The 25 Highest Paying Jobs in America

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Have you ever wondered who out there is making the most money? Is it the Wall Street executives? Models? The President of the United States?

Well a new survey gathered by the United States Department of Labor looked at who exactly is making the most money. Using information gathered from over 1 million businesses, the survey found that nine out of the top 10 highest paying jobs are in the medical field. Is it too late for us to go to medical school?

Here is a list of the top 25 highest paying jobs and their average salaries.

  1. Anesthesiologist; average salary: $269,600
  2. Surgeon; average salary: $252,910
  3. Obstetrician and gynecologist; average salary: $234,310
  4. Oral and maxillofacial surgeon; average salary: $232,870
  5. Orthodontist; average salary: $228,780
  6. Physician or surgeon (all other); average salary: $205,560
  7. General internist; average salary: $201,840
  8. Family and general practitioner; average salary: $200,810
  9. Psychiatrist; average salary: $200,220
  10. Chief executive; average salary: $194,350
  11. Pediatrician (general); average salary: $184,240
  12. Dentist (general); average salary: $173,860
  13. Dentist (all other specialties); average salary: $171,900
  14. Prosthodontist; average salary: $168,140
  15. Nurse anesthetist; average salary: $164,030
  16. Airline pilot, copilot, or flight engineer; average salary: $152,770
  17. Petroleum engineer; average salary: $147,030
  18. Computer and information systems manager; average salary: $145,740
  19. Marketing manager; average salary: $144,140
  20. Podiatrist; average salary: $144,110
  21. Architectural or engineering manager; average salary: $143,870
  22. Lawyer; average salary: $139,880
  23. Financial manager; average salary: $139.720
  24. Natural sciences manage; average salary: $136,150
  25. Sales manager; average salary: $135,090