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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 791 occupations in United States.
Rank Occupation 2019 Median wages Typical Education
Hourly Annual
1
Anesthesiologists
$100.00+
$208,000+
Doctoral or professional degree
2
Obstetricians and Gynecologists
$100.00+
$208,000+
Doctoral or professional degree
3
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
$100.00+
$208,000+
Doctoral or professional degree
4
Orthodontists
$100.00+
$208,000+
Doctoral or professional degree
5
Prosthodontists
$100.00+
$208,000+
Doctoral or professional degree
6
Psychiatrists
$100.00+
$208,000+
Doctoral or professional degree
7
Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists
$100.00+
$208,000+
Doctoral or professional degree
8
Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric
$99.28
$206,500
Doctoral or professional degree
9
Family Medicine Physicians
$98.84
$205,600
Doctoral or professional degree
10
General Internal Medicine Physicians
$96.92
$201,600
Doctoral or professional degree
11
Chief Executives
$88.68
$184,500
Bachelor's degree
12
Pediatricians, General
$84.28
$175,300
Doctoral or professional degree
13
Nurse Anesthetists
$84.03
$174,800
Master's degree
14
Dentists, General
$74.81
$155,600
Doctoral or professional degree
15
Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
N/A
$147,200
Bachelor's degree
16
Dentists, All Other Specialists
$70.78
$147,200
Doctoral or professional degree
17
Computer and Information Systems Managers
$70.37
$146,400
Bachelor's degree
18
Architectural and Engineering Managers
$69.63
$144,800
Bachelor's degree
19
Petroleum Engineers
$66.21
$137,700
Bachelor's degree
20
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
$65.82
$136,900
Doctoral or professional degree
21
Marketing Managers
$65.79
$136,800
Bachelor's degree
22
Financial Managers
$62.45
$129,900
Bachelor's degree
23
Natural Sciences Managers
$62.07
$129,100
Bachelor's degree
24
Pharmacists
$61.58
$128,100
Doctoral or professional degree
25
Sales Managers
$60.89
$126,700
Bachelor's degree
26
Podiatrists
$60.69
$126,200
Doctoral or professional degree
27
Advertising and Promotions Managers
$60.34
$125,500
Bachelor's degree
28
Air Traffic Controllers
$59.13
$123,000
Associate's degree
29
Lawyers
$59.11
$122,900
Doctoral or professional degree
30
Computer and Information Research Scientists
$59.06
$122,800
Master's degree
31
Physicists
$59.06
$122,800
Doctoral or professional degree
32
Compensation and Benefits Managers
$58.78
$122,300
Bachelor's degree
33
Political Scientists
$58.76
$122,200
Master's degree
34
Purchasing Managers
$58.23
$121,100
Bachelor's degree
35
Computer Hardware Engineers
$56.36
$117,200
Bachelor's degree
36
Human Resources Managers
$56.11
$116,700
Bachelor's degree
37
Aerospace Engineers
$56.01
$116,500
Bachelor's degree
38
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$55.86
$116,200
Bachelor's degree
39
Optometrists
$55.41
$115,300
Doctoral or professional degree
40
Astronomers
$55.09
$114,600
Doctoral or professional degree
41
Law Teachers, Postsecondary
N/A
$113,500
Doctoral or professional degree
42
Nuclear Engineers
$54.55
$113,500
Bachelor's degree
43
Training and Development Managers
$54.50
$113,400
Bachelor's degree
44
Computer Network Architects
$54.18
$112,700
Bachelor's degree
45
Physician Assistants
$53.97
$112,300
Master's degree
46
Personal Service Managers, All Other; Entertainment and Recreation Managers, Except Gambling; and Managers, All Other
$53.19
$110,600
Bachelor's degree
47
Physical Scientists, All Other
$52.84
$109,900
Bachelor's degree
48
Nurse Practitioners
$52.80
$109,800
Master's degree
49
Chemical Engineers
$52.30
$108,800
Bachelor's degree
50
Actuaries
$52.09
$108,300
Bachelor's degree
51
Software Developers and Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers
$51.69
$107,500
Bachelor's degree
52
Electronics Engineers, Except Computer
$50.76
$105,600
Bachelor's degree
53
Industrial Production Managers
$50.71
$105,500
Bachelor's degree
54
Economists
$50.49
$105,000
Master's degree
55
Mathematicians
$50.50
$105,000
Master's degree
56
Nurse Midwives
$50.50
$105,000
Master's degree
57
Economics Teachers, Postsecondary
N/A
$104,400
Doctoral or professional degree
58
Sales Engineers
$49.95
$103,900
Bachelor's degree
59
Psychologists, All Other
$48.94
$101,800
Master's degree
60
Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary
N/A
$101,000
Doctoral or professional degree
61
Medical and Health Services Managers
$48.55
$101,000
Bachelor's degree
62
General and Operations Managers
$48.45
$100,800
Bachelor's degree
63
Nuclear Power Reactor Operators
$48.33
$100,500
High school diploma or equivalent
64
Information Security Analysts
$47.95
$99,700
Bachelor's degree
65
Engineers, All Other
$47.62
$99,000
Bachelor's degree
66
Electrical Engineers
$47.37
$98,500
Bachelor's degree
67
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$47.05
$97,900
Doctoral or professional degree
68
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
N/A
$97,300
Doctoral or professional degree
69
Administrative Services and Facilities Managers
$46.61
$96,900
Bachelor's degree
70
Materials Scientists
$46.54
