Bureau of Labor Statistics

Highest Paying Occupations

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

Click on an occupation name to see the full occupational profile.

OCCUPATION 2016 MEDIAN PAY

Surgeons

$line_item_noteThis wage is equal to or greater than $208,000 per year

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons

$line_item_noteThis wage is equal to or greater than $208,000 per year

Obstetricians and gynecologists

$line_item_noteThis wage is equal to or greater than $208,000 per year

Orthodontists

$line_item_noteThis wage is equal to or greater than $208,000 per year

Anesthesiologists

$line_item_noteThis wage is equal to or greater than $208,000 per year

Physicians and surgeons, all other

$line_item_note$206,920 per year

Internists, general

$line_item_note$196,380 per year

Psychiatrists

$line_item_note$194,740 per year

Family and general practitioners

$line_item_note$190,490 per year

Chief executives

$line_item_note$181,210 per year

Dentists, all other specialists

$line_item_note$173,000 per year

Pediatricians, general

$line_item_note$168,990 per year

Nurse anesthetists

$line_item_note$160,270 per year

Dentists, general

$line_item_note$153,900 per year

Computer and information systems managers

$line_item_note$135,800 per year

Architectural and engineering managers

$line_item_note$134,730 per year

Marketing managers

$line_item_note$131,180 per year

Petroleum engineers

$line_item_note$128,230 per year

Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers

$line_item_note$127,820 per year

Prosthodontists

$line_item_note$126,050 per year

Suggested citation:

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Highest Paying Occupations,
on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/highest-paying.htm (visited August 23, 2017).

Publish Date: Thursday, December 17, 2015

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics | Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections, PSB Suite 2135, 2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE Washington, DC 20212-0001

www.bls.gov/ooh | Telephone: 1-202-691-5700 | Contact OOH

View this page on regular www.bls.gov

Permanently disable mobile site