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Top 200 Highest Paying Jobs in America

The top 200 highest paying jobs in America (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The number of employment for each of these jobs is also shown. We note from the table that the highest paying profession in America is family and general practitioners with an average annual salary of $198,740. The second highest paying job is general internist (average salary $192,930). The salary and the employment information in America is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Top 200 Highest Paying Jobs in America

Rank Job Description Average
Salary
# of
Employment
1 Family and General Practitioners
$198,740
126,440
2 General Internists
$192,930
42,280
3 Other Specialists Dentists
$190,840
4,590
4 Prosthodontists
$185,150
430
5 Chief Executives
$183,270
210,160
6 General Pediatricians
$172,650
28,990
7 Nurse Anesthetists
$165,120
42,620
8 Dentists
$158,120
125,300
9 General Dentists
$151,440
110,400
10 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$139,220
365,690
11 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$137,720
179,990
12 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$137,330
84,070
13 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
$133,840
28,440
14 Petroleum Engineers
$132,280
32,010
15 Marketing Managers
$132,230
218,970
16 Podiatrists
$127,740
9,670
17 Marketing and Sales Managers
$125,290
590,380
18 Financial Managers
$125,080
569,380
19 Air Traffic Controllers
$124,540
22,790
20 Pharmacists
$124,170
309,330
21 Sales Managers
$121,060
371,410
22 Lawyers
$119,250
628,370
23 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$119,120
15,520
24 Natural Sciences Managers
$118,970
56,210
25 Physicists
$118,830
16,710
26 Astronomers and Physicists
$117,220
18,720
27 Lawyers and Judicial Law Clerks
$117,020
643,630
28 Purchasing Managers
$115,760
70,430
29 Computer Hardware Engineers
$115,120
66,770
30 Political Scientists
$115,110
6,320
31 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$114,520
27,920
32 Aerospace Engineers
$113,030
65,760
33 Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers
$111,930
122,570
34 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$111,280
67,300
35 Optometrists
$110,300
37,240
36 Human Resources Managers
$110,120
136,310
37 Training and Development Managers
$108,250
34,500
38 Systems Software Developers
$107,600
394,590
39 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$106,130
28,100
40 Judges, Magistrates, and Other Judicial Workers
$105,840
49,030
41 Nuclear Engineers
$105,810
16,700
42 All Other Managers
$105,610
430,120
43 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$104,910
16,900
44 Physician Assistants
$104,860
109,220
45 Computer Network Architects
$104,650
157,830
46 Other Physical Scientists
$103,990
17,320
47 Nurse Practitioners
$103,880
166,280
48 Mathematicians
$103,010
2,730
49 Economists
$102,490
19,550
50 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$102,180
134,930
51 Chemical Engineers
$102,160
33,500
52 Applications Software Developers
$101,790
849,230
53 Actuaries
$101,560
19,210
54 Astronomers
$100,590
2,020
55 Nurse Midwives
$100,590
6,530
56 Industrial Production Managers
$100,580
171,520
57 General and Operations Managers
$100,410
2,212,200
58 Materials Scientists
$99,530
7,470
59 Sales Engineers
$98,720
70,820
60 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$98,360
37,500
61 Medical and Health Services Managers
$98,350
346,980
62 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$98,350
12,770
63 Electrical and Electronics Engineers
$97,970
318,300
64 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$97,870
194,610
65 Software Developers and Programmers
$97,770
1,617,400
66 Other Psychologists
$97,740
12,880
67 Engineers, All Other
$97,250
131,500
68 Air Traffic Controllers and Airfield Operations Specialists
$96,980
32,380
69 Postsecondary Engineering and Architecture Teachers
$95,550
44,780
70 Information Security Analysts
$95,510
105,250
71 Electrical Engineers
$95,060
183,370
72 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$94,790
14,480
73 Materials Engineers
$94,610
27,200
74 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$94,390
250,280
75 Mining and Geological Engineers
$94,240
6,150
76 Administrative Services Managers
$94,020
270,100
77 Nuclear Power Reactor Operators
$93,370
6,010
78 Art Directors
$92,500
38,110
79 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$92,460
118,680
80 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$92,360
142,160
81 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$92,070
8,940
82 Construction Managers
$91,370
263,480
83 Biochemists and Biophysicists
$91,190
27,380
84 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects
$90,970
10,960
85 Personal Financial Advisors
$90,640
200,920
86 Veterinarians
$90,420
69,370
87 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$89,850
28,520
88 Computer and Information Analysts
$89,280
687,210
89 Education Administrators
$88,890
477,750
90 Other Computer Occupations
$88,510
315,830
91 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$88,510
26,130
92 Postsecondary Health Teachers
$88,410
250,190
93 Computer Systems Analysts
$88,270
581,960
94 Biomedical Engineers
$88,040
20,100
95 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$87,910
104,860
96 Postsecondary Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers
$87,420
2,000
97 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$87,380
10,730
