The 10 Highest-Paying Jobs of 2020. 10. Dentist Mean salary: $175,840 per year Degree: Doctorate. 9. Pediatrician Mean salary: $183,240 per year Degree: Doctorate. 8. Prosthodontist Mean salary: $191,400 per year Degree: Doctorate. 7. Physician Mean salary: $196,490 per year Degree: Doctorate. 6. Psychiatrist Mean salary: $220,380 per year Degree: Doctorate. 5. Orthodontist Mean salary: $225,760 per year Degree: Doctorate. 4. Obstetrician and gynecologist Mean salary: $238,320 per year Degree: Doctorate. 3. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons Mean salary: $242,370 per year Degree: Doctorate. 2. Surgeon Mean salary: $255,110 per year Degree: Doctorate. 1. Anesthesiologist Mean salary: $267,020 per year Degree: Doctorate