These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Delaware For 2019

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by Chris Kolmar
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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2019. This is our fifth 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 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. Family and General Practitioners
  6. Pediatricians, General
  7. Nurse Anesthetists
  8. Internists, General
  9. Sales Managers
  10. Compensation and Benefits Managers

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 2019

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 463 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, 2019.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Delaware

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Surgeons $277,280 $174,790 160
2 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $268,530 $154,980 100
3 Dentists, General $264,440 $120,640 280
4 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other $216,600 $61,690 1,700
5 Family And General Practitioners $214,170 $131,670 450
6 Pediatricians, General $211,370 $141,500 230
7 Nurse Anesthetists $187,860 $142,630 150
8 Internists, General $182,950 $92,750 100
9 Sales Managers $174,940 $96,120 950
10 Compensation And Benefits Managers $174,380 $107,100 40
11 Podiatrists $171,800 $113,070 80
12 Computer And Information Systems Managers $169,720 $97,360 1,240
13 Financial Managers $167,110 $103,310 1,940
14 Marketing Managers $163,090 $106,380 1,020
15 Architectural And Engineering Managers $157,490 $110,050 370
16 General And Operations Managers $150,940 $74,370 3,960
17 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $147,160 $73,130 280
18 Human Resources Managers $144,060 $76,360 390
19 Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates $140,680 $80,630 120
20 Training And Development Managers $137,430 $86,790 70
21 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $136,930 $81,280 240
22 Managers, All Other $134,410 $80,940 900
23 Industrial Production Managers $133,760 $89,570 350
24 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $132,320 $85,420 370
25 Medical And Health Services Managers $131,260 $71,720 1,040
26 Computer Network Architects $126,990 $74,720 630
27 Personal Financial Advisors $126,880 $54,300 430
28 Pharmacists $125,400 $108,240 1,060
29 Construction Managers $124,000 $85,570 580
30 Administrative Services Managers $121,210 $76,430 870
31 Education Administrators, All Other $121,170 $59,740 50
32 Chemical Engineers $120,280 $68,630 550
33 Optometrists $116,210 $59,020 90
34 Veterinarians $115,640 $81,230 220
35 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $115,070 $61,100 400
36 Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School $114,380 $88,700 880
37 Electrical Engineers $108,900 $72,170 620
38 Nurse Practitioners $108,340 $82,010 760
39 Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors $107,040 $60,210 110
40 Information Security Analysts $106,780 $67,130 580
41 Software Developers, Applications $106,730 $68,350 4,790
42 Mechanical Engineers $106,220 $69,220 670
43 Chemists $105,570 $65,350 1,420
44 Physician Assistants $105,300 $75,980 500
45 Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products $103,280 $64,470 920
46 Art Directors $99,760 $62,170 40
47 First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives $98,870 $70,400 390
48 Commercial Pilots $97,420 $61,350 280
49 Chiropractors $97,060 $55,640 90
50 Radiation Therapists $96,610 $67,120 50
51 Computer Systems Analysts $96,460 $61,690 2,530
52 Industrial Engineers $94,590 $63,270 460
53 Physical Therapists $93,880 $67,770 860
54 Financial Analysts $93,740 $54,510 3,440
55 Audiologists $93,550 $68,910 70
56 Biochemists And Biophysicists $93,530 $44,980 240
57 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $92,530 $48,280 150
58 Database Administrators $92,460 $51,440 850
59 Civil Engineers $91,410 $58,380 840
60 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $90,430 $54,460 80
61 Detectives And Criminal Investigators $89,930 $52,290 90
62 Materials Scientists $88,630 $44,010 80
63 Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents $87,390 $38,350 2,200
64 Health Diagnosing And Treating Practitioners, All Other $87,300 $72,800 50
65 Economists $86,850 $55,190 30
66 Operations Research Analysts $86,690 $48,340 960
67 Occupational Therapists $86,020 $63,150 440
68 Financial Examiners $85,610 $59,880 660
69 Management Analysts $85,130 $49,180 2,550
70 Environmental Engineers $84,480 $54,260 140
71 First-Line Supervisors Of Non-Retail Sales Workers $83,940 $46,580 650
72 Architects, Except Landscape And Naval $83,410 $54,550 130
73 Electrical And Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, And Relay $83,130 $57,620 140
74 Market Research Analysts And Marketing Specialists $82,890 $46,400 2,030
75 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $82,400 $66,030 60
76 Business Operations Specialists, All Other $81,880 $54,630 1,410
77 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $81,740 $53,730 90
78 Speech-Language Pathologists $81,440 $53,980 580
79 Postmasters And Mail Superintendents $81,080 $67,350 40
80 Network And Computer Systems Administrators $80,990 $52,210 1,370
81 Financial Specialists, All Other $80,950 $45,820 710
82 History Teachers, Postsecondary $80,860 $42,370 50
83 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers $80,570 $43,700 100
84 First-Line Supervisors Of Fire Fighting And Prevention Workers $80,440 $59,940 40
85 Computer Programmers $80,260 $52,480 1,110
86 Education Teachers, Postsecondary $79,690 $36,980 200
87 Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary $79,320 $47,380 50
88 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $79,080 $46,260 160
89 Clinical, Counseling, And School Psychologists $78,850 $47,450 480
90 Dental Hygienists $78,550 $65,450 650
91 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $78,470 $68,550 230
92 Electrical Power-Line Installers And Repairers $78,160 $56,010 340
93 Accountants And Auditors $78,120 $51,210 5,600
94 Compliance Officers $77,670 $39,910 1,160
95 Criminal Justice And Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary $77,410 $47,320 40
96 Technical Writers $77,010 $45,090 110
97 Compensation, Benefits, And Job Analysis Specialists $76,320 $43,460 220
98 Lodging Managers $76,250 $49,980 60
99 Food Service Managers $76,040 $53,820 510
100 Occupational Health And Safety Specialists $75,580 $41,980 460

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