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The Highest Paying Jobs in America  

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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
1
Surgeons
Avg. Annual Salary: $225,390
2
Anesthesiologists
Avg. Annual Salary: $220,100
3
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons
Avg. Annual Salary: $214,120
4
Obstetricians and gynecologists
Avg. Annual Salary: $210,340
5
Orthodontists
Avg. Annual Salary: $200,290
6
Internists
Avg. Annual Salary: $189,480
7
Physicians
Avg. Annual Salary: $180,870
8
Family and general practitioners
Avg. Annual Salary: $173,860
9
Chief executives
Avg. Annual Salary: $173,350
10
Psychiatrists
Avg. Annual Salary: $167,610
11
Pediatricians
Avg. Annual Salary: $165,720
12
Dentists
Avg. Annual Salary: $158,770
13
Prosthodontists
Avg. Annual Salary: $139,620
14
Podiatrists
Avg. Annual Salary: $133,410
15
Lawyers
Avg. Annual Salary: $129,440
16
Natural science managers
Avg. Annual Salary: $129,320
17
Petroleum engineers
Avg. Annual Salary: $127,970
18
Architectural and engineering managers
Avg. Annual Salary: $125,900
19
Computer and information system managers
Avg. Annual Salary: $123,280
20
Marketing managers
Avg. Annual Salary: $122,720
21
Financial managers
Avg. Annual Salary: $116,970
22
Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers
Avg. Annual Salary: $115,300
23
Sales managers
Avg. Annual Salary: $114,110
24
Industrial-organizational psychologists
Avg. Annual Salary: $114,040
25
General and operation managers
Avg. Annual Salary: $113,100