The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Columbus, OH For 2022

By Chris Kolmar - Apr. 11, 2022

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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2022. This is our sixth time ranking the highest paying jobs in Columbus

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 Emergency Medicine Physicians are the highest paid people in Columbus.

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

  1. Emergency Medicine Physicians
  2. Anesthesiologists
  3. Orthopedic Surgeons, Except Pediatric
  4. Psychiatrists
  5. Physicians, All Other
  6. Family Medicine Physicians
  7. Athletes and Sports Competitors
  8. Neurologists
  9. Chief Executives
  10. General Internal Medicine Physicians

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 11 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 Ohio job scene here:

How we determined the highest paid jobs in Columbus For 2022

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 593 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 29, 2022.

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Columbus

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Emergency Medicine Physicians $329,430 $66,000 170
2 Anesthesiologists $324,210 $164,680 250
3 Orthopedic Surgeons, Except Pediatric $316,680 $166,360 230
4 Psychiatrists $226,640 $66,840 130
5 Physicians, All Other $213,570 $62,240 2,460
6 Family Medicine Physicians $208,330 $63,140 470
7 Athletes and Sports Competitors $201,290 $73,000 150
8 Neurologists $198,640 $66,980 30
9 Chief Executives $195,050 $38,720 1,070
10 General Internal Medicine Physicians $195,010 $66,840 230
11 Dentists, General $192,970 $96,180 550
12 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers $190,670 $103,340 470
13 Nurse Anesthetists $184,540 $140,770 540
14 Podiatrists $146,730 $61,000 50
15 Computer and Information Systems Managers $146,450 $95,040 3,130
16 Marketing Managers $144,570 $80,880 1,510
17 Architectural and Engineering Managers $144,340 $99,070 860
18 Financial Managers $142,300 $78,930 4,740
19 Advertising and Promotions Managers $141,620 $65,870 70
20 Sales Managers $139,800 $61,330 2,890
21 Physicists $139,300 $67,480 60
22 Commercial Pilots $137,300 $63,460 1,180
23 Compensation and Benefits Managers $135,150 $77,520 140
24 Human Resources Managers $133,850 $78,250 1,010
25 Purchasing Managers $131,990 $79,640 400
26 Public Relations Managers $127,760 $74,790 230
27 Natural Sciences Managers $126,140 $75,110 210
28 Lawyers $125,850 $49,750 4,110
29 Managers, All Other $122,090 $63,530 2,300
30 Pharmacists $121,670 $96,030 2,180
31 Training and Development Managers $120,010 $74,880 220
32 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $119,700 $33,550 1,460
33 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $118,370 $59,780 1,050
34 Computer Network Architects $115,580 $78,090 1,210
35 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $114,980 $50,010 540
36 Personal Financial Advisors $114,720 $50,370 1,490
37 General and Operations Managers $114,460 $46,860 17,610
38 Optometrists $114,390 $47,950 230
39 Industrial Production Managers $113,880 $62,700 1,340
40 Physician Assistants $113,830 $80,680 700
41 Economists $113,450 $64,400 60
42 Aerospace Engineers $113,280 $61,200 220
43 Nurse Practitioners $112,120 $95,970 1,520
44 Medical and Health Services Managers $111,850 $60,340 3,320
45 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $111,240 $49,210 920
46 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $110,220 $49,460 730
47 Construction Managers $110,090 $60,900 1,400
48 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $109,740 $40,450 110
49 Actuaries $108,360 $61,980 280
50 Fundraising Managers $106,890 $62,500 140
51 Software Developers $106,170 $62,910 13,730
52 Financial Risk Specialists $104,680 $62,890 740
53 Chemical Engineers $104,090 $62,390 230
54 Electrical Engineers $103,280 $60,950 1,120
55 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $102,290 $60,610 1,620
56 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $102,220 $39,470 420
57 Information Security Analysts $102,200 $49,170 1,230
58 Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers $101,180 $59,050 110
59 Computer Occupations, All Other $101,150 $50,860 2,430
60 Sales Engineers $99,330 $51,010 170
61 Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary $99,210 $59,460 60
62 Veterinarians $98,940 $37,840 770
63 Chiropractors $98,310 $47,860 100
64 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $97,810 $49,160 530
65 Art Directors $97,630 $49,330 360
66 Database Architects $97,510 $78,110 500
67 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $97,430 $50,540 280
68 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $96,850 $62,070 960
69 Materials Scientists $96,750 $61,910 100
70 Clinical and Counseling Psychologists $96,540 $38,460 450
71 Physical Therapists $96,160 $63,850 1,590
72 Computer Systems Analysts $96,040 $61,060 5,740
73 Administrative Services Managers $95,800 $60,370 2,280
74 Environmental Engineers $95,210 $60,740 190
75 Psychologists, All Other $95,100 $39,090 50
76 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $95,080 $62,560 610
77 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $94,980 $52,230 110
78 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary $94,470 $49,230 190
79 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $94,450 $47,820 80
80 Facilities Managers $94,080 $59,140 850
81 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $93,840 $39,020 340
82 Engineers, All Other $93,740 $48,690 900
83 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $93,720 $48,400 210
84 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $93,410 $49,470 280
85 Communications Teachers, Postsecondary $92,300 $49,340 270
86 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $91,790 $39,930 480
87 First-Line Supervisors of Firefighting and Prevention Workers $91,750 $60,890 510
88 Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary $91,550 $48,260 1,730
89 Food Scientists and Technologists $91,530 $62,260 250
90 Management Analysts $91,500 $49,780 7,750
91 Operations Research Analysts $91,420 $49,080 1,210
92 Database Administrators $91,380 $48,190 710
93 Data Scientists $91,250 $49,300 760
94 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $90,830 $50,660 100
95 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $90,600 $50,690 110
96 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $90,440 $49,120 3,080
97 Materials Engineers $89,950 $60,750 170
98 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $89,840 $47,790 2,460
99 Industrial Engineers $89,680 $60,750 1,830
100 Surgical Assistants $89,110 $36,910 50

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Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar is a co-founder of Zippia and the editor-in-chief of the Zippia career advice blog. He has hired over 50 people in his career, been hired five times, and wants to help you land your next job. His research has been featured on the New York Times, Thrillist, VOX, The Atlantic, and a host of local news. More recently, he's been quoted on USA Today, BusinessInsider, and CNBC.

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