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A list of the highest paying jobs in America. These are the most lucrative careers in the United States. If you're looking for a job, these careers are where you'll make the most money. Note that this list deals with *average* salaries, so you won't necessarily make what is shown on this list (although you could also earn more). Either way, it's interesting to see where the money is within our American work force. With unemployment always an issue for at least some of us in the country, it's useful to see what fields will pay the most bills. Hopefully this list will be helpful for anyone who's on the job hunt.

Source: http://www.bls.gov/news.release/ocwage.htm

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Surgeons Avg. Annual Salary: $225,390

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Anesthesiologists Avg. Annual Salary: $220,100

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Oral and maxillofacial surgeons Avg. Annual Salary: $214,120

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Obstetricians and gynecologists Avg. Annual Salary: $210,340

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Orthodontists Avg. Annual Salary: $200,290

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Internists Avg. Annual Salary: $189,480

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Physicians Avg. Annual Salary: $180,870

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Family and general practitioners Avg. Annual Salary: $173,860

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Chief executives Avg. Annual Salary: $173,350

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Psychiatrists Avg. Annual Salary: $167,610

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Pediatricians Avg. Annual Salary: $165,720

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Dentists Avg. Annual Salary: $158,770

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Prosthodontists Avg. Annual Salary: $139,620

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Podiatrists Avg. Annual Salary: $133,410

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Lawyers Avg. Annual Salary: $129,440

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Natural science managers Avg. Annual Salary: $129,320

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Petroleum engineers Avg. Annual Salary: $127,970

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Architectural and engineering managers Avg. Annual Salary: $125,900

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Computer and information system managers Avg. Annual Salary: $123,280

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Marketing managers Avg. Annual Salary: $122,720

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Financial managers Avg. Annual Salary: $116,970

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Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers Avg. Annual Salary: $115,300

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Sales managers Avg. Annual Salary: $114,110

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Industrial-organizational psychologists Avg. Annual Salary: $114,040

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General and operation managers Avg. Annual Salary: $113,100

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Physicists Avg. Annual Salary: $112,020

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Air traffic controllers Avg. Annual Salary: $110,280

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Pharmacists Avg. Annual Salary: $109,380

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Human resource managers Avg. Annual Salary: $108,600

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Postsecondary Law teachers Avg. Annual Salary: $107,990

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Political scientists Avg. Annual Salary: $107,930

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Optometrists Avg. Annual Salary: $106,750

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Judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates Avg. Annual Salary: $105,390

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Public relations and fundraising managers Avg. Annual Salary: $104,390

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Postsecondary Health specialties teachers Avg. Annual Salary: $103,960

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Computer and information research scientists Avg. Annual Salary: $103,150

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Computer hardware engineers Avg. Annual Salary: $101,600

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Nuclear engineers Avg. Annual Salary: $101,500

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Purchasing managers Avg. Annual Salary: $100,600

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Mathematicians Avg. Annual Salary: $100,260

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Economists Avg. Annual Salary: $99,350

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Aerospace engineers Avg. Annual Salary: $99,000

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Advertising and promotion managers Avg. Annual Salary: $98,720

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Actuaries Avg. Annual Salary: $98,620

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Systems Software developers Avg. Annual Salary: $97,960

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Compensation and benefit managers Avg. Annual Salary: $96,940

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Postsecondary education administrators Avg. Annual Salary: $96,680

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Postsecondary Engineering teachers Avg. Annual Salary: $96,480

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Training and development managers Avg. Annual Salary: $95,800

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Physical scientists Avg. Annual Salary: $95,780