Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs in the U.S.

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In the age of inflation, it’s hard to stretch your cash and keep a steady savings. Sometimes even with a stable salary it can be difficult to make ends meet. If you’re looking to pivot towards a higher-paying field or are pursuing a lucrative degree, here are the top ten highest-paying careers in the U.S. according to entrepreneur David Chang.  

10. Ophthalmologists, except pediatric  

Salary: $270,090 

9. Pediatric surgeons 

Salary: $290, 310 

8. Obstetricians and gynecologists 

Salary: $296, 210 

7. Surgeons, all other 

Salary: $297,8000 

6. Radiologists 

Salary: $301,720 

5. Dermatologists 

Salary: $302,740 

4. Orthopedic surgeons, except pediatric 

Salary: $306,220 

3. Emergency medicine physicians 

Salary: $310,640 

2. Anesthesiologists 

Salary: $331,190 

1. Cardiologists 

Salary: $353,970 

Chuang projects that 2 million new jobs will be created for the healthcare industry in the next decade.  

Read more about the country’s highest-paying jobs on The Motley Fool.  


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