$96,800
Bachelor's degree
71
Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary
N/A
$96,400
Master's degree
72
Veterinarians
$45.90
$95,500
Doctoral or professional degree
73
Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$45.86
$95,400
Bachelor's degree
74
Education Administrators, Postsecondary
$45.87
$95,400
Master's degree
75
Construction Managers
$45.80
$95,300
Bachelor's degree
76
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$45.46
$94,600
High school diploma or equivalent
77
Biochemists and Biophysicists
$45.43
$94,500
Doctoral or professional degree
78
Data Scientists and Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other
$45.33
$94,300
Bachelor's degree
79
Art Directors
$45.30
$94,200
Bachelor's degree
80
Database Administrators and Architects
$45.07
$93,700
Bachelor's degree
81
Materials Engineers
$44.88
$93,400
Bachelor's degree
82
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists
$44.66
$92,900
Master's degree
83
Marine Engineers and Naval Architects
$44.42
$92,400
Bachelor's degree
84
Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary
N/A
$92,000
Doctoral or professional degree
85
Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers
$44.25
$92,000
Bachelor's degree
86
Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers
$43.95
$91,400
Bachelor's degree
87
Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$43.95
$91,400
Bachelor's degree
88
Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers
$43.83
$91,200
Bachelor's degree
89
Statisticians
$43.83
$91,200
Master's degree
90
First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$43.79
$91,100
High school diploma or equivalent
91
Computer Systems Analysts
$43.71
$90,900
Bachelor's degree
92
Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$43.61
$90,700
High school diploma or equivalent
93
Physics Teachers, Postsecondary
N/A
$89,600
Doctoral or professional degree
94
Physical Therapists
$43.00
$89,400
Doctoral or professional degree
95
Environmental Engineers
$42.72
$88,900
Bachelor's degree
96
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$42.69
$88,800
Doctoral or professional degree
97
Computer Occupations, All Other
$42.57
$88,500
Bachelor's degree
97
Computer Occupations, All Other
$42.57
$88,500
High school diploma or equivalent
98
Mechanical Engineers
$42.51
$88,400
Bachelor's degree
99
Industrial Engineers
$42.32
$88,000
Bachelor's degree
100
Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary
N/A
$87,900
Doctoral or professional degree
101
Personal Financial Advisors
$42.24
$87,900
Bachelor's degree
102
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
N/A
$87,200
Doctoral or professional degree
103
Civil Engineers
$41.86
$87,100
Bachelor's degree
104
Computer Programmers
$41.61
$86,500
Bachelor's degree
105
Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary
N/A
$86,200
Doctoral or professional degree
106
Commercial Pilots
N/A
$86,100
High school diploma or equivalent
107
Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary
N/A
$85,900
Doctoral or professional degree
108
Radiation Therapists
$41.14
$85,600
Associate's degree
109
Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary
N/A
$85,500
Doctoral or professional degree
110
Education Administrators, All Other
$41.08
$85,400
Bachelor's degree
111
Management Analysts
$40.99
$85,300
Bachelor's degree
112
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary
N/A
$85,200
Doctoral or professional degree
113
Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers
$40.86
$85,000
High school diploma or equivalent
114
Occupational Therapists
$40.84
$84,900
Master's degree
115
Operations Research Analysts
$40.78
$84,800
Bachelor's degree
116
Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$40.15
$83,500
Bachelor's degree
117
Sociologists
$40.10
$83,400
Master's degree
118
Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary
N/A
$83,300
Doctoral or professional degree
119
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary
N/A
$83,300
Doctoral or professional degree
120
Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other
$40.06
$83,300
Bachelor's degree
121
Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$39.99
$83,200
High school diploma or equivalent
122
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$39.80
$82,800
Postsecondary non-degree award
123
Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary
N/A
$82,400
Doctoral or professional degree
124
Biological Scientists, All Other
$39.53
$82,200
Bachelor's degree
125
Nuclear Technicians
$39.46
$82,100
Associate's degree
126
Power Plant Operators
$39.42
$82,000
High school diploma or equivalent
127
Genetic Counselors
$39.36
$81,900
Master's degree
128
Financial and Investment Analysts, Financial Risk Specialists, and Financial Specialists, All Other
$39.22
$81,600
Bachelor's degree
129
Geographers
$39.20
$81,500
Bachelor's degree
130
Hydrologists
$39.07
$81,300
Bachelor's degree
131
Financial Examiners
$38.99
$81,100
Bachelor's degree
132
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products
$38.95
$81,000
Bachelor's degree
133
Agricultural Engineers
$38.81
$80,700
Bachelor's degree
134
Architects, Except Landscape and Naval
