10. Nurse Anesthetist
Mean Annual Salary: $158,900
Nurse Anesthetists assist doctors in performing painful procedures by administering anesthesia through intravenous drugs or inhaled gasses. Only nurses that have a minimum of one year of critical-care experience and a master’s degree from an accredited nurse-anesthesia program are legally allowed to perform the tasks of a nurse anesthetist. On an average, this occupation pays one $158,900 annually.