25 Highest Paying Jobs

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10. Chemical engineers
> 2018 median annual earnings: $96,616
> Total number of workers: 65,000
> Projected employment change 2016-2026: +7.5%
> Chemical engineers with a bachelor’s degree: 90.6%

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9. Software developers, applications and systems software
> 2018 median annual earnings: $96,928
> Total number of workers: 1,611,000
> Projected employment change 2016-2026: +30.7%
> Software developers with a bachelor’s degree: 85.2%

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8. Computer and information systems managers
> 2018 median annual earnings: $97,604
> Total number of workers: 601,000
> Projected employment change 2016-2026: +12.0%
> Information systems managers with a bachelor’s degree: 74.4%

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7. Dentists
> 2018 median annual earnings: $97,968
> Total number of workers: 56,000
> Projected employment change 2016-2026: +19.4%
> Dentists with a bachelor’s degree: 100.0%

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6. Nurse practitioners
> 2018 median annual earnings: $98,488
> Total number of workers: 158,000
> Projected employment change 2016-2026: +36.1%
> Nurse practitioners with a bachelor’s degree: 98.5%