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The 10 jobs with the biggest annual cash bonuses

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If a hefty bonus is important to you, you may want to consider a career in finance or health care.

Professionals in those industries are "bringing home some serious cash at the end of the year," reports LinkedIn, which recently identified the roles with the largest bonuses from 2017. "It may also come as a surprise that there's only one tech role on the list."

Read on to see the 10 jobs that offered the highest annual bonuses this year, not including roles director-level and above. In case of a tie, the job whose bonus represents a higher percentage of total compensation took the higher spot, notes LinkedIn.

To give you a point of reference, the average U.S. professional earns an annual bonus of $1,797, according to Accounting Principals.

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10. Wealth management advisor

Median annual bonus: $35,000
Median total salary: $124,000

9. Senior reservoir engineer

Median annual bonus: $37,500
Median total salary: $204,000

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8. Investment banking analyst

Median annual bonus: $45,000
Median total salary: $125,000

7. Orthopaedic surgeon

Median annual bonus: $50,000
Median total salary: $450,000

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6. Radiologist

Median annual bonus: $50,000
Median total salary: $366,000

5. Cardiologist

Median annual bonus: $50,000
Median total salary: $360,000

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4. Surgeon

Median annual bonus: $50,000
Median total salary: $350,000

3. Equity research analyst

Median annual bonus: $50,000
Median total salary: $141,000

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2. Private equity associate

Median annual bonus: $85,000
Median total salary: $178,000

1. Investment banking associate

Median annual bonus: $100,000
Median total salary: $233,000

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