200 Highest Paying Jobs in America List

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200 Highest Paying Jobs in America

Are you looking for your next career? or maybe just interested?

Whatever your answer may be, I hope you’ll find the table below with the 200 highest-paying jobs in America useful.

So without further ado, here it is:

Job TitleHoruly Avg.Yearly Avg.
Obstetricians and Gynecologists$100.00+$208,000+
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons$100.00+$208,000+
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other$100.00+$208,000+
Family and General Practitioners$95.55$198,700
Internists, General$92.75$192,900
Dentists, All Other Specialists$91.75$190,800
Chief Executives$88.11$183,300
Pediatricians, General$83.00$172,600
Nurse Anesthetists$79.38$165,100
Dentists, General$72.81$151,400
Computer and Information Systems Managers$66.93$139,200
Architectural and Engineering Managers$66.21$137,700
Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight EngineersN/A$137,300
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates$64.34$133,800
Petroleum Engineers$63.60$132,300
Marketing Managers$63.57$132,200
Financial Managers$60.14$125,100
Air Traffic Controllers$59.87$124,500
Sales Managers$58.20$121,100
Compensation and Benefits Managers$57.27$119,100
Natural Sciences Managers$57.20$119,000
Purchasing Managers$55.65$115,800
Computer Hardware Engineers$55.35$115,100
Political Scientists$55.34$115,100
Computer and Information Research Scientists$55.06$114,500
Aerospace Engineers$54.34$113,000
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers$53.50$111,300
Human Resources Managers$52.94$110,100
Training and Development Managers$52.05$108,300
Software Developers, Systems Software$51.73$107,600
Advertising and Promotions Managers$51.03$106,100
Nuclear Engineers$50.87$105,800
Managers, All Other$50.77$105,600
Law Teachers, PostsecondaryN/A$104,900
Physician Assistants$50.41$104,900
Computer Network Architects$50.31$104,600
Physical Scientists, All Other$49.99$104,000
Nurse Practitioners$49.94$103,900
Chemical Engineers$49.12$102,200
Electronics Engineers, Except Computer$49.13$102,200
Software Developers, Applications$48.94$101,800
Industrial Production Managers$48.36$100,600
Nurse Midwives$48.36$100,600
General and Operations Managers$48.27$100,400
Materials Scientists$47.85$99,500
Sales Engineers$47.46$98,700
Economics Teachers, PostsecondaryN/A$98,400
Engineering Teachers, PostsecondaryN/A$98,400
Medical and Health Services Managers$47.29$98,400
Health Specialties Teachers, PostsecondaryN/A$97,900
Psychologists, All Other$46.99$97,700
Engineers, All Other$46.75$97,200
Information Security Analysts$45.92$95,500
Electrical Engineers$45.70$95,100
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers$45.57$94,800
Materials Engineers$45.48$94,600
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary SchoolN/A$94,400
Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers$45.31$94,200
Administrative Services Managers$45.20$94,000
Nuclear Power Reactor Operators$44.89$93,400
Art Directors$44.47$92,500
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers$44.45$92,500
Education Administrators, Postsecondary$44.41$92,400
Atmospheric and Space Scientists$44.27$92,100
Construction Managers$43.93$91,400
Biochemists and Biophysicists$43.84$91,200
Marine Engineers and Naval Architects$43.74$91,000
Personal Financial Advisors$43.58$90,600
Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers$43.20$89,900
Computer Occupations, All Other$42.56$88,500
Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors$42.55$88,500
Computer Systems Analysts$42.44$88,300
Biomedical Engineers$42.33$88,000
First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives$42.26$87,900
Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, PostsecondaryN/A$87,400
Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, PostsecondaryN/A$87,400
Physics Teachers, PostsecondaryN/A$87,300
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists$41.87$87,100
Database Administrators$41.84$87,000
Physical Therapists$41.76$86,900
Environmental Engineers$41.73$86,800
Agricultural Sciences Teachers, PostsecondaryN/A$86,100
Industrial Engineers$41.29$85,900
Mechanical Engineers$41.29$85,900
Civil Engineers$40.75$84,800
Financial Analysts$40.53$84,300
Occupational Therapists$40.00$83,200
Management Analysts$39.64$82,500
Power Distributors and Dispatchers$39.67$82,500
Computer Programmers$39.54$82,200
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists$39.46$82,100
Financial Examiners$39.28$81,700
Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, PostsecondaryN/A$81,600
Education Administrators, All Other$39.25$81,600
Operations Research Analysts$39.13$81,400
Political Science Teachers, PostsecondaryN/A$81,400
Network and Computer Systems Administrators$38.99$81,100
Radiation Therapists$38.73$80,600
Nuclear Technicians$38.64$80,400
Business Teachers, PostsecondaryN/A$80,300
Architecture Teachers, PostsecondaryN/A$80,100
Detectives and Criminal Investigators$38.45$80,000
