These jobs make the big bucks in the Windy City.
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 Chicago 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 Chicago.
Here’s a quick look at the top ten highest paying jobs in Chicago:
Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 15 on the list of highest paid professions in the Chicago. 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 Chicago and Illinois job scene here:
We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 633 job classifications in Chicago 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|
|2||Obstetricians and Gynecologists||$211,500|
|4||Family and General Practitioners||$182,930|
|6||Physicians and Surgeons, All Other||$173,810|
|9||Law Teachers, Postsecondary||$149,420|
|12||Computer and Information Systems Managers||$132,570|
|19||General and Operations Managers||$122,360|
|21||Air Traffic Controllers||$115,650|
|23||Computer Network Architects||$113,780|
|24||Public Relations and Fundraising Managers||$111,560|
|26||Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers||$110,910|
|27||Personal Financial Advisors||$110,420|
|28||Compensation and Benefits Managers||$109,910|
|31||Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School||$107,660|
|32||Atmospheric and Space Scientists||$107,250|
|33||Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents||$106,940|
|34||Medical and Health Services Managers||$106,690|
|36||Natural Sciences Managers||$105,950|
|37||Human Resources Managers||$105,590|
|38||Software Developers, Systems Software||$104,880|
|39||First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives||$104,580|
|42||Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||$103,970|
|45||Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes||$101,060|
|46||Education Administrators, Postsecondary||$100,910|
|48||Managers, All Other||$100,560|
|49||First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers||$100,500|
|50||Computer Hardware Engineers||$99,590|
|51||Industrial Production Managers||$98,930|
|52||Training and Development Managers||$98,110|
|54||Detectives and Criminal Investigators||$97,670|
|55||Athletes and Sports Competitors||$96,070|
|57||Computer and Information Research Scientists||$95,090|
|58||Physical Scientists, All Other||$94,850|
|60||Biological Scientists, All Other||$94,780|
|64||Engineers, All Other||$94,270|
|65||Information Security Analysts||$94,090|
|68||Advertising and Promotions Managers||$93,360|
|70||Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$91,970|
|71||Software Developers, Applications||$91,530|
|73||Hoist and Winch Operators||$91,100|
|74||History Teachers, Postsecondary||$91,030|
|75||Computer Occupations, All Other||$90,590|
|76||Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers||$90,270|
|78||Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health||$89,520|
|79||Physics Teachers, Postsecondary||$89,220|
|81||Structural Iron and Steel Workers||$88,750|
|82||Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$88,720|
|84||Producers and Directors||$88,320|
|85||Computer Systems Analysts||$88,230|
|86||Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$87,950|
|88||Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary||$87,100|
|89||Life Scientists, All Other||$87,090|
|91||Operations Research Analysts||$85,660|
|92||Network and Computer Systems Administrators||$84,690|
|95||Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers||$84,140|
|96||Urban and Regional Planners||$84,100|
|97||Elevator Installers and Repairers||$84,030|
|98||Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other||$83,540|
|99||Geography Teachers, Postsecondary||$83,390|
|100||First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers||$82,840|
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