These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Florida 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 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. Dentists, All Other Specialists
  4. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  5. Orthodontists
  6. Internists, General
  7. Surgeons
  8. Family and General Practitioners
  9. Psychiatrists
  10. Chief Executives

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 14 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 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 741 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 30, 2018.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Florida

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Anesthesiologists $271,610 $95,010 1,570
2 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $249,730 $148,540 1,170
3 Dentists, All Other Specialists $230,940 $124,110 390
4 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other $227,230 $93,460 18,410
5 Orthodontists $221,990 $138,400 420
6 Internists, General $217,330 $91,240 1,740
7 Surgeons $216,050 $36,830 1,500
8 Family And General Practitioners $215,300 $79,360 12,710
9 Psychiatrists $202,430 $47,690 1,000
10 Chief Executives $195,680 $62,410 19,350
11 Pediatricians, General $182,550 $108,440 1,060
12 Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers $176,190 $84,550 4,970
13 Nurse Anesthetists $172,500 $64,010 1,640
14 Dentists, General $166,610 $62,260 6,590
15 Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates $162,690 $125,610 1,230
16 Physicists $153,570 $71,520 280
17 Financial Managers $135,350 $60,900 25,040
18 Podiatrists $132,730 $49,150 880
19 Sales Managers $130,190 $56,350 16,490
20 Architectural And Engineering Managers $128,860 $79,230 6,520
21 Computer And Information Systems Managers $127,890 $68,520 14,930
22 Lawyers $127,730 $51,580 47,630
23 Personal Financial Advisors $126,700 $43,070 12,600
24 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $125,040 $58,910 330
25 Air Traffic Controllers $120,590 $71,470 1,770
26 Marketing Managers $119,820 $54,850 8,450
27 Pharmacists $118,780 $87,070 20,510
28 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $118,140 $49,510 700
29 General And Operations Managers $117,820 $45,380 97,630
30 Sales Engineers $115,710 $60,400 2,110
31 Actuaries $115,340 $56,000 560
32 Medical And Health Services Managers $113,810 $60,960 14,440
33 Purchasing Managers $113,500 $57,050 2,710
34 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $111,760 $56,100 1,960
35 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $110,380 $57,580 1,190
36 Industrial Production Managers $109,930 $66,790 5,090
37 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers $109,720 $41,730 440
38 Human Resources Managers $107,950 $56,420 6,230
39 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $107,590 $63,160 420
40 Optometrists $107,200 $34,920 1,780
41 Broadcast News Analysts $106,430 $27,550 430
42 Chemical Engineers $105,770 $41,000 410
43 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $105,740 $31,080 8,580
44 Computer And Information Research Scientists $105,560 $64,850 530
45 Advertising And Promotions Managers $104,840 $37,560 910
46 Compensation And Benefits Managers $103,630 $62,810 680
47 Aerospace Engineers $103,280 $64,640 2,560
48 Physician Assistants $102,870 $63,910 5,740
49 Software Developers, Systems Software $101,090 $57,190 16,500
50 Managers, All Other $101,020 $46,830 18,960
51 Forestry And Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary $100,330 $54,250 90
52 Veterinarians $100,140 $52,270 4,310
53 Nurse Practitioners $99,930 $70,550 10,380
54 Funeral Service Managers $99,240 $39,140 290
55 Administrative Services Managers $99,090 $47,480 13,690
56 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $98,230 $57,820 460
57 Biochemists And Biophysicists $97,730 $48,630 580
58 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $97,310 $50,830 4,480
59 Psychologists, All Other $97,210 $44,800 1,310
60 Materials Engineers $96,470 $65,500 470
61 Marine Engineers And Naval Architects $95,260 $68,010 170
62 Nurse Midwives $95,040 $76,950 330
63 Atmospheric And Space Scientists $94,740 $37,270 440
64 Education Administrators, All Other $94,430 $52,860 1,370
65 Gaming Managers $94,380 $51,040 230
66 Geography Teachers, Postsecondary $94,220 $50,690 110
67 Mining And Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $93,850 $54,920 50
68 Training And Development Managers $93,410 $45,940 1,380
69 Computer Hardware Engineers $93,020 $62,990 2,120
70 Materials Scientists $91,830 $37,810 90
71 Construction Managers $91,690 $48,320 22,130
72 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $91,580 $50,240 710
73 Emergency Management Directors $91,460 $53,500 170
74 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $91,390 $53,020 390
75 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $91,140 $57,400 4,700
76 Software Developers, Applications $90,770 $52,590 34,270
77 Agents And Business Managers Of Artists, Performers, And Athletes $90,500 $30,600 920
78 Electrical Engineers $90,380 $52,800 5,900
79 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $90,290 $41,150 3,290
80 Chiropractors $90,170 $38,440 2,110
81 First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives $89,980 $55,020 4,800
82 Civil Engineers $88,900 $50,440 16,290
83 Environmental Engineers $88,880 $44,790 1,250
84 Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary $87,800 $54,390 150
85 Area, Ethnic, And Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary $87,790 $31,070 260
86 Physical Therapists $87,480 $58,650 12,810
87 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers $87,440 $51,370 740
88 Ship Engineers $87,030 $43,690 750
89 Mechanical Engineers $86,800 $51,400 7,500
90 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $86,720 $45,260 280
91 Information Security Analysts $86,630 $49,880 5,240
92 Farmers, Ranchers, And Other Agricultural Managers $86,470 $42,390 150
93 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $86,340 $44,350 1,730
94 Mathematicians $85,900 $38,500 100
95 First-Line Supervisors Of Non-Retail Sales Workers $85,790 $38,070 20,430
96 Economists $85,690 $48,420 180
97 Anthropology And Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary $85,440 $47,090 160
98 Radiation Therapists $84,970 $58,150 900
99 Database Administrators $84,860 $46,630 7,440
100 Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary $84,660 $54,030 60

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