The Highest Paid Professions In The United States In 2019
In 2019, health professions top the list of the 10 highest paid professions in the United States.
This is indicated by the data published in the first quarter of the year by the list of National Estimation of Occupational and Salary Jobs of the Department of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the Occupational Information Network of the Department of Labor.
In 2019, the highest paid professionals are from health industry, followed by directives and management.
According to the BLS, the average annual salary for men is $52,208. The average annual salary for women is $41,912, i.e. 20% less.
Highest paid professions in the United States in 2019
1.- Medical specialists
The medical profession is, once again, the highest paid in the US. However, not all specialties receive the same financial compensation. The best paying on average are the following:
- Anesthetists: $267,020
- Surgeons: $267,020
- Oral and maxillofacial surgeons: $242,370
- Gynecologists: $238,320
- Orthodontists: $225,760
- Psychiatrists: $220,380
- Doctors: $203,880
- General and family doctors: $211,780
Foreign doctors are among the professionals who are most attracted to the idea of working in the United States. However, it is not easy for foreign doctors to revalidate their studies at foreign universities. The process is hard and long but possible.
However, it is possible to study residence in the United States to specialize. A J-1 exchange visa is used for this.
Because the procedures can be complex and take years, many doctors prefer to obtain licenses to work in the US - although less than doctors, they are also well paid as nurses.
2.- Chief Executives
Known as CEO, they earn an average of $200,140. The highest paid on average reside in South Dakota, Washington DC and Rhode Island.
3.-Other medical specialties
- Internists: $196,490
- Dental technicians: $191,400
- Pediatricians: $183,240
- Dentists: $175,840. This is one of the fastest growing professions in the US.
4.- Nurse anesthetists
They charge $174,790 per year on average. This is also a profession with excellent financial compensation. There is a spectacular growth in job offers and it requires the degree of Registered Nurse (RN).
In the United States, there are specialized agencies to hire foreign nurses.
5.- Flight pilots and engineers: $169,560
This is also a highly specialized and lucrative career in the United States.
6.- Petroleum engineers: $156,370
Their salary varies from year to year depending on fluctuations in the price of crude oil and natural gas.
7.- Information Systems Managers: $152,860
The IT field attracts foreign workers the most. Large technology companies are known to sponsor immigrants for both the permanent residence card, known as the green card, or for the H-1B visa.
8.- Podiatrists: $148,220
In the US, Podiatrists are not doctors. They can obtain their degree through a Doctor Podiatric Medicine (DPM).
Other professions with annual average incomes that exceed $130,000 are financial managers, sales managers, lawyers, Natural Science project managers and, finally, benefits and compensation managers in the Human Resources field.