Special Report

25 Highest Paying Jobs

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15. Aircraft pilots and flight engineers
> Median weekly earnings: $1,736
> Number of workers: 112,000
> Projected job growth, 2016-2026: 3.5% (slower than average)
> Workers with at least a bachelor’s degree: 73.9%

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14. Judges, magistrates, and other judicial workers
> Median weekly earnings: $1,742
> Number of workers: 59,000
> Projected job growth, 2016-2026: 5.8% (as fast as average)
> Workers with at least a bachelor’s degree: 98.3%

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13. Physician assistants
> Median weekly earnings: $1,747
> Number of workers: 97,000
> Projected job growth, 2016-2026: 37.3% (much faster than average)
> Workers with at least a bachelor’s degree: 92.3%

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12. Computer hardware engineers
> Median weekly earnings: $1,771
> Number of workers: 73,000
> Projected job growth, 2016-2026: 5.5% (as fast as average)
> Workers with at least a bachelor’s degree: 76.1%

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11. Software developers, applications and systems software
> Median weekly earnings: $1,792
> Number of workers: 1.4 million
> Projected job growth, 2016-2026: 11.1%-30.7% (much faster than average)
> Workers with at least a bachelor’s degree: 84.5%