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Highest Paying Jobs Advertised in America

Updated on February 18, 2017
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Ms. Inglish is an award-winning Employment & Training pro with regional records and tens of thousands placed into gainful employment.


How To Find the High Paying Jobs

Some of the most highly paid job titles in America may not be advertised at all.

They may be within the hidden job market (advertised only in-house by companies), or available only to Executive Recruiters with which a potential job candidate might need to register and pay for the privilege of such information.

Considering Internet-advertised jobs of all pay scales, two job search engines collect all of the jobs everywhere they appear on the Internet, making these vacant positions and their requirements publicly accessible. These two are and Use them both to find the most jobs advertised at any one time, because some companies are picked up by one and not the other search engine.

Analysts' Results for High Paying Jobs

Various economic analysts and magazine research staffers compile lists of the Top 10, 15, 20 or more jobs in a number of categories, "Highest Paying" being a popular one with job seekers. maintains a list of the following Top 5 Highest Salary Jobs:

1) Chief Executive Officers

  • Avg Annual Salary $240,903
  • Avg hours of work per year: 2,322 = 45 hours per week.
  • Average hourly earnings: $103+ per hour

2) Physicians and Surgeons

  • $139,849
  • 2,100 hours per year worked on average at $66+/hour

3) Dentists

  • $133,777
  • 2,032 hours per year at $65.82/hour

4) Attorneys

  • $126,530
  • 2,179 hours per year at $58+/hour

5) Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers

  • $120,505
  • 1,264 hours per year = Avg of only 24 hours per week (By law and regulation, these workers are limited to a lower number of work days than other full-time employees in other occupations, because of the recovery time between workdays and mental concentration required by the human body in these jobs)
  • $95+/hour

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Top 10 Highest Paid Jobs, lowest to highest salary, from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2015 - 2017:

  1. Psychiatrists - $166,000+ annual salary
  2. CEO - $167,000+
  3. Family/General Practitioners - $168,000+
  4. Physicians and Surgeons - $178,000+
  5. Physicians: Internists - $183,900+
  6. OB-GYN - $208,000+
  7. Orthodontists - $206,000+
  8. Oral Surgeons - $210,000+
  9. Anesthesiologists: $211,000+
  10. Surgeons: $219,000+

A High-Paid Professional

Top-paid Doctors
Top-paid Doctors | Source

We can see from this list that all of the 10 job titles are directly involved in the Healthcare Industry, although CEOs can be physicians as they lead healthcare organizations. It is reasonable to assume, then, that a proportion of the CEOs in this list are also physicians.

The US Bureau of Statistics therefore shows that the position of physician is generally the most highly paid in the USA, although some non-doctor CEOs receive larger compensation packages, especially in bonuses. The last phenomenon has been a point of contention between the Federal Government and Corporate America, especially during the Great Recession from 2008 - 2010.

Highest Salaries Advertised

Highest Paid Physician Jobs on Through 2016

Approximately one thousand physicians to be paid over 250,000 annually are constantly in demand across America, advertised by the following top firms:

  1. Fidelis Partners
  2. The Curare Group, Inc.
  3. Delta Physician Placement
  4. VISTA Staffing Solutions
  5. Cejka Search
  6. Nationwide Professional Resources, Inc.
  7. Delta Physician Placement - Permanent Physician
  8. Rad Dox iFind
  9. Columbia Healthcare
  10. BSM Business Solutions Management, Inc.

Where the Jobs Are Located?

The highest paid doctors are needed in Texas, California, Iowa, Minnesota, and Virginia.

Job titles at a salary of $100,000+ annually through 2016 include:

  1. Anesthesiologists
  2. Physicians in Internal Medicine
  3. Hospitalist Physicians
  4. Asset Protection Specialists
  5. Store Protection Specialists
  6. Trucking Owner-Operators
  7. Physicians In Emergency Medicine
  8. Specialists In Neurology
  9. Investigations and Forensics
  10. Psychiatrists
  11. Urologists

Highest Salaries Projected for 2016 - 2017

  • Highest paid jobs listed are out of a total of nine million Internet listings.
  • Number of Jobs at $100,000 or higher: 780,000+
  • Seven out of the Top 10 remain Physician listings. Additional job titles include those in high-level IT jobs, Physical Therapy, and Big Ticket Sales.


