We combed through the data to identify the profession in California that will get you rich.
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 California. 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 California.
Here’s a quick look at the top ten highest paying jobs in California:
Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 19 on the list of highest paid professions in the Golden State. 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 California job scene here:
We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 762 job classifications in California 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 data on March 30, 2018.
For more reading, check out:
|Rank||Job Title||Average Salary|
|2||Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeons||$262,050|
|6||Obstetricians And Gynecologists||$221,120|
|9||Physicians And Surgeons, All Other||$214,730|
|10||Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers||$207,080|
|11||Dentists, All Other Specialists||$205,630|
|13||Family And General Practitioners||$196,180|
|15||Computer And Information Systems Managers||$174,790|
|16||Architectural And Engineering Managers||$169,100|
|21||Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary||$153,410|
|22||Natural Sciences Managers||$153,330|
|23||Personal Financial Advisors||$141,100|
|24||Public Relations And Fundraising Managers||$140,100|
|25||Human Resources Managers||$139,860|
|26||Managers, All Other||$138,240|
|28||General And Operations Managers||$136,080|
|29||Computer Hardware Engineers||$136,040|
|30||Economics Teachers, Postsecondary||$133,850|
|33||Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary||$132,360|
|36||Training And Development Managers||$130,370|
|37||Law Teachers, Postsecondary||$130,150|
|38||Forestry And Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$130,010|
|39||Air Traffic Controllers||$129,680|
|41||Business Teachers, Postsecondary||$129,090|
|42||Computer Network Architects||$128,770|
|43||Computer And Information Research Scientists||$128,530|
|44||Software Developers, Systems Software||$127,230|
|46||Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers||$126,770|
|47||Software Developers, Applications||$126,470|
|49||Emergency Management Directors||$125,750|
|50||Athletes And Sports Competitors||$123,790|
|51||Mining And Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers||$123,690|
|52||Education Administrators, Postsecondary||$123,630|
|55||Medical And Health Services Managers||$122,500|
|56||Advertising And Promotions Managers||$122,050|
|57||Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||$121,820|
|58||Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$121,310|
|60||First-Line Supervisors Of Fire Fighting And Prevention Workers||$120,250|
|61||Physical Scientists, All Other||$119,710|
|62||Industrial Production Managers||$119,410|
|63||Producers And Directors||$118,830|
|64||Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School||$118,810|
|67||Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$116,970|
|68||Anthropology And Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary||$116,480|
|69||Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary||$116,140|
|70||Marine Engineers And Naval Architects||$115,910|
|72||Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$113,710|
|78||Administrative Services Managers||$112,300|
|82||English Language And Literature Teachers, Postsecondary||$110,400|
|83||Nuclear Medicine Technologists||$109,980|
|84||Psychologists, All Other||$109,600|
|86||Film And Video Editors||$109,070|
|87||Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary||$108,930|
|88||Information Security Analysts||$108,090|
|90||Engineers, All Other||$107,300|
|91||Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors||$106,940|
|92||Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$106,700|
|94||Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary||$105,740|
|95||Biochemists And Biophysicists||$105,460|
|96||History Teachers, Postsecondary||$105,250|
|99||Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers||$104,430|
|100||Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists||$104,070|
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