These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Harrisburg, PA 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 Harrisburg 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 Anesthesiologists are the highest paid people in Harrisburg.

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

  1. Anesthesiologists
  2. Psychiatrists
  3. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  4. Surgeons
  5. Chief Executives
  6. Dentists, General
  7. Nurse Anesthetists
  8. Family and General Practitioners
  9. Marketing Managers
  10. Purchasing Managers

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 6 on the list of highest paid professions in Harrisburg. 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 Harrisburg and Pennsylvania job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Harrisburg For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 450 job classifications in Harrisburg 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 Harrisburg

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Anesthesiologists $210,870 $55,510 210
2 Psychiatrists $190,500 $55,270 60
3 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $178,150 $56,210 1,230
4 Surgeons $173,710 $54,990 300
5 Chief Executives $173,690 $84,880 680
6 Dentists, General $171,740 $108,370 140
7 Nurse Anesthetists $170,790 $146,320 120
8 Family and General Practitioners $158,630 $62,230 280
9 Marketing Managers $133,110 $68,520 490
10 Purchasing Managers $131,840 $71,570 110
11 Lawyers $131,220 $62,630 2,150
12 Architectural and Engineering Managers $127,370 $80,690 310
13 Financial Managers $120,290 $62,590 970
14 General and Operations Managers $119,370 $47,140 3,430
15 Computer and Information Systems Managers $118,180 $81,670 950
16 Pharmacists $116,610 $101,440 610
17 Pediatricians, General $111,310 $54,590 160
18 Veterinarians $109,730 $58,950 120
19 Training and Development Managers $109,610 $72,060 40
20 Medical and Health Services Managers $109,030 $54,480 600
21 Sales Managers $108,270 $50,810 520
22 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $107,360 $69,470 150
23 Advertising and Promotions Managers $106,780 $51,410 50
24 Natural Sciences Managers $106,000 $70,320 190
25 Actuaries $105,230 $60,360 210
26 Compensation and Benefits Managers $104,780 $63,230 50
27 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $103,090 $65,330 220
28 Human Resources Managers $101,230 $63,340 260
29 Managers, All Other $101,150 $65,610 1,210
30 Nurse Practitioners $100,430 $70,510 290
31 Personal Financial Advisors $99,340 $42,650 260
32 Construction Managers $98,440 $63,460 270
33 Industrial Production Managers $97,130 $59,510 250
34 Administrative Services Managers $97,120 $63,230 690
35 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $96,820 $63,430 320
36 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $94,350 $62,180 260
37 Software Developers, Systems Software $94,100 $60,280 430
38 Education Administrators, All Other $93,180 $44,770 60
39 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $92,420 $66,330 340
40 Physical Therapists $88,960 $63,120 580
41 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers $86,530 $57,320 130
42 Electrical Engineers $86,520 $61,930 180
43 Mechanical Engineers $86,340 $56,890 310
44 Computer Network Architects $85,660 $54,930 320
45 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $85,120 $44,970 70
46 Physician Assistants $84,460 $45,320 360
47 Civil Engineers $81,850 $54,920 1,250
48 Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary $81,600 $55,030 40
49 Landscape Architects $81,210 $52,480 30
50 Computer Occupations, All Other $80,650 $53,970 1,520
51 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $80,200 $28,340 250
52 Database Administrators $80,000 $51,150 610
53 History Teachers, Postsecondary $79,200 $43,730 60
54 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $79,160 $45,350 180
55 Information Security Analysts $78,840 $44,050 210
56 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $78,750 $46,010 60
57 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $78,390 $46,660 150
58 Industrial Engineers $78,380 $60,950 250
59 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $78,350 $44,790 180
60 Occupational Therapists $78,040 $53,230 330
61 Computer Systems Analysts $77,970 $48,170 1,630
62 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $77,930 $33,950 440
63 Computer Programmers $77,650 $44,770 1,100
64 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers $77,370 $61,580 80
65 Life Scientists, All Other $76,710 $57,300 30
66 Software Developers, Applications $75,820 $45,370 1,950
67 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $75,090 $48,980 240
68 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $75,010 $36,940 100
69 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $74,710 $45,090 150
70 Engineers, All Other $74,660 $53,600 90
71 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $74,500 $50,540 50
72 Environmental Engineers $74,320 $49,110 260
73 Financial Analysts $73,540 $42,440 750
74 Logisticians $73,510 $39,580 780
75 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers $73,450 $57,800 70
76 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $72,590 $56,760 40
77 Financial Specialists, All Other $72,580 $39,580 380
78 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $72,550 $49,170 270
79 Social and Community Service Managers $72,510 $38,140 420
80 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators $72,070 $48,590 30
81 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents $71,830 $60,290 30
82 Management Analysts $71,710 $48,490 1,920
83 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers $71,570 $49,590 130
84 Speech-Language Pathologists $70,870 $48,420 270
85 Financial Examiners $70,700 $43,120 110
86 Communications Teachers, Postsecondary $70,450 $41,550 70
87 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $69,920 $34,130 290
88 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $69,720 $43,880 40
89 Business Operations Specialists, All Other $69,540 $41,000 1,490
90 Accountants and Auditors $69,540 $43,100 3,470
91 Advertising Sales Agents $69,410 $18,640 240
92 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary $69,100 $40,330 210
93 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $68,960 $36,120 160
94 Operations Research Analysts $68,830 $48,470 300
95 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $68,780 $43,360 1,020
96 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $67,540 $34,790 130
97 Registered Nurses $67,450 $51,160 7,410
98 Budget Analysts $67,110 $48,820 290
99 Instructional Coordinators $66,990 $40,070 510
100 Labor Relations Specialists $66,920 $40,020 510