  1. Family Practice Physicians - without OB/GYN
  2. Sales Account Executives
  3. Family Practice Physician - with OB/GYN
  4. Internal Medicine Physicians
  5. Emergency Medicine Physicians
  6. Hospitalist Physician
  7. Physical Therapists
  8. Psychiatrists
  9. Sr. Network Systems Engineers
  10. Sr. Software Engineers and Software Architects

Snapshot: Highest Paid Job Listings

  • listed a total daily average of 6,500,000+ jobs through mid-2016, dropping to about 4,000,000 by Fourth Quarter 2016.
  • Half a million of these jobs were advertised at an annual wage of at or above $100,000.
  • All of the highest paid jobs are in 1) Healthcare and 2) Information Technology

Top 10 Highest Paid Job Titles:

  1. Physician - Internal Medicine
  2. Physician - Family Practice
  3. Physician - Family Practice-Without OB
  4. Physician Hospitalist
  5. Occupational Therapists in a Skilled Nursing Facility
  6. Physician - Neurology
  7. Physiican - Psychiatry
  8. Physician - Pediatrics
  9. Physician - Emergency Medicine
  10. Physician - Urology

Additional High Paid Jobs Listed:

  1. Physical Therapists
  2. Speech Language Pathologists
  3. Managers - Business Intelligence / Data Warehousing Health Plans
  4. Managers - Oracle
  5. Managers and Senior Managers - SAP
  6. Enterprise Data Management - Manager
  7. PeopleSoft HR Time & Labor Senior Consultant
  8. Systems Integration Health Plans Senior Manager
  9. Managers and Consultants - SI

Example: Increase in Family Practice Physician Demand

Steep increase is evident in upswing of curve to the right. Jobs increased by another 9% from 2013 - 2014.
Steep increase is evident in upswing of curve to the right. Jobs increased by another 9% from 2013 - 2014. | Source

Explanation for Graphs

The demand for physicians increased by 375% from July 2005 through January 2009, a period of 3.5 years; then declined somewhat during 2009. From November 2008 through July 2010, job listings decreased slightly, but still increased by 25% over that November '08 starting point. The number of job listings for physicians held steady during the 7 months from November 2009 to June 2010. | Source

American Companies Needing the Highest Paid Workers

  1. Various Recruiters and Head Hunters
  2. Hospital Jobs Online
  3. CompHealth
  4. StaffPointe Medical Search
  5. Enterprise Medical Service
  6. Dandy Project LLC
  8. Critical Connection
  9. CyberCoders Healthcare and Cybercoders
  10. Deloitte - IT, Business, Finance
  11. Kforce Professional Staffing, Inc.
  12. Trustaff - Healthcare
  13. Merritt Hawkins - Healthcare
  14. - Travel Nursing and other Travel Healthcare Professionals
  15. ELITE Healthcare Group

Where to Look for High Paid Work

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The largest numbers of Physicians are needed in the following US cities:

New York City; Houston, Texas; Cleveland, Ohio; and Atlanta, Georgia.

High Paid IT Managers are required in these cities:

New York City, Chicago, Atlanta, San Francisco, Boston, Arlington VA, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Cleveland OH, and McLean, VA.

Proactive Plans for High Salary

Other ways to earn large amounts of money include

  1. Beginning and operating a successful business of one's own
  2. Becoming a successful commission sales person or investor
  3. Becoming an author who regularly sells a large number of books
  4. Becoming a actor- or model-celebrity
  5. Becoming a highly paid professional athelete

Most of these are self-starting careers or require the use of representative agents, or both.

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© 2010 Patty Inglish

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    • Sandyspider profile image

      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Good to know this list. Looks like going back to school is in order

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      Patty Inglish 7 years ago from North America

      Hi Sandyspider! - And medical school is so expensive, but some schools offer programs of loan-forgiveness for working in economically depressed regions. Some IT training is less expensive and a good choice.

      I don't know how our changing healthcare system will affect physician salaries yet!

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      Wow, you have a great research here. It will help a lot of people which is so kind of you.

