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The Ten Highest and Lowest Paid Jobs in America

| October 22, 2013 | 0 Comments
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The disparity between America’s highest and lowest paid workers is prominent. While the chief executives have the lowest pay in the top ten highest paying jobs by earning 177,000 a year, food servers, as one of the lowest paying jobs, receive less than $19,000 a year.  Brian Blanco/ The New York Times

 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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Almetria Vaba administers the California edition of PBS LearningMedia, a new digital media service for educators from PBS and WGBH. Check it out at: ca.pbslearningmedia.org.