The best paid jobs in the US

This Market Business News information article provides details on the best paid jobs in the US.

The following ranking is based on information gathered from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Among the top ten highest paid jobs, all but one are in health care.

According to the US Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projection’s Occupational Outlook Handbook, these are America’s highest paying jobs.

The 18 best paid jobs in the US:


Marketing18. Marketing Managers

Median pay: $119,480 per year (2012)

Entry-level education: Bachelor’s degree

Job Outlook, 2012-22: 12% (average)


Female Office worker17. Computer and information systems managers

Median pay: $120,950 per year (2012)

Entry-level education: Bachelor’s degree

Job Outlook, 2012-22: 15% (above average)


Air traffic controller16. Air traffic controllers

Median pay: $122,530 per year (2012)

Entry-level education: Associate’s degree

Job Outlook, 2012-22: 1% (below average)


Architects looking at plan come to life15. Architectural and engineering managers

Median pay: $124,870 per year (2012)

Entry-level education: Bachelor’s degree

Job Outlook, 2012-22: 7% (below average)


chemical contractor activities14. Petroleum engineers

Median pay: $130,280 per year (2012)

Entry-level education: Bachelor’s degree

Job Outlook, 2012-22: 26% (far above average)


Dental treatment13. Dentists

Median pay: $145,240 per year (2012)

Entry-level education: Doctoral or professional degree

Job Outlook, 2012-22: 16% (above average)


Anesthetist Working In Operating Theatre12. Nurse anesthetists

Median pay: $148,160 per year (2012)

Entry-level education: Master’s degree

Job Outlook, 2012-22: 31% (way above average)


Pediatrician examine baby with stethoscope11. Pediatricians

Median pay: $154,650 per year (2012)

Entry-level education: Doctoral or professional degree

Job Outlook, 2012-22: 18% (above average)


asian businessman10. Chief executives

Median pay: $168,140 per year (2012)

Entry-level education: Bachelor’s degree

Job Outlook, 2012-22: 11% (average)


Dentist explaining x-ray to patient9. Prosthodontists

Median pay: $169,130 per year (2012)

Entry-level education: Doctoral or professional degree

Job Outlook, 2012-22: 16% (above average)


Smiling medical professionals with mother and daughter8. Family and general practitioners

Median pay: $172,020 per year (2012)

Entry-level education: Doctoral or professional degree

Job Outlook, 2012-22: 18% (above average)


Psychiatrist and patient7. Psychiatrists

Median pay: $173,330 per year (2012)

Entry-level education: Doctoral or professional degree

Job Outlook, 2012-22: 18% (above average)


dentist treatment6. Orthodontists

Median pay: equal to or greater than $187,200 per year (2012)

Entry-level education: Doctoral or professional degree

Job Outlook, 2012-22: 16% (above average)


Anesthesiologist Holding Mask5. Anesthesiologists

Median pay: equal to or greater than $187,200 per year (2012)

Entry-level education: Doctoral or professional degree

Job Outlook, 2012-22: 18% (above average)


Male doctor sitting with female patient by window, side view4. Internists

Median pay: equal to or greater than $187,200 per year (2012)

Entry-level education: Doctoral or professional degree

Job Outlook, 2012-22: 18% (above average)


Smiling female doctor holding files while talking to a pregnant3. Obstetricians and gynecologists

Median pay: equal to or greater than $187,200 per year (2012)

Entry-level education: Doctoral or professional degree

Job Outlook, 2012-22: 18% (above average)


surgeon2. Surgeons

Median pay: equal to or greater than $187,200 per year (2012)

Entry-level education: Doctoral or professional degree

Job Outlook, 2012-22: 18% (above average)


Two surgeons smiling1. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons

Median pay: equal to or greater than $187,200 per year (2012)

Entry-level education: Doctoral or professional degree

Job Outlook, 2012-22: 18% (above average)


 

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