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      Patty Inglish 7 years ago from North America

      Hello, hello! - Thanks for visitng my hubs! I think also, as healthcare reform seeks to cust costs, that there will grow a much larger - huge really - market for Nurse Practitioners and the small clinics in groceries and drug stores. I visited one a block from my house, for the start of an eye infection 6 years ago, was handled straightforwardly and professionally, and cured very quickly. All for less than half the price of a Physician's visit - sorry, doctors; I don't mean any insult.

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      World-Traveler 7 years ago from USA

      I liked the pay rate for the analyst job, over US$100 per hour. Sweet that must be.

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      murat 6 years ago

      Good to know this list. Looks like going back to school is in order

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      nicks 6 years ago

      But what, I wonder, are the 10 jobs that provide the greatest happiness and fulfillment. Does anyone know?

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      Stephanie Hicks 6 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      As a lawyer for more than 15 years, I'd say the average salary is right on. As far as time required to make that $$, probably add about 1,000 hours per year. *sigh*

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      Keith Schroeder 6 years ago from Wisconsin

      Your hubs on jobs are so well written that I hand out your profile url to clients on a regular basis. I email links to your hubs almost daily. In this economy I have a lot of folks that really are looking for employment. Your myriad hubs on jobs really are a good starting point for many in their job search.

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      bojanglesk8 6 years ago

      Very informative Hub.

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      Patty Inglish 6 years ago from North America

      steph, that is such a lot of work, but you are very valuable as an attorney and I know that others are as well. Thanks for your experiences here on HubPages!

      Keith Tax - Gee, Keith - Thanks! - I hope these Hubs help a lot of people. Let me know if you need a specific city or job/cluster reviewed!

      bojanlesk8 - Thanks for visiting and commenting. Glad you liked it.

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      Nevada Logan 6 years ago from USA

      Thanks for all this info. Great hub and so much info. I think this will help a lot of people become more informed to make decisions on where they are heading.

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      Richard Francis Fleck 6 years ago from Denver, Colorado

      Thanks for this interesting coverage. I was interested to see that one of the new Denver Broncos quarterbacks, Tim Teebow from Florida was offered a contract for 33 million dollars over the next 6 years. But I wonder what the average salary is for an NFL player? In contrast, I've been content with an English Professor's meager salary for 40 years but obviously money was notthe majorconcern.

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      Evan Hutchinson 6 years ago from The Dirty South

      Air traffic controllers should be on there too! :P

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      Sophie 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      What would you advise me, if I would like to live in the US later? Is is it hard to get a job and visa (or what) to do this?

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      jeanie.stecher 6 years ago from Seattle

      Thanks for these lists Patty. Americans now have to know what kind and available jobs are there since a recession was suffered last year. This is a good help for those who are eager and willing to work again and earn for their family.

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      Shawn Scarborough 6 years ago from The Lone Star State

      This is some great information, it is very well written too. I look forward to reading more of your hubs. Voted up.

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      Runway 6 years ago from New York

      This is great info. Thanks for this!

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      bd160900 6 years ago from San Diego

      Never knew that chief Executive Officers got that much! Maybe I'm in the wrong business. Ha. Anyway, great hub. Loved it!

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      smartchoice 6 years ago from Tampa Bay, Florida

      Great page. very informative and interesting. Looks like you put a lot of effort and research into it. Keep up the good work!

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      Ambition398 6 years ago

      Interesting facts. Thanks for the info! Note: I'd heard dentists have the highest suicide rate. Also pilots jobs may not be super stable if that's what you are looking for, so just a heads up.

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      lamincome 6 years ago

      Great article! It's interesting to see who are the highest earners in America.

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      bizijebator 6 years ago from slovenia

      i wish i had any of those listed jobs :)

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      kingkhan78 6 years ago

      Great article about highest paying jobs Advertised in America thanks nice post in hubepages thanks for sharing

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      Cy V 6 years ago

      Good info. Looks like I need to go back to school to be a physician.

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      TroyM 6 years ago

      Hmmm..maybe being a Hub writer will be on there some day, eh?

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      Jason Matthews 6 years ago

      Wow! great hub, this is very informative!

