These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Kennewick, WA 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 Kennewick 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 Kennewick.

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

  1. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  2. Family and General Practitioners
  3. Dentists, General
  4. Chief Executives
  5. Architectural and Engineering Managers
  6. Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
  7. Managers, All Other
  8. Computer and Information Systems Managers
  9. Pharmacists
  10. Marketing Managers

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 3 on the list of highest paid professions in Kennewick. 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 Kennewick and Washington job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Kennewick For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 307 job classifications in Kennewick 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 Kennewick

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $221,280 $122,570 240
2 Family and General Practitioners $208,790 $123,760 60
3 Dentists, General $175,630 $60,020 100
4 Chief Executives $161,760 $82,330 150
5 Architectural and Engineering Managers $146,710 $104,360 530
6 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $142,500 $72,480 30
7 Managers, All Other $137,270 $100,190 480
8 Computer and Information Systems Managers $130,050 $84,770 160
9 Pharmacists $129,360 $104,320 160
10 Marketing Managers $127,180 $76,440 50
11 Purchasing Managers $125,980 $84,180 110
12 Human Resources Managers $120,670 $85,330 110
13 Training and Development Managers $119,420 $86,910 40
14 Nuclear Engineers $112,810 $77,660 350
15 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $112,500 $60,130 30
16 Physicists $111,930 $68,660 250
17 Nurse Practitioners $110,820 $82,900 100
18 Physical Scientists, All Other $110,800 $91,810 50
19 General and Operations Managers $110,730 $48,660 1,500
20 Engineers, All Other $109,470 $78,420 460
21 Chemical Engineers $108,560 $68,110 210
22 Electrical Engineers $108,160 $71,790 320
23 Environmental Engineers $108,000 $70,130 210
24 Construction Managers $107,420 $66,520 260
25 Administrative Services Managers $106,040 $60,450 160
26 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $105,910 $53,000 120
27 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $104,750 $75,710 190
28 Industrial Engineers $103,580 $74,830 190
29 Financial Managers $103,360 $59,930 310
30 Physician Assistants $101,220 $57,230 70
31 Budget Analysts $100,310 $58,980 40
32 Sales Managers $99,580 $51,110 200
33 Veterinarians $99,310 $62,670 50
34 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $98,950 $62,660 60
35 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $98,310 $54,100 80
36 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $98,090 $79,830 220
37 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers $98,060 $59,150 80
38 Software Developers, Systems Software $97,060 $57,910 70
39 Personal Financial Advisors $96,790 $41,450 40
40 Industrial Production Managers $96,300 $46,270 50
41 Software Developers, Applications $95,750 $54,900 390
42 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $95,430 $64,780 70
43 Mechanical Engineers $95,350 $59,550 450
44 Lawyers $93,620 $56,220 130
45 Hydrologists $92,440 $56,560 30
46 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health $92,110 $53,750 260
47 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $91,720 $64,710 310
48 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $91,520 $65,060 90
49 Business Operations Specialists, All Other $90,570 $50,700 1,000
50 Computer Systems Analysts $90,410 $65,130 220
51 Computer Network Architects $87,880 $47,710 110
52 Physical Therapists $87,540 $65,050 140
53 Millwrights $86,900 $80,090 50
54 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $86,620 $62,740 50
55 Management Analysts $86,170 $43,110 180
56 Dental Hygienists $86,100 $69,310 220
57 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers $85,880 $66,170 80
58 Occupational Therapists $85,640 $55,230 60
59 Urban and Regional Planners $83,870 $56,060 50
60 Logisticians $83,180 $48,510 80
61 Information Security Analysts $83,150 $58,410 40
62 Medical and Health Services Managers $83,040 $56,550 210
63 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $82,330 $52,120 200
64 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers $82,060 $24,730 120
65 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other $78,950 $57,200 50
66 Database Administrators $78,800 $45,500 50
67 Compliance Officers $76,500 $40,720 330
68 Legislators $75,510 $19,840 50
69 Public Relations Specialists $75,470 $49,230 120
70 Training and Development Specialists $75,180 $35,860 230
71 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products $75,090 $42,300 440
72 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment $74,520 $38,790 70
73 Cost Estimators $74,380 $43,540 340
74 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers $74,340 $50,920 450
75 Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers $73,110 $37,530 470
76 Labor Relations Specialists $72,370 $36,770 190
77 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians $72,330 $40,660 190
78 Technical Writers $71,530 $49,390 110
79 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters $71,480 $31,880 390
80 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers $70,960 $36,320 410
81 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $69,840 $46,190 60
82 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers $69,660 $41,180 450
83 Speech-Language Pathologists $69,360 $45,050 90
84 Electricians $69,060 $24,980 670
85 Accountants and Auditors $68,610 $43,380 660
86 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians $68,190 $33,010 60
87 Crane and Tower Operators $68,070 $35,400 50
88 Surveyors $67,370 $43,290 40
89 Computer Network Support Specialists $67,220 $44,100 60
90 Plant and System Operators, All Other $66,950 $56,870 40
91 First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Workers, All Other $66,380 $43,200 70
92 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists $66,100 $47,140 110
93 Librarians $66,060 $50,410 100
94 Human Resources Specialists $66,040 $34,990 380
95 Firefighters $66,030 $41,080 290
96 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers $65,920 $42,150 430
97 Drafters, All Other $65,660 $39,900 30
98 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators $65,460 $52,520 30
99 Computer Occupations, All Other $65,260 $33,510 100
100 Construction and Building Inspectors $64,710 $40,680 100