The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Arizona For 2021

By Chris Kolmar - Jun. 7, 2021

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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2021. This is our sixth time ranking the highest paying jobs in Arizona

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 Anesthesiologists are the highest paid people in Arizona.

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

  1. Anesthesiologists
  2. Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists
  3. Psychiatrists
  4. Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric
  5. General Internal Medicine Physicians
  6. Family Medicine Physicians
  7. Dentists, General
  8. Pediatricians, General
  9. Dentists, All Other Specialists
  10. Chief Executives

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 7 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.

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Arizona For 2021

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 653 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 29, 2021.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Arizona

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Anesthesiologists $285,470 $170,240 930
2 Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists $284,260 $171,490 1,040
3 Psychiatrists $259,170 $154,940 440
4 Physicians, All Other; And Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric $240,750 $121,480 8,200
5 General Internal Medicine Physicians $225,020 $94,340 470
6 Family Medicine Physicians $218,920 $91,000 2,960
7 Dentists, General $199,660 $108,960 2,190
8 Pediatricians, General $198,910 $63,620 850
9 Dentists, All Other Specialists $195,800 $154,980 90
10 Chief Executives $178,890 $67,640 3,290
11 Nurse Anesthetists $173,460 $134,460 80
12 Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers $164,990 $91,730 1,850
13 Architectural And Engineering Managers $157,570 $98,300 3,880
14 Computer And Information Systems Managers $144,080 $79,760 9,780
15 Podiatrists $142,220 $52,310 270
16 Lawyers $140,520 $59,770 10,000
17 Sales Engineers $137,490 $69,950 980
18 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $131,940 $48,510 2,800
19 Marketing Managers $131,230 $67,070 4,500
20 Financial Managers $129,760 $62,470 12,290
21 Sales Managers $129,060 $61,080 9,770
22 Aerospace Engineers $126,850 $74,630 1,900
23 Purchasing Managers $126,260 $73,520 1,440
24 Medical And Health Services Managers $123,540 $60,190 8,240
25 Engineers, All Other $122,760 $62,650 1,740
26 Pharmacists $122,310 $86,210 8,180
27 Natural Sciences Managers $121,900 $61,870 760
28 Nurse Midwives $121,530 $85,340 90
29 Human Resources Managers $118,380 $65,250 2,970
30 Industrial Production Managers $118,310 $68,720 2,700
31 Air Traffic Controllers $118,180 $76,390 400
32 Personal Service Managers, All Other; Entertainment And Recreation Managers, Except Gambling; And Managers, All Other $117,950 $65,200 8,540
33 Nurse Practitioners $117,480 $89,770 4,790
34 Computer And Information Research Scientists $116,670 $59,320 200
35 Astronomers $115,920 $65,980 150
36 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $115,700 $55,840 2,990
37 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $115,410 $48,870 150
38 Physician Assistants $113,850 $88,180 2,510
39 General And Operations Managers $113,620 $43,910 50,520
40 Compensation And Benefits Managers $112,890 $63,690 270
41 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $111,810 $70,610 3,640
42 Computer Network Architects $111,010 $66,290 3,960
43 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $110,750 $57,630 1,250
44 Data Scientists And Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other $108,590 $61,290 1,400
45 Construction Managers $107,690 $63,310 5,370
46 Actuaries $107,130 $72,980 140
47 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $105,340 $53,920 710
48 Veterinarians $104,850 $49,940 1,430
49 Software Developers And Software Quality Assurance Analysts And Testers $104,660 $63,800 32,250
50 Optometrists $104,410 $36,330 750
51 Bioengineers And Biomedical Engineers $104,080 $63,570 340
52 Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates $103,560 $37,720 820
53 Training And Development Managers $103,480 $60,040 1,030
54 Materials Engineers $103,160 $70,970 440
55 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $102,930 $48,280 270
56 Biochemists And Biophysicists $101,940 $68,620 60
57 Database Administrators And Architects $101,920 $54,870 2,490
58 First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives $101,710 $66,240 2,700
59 Information Security Analysts $100,930 $60,670 4,150
60 Administrative Services And Facilities Managers $100,620 $55,090 7,780
61 Occupational Therapists $99,950 $63,600 2,190
62 Mechanical Engineers $99,030 $63,960 5,590
63 Industrial Engineers $98,530 $65,780 6,380
64 Electrical Engineers $98,240 $57,030 5,340
65 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $96,960 $56,470 2,570
66 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers $96,890 $41,710 300
67 Atmospheric And Space Scientists $96,580 $58,330 120
68 Political Scientists $96,370 $57,900 60
69 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $95,930 $45,970 1,230
70 Statisticians $95,800 $55,800 530
71 Psychologists, All Other $95,300 $47,570 190
72 Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products $94,370 $39,860 6,010
73 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $94,320 $44,490 220
74 Radiation Therapists $94,320 $69,110 270
75 Power Distributors And Dispatchers $93,790 $72,760 100
76 Personal Financial Advisors $93,620 $44,990 4,140
77 Environmental Engineers $92,640 $53,480 1,280
78 Materials Scientists $92,560 $65,890 70
79 Physical Therapists $91,930 $67,660 3,780
80 Computer Systems Analysts $91,840 $57,270 11,770
81 Commercial And Industrial Designers $91,690 $49,140 310
82 Computer Programmers $90,680 $44,190 2,390
83 Commercial Pilots $90,530 $48,080 1,070
84 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $89,560 $43,380 1,590
85 Biological Scientists, All Other $89,510 $43,720 450
86 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $89,410 $46,860 910
87 Mining And Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $88,880 $64,070 520
88 Social Scientists And Related Workers, All Other $88,150 $61,730 450
89 Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary $87,710 $32,530 70
90 Management Analysts $87,410 $45,530 13,110
91 Electrical And Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, And Relay $86,970 $64,270 340
92 Education Administrators, All Other $86,520 $58,230 510
93 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $86,340 $68,950 290
94 Agents And Business Managers Of Artists, Performers, And Athletes $86,120 $37,030 50
95 Life Scientists, All Other $86,060 $45,250 30
96 Detectives And Criminal Investigators $85,790 $49,530 5,700
97 Network And Computer Systems Administrators $85,700 $54,660 7,130
98 Audiologists $85,050 $54,810 140
99 Elevator And Escalator Installers And Repairers $84,610 $53,330 380
100 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $84,460 $57,190 1,680

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Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar is a co-founder of Zippia and the editor-in-chief of the Zippia career advice blog. He has hired over 50 people in his career, been hired five times, and wants to help you land your next job. His research has been featured on the New York Times, Thrillist, VOX, The Atlantic, and a host of local news. More recently, he's been quoted on USA Today, BusinessInsider, and CNBC.

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