The highest-paying profession for those with a graduate, professional or doctoral degree is specialty physician practice, according to a new ranking by business insurance resource AdvisorSmith.
AdvisorSmith used data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to identify jobs that require graduate education and to determine the annual median salary for each profession.
The top five highest-paying jobs requiring high-level education:
1. Specialist physicians, except pediatric
Total jobs: 390,680
Annual median salary: $206,500
2. Family medicine physicians
Annual median salary: $205,590
3. General internal medicine physicians
Annual median salary: $201,590
4. General pediatricians
Annual median salary: $175,310
5. Nurse anesthetists
Annual median salary: $174,790