This is my first income question for every client. It's elemental to your SOAP note and a critical decision factor in identifying the right career path from your Career Diagnosis™. And, I'm often asked, what are the highest paying nonclinical jobs? Here's the answer. It's the job that creates the most economic value for an organization... the highest return on the salary paid.
Just like medicine, different businesses and specializations have different income levels.
Unlike medicine, these can vary widely based on the specific companies. Medical incomes are based generally on a national average or standard. IM's in Georgia make about the same as those in Oregon. The hiring competition for physicians is generally seen as a nationally focus activity. That may or may not be the same in the nonclinical field you choose.
Outside medicine, you could be Executive Director of a foundation and make $500k annually or with another foundation you might find $50k their top salary.
So, don't pre-judge expectations by industry. First decide what you want to do, and then seek specific businesses or organizations that will meet your income expectations. Here's a tip, at https://guidestar.org you can find income and salary information for nearly every nonprofit organization in the U.S.
For for-profit companies, online job searches will generally reveal their salary ranges/scales.