These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Charleston, SC 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 Charleston 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 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other are the highest paid people in Charleston.

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

  1. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  2. Dentists, General
  3. Internists, General
  4. Chief Executives
  5. Nurse Anesthetists
  6. Family and General Practitioners
  7. Computer and Information Systems Managers
  8. Pharmacists
  9. Architectural and Engineering Managers
  10. Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 2 on the list of highest paid professions in Charleston. 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 Charleston and South Carolina job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Charleston For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 427 job classifications in Charleston 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 Charleston

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $211,550 $59,970 350
2 Dentists, General $210,810 $93,380 410
3 Internists, General $197,110 $142,470 50
4 Chief Executives $160,890 $27,030 740
5 Nurse Anesthetists $146,440 $42,200 180
6 Family and General Practitioners $145,780 $66,810 400
7 Computer and Information Systems Managers $127,580 $69,590 590
8 Pharmacists $118,290 $86,730 990
9 Architectural and Engineering Managers $116,630 $79,840 530
10 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $112,110 $51,940 270
11 Financial Managers $111,970 $63,100 750
12 Industrial Production Managers $109,770 $58,270 380
13 Veterinarians $108,350 $73,400 110
14 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers $107,100 $67,880 50
15 Natural Sciences Managers $103,230 $49,260 70
16 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $102,490 $73,530 610
17 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $102,140 $31,210 240
18 Personal Financial Advisors $102,090 $31,600 470
19 Sales Engineers $101,480 $59,550 50
20 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $101,010 $42,710 460
21 Marketing Managers $100,030 $36,980 270
22 Nurse Practitioners $99,460 $71,910 240
23 Sales Managers $99,340 $41,950 640
24 General and Operations Managers $98,380 $42,460 4,920
25 Medical and Health Services Managers $97,730 $57,800 1,000
26 Human Resources Managers $97,370 $60,340 240
27 Construction Managers $96,820 $53,830 540
28 Software Developers, Applications $96,210 $52,500 760
29 Purchasing Managers $93,660 $47,950 140
30 Training and Development Managers $92,440 $55,240 150
31 Physician Assistants $92,300 $55,410 340
32 Computer and Information Research Scientists $91,880 $68,610 300
33 Managers, All Other $90,850 $49,570 220
34 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $90,840 $38,650 120
35 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $90,280 $50,320 70
36 Nuclear Engineers $89,890 $59,850 230
37 Mechanical Engineers $87,470 $55,550 570
38 Computer Network Architects $87,030 $51,900 580
39 Computer Occupations, All Other $85,260 $55,110 580
40 Lawyers $84,210 $34,230 1,060
41 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $83,080 $61,560 540
42 Chemists $82,290 $43,620 90
43 Database Administrators $81,690 $44,330 170
44 Materials Engineers $80,450 $54,030 180
45 Administrative Services Managers $80,430 $40,010 540
46 Industrial Engineers $80,310 $51,750 1,030
47 Loan Officers $80,200 $35,680 620
48 Electrical Engineers $80,010 $52,350 220
49 Biological Scientists, All Other $79,920 $60,510 80
50 Occupational Therapists $79,790 $62,650 160
51 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $79,780 $46,690 890
52 Engineers, All Other $79,650 $46,950 260
53 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $79,500 $37,750 360
54 Physical Therapists $78,100 $57,230 450
55 Computer Systems Analysts $77,140 $41,760 1,920
56 Information Security Analysts $76,750 $45,030 310
57 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $76,490 $34,440 650
58 Software Developers, Systems Software $76,470 $43,650 450
59 Computer Programmers $75,040 $47,410 700
60 Business Operations Specialists, All Other $74,750 $35,540 960
61 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers $74,410 $28,550 200
62 Management Analysts $73,450 $42,940 1,940
63 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians $73,340 $44,390 400
64 Environmental Engineers $72,480 $43,410 200
65 Broadcast News Analysts $71,480 $34,010 40
66 Speech-Language Pathologists $70,530 $43,330 240
67 Ship Engineers $70,530 $43,750 60
68 Teachers and Instructors, All Other, Except Substitute Teachers $70,290 $53,470 1,330
69 Dental Hygienists $70,290 $48,000 500
70 Civil Engineers $70,190 $35,340 1,290
71 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $70,020 $54,040 50
72 Optometrists $69,900 $27,620 80
73 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic $69,890 $31,480 120
74 Mechanical Drafters $69,750 $39,010 150
75 Compliance Officers $69,640 $35,820 590
76 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers $69,320 $39,440 1,710
77 Web Developers $68,850 $34,750 230
78 Registered Nurses $68,310 $49,680 9,560
79 Logisticians $67,890 $43,370 1,000
80 Conservation Scientists $67,630 $36,130 30
81 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $67,540 $33,080 110
82 Financial Analysts $67,350 $41,730 290
83 Legal Support Workers, All Other $66,610 $42,210 40
84 Technical Writers $66,280 $46,950 130
85 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $65,910 $52,450 100
86 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products $65,370 $36,530 630
87 Credit Analysts $64,920 $36,090 90
88 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic $64,710 $20,660 60
89 Statisticians $64,100 $39,880 70
90 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $64,080 $33,590 250
91 Writers and Authors $64,010 $36,480 100
92 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay $63,630 $44,440 60
93 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers $63,570 $35,090 260
94 Urban and Regional Planners $63,320 $41,290 110
95 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $62,960 $42,210 320
96 Real Estate Brokers $62,910 $24,720 230
97 Healthcare Social Workers $61,740 $41,200 400
98 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians $61,340 $44,620 200
99 Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic $61,280 $33,780 90
100 Accountants and Auditors $60,980 $31,530 2,480