Elevator Installers and Repairers$38.21$79,500
Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other$38.22$79,500
Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other$38.16$79,400
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products$37.90$78,800
Commercial PilotsN/A$78,700
Computer Science Teachers, PostsecondaryN/A$78,600
Architects, Except Landscape and Naval$37.72$78,500
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay$37.70$78,400
Biological Science Teachers, PostsecondaryN/A$78,200
Funeral Service Managers$37.52$78,000
Geography Teachers, PostsecondaryN/A$78,000
Genetic Counselors$37.25$77,500
Chemistry Teachers, PostsecondaryN/A$77,200
Power Plant Operators$37.10$77,200
Biological Scientists, All Other$36.87$76,700
Speech-Language Pathologists$36.83$76,600
Environmental Science Teachers, PostsecondaryN/A$76,400
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers$36.62$76,200
Nuclear Medicine Technologists$36.38$75,700
Budget Analysts$36.17$75,200
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists$36.10$75,100
Agricultural Engineers$35.95$74,800
Postmasters and Mail Superintendents$35.98$74,800
Life Scientists, All Other$35.84$74,500
Dental Hygienists$35.61$74,100
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other$35.49$73,800
Psychology Teachers, PostsecondaryN/A$73,800
Ship Engineers$35.15$73,100
Sociology Teachers, PostsecondaryN/A$73,100
Gaming Managers$35.06$72,900
Emergency Management Directors$34.98$72,800
History Teachers, PostsecondaryN/A$72,700
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, PostsecondaryN/A$72,200
Transportation Inspectors$34.68$72,100
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists$34.51$71,800
First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers$34.45$71,700
Home Economics Teachers, PostsecondaryN/A$71,600
Producers and Directors$34.43$71,600
Urban and Regional Planners$34.37$71,500
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers$34.33$71,400
Credit Analysts$34.27$71,300
Nursing Instructors and Teachers, PostsecondaryN/A$71,300
Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels$34.10$70,900
Library Science Teachers, PostsecondaryN/A$70,900
Mathematical Science Teachers, PostsecondaryN/A$70,900
Technical Writers$34.10$70,900
Multimedia Artists and Animators$33.91$70,500
Transit and Railroad Police$33.79$70,300
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$33.66$70,000
Registered Nurses$33.65$70,000
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists$33.62$69,900
Insurance Underwriters$33.54$69,800
Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers$33.47$69,600
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, PostsecondaryN/A$69,600
Financial Specialists, All Other$33.42$69,500
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers$33.36$69,400
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health$33.37$69,400
Accountants and Auditors$33.34$69,300
Gas Plant Operators$33.19$69,000
Signal and Track Switch Repairers$32.88$68,400
Web Developers$32.69$68,000
Compliance Officers$32.63$67,900
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers$32.58$67,800
Fashion Designers$32.41$67,400
Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians$32.33$67,200
Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, PostsecondaryN/A$66,900
Communications Teachers, PostsecondaryN/A$66,500
Subway and Streetcar Operators$31.93$66,400
Orthotists and Prosthetists$31.85$66,200
Commercial and Industrial Designers$31.72$66,000
Landscape Architects$31.62$65,800
Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, PostsecondaryN/A$65,000
Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes$31.22$64,900

  1. Avatar for Ellen Ellen

    I would have thought a fashion designer would be earning way more than that but I guess you have to consider all the lower level brands, not just designer labels like Gucci. I am planning on going back to school in January. I had to drop out when I was 20 due to pregnancy but now I want to take up part time learning for a trade skill at a local community college. This list wasn’t exactly what I was looking for but I enjoyed reading through it.

  2. Avatar for Dave Nelson Dave Nelson

    I am shocked to see Anesthesiologists taking the number one spot. I knew they made a lot but I had no idea it was THAT much. I wish I had gone to college for that instead of Sports Medicine. I am actually researching things for my daughter who is 17. I am going to show her this list and see what she thinks. She is worried about picking a major in college that will not get her good income.

  3. Avatar for Jake Jake

    Thanks for this list, this is exactly what I was looking for.
    BTW, Anyone knows where I can find a list of vocational careers? this site is about vocational training so I thought this is what I would’ve found here.

    Thank you.

    1. Avatar for Scott Miller Scott Miller

      Hi Jake, we have such a list on our website, here you go:
      Good luck!

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