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10. Chief executives ($160,440) (Credit: Getty Images/SAUL LOEB / May 7, 2009)

10. Chief executives ($160,440)

Which jobs pay the most? And the least?

If you're thinking about a new career, you might want to pick a better paying job. Forbes.com has compiled a list of the best and worst paying jobs according to the government's Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates. The first 10 occupations are some of the worst paying jobs and the last 10 are the best paying jobs in America.

10. Chief executives ($160,440)
(Credit: Getty Images/SAUL LOEB / May 7, 2009)

10. Chief executives ($160,440)

9. Family and general practitioners ($161,490)
(Credit: FPG/Lindsay Moore / April 10, 2009)

9. Family and general practitioners ($161,490)

8. All other physicians and surgeons ($165,000)
(Credit: AP/Damian Dovarganes / April 29, 2009)

8. All other physicians and surgeons ($165,000)

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7. Prosthodontists ($169,810)
(Credit: AP/J. Kiely Jr / April 9, 2009)

7. Prosthodontists ($169,810)

6. General internists ($176,740)
(Credit: Sun Sentinel/URSULA E. SEEMANN / May 22, 2000)

6. General internists ($176,740)

5. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons ($190,420)

5. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons ($190,420)

4. Obstetrician and gynecologists ($192,780)
(Credit: Sun Sentinel/Carline Jean / March 20, 2008)

4. Obstetrician and gynecologists ($192,780)

3. Orthodontists ($194,930)
(Credit: Sun Sentinel/SUSAN STOCKER / August 4, 2003)

3. Orthodontists ($194,930)

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2. Anesthesiologists ($197,570)

2. Anesthesiologists ($197,570)

1. Surgeons ($206,770)
(Credit: AP / January 1, 2000)

1. Surgeons ($206,770)

10. Ushers, lobby attendants and ticket takers ($19,100)
(Credit: Sun Sentinel/SCOTT FISHER / August 30, 2001)

10. Ushers, lobby attendants and ticket takers ($19,100)

9. Amusement and recreation attendants ($18,930)
(Credit: AP/PETER COSGROVE / April 12, 2005)

9. Amusement and recreation attendants ($18,930)

8. Cashiers ($18,880)
(Credit: AP/Reed Saxon / April 9, 2009)

8. Cashiers ($18,880)

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7. Hosts and hostesses--restaurant, lounge and coffee shop
(Credit: Sun Sentinel/NICHOLAS R. VON STADEN / June 19, 2003)

7. Hosts and hostesses--restaurant, lounge and coffee shop ($18,570)

6. Counter attendants -- cafeteria, food concession and
(Credit: Sun Sentinel/Michael Laughlin / February 28, 2009)

6. Counter attendants -- cafeteria, food concession and coffee shop ($18.520)

5. Shampooers ($18,300)
(Credit: Sun Sentinel/ROBERT MAYER / September 2, 1999)

5. Shampooers ($18,300)

4. Dining room/cafeteria attendants, bartender helpers ($18,140)

4. Dining room/cafeteria attendants, bartender helpers ($18,140)

3. Dishwashers ($17,750)

3. Dishwashers ($17,750)

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2. Cooks, fast food ($17,620)
(Credit: AP/Amy Sancetta / April 21, 2009)

2. Cooks, fast food ($17,620)

1. Combined food-preparation and service workers, ($17,400)
(Credit: Sun Sentinel/CRISTOBAL HERRERA / December 15, 2008)

1. Combined food-preparation and service workers, ($17,400)