Salary Comparison Chart Enables Salary Comparison, Showing Top Salary By Profession

I found a salary comparison chart for helping career changers determine how lucrative a specific career choice might be.

While career change is not always about how much one can earn in a particular industry or sector, knowing salaries can help guide those considering career change.


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The following Salary Comparison Chart shows 25 top ranked occupations by average annual and hourly earnings, full-time workers.

Unfortunately, this National Compensation Survey, done by the Department of Labor in July 2004, has not been updated in a similar format.

Comparison of 25 top ranked occupations by average annual and hourly earnings

Salary Comparison Chart of Topped Paid Occupations Annual salary ranking

Physicians

1

Airplane pilots and navigators

2

Medical science teachers

3

Judges

4

Optometrists

5

Lawyers

6

Managers, marketing, advertising, and public relations

7

Chief executives and general administrators, public administration

8

Economics teachers

9

Securities and financial services sales occupations

10

Announcers

11

Engineering teachers

12

Petroleum engineers

13

Law teachers

14

Pharmacists

15

Aerospace engineers

16

Dentists

17

Managers and administrators, n.e.c.

18

Physicists and astronomers

19

Electrical and electronic engineers

20

Chemical engineers

21

Financial managers

22

Sales engineers

23

Physics teachers

24

Nuclear engineers

25
Occupations whose ranking entered or left the top 25 positions when annual and hourly earnings were compared

Business, commerce, and marketing teachers

50

Biological science teachers

33

Social science teachers, n.e.c.

49

English teachers

42

Sociology teachers

35

Computer science teachers

51

Theology teachers

67

Department of Labor has more updated salary comparison resources on their site at http://DOL.gov