1. Anesthesiologists Average annual salary: $265,990 Number of people employed: 30,590

2. Surgeons Average annual salary: $251,890 Number of people employed: 38,600

3. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons Average annual salary: $242,740 Number of people employed: 4,800

4. Obstetricians and gynecologists Average annual salary: $235,240 Number of people employed: 18,880

5. Orthodontists Average annual salary: $229,380 Number of people employed: 5,080

6. Psychiatrists Average annual salary: $216,090 Number of people employed: 25,250

7. Physicians and surgeons, all other Average annual salary: $211,390 Number of people employed: 355,460

8. Family and general practitioners Average annual salary: $208,560 Number of people employed: 126,440

9. Dentists, all other specialists Average annual salary: $199,980 Number of people employed: 4,590

10. General internists Average annual salary: $198,370 Number of people employed: 42,280

11. Prosthodontists Average annual salary: $196,960 Number of people employed: 430

12. Chief executives Average annual salary: $196,050 Number of people employed: 210,160