Jobs That Pay More Than $50 an Hour

US-Department-of-Labor-logoDo you want to land on a job that pays you more than $50 an hour? Here is a list of careers that you may want to take and the degree programs that will lead you to these careers.

1. Advertising and Promotions Manager
Mean Hourly Pay: $51.47

The U.S. Department of Labor says that these professionals work with everyone from art directors to financial staff members, and they might plan ad campaigns, negotiate ad contracts, and meet with clients to provide marketing advice.

2. Top Executive
Mean Hourly Pay (for a Chief Executive): $85.02

Top executives have at least a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in business administration, or in a major related to their field, according to the Department of Labor.

3. Financial Manager
Mean Hourly Wage: $59.26

The Department of Labor says these professionals must usually have a bachelor’s degree in a field like finance, accounting, economics, or business administration, along with more than five years of experience in a financial or business occupation. They also say that many employers now look for financial managers with a master’s degree, preferably in business administration, finance, or economics.

4. Public Relations Manager
Mean Hourly Wage: $52.05

These professionals are generally required to have a bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications, journalism, or English, although some employers might prefer a master’s degree in PR or journalism, according to the Department.

5. Computer and Information Systems Manager
Mean Hourly Salary: $62.08

The Department of Labor says that a bachelor’s degree in computer or information science is typically required, in addition to related work experience. The Department also notes that many organizations require these managers to have a graduate degree, and MBAs are common.