Who makes the most money?

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By Janitor (Janitor) on Sunday, March 23, 2003 - 12:27 pm: Edit

what profession makes the most money? State the profession and the income range. please be specific, don't just say doctor, state what kind of speciality etc. also the profession does not have to be conventional...

By Bakery (Bakery) on Sunday, March 23, 2003 - 12:30 pm: Edit

chemical engineers with BS can begin around $35,000-60,000

By Mothball (Mothball) on Sunday, March 23, 2003 - 12:31 pm: Edit

radiologist....beginning around $100,000-150,000

By Mothball (Mothball) on Sunday, March 23, 2003 - 12:33 pm: Edit

income for Lawyers:

In 2000-2001, the national medium
starting salary for associates in private
practice was $80,000. Salaries vary by
the type of work that the attorney
chooses. The median starting salary
for attorneys in public interest work
was $34,000; the median starting
salary for those in government service
was $40,000 and for those in the
corporate/business area, the median
starting salary was $60,000.

By Janitor (Janitor) on Sunday, March 23, 2003 - 12:36 pm: Edit

Salaries in the profession of pharmacy are above $70,000 and 30% above $80,000.

any others?

By Andrew (Andrew) on Sunday, March 23, 2003 - 12:57 pm: Edit

Plastic surgeon, starting salary is the same aa radiologist but if you get good it goes into $500,000 +. If you like looking at people's faces everyday and are only worried about the money, go for it!

By Healthy_Body (Healthy_Body) on Sunday, March 23, 2003 - 02:38 pm: Edit

true, plastic surgeon. also neuro and cardiothoracic surgeons, but that's also a huge investment (in time and money) to make just to become a surgeon... 4 years med school, then lots more years after that. CPAs make a good deal of money, i'm not sure how much. I looked at the "Top 10 highest paid" list and they are all medical specialties except for "CEO".

By Brownuniversity (Brownuniversity) on Sunday, March 23, 2003 - 06:10 pm: Edit

anasthesiologists make more than any doctor.

By Militarygrade (Militarygrade) on Sunday, March 23, 2003 - 06:14 pm: Edit

Lawyers, all the way.

Small firm = 90,000 - 100,000/year with 10k bonus.

Medium firm = 110,00 - 120,000/year with 20k bonus

Large firm = 120,000 - 140,000/year with 30k bonus.

After 8 years, if you make partner, you're looking at anywhere from 600,000 to 1.2mil, depending on the size of your firm.

By Dxiw (Dxiw) on Sunday, March 23, 2003 - 09:52 pm: Edit

pathetic...doctor after internship and residency: 250-300,000$

By Fireflower (Fireflower) on Sunday, March 23, 2003 - 10:31 pm: Edit

Anesthesiologists are doctors.

By Gonzo (Gonzo) on Sunday, March 23, 2003 - 11:24 pm: Edit

how much can a private practice PhD level psychologist make?

By Jason817 (Jason817) on Monday, March 24, 2003 - 12:09 am: Edit

"chemical engineers with BS can begin around $35,000-60,000"

is that good? I am planning to be a chemical engineer. Heard its the highest paying engineering profession.

By Dxiw (Dxiw) on Monday, March 24, 2003 - 12:16 am: Edit

in private practice if you are top notch you can easily make over 1 million with experience under your belt...

By Janitor (Janitor) on Monday, March 24, 2003 - 12:40 am: Edit

yeah they are. it's pretty good

By B18c1cx (B18c1cx) on Monday, March 24, 2003 - 12:50 am: Edit

High School Custodian - $12,000

Really though, after you pass your series7, stockbrokers make a VERY good amount as young grads fresh out of college... six figures in some cases (it all depends how many trades you intice).

By Militarygrade (Militarygrade) on Monday, March 24, 2003 - 02:46 am: Edit



Doctor = ten plus years of EXPENSIVE schooling, and MASSIVE insurance payments once certified.

Get a J.D. from a good school, and expect big bux in salary, and even BIGGER bux in bonuses.

I know a partner that makes 1.2 mil in salary, and made 25 million in bonuses.

By Hildegard (Hildegard) on Monday, March 24, 2003 - 04:33 am: Edit

Professional Actor = Millions per movie.

Does anyone know whether actors make more than doctors and lawyers?

By Drusba (Drusba) on Monday, March 24, 2003 - 10:23 am: Edit

Information on lawyers above is greatly overstated. If you graduate high in your law school class (and note graduating in the bottom half of Harvard or Yale law school does not get you there) and start with a large firm in a large city, you can start at $125,000 or more a year plus possible bonus and ultimately as a partner make $500,000 a year or more. However, you need to understand that the group of law school graduates to which that applies is less than 4% and, for that group, there are law firm expectations of 70 hour and more work weeks (and it is a myth that once you are a partner after 7 or 8 years in such a firm you work less). In the law profession you really have significant differences between those making a lot and most everybody else. Other persons coming out of law school have starting salaries anywhere from under $40,000 to $70,000. The majority of lawyers are still those who are solo practioners or are in very small firms where lawyers after years never make more than $170,000 a year. A public service/government employed lawyer can start in the $40,000 range and if they make a career of it they may get lucky and make up to $150,000. Senior partners in well established mass tort firms (those that bring the large actions on asbestos, tobacco, drugs) actually make in the tens of millions a year but that is a very small group (who are also capable of spending many millions to finance a case. Lawyers who work for publicly held corporations can start in the $60,000 to $70,000 range and ultimately get to $200,000 or somewhat more with a General Counsel of a corporation making significantly more. Actual median range of all lawyers nationwide -- middle 25% to 75% --is only about $65,000 to $140,000. Doctors as a whole do better.

By Peach (Peach) on Monday, March 24, 2003 - 12:19 pm: Edit

There's a bunch on info on salary.com. It ain't just the salary, tho - it's where you live, how much debt you have to take on to get the degree to make those bucks, liability insurance for some professions, and of course, quality of life. You couldn't pay me enough to be a corporate lawyer.

By Dyip10 (Dyip10) on Monday, March 24, 2003 - 10:47 pm: Edit

Yea, right now I'm a Freshman in college, but by the time I (if I want to go to med school that is) the salary will be much lower then. Doctors are starting to make less and less each year now.

By Mubashir (Mubashir) on Tuesday, March 25, 2003 - 07:13 am: Edit

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By Icex1 (Icex1) on Tuesday, March 25, 2003 - 10:50 pm: Edit

Dudes, even if Doctors got paid half as much as they do now in the future, they'd still be better off than any other profession. With law, a select percentage make really really good money and everyone else doesn't do that great. Doctors all get paid good.

By Janitor (Janitor) on Tuesday, March 25, 2003 - 11:22 pm: Edit

wtf was that mining crap?

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