Distinguish between salaried job/self-employed/business owner/performer.
Highest paid Salaried job: CEO
Highest paid occupation: entrepreneur (business owner with employees--Gates, Zuckerberg, Branson); (these people have other people working for them
Glamour jobs that 1/1,000,000 people get : movie star, sports star
Everything else is somewhere in the middle. Some professions pay more than others.
Best paying 6 figure+ jobs: Doctor, lawyer, accountant, high level computer programmer (go work for Google), engineer, sales related jobs.