Top pay
Rank Job title Best Jobs rank Top pay*
1 Securities Trader 33 $491,000
2 Anesthesiologist1 11 $408,000
3 Physician/Ob-Gyn 22 $338,000
4 Psychiatrist 24 $279,000
5 Insurance Broker N.A. $273,000
6 Attorney/Lawyer 18 $262,000
7 Actuary N.A. $257,000
8 Sales Director 10 $239,000
9 Personal Financial Advisor N.A. $226,000
10 Hospital Administrator N.A. $222,000
From the November 2009 issue
Notes: All pay data from
Methodology: We looked at jobs from the top 100 with the highest 10-year growth rate. When there were multiple job titles from the same category, we selected the job with the highest current total employment.
* Median salary is for an experienced worker (at least two to seven years in field). Top pay represents the 90th percentile.
1 Other highly paid M.D. positions include Emergency Room Physician, General Practitioner and General Surgeon.
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