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The 25 highest-paying jobs in America

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C-Suite executives are known for pulling in a pretty penny. But as it turns out, doctors make even more.
That's right: On average, those sporting scrubs and stethoscopes bring home fatter paychecks than those donning suits and ties, according to the latest US Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates survey.
The survey, which reflects May 2016 salary and employment data gathered from more than 1 million businesses, found that nine of the nation's top 10 highest-paying occupations are in the medical field.
The best-paying job of all: anesthesiologist.
On average, anesthesiologists in the US earn an average annual salary of $269,600 — which is more than five times what the average American earns.
According to the American Society of Anesthesiologists, these medical doctors are responsible for the safety and well being of patients before, during, and after surgery. In the US, they're required to complete a four-year undergraduate college degree, four years of medical school, and a four-year anesthesiology residency program. Most anesthesiologists become board certified, and many complete an additional fellowship year of specialty training.
A 2014 physician compensation report by Medscape found that nearly 80% of anesthesiologists spend 40 hours or more per week with patients.
Here are the 25 highest-paying jobs in the US— all of which bring in more than $135,000 a year, on average:

25. Sales manager

25. Sales manager
Mean annual pay: $135,090
Number of people who hold this job in the US: 365,230
Projected growth (2014 - 2024): 5.1%
Education requirements: Bachelor's degree
Sales managers plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer.

24. Natural sciences manager

24. Natural sciences manager
Mean annual pay: $136,150
Number of people who hold this job in the US: 54,780
Projected growth (2014 - 2024): 3.3%
Education requirements: Bachelor's degree
Natural sciences managers plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.

23. Financial manager

23. Financial manager
Mean annual pay: $139,720
Number of people who hold this job in the US: 543,300
Projected growth (2014 - 2024): 6.8%
Education requirements: Bachelor's degree
Financial managers plan, direct, or coordinate accounting, investing, banking, insurance, securities, and other financial activities of a branch, office, or department of an establishment.

22. Lawyer

22. Lawyer
Mean annual pay: $139,880
Number of people who hold this job in the US: 619,530
Projected growth (2014 - 2024): 5.6%
Education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
Lawyers represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions.

21. Architectural or engineering manager

21. Architectural or engineering manager
Mean annual pay: $143,870
Number of people who hold this job in the US: 178,390
Projected growth (2014 - 2024): 2%
Education requirements: Bachelor's degree
Architectural and engineering managers plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields.

20. Podiatrist

20. Podiatrist
Mean annual pay: $144,110
Number of people who hold this job in the US: 9,800
Projected growth (2014 - 2024): 14.1%
Education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
Podiatrists diagnose and treat diseases and deformities of the human foot.

19. Marketing manager

19. Marketing manager
Mean annual pay: $144,140
Number of people who hold this job in the US: 205,900
Projected growth (2014 - 2024): 9.4%
Education requirements: Bachelor's degree
Marketing managers plan, direct, or coordinate marketing policies and programs, like determining the demand for products and services offered by a firm and its competitors, and identify potential customers.

18. Computer and information systems manager

18. Computer and information systems manager
Mean annual pay: $145,740
Number of people who hold this job in the US: 352,510
Projected growth (2014 - 2024): 15.4%
Education requirements: Bachelor's degree
Computer and information systems managers plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as electronic data processing, information systems, systems analysis, and computer programming.

17. Petroleum engineer

17. Petroleum engineer
Mean annual pay: $147,030
Number of people who hold this job in the US: 32,780
Projected growth (2014 - 2024): 9.8%
Education requirements: Bachelor's degree
Petroleum engineers devise methods to improve oil and gas extraction and production and determine the need for new or modified tool designs.

16. Airline pilot, copilot, or flight engineer

16. Airline pilot, copilot, or flight engineer
Mean annual pay: $152,770
Number of people who hold this job in the US: 81,520
Projected growth (2014 - 2024): 1.1%
Education requirements: Bachelor's degree
Airline pilots, pilots, and flight engineers pilot and navigate the flight of fixed-wing, multi-engine aircraft, usually on scheduled air carrier routes, for the transport of passengers and cargo.

15. Nurse anesthetist

15. Nurse anesthetist
Mean annual pay: $164,030
Number of people who hold this job in the US: 39,860
Projected growth (2014 - 2024): 19.3%
Education requirements: Master's degree
Nurse anesthetists administer anesthesia, monitor patient's vital signs, and oversee patient recovery from anesthesia.

