Highest Paying Jobs

  • 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

  • Mega Millions In Minutes: How NFL Players' Salaries Match Up Against Fans'

    Mega Millions In Minutes: How NFL Players' Salaries Match Up Against Fans'

    By Randall Hauk Larry Fitzgerald agrees to continue his job as a wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals for the next eight years for $120 million. Chris Johnson accepts an offer from the Tennessee Titans to continue as their running back for the next six years in exchange $53 million. Continue Reading

  • America's Most Overpaid CEOs

    America's Most Overpaid CEOs

    It's that time of year again, when proxies are released and many business publications run lists of the highest paid CEOs at America's large public companies. The compensation figures are extraordinarily high, sometimes ranging into the tens of millions of dollars. At 24/7 Wall St., we wanted to see whether... Continue Reading

  • 10 Best-Paid Skilled Labor Jobs

    10 Best-Paid Skilled Labor Jobs

    Skilled labor jobs can pay well, even very well. Yet, many young people feel the pressure to get a college degree and don't consider hands-on labor. Fortunately, a growing movement hopes to get younger workers enthused about building, fixing, and installing. Continue Reading

  • 30 Jobs That Pay $30 Per Hour

    30 Jobs That Pay $30 Per Hour

    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 the national... Continue Reading

  • The Highest-Paying Jobs With The Most Time Off

    The Highest-Paying Jobs With The Most Time Off

    The vast majority of high-paying jobs require a significant initial commitment in the form of education, training and tuition, and then hard work while on the job. Most high-paying jobs require significantly more hours on the job than the average American puts in. 24/7 Wall St. has identified nine jobs that... Continue Reading

  • 10 Best-Paying Jobs Of The Future

    10 Best-Paying Jobs Of The Future

    Demand for these jobs is expected to increase more than 20% in the next 5 years.

    If you decided on a new career path today, wouldn't you like to know which jobs will be in high demand and pay the most once you were out of school? To serve as a guide, 24/7 Wall St. has identified the best-paying jobs of the future. These jobs will grow the most in the next decade and have median incomes well... Continue Reading

  • 10 Highest-Paying Degrees

    10 Highest-Paying Degrees

    This article was originally featured on OnlineDegrees.com By Maryalene LaPonsie Recent media reports on the job market for new college grads are full of horror stories: sky high student debt and sub-par entry-level salaries. But it isn't all bad news. The National Association of Colleges and Employers... Continue Reading

  • High Cost Of Living Shrinks Silicon Valley's Sizable Paychecks

    High Cost Of Living Shrinks Silicon Valley's Sizable Paychecks

    Silicon Valley is a mecca for tech workers. Not only is it home to some of the world's best known and most influential technology companies, but landing a job there can result in a handsome paycheck. The downside is that the region south of San Francisco Bay is a pricey place to live, which raises the... Continue Reading

  • 20 Highest-Paid Players in the NBA

    20 Highest-Paid Players in the NBA

    The NBA tournament champion is still being decided, but we can already pinpoint the league's winners in another area: salary. According to DraftExpress.com, the league's 20 highest-paid players all have contracts worth more than $15 million per year. To draw a quick comparison, according to the most recent... Continue Reading

  • The Five Highest-Paid CEOs

    The Five Highest-Paid CEOs

    Although experts claim that the economy is on the road to recovery, the unemployment rate remains painfully high. And for those who are fortunate enough to have a job, salary growth is expected to be a mere 2 percent. Well, at least for us common folk. In comparison, the CEOs of 350 major companies received... Continue Reading

  • Top 10 Highest-Paying Medical Jobs

    Top 10 Highest-Paying Medical Jobs

    There's a reason parents dream their kids will grow up to be doctors -- the profession consistently tops "highest paid" lists, medically geared or not, in addition to being relatively recession-proof as health care is always a necessity. Doctors are at the heart of the health care system, and as such they... Continue Reading

  • Top 10 Best-Paying Entry-Level Jobs

    Top 10 Best-Paying Entry-Level Jobs

    It used to be that entry level jobs were reserved for young graduates entering the job market for the first time, but today people of all ages and experience levels are considering new careers and starting over at ground level. While some are taking the opportunity to pursue their dream jobs, many are... Continue Reading

  • PARADE'S What People Earn: Celebrity Salaries Revealed

    PARADE'S What People Earn: Celebrity Salaries Revealed

    PARADE It's no secret that most celebs can't complain when it comes to their yearly earnings. How much do they actually make? Take a peek inside the paychecks of some of your favorite stars.* - What People Earn - What People Earn: TV vs. Reality Continue Reading

  • 24 Jobs With Low Stress and High Pay

    24 Jobs With Low Stress and High Pay

    Do you feel like you're just making it through day after grueling day of work while only barely keeping up with your bills? Maybe it's time you considered a career with low stress and high pay. They do exist, according to the fortunate folks who have discovered them. Online salary database PayScale.com... Continue Reading

  • Ronni Chasen: Dying for Attention?

