Special Report

79 Jobs With Six Figure Salaries

Source: Halfpoint / iStock via Getty Images

9. General internal medicine physicians
> Avg. annual wage: $201,440
> 10% of workers earn less than: $60,970
> Typical entry-level edu. required: N/A
> Total employment: 44,610
> Projected employment chg. 2018-2028: N/A

General internal medicine physicians diagnose and provide nonsurgical treatment for diseases and injuries of internal organs. Theirs is the first occupation on the list with an annual wage of more than $200,000. A medical degree and a state license are required for general internal medicine physicians to practice after they complete an internship. With an aging population and rising life expectancy, general internal medicine physicians will continue to be in demand. The Association of American Medical Colleges said this occupation will grow at a 15% pace through 2026.

Source: andresr / E+ via Getty Images

8. Family medicine physicians
> Avg. annual wage: $213,270
> 10% of workers earn less than: $85,590
> Typical entry-level edu. required: N/A
> Total employment: 109,370
> Projected employment chg. 2018-2028: N/A

Family medicine physicians diagnose, treat, and provide preventive care to individuals and families. A medical degree and a state license are required for family medicine physicians to practice after they complete an internship. There is a shortage of primary care physicians, including family physicians. The Association of American Medical Colleges predicts the U.S. will be short by up to 55,200 primary care physicians by 2032.

Source: laflor / Getty Images

7. Psychiatrists
> Avg. annual wage: $220,430
> 10% of workers earn less than: $74,530
> Typical entry-level edu. required: Doctoral or professional degree
> Total employment: 25,530
> Projected employment chg. 2018-2028: +15.8%

Psychiatrists diagnose, treat, and help prevent mental disorders. A medical degree and a state license are required for psychiatrists to practice. The BLS forecasts the occupation will increase by almost 16% over the 10-year period ending in 2028.

Source: ZoranMilisavljevic83 / Getty Images

6. Prosthodontists
> Avg. annual wage: $220,840
> 10% of workers earn less than: $96,060
> Typical entry-level edu. required: Doctoral or professional degree
> Total employment: 490
> Projected employment chg. 2018-2028: +7.3%

Prosthodontists are dental specialists who restore and replace teeth to improve the function of a patient’s mouth. Prosthodontists attend dental school and have to complete a three-year post-doctoral residency program. They also need to have a license to practice in a particular state. Certification through the American Board of Prosthodontics may help prosthodontists find jobs.

Source: Phoenixns / Getty Images

5. Orthodontists
> Avg. annual wage: $230,830
> 10% of workers earn less than: $73,490
> Typical entry-level edu. required: Doctoral or professional degree
> Total employment: 5,990
> Projected employment chg. 2018-2028: +7.3%

Orthodontists diagnose and treat dental problems and oral cavity anomalies. Orthodontists need to have a doctor of dental medicine degree or doctor of dental surgery degree in order to practice. BLS forecasts the occupation to grow above the national occupation average over the 10-year period ending in 2028.

Source: M_a_y_a / E+ via Getty Images

4. Obstetricians and gynecologists
> Avg. annual wage: $233,610
> 10% of workers earn less than: $81,200
> Typical entry-level edu. required: Doctoral or professional degree
> Total employment: 18,620
> Projected employment chg. 2018-2028: +2.3%

Obstetricians and gynecologists provide care related to pregnancy, childbirth, and the female reproductive system. Obstetricians and gynecologists must earn either a doctor of medicine, degree or a doctor of osteopathic medicine and complete a one-year general medical residency before entering a post-graduate obstetrics and gynecology training program. The job outlook for the occupation is below the national occupation average.

Source: dodnewsfeatures / Flickr

3. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons
> Avg. annual wage: $237,570
> 10% of workers earn less than: $65,360
> Typical entry-level edu. required: Doctoral or professional degree
> Total employment: 4,650
> Projected employment chg. 2018-2028: +7.4%

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are dental specialists trained to treat diseases, injuries and defects in the head, neck, face, jaws and the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region. They are also trained to administer anesthesia. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are required to have a doctoral or professional degree, four to six years of residency training, and be certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. The job outlook for the occupation is just above the national occupation average.

Source: jacoblund / iStock via Getty Images

2. Surgeons, except ophthalmologists
> Avg. annual wage: $252,040
> 10% of workers earn less than: $83,740
> Typical entry-level edu. required: N/A
> Total employment: 36,270
> Projected employment chg. 2018-2028: N/A

Surgeons diagnose and treat injuries or illnesses. Surgeons typically need a bachelor’s degree; a degree from a medical school, which takes four years to complete; and three to seven years in internship and residency programs, depending on their specialty. Employment of surgeons is projected to rise because of increased demand for health care services by an aging population.

Source: santypan / Getty Images

1. Anesthesiologists
> Avg. annual wage: $261,730
> 10% of workers earn less than: $124,080
> Typical entry-level edu. required: Doctoral or professional degree
> Total employment: 31,010
> Projected employment chg. 2018-2028: +4.5%

The highest-paid occupation on the list are anesthesiologists. They are physicians who administer anesthetics before or during surgery or other medical procedures. Anesthesiologists usually need a bachelor’s degree; a degree from a medical school, which takes four years to finish; a one-year residency program; and a state license. Anesthesiology News said that baby boomers dominate among anesthesiologists, representing 37.6% of active members of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, and because they are retiring, the occupation is facing a looming shortfall.

Sponsored: Find a Qualified Financial Advisor:

Finding a qualified financial advisor doesn’t have to be hard. SmartAsset’s free tool matches you with up to 3 fiduciary financial advisors in your area in 5 minutes. Each advisor has been vetted by SmartAsset and is held to a fiduciary standard to act in your best interests. If you’re ready to be matched with local advisors that can help you achieve your financial goals, get started now.