$38.82
$80,700
Bachelor's degree
135
Geography Teachers, Postsecondary
N/A
$80,500
Doctoral or professional degree
136
Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary
N/A
$79,600
Doctoral or professional degree
137
Speech-Language Pathologists
$38.04
$79,100
Master's degree
138
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$37.59
$78,200
Doctoral or professional degree
139
Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$37.48
$78,000
Associate's degree
140
First-Line Supervisors of Firefighting and Prevention Workers
$37.40
$77,800
Postsecondary non-degree award
141
Audiologists
$37.31
$77,600
Doctoral or professional degree
142
Chemists
$37.32
$77,600
Bachelor's degree
143
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
N/A
$77,100
Doctoral or professional degree
144
Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$36.97
$76,900
High school diploma or equivalent
145
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary
N/A
$76,600
Doctoral or professional degree
146
Budget Analysts
$36.80
$76,500
Bachelor's degree
147
Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary
N/A
$76,500
Master's degree
148
Funeral Home Managers
$36.71
$76,400
Associate's degree
149
Dental Hygienists
$36.65
$76,200
Associate's degree
150
Life Scientists, All Other
$36.49
$75,900
Bachelor's degree
151
Transportation Inspectors
$36.45
$75,800
High school diploma or equivalent
152
Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance
$36.41
$75,700
Postsecondary non-degree award
153
Acupuncturists and Healthcare Diagnosing or Treating Practitioners, All Other
$36.37
$75,600
Master's degree
154
Microbiologists
$36.37
$75,600
Bachelor's degree
155
Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary
N/A
$75,300
Doctoral or professional degree
156
Special Effects Artists and Animators
$36.19
$75,300
Bachelor's degree
157
History Teachers, Postsecondary
N/A
$75,200
Doctoral or professional degree
158
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
N/A
$75,200
Doctoral or professional degree
159
Gambling Managers
$36.04
$75,000
High school diploma or equivalent
160
First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$35.94
$74,800
High school diploma or equivalent
161
Logisticians
$35.94
$74,800
Bachelor's degree
162
Emergency Management Directors
$35.86
$74,600
Bachelor's degree
163
Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary
N/A
$74,600
Doctoral or professional degree
164
Ship Engineers
$35.87
$74,600
Postsecondary non-degree award
165
Producers and Directors
$35.78
$74,400
Bachelor's degree
166
Urban and Regional Planners
$35.75
$74,400
Master's degree
167
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$35.73
$74,300
Associate's degree
168
Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$35.66
$74,200
High school diploma or equivalent
169
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$35.63
$74,100
Bachelor's degree
170
Signal and Track Switch Repairers
$35.52
$73,900
High school diploma or equivalent
171
Fashion Designers
$35.48
$73,800
Bachelor's degree
172
Web Developers and Digital Interface Designers
$35.46
$73,800
Associate's degree
173
Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes
$35.45
$73,700
Bachelor's degree
174
Credit Analysts
$35.41
$73,700
Bachelor's degree
175
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary
N/A
$73,700
Doctoral or professional degree
176
Project Management Specialists and Business Operations Specialists, All Other
$35.37
$73,600
Bachelor's degree
177
Lighting Technicians and Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other
$35.32
$73,500
High school diploma or equivalent
178
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$35.30
$73,400
Associate's degree
179
Registered Nurses
$35.24
$73,300
Bachelor's degree
180
Technical Writers
$35.03
$72,900
Bachelor's degree
181
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$34.86
$72,500
High school diploma or equivalent
182
Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
$34.78
$72,300
Postsecondary non-degree award
183
Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary
N/A
$72,100
Doctoral or professional degree
184
Transit and Railroad Police
$34.53
$71,800
High school diploma or equivalent
185
Accountants and Auditors
$34.40
$71,600
Bachelor's degree
186
Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other
N/A
$71,500
Doctoral or professional degree
187
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health
$34.31
$71,400
Bachelor's degree
188
Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary
N/A
$71,400
Doctoral or professional degree
189
Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers
$34.21
$71,200
High school diploma or equivalent
190
Epidemiologists
$34.13
$71,000
Master's degree
191
Gas Plant Operators
$34.00
$70,700
High school diploma or equivalent
192
Communications Teachers, Postsecondary
N/A
$70,600
Doctoral or professional degree
193
Chiropractors
$33.82
$70,300
Doctoral or professional degree
194
Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
N/A
$70,000
Doctoral or professional degree
195
Insurance Underwriters
$33.67
$70,000
Bachelor's degree
196
Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
N/A
$69,500
Master's degree
197
Landscape Architects
$33.35
$69,400
Bachelor's degree
198
Compliance Officers
$33.20
$69,100
Bachelor's degree
199
Food Scientists and Technologists
$33.16
$69,000
Bachelor's degree
200
Labor Relations Specialists
$33.18
$69,000
Bachelor's degree
201
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
N/A
$69,000
Doctoral or professional degree
202
Commercial and Industrial Designers
$33.12
$68,900
Bachelor's degree
203
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
N/A
$68,500
Doctoral or professional degree
204
Orthotists and Prosthetists
$32.89
$68,400
Master's degree
205
Subway and Streetcar Operators
$32.63
$67,900
High school diploma or equivalent
206
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$32.44
$67,500
High school diploma or equivalent
207
Locomotive Engineers
$32.26
$67,100
High school diploma or equivalent
208
Social and Community Service Managers
$32.28
$67,100
Bachelor's degree
209
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$32.11
$66,800
High school diploma or equivalent
210
Instructional Coordinators
$31.87
$66,300
Master's degree
211
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
$31.83
$66,200
High school diploma or equivalent
212
Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators
$31.81
$66,200
High school diploma or equivalent
213
Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technologists and Technicians
$31.74
$66,000
Associate's degree
214
Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters
$31.73
$66,000
High school diploma or equivalent
215
Avionics Technicians
$31.59
$65,700
Associate's degree
216
Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
$31.47
$65,500
Bachelor's degree
217
Education Teachers, Postsecondary
N/A
$65,500
Doctoral or professional degree
218
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians
$31.38
$65,300
Associate's degree
219
Cost Estimators
$31.37
$65,200
Bachelor's degree
220
Patternmakers, Wood
$31.19
$64,900
High school diploma or equivalent
221
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
$31.04
$64,600
Bachelor's degree
222
Designers, All Other
$31.07
$64,600
Bachelor's degree
223
Artists and Related Workers, All Other
$31.01
$64,500
No formal educational credential
224
Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$30.95
$64,400
Bachelor's degree
225
Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
N/A
$64,400
Doctoral or professional degree
226
Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
$30.81
$64,100
Postsecondary non-degree award
227
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
$30.74
$63,900
Bachelor's degree
228
Film and Video Editors
$30.66
$63,800
Bachelor's degree
229
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
$30.67
$63,800
Bachelor's degree
230
Anthropologists and Archeologists
$30.61
$63,700
Master's degree
231
First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers
$30.64
$63,700
High school diploma or equivalent
232
Historians
$30.62
$63,700
Master's degree
233
Computer Network Support Specialists
$30.51
$63,500
Associate's degree
234
Surveyors
$30.49
$63,400
Bachelor's degree
235
Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage
$30.42
$63,300
Postsecondary non-degree award
236
Loan Officers
$30.42
$63,300
Bachelor's degree
237
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
$30.42
$63,300
Bachelor's degree
238
Musicians and Singers
$30.39
$63,200
No formal educational credential
239
Soil and Plant Scientists
$30.39
$63,200
Bachelor's degree
240
Writers and Authors
$30.39
$63,200
Bachelor's degree
241
Boilermakers
$30.34
$63,100
High school diploma or equivalent
242
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
$30.36
$63,100
High school diploma or equivalent
243
Calibration Technologists and Technicians and Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other
$30.28
$63,000
Associate's degree
244
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary
N/A
$62,900
Doctoral or professional degree
245
Conservation Scientists
$30.12
$62,600
Bachelor's degree
246
Pile Driver Operators
$30.10
$62,600
High school diploma or equivalent
247
Chemical Plant and System Operators
$30.07
$62,500
High school diploma or equivalent
248
Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment
$30.06
$62,500
Postsecondary non-degree award
249
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
$29.94
$62,300
Bachelor's degree
250
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
$29.88
$62,200
High school diploma or equivalent
251
Human Resources Specialists
$29.77
$61,900
Bachelor's degree
252
Foresters
$29.71
$61,800
Bachelor's degree
253
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School
N/A
$61,700
Bachelor's degree
254
Fire Inspectors and Investigators
$29.65
$61,700
Postsecondary non-degree award
255
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
N/A
$61,700
Bachelor's degree
256
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School
N/A
$61,700
Bachelor'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
259
Editors
$29.50
$61,400
Bachelor's degree
260
Special Education Teachers, Middle School
N/A
