Healthcare jobs take the lead in top pay across the US

Medical jobs lead in pay and benefits across united states
The medical industry is experiencing an unprecedented growth pattern with 22 million more jobs expected between 2012-2022. Meanwhile, pay for healthcare workers puts their jobs at 14 out of the top 20 across the United States.  We assembled the top jobs in the United States, those paying over $100,000 annually as a mean average, and listed them top to bottom. The results might surprise you!  Many thanks to DrFeelGood for sharing this content with us!


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The Top Paying Jobs in the US over $100K Annually

Making less than $100K is common for approximately 80% of Americans. We sorted the list of jobs to include those that earn a mean wage over $100,000 annually as a way to show potential earnings in middle and upper classes. Note how many are in the healthcare field and in the top 20 positions.

 

Occupation title Employment Mean hourly wage Annual mean wage
Anesthesiologists 30,190 $129.62 $269,600
Surgeons 41,190 $121.59 $252,910
Obstetricians and Gynecologists 19,800 $112.65 $234,310
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons 5,380 $111.96 $232,870
Orthodontists 5,200 $109.99 $228,780
Physicians and Surgeons 649,850 $101.04 $210,170
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 338,620 $98.83 $205,560
Internists, General 45,290 $97.04 $201,840
Family and General Practitioners 122,970 $96.54 $200,810
Psychiatrists 24,820 $96.26 $200,220
Chief Executives 223,260 $93.44 $194,350
Pediatricians, General 26,960 $88.58 $184,240
Dentists 122,330 $85.90 $178,670
Dentists, General 105,620 $83.59 $173,860
Dentists, All Other Specialists 5,380 $82.64 $171,900
Prosthodontists 750 $80.84 $168,140
Nurse Anesthetists 39,860 $78.86 $164,030
Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers 81,520 (4) $152,770
Petroleum Engineers 32,780 $70.69 $147,030
Computer and Information Systems Managers 352,510 $70.07 $145,740
Marketing Managers 205,900 $69.30 $144,140
Podiatrists 9,800 $69.28 $144,110
Architectural and Engineering Managers 178,390 $69.17 $143,870
Lawyers 619,530 $67.25 $139,880
Financial Managers 543,300 $67.17 $139,720
Marketing and Sales Managers 571,120 $66.52 $138,350
Lawyers and Judicial Law Clerks 632,940 $66.44 $138,190
Natural Sciences Managers 54,780 $65.46 $136,150
Advertising, Marketing, Promotions, PR and Sales Managers 663,960 $65.39 $136,020
Lawyers, Judges, and Related Workers 680,990 $65.27 $135,760
Sales Managers 365,230 $64.95 $135,090
Law Teachers, Postsecondary 16,010 (4) $134,530
Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers 120,500 (4) $131,250
Top Executives 2,465,800 $61.03 $126,950
Compensation and Benefits Managers 15,230 $61.01 $126,900
Operations Specialties Managers 1,693,430 $60.32 $125,470
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 186,740 (4) $125,430
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers 63,970 $59.31 $123,360
Personal Financial Advisors 201,850 $59.18 $123,100
General and Operations Managers 2,188,870 $58.70 $122,090
Physicists 16,680 $58.54 $121,770
Astronomers and Physicists 18,510 $58.00 $120,650
Pharmacists 305,510 $57.82 $120,270
Human Resources Managers 129,810 $57.79 $120,210
Computer Hardware Engineers 72,950 $57.07 $118,700
Air Traffic Controllers 23,240 $56.83 $118,200
Management Occupations 7,090,790 $56.74 $118,020
Advertising and Promotions Managers 28,860 $56.64 $117,810
Purchasing Managers 71,750 $56.60 $117,720
Optometrists 36,430 $56.53 $117,580
Computer and Information Research Scientists 26,580 $55.92 $116,320
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 27,210 $55.51 $115,460
Training and Development Managers 32,880 $55.37 $115,180
Actuaries 19,940 $54.87 $114,120
Health Teachers, Postsecondary 242,940 (4) $113,770
Economists 19,380 $54.26 $112,860
Political Scientists 6,350 $53.97 $112,250
Managers, All Other 403,670 $53.92 $112,150
Aerospace Engineers 68,510 $53.85 $112,010
Economics Teachers, Postsecondary 13,060 (4) $111,520
Software Developers, Systems Software 409,820 $53.17 $110,590
Astronomers 1,830 $53.07 $110,380
Medical and Health Services Managers 332,150 $52.58 $109,370
Sales Engineers 74,330 $52.35 $108,880
Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary 38,000 (4) $107,490
Industrial Production Managers 168,400 $51.47 $107,060
Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 30,420 $51.15 $106,390
Legal Occupations 1,075,520 $50.95 $105,980
Nuclear Engineers 17,680 $50.94 $105,950
Education Administrators, Postsecondary 138,430 $50.85 $105,770
Mathematicians 2,730 $50.77 $105,600
Chemical Engineers 31,990 $50.68 $105,420
Engineering and Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary 45,370 (4) $105,120
Nurse Practitioners 150,230 $50.30 $104,610
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists 1,020 $50.27 $104,570
Software Developers, Applications 794,000 $50.14 $104,300
Computer Network Architects 157,070 $50.12 $104,240
Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 132,100 $49.89 $103,760
Judges, Magistrates, and Other Judicial Workers 48,050 $49.88 $103,740
Financial Analysts and Advisors 575,110 $49.54 $103,050
Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers 6,940 $49.52 $103,010
Nurse Midwives 6,270 $49.23 $102,390
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 353,780 $49.17 $102,260
Physician Assistants 104,050 $49.08 $102,090
Materials Scientists 7,750 $48.83 $101,570
Art Directors 36,210 $48.64 $101,170
Electrical and Electronics Engineers 315,870 $48.45 $100,770
Veterinarians 67,650 $48.34 $100,560
Air Traffic Controllers and Airfield Operations Specialists 32,000 $48.17 $100,190
Software Developers and Programmers 1,604,570 $48.11 $100,080
Data Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Notes:
(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a “year-round, full-time” hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(4) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.