2. Surgeons

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Median Salary: $230,540
Employees in Occupation: 42,410

No surprises here. As you may have guessed, surgeons do pretty well for themselves, but their lofty $200,000 plus median salary still falls short of the highest paying job in the country. It’s been a pretty impressive list of jobs so far, but now is the moment we’ve all been waiting for.  What is the highest paying job in the United States? Drum roll please.