Here’s how much surgeons, lawyers, and 17 other top-earning professionals make per hour

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Anesthesiologists earn over $124 an hour, on average.
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Some people in the US make just $6 an hour, while others earn a whopping $106 during that same 60-minute period.

The federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour. In some states, however, employees not covered under the Fair Labor Standards Act earn as little as $5.15.

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the average American – including those in salaried jobs – earns $23.23 an hour, and that number reaches more than $100 for some professions.

Business Insider recently looked at the most recent BLS wage data to find out exactly how much doctors, lawyers, and other top-earning professionals make per hour.

Here’s what we found:


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Getty Images/Carsten Koall

Anesthesiologists

Average hourly pay: $124.09

Number of people in the US with this job: 29,220


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Phalinn Ooi/flickr

Surgeons

Average hourly pay:$119

Number of people in the US with this job: 41,600


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Daniel Lobo/flickr

Obstetricians and gynecologists

Average hourly pay:$106.92

Number of people in the US with this job: 20,090


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Netflix/”Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

Psychiatrists

Average hourly pay:$93.12

Number of people in the US with this job: 24,060


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University of Exeter/flickr

Chief executives

Average hourly pay:$89.35

Number of people in the US with this job: 238,940


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John Moore / Getty Images

Pediatricians

Average hourly pay:$88.07

Number of people in the US with this job: 28,660


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Scott Olson/Getty

Dentists

Average hourly pay:$82.86

Number of people in the US with this job: 100,080


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isafmedia/flickr

Nurse anesthetists

Average hourly pay:$77.04

Number of people in the US with this job: 39,410


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Bureau of Land Management/flickr

Petroleum engineers

Average hourly pay:$71.92

Number of people in the US with this job: 34,600


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Tech Hub/flickr

Computer and information systems managers

Average hourly pay:$67.79

Number of people in the US with this job: 341,250


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Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design/flickr

Marketing managers

Average hourly pay:$67.63

Number of people in the US with this job: 192,890


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Stacey Newman/Shutterstock

Lawyers

Average hourly pay:$65.51

Number of people in the US with this job: 609,930


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Tomas Bravo / Reuters

Podiatrists

Average hourly pay:$65.47

Number of people in the US with this job: 9,500


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Bold Content/flickr

Financial managers

Average hourly pay:$64.58

Number of people in the US with this job: 531,120


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WOCinTech Chat/flickr

Sales managers

Average hourly pay:$62.69

Number of people in the US with this job: 364,750


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Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design/flickr

Public relations and fundraising managers

Average hourly pay:$57.40

Number of people in the US with this job: 60,380


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REUTERS/John Kolesidis

Pharmacists

Average hourly pay:$57.34

Number of people in the US with this job: 295,620


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USACE HQ/Flickr

Air traffic controllers

Average hourly pay:$57.09

Number of people in the US with this job: 23,130


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indukas/shutterstock

Physicists

Average hourly pay:$56.97

Number of people in the US with this job: 15,650