These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Connecticut 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 Connecticut. 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 Anesthesiologists are the highest paid people in Connecticut.

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

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

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 7 on the list of highest paid professions in the Constitution State. 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.

How we determined the highest paid jobs in Connecticut For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 616 job classifications in Connecticut 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 data on March 30, 2018.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Connecticut

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Anesthesiologists $269,350 $124,320 510
2 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $266,640 $140,800 600
3 Internists, General $252,740 $163,870 660
4 Psychiatrists $242,740 $119,850 630
5 Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeons $235,710 $52,590 60
6 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other $217,660 $64,230 6,060
7 Dentists, General $212,840 $87,970 1,200
8 Chief Executives $210,320 $72,890 1,450
9 Family And General Practitioners $203,640 $68,850 990
10 Pediatricians, General $186,860 $89,740 590
11 Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates $169,110 $90,140 240
12 Natural Sciences Managers $168,770 $87,000 750
13 Nurse Anesthetists $167,920 $59,960 630
14 Financial Managers $159,970 $77,490 15,280
15 Lawyers $152,540 $69,900 7,070
16 Marketing Managers $151,150 $77,900 5,430
17 Architectural And Engineering Managers $149,140 $99,150 3,410
18 Compensation And Benefits Managers $148,990 $87,800 310
19 General And Operations Managers $147,770 $57,070 31,660
20 Computer And Information Systems Managers $147,740 $87,050 8,060
21 Sales Managers $147,390 $73,220 6,870
22 Optometrists $138,850 $66,140 250
23 Personal Financial Advisors $137,120 $53,020 4,790
24 Human Resources Managers $136,120 $71,220 2,380
25 Medical And Health Services Managers $132,600 $74,820 5,440
26 Real Estate Brokers $129,730 $46,140 140
27 Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School $128,690 $76,070 3,960
28 Actuaries $127,380 $70,640 790
29 Training And Development Managers $126,990 $78,570 790
30 Purchasing Managers $126,720 $72,660 1,400
31 Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents $126,080 $41,510 6,560
32 Pharmacists $123,610 $94,640 2,810
33 Managers, All Other $123,300 $58,790 6,380
34 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $121,780 $68,230 980
35 Materials Scientists $121,650 $78,830 40
36 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $120,860 $60,210 1,430
37 Computer Network Architects $120,700 $71,540 1,680
38 Industrial Production Managers $119,830 $73,530 3,030
39 Nurse Practitioners $118,500 $84,540 2,220
40 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $116,640 $60,820 180
41 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $116,360 $56,890 220
42 Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers $115,820 $50,750 80
43 Physician Assistants $115,650 $86,610 1,910
44 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $115,590 $69,110 1,190
45 Commercial Pilots $115,290 $41,910 330
46 Podiatrists $114,920 $45,280 120
47 Veterinarians $114,110 $71,240 700
48 Advertising And Promotions Managers $113,860 $54,740 270
49 Chiropractors $113,130 $50,190 190
50 Aerospace Engineers $113,040 $78,880 1,950
51 Morticians, Undertakers, And Funeral Directors $110,400 $54,050 300
52 Statisticians $109,180 $67,070 450
53 Financial Analysts $108,820 $55,720 5,900
54 Administrative Services Managers $108,540 $65,170 4,190
55 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $106,990 $70,880 780
56 Materials Engineers $106,640 $72,450 750
57 Construction Managers $105,730 $57,260 3,100
58 Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products $104,760 $48,440 3,640
59 Nurse Midwives $104,520 $86,390 70
60 Software Developers, Systems Software $104,510 $65,330 4,250
61 Financial Examiners $104,230 $59,440 600
62 Software Developers, Applications $103,390 $64,730 10,500
63 Computer Hardware Engineers $101,870 $61,770 480
64 Management Analysts $101,440 $57,020 7,830
65 Physical Scientists, All Other $101,350 $32,550 80
66 Biomedical Engineers $101,200 $63,280 180
67 Radiation Therapists $100,770 $71,350 160
68 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers $100,250 $66,340 210
69 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $99,780 $56,000 880
70 Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors $99,460 $68,210 160
71 Computer Occupations, All Other $99,110 $51,870 1,880
72 Economists $98,980 $68,990 160
73 Engineers, All Other $98,830 $58,420 1,040
74 Education Administrators, All Other $98,720 $56,570 350
75 Chemical Engineers $98,220 $62,120 280
76 Database Administrators $97,670 $55,840 1,310
77 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $96,280 $55,970 120
78 First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives $95,710 $72,880 1,890
79 Computer Systems Analysts $95,670 $62,830 7,170
80 Nursing Instructors And Teachers, Postsecondary $95,170 $55,960 860
81 Chemists $95,030 $54,120 1,270
82 Loan Officers $94,200 $42,160 2,440
83 Electrical Engineers $94,120 $63,770 2,760
84 Arbitrators, Mediators, And Conciliators $93,610 $54,690 80
85 Elevator Installers And Repairers $93,560 $55,880 350
86 Physical Therapists $93,520 $65,240 3,940
87 Speech-Language Pathologists $93,340 $61,830 1,730
88 Psychologists, All Other $93,120 $26,520 180
89 Air Traffic Controllers $92,980 $58,330 70
90 Biological Scientists, All Other $92,850 $66,220 120
91 Civil Engineers $91,960 $58,040 3,590
92 Multimedia Artists And Animators $91,940 $50,130 490
93 Operations Research Analysts $91,910 $53,090 1,410
94 Epidemiologists $91,830 $63,330 130
95 Network And Computer Systems Administrators $91,550 $57,450 3,140
96 Sales Engineers $91,270 $58,940 1,030
97 Architects, Except Landscape And Naval $90,800 $52,540 890
98 Detectives And Criminal Investigators $90,770 $67,830 920
99 Occupational Therapists $90,760 $63,780 1,990
100 Art Directors $90,480 $53,740 590

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