51-100 Higest paying jobs

Feb 5, 2008

Rank Private-industry occupation (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics classification) Average annual earnings of full-time workers Compared to U.S. average annual earnings ($40,553) Median annual earnings Average annual hours of work Average weekly earnings Average hourly earnings
51 Financial examiners $64,473 +59% $63,606 2,083 $1,240 $30.96
52 News analysts, reporters and correspondents $64,001 +58% $43,326 2,015 $1,233 $31.76
53 Logisticians $63,950 +58% $60,684 2,078 $1,230 $30.78
54 Network and computer systems administrators $63,803 +57% $60,314 2,080 $1,230 $30.68
55 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing $63,206 +56% $52,753 2,102 $1,216 $30.07
56 Cost estimators $62,428 +54% $57,200 2,112 $1,201 $29.55
57 Power plant operators, distributors, and dispatchers $62,003 +53% $63,294 2,081 $1,192 $29.80
58 Administrative services managers $60,698 +50% $57,200 2,094 $1,168 $28.99
59 Musicians, singers, and related workers $59,914 +48% $51,072 1,705 $1,358 $35.14
60 Registered nurses $59,407 +46% $56,068 2,018 $1,143 $29.43
61 Locomotive engineers and operators $59,385 +46% $45,342 2,167 $1,161 $27.40
62 Ship engineers $59,047 +46% $56,580 1,957 $1,322 $30.16
63 Structural iron and steel workers $57,899 +43% $56,410 2,077 $1,115 $27.88
64 Accountants and auditors $57,554 +42% $53,495 2,083 $1,107 $27.63
65 Real estate brokers and sales agents $56,945 +40% $41,592 2,080 $1,095 $27.38
66 Transportation inspectors $56,932 +40% $45,032 2,168 $1,095 $26.26
67 Buyers and purchasing agents $56,859 +40% $52,000 2,104 $1,093 $27.02
68 Librarians $56,782 +40% $51,785 1,877 $1,132 $30.26
69 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers $56,761 +40% $53,082 2,108 $1,096 $26.93
70 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers $56,519 +39% $52,000 2,132 $1,087 $26.51
71 Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation $56,422 +39% $49,697 2,156 $1,085 $26.17
72 Education administrators $56,104 +38% $52,394 2,035 $1,092 $27.57
73 Aircraft mechanics and service technicians $55,892 +38% $55,536 2,081 $1,080 $26.86
74 Surveyors, cartographers, and photogrammetrists $55,601 +37% $45,760 2,086 $1,069 $26.65
75 Therapists $55,133 +36% $52,991 2,026 $1,066 $27.22
76 Public relations specialists $55,119 +36% $52,333 2,056 $1,060 $26.80
77 Miscellaneous healthcare practitioner and technical workers $55,058 +36% $49,354 2,044 $1,061 $26.93
78 Credit analysts $54,883 +35% $48,424 2,070 $1,055 $26.51
79 Food service managers $54,742 +35% $50,136 2,304 $1,058 $23.76
80 Writers and editors $54,591 +35% $49,752 2,046 $1,053 $26.69
81 Psychologists $54,515 +34% $47,549 1,921 $1,085 $28.37
82 Dental hygienists $54,133 +33% $55,985 1,790 $1,041 $30.24
83 Construction and building inspectors $54,101 +33% $53,641 2,089 $1,040 $25.90
84 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists $53,938 +33% $51,501 2,026 $1,062 $26.62
85 Archivists, curators, and museum technicians $53,904 +33% $55,000 1,961 $1,037 $27.48
86 Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians $53,827 +33% $56,888 2,103 $1,035 $25.60
87 Insurance sales agents $53,721 +32% $40,000 2,062 $1,033 $26.06
88 Radio and telecommunications equipment installers and repairers $53,011 +31% $57,955 2,080 $1,019 $25.49
89 Line installers and repairers $52,733 +30% $56,187 2,075 $1,017 $25.42
90 Computer support specialists $52,602 +30% $46,301 2,069 $1,012 $25.43
91 Diagnostic related technologists and technicians $52,182 +29% $51,854 2,052 $1,003 $25.43
92 Railroad brake, signal, and switch operators $52,130 +29% $53,995 2,080 $1,003 $25.06
93 Lodging managers $52,124 +29% $38,351 2,247 $1,002 $23.20
94 Artists and related workers $51,600 +27% $47,501 2,071 $997 $24.92
95 Property, real estate, and community association managers $51,359 +27% $47,981 2,087 $988 $24.61
96 Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, and investigators $51,009 +26% $47,318 2,028 $981 $25.16
97 Brickmasons, blockmasons, and stonemasons $50,364 +24% $49,265 1,997 $1,006 $25.22
98 Instructional coordinators $50,236 +24% $49,084 1,952 $991 $25.74
99 Miscellaneous plant and system operators $49,937 +23% $52,416 2,060 $960 $24.24
100 Stationary engineers and boiler operators $49,859 +23% $54,496 2,054 $959 $24.28

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