These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Bridgeport, CT 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 Bridgeport 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 are the highest paid people in Bridgeport.

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

  1. Surgeons
  2. Chief Executives
  3. Psychiatrists
  4. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  5. Internists, General
  6. Optometrists
  7. Dentists, General
  8. Family and General Practitioners
  9. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  10. Lawyers

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

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Bridgeport For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 425 job classifications in Bridgeport 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 Bridgeport

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Surgeons $267,160 $112,660 260
2 Chief Executives $244,790 $144,260 470
3 Psychiatrists $230,530 $156,160 170
4 Obstetricians and Gynecologists $220,290 $73,320 120
5 Internists, General $209,080 $80,140 230
6 Optometrists $202,490 $94,870 80
7 Dentists, General $194,390 $129,690 410
8 Family and General Practitioners $190,690 $134,180 330
9 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $185,670 $59,120 960
10 Lawyers $181,860 $76,700 2,210
11 Natural Sciences Managers $175,730 $87,540 300
12 Pediatricians, General $172,010 $81,290 120
13 General and Operations Managers $168,520 $63,110 9,940
14 Sales Managers $167,360 $83,300 2,530
15 Marketing Managers $166,620 $83,950 2,130
16 Financial Managers $157,530 $78,220 5,580
17 Computer and Information Systems Managers $154,340 $92,250 2,010
18 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $149,190 $19,970 60
19 Architectural and Engineering Managers $144,660 $91,490 450
20 Human Resources Managers $144,090 $73,500 740
21 Veterinarians $142,530 $36,100 220
22 Economists $140,670 $74,840 30
23 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $140,410 $42,840 3,780
24 Personal Financial Advisors $140,240 $52,250 2,760
25 Purchasing Managers $140,230 $66,820 370
26 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $136,570 $90,710 990
27 Managers, All Other $136,420 $69,000 1,620
28 Advertising and Promotions Managers $135,790 $63,360 140
29 Compensation and Benefits Managers $134,880 $75,850 110
30 Medical and Health Services Managers $130,520 $72,020 1,020
31 Training and Development Managers $129,920 $88,080 360
32 Construction Managers $127,150 $50,460 790
33 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $126,550 $75,160 320
34 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $125,610 $60,260 360
35 Pharmacists $125,340 $91,140 630
36 Chiropractors $123,910 $54,040 70
37 Industrial Production Managers $117,850 $66,500 560
38 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $117,400 $71,250 140
39 Administrative Services Managers $114,540 $69,730 1,220
40 Financial Analysts $113,310 $52,820 3,070
41 Management Analysts $112,150 $54,330 2,490
42 Nurse Practitioners $110,700 $68,010 710
43 Actuaries $110,580 $66,460 200
44 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $108,220 $71,130 220
45 Software Developers, Applications $106,070 $64,900 2,380
46 Computer Network Architects $106,020 $65,280 400
47 Financial Examiners $105,390 $55,810 170
48 Sales Engineers $105,380 $64,260 200
49 Software Developers, Systems Software $105,360 $68,280 1,700
50 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $105,340 $58,760 30
51 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other $103,970 $38,540 2,390
52 Physician Assistants $103,900 $60,120 350
53 Credit Analysts $103,820 $52,170 770
54 Computer Hardware Engineers $102,890 $61,240 90
55 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $101,560 $38,530 1,360
56 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $100,380 $55,830 50
57 Information Security Analysts $98,460 $61,630 230
58 Insurance Underwriters $98,070 $35,780 560
59 Operations Research Analysts $97,710 $55,910 400
60 Engineers, All Other $97,560 $62,270 410
61 History Teachers, Postsecondary $97,290 $61,710 50
62 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $97,270 $79,480 100
63 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $97,260 $63,130 1,270
64 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary $96,690 $54,820 90
65 Occupational Therapists $96,030 $54,290 420
66 Computer Systems Analysts $94,880 $53,250 1,680
67 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $94,610 $53,560 310
68 Electrical Engineers $92,960 $63,260 270
69 Industrial Engineers $92,930 $62,940 1,070
70 Civil Engineers $92,720 $60,530 410
71 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $92,290 $70,210 480
72 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $91,960 $53,810 430
73 Physical Therapists $91,840 $58,010 660
74 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $91,710 $54,560 40
75 Environmental Engineers $91,700 $68,850 50
76 Education Administrators, All Other $91,580 $47,240 120
77 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $91,270 $53,160 690
78 Speech-Language Pathologists $90,470 $55,610 480
79 Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program $89,210 $45,070 210
80 Compliance Officers $89,070 $50,470 920
81 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $88,780 $43,600 80
82 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $88,500 $51,870 80
83 Mechanical Engineers $88,310 $55,750 830
84 Urban and Regional Planners $87,890 $54,350 70
85 Computer Network Support Specialists $87,480 $53,940 380
86 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $87,470 $52,260 90
87 Art Directors $87,450 $54,840 330
88 Accountants and Auditors $87,130 $51,250 6,010
89 Financial Specialists, All Other $86,670 $46,560 380
90 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $86,620 $48,300 110
91 Computer Programmers $86,610 $57,140 1,400
92 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $86,030 $57,330 30
93 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers $86,000 $67,290 430
94 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary $84,940 $57,210 300
95 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $84,820 $63,680 180
96 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $84,480 $55,020 130
97 Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents $84,200 $51,820 170
98 Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School $83,600 $53,070 710
99 Loan Officers $83,080 $32,880 850
100 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers $83,070 $51,000 640