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Americas 25 Best-Paying Jobs

Americas 25 Best-Paying JobsBy Svetlana Chumertova

FINANCIAL MANAGERS

Financial ManagersMean Annual Wage: $101,450 One-Year Change: 5.0% No. In Employment: 468,270Top-Paying Industry: Other Financial Investment Activities ($139,390*) Top-Paying State: New York ($133,150*) Top-Paying Metro: New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ ($142,570*) Plan, direct and coordinate accounting, investing, banking, insurance, securities and other financial activities of a branch, office or department of an establishment.

ANESTHESIOLOGISTS

AnesthesiologistsMean Annual Wage: $184,340 One-Year Change: 5.8% No. In Employment: 29,890Top-Paying Industry: Other Ambulatory Health Care Services (>$145,600*) Top-Paying State: Washington (>$145,600*) Top-Paying Metro: Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ (>$145,600*) Administer anesthetics during surgery or other medical procedures.

SURGEONS

SurgeonsMean Annual Wage: $184,150 One-Year Change: 3.6% No. In Employment: 51,900Top-Paying Industry: Offices of Dentists (>$145,600*) Top-Paying State: Wyoming (>$145,600*) Top-Paying Metro: Springfield, MA-CT (>$145,600*) Treat diseases, injuries and deformities by invasive methods, such as manual manipulation or by using instruments and appliances.

OBSTETRICIANS AND GYNECOLOGISTSObstetricians And GynecologistsMean Annual Wage: $178,040 One-Year Change: 3.6% No. In Employment: 22,520Top-Paying Industry: Offices of Physicians ($183,850*) Top-Paying State: New Hampshire (>$145,600*) Top-Paying Metro: York-Hanover, PA (>$145,600*) Diagnose, treat and help prevent diseases of women, especially those affecting the reproductive system and the process of childbirth.

ORTHODONTISTSOrthodontistsMean Annual Wage: $176,900 One-Year Change: 8.3% No. In Employment: 5,200Top-Paying Industry: Offices of Dentists ($179,260*) Top-Paying State: Wisconsin (>$145,600*) Top-Paying Metro: West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL (>$145,600*) Examine, diagnose and treat dental malocclusions and oral cavity anomalies. Design and fabricate appliances to realign teeth and jaws.

ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGEONSOral And Maxillofacial SurgeonsMean Annual Wage: $164,760 One-Year Change: 2.6% No. In Employment: 5,320Top-Paying Industry: Offices of Physicians ($182,060*) Top-Paying State: Wisconsin (>$145,600*) Top-Paying Metro: Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC (>$145,600*) Perform surgery on mouths and jaws.

INTERNISTS, GENERALInternists, GeneralMean Annual Wage: $160,860 One-Year Change: 2.8% No. In Employment: 48,700Top-Paying Industry: Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories ($187,730*) Top-Paying State: Louisiana ($188,570*) Top-Paying Metro: Danbury, CT (>$145,600*) Diagnose and provide nonsurgical treatment of diseases and injuries of internal organ systems.

PROSTHODONTISTSProsthodontistsMean Annual Wage: $158,940 One-Year Change: 8.8% No. In Employment: 480Top-Paying Industry: Offices of Dentists ($185,960*) Top-Paying State: Virginia (>$145,600*) Top-Paying Metro: Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV (>$145,600*) Construct oral prostheses to replace missing teeth and other oral structures.

PSYCHIATRISTSPsychiatristsMean Annual Wage: $149,990 One-Year Change: 2.6% No. In Employment: 24,730Top-Paying Industry: Other Residential Care Facilities ($165,980*) Top-Paying State: Idaho ($185,420*) Top-Paying Metro: Springfield, MO (>$145,600*) Diagnose, treat and help prevent disorders of the mind.

FAMILY AND GENERAL PRACTITIONERSFamily And General PractitionersMean Annual Wage: $149,850 One-Year Change: 6.8% No. In Employment: 109,400Top-Paying Industry: Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories ($190,100*) Top-Paying State: Kansas ($177,930*) Top-Paying Metro: Danbury, CT (>$145,600*) Diagnose, treat and help prevent diseases and injuries that commonly occur in the general population.

CHIEF EXECUTIVESChief ExecutivesMean Annual Wage: $144,600 One-Year Change: 3.4% No. In Employment: 299,520Top-Paying Industry: Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures ($186,490*) Top-Paying State: New Jersey ($177,210*) Top-Paying Metro: San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($187,940*) Determine and formulate policies and provide the overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within the guidelines set up by a board of directors.

PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS, ALL OTHERPhysicians And Surgeons, All OtherMean Annual Wage: $142,220 One-Year Change: 2.4% No. In Employment: 208,960Top-Paying Industry: Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services ($198,560*) Top-Paying State: Utah ($186,500*) Top-Paying Metro: Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH (>$145,600*) All physicians and surgeons outside main specialties.

