Jobs That Pay 100K Plus Per Year

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Jobs That Pay 100K Plus Per Year
The best-paying jobs usually require advanced degrees. (money makes money image by Andrey Andreev from Fotolia.com)

According to Bizjournals.com, the average annual salary for private sector employees is just over £26,000. The website compiled information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and found nearly 100 jobs that pay over £32,500 per year. Of those careers, the jobs that pay over £65,000 annually typically require advanced degrees. (Reference 1)

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Chief Executives

The average chief executive in the United States earns £156,586, according to Bizjournals.com. This is nearly 500 per cent more than the earnings of an average employee. Chief executives also average 2,322 hours of work annually, or 44.7 hours a week.

Chief executives oversee all business operations, set benchmarks and goals and develop company policy. Chief executives usually have a minimum of a bachelor's degree, often in liberal arts or business administration. They also have a great deal of business experience. (Reference 1)

Physicians and Surgeons

The average physician or surgeon earns £90,901 per year, according to Bizjournals.com. This is 245 per cent more than the average American worker. Physicians and surgeons must complete medical school and receive board certification in order to practice. They may work in hospitals, clinics or private practice. Physicians and surgeons work with patients, diagnose illness and injury and treat disease and other health issues. (Reference 1)

Engineering Managers

Engineering managers must have a bachelor's degree and often need an advanced degree in engineering. Bizjournals.com reports the average annual salary of an engineering manager is £73,702, which is 180 per cent greater than the average worker's salary. Engineering managers lead teams of engineers and technicians, and oversee the research, development and design of products and/or processes. Bizjournals.com notes biomedical and environmental engineering are the fastest growing areas of this profession. (Reference 1)

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