Top 10 Best Paying Jobs in 2023

6. Petroleum Engineer

Petroleum engineers help find oil and gas for the country’s energy needs. Petroleum engineers design and develop methods for extracting oil and gas from deposits below the Earth’s surface.

They earn an average annual income of $154,330, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Petroleum engineers are one of the highest-paying jobs in several states, and command a median hourly wage of $66.02 per hour.

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