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Lee Michaels

THE BEST- AND WORST-PAYING JOBS IN AMERICA

 
Posted May 14th, 2013 @ 4:51pm


Those in operating rooms and board rooms make the most money, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' latest Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates survey. The survey reflects salary and employment data gathered from more than one million businesses.

                  Here are the 10 highest-paying jobs in America:

                  10. Chief Executives - Average Annual Pay: $176,840

                   9. Psychiatrists - Average Annual Pay: $177,520

                   8. Family and General Practitioners - Average                  Annual Pay: $180,850

                   7. Physicians and Surgeons (all other) - Average                  Annual Pay: $184,820

                   6. Orthodontists - Average Annual Pay: $186,320

                   5. General Internists - Average Annual Pay:                  $191,520

                   4. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons - Average                  Annual Pay: $216,440

                   3. Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Average                  Annual Pay: $216,760

                   2. Surgeons - Average Annual Pay: $230,540

                   1. Best-Paying Job: Anesthesiologists -                  Average Annual Pay: $232,830

Here are the 10 lowest-paying jobs in America:

                  10. Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers -                  Average hourly pay: $9.77

                   9. Amusement and Recreation Attendants - Average                  hourly pay: $9.63

                   8. Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and                  Greenhouse - Average hourly pay: $9.61

                   7. Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and                  Bartender Helpers - Average hourly pay: $9.47

                   6. Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and                  Coffee Shop - Average hourly pay: $9.41

                   5. Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food                  Concession, and Coffee Shop - Average hourly pay:                  $9.34

                   4. Dishwashers - Average hourly pay: $9.10

                   3.  Fast Food Cooks - Average hourly pay:                  $9.03

                   2. Combined Food Preparation and Serving                  Workers, Including Fast Food - Average hourly pay:                  $9.00

                   1. Worst-Paying Job: Shampooers -                  Average hourly pay: $8.94

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