Special Report

These Are The 25 Highest Paying Jobs In America


To identify the highest paying jobs in America, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed data on median weekly wage for 240 detailed occupations from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Current Population Survey program. Occupations were ranked based on median annual wage — the median weekly wage multiplied by 52 weeks — in 2020. Median earnings by gender and total employment by occupation also came from the BLS CPS. Data on projected employment change from 2019 to 2029, educational attainment by occupation in 2019, and typical education requirements by occupation came from the BLS Employment Projections program. Jobs sorted into miscellaneous categories were not considered. For some jobs, the BLS either did not collect data or opted not to publish data that did not meet their collection criteria.