Here are the highest-paying jobs in America

JobAdvisor analyzed the latest Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics program data, which reveals the top 30 highest-paying jobs in the US. Among the top three are cardiologists, orthopedic surgeons, and pediatric surgeons, with average annual pay of $421,330. Medical professionals, such as nurse anesthetists, also make a lot of money, with an average annual salary of $205,770. 

Although not all high-paying jobs are in the medical field, as shown by architectural and engineering managers and lawyers, who ranked 30th and 28th respectively, with an average pay of about $160,000. Check out the list below for the full ranking of the 30 highest-paying jobs, including their average annual pay and employment estimates.

30. Architectural and engineering managers

Architect and others looking over architecture plans
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Average annual salary: $163,310

Total employment: 197,180

29. Natural sciences managers

Two scientists
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Average annual salary: $163,610

Total employment: 82,570

28. Lawyers

Lawyers at a table
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Average annual salary: $163,770

Total employment: 707,160

27. Financial managers

Three workers looking at documents
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Average annual salary: $166,050

Total employment: 740,780

26. Dentists

Dentist examining teeth at a dentist's office
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Average annual salary: $172,290

Total employment: 120,740

25. Computer and information systems managers

Two workers looking at a laptop in an office
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Average annual salary: $173,670

Total employment: 533,220

24. Pediatricians

Doctor and a child at a doctor's office
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Average annual salary: $203,240

Total employment: 33,430

23. Nurse anesthetists

A patient and anesthesiologist
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Average annual salary: $205,770

Total employment: 46,540

22. Orthodontists

Orthodontist and patient looking at an x-ray of teeth
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Average annual salary: $216,320

Total employment: 6,310

21. Family medicine physicians

Doctor with a patient and parent
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Average annual salary: $224,460

Total employment: 100,940

20. General internal medicine physicians

Doctor and patient
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Average annual salary: $225,270

Total employment: 67,220

19. Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers

Two airline pilots in a plane
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Average annual salary: $225,740

Total employment: 89,580

18. Dentists (all other specialists)

Dentist and patient
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Average annual salary: $233,430

Total employment: 5,250

17. Physicians (all other)

Doctor and patient
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Average annual salary: $238,700

Total employment: 305,260

16. Chief Executives

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella with the word "Microsoft" and the Microsoft logo displayed behind him
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Average annual salary: $246,440

Total employment: 199,240

15. Psychiatrists

Psychiatrist or psychologist talking
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Average annual salary: $247,350

Total employment: 26,500

14. Pathologists

Scientist or pathologist in a lab
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Average annual salary: $252,850

Total employment: 12,320

13. Neurologists

Two doctors consult over an MRI scan
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Average annual salary: $255,510

Total employment: 11,340

12. Ophthalmologists (except pediatric)

Ophthalmologist and patient
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Average annual salary: $265,450

Total employment: 12,580

11. Obstetricians and gynecologists

Doctor with a pregnant patient having an ultrasound exam
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Average annual salary: $277,320

Total employment: 21,450

10. Anesthesiologists

Anesthesiologist adjusting anesthesia machine
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Average annual salary: $302,970

Total employment: 37,430

9. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons

Oral surgeon
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Average annual salary: $309,410

Total employment: 4,290

8. Emergency medicine physicians

Doctor and nurses pushing woman on gurney
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Average annual salary: $316,600

Total employment: 29,260

7. Dermatologists

Female dermatologist using cotton pads on a patient’s face
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Average annual salary: $327,650

Total employment: 11,640

6. Radiologists

Doctor examining x-rays in hospital
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Average annual salary: $329,080

Total employment: 29,250

5. Surgeons (all other)

Two surgeons in an operation room
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Average annual salary: $347,870

Total employment: 25,910

4. Athletes and sports competitors

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) runs around a defender during Super Bowl LVII between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, February 12th, 2023 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, AZ.
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Average annual salary: $358,080

Total employment: 11,930

3. Pediatric surgeons

Pediatric surgeons and child
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Average annual salary: $362,970

Total employment: 780

2. Orthopedic surgeons (except pediatric)

Orthopedic surgeon operating on a foot
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Average annual salary: $371,400

Total employment: 19,060

1. Cardiologists

A doctor listening to a patient’s heartbeat
Cardiologist is a high-paying job in the US based on its average annual pay from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 
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Average annual salary: $421,330

Total employment: 16,870

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