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America’s Top 50 Salaries

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By CareerBuilder.com

It’s only natural that you’re curious. Who doesn’t want to sneak a peek at the paychecks of America’s wealthiest workers?

In the spirit of disclosure, here’s a look at the median salaries of America’s 50 highest-paying jobs, as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The list of America’s top earners contains many expected results (chief executives and lawyers), as well as some that may come as a surprise (air traffic controllers, construction managers). And, of course, there’s proof positive that it pays to have an MD: surgeons and physicians dominate the list.

1. Surgeons — $177,690

2. Anesthesiologists — $174,240

3. Obstetricians and Gynecologists — $171,810

4. Orthodontists — $163,410

5. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons — $160,660

6. Internists, General — $156,550

7. Psychiatrists — $146,150

8. Prosthodontists — $146,080

9. Family and General Practitioners — $140,370

10. Chief Executives — $139,810

11. Pediatricians, General — $139,230

12. Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers — $135,040

13. Dentists, General — $133,680

14. Podiatrists — $111,250

15. Lawyers — $110,520

16. Air Traffic Controllers — $105,820

17. Engineering Managers — $105,470

18. Computer and Information Systems Managers — $102,360

19. Marketing Managers — $101,990

20. Astronomers — $101,360

21. Natural Sciences Managers — $99,140

22. Sales Managers — $98,510

23. Petroleum Engineers — $97,350

24. Financial Managers — $96,620

25. Law Teachers, Postsecondary — $95,570

26. Optometrists — $95,500

27. General and Operations Managers — $95,470

28. Computer and Information Scientists, Research — $94,030

29. Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates — $91,500

30. Physicists — $91,480

31. Actuaries — $90,760

32. Nuclear Engineers — $90,690

33. Industrial-Organizational Psychologists — $89,980

34. Human Resources Managers — $89,950

35. Pharmacists — $88,650

36. Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents — $87,990

37. Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners — $87,630

38. Computer Hardware Engineers — $87,170

39. Public Relations Managers — $85,820

40. Aerospace Engineers — $85,450

41. Political Scientists — $84,820

42. Physical Scientists — $84,380

43. Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software — $84,310

44. Personal Financial Advisors — $82,970

45. Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary — $82,450

46. Chiropractors — $82,060

47. Industrial Production Managers — $81,960

48. Construction Managers — $81,760

49. Purchasing Managers — $81,440

50. Advertising and Promotions Managers — $81,250

Written by Bhushan Kulkarni

January 29, 2007 at 11:20 am

Posted in Jobs

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