Making It Rain On Them Hoes: A Gallery Of The Highest Paying Career Choices In America Today!!

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A gallery of the highest paying careers in America

If you’re in college and trying to decide on a major, hopefully this list will help make your decision a little easier.

A Gallery Of The Highest Paying Careers In America

A salary is one of the most compelling factors for individuals deciding on a career path, a degree or even where to live — because some parts of the U.S. pay higher wages, on average, for the same position. Although education can determine a worker’s salary and even employment, not all high-paying jobs require advanced degrees. With data recently released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), CNBC.com took a look at the most highly compensated occupations in the country, based upon BLS job definitions. The BLS also breaks down average salaries geographically and by industry. The jobs listed here are placed in categories according to career path. The numbers are from 2011 — the most recent figures available.

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No. 15: Pharmacist
•Average Salary: $112,160
•Current Employment: 272,320

No. 14: Air traffic controller
•Average annual salary: $114,460
•Current employment: 23,580

No. 13: Sales manager
•Average annual salary: $116,860
•Current employment: 328,230

No. 12: Airline pilots, co-pilots and flight engineers
•Average annual salary: $118,070
•Current employment: 68,350

No. 11: Financial manager
•Average annual salary: $120,450
•Current employment: 477,690

No. 10: Industrial-organizational psychologist
•Average annual salary: $124,160
•Current employment: 1,230

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    No. 9: Computer and information systems manager
    •Average annual salary: $125,660
    •Current employment: 300,830

    No. 8: Marketing manager
    •Average annual salary: $126,190
    •Current employment: 168,410

    No. 7: Natural science manager
    •Average annual salary: $128,230
    •Current employment: 47,510

    No. 6: Architectural and engineering managers
    •Average annual salary: $129,350
    •Current employment: 184,530

    No. 5: Lawyer
    •Average annual salary: $130,490
    •Current employment: 570,950

    No. 4: Petroleum engineer
    •Average annual salary: $138,980
    •Current employment: 30,880

    No. 3: Chief executive officer
    •Average annual salary: $176,550
    •Current employment: 267,370

    No. 2: Orthodontists and dentists
    •Average annual salary: $161,750-$204,670
    •Current employment: 101,400

    No. 1: Doctors and surgeons
    •Average annual salary: $168,650-$234,950
    •Current employment: 618,000-plus

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