Special Report

25 Highest Paying Jobs

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5. Lawyers
> Median weekly earnings: $1,901
> Number of workers: 781,000
> Projected job growth, 2016-2026: 8.2% (as fast as average)
> Workers with at least a bachelor’s degree: 98.3%

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4. Physicians and surgeons
> Median weekly earnings: $1,918
> Number of workers: 815,000
> Projected job growth, 2016-2026: 12.8% (faster than average)
> Workers with at least a bachelor’s degree: 99.5%

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3. Pharmacists
> Median weekly earnings: $1,923
> Number of workers: 254,000
> Projected job growth, 2016-2026: 5.6% (as fast as average)
> Workers with at least a bachelor’s degree: 97.6%

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2. Architectural and engineering managers
> Median weekly earnings: $1,999
> Number of workers: 128,000
> Projected job growth, 2016-2026: 5.5% (as fast as average)
> Workers with at least a bachelor’s degree: 84.7%

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1. Chief executives
> Median weekly earnings: $2,296
> Number of workers: 1.1 million
> Projected job growth, 2016-2026: -3.9% (Decline)
> Workers with at least a bachelor’s degree: 69.5%