The Ten Highest and Lowest Paid Jobs in America

 By Laura Robledo

According to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics’ National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates, the highest paid workers spend their time in hospitals, not in boardrooms. On the other end of the spectrum, food service industry workers reside in America’s lowest wage-earners.  KQED’S The Lowdown analyzes how the top 10 highest paying jobs compare to the top 10 lowest paying jobs through interactive charts.

The 10 Highest and Lowest Paid Jobs in AmericaThe 10 Highest and Lowest Paid Jobs in America Includes interactive charts It pays to put people under. That's according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates, which ranked anesthesiologists as America's highest-paid workers in 2012, earning a mean annual salary of nearly $235,000, or an average of roughly $113.

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