Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs in America

According to the government data, health care has topped the salary list and it has jobs in the highest paying occupation in the United States of America. This shows that the health section’s future is very bright. The rate of employment in this section is expected to increase by 15% from 2019 to 2029, and this is according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The following list in this article contents the top 10 highest paying jobs in America. 

  1. Anesthesiologists: $261,730

These are physicians who administer anesthetics and analgesics used to manage pain before, during, and after surgery. This specialized career has topped the list for three years in a role. The working hours depend on the schedule of the operating room and it may be unpredictable and long. Anesthesiologists are always needed for both scheduled and emergency surgeries. 

  1. Surgeons: $252,040

These physicians are always rewarded with the highest salary and becoming a surgeon needs many years of specialized training. They may work irregular hours depending on the type of specialization. Surgeons who are into elective and preventative surgeries enjoy predictable work hours but those in the neurosurgeon sector often work for longer hours. 

  1. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons: $237,570

This type of surgeon takes care of the treatment of a variety of injuries, diseases, and defects that happen in the mouth or jaw area. Some of the problems they handle are tumors, problematic wisdom teeth, cysts of the mouth, and misaligned jaws. 

  1. Obstetricians-Gynecologists: $233,610

These doctors specialize in uterine, cervical, virginal, and ovarian reproductive health and also childbirth. They are good at communicating information to female patients that will improve their health and their babies’. 

  1. Orthodontists: $230,830

They specialize in correcting the measures of the teeth and they can be called patient’s dentists. Orthodontists usually take X-rays, create mouth guards, perform other procedures like applying braces. 

  1. Prosthodontists: $220,840

These doctors help in fixing damaged or missing teeth with artificial ones like bridges, veneers, dental implants, dentures, and crowns. There are only 600 prosthodontists in the United States of America. 

  1. Psychiatrists: $220,430

Psychiatrists help in treating mental health issues and it has so many specialties. Some of them work on adolescent and child psychiatry. Others are into addiction psychiatry, forensic (legal) psychiatry, that occurs in a medical setting. These doctors can be found in schools, community agencies, private practice, hospitals, and even prisons. 

  1. Family Medicine Physicians $213,270

They are also known as Family and General Practitioners. They treat, diagnose and help prevent diseases that occur in the general population. These doctors often direct patients to other specialists. 

  1. Physicians (Other): $206,500

The median salary of all physicians that work in other specialties, falls in the ninth position. Some of them include allergists, dermatologists, cardiologists, ophthalmologists, and gastroenterologists.  

  1. Internal Medicine Physicians: $201,440

The tenth position is occupied by the Internal medicine physicians. They serve as doctors or hospitalists and specialize in taking care of adult patients. The internist who works in primary care hospitals attends to a lot of patients and always treats various ailments such as diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension, and asthma.