Top Ten Best Paid Jobs in America
Highest Paying Jobs
Highest Paying Jobs in America
The Top Ten Best Paying Jobs in America and the Worst
Which are the highest paying jobs and careers in the USA and which are the worst ? Times are tough and we can't all be bankers and get government money to top up our bonuses, somebody actually needs to do something useful ! So which are the best paying jobs? The highest paid jobs are listed below, surprisingly CEOs are only 10th (the lowest paying jobs are also listed as you may wish to try to avoid them). By the way, this article was first written here - best paid jobs in America
If you are anything like me then you may have thought that the best paid jobs were to be found in the stock market or working as a lawyer or attorney or selling discount car insurance. Well, think again. The highest paying jobs in America are almost all found in the healthcare sector, although to be fair they tend to be at the top of the profession - medical assistants for example are not in the top 10 but then again they are not in the bottom 10 either. So by and large healthcare jobs are a good bet if you are wondering which career to go for, pharmacy technicians would be another alternative for a steady job.
It could be that people working in finance get low salaries and high bonuses, but there is no mention of that in the government statistics. You can see all the statistics on best paid jobs in America here top paid jobs.
But for a quick look at the top wages in the USA just read the list below
Top Ten Best Paid Jobs in the USA - 2014
1. Anesthesiologist: $235,070 (Mean annual pay)
2. Surgeons: $233,150
3. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons: $218,960
4. Obstetricians and Gynecologists: $212,570
5. Orthodontists: $196,270
6. General Internist: $188,440
7. Physicians and Surgeons (all other): $187,200
8. Family and General Practitioners: $183,940
9. Psychiatrists: $182,660
10. Chief Executives: $178,400
(NB: These have increased about 15% over the last 6 years - but the professions are the same, except that anesthesiologists are now top instead of surgeons)
For reference here are the next 30 best paying jobs in America (still lots of medical professionals!):-
Nurse Anesthetists $157,690
Petroleum Engineers $149,180
Architectural and Engineering Managers $136,540
Marketing Managers $133,700
Natural Sciences Managers $132,850
Computer and Information Systems Managers $132,570
Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers $129,600
Lawyers, Judges, and Related Workers $128,070
Financial Managers $126,660
Marketing and Sales Managers $126,640
Advertising, Marketing, Promotions, Public Relations, and Sales Managers $124,640
Sales Managers $123,150
Law Teachers, Postsecondary $122,280
Top Executives minor $121,010
Air Traffic Controllers $118,650
Astronomers and Physicists $116,440
General and Operations Managers $116,090
Operations Specialties Managers minor $114,160
Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers $113,090
Advertising and Promotions Managers $112,870
Compensation and Benefits Managers $112,040
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $111,260
Human Resources Managers $111,180
Lowest Paying Jobs in America
The Worst Paid Jobs in the USA
Here is the bottom of the list - lots of people working in the catering and entertainment industries - they make in one year what the best-paid make in one month - so you might want to get some qualifications!
Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers $20,370
Amusement and Recreation Attendants $20,310
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse $20,080
Food and Beverage Serving Workers $20,020
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers $19,940
Other Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers $19,670
Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop $19,670
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop $19,650
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food $18,880
Cooks, Fast Food $18,870
Actors - mean hourly wage - $41.94
Dancers - mean hourly wage - $20.00
Musicians and Singers - mean hourly wage - $32.10
Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers - mean hourly wage $25.69
If you want all the figures - check out Top Jobs or Best Paying Jobs or Top Ten Best Paying Jobs So if you are young and looking for a job then start studying medicine !
14 of 15 Best Paying Jobs are in Medicine and Healthcare
As you can see from the Government figures for 2013 above, (published May 2014) the Top Paying Jobs are Anesthesiologist and Surgeon. Around $230K a year.
Also - 14 of the top 15 best paying jobs are in healthcare. After the top 15 you find things like marketing managers, sales managers, computer managers, airline pilots but these generally make only half of what the top healthcare professionals make.
The worst paying jobs, so as you know how to avoid them presumably, are in the food preparation and serving sectors.
Where to avoid ? Waiters and waitresses in Yauco, Puerto Rico, are the worst paid of all - getting just $13,610 a year, Counter attendant in a cafeteria in Owenboro, Kentucky, is also to be avoided (they just gonna have to learn to serve themselves!)- at just $13,810 a year.
D.C. has the highest average annual salary, at $67,810 - followed by New York, Massachusetts, and Connecticut, at $50,000.
Puerto Rico has the lowest average salaries at $24,650 -- despite the strange fact that the cost of living is similar to D.C..
South Dakota and Mississippi are the lowest paying states, at $33,000.
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