Top Paying Jobs 2008

According to dcjobsource.com Here are the Top 50 best paying careers for 2008
Rank
Job
Category
Ave.
Annual Earnings
Median
Annual Earnings
Ave.
Annual hrs of work
Ave.
weekly earnings
Ave.
hourly earnings
1 Chief executives
$240,903 $154,016 2,322
$4,633 $103.76
2 Physicians
and surgeons
$139,849 $139,999 2,100
$2,690 $66.59
3 Dentists
$133,777 $112,000 2,032
$2,573 $65.82
4 Lawyers
$126,530 $115,003 2,179
$2,433 $58.07
5 Aircraft
pilots and flight engineers
$120,505 $117,901 1,264
$2,327 $95.31
6 Engineering
managers
$113,388 $110,053 2,120
$2,181 $53.48
7 Securities,
commodities, and financial services sales agents
$111,338 $68,078 2,079
$2,141 $53.54
8 Computer
and information systems managers
$106,087 $100,674 2,099
$2,041 $50.53
9 Marketing
and sales managers
$100,491 $86,599 2,137
$1,933 $47.03
10 Optometrists
$100,419
$100,888
1,957
$1,931
$51.30
11 Pharmacists
$97,334
$97,762
2,067
$1,872
$47.09
12 General and operations
managers
$96,777
$83,990
2,200
$1,861
$44.00
13 Natural sciences managers
$94,225
$100,982
2,079
$1,812
$45.32
14 Computer and information
scientists, research
$93,256
$91,936
2,080
$1,793
$44.83
15 Financial managers
$86,794
$75,001
2,101
$1,669
$41.30
16 Computer software engineers
$86,668
$85,005
2,103
$1,667
$41.22
17 Public relations managers
$85,548
$76,045
2,061
$1,645
$41.51
18 Announcers
$84,919
$41,330
2,078
$1,633
$40.87
19 Purchasing managers
$84,626
$72,996
2,094
$1,627
$40.42
20 Industrial production
managers
$82,513
$80,987
2,136
$1,587
$38.62
21 Actuaries
$81,454
$75,799
2,023
$1,566
$40.26
22 Geological and petroleum
technicians
$80,835
$73,199
2,080
$1,555
$38.86
23 Economists
$79,585
$63,565
2,165
$1,530
$36.77
24 Engineers
$79,381
$76,091
2,110
$1,527
$37.63
25 Elevator installers
and repairers
$79,144
$73,486
2,080
$1,522
$38.05
26 Physician assistants
$78,786
$74,178
2,076
$1,515
$37.96
27 Computer systems analysts
$78,419
$75,874
2,081
$1,508
$37.68
28 Actors, producers,
and directors
$78,104
$50,382
2,088
$1,503
$37.40
29 Medical and health
services managers
$76,354
$70,304
2,097
$1,468
$36.42
30 Postsecondary teachers
$75,645
$61,297
1,650
$1,787
$45.83
31 Construction managers
$75,202
$74,063
2,146
$1,450
$35.04
32 Operations research
analysts
$75,006
$73,919
2,051
$1,442
$36.57
33 Management analysts
$73,640
$68,918
2,089
$1,416
$35.25
34 Nuclear technicians
$73,271
$70,616
2,080
$1,409
$35.23
35 Sales engineers
$73,186
$69,299
2,132
$1,407
$34.33
36 Market and survey researchers
$71,915
$62,614
2,124
$1,383
$33.86
37 Physical scientists
$71,660
$65,000
2,085
$1,382
$34.37
38 Transportation, storage,
and distribution managers
$71,512
$67,018
2,112
$1,375
$33.86
39 Human resources managers
$70,492
$56,152
2,086
$1,356
$33.80
40 Miscellaneous social
scientists and related workers
$69,507
$57,524
2,015
$1,337
$34.49
41 Financial analysts
and advisors
$69,091
$60,000
2,076
$1,329
$33.28
42 Life scientists
$68,821
$60,089
2,023
$1,326
$34.02
43 Network systems and
data communications analysts
$67,956
$64,777
2,079
$1,307
$32.69
44 Computer programmers
$67,840
$66,000
2,087
$1,305
$32.50
45 Architects, except
naval
$67,667
$63,333
2,130
$1,301
$31.77
46 Advertising and promotions
managers
$67,018
$62,365
2,070
$1,289
$32.38
47 Budget analysts
$66,318
$54,427
2,132
$1,275
$31.11
48 Loan counselors and
officers
$65,517
$49,999
2,083
$1,260
$31.45
49 Database administrators
$65,465
$64,584
2,081
$1,259
$31.46
50 Statisticians
$65,028
$61,360
2,053
$1,251
$31.67

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