The Quick 10: The 10 Best-Paying Jobs in America

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For those of you out there looking for a career guaranteed to make you big bucks, you're welcome. These 10 jobs will earn you a six figure salary, according to Forbes magazine. The magazine made the list without considering stock options, overtime and that sort of thing. It does include bonuses.

It doesn't include self-employed people, owners and partners in unincorporated firms or household workers. It's also the average salary, which probably explains why people in the sports professions don't make the list - sure, there are a handful of basketball players making bank, but the ones who play smaller-time leagues average it out. Tomorrow's Quick 10: The 10 Worst-Paying Jobs. By the way, can you believe "blogger" doesn't make the top 10 best list? Huh.

The 10 Best-Paying Jobs in America

1. Anesthesiologists
Mean Annual Wage: $184,340
One-Year Change: 5.8%
No. In Employment: 29,890

2. Surgeons
Mean Annual Wage: $184,150
One-Year Change: 3.6%
No. In Employment: 51,900

3. Obstetricians And Gynecologists
Mean Annual Wage: $178,040
One-Year Change: 3.6%
No. In Employment: 22,520

4. Orthodontists
Mean Annual Wage: $176,900
One-Year Change: 8.3%
No. In Employment: 5,200

5. Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeons
Mean Annual Wage: $164,760
One-Year Change: 2.6%
No. In Employment: 5,320

6. Internists, General
Mean Annual Wage: $160,860
One-Year Change: 2.8%
No. In Employment: 48,700

7. Prosthodontists
Mean Annual Wage: $158,940
One-Year Change: 8.8%
No. In Employment: 480

8. Psychiatrists
Mean Annual Wage: $149,990
One-Year Change: 2.6%
No. In Employment: 24,730

9. Family And General Practitioners
Mean Annual Wage: $149,850
One-Year Change: 6.8%
No. In Employment: 109,400

10. Chief Executives
Mean Annual Wage: $144,600
One-Year Change: 3.4%
No. In Employment: 299,520

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June 10, 2008 - 9:22am
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