25 highest-paid healthcare careers — Chief executive salary hits $150k

St. Louis Post-Dispatch lays out the top-paying healthcare jobs based on BLS data that calculated the highest average annual salary from 2015.

Here are the top 25 highest-paid healthcare jobs based on their average annual salary:

1. Anesthesiologists: $219,810
2. Orthodontists: $209,350
3. Internists: $205,865
4. Psychiatrists: $205,723
5. Surgeons: $202,510
6. Physicians: $188,263
7. General practitioners: $179,816
8. Dentists: $161,640
9. Chief executives: $150,416
10. Pediatricians: $147,990
11. Podiatrists: $133,650
12. Nurse anesthetists: $129,090
13. Medical scientists: $118,760
14. Physicists: $118,620
15. Sales managers: $114,050
16. Optometrists: $112,530
17. Pharmacists: $112,246
18. Computer and IT managers: $110,940
19. Financial managers: $110,260
20. Marketing managers: $104,973
21. General and operations managers: $99,760
22. Lawyers: $98,250
23. Legal occupations: $98,250
24. Physician assistants: $97,396
25. Nurse practitioners: $97,280

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