The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Delaware For 2020

by Chris Kolmar
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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2020. This is our sixth time ranking the highest paying jobs in Delaware

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, Except Ophthalmologists are the highest paid people in Delaware.

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

  1. Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists
  2. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  3. Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric
  4. Family Medicine Physicians
  5. General Internal Medicine Physicians
  6. Pediatricians, General
  7. Sales Managers
  8. Financial Managers
  9. Computer and Information Systems Managers
  10. Podiatrists

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 11 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 2020

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 442 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 29, 2020.

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Delaware

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists $275,720 $182,090 150
2 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $269,570 $162,980 120
3 Physicians, All Other; And Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric $224,130 $64,440 1,760
4 Family Medicine Physicians $212,980 $134,400 450
5 General Internal Medicine Physicians $208,750 $98,760 80
6 Pediatricians, General $205,390 $141,830 240
7 Sales Managers $177,560 $100,600 1,020
8 Financial Managers $169,100 $98,750 2,290
9 Computer And Information Systems Managers $165,970 $93,550 1,370
10 Podiatrists $163,640 $108,110 70
11 Marketing Managers $162,360 $107,540 970
12 Architectural And Engineering Managers $156,550 $112,200 420
13 General And Operations Managers $151,260 $73,560 4,070
14 Training And Development Managers $145,620 $82,000 60
15 Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates $143,660 $85,040 120
16 Human Resources Managers $141,840 $78,400 400
17 Personal Service Managers, All Other; Entertainment And Recreation Managers, Except Gambling; And Managers, All Other $138,570 $84,170 930
18 Industrial Production Managers $135,240 $90,940 350
19 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $133,930 $70,410 280
20 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $132,540 $86,710 390
21 Medical And Health Services Managers $131,540 $73,640 1,050
22 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $130,880 $78,140 240
23 Pharmacists $130,230 $107,200 800
24 Chemical Engineers $126,650 $70,860 470
25 Computer Network Architects $125,720 $71,330 470
26 Administrative Services And Facilities Managers $124,910 $78,760 840
27 Construction Managers $124,730 $86,260 620
28 Education Administrators, Kindergarten Through Secondary $114,460 $88,470 830
29 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $113,190 $61,570 400
30 Information Security Analysts $113,000 $67,980 680
31 Nurse Practitioners $112,430 $83,740 820
32 Software Developers And Software Quality Assurance Analysts And Testers $111,400 $74,470 4,590
33 Physician Assistants $111,310 $85,160 470
34 Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products $110,130 $68,300 880
35 Veterinarians $108,760 $69,560 250
36 Education Administrators, All Other $108,300 $59,140 60
37 Chemists $106,020 $66,190 1,350
38 Electrical Engineers $105,920 $71,520 530
39 Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors $105,820 $60,130 110
40 Commercial Pilots $104,230 $60,440 120
41 Materials Scientists $104,080 $53,620 60
42 First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives $103,230 $74,940 390
43 Mechanical Engineers $102,690 $67,200 590
44 Computer And Information Research Scientists $101,440 $71,290 30
45 Art Directors $100,700 $68,730 60
46 Statisticians $100,580 $58,180 130
47 Computer Occupations, All Other $99,910 $50,830 970
48 Radiation Therapists $99,350 $68,970 50
49 Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents $98,400 $53,070 1,960
50 Computer Systems Analysts $97,850 $61,080 2,090
51 Industrial Engineers $96,930 $65,900 520
52 Physical Therapists $96,520 $69,350 1,070
53 Nurse Midwives $95,110 $70,810 60
54 Audiologists $94,290 $69,100 90
55 Logisticians $92,750 $58,930 610
56 Environmental Engineers $92,650 $58,820 150
57 Civil Engineers $92,650 $58,400 880
58 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $92,520 $51,100 90
59 Database Administrators And Architects $92,450 $51,450 780
60 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $91,590 $50,840 120
61 Financial And Investment Analysts, Financial Risk Specialists, And Financial Specialists, All Other $91,510 $54,280 3,480
62 Operations Research Analysts $89,580 $51,040 870
63 Materials Engineers $86,960 $63,800 50
64 Electrical And Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, And Relay $86,770 $61,900 60
65 Architects, Except Landscape And Naval $86,760 $57,320 150
66 First-Line Supervisors Of Non-Retail Sales Workers $86,700 $47,500 640
67 Management Analysts $86,420 $51,050 2,600
68 Project Management Specialists And Business Operations Specialists, All Other $85,850 $54,900 1,670
69 Market Research Analysts And Marketing Specialists $84,990 $45,800 2,030
70 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers $84,590 $50,120 90
71 Acupuncturists And Healthcare Diagnosing Or Treating Practitioners, All Other $84,330 $66,190 50
72 Postmasters And Mail Superintendents $84,320 $69,790 40
73 Speech-Language Pathologists $83,690 $54,230 630
74 Dental Hygienists $83,470 $68,490 650
75 Occupational Therapists $83,210 $62,450 600
76 Insurance Underwriters $82,590 $51,440 230
77 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $82,270 $65,130 80
78 Computer Programmers $82,220 $53,390 1,080
79 Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary $80,550 $46,800 90
80 Financial Examiners $80,140 $57,280 830
81 Clinical, Counseling, And School Psychologists $80,060 $45,940 560
82 Accountants And Auditors $80,010 $50,790 4,950
83 Occupational Health And Safety Specialists $79,460 $41,090 420
84 Food Service Managers $79,320 $54,450 560
85 Chiropractors $79,230 $55,590 100
86 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $79,140 $42,100 160
87 Network And Computer Systems Administrators $78,890 $50,220 1,170
88 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists $78,500 $62,170 160
89 Web Developers And Digital Interface Designers $78,060 $45,750 340
90 Captains, Mates, And Pilots Of Water Vessels $77,610 $51,790 40
91 Compliance Officers $76,950 $40,680 1,340
92 Social Scientists And Related Workers, All Other $76,500 $52,910 40
93 First-Line Supervisors Of Firefighting And Prevention Workers $76,310 $53,680 40
94 Technical Writers $76,030 $46,510 110
95 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $76,010 $34,440 60
96 Criminal Justice And Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary $74,970 $44,070 30
97 First-Line Supervisors Of Construction Trades And Extraction Workers $74,630 $51,140 2,170
98 Electrical Power-Line Installers And Repairers $74,550 $36,710 420
99 Registered Nurses $74,100 $54,110 11,730
100 Education Teachers, Postsecondary $73,910 $21,970 190

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