The highest-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.

The highest-paying jobs you can get right now

Health care dominates the highest-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 highest-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), surgeons, and OBGYNs topping the list. Beyond health care, you’ll also find that jobs for engineers, executives, pilots, and marketing managers can make a lot of money, too.

Check out the full list of highest-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 $200K+:

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons

Median salary: ≥ $208,000 per year

Companies hiring: The Institute for Family Health, Mercy, Penn Medicine

Find oral and maxillofacial surgeon jobs on Monster.


Median salary: ≥ $208,000 per year

Companies hiring: OhioHealth, Pratt Regional Medical Center, Medestar

Find surgeon jobs on Monster.

Obstetricians and gynecologists

Median salary: ≥ $208,000 per year

Companies hiring: Christus Health, Mount Auburn Hospital, Houston Methodist

Find OBGYN jobs on Monster.


Median salary: ≥ $208,000 per year

Companies hiring: Chestnut Health Systems, Magellan Health, Wellpath

Find psychiatrist jobs on Monster.


Median salary: ≥ $208,000 per year

Companies hiring: Onyx MD, Soliant Health, US Army

Find anesthesiologists jobs on Monster.


Median salary: ≥ $208,000 per year

Companies hiring: Delta Dental, Costal Dental, DentaQuest

Find orthodontist jobs on Monster.

Family and general practitioners

Median salary: $201,100 per year

Companies hiring: Centura HealthMercyPenn Medicine

Find family and general practitioner jobs on Monster.

Jobs paying $151k–$200K:


Median salary: $194,500 per year

Companies hiring: Centura Health, North Country Hospital, Soliant Health

Find internist jobs on Monster.

Chief executives

Median salary: $189,600 per year

Companies hiring: AXA, System Soft Technologies, Jackson Health

Find chief executive jobs on Monster.


Median salary: $176,540 per year

Companies hiring: ClearChoice Dental Implant Centers, Tufts University

Find prosthodontist jobs on Monster.


Median salary: $170,560 per year

Companies hiring: Jackson Health, Centura Health, The Arora Group

Find pediatrician jobs on Monster.

Nurse anesthetists

Median salary: $167,950 per year

Companies hiring: PeaceHealth, Caduceus Healthcare, Florida Medical Clinic

Find nurse anesthetist jobs on Monster.


Median salary: $151,850 per year

Companies hiring: Aspen Dental, Western Dental, GPAC

Find dentist jobs on Monster.

Computer and information systems managers

Median salary: $142,530 per year

Companies hiring: Whirlpool, Honeywell, Dean Foods

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Architectural and engineering managers

Median salary: $140,760 per year

Companies hiring: ENSCO, Aptiv, Kaiser Permanente

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Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers

Median salary: $140,340 per year

Companies hiring: Acara Solutions, Airline Pilots Association, Army National Guard

Find airline jobs on Monster.

Petroleum engineers

Median salary: $137,170 per year

Companies hiring: Nesco Resource, Pratt & Whitney, Southwest Research Institute

Find petroleum engineer jobs on Monster.

Marketing managers

Median salary: $134,290 per year

Companies hiring: Ocean Spray Cranberries, Ricoh, Whirlpool

Find marketing manager jobs on Monster.

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