These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Hickory, NC For 2018

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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 Hickory 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 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other are the highest paid people in Hickory.

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

  1. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  2. Chief Executives
  3. Family and General Practitioners
  4. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  5. Dentists, General
  6. Nurse Anesthetists
  7. Pharmacists
  8. Sales Managers
  9. Marketing Managers
  10. Architectural and Engineering Managers

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 5 on the list of highest paid professions in Hickory. 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 Hickory and North Carolina job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Hickory For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 358 job classifications in Hickory 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 Hickory

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $269,000 $166,520 290
2 Chief Executives $223,770 $116,570 190
3 Family and General Practitioners $220,030 $135,650 200
4 Obstetricians and Gynecologists $204,810 $128,840 40
5 Dentists, General $194,970 $74,510 100
6 Nurse Anesthetists $152,570 $115,520 60
7 Pharmacists $131,420 $104,820 290
8 Sales Managers $125,370 $51,890 180
9 Marketing Managers $121,480 $75,800 90
10 Architectural and Engineering Managers $118,370 $82,210 110
11 General and Operations Managers $116,880 $49,420 1,790
12 Computer and Information Systems Managers $110,620 $65,460 180
13 Financial Managers $109,160 $56,930 320
14 Purchasing Managers $105,990 $65,690 130
15 Medical and Health Services Managers $105,180 $66,110 240
16 Human Resources Managers $100,560 $66,180 130
17 Physician Assistants $98,170 $74,950 170
18 Industrial Production Managers $97,500 $64,710 370
19 Nurse Practitioners $97,070 $79,100 200
20 Veterinarians $96,760 $48,190 90
21 Personal Financial Advisors $93,070 $51,930 70
22 Management Analysts $92,810 $47,350 100
23 Managers, All Other $91,010 $52,780 120
24 Lawyers $89,870 $42,640 230
25 Sales Engineers $89,160 $55,970 50
26 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $86,490 $18,880 90
27 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $85,680 $52,160 140
28 Construction Managers $85,350 $58,680 60
29 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $84,820 $41,550 220
30 Speech-Language Pathologists $84,780 $46,880 230
31 Software Developers, Applications $84,710 $51,340 290
32 Electrical Engineers $82,370 $55,760 110
33 Computer Programmers $82,200 $49,020 60
34 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $81,760 $53,790 50
35 Physical Therapists $81,620 $53,780 190
36 Administrative Services Managers $81,200 $48,420 150
37 Power Plant Operators $79,310 $40,350 160
38 Computer Network Architects $78,890 $56,520 60
39 Computer Systems Analysts $77,280 $47,440 130
40 Mechanical Engineers $76,770 $45,490 160
41 Occupational Therapists $75,270 $53,970 150
42 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $75,130 $36,100 130
43 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $75,010 $48,720 150
44 Industrial Engineers $73,750 $47,080 400
45 Financial Analysts $73,740 $45,600 60
46 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health $73,040 $36,120 30
47 Civil Engineers $70,850 $51,610 40
48 Social and Community Service Managers $70,540 $45,250 70
49 Accountants and Auditors $69,510 $40,590 730
50 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians $68,980 $44,930 40
51 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay $68,950 $52,020 80
52 Commercial and Industrial Designers $68,830 $34,370 100
53 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $68,600 $41,990 200
54 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists $67,370 $50,030 60
55 Chemists $66,150 $38,060 50
56 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products $66,090 $33,880 120
57 Dental Hygienists $65,590 $51,940 180
58 Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors $64,780 $43,030 40
59 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products $63,920 $25,710 1,500
60 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $63,570 $37,020 30
61 Database Administrators $63,380 $34,300 40
62 Credit Analysts $62,620 $35,510 30
63 Loan Officers $62,170 $25,630 260
64 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators $61,870 $42,550 70
65 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists $61,360 $33,990 250
66 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other $61,230 $29,420 450
67 Occupational Therapy Assistants $59,910 $42,780 70
68 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $59,430 $40,050 260
69 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers $59,300 $39,220 510
70 Logisticians $58,450 $40,550 110
71 Business Operations Specialists, All Other $58,090 $34,470 340
72 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $57,840 $43,540 80
73 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists $57,740 $38,960 40
74 Physical Therapist Assistants $57,640 $43,510 130
75 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers $57,500 $36,910 370
76 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers $57,290 $29,930 220
77 Cost Estimators $57,030 $33,700 170
78 Web Developers $56,570 $36,920 60
79 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $56,440 $42,530 110
80 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $56,390 $43,940 40
81 Mechanical Engineering Technicians $55,860 $42,580 90
82 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $55,450 $40,600 50
83 Registered Nurses $55,420 $41,270 3,070
84 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products $55,280 $33,230 370
85 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists $55,190 $42,010 110
86 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other $55,110 $35,380 30
87 Radiologic Technologists $54,360 $38,750 250
88 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines $54,350 $32,990 60
89 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary $54,250 $41,740 60
90 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $54,040 $37,420 40
91 Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents $53,850 $36,900 60
92 Food Service Managers $53,780 $32,480 180
93 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $53,410 $41,390 70
94 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators $53,030 $35,560 330
95 Postal Service Clerks $53,010 $32,530 80
96 Dietitians and Nutritionists $52,520 $35,740 50
97 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers $52,520 $33,580 1,840
98 Mechanical Drafters $52,420 $31,600 50
99 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants $51,980 $33,330 530
100 Compliance Officers $51,420 $33,390 80