Highest Paying Jobs

  • Jobs With Surprisingly High -- And Low -- Paychecks

    Jobs With Surprisingly High -- And Low -- Paychecks

    By Susan Ricker Paychecks can vary based on factors including industry, location and company, though there's generally a standard pay range for every job function. Yet, many people have a preconception of what workers in certain fields earn, such as the assumption that all doctors and lawyers have high incomes.... Continue Reading

  • The Worst Company For Women Is Run By....

    The Worst Company For Women Is Run By....

    A new report finds that some surprising companies rank at the bottom when it comes to hiring and promoting women. Continue Reading

  • The Most Overpaid People In Sports?

    The Most Overpaid People In Sports?

    There's no shortage of well-paid head coaches at the nation's top colleges and universities. As USA Today reported last fall, 42 head coaches at major schools make at least $2 million a year -- and 13 have a base annual salary of more than $3 million. But it isn't just those with the top coaching job,... Continue Reading

  • Relationship Science: A New Networking Tool For The Business Elite

    Relationship Science: A New Networking Tool For The Business Elite

    There are plenty of myths about the secret networks of the power elite. They're all members of the Illuminati, for example, carefully sculpting the New World Order. Or every summer, they decamp to the California forests to burn effigies and put on high-budget musical theater. (OK, that's actually a thing). But... Continue Reading

  • 10 In-Demand Jobs That Pay Six Figures

    10 In-Demand Jobs That Pay Six Figures

    Many people would love to find a six-figure career. But in this tepid labor market, many high-wage earners, including even attorneys, are finding that jobs remain elusive. Still, Glassdoor.com reports there are careers with plenty of job openings that offer handsome salaries. The employment website recently... Continue Reading

  • The Super-Rich: 5 Multi-Millionaires Explain Why They Keep Working

    Income inequality is now at its highest levels since the Great Depression, and as this gap has grown, so have our fantasies of the idle rich, from the Kardashians to "Real Housewives." But many of the mega-rich have gotten mega-richer, with no plans to quit for a life of gentle tanning. Writing for Forbes,... Continue Reading

  • Most Overpaid College Football Coach In America?

    Most Overpaid College Football Coach In America?

    In most offices, poor performing workers could find that raise or bonus they were seeking is suddenly off the table -- or they may be suddenly sent packing. In the world of sports -- especially college sports, however, a big financial reward of hundreds of thousands of dollars could be coming. Take the case... Continue Reading

  • 10 High-Paying Jobs That Don't Require A Bachelor's Degree

    10 High-Paying Jobs That Don't Require A Bachelor's Degree

    With college tuition rates soaring, many people are reconsidering whether they need a four-year degree. Statistics show that adults with a bachelor's degree, in general, vastly out earn their lesser educated counterparts. But could you earn a good salary -- even up to six figures -- with just an associate... Continue Reading

  • Top-Paying Jobs

    Top-Paying Jobs

    Neurosurgeons take home a median $368,000 in salary and bonus annually. What other great careers from Money and PayScale.com's list of Best Jobs in America offer hefty paychecks? Continue Reading

  • 9 Jobs That Pay About $95,000 A Year

    9 Jobs That Pay About $95,000 A Year

    By Susan Ricker Lawrence Welk, a popular musician, bandleader and television entertainer in the 1960s and 1970s, once said, "If you put all your strength and faith and vigor into a job and try to do the best you can, the money will come." Welk's words ring true when it comes to the nine occupations listed... Continue Reading

  • 30 Jobs That Pay $30 An Hour

    30 Jobs That Pay $30 An Hour

    By Alina Dizik A well-paying job can be easier to find than you think. In fact, people such as medical technologists, social workers and store managers all earn about $30 per hour. A full-time job that pays around $30 per hour can equal roughly $62,400 per year, which means a comfortable living, and above... Continue Reading

  • 7 Steps To $62 Million: How Yahoo's COO Got A Massive Pay Package

    7 Steps To $62 Million: How Yahoo's COO Got A Massive Pay Package

    By Nicholas Carlson Last week, new Yahoo CEO made her first huge hire. She poached ad executive Henrique De Castro from Google to be Yahoo's COO. Continue Reading

  • College Majors That Earn The Most

    College Majors That Earn The Most

    If the stagnant job market has an upside, it may be this: college students (and likely their parents) are taking a hard look at which degrees will result in lasting, good paying jobs. Unfortunately for art and history majors, the best money-making careers these days are in more pragmatic fields, focused on... Continue Reading

  • 11 Good, Middle Class Jobs

    11 Good, Middle Class Jobs

    By Debra Auerbach While every worker has a different income goal, many would be happy reaching the $55,000 mark. As of 2010, the U.S. median household income was $49,445, so a job paying $55,000 is on the higher end of household earnings. Continue Reading

  • Surprising Six-Figure Jobs

    Surprising Six-Figure Jobs

    Clearing trees. Performing magic tricks. Pet sitting. Repairing other people's credit. These people are earning $100,000 or more. Continue Reading

