Special Report

25 Jobs With the Fastest-Rising Wages

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5. Athletes and sports competitors
> Wage increase, 2020 to 2021: +23.4%
> Average annual wage, 2021: $116,930
> Employment change, 2020 to 2021: +47.0%
> Total employment, 2021: 12,320

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4. Obstetricians and gynecologists
> Wage increase, 2020 to 2021: +23.9%
> Average annual wage, 2021: $296,210
> Employment change, 2020 to 2021: +14.1%
> Total employment, 2021: 21,570

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3. Makeup artists, theatrical and performance
> Wage increase, 2020 to 2021: +24.4%
> Average annual wage, 2021: $124,380
> Employment change, 2020 to 2021: -29.5%
> Total employment, 2021: 1,960

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2. Umpires, referees, and other sports officials
> Wage increase, 2020 to 2021: +28.8%
> Average annual wage, 2021: $51,710
> Employment change, 2020 to 2021: -42.0%
> Total employment, 2021: 9,620

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1. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons
> Wage increase, 2020 to 2021: +32.5%
> Average annual wage, 2021: $311,460
> Employment change, 2020 to 2021: +29.4%
> Total employment, 2021: 5,330

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