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Highest-Paying Careers
These are the occupations with the highest median wages as of May 2019 (the latest wage data available). You can view this list for any state by changing the location.
We found 47 occupations in United States.
Results Filtered by:
Typical Education – Associate's degree.
Rank Occupation 2019 Median wages Typical Education
Hourly Annual
28
Air Traffic Controllers
$59.13
$123,000
Associate's degree
108
Radiation Therapists
$41.14
$85,600
Associate's degree
125
Nuclear Technicians
$39.46
$82,100
Associate's degree
139
Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$37.48
$78,000
Associate's degree
148
Funeral Home Managers
$36.71
$76,400
Associate's degree
149
Dental Hygienists
$36.65
$76,200
Associate's degree
167
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$35.73
$74,300
Associate's degree
172
Web Developers and Digital Interface Designers
$35.46
$73,800
Associate's degree
178
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$35.30
$73,400
Associate's degree
213
Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technologists and Technicians
$31.74
$66,000
Associate's degree
215
Avionics Technicians
$31.59
$65,700
Associate's degree
218
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians
$31.38
$65,300
Associate's degree
233
Computer Network Support Specialists
$30.51
$63,500
Associate's degree
243
Calibration Technologists and Technicians and Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other
$30.28
$63,000
Associate's degree
257
Electrical and Electronics Drafters
$29.58
$61,500
Associate's degree
258
Occupational Therapy Assistants
$29.57
$61,500
Associate's degree
263
Respiratory Therapists
$29.48
$61,300
Associate's degree
271
Radiologic Technologists and Technicians
$29.09
$60,500
Associate's degree
290
Physical Therapist Assistants
$28.26
$58,800
Associate's degree
293
Legal Support Workers, All Other
$28.08
$58,400
Associate's degree
295
Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians
$28.05
$58,300
Associate's degree
299
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
$27.75
$57,700
Associate's degree
301
Mechanical Drafters
$27.43
$57,100
Associate's degree
303
Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians
$27.40
$57,000
Associate's degree
312
Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians
$27.19
$56,600
Associate's degree