14 Highest-Paid Healthcare Jobs In 2021


By Morgan Haefner

Fourteen of the 25 highest-paying jobs in 2021 are in healthcare, according to Best Job rankings released Jan. 12.

Jobs with the largest projected number and percentage of openings from 2019-29 were identified using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Researchers then assessed each job's salary figures to compile a list of the highest-paying jobs this year.

The 14 healthcare jobs that made the list, ranked by median salary:

Anesthesiologist — $208,000

Surgeon — $208,000

Oral and maxillofacial surgeon — $208,000

Obstetrician and gynecologist — $208,000

Orthodontist — $208,000

Prosthodontist — $208,000

Psychiatrist — $208,000

Physician — $206,500

Pediatrician — $175,310

Nurse anesthetist — $174,790

Dentist — $155,600

Pharmacist — $128,090

Podiatrist — $126,240

Optometrist — $115,250


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