These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Elgin, IL For 2018

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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 the Elgin 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 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other are the highest paid people in Elgin.

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

  1. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  2. Chief Executives
  3. Family and General Practitioners
  4. Physicists
  5. Dentists, General
  6. Advertising and Promotions Managers
  7. Computer Network Architects
  8. Architectural and Engineering Managers
  9. Pharmacists
  10. Sales Managers

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 5 on the list of highest paid professions in Elgin. 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 Elgin and Illinois job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Elgin For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 304 job classifications in Elgin 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 30, 2018.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Elgin

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $212,870 $110,300 360
2 Chief Executives $179,880 $62,840 680
3 Family and General Practitioners $144,330 $35,090 80
4 Physicists $118,980 $71,460 90
5 Dentists, General $115,180 $43,050 170
6 Advertising and Promotions Managers $114,690 $35,540 150
7 Computer Network Architects $113,980 $58,480 80
8 Architectural and Engineering Managers $113,570 $76,210 330
9 Pharmacists $113,270 $74,950 410
10 Sales Managers $112,070 $56,420 750
11 General and Operations Managers $110,700 $31,960 4,430
12 Electrical Engineers $108,630 $67,110 210
13 Financial Managers $107,960 $53,550 1,100
14 Computer and Information Systems Managers $103,010 $59,400 450
15 Software Developers, Systems Software $102,970 $74,150 180
16 Software Developers, Applications $102,510 $63,850 360
17 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $102,410 $59,000 720
18 Physician Assistants $101,640 $38,900 60
19 Marketing Managers $99,040 $51,940 300
20 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers $98,300 $71,040 220
21 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $97,210 $19,200 30
22 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $96,020 $61,310 80
23 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $95,330 $68,210 380
24 Medical and Health Services Managers $94,870 $46,390 410
25 Purchasing Managers $94,690 $55,020 200
26 Managers, All Other $92,640 $48,790 1,280
27 Chemical Engineers $92,620 $72,180 40
28 Lawyers $91,820 $44,000 640
29 Human Resources Managers $91,710 $55,100 310
30 Industrial Production Managers $89,800 $44,560 530
31 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $87,460 $50,840 360
32 Construction Managers $87,120 $52,470 320
33 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health $86,740 $33,530 40
34 Engineers, All Other $86,430 $49,650 220
35 Dental Hygienists $86,380 $66,310 570
36 Administrative Services Managers $84,580 $37,970 500
37 Mechanical Engineers $84,260 $54,040 670
38 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products $84,170 $31,080 3,730
39 Physical Therapists $84,130 $61,030 340
40 Education Administrators, All Other $83,250 $41,070 180
41 Personal Financial Advisors $82,180 $42,090 230
42 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $81,960 $66,130 260
43 Urban and Regional Planners $81,950 $49,000 50
44 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $81,900 $53,860 90
45 Commercial and Industrial Designers $81,700 $51,280 30
46 Education Teachers, Postsecondary $81,260 $20,810 80
47 Occupational Therapists $80,010 $65,420 240
48 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $79,940 $45,870 40
49 Radiation Therapists $79,200 $47,550 30
50 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate $79,000 $35,820 180
51 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $78,930 $46,120 500
52 Management Analysts $78,830 $44,560 410
53 Computer Systems Analysts $78,300 $41,430 700
54 Operations Research Analysts $78,290 $43,110 80
55 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $78,180 $31,940 410
56 Compliance Officers $78,070 $48,020 180
57 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators $77,990 $49,610 610
58 Civil Engineers $77,930 $54,230 210
59 Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers $75,270 $52,480 1,210
60 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters $74,980 $41,540 1,530
61 Electricians $74,930 $43,000 770
62 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers $74,240 $40,940 680
63 Accountants and Auditors $73,990 $29,720 1,340
64 Speech-Language Pathologists $73,480 $46,530 430
65 Database Administrators $73,430 $43,300 100
66 Cost Estimators $73,380 $46,870 300
67 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $73,310 $19,020 400
68 Computer Programmers $72,500 $49,340 630
69 Registered Nurses $72,280 $50,400 4,630
70 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $71,820 $31,420 200
71 Sales Engineers $71,150 $35,430 110
72 Logisticians $70,920 $42,450 90
73 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $70,870 $52,020 60
74 Industrial Engineers $70,830 $41,290 810
75 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists $69,250 $46,460 50
76 Correctional Officers and Jailers $68,240 $50,070 180
77 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education $67,290 $41,800 2,880
78 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $66,910 $36,970 280
79 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products $66,540 $45,470 300
80 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers $66,160 $42,140 650
81 Carpenters $66,040 $32,170 1,570
82 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers $65,630 $36,250 110
83 Financial Analysts $65,250 $39,130 150
84 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators $65,000 $26,150 110
85 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers $64,040 $32,090 680
86 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators $63,690 $30,220 210
87 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education $63,680 $36,990 4,280
88 Audio-Visual and Multimedia Collections Specialists $63,300 $38,020 50
89 Instructional Coordinators $63,240 $32,790 310
90 Web Developers $62,980 $36,070 120
91 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education $62,590 $39,270 1,680
92 Construction and Building Inspectors $62,500 $41,430 90
93 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists $62,030 $41,110 120
94 Health Educators $61,940 $37,650 70
95 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians $61,460 $33,860 60
96 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors $61,110 $29,270 490
97 Computer Network Support Specialists $60,570 $40,150 180
98 Dietitians and Nutritionists $60,530 $45,530 60
99 Respiratory Therapists $60,240 $44,570 110
100 Brickmasons and Blockmasons $60,080 $43,420 100