Top Ten of the Highest Paying Professions

Published on 02/18/2020

With such a huge variety of professions around the world, one could be forgiven for being surprised that the top ten highest-earning jobs are almost exclusively dominated by medical professionals after all healthcare is expensive. Who knew there were so many different medical specialists? Chief executives, we have to admit, are no surprise here then – we are constantly bombarded with information about them on social media and in journalism. The list that follows lays out the projected potential salaries of each profession from the end of 2019 and based on statistics analyzed by industry specialists. Of course, this doesn’t look at some of the more unusual jobs out there (there are some really odd ones), rather it focuses on ones that might be considered quite popular around the world.

Top Ten Of The Highest Paying Professions

Top Ten Of The Highest Paying Professions

#1 Anaesthesiologists ($265,990)

A medical doctor who practices anesthesia is called an Anaesthesiologist or in some countries, an anesthetist. They are physicians who specialize in perioperative care, compiling anesthetic plans and administration of anesthetics.

#2 Surgeons ($265,990)

With a selection of surgical instruments, surgeons perform preventive or elective surgeries to correct physical deformities, to repair bone and tissue damage and to treat diseases and injuries.

#3 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons ($242,740)

The hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region are under the care of these surgeons and they are trained in the treatment of a wide spectrum of diseases and injuries of the face, jaws, neck, and head.

#4 Obstetricians-Gynecologists ($235,240)

An ob-gyn is a doctor who specializes as both a gynecologist, a specialist in women’s reproductive health and an obstetrician, who specializes in the management of pregnancy, labor, and birth.

#5 Orthodontists ($229,380)

When it comes to dental development and facial growth, Orthodontists are experts at diagnosing and treating a bad bite, poorly aligned jaws and crooked teeth with optimal care options and technologies for children, teens, and adults.

#6 Psychiatrists ($216,090)

As medical doctors who are trained to care for both the mental and physical aspects of psychology, psychiatrists are able to prescribe medications and focus on psychotherapy and treating emotional and mental suffering in patients.

#7 Family and General Practice Physicians ($208,560)

GPs will counsel patients on diet, hygiene, and preventive healthcare following examination of the patient, updating medical history and ordering, performing, and interpreting diagnostic tests before prescribing medications.

#8 Internists ($198,370)

Also called a general internist or a doctor of internal medicine. They specialize in the diagnosis and nonsurgical, medical treatment of adults suffering from common and complex diseases by providing long-term and comprehensive care.

#9 Chief Executives ($196,960)

As the top executive in a company, a CEO is responsible for making major corporate decisions, management of company operations and resources, and acts as the communicator between the board of executives and corporate operations. Chief executives are the public face of a company.



#10 Prosthodontists ($196,050)

While a dentist can take care of general oral hygiene and minor procedures like a filling, Prosthodontists replace missing teeth, restore jaw structures and other procedures which include dental implants, bridges, crowns, dentures as well as temporomandibular disorders.