PEDIATRICIANS, GENERALPediatricians, GeneralMean Annual Wage: $141,440 One-Year Change: 1.6% No. In Employment: 28,930Top-Paying Industry: Offices of Other Health Practitioners ($177,190*) Top-Paying State: Louisiana ($177,110*) Top-Paying Metro: Monroe, LA (>$145,600*) Diagnose, treat and help prevent children's diseases and injuries.

DENTISTS, GENERALDentists, GeneralMean Annual Wage: $140,950 One-Year Change: 5.4% No. In Employment: 86,110Top-Paying Industry: Other Ambulatory Health Care Services ($179,540*) Top-Paying State: Maine ($171,440*) Top-Paying Metro: Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL (>$145,600*) Diagnose and treat diseases, injuries and malformations of teeth and gums and related oral structures.

AIRLINE PILOTS, COPILOTS AND FLIGHT ENGINEERSAirline Pilots, Copilots And Flight EngineersMean Annual Wage: $140,380 One-Year Change: 4.0% No. In Employment: 75,810Top-Paying Industry: Scheduled Air Transportation ($149,710*) Top-Paying State: Illinois ($162,160*) Top-Paying Metro: New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ ($170,220*) Pilot and navigate the flight of multi-engine aircraft in regularly scheduled service for the transport of passengers and cargo.

PODIATRISTSPodiatristsMean Annual Wage: $118,500 One-Year Change: 6.5% No. In Employment: 9,020Top-Paying Industry: Outpatient Care Centers ($129,310*) Top-Paying State: Oregon ($176,740*) Top-Paying Metro: Orlando-Kissimmee, FL ($184,780*) Diagnose and treat diseases and deformities of the human foot.

LAWYERSLawyersMean Annual Wage: $113,660 One-Year Change: 2.8% No. In Employment: 547,710Top-Paying Industry: Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment ($164,520*) Top-Paying State: District of Columbia ($138,850*) Top-Paying Metro: San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($162,880*) Represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, and manage or advise clients on legal transactions.

AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERSAir Traffic ControllersMean Annual Wage: $110,270 One-Year Change: 4.2% No. In Employment: 23,240Top-Paying Industry: Federal Executive Branch ($116,320*) Top-Paying State: New Hampshire ($129,220*) Top-Paying Metro: Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL ($131,450*) Control air traffic on and within vicinity of airport and movement of air traffic between altitude sectors and control centers according to established procedures and policies.

ENGINEERING MANAGERSEngineering ManagersMean Annual Wage: $110,030 One-Year Change: 4.3% No. In Employment: 183,960Top-Paying Industry: Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works) ($139,640*) Top-Paying State: Vermont ($126,440*) Top-Paying Metro: San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($150,720*) Plan, direct or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields.

DENTISTS, ALL OTHER SPECIALISTSDentists, All Other SpecialistsMean Annual Wage: $108,340 One-Year Change: -6.3% No. In Employment: 4,560Top-Paying Industry: Offices of Dentists ($161,940*) Top-Paying State: Oregon ($172,620*) Top-Paying Metro: Philadelphia, PA ($165,720*) Specialist dentists excluding Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Orthodontists and Prosthodontists.

NATURAL SCIENCES MANAGERSNatural Sciences ManagersMean Annual Wage: $107,970 One-Year Change: 8.9% No. In Employment: 38,660Top-Paying Industry: Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers ($140,410*) Top-Paying State: Massachusetts ($136,070*) Top-Paying Metro: San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($155,200*) Direct or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics and research and development in these fields.

MARKETING MANAGERSMarketing ManagersMean Annual Wage: $107,610 One-Year Change: 5.5% No. In Employment: 159,950Top-Paying Industry: Internet Service Providers and Web Search Portals ($145,420*) Top-Paying State: New York ($137,040*) Top-Paying Metro: San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($147,880*) Determine the demand for products and services, identify potential customers, develop pricing strategies and oversee product development needs

COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGERSComputer And Information Systems ManagersMean Annual Wage: $107,250 One-Year Change: 4.8% No. In Employment: 251,210Top-Paying Industry: Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation ($129,740*) Top-Paying State: New Jersey ($125,460*) Top-Paying Metro: San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($139,460*) Plan, direct or coordinate activities in such fields as electronic data processing, information systems, systems analysis and computer programming.

SALES MANAGERSSales ManagersMean Annual Wage: $102,730 One-Year Change: 4.3% No. In Employment: 307,960Top-Paying Industry: Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation ($139,940*) Top-Paying State: New York ($139,580*) Top-Paying Metro: New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ ($143,180*) Direct the distribution of a prod

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