The second highest paid position in the NFL is actually the left offensive tackle at an average yearly salary of $5.5 million. Why so much? Because he has the job of protecting the blind side of the highest paid player in the NFL, the quarterback.
The highest paid player is Alex Rodriguez, and he plays 3rd base.
I recall seeing average salary data on entry-level engineering positions. If I remember correctly, I think that an entry-level position in petroleum engineering paid the highest on average.
De La Hoya was the second highest paid sportsman in 2007, hope that helps!
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Nurse anesthetists, on average, are the highest paid nurses.