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18 high-paying jobs you can get right now

You can make six figures working one of these high-paying jobs. See which companies are hiring now.

18 high-paying jobs you can get right now

Top-Paying Jobs

So, you’re looking for a way to make a lot money? Well, unless you’re in line for a big inheritance from a long-lost relative, your best bet lies within the job market.

We all know that jobs are not created equal when it comes to making money. There are low-paying jobs and good-paying jobs. Then, there are high-paying jobs. Those are the ones we’re most interested in right now. Helloooo, life of luxury.

Choosing a lucrative career path can mean having the means to enjoy the finer things in life, like taking luxury vacations, wearing designer clothes, and never having to check a price tag. But the road to get there isn’t paved with gold. Sure, there are high-paying jobs you can get without a college degree, or even with an associate degree, but the highest-paying jobs of all typically require higher education and many years of experience (read: lots of work). If one thing’s for sure, though, it’s that these jobs are definitely worth it.

Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Monster rounded up the highest-paying jobs you can get right now—all boasting six-figure salaries. You’ll notice many of the jobs on the list can be found in health care, with oral and maxillofacial surgeons (we looked it up for you: specializing in the jaw and face), anesthesiologists, and OBGYNs topping the list. Beyond health care, you’ll also find that jobs for engineers, executives, pilots, and judges can make a lot of money, too.

Check out the full list of high-paying jobs below—and the top companies hiring for each position—to see if applying to one of these jobs would be worth your while.

Jobs paying $130–$150K:

Petroleum engineers

Median salary: $132,280 per year

Companies hiring: JP Morgan, Society of Petroleum Engineers, CitiGroup

Find all petroleum engineer jobs on Monster.

Judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates

Median salary: $133,840 per year

Companies hiring: US Air Force, State of Nebraska, Massachusetts Trial Court

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Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers

Median salary: $137,330 per year

Companies hiring: Republic Airways, Booz Allen Hamilton, United Airlines

Find all airline jobs on Monster.

Architectural and engineering managers

Median salary: $137,720 per year

Companies hiring: Northrop Grumman, Atkins, Kimley-Horn

Find all architectural and engineering manager jobs on Monster.

Computer and information systems managers

Median salary: $139,220 per year

Companies hiring: NTT Data, Northrop Grumman, BDO

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Jobs paying $151k–$200K:

Dentists

Median salary: $151,440 per year

Companies hiring: Dental Care Alliance, Familia Dental, Apex Dental

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Nurse anesthetists

Median salary: $165,120 per year

Companies hiring: Christus Health, Caduceus Healthcare, U.S. Army Medicine Civilian Corps

Find all nurse anesthetist jobs on Monster.

Pediatricians

Median salary: $172,650 per year

Companies hiring: Weatherby Healthcare, WellStar Health System, Soliant Health

Find all pediatrician jobs on Monster.

Chief executives

Median salary: $183,270 per year

Companies hiring: BE Smith, Everbank, Select Medical Corporation

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Prosthodontists

Median salary: $185,150 per year

Companies hiring: Quadrant Inc., Heartland Dental, Southcentral Foundation

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Internists

Median salary: $192,930 per year

Companies hiring: Trinity Health, Penn Medicine, Mid Atlantic Permanente Medical

Find all internist jobs on Monster.

Family and general practitioners

Median salary: $198,740 per year

Companies hiring: New Wave People, Soliant Health, Massachusetts General Hospital

Find all family and general practitioner jobs on Monster.

Jobs paying $200K+:

Orthodontists

Median salary: ≥ $208,000 per year

Companies hiring: American Dental Partners, Hero Practice Services, Smile Doctors

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Surgeons

Median salary: ≥ $208,000 per year

Companies hiring: United Surgical Partners, Virginia Mason Medical Center, WellSpan Health Services

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Psychiatrists

Median salary: ≥ $208,000 per year

What you’d need:

Companies hiring: State of New York, Department of Veteran Affairs, Mental Health Resource Center

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Obstetricians and gynecologists

Median salary: ≥ $208,000 per year

Companies hiring: Mercy, Baylor Scott White Health, Steward Health Care

Find all OBGYN jobs on Monster.

Anesthesiologists

Median salary: ≥ $208,000 per year

Companies hiring: North American Partners in Anesthesia, NorthStar Anesthesia, US Anesthesia Partners

Find all anesthesiologists jobs on Monster.

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons

Median salary: ≥ $208,000 per year

Companies hiring: Heartland Dental, MB2 Dental Solutions, American Dental Partners

Find all oral and maxillofacial surgeon jobs on Monster.

Take this free career step now

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