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Best Paying Jobs

Top 20 Best Paid Jobs


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Updated May 19, 2014
Medical jobs rank highest among the best paid jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) (May 2010). However, there are other jobs that also pay well on the list of highest paying jobs including computer and information systems, lawyer, and engineering jobs.

Here's a list of the top 25 best paid jobs and a list of the top 10 best paid occupations.

Top 20 Best Paying Jobs

  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Physicians and Surgeons
  • Orthodontists
  • Chief Executives
  • Dentists, All Other Specialists
  • Dentists, General
  • Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
  • Architectural and Engineering Managers
  • Prosthodontists
  • Podiatrists
  • Natural Sciences Managers
  • Computer and Information Systems Managers
  • Petroleum Engineers
  • Marketing Managers
  • Lawyers
  • Pharmacists
  • Air Traffic Controllers
  • Political Scientists
  • Physicists
  • Financial Managers

There are also some career fields that, in general, pay more than others. Here are top paying occupations from the BLS

Top 10 Best Paid Occupations

  • Management
  • Legal
  • Computer And Mathematical Science
  • Architecture And Engineering
  • Healthcare Practitioner And Technical
  • Business And Financial Operations
  • Life, Physical, And Social Science
  • Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, And Media
  • Education, Training, And Library

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