These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Asheville, NC 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 Asheville 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 Obstetricians And Gynecologists are the highest paid people in Asheville.

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

  1. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  2. Internists, General
  3. Psychiatrists
  4. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  5. Dentists, General
  6. Chief Executives
  7. Pediatricians, General
  8. Family and General Practitioners
  9. Nurse Anesthetists
  10. Personal Financial Advisors

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 5 on the list of highest paid professions in Asheville. 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 Asheville and North Carolina job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Asheville For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 408 job classifications in Asheville 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 Asheville

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Obstetricians and Gynecologists $256,320 $155,650 50
2 Internists, General $256,210 $147,790 40
3 Psychiatrists $252,120 $142,330 40
4 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $229,230 $105,080 740
5 Dentists, General $215,260 $73,520 110
6 Chief Executives $210,130 $82,900 110
7 Pediatricians, General $201,500 $128,240 80
8 Family and General Practitioners $171,580 $90,970 350
9 Nurse Anesthetists $139,530 $126,780 160
10 Personal Financial Advisors $138,220 $48,150 200
11 Pharmacists $116,870 $73,260 510
12 Architectural and Engineering Managers $114,730 $88,840 90
13 Financial Managers $114,610 $63,990 300
14 Optometrists $112,970 $66,170 30
15 General and Operations Managers $111,750 $51,900 2,210
16 Engineers, All Other $110,170 $69,350 40
17 Computer and Information Systems Managers $109,130 $67,160 100
18 Veterinarians $107,780 $55,330 160
19 Physician Assistants $103,470 $81,200 370
20 Sales Managers $100,620 $46,380 250
21 Medical and Health Services Managers $100,160 $66,620 500
22 Physical Scientists, All Other $99,150 $43,150 70
23 Nurse Practitioners $98,290 $73,100 250
24 Purchasing Managers $97,950 $65,560 30
25 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $97,920 $57,710 80
26 Lawyers $92,930 $45,510 430
27 Financial Analysts $92,740 $42,460 40
28 Industrial Production Managers $92,190 $65,600 190
29 Managers, All Other $91,310 $53,800 120
30 Computer Occupations, All Other $90,610 $60,540 90
31 Marketing Managers $87,860 $51,210 90
32 Landscape Architects $87,490 $52,520 90
33 Human Resources Managers $87,020 $62,150 90
34 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $86,190 $48,360 120
35 Administrative Services Managers $85,770 $56,220 170
36 Construction Managers $85,640 $55,680 120
37 Credit Analysts $84,940 $39,960 60
38 Sales Engineers $84,710 $66,730 50
39 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $84,050 $51,280 110
40 Electrical Engineers $83,580 $49,420 110
41 Audiologists $83,460 $37,290 70
42 Speech-Language Pathologists $81,510 $50,830 200
43 Software Developers, Applications $81,340 $46,180 220
44 Physical Therapists $81,160 $65,040 440
45 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other $80,630 $51,630 40
46 Occupational Therapists $78,720 $62,880 230
47 Industrial Engineers $78,290 $53,770 250
48 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers $78,110 $39,290 50
49 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $76,820 $42,840 270
50 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay $75,500 $63,220 110
51 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $74,510 $31,970 140
52 Mechanical Engineers $73,630 $52,560 190
53 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other $73,140 $25,350 840
54 Civil Engineers $72,800 $50,950 240
55 Computer Programmers $72,610 $34,860 140
56 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents $72,340 $55,610 30
57 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $71,780 $28,550 230
58 Chiropractors $71,640 $65,410 70
59 Radiation Therapists $70,790 $54,290 50
60 Human Resources Specialists $70,680 $34,050 400
61 Loan Officers $70,360 $32,590 350
62 Database Administrators $69,390 $43,120 50
63 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $69,030 $43,010 310
64 Biological Scientists, All Other $68,860 $28,670 30
65 Management Analysts $68,370 $36,560 430
66 Computer Systems Analysts $68,300 $41,720 230
67 Occupational Therapy Assistants $67,620 $56,920 70
68 Environmental Engineers $67,380 $40,900 40
69 Logisticians $66,820 $50,010 40
70 Accountants and Auditors $66,710 $37,680 810
71 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $66,570 $53,110 50
72 Social and Community Service Managers $66,510 $43,220 120
73 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $66,190 $45,070 80
74 Real Estate Brokers $65,960 $22,490 230
75 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $65,770 $51,250 180
76 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $65,610 $43,080 40
77 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $65,440 $41,010 290
78 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $65,110 $40,650 90
79 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers $64,690 $51,750 70
80 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $64,650 $50,690 50
81 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $64,580 $44,130 100
82 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $63,280 $50,200 140
83 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $63,030 $41,110 30
84 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $62,090 $43,400 60
85 Financial Specialists, All Other $61,800 $47,470 60
86 Registered Nurses $61,780 $44,650 5,810
87 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary $61,700 $44,250 90
88 Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary $61,420 $51,590 60
89 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists $61,420 $35,090 460
90 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers $61,040 $34,970 530
91 Social Workers, All Other $60,340 $32,200 80
92 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $60,330 $42,650 40
93 Physical Therapist Assistants $59,970 $45,600 210
94 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians $59,820 $40,410 40
95 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $59,820 $35,550 150
96 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers $59,740 $40,400 90
97 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists $59,690 $40,200 40
98 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists $59,650 $40,460 50
99 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $59,530 $37,880 170
100 Urban and Regional Planners $59,370 $44,050 60