Top 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

  • 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 10 Best-Paying College Majors

    Top 10 Best-Paying College Majors

    With the cost of tuition continuing to rise, it pays for today's college students to be prudent about their choice of study. A bachelor's degree in a technical major compared to one in liberal arts may result in as much as $1.6 million more in earnings during a lifetime, a recent Census Bureau report... 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 High-Paying Entry-Level Jobs

    10 High-Paying Entry-Level Jobs

    A well-paid, entry-level job sounds like an oxymoron. But finding one would certainly help with the piles of student loans that many young people face and the heavy financial pressures sending many stay-at-home parents back into the work force. Fortunately, PayScale.com has found a few. Online salary... 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

  • 20 Jobs That Don't Require Degrees but Pay Big Salaries

    20 Jobs That Don't Require Degrees but Pay Big Salaries

    Higher education isn't for everyone, and people have a variety of paths to choose from once they graduate from high school. They might know from the start that they want to go straight to the professional world. Other new graduates often decide to try college for a semester to see how it goes and then realize... Continue Reading

  • 10 Jobs With High Pay, Low Education Requirements

    10 Jobs With High Pay, Low Education Requirements

    Michael Kling, Investopedia You don't have to go to college earn a decent living. Some professions pay good salaries without requiring post-secondary schooling. A college degree can be a great path towards a well-paying, satisfying profession, but a bachelor's degree isn't for everyone. In fact, some see... Continue Reading

  • 10 Highest-Paying Blue-Collar Jobs

    10 Highest-Paying Blue-Collar Jobs

    Tisa Silver, Investopedia Who says hard work doesn't pay? These 10 blue-collar jobs show that the color of your collar doesn't necessarily dictate the level of your income. What Does it Mean to be a Blue-Collar Worker? Blue-collar jobs are typically classified as involving manual labor and compensation by... Continue Reading

  • 25 Highest Paying Jobs -- No Bachelor's Degree Required

    25 Highest Paying Jobs -- No Bachelor's Degree Required

    What do Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison and entertainment mogul David Geffen have in common? Huge bank accounts and no student loans. These industry leaders are some of the most successful people in business and none of them has a college degree. The belief that you need a college... Continue Reading

  • 10 High-Paying Jobs ... No Degree Required

    10 High-Paying Jobs ... No Degree Required

    Careerbuilder.com Higher education and higher income often go hand in hand, but a college diploma certainly isn't the only ticket to the gravy train. Just ask Microsoft co-founders Bill Gates and Paul Allen. These two college dropouts are now among the wealthiest people in the United States, with an estimated... Continue Reading

  • 10 Cool Jobs That Pay More Than You Think

    10 Cool Jobs That Pay More Than You Think

    Careerbuilder.com Ever wonder how some people make a living? Like the videographer at your friend's wedding or the wine steward at your favorite upscale restaurant -- how much could they be earning? Here are 10 interesting careers that pay more than you think and are guaranteed to put the enjoyment back in... Continue Reading