The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Las Vegas, NV For 2022

By Chris Kolmar - Apr. 11, 2022

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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2022. This is our sixth 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 Physicians, All Other are the highest paid people in Las Vegas.

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

  1. Physicians, All Other
  2. Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
  3. Dentists, General
  4. Architectural and Engineering Managers
  5. Lawyers
  6. Pharmacists
  7. Physician Assistants
  8. Education Administrators, Postsecondary
  9. Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
  10. Nurse Practitioners

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 3 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 2022

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 523 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, 2022.

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 Physicians, All Other $262,770 $59,220 1,380
2 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $171,630 $125,860 120
3 Dentists, General $167,570 $101,570 440
4 Architectural and Engineering Managers $141,100 $80,890 430
5 Lawyers $136,310 $61,230 4,580
6 Pharmacists $127,350 $99,510 1,860
7 Physician Assistants $125,740 $47,900 470
8 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $124,730 $47,250 690
9 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $122,480 $29,730 460
10 Nurse Practitioners $121,560 $95,750 1,210
11 Natural Sciences Managers $121,530 $78,430 80
12 Marketing Managers $121,280 $47,750 1,960
13 Optometrists $120,370 $77,670 270
14 Computer Network Architects $119,910 $62,920 560
15 Computer and Information Systems Managers $117,150 $77,750 1,190
16 Environmental Engineers $116,890 $62,560 270
17 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $115,440 $98,870 740
18 Sales Managers $115,330 $48,310 2,770
19 Air Traffic Controllers $114,970 $60,610 230
20 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $114,410 $79,890 280
21 Financial Managers $113,330 $60,120 4,500
22 Chiropractors $111,330 $49,100 250
23 Personal Financial Advisors $111,160 $48,060 880
24 Occupational Therapists $110,640 $77,160 670
25 Commercial Pilots $109,540 $49,260 290
26 Hydrologists $109,530 $65,600 80
27 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $108,750 $18,620 50
28 Public Relations Managers $107,950 $61,100 200
29 Medical and Health Services Managers $107,030 $60,420 2,830
30 Power Distributors and Dispatchers $105,750 $64,410 50
31 Physical Scientists, All Other $104,850 $34,110 70
32 Physical Therapists $104,660 $60,680 1,420
33 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay $104,620 $78,470 40
34 Loan Officers $103,170 $23,520 2,260
35 Industrial Engineers $102,930 $60,650 240
36 Sales Engineers $102,860 $58,740 140
37 Software Developers $101,800 $60,810 2,210
38 Clinical and Counseling Psychologists $101,210 $19,350 120
39 General and Operations Managers $101,110 $36,870 21,600
40 Electrical Engineers $100,860 $75,230 450
41 Atmospheric and Space Scientists $99,720 $62,110 40
42 Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other $97,810 $61,200 90
43 Data Scientists $97,540 $77,470 300
44 Civil Engineers $97,140 $60,750 1,640
45 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers $96,910 $49,750 80
46 Information Security Analysts $96,860 $61,710 250
47 Gambling Managers $96,730 $48,550 330
48 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $96,470 $23,840 1,290
49 Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary $95,300 $60,670 1,070
50 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists $94,570 $77,200 310
51 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary $94,090 $38,550 490
52 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $93,790 $60,550 1,330
53 Advertising and Promotions Managers $93,670 $72,110 100
54 Computer Systems Analysts $93,390 $48,730 1,020
55 Epidemiologists $93,260 $79,180 30
56 Veterinarians $92,910 $61,150 380
57 Insurance Underwriters $92,830 $49,910 410
58 Power Plant Operators $92,590 $51,280 110
59 Managers, All Other $91,450 $47,430 9,490
60 Construction Managers $91,090 $60,280 2,750
61 Purchasing Managers $91,060 $38,470 280
62 Database Architects $90,790 $47,750 200
63 Urban and Regional Planners $90,710 $61,030 100
64 Economists $90,630 $50,730 30
65 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other $90,620 $54,230 110
66 Mechanical Engineers $90,320 $60,070 550
67 Registered Nurses $90,230 $64,680 18,260
68 Administrative Services Managers $89,040 $46,860 620
69 Industrial Production Managers $89,010 $48,790 470
70 Human Resources Managers $88,980 $60,710 1,270
71 Fundraising Managers $88,610 $60,680 40
72 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers $88,540 $61,600 110
73 First-Line Supervisors of Firefighting and Prevention Workers $88,440 $76,730 340
74 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators $87,990 $59,280 240
75 Labor Relations Specialists $87,870 $38,250 350
76 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $87,810 $60,500 480
77 Financial Risk Specialists $87,800 $60,680 90
78 Management Analysts $87,560 $60,500 1,830
79 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $87,200 $77,280 80
80 Chemists $87,180 $60,550 50
81 Fire Inspectors and Investigators $86,960 $60,500 120
82 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $86,320 $61,160 260
83 Dental Hygienists $86,070 $60,550 1,320
84 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists $86,030 $60,500 120
85 Speech-Language Pathologists $84,930 $48,660 520
86 Education Administrators, All Other $84,910 $23,120 210
87 Operations Research Analysts $84,590 $60,540 110
88 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $84,440 $46,750 900
89 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other $83,960 $60,730 80
90 Database Administrators $83,940 $48,790 300
91 Special Effects Artists and Animators $83,350 $62,470 150
92 Surveyors $82,740 $48,280 210
93 Producers and Directors $82,420 $47,260 730
94 Technical Writers $82,360 $60,540 100
95 Financial and Investment Analysts $82,330 $60,650 350
96 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $82,300 $19,270 160
97 Project Management Specialists $82,210 $38,870 1,930
98 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $81,810 $62,390 370
99 Facilities Managers $81,220 $46,750 740
100 Orthotists and Prosthetists $81,170 $67,510 80

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Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar is a co-founder of Zippia and the editor-in-chief of the Zippia career advice blog. He has hired over 50 people in his career, been hired five times, and wants to help you land your next job. His research has been featured on the New York Times, Thrillist, VOX, The Atlantic, and a host of local news. More recently, he's been quoted on USA Today, BusinessInsider, and CNBC.

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