These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Columbia, SC For 2018

Chris Kolmar
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 Columbia 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 Internists, General are the highest paid people in Columbia.

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

  1. Internists, General
  2. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  3. Dentists, General
  4. Chief Executives
  5. Family and General Practitioners
  6. Pediatricians, General
  7. Education Administrators, Postsecondary
  8. Pharmacists
  9. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  10. Architectural and Engineering Managers

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 3 on the list of highest paid professions in Columbia. 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 Columbia and South Carolina job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Columbia For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 458 job classifications in Columbia 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 Columbia

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Internists, General $232,020 $125,810 120
2 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $203,780 $69,390 680
3 Dentists, General $178,260 $77,450 330
4 Chief Executives $177,960 $59,280 1,010
5 Family and General Practitioners $172,230 $53,940 720
6 Pediatricians, General $171,840 $58,010 50
7 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $121,970 $49,210 350
8 Pharmacists $115,240 $74,050 970
9 Obstetricians and Gynecologists $113,730 $64,590 70
10 Architectural and Engineering Managers $112,090 $64,660 350
11 Computer and Information Systems Managers $109,890 $61,330 1,140
12 Financial Managers $109,710 $58,080 1,260
13 Marketing Managers $109,550 $63,650 260
14 Industrial Production Managers $107,210 $62,100 390
15 General and Operations Managers $107,070 $48,240 4,810
16 Compensation and Benefits Managers $103,660 $65,490 50
17 Sales Managers $103,570 $48,260 770
18 Personal Financial Advisors $101,870 $25,290 420
19 Lawyers $100,670 $52,190 1,860
20 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $100,250 $34,900 680
21 Nuclear Engineers $100,170 $80,720 180
22 Engineers, All Other $98,790 $70,190 50
23 Human Resources Managers $96,920 $56,570 290
24 Transportation Inspectors $94,480 $66,350 30
25 Construction Managers $93,270 $48,900 510
26 Medical and Health Services Managers $91,550 $44,640 980
27 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $90,720 $47,580 600
28 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $90,400 $33,710 210
29 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $90,250 $41,830 190
30 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $89,980 $49,660 60
31 Chiropractors $89,970 $40,100 70
32 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $89,770 $23,600 140
33 Actuaries $89,560 $45,640 50
34 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $89,480 $34,020 340
35 Veterinarians $88,820 $69,080 350
36 Nurse Practitioners $87,970 $67,610 300
37 Industrial Engineers $87,340 $54,250 780
38 Training and Development Managers $86,920 $41,210 210
39 Purchasing Managers $85,440 $50,590 190
40 Advertising and Promotions Managers $84,280 $31,590 40
41 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $84,060 $60,650 750
42 Computer Network Architects $83,990 $43,050 190
43 Electrical Engineers $83,990 $58,210 470
44 Software Developers, Applications $81,480 $52,290 810
45 Administrative Services Managers $80,720 $38,650 620
46 Physician Assistants $80,260 $19,220 220
47 History Teachers, Postsecondary $80,190 $51,000 80
48 Natural Sciences Managers $79,350 $57,900 130
49 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $79,090 $48,960 210
50 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $79,040 $52,970 120
51 Art Directors $78,820 $38,250 40
52 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $78,170 $38,300 100
53 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $77,530 $31,890 110
54 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $76,240 $40,540 830
55 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $76,240 $45,710 1,050
56 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers $75,610 $41,110 60
57 Computer Hardware Engineers $75,450 $50,040 40
58 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $75,100 $35,070 100
59 Education Administrators, All Other $75,070 $48,620 110
60 Occupational Therapists $74,590 $22,810 250
61 Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary $73,280 $31,260 70
62 Information Security Analysts $73,080 $52,220 420
63 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $72,710 $39,850 50
64 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $72,540 $36,590 190
65 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $72,360 $42,250 150
66 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $71,890 $19,520 40
67 Management Analysts $71,700 $36,590 2,930
68 Writers and Authors $71,300 $29,280 70
69 Loan Officers $71,150 $33,810 860
70 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary $70,840 $40,220 230
71 Computer Programmers $70,800 $40,900 1,830
72 Software Developers, Systems Software $69,710 $40,300 790
73 Physical Therapists $69,070 $37,410 490
74 Computer Systems Analysts $68,760 $40,940 1,410
75 Physical Therapist Assistants $68,710 $40,710 300
76 Real Estate Brokers $68,480 $36,090 190
77 Database Administrators $68,230 $34,390 310
78 Materials Engineers $67,880 $35,690 70
79 Mechanical Engineers $67,590 $39,000 570
80 Sales Engineers $67,230 $41,510 90
81 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $67,160 $47,580 170
82 Budget Analysts $66,930 $47,940 90
83 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers $66,760 $35,640 250
84 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health $65,830 $35,700 80
85 Civil Engineers $65,770 $40,250 1,370
86 Environmental Engineers $65,280 $47,640 190
87 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door $65,240 $28,090 80
88 Financial Examiners $65,140 $36,780 100
89 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $64,940 $24,900 40
90 Credit Analysts $64,870 $34,600 140
91 Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary $64,620 $33,500 90
92 Logisticians $64,490 $29,070 250
93 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $63,750 $34,260 350
94 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $63,430 $39,530 200
95 Computer Network Support Specialists $63,200 $39,140 330
96 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $63,110 $38,030 240
97 Operations Research Analysts $63,050 $37,530 250
98 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators $63,000 $33,850 680
99 Chemists $62,800 $37,700 180
100 Speech-Language Pathologists $62,300 $41,960 280