These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Bakersfield, CA 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 Bakersfield 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 Family And General Practitioners are the highest paid people in Bakersfield.

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

  1. Family and General Practitioners
  2. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  3. Chief Executives
  4. Internists, General
  5. Architectural and Engineering Managers
  6. Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers
  7. Dentists, General
  8. Pharmacists
  9. Petroleum Engineers
  10. Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 7 on the list of highest paid professions in Bakersfield. 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 Bakersfield and California job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Bakersfield For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 421 job classifications in Bakersfield 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 Bakersfield

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Family and General Practitioners $212,590 $90,750 260
2 Obstetricians and Gynecologists $199,740 $142,100 70
3 Chief Executives $196,400 $93,280 420
4 Internists, General $166,660 $84,780 180
5 Architectural and Engineering Managers $158,260 $92,020 540
6 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $148,310 $82,270 70
7 Dentists, General $144,550 $57,710 330
8 Pharmacists $139,790 $107,340 710
9 Petroleum Engineers $137,390 $87,470 1,000
10 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers $136,420 $79,610 300
11 Marketing Managers $136,220 $69,850 180
12 Real Estate Sales Agents $131,050 $51,050 120
13 Natural Sciences Managers $130,620 $55,860 90
14 Lawyers $128,900 $62,350 520
15 Industrial Production Managers $125,790 $56,210 240
16 Industrial Engineers $121,930 $68,590 610
17 Nurse Practitioners $120,170 $87,340 100
18 Sales Managers $119,300 $48,920 720
19 Optometrists $119,170 $76,820 50
20 Medical and Health Services Managers $117,610 $72,380 440
21 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $117,410 $79,160 60
22 Sales Engineers $116,320 $55,390 110
23 Financial Managers $116,040 $63,000 640
24 Computer and Information Systems Managers $115,500 $76,520 270
25 Managers, All Other $113,450 $72,930 420
26 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $112,460 $59,680 80
27 General and Operations Managers $112,460 $47,120 3,800
28 Environmental Engineers $111,530 $44,890 160
29 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $109,420 $71,470 190
30 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary $109,140 $79,170 50
31 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $108,980 $64,000 140
32 Purchasing Managers $107,800 $66,690 70
33 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $105,940 $81,140 710
34 Aerospace Engineers $105,310 $65,360 790
35 Commercial Pilots $105,290 $56,400 70
36 Engineers, All Other $105,250 $29,210 470
37 Software Developers, Systems Software $104,420 $64,850 340
38 Civil Engineers $104,320 $66,520 520
39 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $103,880 $77,310 60
40 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers $102,670 $35,170 190
41 Occupational Therapists $102,540 $66,660 100
42 Software Developers, Applications $102,180 $55,660 290
43 Physician Assistants $100,800 $43,100 110
44 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $98,930 $74,360 60
45 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers $97,440 $60,600 440
46 Electrical Engineers $97,270 $57,620 310
47 Management Analysts $96,590 $53,470 940
48 Information Security Analysts $96,090 $59,530 50
49 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers $95,510 $63,080 70
50 Physical Therapists $95,380 $69,210 190
51 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $94,860 $70,330 570
52 Administrative Services Managers $94,090 $48,720 480
53 Chemical Engineers $93,080 $59,700 90
54 Computer Hardware Engineers $92,830 $57,610 90
55 Human Resources Managers $92,210 $57,390 190
56 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $91,910 $53,780 460
57 Chemists $91,540 $49,110 140
58 Financial Analysts $91,210 $46,690 210
59 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $91,100 $38,150 230
60 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health $90,800 $49,450 270
61 Operations Research Analysts $90,370 $56,520 130
62 Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors $90,220 $64,670 140
63 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $89,420 $57,470 240
64 Logisticians $89,400 $58,560 330
65 Mechanical Engineers $89,090 $55,350 530
66 Training and Development Managers $88,580 $64,090 70
67 Education Administrators, All Other $88,470 $55,590 90
68 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers $87,770 $75,870 560
69 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $87,560 $34,020 80
70 Computer Systems Analysts $87,100 $56,210 520
71 Construction Managers $87,080 $52,370 710
72 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay $87,000 $62,400 70
73 Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers $86,600 $42,250 110
74 Database Administrators $86,290 $51,510 80
75 Computer Programmers $86,200 $48,390 190
76 Registered Nurses $85,940 $64,350 4,610
77 Loan Officers $84,750 $34,070 420
78 Dental Hygienists $84,630 $66,580 230
79 Computer Occupations, All Other $84,460 $54,540 560
80 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists $84,190 $63,100 620
81 Veterinarians $83,310 $65,650 60
82 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas $82,900 $38,320 380
83 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists $82,280 $54,630 160
84 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists $81,690 $57,080 30
85 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $81,380 $46,320 120
86 Industrial Engineering Technicians $81,150 $48,880 60
87 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $80,730 $32,280 140
88 Speech-Language Pathologists $80,000 $64,110 130
89 Budget Analysts $79,790 $46,010 130
90 Biological Scientists, All Other $79,250 $42,220 50
91 Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents $78,360 $49,980 30
92 Legislators $78,250 $35,220 60
93 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers $78,190 $45,720 1,110
94 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $78,130 $50,290 230
95 Private Detectives and Investigators $78,060 $38,240 50
96 Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other $78,000 $53,930 50
97 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians $77,790 $52,700 760
98 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $77,770 $48,980 300
99 Surveyors $77,680 $53,310 60
100 Urban and Regional Planners $77,630 $55,080 110