14. Prosthodontist

14. Prosthodontist
Mean annual pay: $168,140
Number of people who hold this job in the US: 750
Projected growth (2014 - 2024): 17.8%
Education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
Prosthodontists construct oral prostheses to replace missing teeth to correct natural and acquired deformation of the mouth and jaws; to restore and maintain oral function, such as chewing and speaking; and to improve appearance.

13. Dentist (all other specialties)

13. Dentist (all other specialties)
Mean annual pay: $171,900
Number of people who hold this job in the US: 5,380
Projected growth (2014 - 2024): 8.5%
Education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
These specialist dentists not listed separately can include pediatric dentists, periodontists, and endodontists.

12. Dentist (general)

12. Dentist (general)
Mean annual pay: $173,860
Number of people who hold this job in the US: 105,620
Projected growth (2014 - 2024): 18%
Education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
General dentists examine, diagnose, and treat diseases, injuries, and malformations of teeth and gums.

11. Pediatrician (general)

11. Pediatrician (general)
Mean annual pay: $184,240
Number of people who hold this job in the US: 26,960
Projected growth (2014 - 2024): 10.3%
Education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
Pediatricians are physicians who diagnose, treat, and help prevent children's diseases and injuries.

10. Chief executive

10. Chief executive
Mean annual pay*: $194,350
Number of people who hold this job in the US: 223,260
Projected decline (2014 - 2024): 1.2%
Education requirements: Bachelor's degree
Chief executives determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body.
* While the average chief executive earns almost 200,000 a year, the top-earning CEOs in the US earn tens of millions of dollars. In 2015, for instance, Dara Khosrowshahi, the highest-paid CEO according to Equilar and The New York Times and CEO of Expedia, raked in $94.6 million. 

9. Psychiatrist

9. Psychiatrist
Mean annual pay: $200,220
Number of people who hold this job in the US: 24,820
Projected growth (2014 - 2024): 14.9%
Education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
Psychiatrists are physicians who diagnose, treat, and help prevent disorders of the mind.

8. Family and general practitioner

8. Family and general practitioner
Mean annual pay: $200,810
Number of people who hold this job in the US: 122,970
Projected growth (2014 - 2024): 10.2%
Education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
Family and general practitioners are physicians who diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases and injuries that commonly occur in the general population.

7. General internist

7. General internist
Mean annual pay: $201,840
Number of people who hold this job in the US: 45,290
Projected growth (2014 - 2024): 9.4%
Education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
General internists are physicians who diagnose and provide non-surgical treatment of diseases and injuries of internal organ systems. They provide care mainly for adults who have a wide range of problems associated with the internal organs.

6. Physician or surgeon (all other)

6. Physician or surgeon (all other)
Mean annual pay: $205,560
Number of people who hold this job in the US: 338,620
Projected growth (2014 - 2024): 14.9%
Education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
These specialist physicians and surgeons not listed separately can include allergists and immunologists, dermatologists, neurologists,ophthalmologists, pathologists, radiologists,sports medicine physicians, and urologists.

5. Orthodontist

5. Orthodontist
Mean annual pay: $228,780
Number of people who hold this job in the US: 5,200
Projected growth (2014 - 2024): 18.3%
Education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
Orthodontists examine, diagnose, and treat dental malocclusions and oral cavity anomalies.

4. Oral and maxillofacial surgeon

4. Oral and maxillofacial surgeon
Mean annual pay: $232,870
Number of people who hold this job in the US: 5,380
Projected growth (2014 - 2024): 17.9%
Education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons perform surgery and related procedures on the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial regions to treat diseases, injuries, or defects.

3. Obstetrician and gynecologist

3. Obstetrician and gynecologist
Mean annual pay: $234,310
Number of people who hold this job in the US: 19,800
Projected growth (2014 - 2024): 17.6%
Education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
Obstetricians and gynecologists are physicians who provide medical care related to pregnancy or childbirth and those who diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases of women, particularly those affecting the reproductive system.

2. Surgeon

2. Surgeon
Mean annual pay: $252,910
Number of people who hold this job in the US: 41,190
Projected growth (2014 - 2024): 19.8%
Education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
Surgeons are physicians who treat diseases, injuries, and deformities by invasive, minimally-invasive, or non-invasive surgical methods, such as using instruments, appliances, or by manual manipulation.

1. Anesthesiologist

1. Anesthesiologist
Mean annual pay: $269,600
Number of people who hold this job in the US: 30,190
Projected growth (2014 - 2024): 21%
Education requirements:Doctoral or professional degree
Anesthesiologists are physicians who administer anesthetics prior to, during, or after surgery, or other medical procedures.
Jacquelyn Smith contributed to an earlier version of this article.

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