$61,400
Bachelor's degree
261
Dietitians and Nutritionists
$29.46
$61,300
Bachelor's degree
262
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
$29.48
$61,300
High school diploma or equivalent
263
Respiratory Therapists
$29.48
$61,300
Associate's degree
264
Public Relations Specialists
$29.40
$61,200
Bachelor's degree
265
Social Workers, All Other
$29.44
$61,200
Bachelor's degree
266
Special Education Teachers, All Other
N/A
$61,200
Bachelor's degree
267
Training and Development Specialists
$29.43
$61,200
Bachelor's degree
268
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
$29.27
$60,900
High school diploma or equivalent
269
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School
N/A
$60,800
Bachelor's degree
270
Construction and Building Inspectors
$29.19
$60,700
High school diploma or equivalent
271
Radiologic Technologists and Technicians
$29.09
$60,500
Associate's degree
272
Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School
N/A
$60,500
Bachelor's degree
273
Animal Scientists
$28.99
$60,300
Bachelor's degree
274
Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators and Locomotive Firers
$28.97
$60,300
High school diploma or equivalent
275
Court Reporters and Simultaneous Captioners
$28.91
$60,100
Postsecondary non-degree award
276
Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators
$28.91
$60,100
High school diploma or equivalent
277
Special Education Teachers, Preschool
N/A
$60,000
Bachelor's degree
278
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products
$28.81
$59,900
High school diploma or equivalent
279
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
N/A
$59,700
Bachelor's degree
280
Hoist and Winch Operators
$28.71
$59,700
No formal educational credential
281
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
N/A
$59,700
Bachelor's degree
282
Real Estate Brokers
$28.71
$59,700
High school diploma or equivalent
283
Librarians and Media Collections Specialists
$28.61
$59,500
Master's degree
283
Librarians and Media Collections Specialists
$28.61
$59,500
Bachelor's degree
284
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
$28.51
$59,300
Postsecondary non-degree award
285
Model Makers, Wood
$28.49
$59,300
High school diploma or equivalent
286
Forensic Science Technicians
$28.44
$59,200
Bachelor's degree
287
Survey Researchers
$28.45
$59,200
Master's degree
288
Roof Bolters, Mining
$28.41
$59,100
High school diploma or equivalent
289
Tapers
$28.40
$59,100
No formal educational credential
290
Physical Therapist Assistants
$28.26
$58,800
Associate's degree
291
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers
$28.25
$58,800
High school diploma or equivalent
292
Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other
$28.23
$58,700
High school diploma or equivalent
293
Legal Support Workers, All Other
$28.08
$58,400
Associate's degree
294
Plant and System Operators, All Other
$28.07
$58,400
High school diploma or equivalent
295
Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians
$28.05
$58,300
Associate's degree
296
Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door
$27.93
$58,100
High school diploma or equivalent
297
Fundraisers
$27.87
$58,000
Bachelor's degree
298
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
$27.84
$57,900
Postsecondary non-degree award
299
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
$27.75
$57,700
Associate's degree
300
Fish and Game Wardens
$27.64
$57,500
Bachelor's degree
301
Mechanical Drafters
$27.43
$57,100
Associate's degree
302
Educational, Guidance, and Career Counselors and Advisors
$27.42
$57,000
Master's degree
303
Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians
$27.40
$57,000
Associate's degree
304
Model Makers, Metal and Plastic
$27.41
$57,000
High school diploma or equivalent
305
Property Appraisers and Assessors
$27.41
$57,000
Bachelor's degree
306
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
N/A
$56,900
Bachelor's degree
307
Healthcare Social Workers
$27.29
$56,800
Master's degree
308
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
$27.29
$56,800
High school diploma or equivalent
309
Crane and Tower Operators
$27.26
$56,700
High school diploma or equivalent
310
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
$27.22
$56,600
High school diploma or equivalent
311
Flight Attendants
N/A
$56,600
High school diploma or equivalent
312
Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians
$27.19
$56,600
Associate's degree
313
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers
$27.14
$56,500
Postsecondary non-degree award
314
Rail Car Repairers
$27.11
$56,400
High school diploma or equivalent
315
Architectural and Civil Drafters
$27.09
$56,300
Associate's degree
316
Electricians
$27.01
$56,200
High school diploma or equivalent
317
Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators
$26.97
$56,100
High school diploma or equivalent
318
Sales Representatives of Services, Except Advertising, Insurance, Financial Services, and Travel
$26.99
$56,100
High school diploma or equivalent
319
Interior Designers
$26.94
$56,000
Bachelor's degree
320
Millwrights
$26.71
$55,600
High school diploma or equivalent
321
Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers
