Bureau of Labor Statistics

Highest Paying Occupations

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

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OCCUPATION 2019 MEDIAN PAY

Psychiatrists

$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

Surgeons, except ophthalmologists

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

Prosthodontists

$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

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, all other; and ophthalmologists, except pediatric

$line_item_note$206,500 per year

Family medicine physicians

$line_item_note$205,590 per year

General internal medicine physicians

$line_item_note$201,590 per year

Chief executives

$line_item_note$184,460 per year

Pediatricians, general

$line_item_note$175,310 per year

Nurse anesthetists

$line_item_note$174,790 per year

Dentists, general

$line_item_note$155,600 per year

Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers

$line_item_note$147,220 per year

Dentists, all other specialists

$line_item_note$147,220 per year

Computer and information systems managers

$line_item_note$146,360 per year

Architectural and engineering managers

$line_item_note$144,830 per year

Petroleum engineers

$line_item_note$137,720 per year

Judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates

$line_item_note$136,910 per year

Suggested citation:

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Highest Paying Occupations,
at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/highest-paying.htm (visited November 21, 2020).

Last Modified Date: Tuesday, September 1, 2020

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