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      ameliadietl 6 years ago from Florida

      Oh wow! I'd be set if I got one of those jobs. Thanks for the interesting hub!

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      MusicalMadonna 6 years ago

      Whoa, Ob-GYNs! had no clue they could make that much. or dentists. Very interesting! thanks for posting this hub =]

    • profile image 6 years ago

      Thanks for this man, really interesting and informative. Wasn't quite sure what a 'flight engineer' is though?

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      jasoncox83 6 years ago from Ohio

      Simply broke down if you want to be in the top careers you almost gotta be a doctor sad to say.

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      chardee42 6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Its interesting when you see these high paying and then consider the cost of education compared to other careers.

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      MarianG 6 years ago

      Great and useful Hub! I've gotta change my career! I'm a teacher and make next to nothing...

    • profile image 6 years ago from bear, de, 19701

      out of all the jobs technology jobs are hot. paid lot and, one thing many people do not pay attention. Difficult to enter but pays more

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      Boopydoodle 6 years ago from Ireland

      Great Article Patty. Definitely an eye opener!

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      TeamSTM 6 years ago

      If I had this information when I was in High School, I know I would have been a Doctor or a Dentist! as a kid I could watch operations in progress and eat a food while watching. If someone was bleeding that didn't bother me then either. So if I knew about the pay along with the amount of school, I would be a doctor or dentist today!!

      Now I will share this information with anyone who is interested in becoming all they can be and starting at a young age!!

      Thanks for this HubPage!!!

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      Nick Penn 6 years ago from Pennslyvania

      In today's world, A good occupation will always coincide with a college education. However, there is a great profession that does not require a college degree. If you are motivated, energetic, friendly, and ready to learn you should think about a career in sales!

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      lender3212000 6 years ago from Beverly Hills, CA

      Hmmm, none of them seem to list lazy hobby writer as a desirable hiring trait. I guess the search continues...

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      MKayo 6 years ago from Texas

      Wow, you really did your research! Great info.

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      chrislloyd515 6 years ago from UK

      A lot of really interesting stats! Love getting my head around some new graphs!

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      munirahmadmughal 6 years ago from Lahore, Pakistan.

      "Top 10-Highest Paying Jobs Advertised in America" is really an interresting and excellent hub.

      The food for thought is what is that thing which made these jobs the top ten jobs. They are those who relieve the pain and suffering of the people. People are not unwise they know where to spend and where not to spend. These top ten job givers should alsohave the food for thought that those who pay them they take their services. They may take or may not take. Who goave this, kowledge, wisdom and expertise that attracted the employers and who put attraction for these top tens in the hearts and minds of the payers. The answer from both side will be the Creator of the both and also of all that is there in the universe.

      All provison and sustenace is in the hands of the Creator and it is He who is Controller of all affairs. We all whether active or passive, at the top or bottom, belog to Him and shall have to return unto HIm. Here during this short pan of life our role is under test as to what we do for the welfare, well being and well sishing of the whole mankind according to our best ability sincerely and honestly, correectly and fairly, properly and pleasantly to maintain the dignity of mankind in all our performances.

      May God bless all.

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      DebtFreedom 6 years ago

      It would be great if you could do one for Canada. lol

      I hope everyone is okay after everything that is happening with the recession. All the best to everyone because everyone is doing their best.

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      Leslie A. Shields 6 years ago from Georgia

      Nice article...excellent information

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      henrykasan 6 years ago from UK

      Excellent Hub!!!!

      The hub prove good informative about the increasing demand of physicians and professionals from the field of information technology. The graphical representation of various statistical information is very easy to understand and make the whole picture absolutely crystal clear. Thank a lot for sharing.

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      Info1 6 years ago from India

      Very informative and well explained.

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      deancortez044 6 years ago from Las Vegas

      Very nice and informative hub. Keep giving us more interesting topics. Thanks and good luck on all your hubs.

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      PatrickNormandin 6 years ago from New York

      It is one of the most useful hubs! Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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      reemhmam 6 years ago

      great thanks

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      william_ridgeway 6 years ago

      Great information here. You may just have persuaded me to change my major!