    Murdered Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen had been paid top dollar to get attention for her clients. A public relations pro as skilled as she was could turn any kind of attention, good or bad, into something useful for clients. Since her murder in Los Angeles is unsolved, speculation is running wild if she... Continue Reading

  • Doctors, Lawyers in Luxury Cars Hurt Worst by Recession

    Doctors, Lawyers in Luxury Cars Hurt Worst by Recession

    Who's being hurt the worst by the economic recession? Surprisingly enough, it's male doctors, according to a report by LeaseTrader.com that analyzed which professionals are downsizing the most from expensive car leases. After all, if your doctor can't afford $1,600 or so a month to lease a Maserati and is... Continue Reading

  • How Much Do Federal Politicians and Cabinet Members Get Paid?

    How Much Do Federal Politicians and Cabinet Members Get Paid?

    Most people don't earn six figures every year, but they sure would like to. By comparison, members of Congress, in both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, make at least $174,000 a year. And, other federal politicians and presidential Cabinet members earn even more. Are these politicos worthy of... Continue Reading

  • The Top 10 Overpaid Bosses

    The Top 10 Overpaid Bosses

    How much does your boss earn in a year? Whatever it is, it's too much, right? Of course it's easy to say that when you're not the one in the hot seat -- ask anyone in a leadership position and they'll say they're worth every penny and underpaid if anything. Being the boss comes with all kinds of hidden stresses... Continue Reading

  • Public Relations: Earn $85K+, Field Growing 24 Percent

    Public Relations: Earn $85K+, Field Growing 24 Percent

    Public relations jobs are among the best in the United States, at least for pay and growth in the field. That's what Money and Payscale.com have determined, reports Mediabistro.com. Median compensation is about $85,000, and for mid-level positions can top out at $153,000. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts... Continue Reading

  • Six High-Paying Medical Careers with Lots of Job Openings

    Six High-Paying Medical Careers with Lots of Job Openings

    Believe it or not, there are plenty of growing occupations that pay well that the Labor Department projects will have plenty of jobs to offer in the coming years. Whether you're planning to go to school soon or are already changing your career, here are some of the top careers in medical fields with lots of... Continue Reading

  • Top 10 Paying Jobs for Former Military Members

    Top 10 Paying Jobs for Former Military Members

    By Carol Tice Getting out of the military can be a disorienting time for many who've been overseas for long stretches. Often, the end of military service means it's time to find a job, fast. The good news? Today's veterans often acquire valuable job skills in the service that are in demand in the private... Continue Reading

  • High CEO Salaries Raise More Than Eyebrows

    High CEO Salaries Raise More Than Eyebrows

    It has come to the attention of the public, state governments and the federal government that a few nonprofit CEOs are making over $1 million a year in salaries and bonuses. As you can imagine, this has caused quite a stir as officials at every level attempt to cut unnecessary and excessive expenses in this era... Continue Reading

  • What Do Pro Athletes Earn?

    What Do Pro Athletes Earn?

    With all the blogs, tweets and status updates in today's world allowing people to voice their opinions, it's tough to find anything that is universally agreed upon. That doesn't mean there aren't any exceptions, as you won't find too many people who think professional athletes' salaries are too low. Collective... Continue Reading

  • Hourly Wage: 10 Jobs that Pay $50 per Hour

    Hourly Wage: 10 Jobs that Pay $50 per Hour

    Want to a job that earns $50 per hour? Prepare to break open the books, attend classes and gain some serious know-how. That is the way to earn big bucks. The following is a list of 10 jobs in IT, health care, engineering, law and other fields that will get you earning six figures. Continue Reading

  • Seven Jobs That Make It Worth Skipping College

    Seven Jobs That Make It Worth Skipping College

    Ask most high school guidance counselors, and they'll tell you a college degree is your key to a decent paying job. But that's not necessarily always the case. While many jobs like lawyer, doctor, and professor still require degrees, Al Lee, director of quantitative analysis at Payscale.com, helped us pinpoint... Continue Reading

  • Best-Paying Jobs Based on Your Area of Interest

    Best-Paying Jobs Based on Your Area of Interest

    Selena Dehne, JIST Publishing It's no secret that some of the highest-paying, most rewarding careers are in health care. But what if you have little to no interest in that type of work? What if your interests pertain to other things, like government, food, architecture or information technology? Can you... Continue Reading

  • World Cup: How Much Do Top Footballers Earn?

    World Cup: How Much Do Top Footballers Earn?

    To most Americans, David Beckham is a soccer superstar. But to the rest of the world, he's pretty much an average professional footballer -- at least in terms of salary. Beckham's nearly $6.5 million annual contract doesn't even crack the list of the top 20 highest-paid soccer stars, and barely puts him onto... Continue Reading