$26.62
$55,400
Associate's degree
322
Continuous Mining Machine Operators
$26.58
$55,300
No formal educational credential
323
Food Service Managers
$26.60
$55,300
High school diploma or equivalent
324
Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Film
$26.52
$55,200
Bachelor's degree
325
Health Education Specialists
$26.55
$55,200
Bachelor's degree
326
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
$26.52
$55,200
High school diploma or equivalent
327
First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors
$26.47
$55,100
High school diploma or equivalent
328
Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas
$26.43
$55,000
No formal educational credential
329
Structural Iron and Steel Workers
$26.46
$55,000
High school diploma or equivalent
330
Wellhead Pumpers
$26.46
$55,000
High school diploma or equivalent
331
Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents
$26.39
$54,900
Bachelor's degree
332
Sound Engineering Technicians
$26.32
$54,700
Postsecondary non-degree award
333
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Postsecondary
$26.26
$54,600
Bachelor's degree
334
Curators
$26.24
$54,600
Master's degree
335
Set and Exhibit Designers
$26.25
$54,600
Bachelor's degree
336
Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English as a Second Language Instructors
$26.13
$54,400
Bachelor's degree
337
Lodging Managers
$26.17
$54,400
High school diploma or equivalent
338
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
$26.10
$54,300
Bachelor's degree
339
Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers
$26.06
$54,200
High school diploma or equivalent
340
Loading and Moving Machine Operators, Underground Mining
$26.06
$54,200
No formal educational credential
341
Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Arrangers
$26.04
$54,200
Associate's degree
342
Archivists
$25.94
$54,000
Master's degree
343
Judicial Law Clerks
$25.97
$54,000
Doctoral or professional degree
344
Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons
$25.95
$54,000
High school diploma or equivalent
345
Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors
$25.89
$53,900
High school diploma or equivalent
346
Tool and Die Makers
$25.92
$53,900
Postsecondary non-degree award
347
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
$25.77
$53,600
High school diploma or equivalent
348
Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians
$25.68
$53,400
Associate's degree
349
Hearing Aid Specialists
$25.68
$53,400
High school diploma or equivalent
350
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines
$25.66
$53,400
High school diploma or equivalent
351
Advertising Sales Agents
$25.63
$53,300
High school diploma or equivalent
352
Brickmasons and Blockmasons
$25.53
$53,100
High school diploma or equivalent
353
Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians
$25.54
$53,100
Bachelor's degree
354
Wind Turbine Service Technicians
$25.44
$52,900
Postsecondary non-degree award
355
Drafters, All Other
$25.40
$52,800
Associate's degree
356
Brokerage Clerks
$25.36
$52,700
High school diploma or equivalent
357
Airfield Operations Specialists
$25.31
$52,600
High school diploma or equivalent
358
Therapists, All Other
$25.31
$52,600
Bachelor's degree
359
Computer User Support Specialists
$25.13
$52,300
Some college, no degree
360
Terrazzo Workers and Finishers
$25.09
$52,200
High school diploma or equivalent
361
Graphic Designers
$25.05
$52,100
Bachelor's degree
362
Interpreters and Translators
$24.92
$51,800
Bachelor's degree
363
Music Directors and Composers
$24.84
$51,700
Bachelor's degree
364
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
$24.87
$51,700
Associate's degree
365
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians
$24.79
$51,600
High school diploma or equivalent
366
Rail Transportation Workers, All Other
$24.81
$51,600
High school diploma or equivalent
367
Chefs and Head Cooks
$24.78
$51,500
High school diploma or equivalent
368
Athletes and Sports Competitors
N/A
$51,400
No formal educational credential
369
Postal Service Mail Carriers
$24.67
$51,300
High school diploma or equivalent
370
Geological and Hydrologic Technicians
$24.58
$51,100
Associate's degree
371
Firefighters
$24.45
$50,900
Postsecondary non-degree award
372
Insurance Sales Agents
$24.49
$50,900
High school diploma or equivalent
373
Riggers
$24.45
$50,900
High school diploma or equivalent
374
First-Line Supervisors of Gambling Services Workers
$24.38
$50,700
High school diploma or equivalent
375
Environmental Engineering Technologists and Technicians
$24.34
$50,600
Associate's degree
376
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
$24.33
$50,600
Bachelor's degree
377
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators
$24.30
$50,500
Bachelor's degree
378
Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other
$24.30
$50,500
Associate's degree
379
Miscellaneous First-Line Supervisors, Protective Service Workers
$24.27
$50,500
High school diploma or equivalent
380
Private Detectives and Investigators
$24.28
$50,500
High school diploma or equivalent
381
Clergy
$24.23
$50,400
Bachelor's degree
382
Sheet Metal Workers
$24.23
$50,400
