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Highest paying occupations: 20 occupations with the highest median annual pay.

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OCCUPATION 2021 MEDIAN PAY

Family medicine physicians

$line_item_noteThis wage is equal to or greater than $208,000 per year

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons

$line_item_noteThis wage is equal to or greater than $208,000 per year

Orthodontists

$line_item_noteThis wage is equal to or greater than $208,000 per year

Physicians, all other; and ophthalmologists, except pediatric

$line_item_noteThis wage is equal to or greater than $208,000 per year

Anesthesiologists

$line_item_noteThis wage is equal to or greater than $208,000 per year

General internal medicine physicians

$line_item_noteThis wage is equal to or greater than $208,000 per year

Obstetricians and gynecologists

$line_item_noteThis wage is equal to or greater than $208,000 per year

Surgeons, except ophthalmologists

$line_item_noteThis wage is equal to or greater than $208,000 per year

Psychiatrists

$line_item_noteThis wage is equal to or greater than $208,000 per year

Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers

$line_item_note$202,180 per year

Nurse anesthetists

$line_item_note$195,610 per year

Chief executives

$line_item_note$179,520 per year

Dentists, all other specialists

$line_item_note$175,160 per year

Pediatricians, general

$line_item_note$170,480 per year

Dentists, general

$line_item_note$160,370 per year

Computer and information systems managers

$line_item_note$159,010 per year

Physicists

$line_item_note$152,430 per year

Architectural and engineering managers

$line_item_note$152,350 per year

Judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates

$line_item_note$148,030 per year

Podiatrists

$line_item_note$145,840 per year

Last Modified Date: Friday, April 29, 2022