Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs and College Majors

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Get The Most From The Job Market

In order to get the most from the job market, you must know your information. The following article will help you understand the job market.

Highest Paying Jobs

The first highest paying job, ranked by average yearly salary, is surgeon. Average salary is $225,390 with an average of 12 or more years of college. Second is anesthesiologist with a salary of $220,100 and 12 years of college.

Third is chief executive officer with an average of $173,350 and 6 or more years of college. Dentist is 4th with a salary of $158,770 and 6 or more years of college.

The fifth highest paying job is lawyer with a salary of $129,440 and 7 years of college. Sixth is natural science manager with a salary of $129,320 and 6 or more years of college.

Petroleum engineer is the 7th highest paying job with a salary of $127,970 and 8 years of college. Architectural and Engineering Manager is 8th with a salary of $125,900 and 12 or more years of college.

Coming in 9th is Computer and Information Systems Manager with a salary of $123,280 and 6 or more years of college. And last but not least is a marketing manager with a salary of $122,720 and 6 or more years of college.

Top 10 Lowest Paying Jobs

The top 10 lowest paying jobs are as follows, starting from the lowest: Cooks and other fast food jobs ($18,540 annually), Food Preparation ($18,610), Dishwashers ($18,680), Shampooers, hair ($19,140), Counter attendants ($19,280), Host and hostesses ($19,600), Amusement and recreation attendants ($19,750), Cashiers ($19,810), Farmworkers ($20,040) and Ushers, lobby attendants and ticket takers ($20,290).

Median Salary for Top Highest Paying Jobs

The top 10 highest paying jobs make an average hourly wage of $73.86. In 2010, the average yearly salary was $44,410. The 10 lowest paying jobs average $9.32 an hour. The federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour.

Statistics prove that high school graduates ($27,351) make more than those who do not graduate ($21,332). Even those with some college make a bit more ($31,988). However, those with bachelor degrees or anything above make two times more money than those with high school degrees.

10 Most Popular Majors

The following are the top 10 most popular majors and their yearly earnings: Business Management and Administration ($58,00), General Business ($60,000), Accounting ($63,000), Nursing ($60,000), Psychology ($45,000), Marketing and Marketing Research ($58,000), Communications ($50,000), Elementary Education ($40,000), Computer Science ($75,000) and Finance ($65,000).

Least Popular Majors

The following are the earnings for the top 10 least popular majors: Actuarial Science ($68,000), Electrical and Mechanic Repairs and Technologies ($57,000), Metallurgical Engineering ($80,000), Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering ($82,000), Botany ($42,000), Mining and Mineral Engineering ($80,000), Oceanography ($70,000), Physical Sciences ($69,000), Mathematics and Computer Science ($98,000) and Miscellaneous Agriculture ($47,000). These are statistics that will hopefully help you get the most from the job market.