salary of surgeons are among the highest of any professions. In 2008, surgeons practicing primary care had total annual payment of $186,044, and physicians practicing in medical specialties earned $339,738.
Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation: 1.1 % $219,770 $105.66 2.6 % 44,560 Wage RSE Mean annual wage Mean hourly wage Employment RSE Employment
Annual wages of accountants were $59,430 in May 2008. The middle half of the occupation earned between $45,900 and $78,210. The bottom 10 percent earned less than $36,720, and the top 10 percent earned more than $102,380. Annual wages in the industries employing the largest numbers of accountants were: 51,250 State government 53,660 Local government 59,550 Insurance carriers 59,820 Management of companies and enterprises $61,480 Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping, and payroll services
Annual wages for graphic designers were $42,400 in May 2008. The middle 50 percent earned between $32,600 and $56,620. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $26,110, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $74,660. May 2008 Annual wages in the industries employing the largest numbers of graphic designers were:
36,100 Printing and related support activities 36,910 Newspaper, periodical, book, and directory publishers 43,540 Advertising, public relations and related services 45,870 Specialized design services $47,860 Computer systems design and related services