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These are the 25 highest-paying jobs in the US right now

software developer programmerUS News & World Report’s ranking of the best-paying jobs in the US right now includes a number of jobs in medicine, but also several in other industries like tech, such as software developers.

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  • Pay is usually one of the most important things people consider when looking for a job.
  • A new ranking from US News & World Report identified the highest-paying jobs in America, many of which are in STEM fields, particularly medicine.
  • Take a look at the 25 top-paying jobs in the US below.

No matter your industry or job level, you’ll probably agree pay is one of the most important, if not the most important, aspects to consider when looking for a job.

Now, a new ranking from US News & World Report shows just which jobs are the most lucrative, all of which pay more than $100,000 a year.

These are the 25 highest-paying roles from US News & World Report’s ranking of the 100 best jobs of 2023. Each of them received an overall score out of 10 based on factors like median salary, unemployment rate, future job prospects, stress level, work-life balance, and 10-year growth volume. The latter is based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on the number of new jobs expected to open up for an occupation in a 10-year span, specifically between 2021 and 2031.

Many of the jobs on the list are in medicine, but several others are in tech and other industries. Take a look at the 25 highest-paying jobs of 2023:

 

 

1. AnesthesiologistAnesthesiologist is using medical equipment

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Overall score: 6.4

Median salary: $208,000

Unemployment rate: 0.3%

Number of these jobs opening up from 2021-2031: 400

2. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeonoral surgeon

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Overall score: 6.9

Median salary: $208,000

Unemployment rate: 0.3%

Number of these jobs opening up from 2021-2031: 300

3. Obstetrician and Gynecologistgynecologist

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Overall score: 6.4

Median salary: $208,000

Unemployment rate: 0.3%

Number of these jobs opening up from 2021-2031: 400

4. Surgeonsurgeon

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Overall score: 5.6

Median salary: $208,000

Unemployment rate: N/A

Number of these jobs opening up from 2021-2031: 2,000

5. OrthodontistAn orthodontist pointing at some teeth on an x-ray displayed on a surgery monitor while talking to a patient about a dental procedure.

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Overall score: 7.3

Median salary: $208,000

Unemployment rate: 0.5%

Number of these jobs opening up from 2021-2031: 300

6. PhysicianFemale doctor giving advice to woman while sitting in medical clinic.

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Overall score: 7.4

Median salary: $208,000

Unemployment rate: 0.3%

Number of these jobs opening up from 2021-2031: 19,400

7. PsychiatristPsychiatrist

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Overall score: 6.6

Median salary: $208,000

Unemployment rate: 3%

Number of these jobs opening up from 2021-2031: 2,400

8. Nurse Anesthetistnurse anesthetist

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Overall score: 6.9

Median salary: $195,610

Unemployment rate: N/A

Number of these jobs opening up from 2021-2031: 5,300

9. Pediatricianfemale Pediatrician doctor examining her little baby patient with stethoscope in medical room

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Overall score: 6.5

Median salary: $170,480

Unemployment rate: 0.3%

Number of these jobs opening up from 2021-2031: 400

10. PilotAirline pilot talking into a radio

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Overall score: 6.4

Median salary: $134,630

Unemployment rate: 2.9%

Number of these jobs opening up from 2021-2031: 7,700

11. DentistDentist examining teeth at a dentist's office

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Overall score: 7.5

Median salary: $160,370

Unemployment rate: 0.5%

Number of these jobs opening up from 2021-2031: 7,700

12. IT ManagerShot of a young woman using a laptop while working in a server room

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Overall score: 7.7

Median salary: $159,010

Unemployment rate: 1.8%

Number of these jobs opening up from 2021-2031: 82,400

13. PodiatristA orthopedic doctor points to something on a senior male patient's foot x-ray. The x-ray is on a digital tablet.

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Overall score: 5.6

Median salary: $145,840

Unemployment rate: N/A

Number of these jobs opening up from 2021-2031: 200

14. Financial ManagerA photo of a group of businesspeople reviewing a company's assets in a conference room.

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Overall score: 7.7

Median salary: $131,710

Unemployment rate: 2.4%

Number of these jobs opening up from 2021-2031: 123,100

15. Marketing ManagerWoman drawing a business plan

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Overall score: 6.4

Median salary: $135,030

Unemployment rate: 4.8%

Number of these jobs opening up from 2021-2031: 31,700

16. LawyerA stock photo of a lawyer holding document and speaking to jury in courtroom.

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Overall score: 7.5

Median salary: $127,990

Unemployment rate: 1.4%

Number of these jobs opening up from 2021-2031: 80,200

17. Petroleum Engineerpetroleum engineer

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Overall score: 6.3

Median salary: $130,850

Unemployment rate: N/A

Number of these jobs opening up from 2021-2031: 1,900

18. ProsthodontistProsthodontist

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Overall score: 6.1

Median salary: $100,950

Unemployment rate: 0.5%

Number of these jobs opening up from 2021-2031: 0

19. Sales Managersales manager

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Overall score: 5.7

Median salary: $127,490

Unemployment rate: 4.3%

Number of these jobs opening up from 2021-2031: 23,800

20. Pharmacistpharmacist

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Overall score: 5.8

Median salary: $128,570

Unemployment rate: 1.2%

Number of these jobs opening up from 2021-2031: 7,700

21. Optometristoptometrist

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Overall score: 6.6

Median salary: $124,300

Unemployment rate: N/A

Number of these jobs opening up from 2021-2031: 4,000

22. Actuaryactuary calculator

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Overall score: 6.8

Median salary: $105,900

Unemployment rate: N/A

Number of these jobs opening up from 2021-2031: 5,900

23. Software Developersoftware developer

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Overall score: 8.8

Median salary: $120,730

Unemployment rate: 1.2%

Number of these jobs opening up from 2021-2031: 370,600

24. Computer Network ArchitectNetwork engineers inspecting a data server.

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Overall score: 6.2

Median salary: $120,520

Unemployment rate: 1.8%

Number of these jobs opening up from 2021-2031: 7,500

25. Political ScientistA man in a business suit speaks to a group of seated people in a large room. The genre of entrepreneurial pitches to potential investors isn't a science. It's a performance.

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Overall score: 5.7

Median salary: $122,510

Unemployment rate: N/A

Number of these jobs opening up from 2021-2031: 400

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