Highest-paying jobs in November 2003
November 15, 2004
Healthcare practitioner and technical occupations such as specialist physicians and dentists accounted for 8 out of the 10 highest-paying occupations in November 2003.
The average hourly wages for these health-related occupations ranged from $87.83 for surgeons ($182,690 per year) to $62.04 for dentists ($129,040 per year).
The 2 occupations among the 10 highest paying that were outside of the health care field were chief executives and airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers.
The BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) survey produced these data. The OES survey covers all full- and part-time wage and salary workers in nonfarm industries; the survey does not include the self-employed owners and partners in unincorporated firms, household workers, or unpaid family workers. Find more information in "Occupational Employment and Wages, November 2003" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 04-2320.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Highest-paying jobs in November 2003 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2004/nov/wk3/art01.htm (visited August 01, 2015).
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