Money is a sensitive subject. Many of us are taught from an early age that it’s impolite to talk about it, while in the workplace, negotiating a salary is also a delicate matter. Ask for too much and you might lose an opportunity; ask for too little and you’ll be paying for your mistake for years to come.
Even so, job seekers need to do research to find out what they’re worth. But employers also need to keep up with salary rates to remain competitive in the hunt for talent. Of course, some jobs are more competitive than others. But which are they?
Our data science team took a deep dive into Indeed’s salary data to shine a light on some of the jobs that currently pay an average of more than $100, 000 per year. Below we highlight twenty of them — and then take a close look at what they involve, and the qualifications required. (And if your job isn’t on the list, then don’t worry: Indeed’s free salary search tool can help you find the information you need).
Healthcare and tech roles dominate the high salary list
High demand, high skill, tough-to-fill healthcare jobs feature heavily in the list, though it’s no easy matter to land one of these jobs: the average physician spending 14 years in training. Tech and business roles also pay well — though even if you don’t need to spend quite so long in school you’ll likely still need a higher education.
Jobs that pay more than $100,000: A deep dive
Neurologists treat nervous system disorders including stroke, spinal tumors, memory disorders, headaches and more. Those wanting to enter the field must first obtain an undergraduate degree, then a graduate degree in medicine followed by several years of neurosurgical residency training. Only then can a physician become certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. The good news is that all that education pays off — the average salary for a neurologist is $217,837.
Psychiatrists have another perspective on the workings of our brain: their job is to diagnose, treat and help prevent mental, emotional and behavioral disorders. Specializations include addiction, geriatric, child and adolescent psychiatry. Requirements include training at medical school, then four years of psychiatry residency, and certification by The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Psychiatrists earn $194,563 on average, and employment in the field is expected to grow by 15% by 2026, according to the BLS.
Were it not for anesthesiologists, then our medical procedures would be a lot more painful. For preventing our pain, anesthesiologists make an average of $173,694 per year though not before attending medical school and spending four years in an anesthesiology residency. After this, anesthesiologists have the option to become board-certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology (almost 75 percent of anesthesiologists have done so).
Radiologists use medical imaging techniques such as X-rays and CT scans to peer within our bodies and help diagnose conditions hidden from the naked eye. This field includes such disciplines as diagnostic radiology and…