Have a look at finder.com’s breakdown of the top 20 highest paying careers of 2017:

Ranking by salaryBest valueChangeJob titleMedian base salaryAnnual net incomeCollege feesTotal cost of student loanNet earnings over 10 years after loan repaid
110Cardiologist$356,000$238,520$243,000$302,631.47$2,082,569
220Radiologist$355,000$237,850$243,000$302,631.47$2,075,869
330Anesthesiologist$350,000$234,500$243,000$302,631.47$2,042,369
440Surgeon$338,000$226,460$243,000$302,631.47$1,961,969
550Medical Director$230,000$154,100$243,000$302,631.47$1,238,369
660Pathologist$225,000$150,750$243,000$302,631.47$1,204,869
770Physician (general)$220,000$147,400$243,000$302,631.47$1,171,369
880Hospitalist$220,000$147,400$243,000$302,631.47$1,171,369
990Psychiatrist$218,000$146,060$243,000$302,631.47$1,157,969
1510+5Director Product Management$160,000$115,200$93,600$112,441.79$1,039,558
1011-1Senior Corporate Counsel$175,000$126,000$188,500$226,445.28$1,033,555
1112-1Staff Software Engineer$168,000$120,960$146,000$181,827.96$1,027,772
1413+1Tax Director$161,000$115,920$116,300$144,839.67$1,014,360
1914+5Global Marketing Director$155,000$111,600$93,600$112,441.79$1,003,558
1315-2Director of Engineering$164,000$118,080$154,000$191,791.14$989,009
1816+2Senior Software Engineering Manager$155,000$111,600$146,000$175,389.98$940,610
1617-1Patent Attorney$160,000$115,200$188,500$234,757.33$917,243
1218-6Dentist$165,000$118,800$241,000$300,140.68$887,859
1719-2Anesthestist$156,000$112,320$243,000$302,631.47$820,569
20200Podiatrist$150,000$108,000$243,000$302,631.47$777,369