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by Larry Homsany

“Salary” is one of the most general words that people usually mention when they are talking about work and life, and most parents have advise their children to study more and more to have high degrees, such as Bachelor, Master and PHD. Nowadays, with the rapid growth in economy, it is not really hard for people to find highest paying jobs; however, it is simple to understand that if you want to have high salary, you must have high degree and work really hard, allow yourself taking risks or you must have special talents, so some of these jobs are extremely difficult and it requires you have fluent skills in that field. Let’s find out these top paying jobs in the world.

Surgeons and Physicians

This is the highest paying job in the world with approximately $187,200 per year because of its strict requirement in education and working time. People work on these fields must have at least doctoral or professional degree, and the education time must be more than 8 years. Both of them work in the hospital; however, the main job of those people is completely difference. While physicians examine the patients’ sickness through medical history and the diagnostic test, persuade and provide information to patients for treatment, surgeons will operate on patients body or organ to cure the injuries, such as cancer, kidney disease or broken bones.


Some people think Orthodontist and dentist are a similar job. However, there is a different between them. While dentist will manage the patients’ overall health care, they will take care about the teeth problem and making dentures, orthodontist will be a specialist in treatment and preventing a malocclusion as well as arrangement your teeth and jaws, such as overbite and under bite. The income of orthodontist is more than $160,000 per year, and this job is usually in 3rd or 4th rank in top paying jobs in the world. Bachelor degree will be your lowest degree if you want to apply for this job.

Chief Executives

This can be seen as a favorite job in the world, and this is the highest position in an organization. Those people will run the business and be responsible for the growth of the company. If you work in this position, your salary will be more than $160,000 per year, and you might be asked for bachelor degree or the amounts of work experiences in management position, such as sale director or human resource director.

Petroleum Engineer

With the salary about $130,000 per year, this job has become one of the highest paying jobs. The engineer will design as well as develop oil equipment to extract thorough the gas and oil from the Earth’s surface, and bachelor degree will be requested if you want a job in this field.


This job is related to political policies, so a minimum degree for this position is Bachelor. However, in some countries in the world, they also require your Juris Doctor degree (law degree), and the salary is around $130,000 per year. Their job usually related to criminal or giving advice and help customers on legal transaction, such as business contracts, marriage or divorce. Besides that, some of experienced lawyers will also work as private lawyer.

IT Manager

People who want to work as an IT manager must have at least Bachelor degree, and this position has become an attractive job in highest paying jobs list. They will manage all company’s technological systems from upgrade organization’s computers to protect the network to prevent hacking information. They will be paid approximately $127,000 per year. However, some large company or organization will require master degree if you want to work as an IT manager.

Air Traffic Controller

You must be a local citizen, and you must have bachelor degree or education and training in a few years if you want to register this job. This is an important job, you must ensure the safe distance between the airplanes and give the right direction for pilots to takeoff and landing from the control towers, and you will gain approximately $123,000 per year in this position.


To work in this position, you must have at least bachelor degree and some supported certification. This job provide you varieties of working environments, such as hospital, hotel and travel agency, and your main job is collect the data, report it after analyze and interpret the data.  The salary for this job is around $90,000 year.

Environmental Engineer

This job will focus on the environment issues, such as water pollution, erosion, waste disposal….. Bachelor degree will be needed for this position; however, your degree must relate to chemical environment or engineering field, and you will be paid approximately $88,000 per year. This position payment is quite lower than other, but its rank is from 15th to 20th in top paying jobs list, and your main job is finding the causes and effects of environmental issues and giving the solution.