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America’s Highest Paying Jobs for 2017 Will Make You Want to Switch Careers ASAP


They say you should do what you love, but, come on, we all want to make some serious bank, don’t we?

If you’re one of those people who wants to beef up your bank account so that it’s the financial equivalent of The Rock’s biceps, then pay attention: LinkedIn has released its list of the highest paying jobs for 2017.

The rankings were created by analyzing figures from LinkedIn members. Cardiologist leads a tidal wave of medical professionals. In fact, just about the entire top 10 is made up of jobs in the medical field, so if you’ve been contemplating leaving that telemarketing gig, realized flipping homes isn’t as lucrative as every infomercial makes it seem or come to the conclusion that, no, there isn’t a market for those specially-shaped ice cubes that you thought would make you a gazillionaire, then maybe this piece of info is just the piece of info you need to inspire you to change careers.

Highest Paying Jobs (With Median Salary)

  1. Cardiologist – $356,000
  2. Radiologist – $355,000
  3. Anesthesiologist – $350,000
  4. Surgeon – $338,000
  5. Medical Director – $230,000
  6. Pathologist – $225,000
  7. Physician (general) – $220,000
  8. Hospitalist – $220,000
  9. Psychiatrist – $218,000
  10. Senior Corporate Counsel – $175,000
  11. Staff Software Engineer – $168,000
  12. Dentist – $165,000
  13. Director of Engineering – $164,000
  14. Tax Director – $161,000
  15. Director Product Management – $160,000
  16. Patent Attorney – $160,000
  17. Anesthetist – $156,000
  18. Senior Software Engineering Manager – $155,000
  19. Global Marketing Director – $155,000
  20. Podiatrist – $150,000

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