Occupational Employment Statistics

Employment and wages for the highest paying occupations, May 2011

Occupations with the highest median wage, May 2011
Occupation title Median wage (1) Employment

Anesthesiologists

(2) 33,310

Surgeons

(2) 42,340

Obstetricians and Gynecologists

(3) 20,540

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

(3) 5,800

Orthodontists

(3) 5,040

Physicians and Surgeons, All Other

(3) 305,590

Internists, General

$ 183,170 46,740

Psychiatrists

170,350 23,140

Family and General Practitioners

167,000 101,800

Chief Executives

166,910 267,370

Dentists, All Other Specialists

162,260 4,850

Pediatricians, General

158,170 29,640

Dentists, General

142,740 90,950

Petroleum Engineers

122,280 30,880

Architectural and Engineering Managers

122,190 184,530

Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates

120,130 26,570

Podiatrists

119,250 9,210

Computer and Information Systems Managers

118,010 300,830

Marketing Managers

116,010 168,410

Natural Sciences Managers

114,770 47,510

(1) The median wage is the wage where half the workers in the occupation earn more and half earn less. The OES program can not estimate percentile wages above $187,200.

(2) At least 75 percent of workers in this occupaiton have wages above $187,200 per year

(3) At least 50 percent of workers in this occuapiton have wages above $187,200 per year


Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013

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