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      jose1aztk 6 years ago from San Antonio

      Rappers make a lot more Good info!!

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      map65 6 years ago

      great hub here!

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      rob24hrs 6 years ago from UK

      I don't see online writers listed lol - am I missing something. You write amazing hubs! Well done

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      uykusuz 6 years ago from England

      Nice hub thanks.

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      hitalot 6 years ago

      great write nice hub

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      windowcleanbc 6 years ago

      I hope I could be a CEO haha

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      kazemaru2 6 years ago from usa

      Great overview of the best jobs in the worst job market.

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      Cynthia 6 years ago from Vancouver Island, Canada

      hmm... interesting hub. I understand that physicians pay in the range of $50-120,000 for malpractice insurance each year in the US... mind you, often they are 'retained' (or 'owned' as they would have it in the biz) by a hospital or consortium who pays this cost on their behalf. It's understandable why Americans pay so much for their medical care...whew!

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      Multi Blogging 6 years ago

      Good Job hub....

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      giwrgos12 6 years ago from San Diego

      Good to see you again with another helpful hub!!

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      john0001 6 years ago

      In today's world, A good occupation will always coincide with a college education. However, there is a great profession that does not require a college degree. If you are motivated, energetic, friendly, and ready to learn you should think about a career in sales!


      Young Drivers Insurance

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      suejanet 6 years ago

      Great hub, and research. I am just starting college and will take this information into consideration for my career goals

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      Samantha Monroe 6 years ago from New York

      Hope there would be a rags-to-riches or just getting by earner-to-insanely rich 'hubpages hubber millionaire' story.

      Why not? There are a lot of authors here (self-published or with an agent) who can produce books which can get viral marketing from hubpages; and there are also people here with financial know-how to become a successful investor.

      Well hoping it's not a delusional idea but just a hopeful idea....haha

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      moncrieff 6 years ago from New York, NY

      Thanks, something to think about! But then I don't want to have a highest paid job, just an interesting and fairly paid job is good, too. Yes, people agree to pay no matter what those who relieve their pain. It's the art of making someone feel good and get paid for it.

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      nathanaelig 6 years ago from Burlingame, CA

      Wow!! I wish I were in the health care industry!!! CA-CHING!!!

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      sambaran08 6 years ago from India

      NICE HUB,visit my hub and comment plz

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      daktari 6 years ago

      Interesting! Makes sense CEO's and physicians, dentists, lawyers. I didn't know flight pilots were up there but that's good to know. I want the guy who flies the plane 30000ft up in the air to be well paid and taken care of. Too bad my major is not among these...and i'm graduating in two months yoy!

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      Patty Inglish 6 years ago from North America

      I wonder about pilot alaries after hearing about retirement acct cuts after the miracle plane landing in the Hudson River. The pilot dserved a bonus, not a cut. Anyway, with private space flight nearing us, pilot wages should rise imo. Thanks for commenting.

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      nadinest 6 years ago from New Brunswick, Canada

      OMG! I am from Canada, but I still found this so interesting. the yearly salaries are unbelievable!

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      kinect for xbox 360 review 6 years ago

      Very interesting stats. Some of these were kind of surprising to read about.

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      BNISSON 6 years ago from Columbus, GA

      Totally informative. Should be listed on Google when searching these things instead of endless wiki pages hahah

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      Date My Ride 6 years ago

      Where are those high paying jobs?

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      tim Hanks 6 years ago

      Yay yay, great ways to make money. "Expensive" article :)

      Very good.

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      Maryanne Maguire 6 years ago from Santa Monica, CA

      Several in the heath care field, great to know for future college gang. Thanks!

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      TheManWithNoPants 6 years ago from Tucson, Az.

      Excellent points. I'm still old school though. When I put someone into my organization, it happens through an interview. I throw the resume on the floor, ask questions, tell stories, and read responces. The resume means nothing more than an outline to me. (It's 100% embelished and 20% complete bull) Back to the point .. I enjoyed this piece.

      jim aka tmwnp

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      Trinsick 6 years ago from Cali

      I love the generic CEO as a high paying job.

