These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Lancaster, 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 Lancaster 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 Lancaster.

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

  1. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  2. Chief Executives
  3. Dentists, General
  4. Personal Financial Advisors
  5. Architectural and Engineering Managers
  6. Managers, All Other
  7. Financial Managers
  8. Sales Managers
  9. Pharmacists
  10. Veterinarians

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

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Lancaster For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 408 job classifications in Lancaster 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 Lancaster

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $229,890 $100,130 620
2 Chief Executives $185,110 $73,700 390
3 Dentists, General $157,210 $63,670 130
4 Personal Financial Advisors $130,080 $43,770 320
5 Architectural and Engineering Managers $126,170 $82,000 170
6 Managers, All Other $119,950 $74,130 160
7 Financial Managers $118,440 $68,870 470
8 Sales Managers $118,290 $64,520 400
9 Pharmacists $116,900 $104,740 350
10 Veterinarians $112,240 $48,110 80
11 Lawyers $111,550 $33,270 410
12 Human Resources Managers $110,040 $73,970 130
13 General and Operations Managers $105,700 $40,320 2,780
14 Computer and Information Systems Managers $105,090 $59,590 260
15 Optometrists $104,690 $70,630 90
16 Environmental Engineers $102,500 $46,480 100
17 Purchasing Managers $99,240 $67,260 50
18 Industrial Production Managers $97,570 $66,420 340
19 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $97,250 $48,700 120
20 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $96,050 $55,050 90
21 Construction Managers $94,520 $56,000 380
22 Nurse Practitioners $93,460 $52,350 140
23 Management Analysts $93,060 $48,350 310
24 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $92,310 $56,540 110
25 Electrical Engineers $91,030 $55,540 100
26 Administrative Services Managers $89,260 $52,060 180
27 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $89,260 $44,780 40
28 Software Developers, Systems Software $89,260 $56,800 80
29 Physician Assistants $86,110 $56,410 130
30 Physical Therapists $85,800 $56,840 350
31 Medical and Health Services Managers $85,380 $43,950 350
32 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $84,380 $66,710 150
33 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $84,230 $40,170 310
34 Industrial Engineers $82,320 $50,600 510
35 Information Security Analysts $82,060 $36,840 50
36 Software Developers, Applications $80,760 $48,560 370
37 Occupational Therapists $80,550 $54,060 170
38 Materials Engineers $80,500 $53,240 60
39 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $80,060 $50,780 50
40 Civil Engineers $79,170 $48,970 500
41 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $79,000 $45,290 70
42 Loan Officers $78,560 $40,170 440
43 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $77,950 $44,140 130
44 Landscape Architects $77,600 $50,550 60
45 Operations Research Analysts $76,640 $44,740 110
46 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $76,120 $42,870 50
47 Mechanical Engineers $76,030 $46,950 380
48 Computer Network Support Specialists $75,940 $40,910 120
49 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $75,560 $44,520 50
50 Computer Systems Analysts $75,420 $43,600 540
51 Financial Analysts $74,910 $42,870 250
52 History Teachers, Postsecondary $74,450 $49,220 30
53 Engineers, All Other $74,310 $45,210 160
54 Logisticians $73,690 $43,780 130
55 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $73,510 $66,160 50
56 Speech-Language Pathologists $73,500 $50,520 140
57 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $73,160 $41,730 110
58 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $72,230 $31,810 300
59 Database Administrators $71,500 $45,430 110
60 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $71,460 $42,300 530
61 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents $71,170 $59,700 40
62 Computer Hardware Engineers $70,910 $50,000 60
63 Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers $70,520 $54,270 780
64 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $69,900 $44,130 50
65 Sales Engineers $69,720 $34,840 100
66 Communications Teachers, Postsecondary $69,690 $40,380 40
67 Instructional Coordinators $69,540 $51,130 90
68 Insurance Underwriters $69,450 $42,950 210
69 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers $68,920 $48,730 40
70 Financial Specialists, All Other $68,800 $44,040 40
71 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products $68,180 $31,980 3,310
72 Dental Hygienists $68,140 $53,950 570
73 Social and Community Service Managers $68,050 $40,620 220
74 Accountants and Auditors $67,910 $41,550 1,930
75 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $67,760 $37,800 70
76 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $66,820 $33,130 270
77 Computer Programmers $66,360 $41,110 370
78 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School $65,470 $44,880 140
79 Education Teachers, Postsecondary $64,400 $42,150 110
80 Business Operations Specialists, All Other $64,270 $29,500 240
81 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers $63,760 $39,980 720
82 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers $63,600 $34,780 170
83 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School $62,560 $44,660 270
84 Insurance Sales Agents $62,390 $32,900 430
85 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education $61,540 $41,420 1,690
86 Surveyors $61,480 $42,450 70
87 Industrial Engineering Technicians $61,140 $40,110 70
88 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education $61,000 $42,710 1,670
89 Credit Analysts $60,840 $39,080 30
90 Registered Nurses $60,800 $37,190 4,380
91 Food Scientists and Technologists $60,390 $38,150 50
92 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors $60,160 $34,570 280
93 Special Education Teachers, Middle School $59,940 $42,840 150
94 Power Plant Operators $59,810 $35,060 40
95 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers $59,360 $39,620 1,220
96 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers $59,290 $39,220 1,690
97 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators $59,280 $40,770 320
98 Respiratory Therapists $59,190 $43,440 140
99 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers $59,180 $31,980 80
100 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $59,050 $30,360 270