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Highest-Paying Careers

Highest-Paying Careers
These are the occupations with the highest median wages as of May 2021 (the latest wage data available). You can view this list for any state by changing the location.

We found 830 occupations in United States.
Rank Occupation 2021 Median Wages Typical Education
Employment column one Hourly Employment column two Annual
1
$100.00+
$208,000+
Doctoral or professional degree
1
$100.00+
$208,000+
Doctoral or professional degree
1
$100.00+
$208,000+
Doctoral or professional degree
1
$100.00+
$208,000+
Doctoral or professional degree
1
$100.00+
$208,000+
Doctoral or professional degree
1
$100.00+
$208,000+
Doctoral or professional degree
1
$100.00+
$208,000+
Doctoral or professional degree
1
$100.00+
$208,000+
Doctoral or professional degree
1
$100.00+
$208,000+
Doctoral or professional degree
1
$100.00+
$208,000+
Doctoral or professional degree
1
$100.00+
$208,000+
Doctoral or professional degree
1
$100.00+
$208,000+
Doctoral or professional degree
1
$100.00+
$208,000+
Doctoral or professional degree
1
$100.00+
$208,000+
Doctoral or professional degree
1
$100.00+
$208,000+
Doctoral or professional degree
1
$100.00+
$208,000+
Doctoral or professional degree
1
$100.00+
$208,000+
Doctoral or professional degree
1
$100.00+
$208,000+
Doctoral or professional degree
19
N/A
$202,200
Bachelor's degree
20
$94.04
$195,600
Master's degree
21
$86.31
$179,500
Bachelor's degree
22
$84.21
$175,200
Doctoral or professional degree
23
$81.96
$170,500
Doctoral or professional degree
24
$77.10
$160,400
Doctoral or professional degree
25
$76.45
$159,000
Bachelor's degree
26
$73.25
$152,400
Bachelor's degree
26
$73.29
$152,400
Doctoral or professional degree
28
$71.17
$148,000
Doctoral or professional degree
29
$70.11
$145,800
Doctoral or professional degree
30
$66.30
$137,900
Bachelor's degree
31
$64.92
$135,000
Bachelor's degree
32
$64.78
$134,800
Postsecondary non-degree award
33
$63.32
$131,700
Bachelor's degree
34
$63.22
$131,500
Master's degree
35
$62.91
$130,900
Bachelor's degree
36
$62.38
$129,800
Associate's degree
37
$61.81
$128,600
Doctoral or professional degree
38
$61.62
$128,200
Doctoral or professional degree
38
$61.62
$128,200
Bachelor's degree
40
$61.54
$128,000
Doctoral or professional degree
41
$61.31
$127,500
Bachelor's degree
41
$61.30
$127,500
Bachelor's degree
43
$61.19
$127,300
Postsecondary non-degree award
44
$61.13
$127,200
Bachelor's degree
44
$61.13
$127,200
Bachelor's degree
46
$60.69
$126,200
Bachelor's degree
47
$60.47
$125,800
Bachelor's degree
48
$59.93
$124,700
Bachelor's degree
49
$59.76
$124,300
Doctoral or professional degree
50
N/A
$123,500
Doctoral or professional degree
51
$59.34
$123,400
Bachelor's degree
52
$58.90
$122,500
Master's degree
53
$58.78
$122,300
Bachelor's degree
54
$58.43
$121,500
Master's degree
55
$58.02
$120,700
Master's degree
55
$58.05
$120,700
Bachelor's degree
57
$57.94
$120,500
Bachelor's degree
58
$57.87
$120,400
Bachelor's degree
59
$57.76
$120,100
Bachelor's degree
60
$54.24
$112,800
Master's degree
61
$51.97
$108,100
Master's degree
62
$50.91
$105,900
Bachelor's degree
63
$50.75
$105,600
Bachelor's degree
63
$50.79
$105,600
Master's degree
65
$50.63
$105,300
Master's degree
66
N/A
$104,900
Doctoral or professional degree
66
N/A
$104,900
Doctoral or professional degree
68
$50.39
$104,800
Bachelor's degree
69
$50.13
$104,300
High school diploma or equivalent
70
$50.05
$104,100
Bachelor's degree
71
$49.86
$103,700
Bachelor's degree
72
$49.59
$103,200
Bachelor's degree
73
$49.47
$102,900
Master's degree
74
N/A
$102,700
Doctoral or professional degree
75
$49.30
$102,600
Doctoral or professional degree
75
$49.33
$102,600
Bachelor's degree
77
$49.17
$102,300
Doctoral or professional degree
78
$48.72
$101,300
Bachelor's degree
79
$48.54
$101,000
Doctoral or professional degree
80
$48.51
$100,900
Bachelor's degree
80
$48.52
$100,900
Bachelor's degree
82
$48.47
$100,800
Bachelor's degree
83
$48.38
$100,600
Bachelor's degree
84
$48.28
$100,400
Bachelor's degree
84
$48.26
$100,400
Doctoral or professional degree
86
$48.22
$100,300
Master's degree
87
$48.16
$100,200
Bachelor's degree
88
$48.12
$100,100
Bachelor's degree
89
$48.08
$100,000
Bachelor's degree
90
N/A
$99,600
High school diploma or equivalent
91
$47.73
$99,300
Bachelor's degree
91
$47.76
$99,300
High school diploma or equivalent
91
$47.76
$99,300
Associate's degree
94
$47.62
$99,000
Bachelor's degree
95
$47.55
$98,900
Bachelor's degree
96
$47.37
$98,500
High school diploma or equivalent
97
N/A
$98,400
Master's degree
98
$47.26
$98,300
Bachelor's degree
99
$47.22
$98,200
Bachelor's degree
99
$47.22
$98,200
High school diploma or equivalent
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