These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Albany, NY For 2018

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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Ever wonder who gets paid the most? Or how much your dentist makes for all the pain they put you through?

We had that same burning desire to know more about the highest paid professions in the Albany area. And if you can’t tell by that sentence, we’re a bit of what you’d call data nerds.

We decided to go directly to the source: The Bureau of Labor Statistics.

After scrounging through the Bureau of Labor Statistics, we discovered that Surgeons are the highest paid people in Albany.

Here’s a quick look at the top ten highest paying jobs in Albany:

  1. Surgeons
  2. Internists, General
  3. Psychiatrists
  4. Dentists, General
  5. Family and General Practitioners
  6. Optometrists
  7. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  8. Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
  9. Marketing Managers
  10. Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 4 on the list of highest paid professions in Albany. So the next time you sit there while they drill you can dwell on the fact that they are getting extremely well paid for it.

If you’re interested, you can read more about the Albany and New York job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Albany For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 498 job classifications in Albany in order to identify those that get paid the most.

Pretty straightforward and easy to do when the government does your job for you 🙂

We used the most recently released BLS data for this analysis which came out on March 30, 2018.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Albany

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Surgeons $265,790 $120,430 90
2 Internists, General $234,450 $132,130 150
3 Psychiatrists $203,530 $94,170 90
4 Dentists, General $194,300 $112,780 390
5 Family and General Practitioners $187,410 $109,330 180
6 Optometrists $185,220 $108,630 100
7 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $175,420 $54,820 1,320
8 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $163,380 $52,660 770
9 Marketing Managers $158,390 $81,010 310
10 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $147,880 $119,920 190
11 Industrial Production Managers $147,830 $70,430 320
12 Architectural and Engineering Managers $147,260 $88,730 430
13 Nurse Anesthetists $147,250 $130,820 180
14 Chief Executives $146,820 $88,000 960
15 Natural Sciences Managers $145,150 $89,650 190
16 Sales Managers $137,150 $56,500 610
17 Financial Managers $127,260 $74,420 1,520
18 Podiatrists $124,080 $104,870 30
19 Computer and Information Systems Managers $123,560 $85,330 1,470
20 Actuaries $122,930 $59,170 120
21 Pharmacists $118,740 $91,230 1,110
22 Computer and Information Research Scientists $118,110 $86,770 50
23 General and Operations Managers $115,800 $49,190 6,900
24 Nuclear Engineers $115,130 $85,080 30
25 Insurance Sales Agents $109,110 $32,010 1,240
26 Veterinarians $108,270 $82,280 170
27 Compensation and Benefits Managers $107,520 $69,380 110
28 Lawyers $107,250 $58,960 3,370
29 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $107,130 $54,520 710
30 Electrical Engineers $104,530 $65,470 1,290
31 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $104,170 $63,200 580
32 Industrial Engineers $102,580 $63,080 1,060
33 Training and Development Managers $101,980 $69,500 150
34 Nurse Practitioners $101,830 $80,120 630
35 Chemical Engineers $101,540 $73,060 210
36 Medical and Health Services Managers $101,390 $63,500 1,580
37 Software Developers, Systems Software $100,280 $59,400 830
38 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $97,810 $48,620 400
39 Human Resources Managers $97,490 $51,680 550
40 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $97,220 $29,670 810
41 Computer Network Architects $96,420 $61,330 320
42 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $96,340 $66,520 550
43 Administrative Services Managers $96,250 $52,120 920
44 Purchasing Managers $94,840 $58,950 360
45 Mechanical Engineers $94,060 $59,630 990
46 Physician Assistants $93,810 $74,850 580
47 Computer Hardware Engineers $93,290 $62,750 70
48 Advertising and Promotions Managers $92,820 $38,190 50
49 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $92,790 $58,130 160
50 Art Directors $92,700 $42,820 120
51 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $92,580 $45,100 580
52 Physical Scientists, All Other $92,420 $63,880 520
53 Managers, All Other $91,910 $51,810 970
54 Information Security Analysts $91,330 $54,460 280
55 Elevator Installers and Repairers $90,370 $59,960 30
56 Civil Engineers $90,180 $63,340 1,320
57 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $88,970 $44,360 300
58 Financial Examiners $88,880 $44,760 120
59 Education Administrators, All Other $88,060 $52,290 60
60 Legislators $87,950 $79,520 810
61 Environmental Engineers $87,870 $58,190 480
62 Sales Engineers $87,110 $54,290 160
63 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $86,950 $42,160 760
64 Engineers, All Other $86,660 $40,700 180
65 Social and Community Service Managers $86,020 $49,640 680
66 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $85,870 $41,730 780
67 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $85,640 $43,090 110
68 Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary $85,630 $40,410 110
69 Atmospheric and Space Scientists $84,860 $49,240 80
70 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $84,560 $39,470 670
71 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $84,210 $55,580 130
72 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $83,990 $40,600 580
73 Hydrologists $83,820 $53,240 40
74 Economists $83,570 $49,220 70
75 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $83,030 $53,980 710
76 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $82,920 $57,260 230
77 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $82,820 $65,770 40
78 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators $82,490 $52,750 90
79 Computer Occupations, All Other $82,120 $55,110 230
80 Database Administrators $81,950 $47,720 510
81 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers $81,450 $54,750 280
82 Software Developers, Applications $81,290 $45,040 2,110
83 Chemists $80,400 $49,270 380
84 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $80,260 $39,240 210
85 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers $79,880 $45,320 170
86 Commercial and Industrial Designers $79,790 $45,460 70
87 Construction Managers $79,640 $56,340 730
88 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $79,370 $32,020 630
89 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $78,570 $39,790 150
90 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $78,250 $44,280 60
91 Statisticians $78,090 $45,230 90
92 Financial Specialists, All Other $77,570 $33,400 120
93 Management Analysts $77,210 $45,610 2,550
94 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $77,070 $41,370 120
95 Computer Systems Analysts $76,870 $51,330 3,800
96 Emergency Management Directors $76,780 $52,820 100
97 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary $76,600 $39,950 60
98 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other $76,300 $52,270 230
99 Computer Programmers $76,210 $55,220 2,150
100 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $76,190 $39,930 260