Athletes and chief executive officers might get more attention as the most prosperous people, but the fact is that doctors make the most money in the US. Anesthesiologists earn the highest salary in the US. According to one estimate, each anesthesiologist takes home an average annual salary of $265,990. The anesthesiologists are followed by surgeons and psychiatrists who make an average of $216,090 and $198370 respectively per year.
And then there are oral and maxillofacial doctors who take the third slot, making $242,740 every year. They are followed by orthodontists who take home $229,380 per annum. The surprising fact is that other jobs didn’t make it to the upper stratum of the best paying jobs in the US in 2018. Chief executive officers come at number 11 on the list, earning an annual average salary of $196,050.
And when it comes to the worst paying jobs in the US in 2018, people working in the fast-food and food preparation and serving roles take the top slot. Fast-food workers earn the lowest annual wage in the US. 3,576,230 people are working in the fast food industry. These people make an average salary of $21,230 per year.
It is also surprising to see that just like the best paying jobs of 2018, the worst paying jobs of this year are also led by a single industry, i.e., the restaurant sector. Dishwashers working in restaurants earn an annual average wage of $22,210. Other worst paying jobs in the US in 2018 include cashiers, game dealers, and shampooers. Cashiers earn $22,130 per year, whereas shampooers and gaming dealers earn an average of $21,650 and $22,130 respectively per year.
While the United States is known as the land of opportunities and prosperity, the key to success in the US is to enter a profession that pays higher wages. If you are a healthcare worker like a doctor, you can earn a considerable sum of money in the United States.
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