The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Baltimore, MD For 2020

by Chris Kolmar
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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2020. This is our fifth time ranking the highest paying jobs in Baltimore

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 Baltimore 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 Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists are the highest paid people in Baltimore.

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

  1. Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists
  2. Nurse Anesthetists
  3. Psychiatrists
  4. Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric
  5. General Internal Medicine Physicians
  6. Family Medicine Physicians
  7. Computer and Information Systems Managers
  8. Pediatricians, General
  9. Compensation and Benefits Managers
  10. Marketing Managers

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 17 on the list of highest paid professions in Baltimore. 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 Baltimore and Maryland job scene here:

How we determined the highest paid jobs in Baltimore For 2020

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 582 job classifications in Baltimore 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 29, 2020.

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Baltimore

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists $267,440 $182,550 280
2 Nurse Anesthetists $199,810 $59,590 300
3 Psychiatrists $194,760 $47,890 470
4 Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric $194,450 $58,870 4,370
5 General Internal Medicine Physicians $193,280 $93,170 480
6 Family Medicine Physicians $182,090 $72,980 850
7 Computer and Information Systems Managers $156,850 $95,380 5,960
8 Pediatricians, General $153,430 $74,140 350
9 Compensation and Benefits Managers $149,880 $102,270 190
10 Marketing Managers $149,660 $74,200 2,440
11 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $147,650 $58,910 150
12 Financial Managers $146,250 $75,170 6,520
13 Architectural and Engineering Managers $143,070 $89,630 2,880
14 Sales Managers $140,950 $58,460 3,930
15 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $139,270 $130,990 200
16 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $137,570 $68,850 1,210
17 Dentists, General $135,400 $56,330 1,240
18 Natural Sciences Managers $134,350 $62,750 680
19 Lawyers $133,940 $61,280 7,920
20 General and Operations Managers $133,770 $55,890 22,860
21 Aerospace Engineers $133,690 $80,590 600
22 Human Resources Managers $133,540 $79,010 1,390
23 Sales Engineers $132,300 $65,340 530
24 Computer Network Architects $130,890 $81,820 3,770
25 Purchasing Managers $129,200 $81,060 770
26 Computer Hardware Engineers $128,670 $74,240 1,910
27 Training and Development Managers $128,500 $74,150 670
28 Economists $127,300 $73,360 110
29 Computer and Information Research Scientists $127,110 $73,990 1,200
30 Industrial Production Managers $126,180 $66,820 920
31 Funeral Home Managers $125,900 $70,600 70
32 Data Scientists and Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other $124,710 $74,140 840
33 Pharmacists $123,110 $89,430 3,000
34 Psychologists, All Other $122,520 $51,250 250
35 Medical and Health Services Managers $122,090 $72,420 4,540
36 Orthodontists $121,840 $67,050 170
37 Chemical Engineers $121,530 $87,520 400
38 Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary $121,230 $86,550 2,320
39 Advertising and Promotions Managers $120,970 $66,830 270
40 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $120,600 $74,000 2,030
41 Commercial Pilots $119,110 $57,230 170
42 Nurse Midwives $118,570 $84,830 100
43 Software Developers and Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers $117,890 $61,530 17,230
44 Veterinarians $116,830 $33,300 760
45 Materials Engineers $116,680 $73,310 290
46 Physical Scientists, All Other $116,010 $81,560 550
47 Nurse Practitioners $115,140 $82,620 2,450
48 Administrative Services and Facilities Managers $114,930 $68,880 3,150
49 Personal Service Managers, All Other; Entertainment and Recreation Managers, Except Gambling; and Managers, All Other $114,100 $69,390 6,990
50 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary $114,020 $46,570 220
51 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $112,910 $67,570 7,670
52 Actuaries $111,520 $61,660 280
53 Engineers, All Other $110,950 $43,680 1,630
54 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $110,630 $53,110 510
55 Information Security Analysts $110,150 $59,030 3,180
56 Electrical Engineers $109,450 $63,250 2,270
57 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers $108,180 $66,650 170
58 Mechanical Engineers $108,070 $59,010 2,730
59 Personal Financial Advisors $107,800 $48,250 3,070
60 Computer Occupations, All Other $107,570 $68,030 6,950
61 Physician Assistants $107,350 $61,980 1,640
62 Biochemists and Biophysicists $105,810 $54,550 140
63 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $105,540 $57,860 880
64 Mathematicians $105,010 $69,900 50
65 Construction Managers $104,830 $62,420 3,200
66 Operations Research Analysts $104,110 $53,810 1,840
67 Acupuncturists and Healthcare Diagnosing or Treating Practitioners, All Other $102,940 $52,170 310
68 Hydrologists $102,680 $57,130 40
69 Podiatrists $102,440 $33,220 120
70 Computer Systems Analysts $101,740 $53,490 8,680
71 Education Administrators, All Other $101,320 $58,940 1,390
72 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $101,240 $47,010 510
73 Emergency Management Directors $101,110 $64,290 40
74 Biological Scientists, All Other $100,720 $57,760 580
75 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $100,630 $70,770 2,330
76 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $99,810 $49,020 1,510
77 Environmental Engineers $99,520 $47,790 810
78 Industrial Engineers $99,250 $66,700 1,270
79 First-Line Supervisors of Firefighting and Prevention Workers $98,060 $70,410 1,100
80 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $97,430 $49,570 2,680
81 Chemists $97,080 $54,970 900
82 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $96,210 $49,680 430
83 Statisticians $95,500 $59,650 370
84 Life Scientists, All Other $95,460 $47,500 90
85 Food Scientists and Technologists $95,300 $61,050 220
86 Geographers $95,150 $72,590 50
87 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary $94,760 $56,000 690
88 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $94,490 $50,970 490
89 Management Analysts $94,140 $51,870 9,010
90 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $93,980 $48,850 1,390
91 Computer Programmers $93,680 $47,350 2,630
92 Database Administrators and Architects $93,570 $46,210 1,940
93 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $93,420 $39,360 3,540
94 Project Management Specialists and Business Operations Specialists, All Other $92,580 $45,980 12,940
95 Ship Engineers $92,230 $82,160 110
96 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other $91,560 $39,270 960
97 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $91,130 $47,770 130
98 Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers $90,600 $52,960 190
99 Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers $90,200 $56,910 750
100 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $90,020 $35,760 3,070
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