Highest Paying Jobs in the United States
The Federal Government compiles statistical data on what people earn in more than 700 professions in the United States. This section offers the median hourly wage data gathered by the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the highest paying jobs. The top-paying jobs are organized by level of education required to enter that particular field.
Note that "highest paying" refers to hourly wage earned and should not be taken to mean that one can earn a high income. For example, many construction jobs are high paying, however, the work can be seasonal and one employed in this industry might have to struggle to earn a living during certain times of the year or during economic downturns.
It is also important to note that hourly wages differ significantly by region and company size. For example, one working as a paralegal will earn substantially more per hour working for a large law firm in a large city that a paralegal who works for a small law office in a small city.
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