What are the best-paying jobs for 2014?

  • Surgeon

    Photo, file: JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD/AFP/Getty Images

    Annual average salary: $233,150

    Projected growth by 2022: 18 percent

    While surgeons are the top-earning workers in the analysis, the tradeoff is often a staggering amount of student debt. Graduates in the class of 2013 left medical school with a median debt of $175,000, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges.

    Still, some surgeons can far exceed the average, with about 6 percent of general surgeons bringing home at least $500,000, according to a Medscape report last year.

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