Anesthesiologists are the highest paid in America according to Labor Department report released yesterday. They earn and average of $235,070 per year according to the survey. In contrast, retail sales workers are in the largest employment category where 8.5 million are employed at an average pay of $9.58 per hour. The Bureau of Labor Statistics provided this employment and wage estimate as of May 2012 for 821 detailed occupations. Note that the picture nearby is an Anesthesiologist testifying at the Michael Jackson trial. See the list for all ten highest paid jobs in America.
Top paying job in the U.S. is anesthesiologist, at $235,070. There are only 30,200 anesthesiologists in the country. Pictured is Dr. Akshay Dalal an anesthesiologist from the non-governmental organization "Project HOPE."
Second highest paying job in the U.S. is Surgeon paying $233,150. There are 41,030 surgeons in the U.S. Pictured is open heart surgery at Imperial College, June 9, 2010.
Oral Surgeons $218,960
Third highest paying job in the U.S. is Oral Surgeon. they make $218,960 and there are a little of 5,000 in the U.S. Pictured is Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Roland Alferos assisting Timothy Ackerman with oral surgery aboard USS Kitty Hawk.
Fourth highest paid job is Orthodontist at $196,270. There are not many more Orthodontists than Oral Surgeons at 5,570 in the U.S. Pictured is an unnamed Orthodontist adjusting braces.
Chief Executives $178,400
The fifth highest paying job in the U.S. is Chief Executive or CEO paying $178,400. While some CEOs earn very high salaries, there are many more running start-ups and small companies bringing the average down. There are 248,760 CEOs counted by the BLS survey. Here is Chris Tolles, CEO of a small company, Topix.
Nurse Anesthesiologists $157,690
The sixth highest paying job in the U.S. is Nurse Anesthesiologist paying $157,690. There are 35,430 Nurse Anesthesiologists in the U.S. A 6 year old girl is prepared to go under anaesthesia, April 10, 2010.
Petroleum Engineers $149,180
Rising demand for oil has increased prices and the demand for Petroleum Engineers, who make $149,180 per year. Pictured is a pump at an oil well. Petroleum Engineers have more to do with discovering oil fields and engineering the extraction process. There are 120,810 Petroleum Engineers in America.
Architectural and Engineering Managers $136,540
The eighth highest paying job in America is Architectural and Engineering Manager paying $136,540 per year. Pictured is Dr. Christian Wilhelm, Daimler AG, Leiter Engineering Gießerei Werk Mannheim. Daimler Benz is famed for its engineering excellence.
Marketing Managers $133,700
The ninth highest paying job in the United States is Marketing Manager st $133,700 per year. There are 352,220 Marketing Managers in the U.S. There are many more Sales Managers at a somewhat lower pay. Pictured is Meredith Ely, Marketing Manager at LearnBoost.
Computer and Information Systems Managers $132,570
The tenth highest paying job in America is Computer and Information Systems Manager paying $132,570 per year. There are 319,080 Computer and Information Systems Managers in the U.S. Pictured is Federico Faggin, the designer of the original Intel 4004.