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25 Highest paying occupations by median weekly earnings, 2014 annual averages

Occupations

Median weekly earnings (both sexes)

Women's median weekly earnings

Men's median weekly earnings

Women's earnings as a percentage of men's

Total, full-time wage and salary workers

$791

$719

$871

82.5%

Chief executives

$2,023

$1,572

$2,246

70.0%

Pharmacists

$1,995

$1,902

$2,176

87.4%

Architectural and engineering managers

$1,945

-

$1,975

-

Dentists

$1,908

-

-

-

Lawyers

$1,807

$1,590

$1,915

83.0%

Computer hardware engineers

$1,744

-

$1,795

-

Computer and information systems managers

$1,730

$1,529

$1,763

86.7%

Software developers, applications and systems software

$1,693

$1,457

$1,736

83.9%

Nurse practitioners

$1,683

$1,682

-

-

Physicians and surgeons

$1,661

$1,246

$2,002

62.2%

Aerospace engineers

$1,642

-

$1,727

-

Computer network architects

$1,633

-

$1,650

-

Physician assistants

$1,619

-

-

-

Electrical and electronics engineers

$1,572

-

$1,568

-

Database administrators

$1,517

-

$1,662

-

Management analysts

$1,470

$1,239

$1,665

74.4%

Chemical engineers

$1,465

-

$1,570

-

Engineers, all other

$1,463

-

$1,488

-

Physical scientists, all other

$1,447

$1,262

$1,547

81.6%

First-line supervisors of fire fighting and prevention workers

$1,438

-

$1,448

-

Financial analysts

$1,434

$1,224

$1,493

82.0%

Mechanical engineers

$1,434

-

$1,453

-

Aircraft pilots and flight engineers

$1,427

-

$1,446

-

Information security analysts

$1,419

-

-

-

Computer programmers

$1,409

$1,253

$1,447

86.6%

Notes:
- Occupations were selected based on median weekly earnings of full-time workers (both sexes combined), among occupations with a sample size of at least 50,000 people employed full-time.

- Dash indicates no data available or base is less than 50,000.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Survey