Top pay
Rank Job title Best Jobs rank Top pay*
1 General Surgeon 75 $412,000
2 Anesthesiologist 68 $393,000
3 Emergency Room Physician 25 $368,000
4 Obstetrician / Gynecologist 100 $313,000
5 Psychiatrist 29 $269,000
6 Primary Care Physician 34 $256,000
7 Attorney / Lawyer 55 $246,000
8 Dentist 12 $237,000
9 Sales Director 8 $222,000
10 Actuary 11 $222,000
11 Senior Sales Executive 32 $222,000
12 Marketing Consultant 61 $220,000
13 Management Consultant 3 $209,000
14 Nurse Anesthetist 13 $206,000
15 Software Engineering / Development Director 18 $202,000
16 Product Management Director 15 $192,000
17 Hospital Administrator 36 $180,000
18 Accounting Director 69 $179,000
19 Risk Management Manager 14 $175,000
20 Healthcare Consultant 16 $174,000
From the November 2010 issue
Notes: All pay data from PayScale.com.
Methodology:We looked at jobs from the top 100 with the highest median salaries.
* Median salary is for an experienced worker (at least two to seven years in field). Top pay represents the 90th percentile.
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