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      Life with Sandy 6 years ago

      My daughter wants to be a pharmicist. They weren't on your list but they make good money

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      joehickox 6 years ago from texas

      great points, very infomative. thanks.

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      tylercoop 6 years ago

      I guess I'm going to be a CEO! Thanks for the great info!

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      naznin khan 6 years ago

      i think,i should make career in this field.

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      shygirl2 6 years ago

      you've either did your research or you are a business analyst? Great hub! Thanks for sharing it!!

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      donkeyz1 6 years ago

      Great hub!!! Thank you for sharing!

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      kalaxman 6 years ago

      this is great!! thanks

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      detective 6 years ago

      looks like Physicians clean the table. Great hub.

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      PC 6 years ago

      Great article about High Paying Jobs, really interesting and informative. It will help a lot of people.

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      gene.hammett 6 years ago

      This information makes it seem like being a CEO is the career to aim for. But what is missing is that rarely can you aim for such a high position within in a company. I would think it is better to aim to be the BEST at what you do and DO something that you really enjoy (aka passionate about). Then you will have riches beyond your dreams.

      Gene Hammett

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      Patty Inglish 6 years ago from North America

      Thank you Gene. The jobs that are advertised and the ones we can obtain are sometimes different. This is surely a fact. Further, high pay does not ensure happiness, does it? Thanks for posting your important view.

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      scla 6 years ago from Southern California

      Really good information on the highest paid jobs. I am not surprised that the medical field-doctors appear to the one of the highest earning professions. It is definitely a field that requires a lot of discipline and commitment.

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      janessecret 6 years ago from Oz

      In advertising, like in most careers, the best jobs are never advertised but are word of mouth or agency recruited. Massive salaries in advertising though!

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      Constanta 6 years ago

      Great list, hub/article and usefull information!

      Good job and thank you!

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      CraigDesmarais 6 years ago from Greenville, RI

      I would like to see you take into account the new jobs being created through different avenues of Internet Marketing or other form of income people create using the internet.

      It would be interesting to see how their income has risen in the past few years. If there is enough data to track it.

      Just a thought, chew on it a bit, and if you don't like it send it right back!


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      Patty Inglish 6 years ago from North America

      I also would like to see that data!

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      Tansam 6 years ago from Melbourne

      Hi Patty

      All of these jobs seen to be involving a large amount of finanical and time investment. Where wuld network marketing fit into here????

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      valentinas25 6 years ago from Italy

      thanks,verry interesting!

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      Patty Inglish 6 years ago from North America

      While many people push for network and affiliate marketing to be added to this list, most workers do not make a lot of money with those activities.

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      Kenneth Wayne 6 years ago from Alabama

      SO, any advice on how I can go from a business analyst to a CEO in the next couple years? LOL

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      Patty Inglish 6 years ago from North America

      Hmmm, amalyze your way to the top!

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      ashatt 6 years ago from GA

      I def love all the research and back up you have in this work. Great job :)

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      rmills123 6 years ago from Ecru,Ms

      Like your hub great content.

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      Jill 6 years ago

      This was a very interesting article. I would have thought, doctors would have made more money than that. They sure do have to go through a lot to make so little. I think that the internet is the best way to make money. Before long, this will be the job path that everyone will take.

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      HubFan516 6 years ago

      In this kind of economy any help is good, thanks.

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      writer83 6 years ago from Cyber Space

      Wow! They earn a lot of money. I am sure they work hard for it so they deserve the high payment. Nice Article Patty!

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      vancouver 6 years ago from vancouver

      Great Hub, very interesting Read,


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      clearblue99 6 years ago from Clear Blue Sky

      those are some amazing numbers! thanks for the hub article. very informative

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      SUSIE405 6 years ago from Delray Beach, Florida

      Enjoyed reading your hub. You really have researhed this subject, very informative.

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      kailaschozhan 6 years ago from Chennai

      I would like to get information about online jobs which is having high paying keywords to get handsome income from home. Please let me know

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      Donna Oliver 6 years ago from Midwest, U.S.A.

      Great hub! Enjoyed reading the current research on career trends. Well written and informative article.

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      Revu2007 6 years ago

      Nice hub - very well written and researched. Thanks for sharing :)

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      sreekumar 6 years ago

      A hub written after taking a lot of pain to collect data and information. I really appreciate it.

