How much surgeons, lawyers and 18 other top-earning professionals make per hour

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Some people in the US make just $6 an hour, while others earn a whopping $106 during that same 60-minute period.

The federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour. In some states, however, employees not covered under the Fair Labor Standards Act earn as little as $5.15.

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the average American — including those in salaried jobs — earns $23.23 an hour, and that number reaches more than $100 for some professions.

Business Insider recently looked at the most recent BLS wage data to find out exactly how much doctors, lawyers, and other top-earning professionals make per hour, on average.

Here's what we found:

Anesthesiologists

Average hourly pay: $124.09

Number of people in the US with this job: 29,220

Surgeons

Average hourly pay: $119

Number of people in the US with this job: 41,600

Obstetricians and gynecologists

Average hourly pay: $106.92

Number of people in the US with this job: 20,090 

Psychiatrists

Average hourly pay: $93.12

Number of people in the US with this job: 24,060 

Chief executives

Average hourly pay: $89.35

Number of people in the US with this job: 238,940 

Pediatricians

Average hourly pay: $88.07

Number of people in the US with this job: 28,660 

Dentists

Average hourly pay: $82.86

Number of people in the US with this job: 100,080 

Nurse anesthetists

Average hourly pay: $77.04

Number of people in the US with this job: 39,410 

Petroleum engineers

Average hourly pay: $71.92

Number of people in the US with this job: 34,600 

Computer and information systems managers

Average hourly pay: $67.79

Number of people in the US with this job: 341,250 

Marketing managers

Average hourly pay: $67.63

Number of people in the US with this job: 192,890 

Lawyers

Average hourly pay: $65.51

Number of people in the US with this job: 609,930 

Podiatrists

Average hourly pay: $65.47

Number of people in the US with this job: 9,500 

Financial managers

Average hourly pay: $64.58

Number of people in the US with this job: 531,120 

Sales managers

Average hourly pay: $62.69

Number of people in the US with this job: 364,750 

Public relations and fundraising managers

Average hourly pay: $57.40

Number of people in the US with this job: 60,380 

Pharmacists

Average hourly pay: $57.34

Number of people in the US with this job: 295,620 

Air traffic controllers

Average hourly pay: $57.09

Number of people in the US with this job: 23,130 

Physicists

Average hourly pay: $56.97

Number of people in the US with this job: 15,650 

Human resources managers

Average hourly pay: $56.29

Number of people in the US with this job: 122,780

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