These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Fort Lauderdale, FL 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 Fort Lauderdale 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 Fort Lauderdale.

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

  1. Surgeons
  2. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  3. Chief Executives
  4. Family and General Practitioners
  5. Pediatricians, General
  6. Education Administrators, Postsecondary
  7. Nurse Anesthetists
  8. Sales Managers
  9. Computer and Information Systems Managers
  10. Financial Managers

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 18 on the list of highest paid professions in Fort Lauderdale. 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 Fort Lauderdale and Florida job scene here:

How we determined the highest paid jobs in Fort Lauderdale For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 495 job classifications in Fort Lauderdale 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 Fort Lauderdale

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Surgeons $226,610 $65,940 50
2 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $211,910 $50,720 1,350
3 Chief Executives $209,650 $97,430 1,700
4 Family and General Practitioners $188,980 $73,570 1,280
5 Pediatricians, General $177,990 $43,410 120
6 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $150,150 $70,950 130
7 Nurse Anesthetists $147,490 $65,560 30
8 Sales Managers $142,690 $71,340 1,640
9 Computer and Information Systems Managers $141,430 $85,470 1,210
10 Financial Managers $138,700 $71,410 2,030
11 Natural Sciences Managers $138,650 $82,620 70
12 Internists, General $138,450 $101,250 650
13 General and Operations Managers $138,440 $59,890 7,910
14 Medical and Health Services Managers $132,530 $75,570 1,060
15 Podiatrists $132,070 $55,680 180
16 Pharmacists $128,880 $102,610 1,990
17 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $126,160 $71,520 150
18 Dentists, General $123,990 $61,810 720
19 Marketing Managers $122,490 $64,240 710
20 Computer Hardware Engineers $116,660 $80,740 180
21 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers $112,220 $30,890 50
22 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $110,980 $72,830 390
23 Architectural and Engineering Managers $110,590 $65,660 470
24 Administrative Services Managers $110,460 $62,430 930
25 Purchasing Managers $110,170 $71,170 300
26 Industrial Production Managers $109,990 $70,520 380
27 Advertising and Promotions Managers $109,470 $60,620 110
28 Education Administrators, All Other $108,560 $50,730 120
29 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $107,560 $61,050 390
30 Human Resources Managers $106,660 $59,090 440
31 Physician Assistants $105,620 $83,190 400
32 Compensation and Benefits Managers $105,310 $69,730 60
33 Transportation Inspectors $99,840 $70,650 230
34 Veterinarians $99,800 $64,600 240
35 Occupational Therapists $99,400 $75,150 640
36 Managers, All Other $97,530 $45,170 1,390
37 Construction Managers $97,170 $43,730 2,090
38 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $96,050 $37,340 210
39 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $95,800 $53,470 390
40 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $95,770 $42,600 3,010
41 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $95,050 $40,870 4,180
42 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $95,010 $52,000 820
43 Personal Financial Advisors $94,920 $52,160 1,130
44 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $94,470 $47,000 860
45 Biomedical Engineers $92,960 $49,360 90
46 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers $92,620 $62,730 130
47 Social and Community Service Managers $92,370 $54,540 310
48 Electrical Engineers $89,820 $50,260 310
49 Database Administrators $89,810 $53,390 610
50 Speech-Language Pathologists $89,760 $65,000 610
51 Commercial Pilots $88,560 $33,890 330
52 Training and Development Managers $88,410 $42,330 190
53 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers $86,890 $67,540 310
54 Producers and Directors $86,860 $35,390 530
55 Physical Therapists $86,450 $50,730 1,090
56 Computer Occupations, All Other $86,070 $24,860 440
57 Software Developers, Systems Software $85,950 $56,200 1,300
58 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other $84,820 $39,840 920
59 Loan Officers $84,370 $38,290 1,570
60 Engineers, All Other $83,500 $55,130 250
61 Nurse Practitioners $82,430 $50,610 680
62 Software Developers, Applications $82,370 $45,570 3,000
63 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $81,820 $50,990 1,630
64 Sales Engineers $80,850 $44,240 140
65 Radiation Therapists $80,560 $56,060 50
66 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $80,440 $43,530 480
67 Civil Engineers $80,410 $46,890 1,350
68 Computer Systems Analysts $79,340 $47,030 1,950
69 Audiologists $79,120 $63,640 40
70 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate $78,290 $41,730 220
71 Mechanical Engineers $78,170 $46,240 430
72 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $78,040 $50,260 130
73 Computer Network Architects $77,640 $42,770 1,840
74 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other $77,440 $39,300 50
75 Art Directors $77,320 $53,010 120
76 Chiropractors $76,450 $37,640 200
77 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $76,100 $44,540 230
78 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $74,650 $60,450 150
79 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other $74,160 $45,150 910
80 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $73,800 $40,070 290
81 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary $73,780 $46,120 260
82 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $73,660 $44,870 140
83 Elevator Installers and Repairers $73,380 $39,730 390
84 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $73,080 $31,380 2,310
85 Accountants and Auditors $72,450 $40,890 8,290
86 Real Estate Brokers $72,240 $22,430 150
87 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other $71,990 $43,490 130
88 Information Security Analysts $71,860 $43,330 370
89 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other $71,750 $44,110 200
90 Urban and Regional Planners $71,560 $47,190 130
91 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels $71,470 $37,830 130
92 Psychologists, All Other $71,420 $29,430 160
93 Real Estate Sales Agents $71,400 $23,960 2,280
94 Management Analysts $71,330 $36,730 3,550
95 Environmental Engineers $71,010 $42,090 450
96 Computer Programmers $70,620 $29,820 1,380
97 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists $70,470 $54,120 360
98 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $70,200 $46,210 120
99 Therapists, All Other $70,190 $52,280 70
100 Industrial Engineers $70,100 $39,110 650
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