Stay in school and you’ll make a truck load of money.
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:
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.
If you’re interested, you can read more about the Boston and Massachusetts job scene here:
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.
For more reading, check out:
|Rank||Job Title||Average Salary|
|4||Obstetricians and Gynecologists||$238,330|
|8||Family and General Practitioners||$210,330|
|9||Natural Sciences Managers||$179,190|
|13||Economics Teachers, Postsecondary||$158,570|
|15||Law Teachers, Postsecondary||$151,400|
|16||Computer and Information Systems Managers||$148,260|
|17||General and Operations Managers||$147,910|
|22||Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$140,930|
|23||Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers||$140,840|
|24||Compensation and Benefits Managers||$140,700|
|25||Advertising and Promotions Managers||$139,230|
|26||Architectural and Engineering Managers||$138,480|
|27||Training and Development Managers||$137,450|
|28||Physicians and Surgeons, All Other||$136,520|
|29||Personal Financial Advisors||$134,510|
|30||Physics Teachers, Postsecondary||$131,480|
|31||Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary||$129,940|
|32||Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents||$127,890|
|33||Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary||$127,650|
|34||Managers, All Other||$127,420|
|35||Human Resources Managers||$126,990|
|37||Real Estate Brokers||$124,630|
|38||Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary||$124,170|
|39||Public Relations and Fundraising Managers||$123,890|
|40||Computer and Information Research Scientists||$122,920|
|41||Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary||$122,440|
|42||Industrial Production Managers||$120,240|
|43||Computer Network Architects||$119,620|
|44||Medical and Health Services Managers||$119,080|
|45||Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary||$118,080|
|47||Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary||$116,820|
|50||Engineers, All Other||$115,970|
|53||Software Developers, Systems Software||$114,780|
|54||Computer Hardware Engineers||$114,150|
|59||Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary||$110,510|
|62||Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes||$109,760|
|63||Administrative Services Managers||$108,140|
|64||Software Developers, Applications||$107,740|
|65||Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$107,520|
|67||Physical Scientists, All Other||$106,210|
|68||Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||$106,020|
|70||Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School||$104,860|
|71||Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary||$104,690|
|73||History Teachers, Postsecondary||$104,480|
|74||Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products||$104,350|
|75||Biochemists and Biophysicists||$104,020|
|79||Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers||$101,750|
|80||Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$101,550|
|81||Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$101,440|
|82||Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$101,120|
|85||First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives||$99,980|
|86||First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers||$99,480|
|87||Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers||$98,550|
|88||Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors||$98,040|
|89||Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary||$97,380|
|90||Power Distributors and Dispatchers||$96,540|
|92||Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary||$94,100|
|93||Information Security Analysts||$94,080|
|95||Computer Systems Analysts||$93,480|
|96||Computer Occupations, All Other||$93,150|
|97||First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers||$93,070|
|98||Architects, Except Landscape and Naval||$92,430|
|100||Network and Computer Systems Administrators||$91,300|
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