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

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

  1. Internists, General
  2. Surgeons
  3. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  4. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  5. Chief Executives
  6. Psychiatrists
  7. Dentists, General
  8. Family and General Practitioners
  9. Pediatricians, General
  10. Nurse Anesthetists

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 7 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 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 552 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 Internists, General $258,470 $92,230 810
2 Surgeons $244,720 $106,390 680
3 Obstetricians and Gynecologists $242,740 $154,620 190
4 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $234,230 $59,120 2,230
5 Chief Executives $206,940 $86,790 1,330
6 Psychiatrists $204,290 $129,310 130
7 Dentists, General $199,180 $106,960 530
8 Family and General Practitioners $175,850 $61,180 580
9 Pediatricians, General $165,480 $113,950 400
10 Nurse Anesthetists $145,730 $116,460 450
11 Marketing Managers $136,220 $75,800 1,290
12 Computer and Information Systems Managers $133,040 $68,070 3,510
13 Financial Managers $132,830 $63,020 4,630
14 Podiatrists $127,290 $93,240 120
15 Purchasing Managers $126,670 $73,420 530
16 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $125,320 $57,900 70
17 Architectural and Engineering Managers $125,090 $84,070 1,250
18 Compensation and Benefits Managers $122,150 $67,020 120
19 Human Resources Managers $117,120 $66,570 920
20 Sales Managers $114,630 $63,550 2,480
21 General and Operations Managers $114,330 $42,500 12,460
22 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $113,730 $62,750 540
23 Real Estate Brokers $111,870 $50,590 310
24 Natural Sciences Managers $111,430 $65,260 170
25 Lawyers $110,810 $58,030 3,570
26 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $110,700 $55,190 1,090
27 Physician Assistants $110,310 $82,770 580
28 Optometrists $110,020 $58,150 280
29 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $108,880 $29,840 220
30 Pharmacists $108,530 $79,780 2,120
31 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $108,060 $55,000 100
32 Training and Development Managers $107,860 $61,320 190
33 Advertising and Promotions Managers $106,590 $57,750 170
34 Veterinarians $105,650 $67,440 590
35 Software Developers, Systems Software $103,700 $70,650 1,470
36 Medical and Health Services Managers $102,460 $59,430 2,990
37 Managers, All Other $101,800 $53,420 2,110
38 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $101,260 $57,350 70
39 Construction Managers $101,160 $56,320 1,880
40 Geography Teachers, Postsecondary $100,750 $53,610 30
41 Computer Hardware Engineers $100,350 $49,420 70
42 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $98,380 $49,050 250
43 Computer Network Architects $98,000 $65,060 1,820
44 Nurse Practitioners $96,810 $74,640 1,050
45 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $96,030 $44,770 410
46 Industrial Production Managers $93,410 $53,740 1,390
47 Administrative Services Managers $93,220 $55,050 2,300
48 Art Directors $93,140 $52,100 320
49 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $92,870 $39,690 130
50 Sales Engineers $92,260 $57,350 260
51 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $91,730 $50,230 120
52 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $91,540 $41,930 1,460
53 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $91,410 $55,200 1,070
54 Statisticians $90,920 $51,640 200
55 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $90,740 $34,070 1,390
56 Software Developers, Applications $90,590 $59,200 9,880
57 Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary $90,040 $48,860 170
58 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers $89,830 $52,710 110
59 Psychologists, All Other $89,250 $72,040 30
60 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers $88,750 $54,200 50
61 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $88,580 $58,920 470
62 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $88,530 $44,990 420
63 Database Administrators $87,830 $53,500 1,110
64 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $87,230 $57,480 1,550
65 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $87,060 $40,510 4,310
66 Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary $86,220 $47,950 70
67 Materials Engineers $85,500 $52,420 220
68 Chemical Engineers $85,290 $63,370 90
69 Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other $85,240 $51,620 90
70 Information Security Analysts $85,030 $52,660 1,030
71 Environmental Engineers $83,080 $53,580 150
72 Computer Occupations, All Other $83,050 $47,700 1,530
73 Computer Systems Analysts $83,030 $52,750 9,710
74 Emergency Management Directors $82,890 $47,840 70
75 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $82,250 $34,280 170
76 Chiropractors $81,750 $52,560 200
77 Operations Research Analysts $81,720 $46,530 970
78 Management Analysts $81,520 $43,430 5,100
79 Agricultural Engineers $81,360 $55,290 40
80 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers $81,120 $58,370 450
81 Electrical Engineers $80,900 $58,560 1,050
82 Industrial Engineers $80,650 $52,440 1,820
83 Mechanical Engineers $80,460 $54,000 4,110
84 Engineers, All Other $80,270 $46,260 870
85 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary $79,990 $48,020 500
86 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $79,730 $53,070 710
87 Civil Engineers $79,630 $51,160 1,810
88 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other $79,540 $49,890 190
89 Power Distributors and Dispatchers $79,030 $52,250 90
90 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $78,910 $20,140 90
91 Radiation Therapists $78,240 $55,010 40
92 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay $76,470 $65,000 50
93 Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary $76,310 $39,390 70
94 Physical Therapists $76,270 $56,400 1,210
95 Budget Analysts $75,740 $55,640 410
96 Chemists $75,530 $42,770 440
97 Hydrologists $75,480 $53,450 160
98 Transportation Inspectors $75,450 $43,830 210
99 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $74,670 $35,030 310
100 Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other $74,620 $40,680 90

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