What Careers Make the Most Money?

What Careers Make the Most Money?

If you’re ready to find a career that will bring you financial security and are willing to persevere and work hard, here are some best-paying jobs in the U.S:

1. Physician

Physicians diagnose and treat illnesses or injuries and help maintain the patient’s overall health.  Average Annual Salary: $218,850

2. Psychiatrist

Mental health is as important as physical health, so if you’re fascinated about how the mind works, becoming a psychiatrist will help you understand the relationship between the mind and body. Average Annual Salary: $217,100

3. Anesthesiologist

An anesthesiologist is a doctor that administers anesthetics and analgesics before, during, or after surgery. Average Annual Salary: $271,440

4. Surgeon

Working together with anesthesiologists, surgeons* operate on patients who have suffered from injuries or diseases. Average Annual Salary: $251,650

5. Chief Executive

If you excel at leadership and enjoy assisting people in realizing their dreams, working as a CEO can help you put your talents to use. Average Annual Salary: $197,840

6. Dentist

Dentists diagnose and treat issues with the mouth, gums, and teeth.  Average Annual Salary: $194,930

7. Pilot

Do you have a penchant for heights and a need for speed? If so, pursuing a career as an airline pilot can be a terrific way to support yourself financially. Average Annual Salary: $186,870

8. Computer and Information Systems Manager

These days, technology plays a significant role in our lives, so if you enjoy working with computers and data, this field can be a good fit for you. Average Annual Salary: $161,730

9. Marketing Manager

Do you have a creative mind and a passion for conversing with others and solving problems? If so, a career as a marketing manager might be for you. Average Annual Salary: $154,470

10. Financial Manager

Accounting, insurance, securities, banking, and any other financial activities must be planned and directed by financial managers who are in charge of the company's money. Average Annual Salary: $151,510

11. Lawyer

Lawyers can advise clients on legal transactions and create legal papers in addition to representing clients in civil and criminal legal difficulties and disputes. Average Annual Salary: $148,910

12. Sales Manager

Sales managers direct an organization’s sales team by planning, directing, and coordinating the distribution of a product or service. Average Annual Salary: $147,580

13. Petroleum Engineer

Becoming a petroleum engineer* is the right path for you if you want to help provide the world with energy. Average Annual Salary: $154,470

14. Architectural and Engineering Manager

As an architectural and engineering manager, you would plan, direct, and coordinate architectural and engineering activities or work on research and development. Average Annual Salary: $158,100

15. Family Medicine Physician

Choosing a profession in family medicine as a doctor can be a wise decision if you don't want to be confined to the diagnosis and treatment of one specific medical issue. Average Annual Salary: $214,370



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