The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Columbus, OH For 2020

by Chris Kolmar
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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2020. This is our fifth 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 Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists are the highest paid people in Columbus.

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

  1. Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists
  2. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  3. Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric
  4. Psychiatrists
  5. Nurse Anesthetists
  6. Dentists, General
  7. Chief Executives
  8. Family Medicine Physicians
  9. Marketing Managers
  10. Optometrists

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 6 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 2020

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 545 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, 2020.

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Columbus

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists $260,380 $153,670 270
2 Obstetricians and Gynecologists $244,240 $153,900 190
3 Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric $219,410 $100,810 2,600
4 Psychiatrists $217,160 $145,290 110
5 Nurse Anesthetists $211,000 $142,650 420
6 Dentists, General $192,710 $57,790 530
7 Chief Executives $182,060 $52,770 1,050
8 Family Medicine Physicians $172,920 $31,910 320
9 Marketing Managers $150,490 $83,310 1,850
10 Optometrists $146,810 $56,440 340
11 Compensation and Benefits Managers $146,540 $88,900 150
12 Podiatrists $144,670 $72,320 60
13 Financial Managers $143,080 $73,330 5,200
14 Computer and Information Systems Managers $140,790 $88,520 3,570
15 Sales Managers $138,690 $68,600 2,360
16 Architectural and Engineering Managers $137,910 $92,830 1,010
17 Human Resources Managers $133,180 $75,310 1,080
18 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $130,370 $66,720 390
19 Purchasing Managers $129,000 $74,500 510
20 Veterinarians $124,780 $64,500 680
21 General and Operations Managers $122,770 $49,010 12,000
22 Physicists $121,520 $71,180 60
23 Natural Sciences Managers $121,210 $69,850 290
24 Training and Development Managers $119,580 $73,400 230
25 Aerospace Engineers $118,820 $71,240 190
26 Chiropractors $117,010 $64,260 300
27 Personal Service Managers, All Other; Entertainment and Recreation Managers, Except Gambling; and Managers, All Other $116,710 $60,170 3,290
28 Lawyers $115,490 $49,080 4,850
29 Industrial Production Managers $114,130 $63,120 1,150
30 Personal Financial Advisors $113,520 $36,670 1,540
31 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $112,660 $39,390 440
32 Pharmacists $111,400 $51,060 2,140
33 Pediatricians, General $108,860 $55,050 300
34 Chemical Engineers $108,790 $58,290 260
35 Commercial Pilots $108,290 $82,810 510
36 Computer Network Architects $107,870 $69,230 1,620
37 Construction Managers $107,420 $55,030 1,820
38 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $107,230 $66,210 80
39 Medical and Health Services Managers $104,570 $58,360 2,880
40 Computer Hardware Engineers $104,460 $62,970 110
41 Emergency Management Directors $104,030 $62,710 70
42 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $103,630 $42,310 190
43 Physician Assistants $103,250 $76,020 540
44 Nurse Practitioners $102,980 $78,000 1,410
45 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $102,510 $49,930 170
46 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $102,080 $55,330 1,020
47 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $101,250 $53,610 1,210
48 Administrative Services and Facilities Managers $100,750 $60,330 2,680
49 Information Security Analysts $99,260 $50,450 1,390
50 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $98,980 $62,930 450
51 Actuaries $98,880 $47,330 560
52 Agricultural Engineers $98,860 $61,180 30
53 Education Administrators, All Other $97,980 $48,670 250
54 Software Developers and Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers $97,580 $63,790 13,360
55 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $97,200 $43,800 750
56 Psychologists, All Other $96,570 $37,920 50
57 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $96,380 $62,290 70
58 Database Administrators and Architects $95,360 $57,770 1,050
59 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary $94,120 $41,240 500
60 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $93,670 $46,060 920
61 Sales Engineers $92,860 $58,000 250
62 Radiation Therapists $92,850 $64,450 40
63 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary $92,550 $51,140 70
64 Biological Scientists, All Other $92,150 $59,000 170
65 Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary $92,040 $59,420 1,630
66 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $91,600 $54,770 920
67 Computer Systems Analysts $90,840 $60,300 7,870
68 First-Line Supervisors of Firefighting and Prevention Workers $90,360 $62,430 550
69 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $90,270 $37,460 410
70 Computer Occupations, All Other $90,010 $47,550 3,810
71 Art Directors $89,450 $45,580 270
72 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $89,100 $27,950 100
73 Environmental Engineers $88,640 $53,130 190
74 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $88,550 $60,470 770
75 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $88,290 $33,690 270
76 Management Analysts $88,240 $50,730 7,130
77 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $87,730 $38,110 410
78 Financial and Investment Analysts, Financial Risk Specialists, and Financial Specialists, All Other $87,570 $51,980 4,920
79 Property Appraisers and Assessors $87,410 $30,390 560
80 Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other $87,370 $33,450 160
81 Engineers, All Other $87,170 $44,440 1,420
82 Physical Therapists $86,980 $61,130 1,170
83 Civil Engineers $86,890 $54,660 1,990
84 Computer Programmers $86,600 $55,190 1,620
85 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $86,390 $45,140 80
86 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $86,250 $54,710 2,400
87 History Teachers, Postsecondary $86,060 $39,170 280
88 Acupuncturists and Healthcare Diagnosing or Treating Practitioners, All Other $85,490 $54,530 80
89 Mechanical Engineers $85,450 $57,130 3,030
90 Industrial Engineers $85,280 $56,890 2,730
91 Data Scientists and Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other $84,140 $44,880 290
92 Statisticians $84,110 $55,370 210
93 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $83,910 $52,850 750
94 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $83,600 $39,950 410
95 Electrical Engineers $82,730 $44,490 1,490
96 Budget Analysts $82,690 $55,530 230
97 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health $82,190 $55,580 790
98 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $82,180 $44,660 1,780
99 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary $81,040 $35,910 320
100 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents $80,760 $68,840 60
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