What Are Some of the Highest Paying Careers?

What Are Some of the Highest Paying Careers?

What Are Some of the Highest Paying Careers?

Physicians, surgeons, internists, orthodontists and anesthesiologists are among the most highly paid careers, with professionals in these fields earning a median wage equal of $187,200 annually, as of 2012. Chief executives also take home large salaries, with a median expectation of $168,140 per year.

General dentists bring home an average of $145,240 annually, while petroleum engineers make an average of $130,280 per year. Air-traffic controllers average $122,530 per year, computer and information systems managers take in around $120,960, and marketing managers make an average of $119,480 annually. Architectural and engineering managers make around $124,870 on average each year. Other well-paid professionals include family and general practitioners, prosthodontists, psychiatrists, pediatricians, and nurse anesthetists.