Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs of 2011

When we graduate out of college, the common problem that we all have is the job hunt. There are not many people who can land jobs even with an impressive resume. With the current global recession, there are still a lot of people who are able to rake in a big amount of money with the work they have done. With that thought in mind, I give you the top 10 highest paying jobs of 2011.

1. Anaesthesiologists

This is a specialty in the field of medicine where a trained physician deals with the anaesthesia of every patient in the operating room. An operating room may only need one or two anaesthesiologists in the unit depending on the size of the hospital. These people have an annual salary of $292,000 USD annually.

2. Surgeons

These people are specialized physicians who have been trained to do surgery on the body. These include cosmetic surgeons, general surgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, and many others. They are close to the top spot with an annual salary of $219,770 USD.


With the rising of the population of the world, it is no wonder why these people have high salaries. These people can deliver at an average of 5-7 babies per day. They have an annual income of $204,000 USD per year and it also depends on the number of patients they can handle and the number of babies they can deliver per day.

4. Orthodontists

Orthodontics is a special area in dentistry which handles the complicated cases of the mouth that ordinary dentists cannot. These people are also the ones responsible for your children’s braces and they have an estimated annual salary of $206,190 USD.

5. Psychiatrists

These people are responsible for taking care and understanding the behaviour of the mentally ill. This job entails a lot of dangers and hazards and they are also mentally exhausting. They can rake in an estimated annual income of $177,000 USD.

6. Chief Executive Officer

These people are on top of the “food chain”. These people are considered as the big boss in every company and they are responsible for carrying out big decisions and policies on a day to day basis. They gather an average annual salary of $140,880 USD every year. This varies among companies depending on the annual income its can gather.

7. Dentists

These people get a lot of patients every year and many companies would even require their workers to have a monthly dental check-up. With the frequency and the number of people needing dental care, these people can have an annual salary of $133,000 USD.

8. Attorney/ lawyer

The job of the lawyer is to protect the oppressed people of society and they are tasked to restore the rights of the ordinary citizen of society. The job of a hero is not easy which is why they need to be paid well for the work they have done to restore justice. They have an annual estimated income of $129,000 USD.

9. Engineering mangers

The world needs a lot of cutting edge technology and the people who will provide us with the technology that we need today are the engineers. The engineering managers are the people who supervise the projects of technology, making sure that each measurement is accurate and every screw is in place. They have an annual estimated income of $122,000 USD.

10. Software engineer

With the cutting edge technology that we have today, it is the software engineer who makes them work perfectly. These people make software for a living just by sitting all day and staring at the computer. It does not require much physical activity but the metal activity that this work requires is very exhausting. These people are able to bring in an annual salary of $120,000 USD.

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