Wages of middle- and low-income earners increased in 2016 faster than wages of the highest earners. However, this increase does not come close to closing our nation’s income gap.
The nation’s highest paid workers earn several times the wages of the lowest paid worker. The typical U.S. full-time worker earns $832 weekly. Hundreds of thousands of Americans work as dishwashers and counter attendants, earning a median of less than $400 weekly. Meanwhile, the highest paid jobs — frequently scientists, engineers, physicians, and long-tenured executives — typically earn over $1,500 weekly, and in a few cases over $2,000 each week.
24/7 Wall St. reviewed the latest job market data from the U.S. Department of Labor to determine America’s 25 highest paying jobs.
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