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The Highest-Paying Jobs In America 2010 (PHOTOS)

First Posted: 05/15/10 01:57 PM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 05:30 PM ET

Now you know why your parents always wanted you to be a doctor.

Medical professions, including oral surgeons and orthodontists, dominated the government's latest list of the top-paying jobs in America. The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released its summary of American jobs and salaries in 2009. Overall, the average annual salary across all professions in the U.S. was $43,460 -- an median hourly rate of just $15.95.

Which jobs were the most lucrative last year? Check out the top-paying jobs in 2010.

Pyschiatrists: $163,660
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Psychiatrists pulled in a median hourly wage of $77.04 last year. (Pictured is Sigmund Freud.)
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