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Top 20 Highest Paying Careers

Jobs That Pay Over $100,000 a Year

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Top 20 Highest Paying Careers
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Updated October 18, 2013
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports annually on the highest paying careers. Each of the occupations on the list pays at least the salary listed and all of the top 20 jobs on the list pay over $100,000 a year.

Leading the least of the jobs that pay the most are medical and health related positions. Other careers which pay well include legal, engineering, management and information technology occupations. Here are the top 20 highest paying careers:

Top 20 Highest Paying Careers

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons - $166,400

Physicians and Surgeons - $166,400

Orthodontists - $166,400

Chief Executives - $165,080

Dentists, All Other Specialists - $161,020

Dentists, General $141,040

Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $119,270

Architectural and Engineering Managers - $119,260

Prosthodontists - $118,400

Podiatrists - $118,030

Natural Sciences Managers - $116,020

Computer and Information Systems Managers - $115,780

Petroleum Engineers - $114,080

Marketing Managers - $112,800

Lawyers - $112,760

Pharmacists - $111,570

Air Traffic Controllers - $108,040

Political Scientists - $107,420

Physicists - $106,370

Financial Managers - $103,910

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More Information: Occupational Outlook Handbook > Highest Paying Occupations

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