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

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

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

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 3 on the list of highest paid professions in the First 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 Delaware For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 468 job classifications in Delaware 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 Delaware

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Surgeons $286,400 $182,070 130
2 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $260,620 $150,590 90
3 Dentists, General $257,290 $102,510 380
4 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other $219,580 $60,520 1,670
5 Pediatricians, General $205,130 $132,280 230
6 Family And General Practitioners $190,020 $106,980 440
7 Sales Managers $184,330 $99,670 1,020
8 Internists, General $184,270 $90,960 100
9 Psychiatrists $177,720 $44,830 80
10 Nurse Anesthetists $174,590 $139,740 160
11 Podiatrists $173,650 $109,830 80
12 Marketing Managers $169,610 $110,500 670
13 Financial Managers $165,310 $99,470 1,900
14 Compensation And Benefits Managers $163,410 $103,060 40
15 Computer And Information Systems Managers $160,670 $95,550 1,190
16 Architectural And Engineering Managers $149,650 $108,680 370
17 General And Operations Managers $149,120 $72,030 4,010
18 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $146,430 $75,190 290
19 Sales Engineers $142,450 $89,640 50
20 Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates $139,740 $76,200 120
21 Human Resources Managers $137,640 $76,500 380
22 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $136,530 $81,850 220
23 Purchasing Managers $136,230 $85,470 130
24 Industrial Production Managers $132,060 $86,590 300
25 Managers, All Other $131,350 $79,440 910
26 Education Administrators, All Other $129,930 $63,810 70
27 Medical And Health Services Managers $129,070 $72,130 1,010
28 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $128,170 $82,490 380
29 Personal Financial Advisors $124,480 $54,150 460
30 Computer Network Architects $124,310 $75,510 680
31 Pharmacists $122,230 $106,320 1,010
32 Optometrists $120,810 $57,160 100
33 Administrative Services Managers $117,080 $75,130 840
34 Training And Development Managers $115,400 $83,950 70
35 Chemical Engineers $114,860 $66,200 560
36 Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School $110,850 $83,520 880
37 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $110,510 $57,590 330
38 Construction Managers $110,320 $76,490 530
39 Veterinarians $106,810 $66,710 220
40 Nurse Practitioners $105,380 $82,140 650
41 Physician Assistants $104,840 $81,160 470
42 Information Security Analysts $103,590 $67,700 620
43 Mechanical Engineers $103,070 $67,280 620
44 Software Developers, Applications $102,250 $65,090 4,640
45 Actuaries $102,170 $66,750 30
46 Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products $102,080 $59,040 1,370
47 First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives $100,330 $75,320 320
48 Electrical Engineers $98,640 $69,400 520
49 Commercial Pilots $97,710 $65,340 270
50 Chiropractors $97,650 $60,290 130
51 Computer Systems Analysts $96,440 $65,380 2,950
52 Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors $96,180 $63,480 150
53 Environmental Engineers $96,030 $54,890 190
54 Nurse Midwives $95,770 $81,450 40
55 Radiation Therapists $94,510 $65,640 50
56 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $94,220 $40,340 60
57 Industrial Engineers $93,160 $63,630 470
58 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $93,160 $57,320 140
59 Art Directors $92,430 $62,070 50
60 Operations Research Analysts $92,410 $54,250 960
61 Database Administrators $91,430 $52,460 800
62 Civil Engineers $90,410 $58,780 780
63 Physical Therapists $89,340 $67,270 930
64 Biochemists And Biophysicists $89,310 $38,560 150
65 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $88,530 $53,700 80
66 Architects, Except Landscape And Naval $86,940 $56,830 140
67 Financial Analysts $86,400 $52,460 3,530
68 Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents $84,940 $35,100 2,140
69 Management Analysts $84,820 $49,370 2,370
70 Occupational Therapists $84,450 $61,670 460
71 Economists $83,860 $49,440 40
72 Materials Scientists $83,740 $42,790 70
73 Electrical And Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, And Relay $83,660 $59,900 150
74 First-Line Supervisors Of Non-Retail Sales Workers $83,550 $44,120 650
75 Criminal Justice And Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary $82,810 $67,260 40
76 Nursing Instructors And Teachers, Postsecondary $81,350 $50,760 280
77 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $81,190 $65,240 50
78 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $80,720 $54,530 90
79 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers $80,520 $41,630 50
80 Market Research Analysts And Marketing Specialists $80,470 $45,550 1,820
81 Postmasters And Mail Superintendents $80,110 $65,540 40
82 Network And Computer Systems Administrators $79,960 $51,140 1,360
83 Technical Writers $79,960 $44,840 90
84 Electrical Power-Line Installers And Repairers $79,380 $54,250 310
85 History Teachers, Postsecondary $79,280 $41,630 50
86 Accountants And Auditors $79,250 $50,430 5,660
87 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $78,840 $47,610 150
88 Speech-Language Pathologists $78,720 $51,990 530
89 Education Teachers, Postsecondary $78,510 $36,600 210
90 Business Operations Specialists, All Other $78,130 $52,910 1,430
91 Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary $77,870 $46,820 60
92 Compliance Officers $77,720 $41,960 1,030
93 Computer Programmers $77,200 $52,360 1,130
94 Dental Hygienists $77,160 $63,820 640
95 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $77,130 $67,110 230
96 Food Service Managers $76,200 $52,680 510
97 First-Line Supervisors Of Fire Fighting And Prevention Workers $75,090 $51,600 50
98 Loan Officers $74,510 $34,480 760
99 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists $74,410 $56,670 140
100 Credit Analysts $73,710 $35,230 1,130

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