The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Florida For 2020

Chris Kolmar
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 Florida

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 Florida. 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 Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeons are the highest paid people in Florida.

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

  1. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  2. Anesthesiologists
  3. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  4. Orthodontists
  5. Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
  6. Family Medicine Physicians
  7. Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric
  8. General Internal Medicine Physicians
  9. Psychiatrists
  10. Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 12 on the list of highest paid professions in the Sunshine 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 Florida For 2020

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 726 job classifications in Florida 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 Florida

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeons $282,650 $205,080 250
2 Anesthesiologists $268,470 $82,070 1,180
3 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $249,380 $128,530 1,090
4 Orthodontists $242,130 $147,200 170
5 Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers $226,930 $101,790 5,290
6 Family Medicine Physicians $217,870 $102,360 11,830
7 Physicians, All Other; And Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric $212,780 $62,120 27,380
8 General Internal Medicine Physicians $204,690 $66,020 1,240
9 Psychiatrists $203,830 $47,960 1,240
10 Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists $189,260 $37,060 1,580
11 Chief Executives $181,000 $50,030 26,300
12 Dentists, General $173,630 $89,640 7,110
13 Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates $171,450 $130,460 1,380
14 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $144,740 $46,660 600
15 Podiatrists $141,640 $54,490 760
16 Dentists, All Other Specialists $141,230 $56,030 250
17 Physicists $140,040 $76,820 210
18 Computer And Information Systems Managers $138,400 $73,040 20,090
19 Architectural And Engineering Managers $135,990 $80,270 7,520
20 Financial Managers $131,000 $60,190 32,860
21 Lawyers $130,010 $51,050 47,900
22 Computer And Information Research Scientists $127,140 $71,440 1,100
23 Sales Managers $125,810 $51,400 25,020
24 Marketing Managers $124,600 $54,530 12,090
25 Nursing Instructors And Teachers, Postsecondary $122,050 $52,810 3,110
26 Pharmacists $121,530 $92,540 19,890
27 Commercial Pilots $118,740 $38,580 3,940
28 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $115,730 $68,210 290
29 Personal Financial Advisors $113,670 $39,290 15,830
30 Actuaries $113,540 $48,700 680
31 Sales Engineers $113,350 $59,330 2,170
32 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $113,140 $39,630 9,390
33 Purchasing Managers $112,320 $57,040 3,270
34 Mining And Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $109,650 $67,990 170
35 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $108,940 $53,020 2,730
36 Physician Assistants $108,510 $61,960 6,630
37 Industrial Production Managers $108,200 $57,910 5,900
38 Aerospace Engineers $107,990 $66,670 3,070
39 Human Resources Managers $107,520 $54,720 7,980
40 Compensation And Benefits Managers $107,490 $64,340 800
41 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $106,980 $62,460 390
42 Computer Network Architects $105,980 $63,820 8,410
43 General And Operations Managers $105,260 $40,470 147,680
44 Forestry And Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary $103,500 $60,050 80
45 Computer Hardware Engineers $102,880 $66,880 3,090
46 Nurse Practitioners $101,510 $62,250 12,310
47 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers $100,360 $37,840 540
48 Physical Scientists, All Other $99,940 $35,710 300
49 Software Developers And Software Quality Assurance Analysts And Testers $99,840 $56,870 59,880
50 Materials Scientists $99,730 $47,760 210
51 Electrical Engineers $99,160 $59,840 6,060
52 Training And Development Managers $99,070 $53,670 1,840
53 Construction Managers $98,840 $51,810 23,820
54 Personal Service Managers, All Other; Entertainment And Recreation Managers, Except Gambling; And Managers, All Other $98,800 $46,170 26,560
55 Political Scientists $98,710 $71,650 40
56 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $98,560 $63,950 5,290
57 Optometrists $98,550 $40,490 1,980
58 Chemical Engineers $97,930 $51,220 360
59 Veterinarians $97,490 $53,290 4,690
60 Atmospheric And Space Scientists $97,180 $70,050 460
61 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $96,970 $45,220 390
62 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $96,840 $57,130 440
63 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $96,680 $48,480 4,770
64 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $95,750 $45,710 1,270
65 Chiropractors $95,290 $42,730 2,750
66 Materials Engineers $95,140 $54,130 590
67 Psychologists, All Other $95,040 $47,670 1,220
68 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $94,100 $43,480 1,350
69 Nuclear Technicians $93,830 $67,820 190
70 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $93,210 $53,600 390
71 Area, Ethnic, And Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary $92,940 $39,390 320
72 Administrative Services And Facilities Managers $92,740 $47,350 15,970
73 Anthropology And Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary $92,280 $52,990 140
74 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $91,830 $44,740 5,890
75 Information Security Analysts $91,580 $49,440 6,630
76 Civil Engineers $90,850 $51,890 16,060
77 Geography Teachers, Postsecondary $90,440 $53,300 80
78 Database Administrators And Architects $90,340 $45,430 7,510
79 Advertising And Promotions Managers $89,810 $38,890 1,290
80 Economists $89,790 $51,730 460
81 Mechanical Engineers $89,270 $51,350 8,150
82 Agents And Business Managers Of Artists, Performers, And Athletes $89,070 $33,460 660
83 Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products $89,030 $31,240 20,830
84 First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives $88,900 $53,740 8,150
85 Foreign Language And Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $88,540 $54,430 640
86 Natural Sciences Managers $88,070 $50,700 2,230
87 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $87,610 $53,450 520
88 Life Scientists, All Other $87,600 $47,520 130
89 Financial Examiners $87,420 $52,410 2,290
90 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers $87,260 $50,530 950
91 Philosophy And Religion Teachers, Postsecondary $87,110 $43,060 620
92 Engineers, All Other $86,950 $45,040 9,220
93 Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary $86,750 $26,830 380
94 Postmasters And Mail Superintendents $86,720 $70,450 350
95 Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other $86,670 $51,220 760
96 Physical Therapists $86,090 $46,780 13,750
97 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $86,010 $46,840 1,760
98 Computer Systems Analysts $85,970 $46,080 27,450
99 Bioengineers And Biomedical Engineers $85,570 $53,500 1,220
100 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $85,460 $47,610 3,530

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