These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Charlottesville, VA 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 Charlottesville 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 Psychiatrists are the highest paid people in Charlottesville.

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

  1. Psychiatrists
  2. Marketing Managers
  3. Chief Executives
  4. Dentists, General
  5. Education Administrators, Postsecondary
  6. Computer and Information Systems Managers
  7. Personal Financial Advisors
  8. Human Resources Managers
  9. Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
  10. Financial Managers

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 4 on the list of highest paid professions in Charlottesville. 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 Charlottesville and Virginia job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Charlottesville For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 313 job classifications in Charlottesville 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 Charlottesville

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Psychiatrists $208,190 $115,770 30
2 Marketing Managers $159,960 $92,390 70
3 Chief Executives $158,510 $17,300 150
4 Dentists, General $154,250 $71,960 100
5 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $144,020 $70,670 160
6 Computer and Information Systems Managers $140,950 $85,610 280
7 Personal Financial Advisors $140,360 $47,260 250
8 Human Resources Managers $134,910 $84,450 90
9 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $134,330 $84,510 60
10 Financial Managers $130,180 $71,180 290
11 Architectural and Engineering Managers $127,190 $99,930 100
12 Physicists $120,810 $84,480 50
13 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $120,420 $35,700 160
14 Veterinarians $120,280 $62,390 80
15 Training and Development Managers $120,280 $84,960 50
16 Computer Hardware Engineers $120,210 $76,130 50
17 Pharmacists $120,080 $104,400 290
18 Natural Sciences Managers $119,450 $66,140 60
19 Management Analysts $119,100 $49,510 550
20 Sales Managers $117,940 $45,280 100
21 Lawyers $116,190 $63,310 360
22 Managers, All Other $115,660 $71,930 300
23 Purchasing Managers $115,560 $80,920 40
24 General and Operations Managers $113,190 $45,040 1,310
25 Computer and Information Research Scientists $112,620 $74,540 30
26 Medical and Health Services Managers $111,770 $53,830 280
27 Financial Analysts $111,700 $49,510 160
28 Biochemists and Biophysicists $110,540 $54,810 120
29 Electrical Engineers $102,520 $66,620 100
30 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $101,390 $53,320 1,080
31 Education Administrators, All Other $100,650 $66,050 30
32 Microbiologists $100,360 $44,770 100
33 Optometrists $99,270 $60,150 80
34 Computer Network Architects $98,990 $57,000 150
35 Nurse Practitioners $97,870 $73,640 220
36 Computer Systems Analysts $96,850 $44,730 460
37 Construction Managers $96,450 $65,500 140
38 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $96,140 $62,020 140
39 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other $95,680 $70,270 310
40 Physical Scientists, All Other $95,520 $69,370 90
41 Computer Occupations, All Other $94,490 $68,660 300
42 Information Security Analysts $93,720 $67,750 130
43 Biomedical Engineers $93,410 $55,020 40
44 Software Developers, Applications $89,790 $59,060 610
45 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers $89,350 $44,170 80
46 Engineers, All Other $89,260 $48,420 60
47 Administrative Services Managers $86,640 $55,000 130
48 Industrial Engineers $85,640 $63,800 60
49 Software Developers, Systems Software $84,480 $53,710 580
50 Physical Therapists $84,230 $63,120 240
51 Art Directors $82,870 $34,000 30
52 Occupational Therapists $82,860 $55,790 110
53 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $81,650 $40,170 140
54 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $80,400 $52,580 220
55 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $79,980 $41,850 110
56 Mechanical Engineers $79,930 $45,630 80
57 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $79,560 $57,500 360
58 Chemists $79,280 $37,830 30
59 Computer Programmers $78,760 $50,090 160
60 Dental Hygienists $77,770 $57,640 160
61 Public Relations Specialists $77,340 $37,360 240
62 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $77,140 $54,380 60
63 Speech-Language Pathologists $76,930 $52,420 70
64 Producers and Directors $76,480 $32,810 70
65 Database Administrators $76,390 $40,270 140
66 Accountants and Auditors $75,860 $43,440 1,110
67 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $75,810 $42,900 100
68 Social and Community Service Managers $75,190 $43,200 130
69 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $74,680 $56,070 40
70 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $74,070 $45,740 140
71 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $73,550 $50,050 250
72 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health $73,400 $42,490 70
73 Technical Writers $72,590 $40,250 90
74 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $71,950 $38,980 70
75 Business Operations Specialists, All Other $71,900 $46,330 1,000
76 Civil Engineers $71,790 $43,330 100
77 Logisticians $70,980 $46,680 40
78 Cost Estimators $70,720 $41,060 210
79 Budget Analysts $70,540 $48,640 90
80 Operations Research Analysts $69,740 $41,000 70
81 Chiropractors $69,550 $48,950 50
82 Editors $69,420 $36,980 520
83 Compliance Officers $67,740 $39,010 200
84 Physician Assistants $67,560 $29,460 80
85 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education $67,280 $42,560 730
86 Instructional Coordinators $67,080 $44,490 160
87 Food Service Managers $66,580 $35,300 140
88 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other $66,310 $33,500 550
89 Web Developers $65,590 $35,780 190
90 Registered Nurses $65,380 $44,880 3,130
91 Urban and Regional Planners $64,760 $43,820 50
92 Librarians $64,040 $41,490 190
93 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education $63,800 $39,980 1,140
94 Athletic Trainers $63,790 $37,940 60
95 Training and Development Specialists $62,950 $38,550 190
96 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products $62,930 $39,150 200
97 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education $62,340 $39,640 540
98 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $61,830 $42,470 70
99 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers $61,760 $39,570 60
100 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $61,520 $37,020 70