The Best (and Worst) Jobs of 2011

A software engineer and digital strategist work with a group of volunteer IT professionals.
In this Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, photo, software engineer David Viramontes, front, and digital strategist Patrick Collins direct a meeting of Code For Denver, a volunteer group of information technology professionals who work on projects for local municipalities and nonprofits. (James Anderson/AP Photo)

Best Jobs for 2011

1. Software Engineer

Income: $87,140

2. Mathematician

Income: $94,178

3. Actuary

Income: $87,204

4. Statistician

Income: $73,208

5. Computer Systems Analyst

Income: $77,153

6. Meteorologist

Income: $85,210

7. Biologist

Income: $74,278

8. Historian

Income: $63,208

9. Audiologist

Income: $63,144

10. Dental Hygienist

Income: $67,107

Worst Jobs for 2011

1. Roustabout

Income: $32,143

2. Ironworker

Income: $34,127

3. Lumberjack

Income: $32,109

4. Roofer

Income: $34,168

5. Taxi Driver

Income: $21,127

6. Emergency Medical Technician

Income: $30,168

7. Welder

Income: $35,126

8. Painter

Income: $34,152

9. Meter Reader

Income: $34,171

10. Construction Worker

Income: $29,211

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