The Best- and Worst-Paid Jobs in America—in 1 Ludicrously Long Chart

By Derek Thompson

The 13 best-paid non-executive jobs in America have one thing in common: They're all in health care. Anesthesiologists nip surgeons to grab the top spot.

That's the top takeaway from this fun and long—like, really long—graph of the average wage of 820 occupations tracked by the Bureau of Labor Statistics by Reddit user Dan Lin (via Vox). If you're worried about being underpaid and would like official data to make your case on Monday, go search mean-wage tables at the BLS site here.

Although the richest occupations tracked by the Bureau are basically all doctors, the landscape of wealth changes when you zoom in on the richest 0.1 percent of the country, which is heavy with chief executives and financiers. Click the pic to enlarge.


The Best- and Worst-Paid Jobs in America: 1-820


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