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Here are the highest-paying jobs in America

A doctor listening to a patient’s heartbeatCardiologist is a high-paying job in the US based on its average annual pay from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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  • Lawyers, nurse anesthetists, and emergency medicine physicians are all high-paying jobs.
  • That’s based on May 2022 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • The average annual salary for cardiologists far exceeded other jobs, with an average of $421,330.

Cardiologists, orthopedic surgeons, and pediatric surgeons are three high-paying jobs in the US.

Insider looked at the latest average pay figures from the Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS) program. The most recent update shows pay and employment data for May 2022.

Cardiologists had an average pay of $421,330, while the national annual average for all occupations was $61,900. Many other medical professionals make a lot of money. For instance, the average annual salary for nurse anesthetists was $205,770.

Not every high-paying job among the top 30 are medical occupations. Architectural and engineering managers ranked No. 30 and lawyers ranked No. 28, according to our analysis of detailed occupations from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. These two jobs had average pay of about $160,000 — $163,310 and $163,770 respectively.

Below are the 30 highest-paying jobs, along with each occupation’s total employment estimate and average annual pay.

30. Architectural and engineering managersArchitect and others looking over architecture plans

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Average annual salary: $163,310

Total employment: 197,180

29. Natural sciences managersTwo scientists

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Average annual salary: $163,610

Total employment: 82,570

28. LawyersLawyers at a table

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Average annual salary: $163,770

Total employment: 707,160

27. Financial managersThree workers looking at documents

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Average annual salary: $166,050

Total employment: 740,780

26. DentistsDentist examining teeth at a dentist's office

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Average annual salary: $172,290

Total employment: 120,740

25. Computer and information systems managersTwo workers looking at a laptop in an office

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Average annual salary: $173,670

Total employment: 533,220

24. PediatriciansDoctor and a child at a doctor's office

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Average annual salary: $203,240

Total employment: 33,430

23. Nurse anesthetistsA patient and anesthesiologist

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Average annual salary: $205,770

Total employment: 46,540

22. OrthodontistsOrthodontist and patient looking at an x-ray of teeth

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Average annual salary: $216,320

Total employment: 6,310

21. Family medicine physiciansDoctor with a patient and parent

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Average annual salary: $224,460

Total employment: 100,940

20. General internal medicine physiciansDoctor and patient

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Average annual salary: $225,270

Total employment: 67,220

19. Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineersTwo airline pilots in a plane

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Average annual salary: $225,740

Total employment: 89,580

18. Dentists (all other specialists)Dentist and patient

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Average annual salary: $233,430

Total employment: 5,250

17. Physicians (all other)Doctor and patient

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Average annual salary: $238,700

Total employment: 305,260

16. Chief ExecutivesMicrosoft CEO Satya Nadella with the word "Microsoft" and the Microsoft logo displayed behind him

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Average annual salary: $246,440

Total employment: 199,240

15. PsychiatristsPsychiatrist or psychologist talking

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Average annual salary: $247,350

Total employment: 26,500

14. PathologistsScientist or pathologist in a lab

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Average annual salary: $252,850

Total employment: 12,320

13. NeurologistsTwo doctors consult over an MRI scan

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Average annual salary: $255,510

Total employment: 11,340

12. Ophthalmologists (except pediatric)Ophthalmologist and patient

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Average annual salary: $265,450

Total employment: 12,580

11. Obstetricians and gynecologistsDoctor with a pregnant patient having an ultrasound exam

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Average annual salary: $277,320

Total employment: 21,450

10. AnesthesiologistsAnesthesiologist adjusting anesthesia machine

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Average annual salary: $302,970

Total employment: 37,430

9. Oral and maxillofacial surgeonsOral surgeon

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Average annual salary: $309,410

Total employment: 4,290

8. Emergency medicine physiciansDoctor and nurses pushing woman on gurney

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Average annual salary: $316,600

Total employment: 29,260

7. DermatologistsFemale dermatologist using cotton pads on a patient’s face

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Average annual salary: $327,650

Total employment: 11,640

6. RadiologistsDoctor examining x-rays in hospital

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Average annual salary: $329,080

Total employment: 29,250

5. Surgeons (all other)Two surgeons in an operation room

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Average annual salary: $347,870

Total employment: 25,910

4. Athletes and sports competitorsPhiladelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) runs around a defender during Super Bowl LVII between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, February 12th, 2023 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, AZ.

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Average annual salary: $358,080

Total employment: 11,930

3. Pediatric surgeonsPediatric surgeons and child

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Average annual salary: $362,970

Total employment: 780

2. Orthopedic surgeons (except pediatric)Orthopedic surgeon operating on a foot

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Average annual salary: $371,400

Total employment: 19,060

1. CardiologistsA doctor listening to a patient’s heartbeatCardiologist is a high-paying job in the US based on its average annual pay from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Average annual salary: $421,330

Total employment: 16,870

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