These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Arizona For 2019

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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2019. This is our fifth 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. Psychiatrists
  3. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  4. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  5. Internists, General
  6. Family and General Practitioners
  7. Chief Executives
  8. Dentists, General
  9. Dentists, All Other Specialists
  10. Pediatricians, General

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 8 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 2019

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 672 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, 2019.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Arizona

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Anesthesiologists $279,160 $166,860 740
2 Psychiatrists $240,660 $93,630 810
3 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other $229,090 $111,380 5,120
4 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $221,820 $174,610 350
5 Internists, General $217,820 $58,170 740
6 Family And General Practitioners $209,810 $104,800 3,290
7 Chief Executives $194,360 $78,400 6,630
8 Dentists, General $186,870 $61,750 2,520
9 Dentists, All Other Specialists $177,900 $110,630 110
10 Pediatricians, General $151,420 $54,570 980
11 Lawyers $145,750 $64,020 9,370
12 Podiatrists $143,620 $47,430 220
13 Computer And Information Systems Managers $137,420 $78,710 7,090
14 Physicists $134,390 $65,810 50
15 Architectural And Engineering Managers $133,860 $74,990 3,490
16 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $133,640 $44,840 3,660
17 Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers $132,250 $60,460 3,030
18 Pharmacists $125,210 $95,270 7,420
19 Optometrists $124,920 $61,740 660
20 Marketing Managers $117,700 $53,600 6,150
21 Financial Managers $117,620 $55,660 11,400
22 Medical And Health Services Managers $115,770 $55,720 8,160
23 Nurse Midwives $114,900 $75,100 100
24 Sales Managers $113,430 $50,220 10,710
25 Computer And Information Research Scientists $111,510 $68,880 300
26 Nurse Practitioners $110,750 $63,080 3,510
27 Computer Hardware Engineers $110,600 $70,030 1,540
28 Air Traffic Controllers $110,370 $69,730 380
29 Sales Engineers $110,190 $59,810 1,670
30 Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates $108,080 $64,970 790
31 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $107,660 $45,810 420
32 Aerospace Engineers $107,230 $67,260 2,230
33 Personal Financial Advisors $107,160 $42,090 3,560
34 Electrical Engineers $106,260 $64,500 4,840
35 Compensation And Benefits Managers $105,980 $60,820 260
36 Purchasing Managers $105,780 $58,110 1,390
37 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $105,480 $53,680 230
38 Geography Teachers, Postsecondary $104,400 $41,590 60
39 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $104,120 $48,730 1,350
40 Astronomers $104,100 $55,770 230
41 Software Developers, Systems Software $103,860 $64,460 11,500
42 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $103,510 $60,880 5,020
43 General And Operations Managers $102,470 $39,860 50,540
44 Human Resources Managers $101,910 $58,420 3,060
45 Natural Sciences Managers $101,790 $50,450 1,060
46 Computer Network Architects $101,750 $60,860 2,550
47 Managers, All Other $101,630 $51,340 8,520
48 Physician Assistants $101,590 $41,720 2,100
49 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $100,900 $54,980 680
50 Education Administrators, All Other $100,300 $39,710 850
51 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $100,200 $41,820 1,070
52 Industrial Production Managers $100,050 $53,960 2,910
53 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $99,960 $44,360 800
54 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $99,840 $44,710 1,500
55 Training And Development Managers $99,720 $58,840 1,030
56 Chemical Engineers $99,580 $68,180 100
57 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $98,810 $45,980 3,750
58 Veterinarians $98,680 $36,960 1,280
59 Software Developers, Applications $98,670 $57,230 14,130
60 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $98,630 $45,200 510
61 Mechanical Engineers $98,390 $60,760 4,770
62 Broadcast News Analysts $97,240 $27,480 170
63 Biochemists And Biophysicists $96,610 $52,110 30
64 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $96,440 $21,850 170
65 Industrial Engineers $95,940 $54,320 4,220
66 Computer Programmers $95,900 $53,790 3,320
67 Architects, Except Landscape And Naval $95,220 $60,560 1,160
68 Occupational Therapists $94,800 $59,520 2,120
69 Engineers, All Other $94,450 $52,500 2,160
70 First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives $94,120 $60,410 3,020
71 Power Distributors And Dispatchers $94,020 $72,440 190
72 Information Security Analysts $93,960 $54,590 2,570
73 Atmospheric And Space Scientists $93,870 $58,370 120
74 Economists $93,350 $52,740 150
75 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $92,790 $44,630 90
76 Construction Managers $92,520 $52,570 6,970
77 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers $92,300 $39,280 290
78 Materials Scientists $91,870 $43,960 60
79 Materials Engineers $90,020 $56,650 1,080
80 Administrative Services Managers $89,950 $49,160 8,200
81 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $89,380 $41,140 210
82 Computer Systems Analysts $88,970 $55,240 11,570
83 Physical Therapists $88,800 $63,140 3,950
84 Database Administrators $88,670 $48,370 1,930
85 Physical Scientists, All Other $87,870 $34,750 70
86 Psychologists, All Other $87,600 $28,870 170
87 Audiologists $87,150 $65,370 210
88 Management Analysts $85,890 $44,420 10,830
89 Dental Hygienists $85,890 $66,230 3,200
90 Network And Computer Systems Administrators $85,850 $50,400 7,330
91 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $85,340 $41,600 1,080
92 Computer Occupations, All Other $85,010 $41,680 9,150
93 Radiation Therapists $84,990 $57,630 320
94 Civil Engineers $84,770 $54,450 4,540
95 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $84,730 $43,610 2,760
96 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $84,230 $68,090 280
97 History Teachers, Postsecondary $84,060 $42,580 130
98 Philosophy And Religion Teachers, Postsecondary $84,050 $38,590 170
99 Social Scientists And Related Workers, All Other $83,830 $60,730 470
100 Art, Drama, And Music Teachers, Postsecondary $83,730 $41,510 1,770

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