These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Boston For 2018

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Jobs, Rankings - 5 months ago
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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 Boston 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 Orthodontists are the highest paid people in Boston.

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

  1. Orthodontists
  2. Anesthesiologists
  3. Pediatricians, General
  4. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  5. Internists, General
  6. Surgeons
  7. Chief Executives
  8. Family and General Practitioners
  9. Natural Sciences Managers
  10. Dentists, General

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 10 on the list of highest paid professions in the Boston. 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 Boston For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 603 job classifications in Boston 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 Boston

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Orthodontists $248,150 $70,560 180
2 Anesthesiologists $243,100 $69,530 620
3 Pediatricians, General $239,940 $145,820 840
4 Obstetricians and Gynecologists $238,330 $68,030 230
5 Internists, General $234,080 $73,740 1,060
6 Surgeons $221,420 $62,560 1,300
7 Chief Executives $218,090 $105,180 7,180
8 Family and General Practitioners $210,330 $111,770 2,780
9 Natural Sciences Managers $179,190 $75,020 2,510
10 Dentists, General $171,140 $65,040 1,900
11 Psychiatrists $170,250 $46,470 540
12 Lawyers $164,230 $61,580 12,970
13 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $158,570 $58,940 460
14 Sales Managers $154,150 $70,470 8,690
15 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $151,400 $55,110 910
16 Computer and Information Systems Managers $148,260 $88,290 11,140
17 General and Operations Managers $147,910 $60,330 34,850
18 Nurse Anesthetists $143,230 $43,000 700
19 Financial Managers $143,000 $67,780 17,030
20 Marketing Managers $142,610 $78,820 7,610
21 Podiatrists $141,980 $57,980 110
22 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $140,930 $59,990 450
23 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers $140,840 $58,690 80
24 Compensation and Benefits Managers $140,700 $71,650 530
25 Advertising and Promotions Managers $139,230 $64,980 880
26 Architectural and Engineering Managers $138,480 $88,710 4,200
27 Training and Development Managers $137,450 $75,800 1,010
28 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $136,520 $54,360 6,300
29 Personal Financial Advisors $134,510 $47,600 4,180
30 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $131,480 $63,790 330
31 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $129,940 $52,380 3,770
32 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $127,890 $52,320 7,020
33 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $127,650 $67,080 1,070
34 Managers, All Other $127,420 $66,050 4,340
35 Human Resources Managers $126,990 $67,930 2,890
36 Purchasing Managers $125,130 $67,470 1,710
37 Real Estate Brokers $124,630 $53,980 620
38 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $124,170 $55,880 160
39 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $123,890 $58,870 2,930
40 Computer and Information Research Scientists $122,920 $69,680 970
41 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary $122,440 $74,220 140
42 Industrial Production Managers $120,240 $72,500 2,480
43 Computer Network Architects $119,620 $71,910 3,090
44 Medical and Health Services Managers $119,080 $67,930 5,920
45 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $118,080 $54,210 280
46 Nurse Practitioners $117,840 $81,720 3,580
47 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $116,820 $50,560 860
48 Actuaries $116,560 $63,730 640
49 Sales Engineers $116,150 $68,550 2,020
50 Engineers, All Other $115,970 $61,950 1,380
51 Optometrists $115,090 $56,820 440
52 Aerospace Engineers $115,000 $81,210 430
53 Software Developers, Systems Software $114,780 $75,190 17,970
54 Computer Hardware Engineers $114,150 $70,490 2,310
55 Art Directors $113,850 $58,430 570
56 Pharmacists $113,050 $88,840 3,250
57 Construction Managers $112,780 $63,490 3,730
58 Nurse Midwives $110,720 $48,350 260
59 Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary $110,510 $51,830 160
60 Financial Analysts $110,040 $55,960 11,280
61 Electrical Engineers $109,760 $68,220 4,450
62 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes $109,760 $52,160 190
63 Administrative Services Managers $108,140 $57,040 8,170
64 Software Developers, Applications $107,740 $60,480 19,490
65 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $107,520 $47,460 660
66 Veterinarians $106,830 $58,520 650
67 Physical Scientists, All Other $106,210 $49,260 150
68 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $106,020 $65,300 3,110
69 Physician Assistants $104,970 $62,090 1,200
70 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $104,860 $69,760 3,190
71 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary $104,690 $47,560 420
72 Management Analysts $104,560 $51,860 16,370
73 History Teachers, Postsecondary $104,480 $54,520 490
74 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $104,350 $50,770 9,320
75 Biochemists and Biophysicists $104,020 $51,970 2,370
76 Loan Officers $103,430 $47,590 3,160
77 Financial Examiners $103,390 $49,830 1,350
78 Chemical Engineers $102,180 $65,020 510
79 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $101,750 $58,880 1,210
80 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $101,550 $52,170 860
81 Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary $101,440 $54,450 90
82 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $101,120 $47,040 1,610
83 Industrial Engineers $100,870 $65,250 3,840
84 Computer Programmers $100,610 $60,450 4,620
85 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $99,980 $67,920 2,090
86 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $99,480 $51,230 3,270
87 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers $98,550 $50,890 2,970
88 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $98,040 $63,140 310
89 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary $97,380 $41,720 3,520
90 Power Distributors and Dispatchers $96,540 $74,500 80
91 Registered Nurses $95,790 $60,060 44,200
92 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $94,100 $45,110 350
93 Information Security Analysts $94,080 $45,250 2,320
94 Economists $93,890 $47,960 880
95 Computer Systems Analysts $93,480 $59,030 9,740
96 Computer Occupations, All Other $93,150 $49,340 3,560
97 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers $93,070 $56,910 1,400
98 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $92,430 $57,880 3,170
99 Biomedical Engineers $91,350 $52,880 1,750
100 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $91,300 $57,610 6,010

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