What are the five highest paying jobs in the US?
Salaries are one of the most important factors in deciding an entity’s career, his/her standard of living, overall aim of life and sometimes even where to live.
Although education plays a very important role in deciding one’s employment and overall career, but it is not the sole factor. For some high flying jobs a professional degree is not a must.
A study conducted by the Bureau of Labour Statistics (BLS), from cnbc.com found some of the highest paying jobs in U.S. based on a number of factors. Amongst the top 10 highest paying jobs 80% is medical related.
Here is the list of top five in descending order:
1. Lawyer :
Average annual salary $130400 approximately
Currently employed over 570,000
It requires a minimum of 7 years of school, comprising of four years undergraduate and 3 years in law school. The industries for lawyers are petroleum and coal products manufacturing, motor vehicle manufacturing and specialty hospitals.
2. Petroleum Engineer:
Average annual salary $138900 approximately
Currently employed over 30800
The ever booming oil industry requires specialized skills for the petroleum industry. These engineers develop plans for oil and gas extraction, production, drilling operations and technical advice.
3. Chief Executive officers:
Average annual salary $176500 approximately
Currently employed over 267,000
They not only rank top in the company but also top in top 5 highest paying jobs in the country. CEO’s have a huge responsibility of running an organization, formulating its policies, operating activities, planning and forecasting and managing the overall direction in order to be successful as an association and top in competition.
4. Orthodontists and Dentists:
Average annual salary $200,000 approximately
Currently employed over 100,000
The high demand for the diagnosis, injuries and malfunctions, treatment of teeth and gums make it one of the highest paying jobs. Something that we can’t do away with in our day to day life and without the services of which one cannot survive makes it one of the most coveted jobs.
5. Doctors and Surgeons:
Average annual salary $220,000 approximately
Currently employed over 600,000
Here are some more highest paying jobs in the US.
Doctors and surgeons tops in the list of the highest paying jobs in US. Unlike other professions that may or may not require a degree, this one does require specialized extensive training and education.
Four years of undergraduate, four years of medical school and three to eight years of internship depending on the area of specialization. Health, one of the most vital areas of one’s being and where no one can compromise on, making it top the list.
If a separate study will be done separately in the medical field then top 9 will be in this field. Some of these professions are Anaesthesiologists, Surgeons, Gynaecologists, Obstetricians, Internships, Orthodontists, Physicians, GP’s and Physiatrists.
These professions are followed by Airline pilots, co-pilots, Flight engineers, Sales managers, Air traffic controller, financial managers, Computer and Information systems managers, Natural science managers, Architectural and Engineering managers.