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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 Illinois. 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 Psychiatrists are the highest paid people in Illinois.
Here’s a quick look at the top ten highest paying jobs in Illinois:
Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 11 on the list of highest paid professions in the Prairie 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.
We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 716 job classifications in Illinois 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:
|Rank||Job Title||Average Salary|
|4||Family And General Practitioners||$213,340|
|5||Obstetricians And Gynecologists||$201,940|
|7||Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers||$193,600|
|9||Physicians And Surgeons, All Other||$183,780|
|13||Law Teachers, Postsecondary||$152,110|
|16||Computer And Information Systems Managers||$143,900|
|17||Air Traffic Controllers||$136,390|
|18||Architectural And Engineering Managers||$136,270|
|22||Economics Teachers, Postsecondary||$128,340|
|23||Dentists, All Other Specialists||$127,280|
|24||Personal Financial Advisors||$126,640|
|25||Compensation And Benefits Managers||$126,470|
|26||General And Operations Managers||$125,990|
|28||Medical And Health Services Managers||$121,900|
|30||Public Relations And Fundraising Managers||$119,330|
|31||Human Resources Managers||$119,160|
|32||Natural Sciences Managers||$118,480|
|34||Training And Development Managers||$116,960|
|35||Computer Network Architects||$114,780|
|38||Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary||$114,010|
|39||Computer And Information Research Scientists||$113,350|
|40||Biochemists And Biophysicists||$111,760|
|43||Software Developers, Systems Software||$108,570|
|46||Business Teachers, Postsecondary||$107,910|
|49||Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary||$105,140|
|50||First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives||$104,990|
|51||Industrial Production Managers||$104,540|
|52||Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School||$103,880|
|53||Real Estate Brokers||$103,430|
|56||Computer Hardware Engineers||$101,630|
|59||Education Administrators, Postsecondary||$99,690|
|60||Information Security Analysts||$98,640|
|62||Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers||$98,210|
|63||Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||$98,010|
|64||Administrative Services Managers||$97,840|
|65||Physical Scientists, All Other||$97,720|
|66||Operations Research Analysts||$96,630|
|67||Software Developers, Applications||$96,610|
|69||Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers||$95,120|
|76||Financial Specialists, All Other||$93,200|
|77||Elevator Installers And Repairers||$93,190|
|78||Mining And Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers||$92,530|
|79||Reinforcing Iron And Rebar Workers||$92,510|
|81||Physics Teachers, Postsecondary||$92,130|
|85||Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents||$91,640|
|86||First-Line Supervisors Of Fire Fighting And Prevention Workers||$90,860|
|87||Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$90,820|
|90||Life Scientists, All Other||$90,030|
|91||Arbitrators, Mediators, And Conciliators||$90,020|
|92||Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$89,860|
|93||Food Scientists And Technologists||$89,700|
|94||Computer Systems Analysts||$89,370|
|97||Anthropology And Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary||$88,770|
|99||Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary||$88,640|
|100||Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors||$88,320|
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