These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Charlotte, NC For 2018

We combed through the data to identify the profession in Charlotte that will get you rich.

Chris Kolmarby Chris KolmarRankings - 3 days ago

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 Charlotte 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 Surgeons are the highest paid people in Charlotte.

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

  1. Surgeons
  2. Internists, General
  3. Anesthesiologists
  4. Pediatricians, General
  5. Psychiatrists
  6. Family and General Practitioners
  7. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  8. Chief Executives
  9. Dentists, General
  10. Nurse Anesthetists

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 9 on the list of highest paid professions in the Charlotte. 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 Charlotte and North Carolina job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Charlotte For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 569 job classifications in Charlotte 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 Charlotte

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Surgeons $256,160 $172,940 480
2 Internists, General $248,430 $167,870 300
3 Anesthesiologists $245,400 $133,000 120
4 Pediatricians, General $236,940 $110,860 200
5 Psychiatrists $234,360 $139,930 140
6 Family and General Practitioners $233,500 $138,380 650
7 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $226,140 $113,770 1,930
8 Chief Executives $222,910 $110,410 1,610
9 Dentists, General $222,440 $92,920 910
10 Nurse Anesthetists $166,030 $111,970 780
11 Podiatrists $163,840 $105,180 90
12 Financial Managers $152,890 $83,750 7,180
13 Sales Managers $142,220 $63,960 3,020
14 Computer and Information Systems Managers $139,870 $86,350 4,510
15 Compensation and Benefits Managers $139,550 $79,050 160
16 Lawyers $139,080 $46,180 4,060
17 Marketing Managers $136,580 $71,950 2,260
18 Architectural and Engineering Managers $135,970 $87,650 1,130
19 General and Operations Managers $133,280 $55,490 17,640
20 Training and Development Managers $129,670 $70,730 300
21 Human Resources Managers $128,950 $70,370 1,470
22 Optometrists $123,840 $55,450 260
23 Managers, All Other $123,810 $67,130 3,570
24 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $122,590 $30,690 3,830
25 Pharmacists $120,960 $97,420 2,220
26 Natural Sciences Managers $118,730 $71,050 110
27 Sales Engineers $118,650 $55,530 910
28 Advertising and Promotions Managers $117,100 $56,500 220
29 Actuaries $115,260 $57,040 260
30 Purchasing Managers $114,390 $69,720 820
31 Computer Network Architects $110,800 $70,790 1,570
32 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $110,750 $62,440 330
33 Personal Financial Advisors $109,730 $46,120 2,500
34 Administrative Services Managers $109,370 $63,740 1,440
35 Medical and Health Services Managers $108,870 $67,560 1,760
36 Electrical Engineers $107,550 $64,130 1,260
37 Software Developers, Systems Software $107,380 $72,050 4,360
38 Broadcast News Analysts $104,040 $50,540 50
39 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $103,940 $60,390 940
40 Industrial Production Managers $102,190 $64,270 1,390
41 Economists $102,010 $48,410 40
42 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $101,860 $43,120 3,180
43 Nurse Practitioners $100,830 $72,470 780
44 Engineers, All Other $98,810 $63,950 720
45 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $98,390 $57,440 890
46 Construction Managers $97,700 $59,810 3,270
47 Veterinarians $96,960 $49,780 630
48 Information Security Analysts $96,660 $59,080 1,760
49 Chiropractors $96,200 $35,860 260
50 Physician Assistants $95,610 $76,150 710
51 Software Developers, Applications $94,980 $61,790 7,420
52 Chemical Engineers $94,910 $56,530 130
53 Computer Systems Analysts $94,260 $58,100 8,510
54 Computer Hardware Engineers $93,570 $60,870 130
55 Management Analysts $93,470 $49,070 6,970
56 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $92,760 $63,990 920
57 Financial Analysts $92,130 $49,420 4,220
58 Materials Engineers $91,770 $55,140 140
59 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $91,470 $45,840 830
60 Commercial Pilots $91,400 $32,900 320
61 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $91,100 $53,720 230
62 Database Administrators $90,760 $51,670 980
63 Insurance Underwriters $90,540 $46,840 1,330
64 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $89,570 $57,560 30
65 Financial Examiners $89,520 $54,210 1,420
66 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $88,180 $41,410 2,570
67 Credit Analysts $87,940 $46,270 1,640
68 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $87,090 $54,170 50
69 Computer Programmers $87,020 $52,000 2,700
70 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $86,850 $50,990 60
71 Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary $85,560 $59,160 40
72 Audiologists $85,180 $55,550 80
73 Emergency Management Directors $84,970 $53,100 50
74 Mechanical Engineers $84,260 $46,260 2,090
75 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $83,280 $44,560 60
76 Physical Therapists $82,960 $63,340 1,120
77 Psychologists, All Other $82,850 $23,980 60
78 Statisticians $82,410 $48,250 170
79 Environmental Engineers $82,120 $51,950 320
80 Computer Occupations, All Other $81,660 $52,030 610
81 Industrial Engineers $81,000 $53,430 1,910
82 Civil Engineers $80,520 $51,910 1,980
83 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $80,380 $48,470 240
84 Aerospace Engineers $79,980 $52,900 120
85 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $79,940 $47,530 3,060
86 Financial Specialists, All Other $79,670 $44,560 1,030
87 Occupational Therapists $79,220 $51,530 710
88 Transportation Inspectors $79,030 $44,110 40
89 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents $78,610 $62,640 60
90 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $78,450 $42,480 260
91 Accountants and Auditors $77,720 $44,000 11,820
92 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products $77,360 $31,670 16,530
93 Technical Writers $76,710 $51,580 370
94 Loan Officers $76,180 $35,040 4,810
95 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers $75,210 $48,140 130
96 Art Directors $75,020 $42,670 90
97 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other $74,850 $47,740 60
98 Radiation Therapists $74,740 $54,450 80
99 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $74,060 $44,550 140
100 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $73,940 $35,660 210

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