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      ashraa 6 years ago

      it is great and trust needs only trials and successful things


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      Insurance 6 years ago

      Must have been a pain to go through that list and put it all in one page. Thank you!

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      Rik Rodriguez 6 years ago from Hawaii

      Wow I used to work for OR Docs that were making over a million dollars a year. I know web guys that say they have had a bad year when they make 100,000 these days.

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      Jackie Paulson 6 years ago from USA IL

      THisis wonderful and I loved all the helpful information.

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      JodiVee 6 years ago

      It's no coincidence that the highest-paying jobs are also the ones requiring the highest personal investment of time, money, effort, and education. Good hub.

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      Maria Payroll 6 years ago

      Great post. This is very helpful information, so thank you for sharing. This can help students decide on what course to take when they get to college. Aside from the jobs you have mentioned, nurses also have good salary.

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      jrcemail 6 years ago

      Psychiatrists make more than a CEO?!? No way. Really?

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      Patty Inglish 6 years ago from North America

      Within positions that are advertised in 2010 and 2011, yes. There are, however, long-time CEOS with larger salaries and CEOS that accept only $1.00 per year and accept Million$ in bonuses.

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      networkandy 6 years ago from Connecticut

      Getting paid is very important I mean we all need to put dinner on the table and having a job with a good salary goes a long way.

      However we gotta pick a career that we can live with because if you dont like what you are doing it is really hard to succeed in it

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      Patty Inglish 6 years ago from North America

      100% true! - One of the fastest ways to burn out is to be stuck in a job you do well and dislike. Thanks for reminding us!

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      apafundi 6 years ago from New York

      really nice list and very interesting, but you forgot one. Professional Hubber! Haha.

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      leahlefler 6 years ago from Western New York

      The healthcare industry will definitely see a lot of growth over time: nursing and the associated careers (physical therapy and speech/language therapy) are great opportunities to consider. Very interesting list, especially as I prepare to re-enter the workforce after the little one goes to kindergarten!

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      D.Cortland 6 years ago

      Good Read...Thanks for the info!

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      vinsanity 6 years ago

      Hey this is great stuff, very informational!

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      nwwebservices 6 years ago

      Nice article, some of the salaries are quite large. Interesting that he health care segment dominates the lists. Perhaps I'm in the wrong field... :-)

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      melwilliams 6 years ago

      As someone who is just now trying to go back to work after a bit of time off, your article is a real help. Thanks!

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      Scott_Grigg 6 years ago from Midwest USA-Southeast

      Hey, thanks for a great hub. I tweeted about this one. Have some great tips in here.

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      Evergree 6 years ago

      thanks for the info,just probably start leaving kettering

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      sachin dubey 6 years ago

      thank you for a big opportunity to do something

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      Cathyrin 6 years ago from Philippines

      Very interesting, helpful and comprehensive hub you have here. Voted this hub up and useful. :)

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      safiq ali patel 6 years ago from United States Of America

      Some interesting data in this hub.

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      bugslady8949 6 years ago from The Bahamas

      I did know that internal medicine doctors get paid the most and I want to be a cardiologist.You did a great job on this hub, keep up the good job.

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      runescapeprivate 6 years ago from New York

      Some of those were surprising!

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      devis gratuit 6 years ago

      thanks for this infos...very great tips...

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      azure_sky 6 years ago from Somewhere on the Beach, if I am lucky :)

      Great and informative hub!! I'm passing it on to my daughter, so that maybe it'll light a fire under her and she will finish college:) Voted Up and Useful!! Thanks so much!!

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      austinhennry 6 years ago from USA

      Great hub buddy, you have solved my all queries.

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      Apepperson 6 years ago from Texas

      I thought this was going to be a cheesy reprint of a Yahoo article, but I was impressed by how well researched and written it was. Thank You!

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      clippingshop 6 years ago

      Wonderful wordings there. Its informative hub..Thanks for sharing.

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      Emma 6 years ago from Houston TX

      Nice hub. The information is great

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      Patty Inglish 6 years ago from North America

      Apperperson - Accusers often charge others with their own crimes.

