Occupations That Pay At Least $150,000 A Year In The US, Ranked


The largest share of the country's top earners work as lawyers and judges.

Ever wondered which jobs the country's highest earners have? Using the Bureau of Labor Statistics' American Community Survey five-year data from 2017 to 2021, All-Star Home ranked the top occupations and industries paying salaries of $150,000 or more in 50 cities around the US.

Key Findings:

  • Most of the country's high earners are lawyers and judges (19.3 percent), managers (16.8 percent), and chief executives (12.8 percent).

  • Computer system designlegal services, and financial investing top the list of industries paying at least $150,000 a year.

  • Washington, DC, is home to the most lawyers and judges overall, Little Rock is the city with the highest share of physicians, and Seattle and Miami have the most software developers and chief executives, respectively.

  • On a regional level, the most common high-paying jobs are physicians in the Northwestphysicians in the Southmanagers in the Southwestlawyers and judges in the Midwest; and managers in the West.

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Via All Star Home.

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