These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Columbus, GA 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 Columbus 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 Dentists, General are the highest paid people in Columbus.

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

  1. Dentists, General
  2. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  3. Chief Executives
  4. Family and General Practitioners
  5. Lawyers
  6. Architectural and Engineering Managers
  7. Marketing Managers
  8. Financial Managers
  9. Pharmacists
  10. Computer Network Architects

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 1 on the list of highest paid professions in Columbus. 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 Columbus and Georgia job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Columbus For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 316 job classifications in Columbus 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 Columbus

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Dentists, General $253,910 $133,600 30
2 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $206,740 $131,030 170
3 Chief Executives $171,010 $75,440 210
4 Family and General Practitioners $163,370 $56,590 210
5 Lawyers $144,070 $57,350 230
6 Architectural and Engineering Managers $130,340 $77,740 70
7 Marketing Managers $122,780 $58,770 80
8 Financial Managers $121,040 $58,460 380
9 Pharmacists $120,840 $95,760 240
10 Computer Network Architects $116,710 $62,520 110
11 Pediatricians, General $114,160 $54,320 50
12 Personal Financial Advisors $106,940 $41,000 100
13 Sales Managers $106,700 $56,020 250
14 Veterinarians $106,380 $65,350 40
15 Nurse Practitioners $102,760 $80,420 100
16 Electrical Engineers $100,340 $78,880 30
17 Managers, All Other $97,800 $58,060 230
18 Industrial Production Managers $96,060 $66,040 100
19 Human Resources Managers $95,680 $63,210 90
20 Software Developers, Systems Software $95,070 $63,490 410
21 Physician Assistants $92,140 $36,670 100
22 General and Operations Managers $91,330 $37,750 1,950
23 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $91,150 $50,460 60
24 Purchasing Managers $91,040 $65,940 30
25 Medical and Health Services Managers $87,920 $57,620 330
26 Construction Managers $86,800 $44,610 120
27 Speech-Language Pathologists $86,000 $57,430 50
28 Physical Therapists $84,980 $64,590 160
29 Mechanical Engineers $84,290 $53,230 60
30 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $83,480 $63,000 200
31 Database Administrators $83,430 $53,050 100
32 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $83,070 $23,690 50
33 Occupational Therapists $82,070 $58,930 70
34 Industrial Engineers $81,600 $55,080 190
35 Software Developers, Applications $81,230 $50,090 570
36 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $80,850 $43,790 60
37 Computer Programmers $79,970 $56,660 710
38 Administrative Services Managers $79,180 $52,700 260
39 Engineers, All Other $78,740 $42,060 30
40 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $78,730 $63,800 50
41 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $77,190 $33,270 60
42 Information Security Analysts $76,950 $49,500 80
43 Logisticians $75,340 $49,340 140
44 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other $72,320 $50,020 60
45 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $71,990 $39,400 70
46 Accountants and Auditors $70,020 $36,880 790
47 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $69,290 $50,190 40
48 Social and Community Service Managers $68,750 $34,870 70
49 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $68,660 $38,450 60
50 Instructional Coordinators $68,340 $43,100 100
51 Social Workers, All Other $67,640 $40,700 50
52 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $67,610 $41,810 190
53 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $67,330 $44,730 30
54 Technical Writers $65,970 $34,550 70
55 Computer Systems Analysts $65,210 $40,290 390
56 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $65,070 $32,120 90
57 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers $64,830 $48,690 70
58 Computer Occupations, All Other $64,470 $48,830 260
59 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $63,950 $26,520 120
60 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists $63,520 $36,720 50
61 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers $63,260 $33,400 440
62 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $63,070 $44,550 30
63 Business Operations Specialists, All Other $62,900 $32,930 870
64 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators $62,470 $42,020 230
65 Civil Engineers $62,280 $39,930 180
66 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $62,110 $45,310 230
67 Web Developers $61,910 $42,690 70
68 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary $61,660 $40,960 30
69 Interpreters and Translators $61,590 $42,690 310
70 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers $60,730 $43,660 80
71 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers $60,220 $34,510 140
72 Operations Research Analysts $59,310 $29,620 130
73 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists $59,160 $43,570 160
74 Loan Officers $58,910 $35,360 140
75 Compliance Officers $58,860 $31,840 170
76 Registered Nurses $58,730 $42,300 2,480
77 Reporters and Correspondents $58,500 $23,620 50
78 Credit Analysts $58,370 $29,930 50
79 Mechanical Drafters $58,340 $31,460 60
80 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers $58,340 $37,680 340
81 Librarians $58,070 $40,820 100
82 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $57,910 $44,240 30
83 Computer Network Support Specialists $57,890 $38,790 170
84 Health Educators $57,610 $33,730 50
85 Financial Analysts $57,520 $37,540 120
86 Human Resources Specialists $57,180 $30,990 440
87 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers $56,550 $27,700 160
88 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education $56,380 $41,110 520
89 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products $56,270 $32,050 240
90 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians $56,110 $36,040 140
91 Insurance Sales Agents $55,970 $24,090 310
92 Physical Therapist Assistants $55,710 $36,050 60
93 Training and Development Specialists $55,350 $31,060 220
94 Financial Specialists, All Other $54,990 $33,190 70
95 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors $54,850 $33,800 170
96 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers $54,720 $33,200 340
97 Real Estate Brokers $53,790 $32,470 30
98 Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School $53,760 $39,470 170
99 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education $53,340 $39,270 230
100 Public Relations Specialists $53,180 $23,300 120