Here are the best-paying, worst-paying jobs around

THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTIONJune 22, 2013 

You'd think that chief executive officers would have the highest-paying jobs given the buzz their annual compensation packages attract each year.

But according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates survey reported by Forbes, anesthesiologists rank No. 1 with an average annual pay of $232,830.

The salary and employment data from May 2012 were collected from more than 1 million businesses.

BEST-PAYING JOBS :

1 Anesthesiologists $232,830

2 Surgeons $230,540

3 Obstetricians/gynecologists $216,760

4 Oral and maxillofacial surgeons $216,440

5 General Internists $191,520

6 Orthodontists $186,320

7 Physicians and surgeons all other $184,820

8 Family and general practitioners $180,850

9 Psychiatrists $177,520

10 Chief executives $176,840

BEST-PAYING NON-MEDICAL JOBS:

1 Chief executives $176,840

2 Petroleum engineers $147,470

3 Architectural and engineering managers $133,240

4 Lawyers $130,880

5 Natural sciences managers $130,400

6 Marketing managers $129,870

7 Computer and IT managers $129,130

8 Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers $128,760

9 Financial managers $123,260

10 Sales managers $119,980

WORST-PAYING JOBS

1 Shampooers $18,600

2 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food $18,720

3 Fast food cooks $18,780

4 Dishwashers $18,930

5 Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop $19,430

6 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop $19,570

7 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers $19,690

8 Farmworkers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse $19,990

9 Amusement and recreation attendants $20,020

10 Ushers, lobby attendants, and ticket takers $20,320

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