These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Fayetteville, NC 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 Fayetteville 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 Fayetteville.

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

  1. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  2. Chief Executives
  3. Dentists, General
  4. Family and General Practitioners
  5. Optometrists
  6. Nurse Anesthetists
  7. Pharmacists
  8. General and Operations Managers
  9. Human Resources Managers
  10. Computer and Information Systems Managers

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 3 on the list of highest paid professions in Fayetteville. 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 Fayetteville and North Carolina job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Fayetteville For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 303 job classifications in Fayetteville 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 Fayetteville

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $249,290 $170,000 620
2 Chief Executives $226,630 $123,800 40
3 Dentists, General $189,570 $130,180 200
4 Family and General Practitioners $179,730 $113,520 70
5 Optometrists $168,780 $94,900 70
6 Nurse Anesthetists $159,010 $132,630 50
7 Pharmacists $127,280 $104,440 280
8 General and Operations Managers $124,370 $57,110 1,570
9 Human Resources Managers $120,350 $60,230 30
10 Computer and Information Systems Managers $117,070 $70,970 130
11 Financial Managers $114,180 $65,980 200
12 Architectural and Engineering Managers $112,740 $83,990 60
13 Medical and Health Services Managers $109,590 $77,720 260
14 Managers, All Other $106,780 $76,750 240
15 Personal Financial Advisors $104,570 $43,500 60
16 Physician Assistants $103,990 $72,520 220
17 Sales Managers $103,010 $44,960 130
18 Veterinarians $102,000 $68,340 70
19 Nurse Practitioners $100,710 $71,510 80
20 Purchasing Managers $100,040 $64,770 40
21 Mechanical Engineers $97,760 $58,300 100
22 Computer Systems Analysts $91,240 $46,500 130
23 Industrial Production Managers $90,420 $35,280 70
24 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $89,470 $67,140 50
25 Lawyers $88,720 $45,860 230
26 Software Developers, Applications $88,010 $53,050 160
27 Industrial Engineers $85,910 $58,820 60
28 Computer Network Architects $82,760 $63,740 70
29 Computer Occupations, All Other $82,510 $64,300 590
30 Construction Managers $82,390 $64,260 80
31 Electrical Engineers $81,940 $59,630 100
32 Management Analysts $81,880 $56,520 520
33 Logisticians $81,850 $53,020 490
34 Computer Programmers $81,370 $52,420 50
35 Administrative Services Managers $81,220 $51,890 80
36 Civil Engineers $79,340 $59,340 210
37 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $77,830 $33,760 140
38 Database Administrators $77,650 $45,590 80
39 Budget Analysts $77,390 $56,530 220
40 Financial Analysts $77,090 $48,320 30
41 Physical Therapists $76,520 $54,210 170
42 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other $76,070 $59,700 50
43 Education Administrators, All Other $75,800 $57,020 400
44 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $74,950 $50,280 80
45 Business Operations Specialists, All Other $74,350 $48,920 1,660
46 Information Security Analysts $73,160 $47,720 140
47 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $72,980 $50,010 360
48 Computer Network Support Specialists $72,650 $43,840 160
49 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $72,590 $45,060 100
50 Financial Specialists, All Other $72,170 $45,090 90
51 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists $72,170 $35,490 130
52 Loan Officers $71,960 $27,850 190
53 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $71,750 $53,490 120
54 Speech-Language Pathologists $71,190 $43,800 160
55 Compliance Officers $70,700 $36,910 200
56 Social Workers, All Other $70,460 $39,510 130
57 Occupational Therapists $70,130 $52,290 80
58 Accountants and Auditors $69,750 $42,360 610
59 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators $67,580 $42,570 140
60 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door $67,420 $47,200 50
61 Education Teachers, Postsecondary $67,390 $33,340 50
62 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $67,050 $53,900 60
63 Public Relations Specialists $66,630 $40,080 80
64 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers $66,220 $33,590 390
65 Human Resources Specialists $65,350 $35,070 480
66 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products $64,540 $35,250 220
67 Insurance Sales Agents $64,520 $26,210 180
68 Instructional Coordinators $64,200 $35,610 90
69 Registered Nurses $63,300 $43,080 3,030
70 Dental Hygienists $63,290 $50,090 210
71 History Teachers, Postsecondary $62,230 $43,380 40
72 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $61,870 $43,170 50
73 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $61,470 $41,310 40
74 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $61,370 $43,800 60
75 Commercial Pilots $61,080 $40,740 40
76 Urban and Regional Planners $59,690 $41,010 30
77 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health $59,630 $41,460 90
78 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians $59,380 $42,740 80
79 Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary $59,140 $33,720 60
80 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers $59,080 $35,900 460
81 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $58,980 $39,180 80
82 Construction and Building Inspectors $58,890 $36,720 110
83 Social and Community Service Managers $58,840 $27,910 110
84 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers $58,480 $39,370 60
85 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay $58,300 $41,310 30
86 Occupational Therapy Assistants $57,980 $37,040 40
87 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $57,780 $34,830 140
88 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $57,630 $29,520 100
89 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $57,430 $40,140 280
90 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists $57,270 $42,810 100
91 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary $57,180 $36,330 30
92 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $55,940 $42,460 40
93 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers $55,830 $34,840 540
94 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment $55,670 $47,690 70
95 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers $55,050 $33,490 80
96 Teachers and Instructors, All Other, Except Substitute Teachers $54,780 $23,470 870
97 Food Service Managers $53,780 $34,370 200
98 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products $53,700 $26,700 620
99 Postal Service Clerks $53,570 $38,240 70
100 Cost Estimators $53,440 $31,090 140