Occupations with the Highest Median Earnings

Updated August 2, 2021 | Infoplease Staff

Doctors top out earnings in the US

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, doctors of all sorts top out the average earnings in the United States. The average CEO is not in the top ten highest earners in the United States. Psychiatrists earn the most for yet another consecutive year.

Also check out our list of professions with the lowest median incomes.

Rank Occupation
1. Psychiatrists
2. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons
3. Obstetricians and gynecologists
4. General internal medicine physicians
5. Surgeons
6. Anesthesiologists
7. Prosthodontists
8. Orthodontists
9. Physicians and surgeons, other
10. Family and general practitioners
11. Chief Executives
12. Nurse anesthetists
13. Dentists, all other specialists
14. Pediatricians
15. Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers
16. Dentists, general
17. Computer and information systems managers
18. Architectural and engineering managers
19. Marketing managers
20. Judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2021.

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