Most Common Jobs, by Income Group
What jobs typically pay over $200,000 in annual salary? What about jobs that pay at least six-figure incomes? These are income ranges for the ten most common jobs at different income levels.
Circles are positioned by median income and are sized by number of employees in the United States in 2022. The 25th to 75th percentile range is shown for each occupation. Color represents industry.
Physician is the most common way to make a high income, with the exception of airline pilots and nurse anesthetists. In the $100k to $199k bracket, there are a lot of managers and software developers. Then you see teachers, followed by administrative and service workers.
The 2022 estimates come from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which caps annual salary data at $239,200 for privacy reasons.
See here for more job incomes (based on 2019 estimates).
Jobs Charted by State and Salary
Jobs and pay can vary a lot depending on where you live, based on 2013 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Here’s an interactive to look.
A Day in the Life: Women and Men
Using the past couple of years of data from the American Time Use Survey, I simulated a working day for men and women to see how schedules differ. Watch it play out in this animation.
Causes of Death
There are many ways to die. Cancer. Infection. Mental. External. This is how different groups of people died over the past 10 years, visualized by age.