The highest paying jobs of 2015
We all want to know where the money is, so Career Cast has released a list of the “highest paying jobs of 2015.”
You’re not gonna believe this but the top three are in healthcare. These are surgeon, psychiatrist, and general physician. I know! Shocking.
Still, there were actually a couple on the list that did surprise me. Air traffic controller came in No. 9? Hey, that’s one of our high paying jobs that doesn’t require a university degree! Exciting. Most do require a degree though.
Other non-healthcare positions that pay top dollar are Corporate Executive, which is so vague it seems kind of weird to include it, petroleum engineer, and data scientist.
Take a look at the top ten list. I adjusted the salaries to Canadian dollars.
Annual Median Wage: $460,703
[Healthcare jobs on Workopolis]
Annual Median Wage: $237,899
3. Physician (general practice)
Annual Median Wage: $235,675
4. Corporate executive (senior level)
Annual Median Wage: $226,702
[Chief Executive jobs on Workopolis]
Annual Median Wage: $191,413
6. Petroleum engineer
Annual Median Wage: $170,105
Annual Median Wage: $168,875
8. Data scientist
Annual Median Wage: $162,388
[Technology & Digital media jobs on Workopolis]
9. Air traffic controller
Annual Median Wage: $160,020
Annual Median Wage: $158,203
[Pharmacy jobs on Workopolis]