High school diploma or equivalent
383
Bridge and Lock Tenders
$24.09
$50,100
High school diploma or equivalent
384
Underground Mining Machine Operators and Extraction Workers, All Other
$24.11
$50,100
High school diploma or equivalent
385
Commercial Divers
$24.03
$50,000
Postsecondary non-degree award
386
Health Information Technologists, Medical Registrars, Surgical Assistants, and Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other
$23.97
$49,900
Postsecondary non-degree award
387
Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic
$24.01
$49,900
High school diploma or equivalent
388
Statistical Assistants
$23.97
$49,900
Bachelor's degree
389
Farm and Home Management Educators
$23.90
$49,700
Master's degree
390
Marriage and Family Therapists
$23.85
$49,600
Master's degree
391
First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers
$23.73
$49,400
High school diploma or equivalent
392
Chemical Technicians
$23.68
$49,300
Associate's degree
393
Medical Equipment Repairers
$23.69
$49,300
Associate's degree
394
Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers
$23.72
$49,300
High school diploma or equivalent
395
Exercise Physiologists
$23.64
$49,200
Bachelor's degree
396
Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders
$23.62
$49,100
High school diploma or equivalent
397
Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers
$23.60
$49,100
High school diploma or equivalent
398
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
$23.55
$49,000
High school diploma or equivalent
399
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers
$23.54
$49,000
High school diploma or equivalent
400
Real Estate Sales Agents
$23.53
$48,900
High school diploma or equivalent
401
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
$23.43
$48,700
Postsecondary non-degree award
402
Insulation Workers, Mechanical
$23.41
$48,700
High school diploma or equivalent
403
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists
$23.32
$48,500
High school diploma or equivalent
404
Athletic Trainers
N/A
$48,400
Bachelor's degree
405
Carpenters
$23.24
$48,300
High school diploma or equivalent
406
First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers
$23.21
$48,300
High school diploma or equivalent
407
Motorboat Operators
$23.20
$48,300
Postsecondary non-degree award
408
Postal Service Clerks
$23.23
$48,300
High school diploma or equivalent
409
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
$23.20
$48,300
High school diploma or equivalent
410
Surgical Technologists
$23.22
$48,300
Postsecondary non-degree award
411
Education and Childcare Administrators, Preschool and Daycare
$23.18
$48,200
Bachelor's degree
412
Recreational Therapists
$23.18
$48,200
Bachelor's degree
413
Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers
$23.17
$48,200
High school diploma or equivalent
414
Bailiffs
$22.99
$47,800
High school diploma or equivalent
415
Embalmers
$22.96
$47,800
Associate's degree
416
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
$22.96
$47,800
High school diploma or equivalent
417
Media and Communication Workers, All Other
$22.88
$47,600
High school diploma or equivalent
418
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
$22.83
$47,500
Postsecondary non-degree award
419
Maintenance Workers, Machinery
$22.85
$47,500
High school diploma or equivalent
420
Social Science Research Assistants
$22.84
$47,500
Bachelor's degree
421
Traffic Technicians
$22.83
$47,500
High school diploma or equivalent
422
Child, Family, and School Social Workers
$22.78
$47,400
Bachelor's degree
423
Legal Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
$22.74
$47,300
High school diploma or equivalent
424
Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas
$22.59
$47,000
No formal educational credential
425
Dredge Operators
$22.62
$47,000
High school diploma or equivalent
426
Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic
$22.55
$46,900
High school diploma or equivalent
427
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
$22.43
$46,700
Master's degree
428
Service Unit Operators, Oil and Gas
$22.47
$46,700
No formal educational credential
429
Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs
$22.40
$46,600
High school diploma or equivalent
430
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health
$22.38
$46,600
Associate's degree
431
Choreographers
$22.27
$46,300
High school diploma or equivalent
432
Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas; and Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters
$22.24
$46,300
High school diploma or equivalent
433
News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists
$22.25
$46,300
Bachelor's degree
434
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
$22.20
$46,200
High school diploma or equivalent
435
Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors
$22.23
$46,200
Bachelor's degree
436
Tire Builders
$22.12
$46,000
High school diploma or equivalent
437
Audio and Video Technicians
$22.07
$45,900
Postsecondary non-degree award
438
Biological Technicians
$22.05
$45,900
Bachelor's degree
439
Credit Counselors
$22.09
$45,900
Bachelor's degree
440
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers
$21.97
