The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Las Vegas, NV For 2020

by Chris Kolmar
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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2020. This is our fifth time ranking the highest paying jobs in Las Vegas

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 Las Vegas 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 Pediatricians, General are the highest paid people in Las Vegas.

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

  1. Pediatricians, General
  2. General Internal Medicine Physicians
  3. Chief Executives
  4. Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
  5. Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric
  6. Family Medicine Physicians
  7. Dentists, General
  8. Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
  9. Marketing Managers
  10. Computer and Information Systems Managers

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 7 on the list of highest paid professions in Las Vegas. 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 Las Vegas and Nevada job scene here:

How we determined the highest paid jobs in Las Vegas For 2020

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 496 job classifications in Las Vegas 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 29, 2020.

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Las Vegas

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Pediatricians, General $252,180 $169,280 70
2 General Internal Medicine Physicians $247,760 $30,510 280
3 Chief Executives $239,870 $102,760 610
4 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers $238,320 $112,990 1,640
5 Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric $207,370 $95,780 2,040
6 Family Medicine Physicians $192,310 $107,510 440
7 Dentists, General $188,590 $88,560 660
8 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $159,900 $121,800 110
9 Marketing Managers $143,900 $63,370 1,550
10 Computer and Information Systems Managers $136,690 $85,810 1,570
11 Lawyers $133,940 $78,740 3,580
12 General and Operations Managers $127,450 $52,210 14,230
13 Air Traffic Controllers $126,380 $83,440 200
14 Physician Assistants $125,930 $94,260 450
15 Pharmacists $122,800 $97,930 1,830
16 Compensation and Benefits Managers $122,300 $68,980 100
17 Financial Managers $120,300 $57,540 4,370
18 Human Resources Managers $119,930 $71,160 720
19 Chemical Engineers $119,830 $68,230 40
20 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $118,040 $59,160 390
21 Medical and Health Services Managers $117,940 $62,290 1,960
22 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $115,250 $60,090 400
23 Natural Sciences Managers $115,190 $76,590 120
24 Advertising and Promotions Managers $115,050 $58,910 200
25 Physical Therapists $113,950 $72,600 1,130
26 Computer Network Architects $112,980 $69,890 580
27 Purchasing Managers $112,690 $74,640 380
28 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $112,610 $87,140 580
29 Nurse Practitioners $112,470 $85,780 790
30 First-Line Supervisors of Firefighting and Prevention Workers $109,200 $85,570 340
31 Occupational Therapists $108,870 $67,520 630
32 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $107,900 $17,630 60
33 Information Security Analysts $107,380 $52,000 410
34 Gambling Managers $105,410 $55,350 430
35 Power Distributors and Dispatchers $103,350 $83,850 90
36 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $103,180 $30,130 140
37 Personal Service Managers, All Other; Entertainment and Recreation Managers, Except Gambling; and Managers, All Other $102,860 $53,810 6,730
38 Industrial Production Managers $101,020 $64,660 430
39 Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers $100,520 $73,560 30
40 Commercial Pilots $98,230 $49,250 550
41 Environmental Engineers $97,450 $58,370 330
42 Power Plant Operators $97,130 $66,650 210
43 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers $96,800 $61,310 200
44 Civil Engineers $96,800 $58,310 1,630
45 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $95,790 $35,200 720
46 Administrative Services and Facilities Managers $95,630 $55,310 1,160
47 Training and Development Managers $95,560 $56,480 240
48 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other $95,080 $58,000 40
49 Real Estate Brokers $95,020 $22,750 330
50 Software Developers and Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers $94,600 $44,160 4,140
51 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $94,600 $33,540 870
52 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists $94,260 $67,920 490
53 Construction Managers $94,190 $53,750 2,950
54 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $93,060 $65,980 120
55 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $93,020 $59,540 330
56 Lodging Managers $92,890 $47,780 440
57 Hydrologists $92,490 $51,090 60
58 Veterinarians $92,470 $65,680 390
59 Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary $92,240 $68,680 1,090
60 Fire Inspectors and Investigators $91,850 $65,640 110
61 Database Administrators and Architects $91,430 $58,310 560
62 Registered Nurses $91,330 $66,650 17,210
63 Management Analysts $90,950 $51,650 3,200
64 Mechanical Engineers $90,180 $65,480 740
65 Conservation Scientists $90,110 $49,580 40
66 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $90,050 $52,800 720
67 Therapists, All Other $89,520 $56,780 60
68 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers $87,700 $47,510 70
69 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $87,440 $58,180 370
70 Advertising Sales Agents $86,890 $28,430 420
71 Computer Hardware Engineers $86,880 $62,510 50
72 Psychologists, All Other $86,780 $59,310 50
73 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $86,750 $60,410 1,140
74 Urban and Regional Planners $86,140 $57,440 120
75 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists $85,760 $56,090 90
76 Art Directors $84,840 $54,450 150
77 Electrical Engineers $84,450 $51,760 420
78 Computer Programmers $84,290 $53,100 500
79 Surveyors $84,090 $57,720 270
80 Computer Systems Analysts $83,960 $54,530 1,390
81 Dental Hygienists $83,520 $58,780 1,820
82 Producers and Directors $83,060 $41,530 640
83 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $82,720 $65,910 270
84 Social and Community Service Managers $81,680 $46,920 430
85 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $81,620 $64,280 70
86 Operations Research Analysts $81,490 $48,230 100
87 Airfield Operations Specialists $80,970 $47,320 50
88 Chiropractors $80,600 $54,050 230
89 Speech-Language Pathologists $80,520 $46,060 740
90 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other $79,980 $51,100 100
91 Loan Officers $79,900 $18,940 2,700
92 Respiratory Therapists $79,880 $55,280 1,150
93 Orthotists and Prosthetists $79,080 $51,540 60
94 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians $78,900 $56,840 1,580
95 Firefighters $78,850 $53,470 1,360
96 Construction and Building Inspectors $78,500 $47,390 600
97 Personal Financial Advisors $78,420 $50,910 600
98 Education Administrators, All Other $78,390 $46,880 150
99 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators $77,990 $53,320 360
100 Healthcare Social Workers $77,960 $37,720 580
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