These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Allentown, PA For 2018

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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 Allentown 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 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other are the highest paid people in Allentown.

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

  1. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  2. Psychiatrists
  3. Family and General Practitioners
  4. Internists, General
  5. Chief Executives
  6. Dentists, General
  7. Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary
  8. Human Resources Managers
  9. Nurse Anesthetists
  10. Marketing Managers

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 6 on the list of highest paid professions in Allentown. 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 Allentown and Pennsylvania job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Allentown For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 473 job classifications in Allentown 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 Allentown

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $214,070 $81,180 1,620
2 Psychiatrists $212,070 $59,080 80
3 Family and General Practitioners $210,080 $117,900 250
4 Internists, General $191,990 $60,820 80
5 Chief Executives $184,790 $67,890 440
6 Dentists, General $178,280 $131,850 240
7 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $158,890 $79,950 220
8 Human Resources Managers $146,120 $77,340 220
9 Nurse Anesthetists $144,270 $125,160 390
10 Marketing Managers $144,150 $81,750 360
11 Computer and Information Systems Managers $140,310 $70,430 560
12 Natural Sciences Managers $140,150 $61,110 140
13 Architectural and Engineering Managers $139,320 $84,910 300
14 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $137,210 $69,840 110
15 Financial Managers $137,070 $74,390 790
16 Sales Managers $134,560 $60,580 640
17 Lawyers $133,360 $52,780 780
18 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $132,930 $60,770 50
19 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $127,670 $52,420 80
20 Compensation and Benefits Managers $126,800 $60,180 50
21 Training and Development Managers $123,790 $55,470 60
22 Construction Managers $122,210 $65,480 320
23 General and Operations Managers $119,780 $53,550 3,690
24 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $119,270 $35,890 320
25 Purchasing Managers $117,330 $81,060 140
26 Optometrists $117,070 $57,060 100
27 Personal Financial Advisors $115,970 $29,410 310
28 Pharmacists $111,440 $87,670 840
29 Industrial Production Managers $107,900 $65,030 490
30 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $107,390 $55,380 100
31 Managers, All Other $103,090 $57,270 440
32 Information Security Analysts $102,970 $58,340 170
33 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $102,120 $43,320 80
34 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $101,240 $63,060 300
35 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $99,420 $43,940 110
36 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $98,920 $48,320 210
37 Administrative Services Managers $98,410 $37,800 520
38 Computer Network Architects $98,230 $54,170 300
39 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $98,030 $52,110 440
40 Nurse Practitioners $97,190 $67,930 260
41 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $97,110 $48,670 240
42 Computer Hardware Engineers $96,890 $50,170 120
43 Software Developers, Applications $96,450 $60,230 1,210
44 Biomedical Engineers $96,150 $65,620 100
45 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $95,380 $61,220 520
46 Medical and Health Services Managers $93,690 $48,780 710
47 Speech-Language Pathologists $91,960 $55,980 450
48 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $91,630 $42,940 100
49 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $91,300 $45,770 250
50 Software Developers, Systems Software $91,010 $53,210 280
51 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $90,900 $53,120 50
52 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $90,520 $63,810 110
53 Physical Therapists $89,480 $63,840 600
54 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary $89,430 $43,910 110
55 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $88,780 $63,260 90
56 Financial Analysts $88,620 $52,140 330
57 Physician Assistants $88,330 $63,370 350
58 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $88,250 $49,370 50
59 Electrical Engineers $88,070 $62,710 510
60 Environmental Engineers $87,800 $57,970 80
61 Air Traffic Controllers $87,090 $43,160 40
62 Sales Engineers $86,300 $55,270 190
63 Chemists $85,580 $44,490 260
64 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $85,310 $43,930 170
65 Statisticians $85,210 $39,220 40
66 Health Educators $83,840 $35,930 150
67 Industrial Engineers $83,750 $50,390 740
68 History Teachers, Postsecondary $83,560 $40,470 140
69 Civil Engineers $83,520 $56,930 460
70 Mechanical Engineers $83,190 $52,050 770
71 Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary $83,090 $30,610 80
72 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $83,080 $41,930 540
73 Database Administrators $82,780 $46,860 230
74 Computer Systems Analysts $82,420 $45,160 1,040
75 Elevator Installers and Repairers $82,350 $43,460 120
76 Art Directors $82,040 $41,850 70
77 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers $81,970 $35,140 200
78 Funeral Service Managers $81,880 $65,470 90
79 Computer Occupations, All Other $81,510 $35,590 410
80 Occupational Therapists $81,340 $29,760 460
81 Management Analysts $81,180 $31,560 810
82 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $80,630 $54,570 110
83 Education Teachers, Postsecondary $78,800 $33,670 210
84 Computer Programmers $78,230 $40,610 730
85 Biochemists and Biophysicists $77,890 $44,250 30
86 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $77,710 $42,480 870
87 Radiation Therapists $77,120 $54,150 50
88 Commercial Pilots $77,020 $54,730 80
89 Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products $76,950 $42,560 90
90 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $76,420 $33,440 320
91 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $75,690 $38,370 280
92 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $75,640 $38,290 320
93 Insurance Sales Agents $74,690 $27,380 970
94 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $74,660 $38,840 120
95 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary $73,710 $26,820 260
96 Accountants and Auditors $73,690 $43,040 2,810
97 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $73,610 $53,570 70
98 Real Estate Sales Agents $72,530 $25,820 230
99 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary $71,860 $42,700 230
100 Technical Writers $71,660 $43,470 60