What careers make the most money?

If you’re looking for maximum earning potential, it’s hard to beat a career in healthcare. Specialist physicians like surgeons and anesthesiologists are at the top of the list of highest-paid jobs, and even non-physician roles, such as nurse anaesthetists, bring in some of the highest-paid salaries on the jobs market.    If the medical field isn’t for you, careers in engineering, executive management, IT management, aviation and law also come with big salaries. 

Job  Average Salary 
1.  Anesthesiologist  $267,020 per year
2.  Surgeon $255,110 per year
3.  Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon  $242,370 per year
4.  Obstetrician and Gynecologist $238,320 per year
5.  Orthodontist $225,760 per year
6.  Psychiatrist $220,380 per year
7.  Physician  $196,490 per year
8.  Prosthodontist $191,400 per year
9.  Pediatrician $183,240 per year
10. Dentist  $175,840 per year
11. Nurse Anesthetist  $174,790 per year
12. Petroleum Engineer  $156,370 per year
13. IT Manager $152,860 per year
14. Podiatrist $148,220 per year
15. Marketing Manager $147,240 per year
16. Financial Manager $146,830 per year
17. Pilot  $146,660 per year
18. Lawyer $144,230 per year
19. Sales Manager $140,320 per year
20. Business Operations Manager $123,880 per year
21. Pharmacist $123,670 per year
22. Financial Advisor $121,770 per year
23. Optometrist  $119,980 per year
24. Actuary  $116,250 per year
25. Political Scientist  $115,300 per year

Source:  U.S. News and World Report 2020