50 Highest Paying Jobs

50 Highest Paying Jobs – Everyone wants to be paid a fair wage for what they do and that has been hard in recent years. However some jobs are still paying out the big bucks and using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics we can see what they are.

50 Highest Paying Jobs

50 Highest Paying Jobs
50 Highest Paying Jobs

The BLS publish data on median wages and I took a look at their table creator, using May 2011 data, to summarise the top paying jobs, the top 100 are listed below. As no surprise Surgeons and medical professions lead the list with executives and oil related jobs floating near the top too!?

Obviously some science positions, sales people and airline pilots are in there too but can you spot any that shocked you? I must say I am shocked how far down aerospace engineers and nuclear engineers are. I always thought they were massive paying jobs but I guess this is just looking at median wages.

So is your job on there? Is the wage information accurate?

Occupation (SOC code) Annual mean wage(2)
All Occupations(000000) 44410
Surgeons(291067) 225390
Anesthesiologists(291061) 220100
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons(291022) 214120
Obstetricians and Gynecologists(291064) 210340
Orthodontists(291023) 200290
Internists, General(291063) 189480
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other(291069) 180870
Family and General Practitioners(291062) 173860
Chief Executives(111011) 173350
Psychiatrists(291066) 167610
Pediatricians, General(291065) 165720
Dentists, All Other Specialists(291029) 162190
Dentists, General(291021) 158770
Prosthodontists(291024) 139620
Podiatrists(291081) 133410
Lawyers(231011) 129440
Natural Sciences Managers(119121) 129320
Petroleum Engineers(172171) 127970
Architectural and Engineering Managers(119041) 125900
Computer and Information Systems Managers(113021) 123280
Marketing Managers(112021) 122720
Financial Managers(113031) 116970
Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers(532011) 115300
Sales Managers(112022) 114110
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists(193032) 114040
General and Operations Managers(111021) 113100
Physicists(192012) 112020
Air Traffic Controllers(532021) 110280
Pharmacists(291051) 109380
Human Resources Managers(113121) 108600
Law Teachers, Postsecondary(251112) 107990
Political Scientists(193094) 107930
Optometrists(291041) 106750
Management Occupations(110000) 105440
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates(231023) 105390
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers(112031) 104390
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary(251071) 103960
Computer and Information Research Scientists(151111) 103150
Managers, All Other(119199) 102160
Computer Hardware Engineers(172061) 101600
Nuclear Engineers(172161) 101500
Purchasing Managers(113061) 100600
Mathematicians(152021) 100260
Economists(193011) 99350
Aerospace Engineers(172011) 99000
Advertising and Promotions Managers(112011) 98720
Actuaries(152011) 98620
Software Developers, Systems Software(151133) 97960
Compensation and Benefits Managers(113111) 96940
Legal Occupations(230000) 96940
Education Administrators, Postsecondary(119033) 96680
Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary(251032) 96480
Training and Development Managers(113131) 95800
Physical Scientists, All Other(192099) 95780
Industrial Production Managers(113051) 95660
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents(413031) 95130
Sales Engineers(419031) 94760
Chemical Engineers(172041) 94590
Construction Managers(119021) 94240
Art Directors(271011) 94100
Medical and Health Services Managers(119111) 93670
Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers(192042) 93380
Astronomers(192011) 93340
Economics Teachers, Postsecondary(251063) 92870
Electronics Engineers, Except Computer(172072) 92730
Veterinarians(291131) 92570
Engineers, All Other(172199) 91770
Personal Financial Advisors(132052) 91220
Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary(251051) 90660
Software Developers, Applications(151132) 90410
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School(119032) 89990
Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes(131011) 89840
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers(231021) 89740
Producers and Directors(272012) 88610
Atmospheric and Space Scientists(192021) 88010
Electrical Engineers(172071) 87770
Marine Engineers and Naval Architects(172121) 87770
Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers(172151) 87350
Athletes and Sports Competitors(272021) 87340
Management Analysts(131111) 87260
Physician Assistants(291071) 87140
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists(191042) 86710
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers(113071) 86630
Biochemists and Biophysicists(191021) 86580
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary(251042) 86570
Physics Teachers, Postsecondary(251054) 86560
Psychologists, All Other(193039) 86510
Materials Scientists(192032) 86300
Financial Analysts(132051) 86040
Materials Engineers(172131) 85860
Business Teachers, Postsecondary(251011) 85470
Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other(251069) 85400
Biomedical Engineers(172031) 84780
Administrative Services Managers(113011) 84390
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products(414011) 84360
Environmental Engineers(172081) 83160
Mechanical Engineers(172141) 82480
Financial Examiners(132061) 82320
Civil Engineers(172051) 82280
Education Administrators, All Other(119039) 81870
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other(291199) 81830

Thanks for reading and please do take the time to leave a comment.

Related: Minimum Wage By State

Source: http://data.bls.gov/oes/


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