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June 26th, 2014 at 12:38 pm

The best- and worst-paid jobs in America

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Anesthesiologists top surgeons in the health care field.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has tracked the average wage of 820 occupations and Reddit user Dan Lin has put the information into a really great graph. The top takeaway from the fun and long graph shows the 13 best-paid non-executive jobs in America have one thing in common: They’re all in health care. Anesthesiologists top surgeons to grab the top spot.

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If you’re worried about being underpaid and would like official data to make your case on Monday, go search mean-wage tables at the BLS site here.

Although the richest occupations tracked by the Bureau are basically all doctors, the landscape of wealth changes when you zoom in on the richest 0.1 percent of the country, which is heavy with chief executives and financiers. Click the pic to enlarge.

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Photo credit: Forbes

Via The Atlantic

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