We combed through the data to identify the profession in Illinois that will get you rich.
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 Surgeons 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 9 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.
If you’re interested, you can read more about the Illinois job scene here:
We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 735 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 30, 2018.
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|Rank||Job Title||Average Salary|
|2||Family And General Practitioners||$220,290|
|4||Obstetricians And Gynecologists||$206,490|
|7||Physicians And Surgeons, All Other||$191,440|
|11||Dentists, All Other Specialists||$156,870|
|12||Law Teachers, Postsecondary||$156,000|
|13||Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers||$146,150|
|15||Economics Teachers, Postsecondary||$137,920|
|16||Air Traffic Controllers||$137,520|
|17||Computer And Information Systems Managers||$137,140|
|18||Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary||$136,670|
|20||Architectural And Engineering Managers||$132,290|
|22||General And Operations Managers||$124,190|
|24||Personal Financial Advisors||$121,750|
|26||Compensation And Benefits Managers||$121,570|
|27||Computer And Information Research Scientists||$121,310|
|28||Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary||$120,740|
|30||Business Teachers, Postsecondary||$119,810|
|32||Public Relations And Fundraising Managers||$115,180|
|33||Natural Sciences Managers||$113,620|
|34||Medical And Health Services Managers||$113,030|
|35||Human Resources Managers||$112,430|
|36||Computer Network Architects||$112,050|
|40||Software Developers, Systems Software||$106,700|
|44||Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School||$104,280|
|45||Advertising And Promotions Managers||$104,130|
|48||Training And Development Managers||$101,500|
|49||Biochemists And Biophysicists||$101,450|
|50||First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives||$101,240|
|51||Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||$100,610|
|52||Industrial Production Managers||$100,480|
|54||Education Administrators, Postsecondary||$99,740|
|58||Information Security Analysts||$97,360|
|60||Nuclear Power Reactor Operators||$96,930|
|62||Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers||$96,690|
|63||Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary||$96,590|
|65||Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary||$96,330|
|66||Software Developers, Applications||$96,110|
|67||Computer Hardware Engineers||$95,500|
|68||Mining And Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers||$93,920|
|69||Atmospheric And Space Scientists||$93,900|
|71||Computer Occupations, All Other||$92,960|
|72||Makeup Artists, Theatrical And Performance||$92,940|
|73||Administrative Services Managers||$92,940|
|75||Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$92,530|
|76||Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers||$92,220|
|79||First-Line Supervisors Of Fire Fighting And Prevention Workers||$91,930|
|84||Detectives And Criminal Investigators||$90,890|
|85||Computer Systems Analysts||$90,600|
|86||Physical Scientists, All Other||$90,510|
|87||Biological Scientists, All Other||$90,320|
|88||Operations Research Analysts||$90,310|
|89||Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$90,250|
|92||Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary||$89,680|
|94||Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$89,290|
|95||Physics Teachers, Postsecondary||$89,040|
|97||History Teachers, Postsecondary||$88,590|
|98||Engineers, All Other||$88,470|
|99||Elevator Installers And Repairers||$88,340|
|100||Fish And Game Wardens||$88,120|
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