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      Brooke.Crawford 6 years ago from Missouri

      Nice hub! As for some of the commentary, going to college for 4 years and then medical school for 4 years all on loans, I'm currently over $200,000 in debt to the government. During residency, the top salary is for chief resident surgeons, and that ends up being about $55,000 a year, for an 80/week work hour restriction. We do, eventually, make good money as attendings, but I will have been (if you consider an hourly wage) making under minimum wage for 8 years of training after 8 previous years of medical school. I have trouble paying my bills month to month. Just some food for thought - CEO may indeed be a more fruitful proposition if timeliness and lifestyles are considered :)

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      stevenkingsley 6 years ago

      nice hub though...

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      Patty Inglish 6 years ago from North America

      Thanks for giving our readers that useful information, Brooke! I spent about 12 years in low-paying less-than-minimum-wage internships in psychology myself. It's rough.

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      2Honest 6 years ago from Texas

      I knew that in the public sector that healthcare is well paying. I just hope that there is more quality of healthcare workers than people just wanting to get the money.

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      SUSANJK 6 years ago from Florida

      Sounds like a good list. Thanks.

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      activation123 6 years ago

      Great, i like your writings

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      AllSuretyBonds 6 years ago

      Great information. This will be very helpful for people who are looking for a job right now. I couldn't imagine being able to make $103 an hour!

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      HealthyHayden 6 years ago from Canada

      VERY interesting. I must admit I'm surprised I didn't see traders mentioned - those wall street traders can make some huge money.

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      mrshine1 6 years ago

      This a good list.Thank you

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      calvin95mosley 6 years ago from Los Angeles California

      I appreciated your research on this...Its really informative.Thanks

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      JayeWisdom 6 years ago

      Hi, Patty...Glad to see RN made the list of jobs on the rise. One of my granddaughters will soon be graduating from nursing school.

      The only "gripe" I have about the jobs with high salaries is that I've known far too many CEOs who were not worth their high pay, stock options and other valuable perks. When they proved next to worthless, to the detriments of the companies they headed, none of it was taken away from them when relieved of their posts. So unfair! JAYE

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      citychick 6 years ago from Ulster County, New York

      Wow, I'm so glad I came across your hub! Lots of great research and well written, as well. Thanks for your insights.

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      justpits 6 years ago

      Very nice and informative hub. Keep giving us more interesting topics. Thanks and good luck on all your hubs.

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      Jeff Hunter 5 years ago

      Great. Info to have. Thanks

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      peterhark69 5 years ago from Canada

      It is not new to see that most careers that top the rankings are on the medical fields. They deserve to be paid that much because they really work very hard as well. I am just a bit surprised thought that software engineers are only on the top 10 because I know few people who are sr software engineers who make more than some of the medical professionals mentioned in the top 10. Great info!

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      mariahbernt864 5 years ago from Minneapolis, Minnesota

      Nice work! Very detailed and helpful :)I'm planning on starting my own counseling practice and this really gave me some great perspective on how to go about it AND what I'll be getting out of it!

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      precino chimezie lovechild 5 years ago

      just like leaving a billionaire life but you have too work hard to get it more money more work more spending

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      eternal peace 5 years ago

      good information here. looks like you have done a lot of research and I found it very helpful. thanks for the hard work.

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      Sarah 5 years ago

      So happy to have found this page BEFORE i start university so I already have a chosen career/location (:

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      amithak50 5 years ago from India

      That is nice hub,you explained very well ,I think most of the high paying jobs are hidden and only recruiters can handle it ..Thanks for the nice hub...

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      Wall climber 16 months ago

      Is there anyway to find jobs or companies that will work with/hire convicted felons? There seem to be many deterrents in finding high paying careers for people with muddy pasts.

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      Patty Inglish 16 months ago from North America

      @Wall climber - Your local county's jobs or jobs and family services office, under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), is to maintain a list of the employers who hire ex-felons -- Many counties have specialized training programs to train ex-felons in specific jobs and connect them to a hiring company. For example, in Michigan, contact your local MichiganWorks! office or the county jobs agency. Look under county offices in the phone book. Good luck!

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