Bureau of Labor Statistics

Highest Paying Occupations

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

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OCCUPATION 2017 MEDIAN PAY

Anesthesiologists

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

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

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons

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

Psychiatrists

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

Physicians and surgeons, all other

$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

Family and general practitioners

$line_item_note$198,740 per year

Internists, general

$line_item_note$192,930 per year

Dentists, all other specialists

$line_item_note$190,840 per year

Prosthodontists

$line_item_note$185,150 per year

Chief executives

$line_item_note$183,270 per year

Pediatricians, general

$line_item_note$172,650 per year

Nurse anesthetists

$line_item_note$165,120 per year

Dentists, general

$line_item_note$151,440 per year

Computer and information systems managers

$line_item_note$139,220 per year

Architectural and engineering managers

$line_item_note$137,720 per year

Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers

$line_item_note$137,330 per year

Judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates

$line_item_note$133,840 per year

Petroleum engineers

$line_item_note$132,280 per year

Suggested citation:

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Highest Paying Occupations,
on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/highest-paying.htm (visited July 08, 2018).

Last Modified Date: Friday, April 13, 2018

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