The Top 5 Best and Lowest Paying Jobs

The Top 5 Best and Lowest Paying Jobs

If you want to enjoy a lifetime of a top salary, go to medical school. Of course, you’ll have big loans to repay and medical malpractice insurance premiums, but getting that M.D. after your name pretty much ensures a paycheck in excess of $200,000 annually. Admittedly, I am sure their stress level is higher as well.A Keep in mind as you look at these figures, our national poverty line, according to the Federal Register, is $18,000 for a household of 3 individuals.A After looking at these figures, I will be more patient with the workers in the lowest paid jobs in America.A As for the highest paid jobs, well, they don’t need my thanks. They can just look at their bank accounts and that should be thanks enough.

[pullquote align=”right”]The gap between America’s highest- and lowest-paying jobs widens if you include perks and benefits[/pullquote]

The top five highest-paying jobs in the United States and the average annual salary:

1. Anesthesiologist: $234,950

2. Surgeon: $231,550

3. OB/GYN: $218,610

4. Oral surgeon: $217,380

5. Orthodontist: $204,670

A Let’s now flip the coin and see what the worst paying jobs are. Unlike the jobs above, you can bet your bottom dollar these positions will not require years of schooling, study, or practice before you make it to the top. In fact, you just need to have a pulse and a desire to work and most of the time the position will be yours.

The top five lowest-paying jobs in the United States and the average annual pay:

1. Fast-food cook: $18,720

2. Food-preparation/server: $18,790

3. Dish washer: $18,840

4. Shampooer: $19,130

5. Cafeteria, food concession and coffee shop counter attendant: $19,450EresumeX - The Job Portal With Ex-Factor Logo

A Where you live can also have a huge impact on what you make. Your level of education has been proven to have a big effect on how much you can earn as well. Generally, the higher your qualification, the more you will earn. For more detailed information, visitA http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm.