploma
Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $45 $94,500 Master's degree or higher
Biochemists and Biophysicists $45 $94,300 Master's degree or higher
Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $45 $94,200 Bachelor's degree
Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $45 $93,800 Bachelor's degree
Computer Systems Analysts $45 $93,700 Bachelor's degree
Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers $44 $93,600 Bachelor's degree
Commercial Pilots $44 $93,300 High school diploma
First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $44 $93,000 High school diploma
Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers $44 $92,600 Bachelor's degree
Statisticians $44 $92,300 Master's degree or higher
Environmental Engineers $44 $92,100 Bachelor's degree
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $43 $91,500 Master's degree or higher
Physical Therapists $43 $91,000 Master's degree or higher
Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary $43 $90,900 Master's degree or higher
Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $43 $90,400 Master's degree or higher
Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $43 $90,300 Master's degree or higher
Mechanical Engineers $43 $90,200 Bachelor's degree
Personal Financial Advisors $42 $89,300 Bachelor's degree
Computer Programmers $42 $89,200 Bachelor's degree
Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary $42 $89,200 Master's degree or higher
Industrial Engineers $42 $89,000 Bachelor's degree
Civil Engineers $42 $88,600 Bachelor's degree
Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers $42 $88,500 High school diploma
Business Teachers, Postsecondary $42 $88,000 Master's degree or higher
Management Analysts $42 $87,700 Bachelor's degree

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Data sourced from the United States Department of Labor.

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