Average hourly wage: $67.21
Long-term job growth: 16 percent
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It’s probably fitting that this profession has the highest hourly wage of all the jobs on this list because making a business’s money grow is the primary role of a financial manager. Most of these managers work in the financial industry for banks, insurance companies and investment firms. In addition to a bachelor’s degree in a business- or economics-related field, you’ll likely need work experience as an accountant or financial analyst to land one of these jobs, according to the BLS.