These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Buffalo, NY For 2018

Chris Kolmar
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 Buffalo 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 Anesthesiologists are the highest paid people in Buffalo.

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

  1. Anesthesiologists
  2. Dentists, General
  3. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  4. Chief Executives
  5. Podiatrists
  6. Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
  7. Physicists
  8. Marketing Managers
  9. Compensation and Benefits Managers
  10. Psychiatrists

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 2 on the list of highest paid professions in Buffalo. 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 Buffalo and New York job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Buffalo For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 509 job classifications in Buffalo 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 Buffalo

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Anesthesiologists $236,590 $44,920 270
2 Dentists, General $205,080 $113,490 300
3 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $191,200 $46,140 1,580
4 Chief Executives $178,570 $91,860 820
5 Podiatrists $164,580 $94,790 30
6 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $146,900 $122,820 190
7 Physicists $144,660 $74,330 30
8 Marketing Managers $144,260 $67,830 370
9 Compensation and Benefits Managers $137,930 $75,150 50
10 Psychiatrists $136,350 $55,430 120
11 Pharmacists $122,940 $102,110 1,310
12 Financial Managers $122,730 $68,710 1,710
13 Personal Financial Advisors $122,140 $37,590 810
14 Veterinarians $121,800 $68,710 130
15 Computer and Information Systems Managers $118,780 $77,110 1,040
16 Architectural and Engineering Managers $118,190 $83,380 440
17 Natural Sciences Managers $116,890 $82,350 90
18 Sales Managers $115,320 $61,160 1,020
19 Human Resources Managers $109,960 $68,340 320
20 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $109,410 $31,460 1,700
21 Industrial Production Managers $109,140 $65,720 530
22 Purchasing Managers $107,550 $63,940 200
23 General and Operations Managers $107,420 $40,920 9,190
24 Medical and Health Services Managers $105,910 $66,110 1,070
25 Training and Development Managers $103,420 $65,330 100
26 Managers, All Other $101,200 $55,640 830
27 Economists $100,900 $60,280 40
28 Optometrists $100,460 $47,500 90
29 Lawyers $98,750 $46,390 2,580
30 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $98,300 $56,890 130
31 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $96,690 $54,310 230
32 Nurse Practitioners $96,600 $72,790 710
33 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $96,370 $40,830 250
34 Pediatricians, General $95,800 $41,510 190
35 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $95,700 $33,850 130
36 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers $95,620 $58,660 90
37 Biomedical Engineers $95,480 $65,680 40
38 Physician Assistants $94,630 $78,190 630
39 Administrative Services Managers $93,900 $54,480 750
40 Advertising and Promotions Managers $93,840 $41,870 100
41 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $93,140 $47,380 490
42 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $91,650 $54,640 1,000
43 Software Developers, Systems Software $91,060 $45,890 770
44 Chemical Engineers $90,570 $55,470 270
45 Crane and Tower Operators $89,680 $60,830 120
46 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $89,340 $47,710 120
47 Software Developers, Applications $88,770 $54,890 1,600
48 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $88,300 $36,170 130
49 Commercial Pilots $88,240 $54,620 40
50 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $87,730 $44,070 1,330
51 Engineers, All Other $87,590 $52,640 230
52 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $86,470 $54,940 220
53 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $86,400 $49,250 450
54 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $85,500 $39,580 1,280
55 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $85,410 $63,720 520
56 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $85,100 $34,270 450
57 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $83,750 $35,320 90
58 Construction Managers $83,200 $47,540 580
59 Environmental Engineers $83,030 $59,380 340
60 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $82,980 $47,760 720
61 Legislators $82,940 $66,040 370
62 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary $82,710 $41,270 40
63 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $82,560 $42,020 1,540
64 Computer Network Architects $82,510 $49,720 230
65 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers $82,370 $57,120 210
66 Electrical Engineers $81,860 $56,170 510
67 Sales Engineers $81,770 $53,730 140
68 Civil Engineers $81,010 $58,120 720
69 Obstetricians and Gynecologists $80,870 $41,170 80
70 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $80,420 $44,750 80
71 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers $79,960 $48,800 90
72 Court Reporters $79,290 $46,840 50
73 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary $78,710 $40,830 220
74 Art Directors $78,630 $28,200 100
75 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers $77,980 $59,960 160
76 Management Analysts $77,670 $44,780 1,640
77 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $77,650 $53,900 100
78 Operations Research Analysts $77,630 $39,600 260
79 Industrial Engineers $77,540 $50,800 1,150
80 Database Administrators $77,290 $36,860 320
81 Elevator Installers and Repairers $77,190 $46,980 90
82 Information Security Analysts $76,610 $36,470 140
83 Speech-Language Pathologists $76,550 $42,350 1,100
84 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $76,050 $35,620 30
85 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents $75,840 $58,550 40
86 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers $75,130 $65,400 280
87 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $75,050 $40,260 220
88 Mechanical Engineers $74,770 $51,450 1,100
89 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $74,680 $42,740 180
90 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $74,580 $35,100 140
91 Physical Therapists $73,960 $52,420 900
92 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary $73,400 $29,660 520
93 Computer Systems Analysts $73,360 $37,970 1,480
94 Actuaries $72,980 $52,510 40
95 Insurance Underwriters $72,980 $40,190 320
96 Accountants and Auditors $72,250 $41,500 4,520
97 Budget Analysts $72,010 $45,810 130
98 Labor Relations Specialists $71,610 $30,280 630
99 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $71,070 $58,520 110
100 Financial Analysts $71,060 $46,080 880