Nowadays, many people want to be entrepreneurs or involved in the corporate world to some degree. With that in mind, my next piece in the Make More Money weekly series explores the highest-paying job in business.

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, institutions award over 365,000 business degrees every year.

Knowing the highest-paying positions is valuable data to have whether or not you possess one of these degrees

But the best-performing people in business know the real secret to earning top dollar in the game.

Firstly, on paper, top-level executives have the highest average base pays: 

C-level PositionsAverage Base Pay per Year
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)$141,548
Chief Operations Officer (COO)$152,606
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)$159,028
  • After that, statistics point to the following three positions as the highest-paying:
Next 3 Top-Paying Business CareersAverage Base Pay per Year
Financial Manager$134,180
Tax Manager$115,302

However, I’ll let you in on a career path that can generate limitless income for you as a professional.

Where the real money is in business

It’s something I have decades of experience with. And it’s the job that many of my own highest-paid employees currently hold.

You guessed it — sales.

there’s no limit to the hundreds of thousands of dollars that you can earn with a job in sales.

Here’s what some professionals from my teams have to say about it all:

So, to conclude, the official list of the highest-paying jobs in business contains just averages. You’ll also notice that none of these averages exceed $150k a year.

For the opportunity to exceed any averages you could ever imagine, apply for a position on the 10X team and get closer to the financial freedom you deserve.

Be obsessed, beat the statistics, and consider a career in sales for immeasurable earning potential.

Be Great,

Grant Cardone

Statistics sources: U.S. News & World Report, Glassdoor, Payscale

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Star of Discovery Channel’s “Undercover Billionaire,” Grant Cardone owns and operates seven privately held companies and a private equity real estate firm, Cardone Capital, with a multifamily portfolio of assets under management valued at over $4 billion. He is the Top Crowdfunder in the world, raising over $900 million in equity via social media. Known internationally as the leading expert on sales, marketing, and scaling businesses, Cardone is a New York Times bestselling author of 11 business books, including “The 10X Rule,” which led to Cardone establishing the 10X Global Movement and the 10X Growth Conference, now the largest business and entrepreneur conference in the world. The online business and sales educational platform he created, Cardone University, serves over 411,000 individuals and Forbes 100 corporate clients throughout the world. Voted the top Marketing Influencer to watch by Forbes, Cardone uses his massive 15 million plus following to give back via his Grant Cardone Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to mentoring underserved, at-risk adolescents in financial literacy, especially those without father figures.