98 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$87,340
13,710
99 Industrial-Organizational Psychologists
$87,100
920
100 Database and Systems Administrators and Network Architects
$87,090
646,570
101 Database Administrators
$87,020
113,690
102 Physical Therapists
$86,850
225,420
103 Environmental Engineers
$86,800
52,640
104 Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$86,140
10,800
105 Industrial Engineers, Including Health and Safety
$86,090
291,660
106 Industrial Engineers
$85,880
265,520
107 Mechanical Engineers
$85,880
291,290
108 Civil Engineers
$84,770
298,910
109 Financial Analysts
$84,300
294,110
110 Statisticians
$84,060
36,540
111 Occupational Therapists
$83,200
126,050
112 Financial Analysts and Advisors
$82,770
584,940
113 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$82,510
12,110
114 Management Analysts
$82,450
659,200
115 Computer Programmers
$82,240
247,690
116 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$82,090
111,690
117 Financial Examiners
$81,690
52,580
118 Other Education Administrators
$81,630
36,190
119 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers
$81,580
5,770
120 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$81,430
16,200
121 Operations Research Analysts
$81,390
106,050
122 Postsecondary Physical Sciences Teachers
$81,230
51,530
123 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$81,100
375,040
124 Medical Scientists
$80,970
118,560
125 Radiation Therapists
$80,570
17,250
126 Power Plant Operators, Distributors, and Dispatchers
$80,440
52,290
127 Nuclear Technicians
$80,370
6,850
128 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$80,300
84,340
129 First-Line Supervisors of Law Enforcement Workers
$80,120
147,140
130 Postsecondary Architecture Teachers
$80,050
7,280
131 Hydrologists
$79,990
6,350
132 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$79,970
105,350
133 Postsecondary Life Sciences Teachers
$79,710
62,710
134 Sociologists
$79,650
2,770
135 Other Media and Communication Equipment Workers
$79,500
19,030
136 Elevator Installers and Repairers
$79,480
24,490
137 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$79,370
35,490
138 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$78,830
327,190
139 Commercial Pilots
$78,740
38,490
140 Miscellaneous Social Scientists and Related Workers
$78,680
52,380
141 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$78,630
32,230
142 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$78,470
103,110
143 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$78,410
24,430
144 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$78,240
49,910
145 Funeral Service Managers
$78,040
8,350
146 Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$78,040
3,980
147 Genetic Counselors
$77,480
2,660
148 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$77,190
21,090
149 Power Plant Operators
$77,180
34,170
150 Psychologists
$77,030
121,870
151 Geographers
$76,860
1,400
152 Other Biological Scientists
$76,690
37,590
153 Speech-Language Pathologists
$76,610
142,360
154 Architects (Except Naval)
$76,590
122,160
155 Therapists
$76,530
676,140
156 Environmental Science Teachers
$76,360
5,990
157 Chemists and Materials Scientists
$76,280
91,880
158 Postsecondary Social Sciences Teachers
$76,210
115,860
159 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$76,170
58,690
160 Audiologists
$75,920
12,020
161 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$75,660
18,930
162 Budget Analysts
$75,240
54,550
163 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$75,090
108,060
164 Biological Scientists
$74,960
104,550
165 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$74,840
13,960
166 Agricultural Engineers
$74,780
1,770
167 Chemists
$74,740
84,400
168 Logisticians
$74,590
159,800
169 Other Life Scientists
$74,540
7,120
170 Artists and Related Workers
$74,090
90,940
171 Dental Hygienists
$74,070
211,600
172 Environmental Scientists and Geoscientists
$73,860
116,790
173 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$73,830
35,970
174 Postsecondary Math and Computer Teachers
$73,780
83,100
175 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$73,770
37,090
176 Ship Engineers
$73,110
7,890
177 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$73,080
13,630
178 Gaming Managers
$72,930
4,420
179 Emergency Management Directors
$72,760
9,560
180 Postsecondary History Teachers
$72,690
21,120
181 Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers
$72,230
9,850
182 Transportation Inspectors
$72,140
30,030
183 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$71,780
81,330
184 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$71,650
251,830
185 Postsecondary Home Economics Teachers
$71,630
2,580
186 Producers and Directors
$71,620
117,520
187 Urban and Regional Planners
$71,490
35,310
188 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$71,410
68,750
189 Credit Analysts
$71,290
74,850
190 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$71,260
55,580
191 Postsecondary Library Science Teachers
$70,940
5,010
192 Technical Writers
$70,930
49,960
193 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
$70,920
35,780
194 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$70,910
50,870
195 Postsecondary Law, Criminal Justice, and Social Work Teachers
$70,640
43,540
196 Multimedia Artists and Animators
$70,530
29,860
197 Transit and Railroad Police
$70,280
5,520
198 Other Business Operations Specialists
$70,010
1,001,420
199 Registered Nurses
$70,000
2,906,840
200 Microbiologists
$69,960
21,870




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