  • 10 Great Jobs For Veterans That Pay More Than $70,000 A Year

    10 Great Jobs For Veterans That Pay More Than $70,000 A Year

    By Bridget Quigg, PayScale.com How can you make your transition from military work to a civilian job as easy as possible? Earning a healthy paycheck might help. Katie Bardaro, lead analyst at online salary database PayScale.com recommends that military folks in search of good pay take advantage of three... Continue Reading

  • 7 Most Underpaid Jobs in America

    7 Most Underpaid Jobs in America

    By Jada A. Graves Call it employee malaise, or some component of "The American Dream," but many workers in the United States feel that they're not earning the salary that they deserve. For some of them, that notion is personal and emotional, but not always logical. Sometimes, though, the idea that a job is... Continue Reading

  • 7 Growing Jobs That Pay $75,000 A Year

    7 Growing Jobs That Pay $75,000 A Year

    A few years back, researchers from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School shed some light on the long-debated topic of money and its link to happiness. The study revealed a correlation between earning a specific dollar amount and reaching one's highest happiness level. According to the study, as people... Continue Reading

  • Average CEO Pay Jumps To $14 Million, While Workers Barely Tread Water

    Average CEO Pay Jumps To $14 Million, While Workers Barely Tread Water

    In an era when so many American workers have seen their wages stagnate or even fall, paychecks for top executives have climbed astronomically higher. And higher. A new report shows that despite public outrage, the trend continues. Salaries for the 200 top-paid CEOs rose 5 percent last year to a median $14.5... Continue Reading

  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's 28th Birthday Gift: $100 Billion?

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's 28th Birthday Gift: $100 Billion?

    By Barbara Ortutay NEW YORK -- He famously wears a hoodie, jeans and sneakers, and he was born the year Apple introduced the Macintosh. But Mark Zuckerberg is no boy-CEO. Facebook's chief executive turned 28 on Monday, setting in motion the social network's biggest week ever. The company is expected to start... Continue Reading

  • 8 Highest-Paid College Degrees In 2012

    8 Highest-Paid College Degrees In 2012

    College students pick their majors for any number of reasons - interest in a particular field of study, ability to get a job post-graduation, amount of education or training needed, and more. Another factor students often consider is how much they might earn once they enter the workforce. While it's hard to... Continue Reading

  • Young Women More Career-Driven Than Men, Survey Finds

    Young Women More Career-Driven Than Men, Survey Finds

    In a startling reversal, more young women than young men now rank a high-paying career as one of their life priorities. Continue Reading

  • Top 10 Worst And Best Jobs This Year

    Top 10 Worst And Best Jobs This Year

    If you've ever watched a TV news reporter deliver a live report and thought, "that'd be a great job," think again. Broadcast journalists, along with their print brethren, newspaper reporters, are among the worst professions in the U.S., according to new survey by CareerCast.com. One reason those two... Continue Reading

  • Jobs Where Women Earn More Than Men

    Jobs Where Women Earn More Than Men

    By Christine Laue Try telling the woman scraping plaque off your teeth that it's a man's world. Female dental hygienists earn eight percent more than their male counterparts, according to online salary database PayScale.com. Continue Reading

  • Fortune's 25 Best-Paying Companies

    Fortune's 25 Best-Paying Companies

    Engineers at Devon Energy take home an average $178,305 total compensation annually. See which other Best Companies to Work For offer big paychecks. Continue Reading

  • Stock Market's Stagnant Year Means Smaller Bonuses On Wall Street

    Stock Market's Stagnant Year Means Smaller Bonuses On Wall Street

    Workers who routinely track the balances of their 401(k) savings know that 2011 was a pretty dismal year for investing in stocks. The S&P 500, a broad stock index that includes about 75 percent of publicly traded U.S. companies, finished 2011 statistically where it began, meaning many investors ended the... Continue Reading

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook Could Top Pay List In 2011

    Apple CEO Tim Cook Could Top Pay List In 2011

    By Ryan Nakashima LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Tim Cook could well end up being the highest paid CEO in America in 2011, after Apple Inc. granted him a million restricted stock units last August for taking the reins shortly before co-founder Steve Jobs died. An Associated Press review of a securities filing shows... Continue Reading

  • CEO John Hammergren: Earning $150 Million Under The Radar

    CEO John Hammergren: Earning $150 Million Under The Radar

    The recent recession and ongoing sluggish economy have contributed mightily to ongoing debate about the divide between rich and poor. Growing wage inequality is one of the drivers behind the recent Occupy Wall Street protests that spread across the country and the world. The richest of the rich have been... Continue Reading

  • Blue Collar Billionaires

    Blue Collar Billionaires

    Not every American billionaire attended an Ivy League school, or even went to college. There is a select group of "Blue Collar Billionaires" who may prefer driving pick-ups to cruising in luxury sedans. From humble beginnings they started their fortunes with sweat equity in, mostly, blue-collar industries. Continue Reading

  • 5 Famous Billionaire Dropouts

    5 Famous Billionaire Dropouts

    By Jane Lee and Helen A. Coster from Forbes.com Be cool -- stay in school, the saying goes. Recent reports show that a rising number of college graduates are topping off their resumes with $135,000 law degrees in hopes of getting ahead in the post-recession economy. But one look at this Forbes list of... Continue Reading