The top three positions on this list are all associated with the medical field. More education and field experience is typically required over the other positions, although each field on this list requires very specific educational degrees. As for a dentist, the average dentist makes $133,780. It does have one of the highest entry level salaries of anyone at $102,000. Now, as for maximum salary, in this field it can vary wildly. If someone owns their own practice, there really is no limit. The national average for maximum earning amount is $173,000, although there are so many variables and factors at play here, it can be much higher.