Bureau of Labor Statistics

Highest Paying Occupations

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

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OCCUPATION 2020 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

General internal medicine physicians

$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_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

Prosthodontists

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

Family medicine physicians

$line_item_note$207,380 per year

Chief executives

$line_item_note$185,950 per year

Nurse anesthetists

$line_item_note$183,580 per year

Dentists, all other specialists

$line_item_note$183,300 per year

Pediatricians, general

$line_item_note$177,130 per year

Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers

$line_item_note$160,970 per year

Dentists, general

$line_item_note$158,940 per year

Computer and information systems managers

$line_item_note$151,150 per year

Architectural and engineering managers

$line_item_note$149,530 per year

Marketing managers

$line_item_note$142,170 per year

Judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates

$line_item_note$141,080 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 October 05, 2021).

Last Modified Date: Wednesday, September 8, 2021

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