These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Erie, PA 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 the Erie 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 Surgeons are the highest paid people in Erie.

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

  1. Surgeons
  2. Dentists, General
  3. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  4. Chief Executives
  5. Marketing Managers
  6. Sales Managers
  7. Financial Managers
  8. Lawyers
  9. Computer and Information Systems Managers
  10. Veterinarians

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 2 on the list of highest paid professions in Erie. 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 Erie and Pennsylvania job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Erie For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 317 job classifications in Erie 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 Erie

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Surgeons $251,150 $137,710 30
2 Dentists, General $212,190 $72,850 50
3 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $189,210 $48,460 770
4 Chief Executives $174,100 $77,690 220
5 Marketing Managers $136,140 $76,220 50
6 Sales Managers $134,930 $56,500 210
7 Financial Managers $131,670 $70,830 250
8 Lawyers $125,360 $52,040 260
9 Computer and Information Systems Managers $118,630 $68,490 110
10 Veterinarians $113,610 $68,730 50
11 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $113,150 $53,540 50
12 Managers, All Other $110,840 $71,300 60
13 General and Operations Managers $109,590 $46,400 1,340
14 Architectural and Engineering Managers $106,170 $75,440 80
15 Pharmacists $100,720 $39,860 230
16 Human Resources Managers $99,910 $62,220 60
17 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $96,820 $46,230 70
18 Computer Network Architects $96,520 $65,720 30
19 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $95,440 $61,640 180
20 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $93,820 $46,370 130
21 Industrial Production Managers $92,260 $57,150 160
22 Chemical Engineers $89,180 $55,380 70
23 Electrical Engineers $89,020 $51,710 80
24 Purchasing Managers $88,840 $46,530 40
25 Medical and Health Services Managers $88,770 $53,490 280
26 Nurse Practitioners $87,520 $70,170 100
27 Personal Financial Advisors $85,760 $29,940 110
28 Sales Engineers $85,130 $55,170 60
29 Software Developers, Applications $84,830 $55,410 200
30 Physician Assistants $84,050 $65,980 170
31 Physical Therapists $82,080 $44,140 310
32 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $81,010 $49,260 40
33 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $80,580 $50,260 70
34 Administrative Services Managers $79,930 $51,230 90
35 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $79,640 $36,400 110
36 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $79,470 $43,540 70
37 Occupational Therapists $78,680 $60,930 140
38 Management Analysts $78,010 $44,000 150
39 Computer Occupations, All Other $76,400 $45,770 80
40 Engineers, All Other $76,180 $43,840 90
41 Speech-Language Pathologists $75,220 $56,050 120
42 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $74,520 $48,480 90
43 Financial Analysts $74,360 $43,240 50
44 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $74,020 $44,280 80
45 Database Administrators $73,990 $42,060 120
46 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers $73,920 $56,770 30
47 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $73,510 $49,990 70
48 Industrial Engineers $72,410 $51,100 190
49 Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers $71,970 $49,890 630
50 Mechanical Engineers $71,940 $51,440 370
51 Construction Managers $71,190 $44,200 70
52 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $70,680 $51,620 50
53 Computer Systems Analysts $69,780 $44,320 250
54 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $69,000 $31,110 80
55 Civil Engineers $67,020 $43,090 90
56 Social Workers, All Other $65,790 $49,170 50
57 Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary $65,340 $42,380 40
58 Insurance Sales Agents $64,220 $25,720 250
59 Loan Officers $63,940 $30,110 140
60 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $63,550 $41,330 200
61 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate $63,290 $25,720 90
62 Accountants and Auditors $62,250 $37,280 900
63 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers $61,850 $44,210 360
64 Computer Network Support Specialists $61,830 $35,130 70
65 Social and Community Service Managers $61,500 $36,360 160
66 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary $60,740 $18,420 50
67 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products $59,690 $35,080 330
68 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products $59,640 $27,410 1,570
69 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists $59,140 $26,630 240
70 Computer Programmers $58,760 $35,550 110
71 Logisticians $58,750 $30,830 110
72 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists $57,750 $34,840 70
73 Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School $57,700 $42,420 130
74 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $57,540 $41,870 50
75 Business Operations Specialists, All Other $57,140 $29,010 160
76 Registered Nurses $56,930 $42,260 2,930
77 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers $56,890 $40,030 210
78 Public Relations Specialists $56,710 $26,920 100
79 Dietitians and Nutritionists $56,470 $42,010 60
80 Training and Development Specialists $56,280 $22,700 140
81 Human Resources Specialists $56,250 $33,940 390
82 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators $55,630 $55,370 70
83 Dental Hygienists $54,670 $40,890 230
84 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines $54,210 $33,170 70
85 Electricians $54,150 $32,300 460
86 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators $54,100 $34,500 160
87 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters $53,800 $32,370 360
88 Real Estate Sales Agents $53,540 $32,750 100
89 Fundraisers $53,370 $37,020 40
90 Compliance Officers $53,340 $18,770 220
91 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers $53,020 $35,220 1,290
92 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School $52,490 $31,060 80
93 Occupational Therapy Assistants $52,090 $34,630 30
94 Cost Estimators $52,080 $28,970 180
95 Sheet Metal Workers $51,920 $31,680 100
96 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers $51,640 $28,530 1,050
97 Postal Service Clerks $51,470 $32,530 50
98 Mechanical Engineering Technicians $50,990 $36,750 40
99 Web Developers $50,650 $39,420 50
100 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education $50,270 $24,270 1,050