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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:
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:
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.
For more reading, check out:
|Rank||Job Title||Average Salary|
|1||Physicians and Surgeons, All Other||$211,550|
|6||Family and General Practitioners||$145,780|
|7||Computer and Information Systems Managers||$127,580|
|9||Architectural and Engineering Managers||$116,630|
|10||Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers||$112,110|
|12||Industrial Production Managers||$109,770|
|14||Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers||$107,100|
|15||Natural Sciences Managers||$103,230|
|16||Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||$102,490|
|17||Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents||$102,140|
|18||Personal Financial Advisors||$102,090|
|20||Education Administrators, Postsecondary||$101,010|
|24||General and Operations Managers||$98,380|
|25||Medical and Health Services Managers||$97,730|
|26||Human Resources Managers||$97,370|
|28||Software Developers, Applications||$96,210|
|30||Training and Development Managers||$92,440|
|32||Computer and Information Research Scientists||$91,880|
|33||Managers, All Other||$90,850|
|34||Detectives and Criminal Investigators||$90,840|
|35||Public Relations and Fundraising Managers||$90,280|
|38||Computer Network Architects||$87,030|
|39||Computer Occupations, All Other||$85,260|
|41||Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School||$83,080|
|45||Administrative Services Managers||$80,430|
|49||Biological Scientists, All Other||$79,920|
|51||Network and Computer Systems Administrators||$79,780|
|52||Engineers, All Other||$79,650|
|53||Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products||$79,500|
|55||Computer Systems Analysts||$77,140|
|56||Information Security Analysts||$76,750|
|57||First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers||$76,490|
|58||Software Developers, Systems Software||$76,470|
|60||Business Operations Specialists, All Other||$74,750|
|61||Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers||$74,410|
|63||Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians||$73,340|
|65||Broadcast News Analysts||$71,480|
|68||Teachers and Instructors, All Other, Except Substitute Teachers||$70,290|
|71||Nuclear Medicine Technologists||$70,020|
|73||Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic||$69,890|
|76||First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers||$69,320|
|81||Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists||$67,540|
|83||Legal Support Workers, All Other||$66,610|
|85||Diagnostic Medical Sonographers||$65,910|
|86||Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products||$65,370|
|88||Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic||$64,710|
|90||Architects, Except Landscape and Naval||$64,080|
|91||Writers and Authors||$64,010|
|92||Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay||$63,630|
|93||Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers||$63,570|
|94||Urban and Regional Planners||$63,320|
|95||First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives||$62,960|
|96||Real Estate Brokers||$62,910|
|97||Healthcare Social Workers||$61,740|
|98||Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians||$61,340|
|99||Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic||$61,280|
|100||Accountants and Auditors||$60,980|
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