Here's how much surgeons, lawyers, and 18 other top-earning professionals make per hour

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 Labour Standards Act earn as little as $5.15.

According to the US Bureau of Labour 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.

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