Monday, November 14, 2011

Top 10 Highest Paying Careers in America

If you want to make several million dollars for a few months' work, then, yes, you probably should star in a Hollywood blockbuster. But if you're looking for careers to lead you to financial success, remember to put everything into perspective. The report, which examines nearly 800 jobs across America, finds that the annual mean wages for all occupations is $44,410, only a slight increase from last year. Average hourly wages are $16.27, up from $15.95.

If money's what you're after, then set your sights on more realistic goals by looking at the everyday occupations around you. The 20 highest-paying jobs in the U.S. are within your grasp. That's not to say they're easily attained -- they all require hard work and years of experience, and most of them require extensive education. Still, your odds of becoming a physicist are probably better than becoming quarterback for the New England Patriots.

Until then, look over this list of the 10 highest-paying jobs, according to, and their projected employment in 2016. The education and experience for each of these jobs vary.

1. Anesthesiologist

Best Jobs rank: 68
Median pay: $290,000
Top pay: $393,000


  1. I'm done with this site. You've turned this into something that resembles an infomercial.

    I have two friends who lost their jobs in the last two weeks. Another friend has a wife who works at Tutor Time, and tells him about all the millionaires who are about to lose everything. And everyone who has not been laid off or foreclosed on is struggling like hell.

    If you want to keep posting this advertisement crap, people just trying to dupe others into things, then you're going to lose many other readers too.

  2. nothing wrong with money, if you can keep it out of your heart. chasing it from the heart brings it's own pitfalls and sorrows huh, just look at the world today.

  3. Thanks for sharing! I can appreciate the professional quarterback analogy. People should focus more on what they have control over.


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