These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Arizona For 2018

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Rankings - 10 months ago
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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 Arizona. 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 Orthodontists are the highest paid people in Arizona.

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

  1. Orthodontists
  2. Anesthesiologists
  3. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  4. Psychiatrists
  5. Internists, General
  6. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  7. Family and General Practitioners
  8. Dentists, All Other Specialists
  9. Chief Executives
  10. Dentists, General

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 10 on the list of highest paid professions in the Grand Canyon State. 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.

How we determined the highest paid jobs in Arizona For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 688 job classifications in Arizona 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 data on March 30, 2018.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Arizona

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Orthodontists $284,310 $194,220 120
2 Anesthesiologists $267,060 $79,150 1,030
3 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other $239,190 $138,130 5,720
4 Psychiatrists $236,630 $90,850 820
5 Internists, General $215,810 $58,510 610
6 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $207,200 $157,570 380
7 Family And General Practitioners $198,530 $93,950 3,150
8 Dentists, All Other Specialists $192,430 $137,590 110
9 Chief Executives $184,620 $71,480 7,170
10 Dentists, General $175,310 $61,020 2,620
11 Podiatrists $155,590 $46,360 210
12 Pediatricians, General $150,000 $53,490 1,010
13 Lawyers $138,680 $66,840 9,500
14 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $136,910 $46,630 3,750
15 Computer And Information Systems Managers $134,930 $71,720 7,000
16 Architectural And Engineering Managers $126,200 $69,230 3,410
17 Physicists $125,830 $59,620 60
18 Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers $125,720 $55,840 3,100
19 Pharmacists $124,970 $102,170 6,740
20 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $120,020 $41,480 150
21 Optometrists $118,150 $37,880 660
22 Marketing Managers $116,450 $48,750 5,860
23 Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates $114,780 $63,620 740
24 Air Traffic Controllers $114,730 $78,500 360
25 Compensation And Benefits Managers $113,950 $65,660 290
26 Financial Managers $112,680 $54,880 11,370
27 Medical And Health Services Managers $112,480 $53,980 8,100
28 Computer Hardware Engineers $110,420 $69,280 1,140
29 Chemical Engineers $110,110 $63,230 70
30 Computer And Information Research Scientists $109,530 $72,840 260
31 Sales Managers $109,480 $47,370 11,100
32 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $109,150 $50,740 360
33 Biomedical Engineers $108,740 $67,120 290
34 Geography Teachers, Postsecondary $106,310 $57,830 60
35 Sales Engineers $105,970 $56,870 1,830
36 Electrical Engineers $105,330 $65,630 4,160
37 Nurse Practitioners $104,970 $59,230 3,120
38 Software Developers, Systems Software $103,990 $65,400 11,330
39 Personal Financial Advisors $103,130 $39,060 3,850
40 Political Scientists $102,500 $46,780 100
41 Veterinarians $101,870 $58,050 1,360
42 Computer Network Architects $101,760 $62,770 2,780
43 Aerospace Engineers $101,600 $65,120 2,130
44 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $101,390 $52,530 220
45 Purchasing Managers $101,270 $53,500 1,630
46 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $100,570 $60,660 5,340
47 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $100,200 $54,700 650
48 Natural Sciences Managers $100,000 $49,340 1,020
49 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $99,690 $47,710 1,290
50 Astronomers $97,290 $55,380 240
51 Education Administrators, All Other $97,070 $37,780 1,060
52 General And Operations Managers $96,920 $36,360 50,370
53 Human Resources Managers $96,600 $54,060 3,010
54 Training And Development Managers $96,250 $55,120 1,010
55 Managers, All Other $96,220 $47,330 8,790
56 Software Developers, Applications $96,120 $56,350 14,970
57 Architects, Except Landscape And Naval $95,530 $64,720 1,290
58 Economists $95,070 $50,810 100
59 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $94,750 $42,800 710
60 Industrial Production Managers $94,630 $51,120 2,890
61 Mechanical Engineers $94,620 $57,100 4,190
62 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $94,580 $45,170 120
63 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $94,060 $41,510 1,090
64 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers $94,000 $55,200 340
65 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $93,530 $41,480 1,720
66 Broadcast News Analysts $93,090 $30,410 170
67 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $93,070 $45,010 80
68 Industrial Engineers $93,020 $53,180 4,120
69 Physician Assistants $92,270 $32,880 2,340
70 Engineers, All Other $92,230 $50,810 2,210
71 First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives $92,090 $58,350 2,790
72 Atmospheric And Space Scientists $91,400 $52,990 90
73 Power Distributors And Dispatchers $90,720 $68,240 190
74 Materials Engineers $89,300 $55,280 1,060
75 Psychologists, All Other $89,280 $43,330 150
76 Computer Programmers $88,700 $46,260 4,410
77 Information Security Analysts $88,270 $54,440 2,820
78 Physical Scientists, All Other $88,250 $40,910 80
79 Administrative Services Managers $88,020 $44,840 7,750
80 Computer Systems Analysts $88,010 $51,610 13,170
81 Physical Therapists $88,010 $62,860 3,400
82 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $86,700 $43,810 420
83 Occupational Therapists $86,530 $55,710 1,800
84 Construction Managers $86,420 $48,970 6,630
85 Farmers, Ranchers, And Other Agricultural Managers $86,210 $25,730 110
86 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $86,060 $40,290 200
87 Materials Scientists $86,030 $37,360 80
88 Dental Hygienists $85,470 $65,300 2,870
89 Database Administrators $85,060 $43,270 2,420
90 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers $85,010 $52,250 400
91 Mining And Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $84,020 $41,710 320
92 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $83,910 $41,150 1,060
93 Funeral Service Managers $83,470 $53,970 110
94 Computer Occupations, All Other $83,390 $35,900 7,150
95 Philosophy And Religion Teachers, Postsecondary $83,390 $40,780 160
96 History Teachers, Postsecondary $83,310 $44,250 130
97 Civil Engineers $83,300 $52,360 4,800
98 Art, Drama, And Music Teachers, Postsecondary $82,980 $40,980 1,730
99 Network And Computer Systems Administrators $82,770 $46,930 7,480
100 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $82,440 $67,380 280

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