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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
Management Analysts $42 $87,700 Bachelor's degree
Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary $42 $87,400 Master's degree or higher
Detectives and Criminal Investigators $41 $86,900 High school diploma
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $41 $86,700 Bachelor's degree
Occupational Therapists $41 $86,300 Master's degree or higher
Operations Research Analysts $41 $86,200 Bachelor's degree
Sociologists $41 $86,100 Master's degree or higher
Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $41 $85,800 Master's degree or higher
Genetic Counselors $41 $85,700 Master's degree or higher
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $41 $85,600 Master's degree or higher
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $41 $85,500 Master's degree or higher
Geographers $41 $85,400 Bachelor's degree
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay $41 $85,300 Some college
Network and Computer Systems Administrators $40 $84,800 Bachelor's degree
Power Plant Operators $40 $84,700 High school diploma
Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary $40 $84,700 Master's degree or higher
Agricultural Engineers $40 $84,400 Bachelor's degree
Microbiologists $40 $84,400 Bachelor's degree
Nuclear Technicians $40 $84,200 Associate's degree
Hydrologists $40 $84,000 Bachelor's degree
Financial and Investment Analysts $40 $83,700 Bachelor's degree
Acupuncturists $39 $82,400 Master's degree or higher
Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $39 $82,300 Bachelor's degree
Geography Teachers, Postsecondary $39 $82,300 Master's degree or higher
Financial Examiners $39 $81,400 Bachelor's degree
Audiologists $38 $81,000 Master's degree or higher
Speech-Language Pathologists $38 $80,500 Master's degree or higher
Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $38 $80,400 Master's degree or higher
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists $38 $79,800 Master's degree or higher
Nuclear Medicine Technologists $38 $79,600 Associate's degree
Chemists $38 $79,300 Bachelor's degree
Budget Analysts $37 $79,000 Bachelor's degree
First-Line Supervisors of Firefighting and Prevention Workers $37 $78,900 Some college
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers $37 $78,800 High school diploma
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary $37 $78,800 Master's degree or higher
First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $37 $78,600 High school diploma
Transportation Inspectors $37 $78,400 High school diploma
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $37 $78,200 Master's degree or higher
Postmasters and Mail Superintendents $37 $78,100 High school diploma
Special Effects Artists and Animators $37 $77,700 Bachelor's degree
Web Developers and Digital Interface Designers $37 $77,200 Bachelor's degree
Dental Hygienists $37 $77,100 Associate's degree
Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels $37 $77,100 Some college
History Teachers, Postsecondary $37 $76,900 Master's degree or higher
Producers and Directors $36 $76,400 Bachelor's degree
Logisticians $36 $76,300 Bachelor's degree
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $36 $76,300 Bachelor's degree
Emergency Management Directors $36 $76,300 Bachelor's degree
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary $36 $76,200 Master's degree or higher
Urban and Regional Planners $36 $76,000 Master's degree or higher
Ship Engineers $36 $76,000 Some college
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $36 $75,900 Associate's degree
Fashion Designers $36 $75,800 Bachelor's degree
Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $36 $75,600 Master's degree or higher
Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary $36 $75,500 Master's degree or higher
Gambling Managers $36 $75,500 High school diploma
Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes $36 $75,400 Bachelor's degree
Registered Nurses $36 $75,300 Bachelor's degree
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers $36 $75,000 High school diploma
Credit Analysts $36 $75,000 Bachelor's degree
Technical Writers $35 $74,700 Bachelor's degree
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists $35 $74,700 Associate's degree
Epidemiologists $35 $74,600 Master's degree or higher
Funeral Home Managers $35 $74,200 Associate's degree
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $35 $73,700 Master's degree or higher
Accountants and Auditors $35 $73,600 Bachelor's degree
Food Scientists and Technologists $35 $73,500 Bachelor's degree
Labor Relations Specialists $35 $73,200 Bachelor's degree
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health $35 $73,200 Bachelor's degree
Gas Plant Operators $35 $73,000 High school diploma
Transit and Railroad Police $34 $72,600 High school diploma
Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $34 $72,200 Master's degree or higher
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other $34 $72,000 Master's degree or higher
Locomotive Engineers $34 $71,900 High school diploma
Insurance Underwriters $34 $71,800 Bachelor's degree
Commercial and Industrial Designers $34 $71,600 Bachelor's degree
Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary $34 $71,600 Master's degree or higher
Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary $34 $71,600 Master's degree or higher
Compliance Officers $34 $71,100 Bachelor's degree
Communications Teachers, Postsecondary $34 $71,000 Master's degree or higher
Chiropractors $34 $70,700 Master's degree or higher
Landscape Architects $33 $70,600 Bachelor's degree
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers $33 $70,200 High school diploma
Orthotists and Prosthetists $33 $70,200 Master's degree or higher
Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment $33 $70,200 Some college
Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $33 $69,900 Master's degree or higher
Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary $33 $69,700 Master's degree or higher
Social and Community Service Managers $33 $69,600 Bachelor's degree
Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other $33 $69,300 Master's degree or higher
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $33 $69,000 Master's degree or higher
Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technologists and Technicians $32 $68,600 Associate's degree
Cartographers and Photogrammetrists $32 $68,400 Bachelor's degree
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators $32 $68,300 High school diploma
Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers $32 $68,100 High school diploma
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers $32 $67,800 High school diploma
Avionics Technicians $32 $67,800 Associate's degree
Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators $32 $67,800 High school diploma
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians $32 $67,600 Associate's degree
Film and Video Editors $32 $67,300 Bachelor's degree
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists $32 $67,200 Bachelor's degree
Writers and Authors $32 $67,100 Bachelor's degree

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Data sourced from the United States Department of Labor.

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