$45,700
No formal educational credential
441
Engine and Other Machine Assemblers
$21.95
$45,700
High school diploma or equivalent
442
Agricultural Inspectors
$21.87
$45,500
Bachelor's degree
443
Forest and Conservation Technicians
$21.87
$45,500
Associate's degree
444
Desktop Publishers
$21.82
$45,400
Associate's degree
445
Plasterers and Stucco Masons
$21.85
$45,400
No formal educational credential
446
Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists
$21.77
$45,300
High school diploma or equivalent
447
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
$21.76
$45,300
Postsecondary non-degree award
448
Correctional Officers and Jailers
$21.72
$45,200
High school diploma or equivalent
449
Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers
$21.67
$45,100
High school diploma or equivalent
450
Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers
$21.65
$45,000
High school diploma or equivalent
451
Surveying and Mapping Technicians
$21.64
$45,000
High school diploma or equivalent
452
Solar Photovoltaic Installers
$21.58
$44,900
High school diploma or equivalent
453
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
$21.54
$44,800
No formal educational credential
454
Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators, Surface Mining
$21.54
$44,800
High school diploma or equivalent
455
Fallers
$21.46
$44,600
High school diploma or equivalent
456
Glaziers
$21.46
$44,600
High school diploma or equivalent
457
Machinists
$21.36
$44,400
High school diploma or equivalent
458
Museum Technicians and Conservators
$21.36
$44,400
Bachelor's degree
459
Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles
$21.27
$44,200
No formal educational credential
460
Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers
$21.19
$44,100
High school diploma or equivalent
461
Directors, Religious Activities and Education
$21.09
$43,900
Bachelor's degree
462
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers
$21.11
$43,900
High school diploma or equivalent
463
Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other
$21.05
$43,800
Bachelor's degree
464
Cargo and Freight Agents
$21.03
$43,700
High school diploma or equivalent
465
Automotive Body and Related Repairers
$20.95
$43,600
High school diploma or equivalent
466
Sailors and Marine Oilers
$20.90
$43,500
No formal educational credential
467
Procurement Clerks
$20.82
$43,300
High school diploma or equivalent
468
Stonemasons
$20.81
$43,300
High school diploma or equivalent
469
Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
$20.77
$43,200
High school diploma or equivalent
470
Tax Preparers
$20.71
$43,100
High school diploma or equivalent
471
Tile and Stone Setters
$20.70
$43,100
No formal educational credential
472
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity
$20.69
$43,000
High school diploma or equivalent
473
Animal Breeders
$20.64
$42,900
High school diploma or equivalent
474
Counselors, All Other
$20.64
$42,900
Master's degree
475
Communications Equipment Operators, All Other
$20.57
$42,800
High school diploma or equivalent
476
Massage Therapists
$20.59
$42,800
Postsecondary non-degree award
477
Medical Dosimetrists, Medical Records Specialists, and Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other
$20.50
$42,600
Associate's degree
477
Medical Dosimetrists, Medical Records Specialists, and Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other
$20.50
$42,600
Postsecondary non-degree award
478
Actors
$20.43
$42,500
Some college, no degree
479
Watch and Clock Repairers
$20.44
$42,500
High school diploma or equivalent
480
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
$20.43
$42,500
High school diploma or equivalent
481
Financial Clerks, All Other
$20.40
$42,400
High school diploma or equivalent
482
Meter Readers, Utilities
$20.33
$42,300
High school diploma or equivalent
483
Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders
$20.36
$42,300
No formal educational credential
484
Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians
$20.29
$42,200
High school diploma or equivalent
485
Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders
$20.31
$42,200
High school diploma or equivalent
486
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
$20.24
$42,100
Postsecondary non-degree award
487
Roofers
$20.24
$42,100
No formal educational credential
488
Locksmiths and Safe Repairers
$20.16
$41,900
High school diploma or equivalent
489
Public Safety Telecommunicators
$20.15
$41,900
High school diploma or equivalent
490
Transportation Security Screeners
$20.08
$41,800
High school diploma or equivalent
491
Mechanical Door Repairers
$19.99
$41,600
High school diploma or equivalent
492
Costume Attendants
$19.91
$41,400
High school diploma or equivalent
493
Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping
$19.92
$41,400
Associate's degree
494
Information and Record Clerks, All Other
$19.89
$41,400
High school diploma or equivalent
495
Logging Equipment Operators
$19.92
$41,400
High school diploma or equivalent
496
Dental Laboratory Technicians
$19.87
$41,300
High school diploma or equivalent
497
Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians
$19.87
$41,300
High school diploma or equivalent