Highest Paying Occupations

Highest paying occupations: 20 occupations with the highest median annual pay in 2012.

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OCCUPATION 2012 MEDIAN PAY

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons

$line_item_noteThis wage is equal to or greater than $187,200 per year

Physicians and surgeons, all other

$line_item_noteThis wage is equal to or greater than $187,200 per year

Surgeons

$line_item_noteThis wage is equal to or greater than $187,200 per year

Obstetricians and gynecologists

$line_item_noteThis wage is equal to or greater than $187,200 per year

Internists, general

$line_item_noteThis wage is equal to or greater than $187,200 per year

Anesthesiologists

$line_item_noteThis wage is equal to or greater than $187,200 per year

Orthodontists

$line_item_noteThis wage is equal to or greater than $187,200 per year

Psychiatrists

$line_item_note$173,330 per year

Family and general practitioners

$line_item_note$172,020 per year

Prosthodontists

$line_item_note$169,130 per year

Chief executives

$line_item_note$168,140 per year

Dentists, all other specialists

$line_item_note$154,990 per year

Pediatricians, general

$line_item_note$154,650 per year

Nurse anesthetists

$line_item_note$148,160 per year

Dentists, general

$line_item_note$145,240 per year

Petroleum engineers

$line_item_note$130,280 per year

Architectural and engineering managers

$line_item_note$124,870 per year

Air traffic controllers

$line_item_note$122,530 per year

Computer and information systems managers

$line_item_note$120,950 per year

Marketing managers

$line_item_note$119,480 per year

Publish Date: Wednesday, January 8, 2014