Search
Advice » Salary & Benefits» Salary Information » High-Paying Jobs for Baby Bo ...
High-Paying Jobs for Baby Boomers

High-Paying Jobs for Baby Boomers

By Catherine Conlan
Monster Contributing Writer
 
Baby Boomers, Gen Xers and Millennials bring a wide range of skills to the workplace, and it turns out they aren’t all landing the same jobs. In its recent Generations at Work report, Payscale took a closer look at the pay, job types, values, education and lifestyles of each generation. Not surprisingly given their age level and experience, some of the best-paying jobs are primarily held by Boomers. Here are a few of the best-paying jobs held mainly by Baby Boomers, with median pay.
 
Chief Medical Officer, $300,700
 
Chief medical officers usually oversee medical activities at hospitals and other health-care systems. They track such metrics as physician performance, patient safety, infection control, service and so on; manage other directors; set up performance standards; and track compliance with accrediting and licensing agencies. Degrees required often include an M.D. and MBA, and certification in a specialty is a plus.
 
 
General Surgeon, $285,900
General surgeons operate on the major systems of the body, rather than specializing in a certain organ, system or joint. General surgeons are often the ones to remove an appendix or gallbladder, perform removals or transplants, and perform colonoscopies. They may go on to get a specialty, or assist other specialized surgeons.
 
 
Physician/Doctor, Emergency Room, $253,900
Doctors who work in emergency rooms diagnose and treat injuries in urgent situations. Training is intense, and ER doctors need to guard against burnout from stress or difficult schedules. ER doctors work with paramedics and emergency room staff members to assess situations and put together treatment plans. They must be able to think quickly and under pressure.
 
 
Psychiatrist, $215,200
Psychiatrists specialize in the treatment of mental disorders. They earn medical degrees and are able to prescribe medications to help their patients with psychological disorders. After earning an M.D. or D.O., a psychiatrist may practice generally or specialize in addiction, forensics, organizational psychiatry, or other areas. Psychiatrists often run their own practices.
 
Search for Psychiatrist jobs.
 
Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, $208,500
No matter what the company does, the SVP of sales and marketing is in charge of developing marketing tactics and growing sales. EVPs of sales and marketing may be asked to track metrics regarding sales and marketing, develop a marketing vision for the organization, make contact with clients, oversee sales managers and establish mentoring and training programs for the sales department. This position often requires a higher degree and a long history of sales and marketing successes at smaller companies.
 
 
President and CEO, $183,200
Presidents and CEOs of companies are the ones who run the show. They serve as the public face of the company, oversee all reports and provide strategic leadership to department managers. Depending on the size of the company, they may be asked to fill sales, marketing or other management roles. They are in charge of setting fiscal goals and approving budgets, policies and organizational plans.
 
 
Dentist, $165,600
Dentists provide care for people’s teeth, including preventive care. They clean and X-ray teeth, perform procedures and educate patients on proper dental care. They may work at community offices or be self-employed, or work at larger institutions. Dentists need to enroll in an accredited program, which is often quite competitive. They study anatomy, radiology and use of anesthesia. Some dentists may specialize in orthodontic or periodontics.
 
Search for Dentist jobs.
 
(Median income for each position includes total cash compensation, bonuses, profit sharing and commissions, but not stock compensation, retirement benefits or cash value of other benefits, such as health care.)

Latest Jobs

Atos
Posted: 09/02/2014
DES MOINES, IA, 50266
Transamerican Auto Parts
Posted: 09/02/2014
Compton, CA
Menlo WW Logistics
Posted: 09/02/2014
Newark, OH, 43055
Menlo WW Logistics
Posted: 09/02/2014
Newark, OH, 43055
Modis
Posted: 09/02/2014
Los Angeles, CA, 90066

Want more personalized results?  Update Your Profile

 
 
 

Monster Communities

Teaching Community
Where teachers meet and learn.
ArtBistro
Create and connect.
Excelle
Networking for the career-minded woman.
Nursing Link
Where nurses call the shots.
More Monster Communities

Monster Partners

Scholarships
Scholarships, financial aid and more ways to pay for school.
Education.org
Find top campus and online degree programs.
Military.com
Military portal for the US Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard.
Financial Aid
Scholarships & financial aid.
Staffing for Government Jobs
Staffing and hiring solutions for federal government agency jobs.
More Monster Partners

Job Hunt Strategy

Six Ways to Make a Recruiter Hate You
If you want to blow your chances with recruiters -- and, by extension, with the companies they work for -- here are six perfect ways to do so.

Resumes & Cover Letters

Rev Up Your Resume to Relocate
Hoping to relocate? Get the ball rolling on landing the right job in the right location with these expert resume and cover letter tips.

Interviewing

100 Potential Interview Questions
Interview questions can run the gamut. You probably won't face all 100 of these, but you should still be prepared to answer at least some of them.

Salary & Benefits

10 Questions to Ask When Negotiating Salary
Most of us aren't natural negotiators, but asking these 10 questions during salary negotiations can help you get everything you deserve.

Employee Sourcing

Alt text
November Monster Employment Index Grows 13% Year-Over-Year, Tenth Consecutive Month of Positive Annual Growth.

For Seekers

Campus and Online Degrees
Advance your career and earn more with an online degree.
Free Salary Wizard
What are you worth? Find out and negotiate a better salary.
Research Careers
Get information on jobs and career paths to help guide your choices
Questions & Answers
Find answers to all your career related questions -- powered by Yahoo! Answers
Resume Distribution Service
Our distribution service puts your resume right in the hands of recruiters.
Resume Writing Services
Our experts will craft a keyword-rich resume that stands out in the crowd.
More Career Resources

For Employers

Career Ad Network
Target your job posting to more candidates on thousands of websites.
Hire Right Background Checks
Explore our background check packages to improve the quality of your hires.
Hiring Home Page
Find the best candidates for your business with Monster hiring solutions.
Job Postings
Find the right solution for your hiring needs. Starting at $99.
Power Resume Search
Monster's new search technology precisely matches people with your jobs.
Resource Center
Find staffing insights, labor trends, HR best practices and more.
Target Post
Connect with skilled, hourly and administrative candidates for only $99.

Social Media

Jobs on Twitter
Find jobs in your area and industry.
Monster Careers
Tune into our career advice and discussions tackling a wide range of topics and industries.
Monster Corporate & PR
Stay up-to-date on the latest news. Get the 'Who', 'What', 'When', and 'Why' on all things Monster related.
Monster Customer Service
Got a Monster question? We've got the answer. Whether you're a job seeker or employer, we can help you find the answers you need.
Monster for Employers
Find advice on hiring.
Follow Us
Check out our many pages and stay connected with the latest industry news, events, career advice and job openings.

Other Links

Monster Company Profiles
Explore companies and get information to guide your career decisions.
Compare Salaries
See how your pay stacks up to others in your field.
iPhone Application
Download the Monster app for iPhone and iPod touch.
Monster Job Seeker Blog
Monster Job Seeker Blog.
Monster Thinking Blog
Monster's Recruitment Trends Blog.
Jobs & Career Resources
Search Jobs:
For Employers: Post Jobs | Search Resumes | Advertise
About Monster | Work for Monster | Advertise with Us | AdChoices | Partner with Us | Investor Relations | Social Media
Terms of Use | Privacy Center | Accessibility Center | Help | Security | Contact Us | Sitemap | Mobile
©2014 Monster - All Rights Reserved U.S. Patents No. 5,832,497; 7,599,930 B1; 7,827,125 and 7,836,060 MWW - Looking for Monster Cable? - V: 2014.4.45.50-213
eTrustLogo