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30 highest-paying medical jobs in the US

30 highest-paying medical jobs in the US
August 18, 2022 Rachel Tirabassi

By Alan Condon For Becker’s Hospital Review

Forbes analyzed data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Employment Statistics and isolated occupations that fall into the Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations category to develop a list of the most lucrative medical jobs in the country.

Here are the 30 highest-paying medical jobs in the U.S., broken down into average hourly pay and average annual pay:

Occupation Average Hourly Pay Average Annual Pay
1 Cardiologist $170.18 $353,970
2 Anesthesiologist $159.22 $331,190
3 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon $149.74 $311,460
4 Emergency Medicine Physician $149.35 $310,640
5 Orthopedic Surgeon, Except Pediatric $147.22 $306,220
6 Dermatologist $145.55 $302,740
7 Radiologist $145.06 $301,720
8 Surgeon, All Other $143.17 $297,800
9 Obstetrician and Gynecologist $142.41 $296,210
10 Pediatric Surgeon $139.57 $290,310
11 Ophthalmologist, Except Pediatric $129.85 $270,090
12 Neurologist $128.68 $267,660
13 Orthodontist $128.50 $267,280
14 Physician, Pathologist $128.45 $267,180
15 Psychiatrist $120.08 $249,760
16 General Internal Medicine Physician $116.44 $242,190
17 Family Medicine Physicians $113.43 $235,930
18 Physicians, All Other $111.30 $231,500
19 Nurse Anesthetists $97.34 $202,470
20 Pediatricians, General $95.40 $198,420
21 Dentists, All Other Specialists $86.25 $179,400
22 Dentist, General $80.37 $167,160
23 Podiatrist $76.15 $158,380
24 Prosthodontist $69.10 $143,730
25 Pharmacist $60.43 $125,690
26 Optometrist $60.31 $125,440
27 Medical Dosimetrist $59.98 $124,750
28 Physician Assistant $57.43 $119,460
29 Nurse Practitioner $56.75 $118,040
30 Nurse Midwife $54.91 $114,210

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