These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Florida For 2019

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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2019. This is our fifth 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 Anesthesiologists are the highest paid people in Florida.

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

  1. Anesthesiologists
  2. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  3. Family and General Practitioners
  4. Surgeons
  5. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  6. Orthodontists
  7. Internists, General
  8. Psychiatrists
  9. Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
  10. Chief Executives

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 2019

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 730 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, 2019.

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Florida

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Anesthesiologists $280,390 $160,300 1,470
2 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $255,530 $171,600 1,000
3 Family And General Practitioners $216,020 $79,410 12,870
4 Surgeons $211,640 $37,150 1,390
5 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other $205,020 $60,630 22,320
6 Orthodontists $204,750 $138,890 370
7 Internists, General $204,230 $64,900 1,100
8 Psychiatrists $195,400 $45,260 1,250
9 Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers $188,400 $90,160 4,780
10 Chief Executives $187,870 $53,110 20,860
11 Nurse Anesthetists $177,390 $86,000 2,180
12 Dentists, General $167,270 $65,750 6,840
13 Physicists $143,370 $78,250 240
14 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $141,230 $49,540 650
15 Podiatrists $136,170 $43,570 860
16 Financial Managers $132,850 $58,650 29,050
17 Architectural And Engineering Managers $129,850 $75,190 7,030
18 Computer And Information Systems Managers $129,540 $68,590 16,920
19 Lawyers $128,920 $51,550 47,280
20 Sales Managers $125,050 $52,530 20,060
21 Personal Financial Advisors $122,840 $42,410 14,080
22 Pharmacists $119,710 $85,640 20,790
23 Marketing Managers $119,450 $53,860 9,700
24 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $117,170 $57,020 1,170
25 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $116,920 $56,640 340
26 Mining And Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $113,200 $68,130 150
27 Purchasing Managers $112,840 $56,890 2,960
28 Sales Engineers $112,600 $58,870 2,430
29 General And Operations Managers $112,600 $42,800 123,800
30 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers $111,320 $46,630 450
31 Commercial Pilots $110,540 $38,310 4,170
32 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $109,570 $53,670 2,050
33 Compensation And Benefits Managers $108,330 $65,210 820
34 Actuaries $107,850 $45,870 600
35 Industrial Production Managers $107,160 $57,980 5,540
36 Physician Assistants $105,930 $56,980 6,040
37 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $105,680 $58,330 400
38 Human Resources Managers $105,530 $55,180 7,200
39 Aerospace Engineers $105,460 $67,340 2,750
40 Economists $105,230 $50,600 240
41 Materials Scientists $104,710 $42,250 160
42 Veterinarians $103,580 $54,920 4,370
43 Software Developers, Systems Software $102,590 $59,010 17,270
44 Broadcast News Analysts $102,180 $26,370 370
45 Optometrists $102,060 $34,710 1,590
46 Computer And Information Research Scientists $101,120 $62,620 540
47 Nurse Practitioners $101,100 $67,040 10,590
48 Materials Engineers $99,570 $64,040 590
49 Managers, All Other $99,240 $47,910 23,160
50 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $99,090 $58,580 440
51 Advertising And Promotions Managers $98,480 $37,630 1,040
52 Geography Teachers, Postsecondary $98,420 $56,370 100
53 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $98,270 $49,150 800
54 Computer Hardware Engineers $97,830 $66,190 2,090
55 Training And Development Managers $96,990 $50,280 1,400
56 Psychologists, All Other $96,640 $42,610 1,330
57 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $96,580 $54,670 370
58 Administrative Services Managers $96,150 $47,250 14,030
59 Chemical Engineers $96,120 $54,680 340
60 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $95,780 $60,230 4,610
61 Gaming Managers $95,690 $54,350 230
62 Software Developers, Applications $95,610 $56,010 38,160
63 Chiropractors $95,310 $42,730 2,480
64 Political Scientists $95,120 $68,260 40
65 Atmospheric And Space Scientists $95,110 $38,450 400
66 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $94,370 $42,060 3,190
67 Marine Engineers And Naval Architects $94,310 $63,120 150
68 Electrical Engineers $94,250 $54,200 5,940
69 Construction Managers $94,150 $49,490 22,070
70 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $93,720 $46,500 4,830
71 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $93,470 $58,080 410
72 Life Scientists, All Other $91,970 $45,340 140
73 Information Security Analysts $91,950 $52,490 5,600
74 Anthropology And Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary $91,300 $50,400 160
75 Computer Network Architects $91,180 $46,580 10,280
76 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $90,750 $47,300 1,590
77 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $89,790 $52,870 220
78 Civil Engineers $89,480 $50,530 16,750
79 Education Administrators, All Other $88,360 $46,180 1,330
80 Physical Scientists, All Other $88,270 $36,280 510
81 Nurse Midwives $88,060 $36,580 330
82 First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives $87,850 $53,410 6,840
83 Mathematicians $87,820 $41,730 90
84 Mechanical Engineers $87,770 $51,060 7,370
85 Physical Therapists $87,410 $52,910 12,750
86 Funeral Service Managers $87,070 $39,240 350
87 Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary $87,020 $50,510 110
88 Database Administrators $86,870 $45,770 6,980
89 Foreign Language And Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $86,580 $44,400 530
90 Agents And Business Managers Of Artists, Performers, And Athletes $86,540 $31,320 800
91 Radiation Therapists $86,420 $57,370 1,010
92 Philosophy And Religion Teachers, Postsecondary $86,410 $41,670 640
93 Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products $86,060 $29,980 18,190
94 Financial Examiners $85,580 $52,640 2,360
95 Transportation Inspectors $85,340 $39,190 1,120
96 Computer Systems Analysts $85,050 $48,200 24,970
97 Postmasters And Mail Superintendents $84,760 $68,070 360
98 Emergency Management Directors $83,580 $42,690 300
99 Media And Communication Equipment Workers, All Other $83,000 $55,650 510
100 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $82,990 $47,880 3,470

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