These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Charleston, WV 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. Nurse Anesthetists
  3. Chief Executives
  4. Dentists, General
  5. Pharmacists
  6. Architectural and Engineering Managers
  7. Chemical Engineers
  8. Medical and Health Services Managers
  9. Lawyers
  10. Sales Managers

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 4 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 West Virginia 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 323 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 $188,540 $54,170 580
2 Nurse Anesthetists $171,660 $135,160 190
3 Chief Executives $154,710 $56,750 250
4 Dentists, General $147,120 $79,950 100
5 Pharmacists $122,650 $31,330 360
6 Architectural and Engineering Managers $118,960 $79,020 60
7 Chemical Engineers $109,760 $67,630 100
8 Medical and Health Services Managers $107,100 $52,850 180
9 Lawyers $103,880 $59,110 880
10 Sales Managers $100,630 $46,920 140
11 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $95,330 $53,980 60
12 Industrial Production Managers $94,000 $48,350 60
13 Construction Managers $93,480 $59,440 90
14 Veterinarians $91,580 $63,750 40
15 Nurse Practitioners $90,430 $72,570 130
16 Marketing Managers $88,940 $51,160 50
17 Education Administrators, All Other $87,660 $55,830 50
18 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $86,300 $54,060 100
19 Managers, All Other $85,180 $18,940 320
20 General and Operations Managers $85,180 $39,100 2,420
21 Financial Managers $84,470 $45,340 330
22 Mechanical Engineers $84,270 $47,180 80
23 Occupational Therapists $83,860 $59,050 180
24 Human Resources Managers $83,740 $53,570 70
25 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $82,280 $44,520 90
26 Physician Assistants $81,870 $35,810 140
27 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $81,070 $29,760 70
28 Physical Therapists $80,970 $63,290 120
29 Software Developers, Applications $80,650 $65,130 70
30 Financial Examiners $80,530 $40,480 40
31 Industrial Engineers $80,060 $53,910 50
32 Electrical Engineers $80,010 $51,800 50
33 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $79,780 $51,870 70
34 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $78,180 $55,180 50
35 Computer and Information Systems Managers $78,000 $52,820 150
36 Computer Network Architects $77,650 $45,780 50
37 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $77,480 $54,940 130
38 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $77,430 $26,970 140
39 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $76,770 $50,440 50
40 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $74,950 $18,910 60
41 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $74,770 $33,420 240
42 Logisticians $74,400 $44,410 50
43 Insurance Sales Agents $73,710 $22,950 440
44 Civil Engineers $73,300 $46,780 470
45 Environmental Engineers $71,510 $44,280 50
46 Computer Systems Analysts $71,170 $35,280 100
47 Producers and Directors $70,340 $28,970 50
48 Insurance Underwriters $70,150 $35,110 120
49 Business Operations Specialists, All Other $68,980 $27,140 540
50 Software Developers, Systems Software $68,940 $34,770 80
51 Surveyors $68,870 $35,600 70
52 Engineers, All Other $68,850 $42,130 40
53 Instructional Coordinators $68,760 $54,330 170
54 Social and Community Service Managers $68,070 $41,750 80
55 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $67,340 $44,280 50
56 Computer Occupations, All Other $66,990 $32,320 160
57 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $66,570 $39,860 270
58 Management Analysts $65,390 $28,250 380
59 Database Administrators $64,890 $36,400 100
60 Administrative Services Managers $64,850 $41,910 410
61 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $64,710 $38,210 190
62 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers $64,460 $38,560 710
63 Cost Estimators $63,850 $41,830 210
64 Gas Plant Operators $62,740 $43,950 190
65 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $61,490 $50,280 30
66 Chemists $61,370 $30,410 90
67 Personal Financial Advisors $61,290 $26,730 130
68 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists $60,890 $49,160 40
69 Speech-Language Pathologists $60,500 $40,660 210
70 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders $60,350 $42,550 470
71 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $60,040 $28,160 130
72 Public Relations Specialists $59,650 $30,870 180
73 Dietitians and Nutritionists $59,610 $34,530 60
74 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers $59,350 $45,090 190
75 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators $59,100 $36,330 410
76 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $58,990 $30,770 50
77 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other $58,910 $29,090 460
78 Electricians $58,830 $34,940 600
79 Accountants and Auditors $58,670 $34,770 1,050
80 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers $58,640 $20,030 90
81 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators $58,640 $46,360 90
82 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers $58,510 $37,060 80
83 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers $58,490 $32,830 340
84 Mechanical Drafters $58,440 $36,720 50
85 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $58,420 $18,420 150
86 Continuous Mining Machine Operators $58,310 $42,150 260
87 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers $57,290 $32,800 500
88 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door $57,210 $33,320 70
89 Dental Hygienists $56,640 $46,580 210
90 Registered Nurses $56,570 $41,380 4,050
91 Occupational Therapy Assistants $56,470 $44,490 110
92 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks $56,030 $40,330 100
93 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $55,120 $42,780 60
94 Computer Programmers $54,550 $38,590 300
95 Budget Analysts $54,010 $33,670 50
96 Financial Specialists, All Other $53,830 $32,380 60
97 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products $53,380 $29,430 80
98 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians $53,060 $49,210 40
99 Financial Analysts $52,170 $35,340 100
100 Human Resources Specialists $51,940 $28,610 330