Top 10 highest paying jobs in America

New Delhi: Looking for a career move? Certainly you'd like to know what are the best options available for you. If you thought that acting or a career in professional athletics could earn you big
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India TV Business Desk 24 Aug 2013, 06:33 AM IST
New Delhi: Looking for a career move? Certainly you'd like to know what are the best options available for you. If you thought that acting or a career in professional athletics could earn you big bucks then think again. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates survey, 8 of the top 10 highest-paying professions were in the medical field. The BLS survey reflects May 2012 salary and employment data gathered from more than one million businesses.



The survey suggests anesthesiologists as the top earners in America. Anesthesiology as the practice of medicine dedicated to the relief of pain and total care of the surgical patient before, during and after surgery. The anesthesiologists in the U.S. also work long shifts and play an integral role in keeping patients alive during surgery to earn their sizable salaries.

The second highest-paying job in America is general surgeon. These medical professionals bring in $110.84 an hour, for an average annual salary of $230,540. At the third number are obstetricians and gynecologists. These medical professionals make 104,21 an hour, on average—making their total annual income about  $216, 760.

Here's a look at the other professions:

No. 10: Chief Executives

Average Annual Pay: $176,840



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