These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Maine 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 Maine. 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 Maine.

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

  1. Surgeons
  2. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  3. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  4. Internists, General
  5. Pediatricians, General
  6. Family and General Practitioners
  7. Dentists, General
  8. Psychiatrists
  9. Podiatrists
  10. Nurse Anesthetists

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 7 on the list of highest paid professions in the Pine Tree 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.

How we determined the highest paid jobs in Maine For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 576 job classifications in Maine 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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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Maine

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Surgeons $287,030 $197,190 180
2 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other $247,470 $111,690 2,080
3 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $239,250 $58,950 160
4 Internists, General $206,370 $100,030 110
5 Pediatricians, General $200,930 $133,580 160
6 Family And General Practitioners $198,210 $135,210 690
7 Dentists, General $179,920 $71,520 500
8 Psychiatrists $174,990 $27,670 180
9 Podiatrists $173,200 $50,560 30
10 Nurse Anesthetists $159,480 $120,090 380
11 Chief Executives $148,930 $62,920 890
12 Optometrists $140,880 $73,220 150
13 Personal Financial Advisors $134,380 $42,880 370
14 Architectural And Engineering Managers $127,180 $87,920 660
15 Natural Sciences Managers $126,690 $68,700 240
16 Pharmacists $125,680 $102,210 1,290
17 Sales Managers $124,610 $65,710 1,010
18 Computer And Information Systems Managers $116,120 $72,020 1,310
19 Physicists $114,360 $79,490 40
20 Financial Managers $113,770 $59,430 2,640
21 Information Security Analysts $110,080 $51,890 250
22 Compensation And Benefits Managers $108,650 $67,660 40
23 Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates $108,620 $55,870 90
24 Physician Assistants $105,880 $85,180 790
25 Actuaries $105,520 $60,220 110
26 Transportation Inspectors $105,250 $40,950 50
27 Human Resources Managers $102,490 $66,490 510
28 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $102,270 $63,160 190
29 Lawyers $102,040 $50,410 1,710
30 Advertising And Promotions Managers $101,450 $46,240 100
31 Purchasing Managers $100,320 $67,520 280
32 Nurse Practitioners $100,100 $73,890 1,150
33 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $99,040 $43,810 170
34 Marketing Managers $98,970 $54,270 930
35 Training And Development Managers $97,400 $68,030 110
36 General And Operations Managers $97,120 $33,160 12,590
37 Veterinarians $96,870 $61,510 360
38 Managers, All Other $96,750 $60,380 1,210
39 Nurse Midwives $95,410 $60,740 30
40 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $95,060 $53,130 90
41 Industrial Production Managers $94,920 $60,870 690
42 Chemical Engineers $94,690 $58,460 30
43 Software Developers, Systems Software $91,550 $57,480 340
44 Medical And Health Services Managers $91,280 $57,070 1,840
45 Chiropractors $91,170 $37,380 130
46 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $91,070 $46,040 630
47 Computer Network Architects $90,920 $60,150 600
48 Mechanical Engineers $89,200 $57,030 940
49 Electrical Engineers $88,580 $60,020 470
50 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $88,380 $51,430 470
51 Materials Engineers $88,140 $52,790 100
52 Software Developers, Applications $87,940 $56,600 1,680
53 Anthropology And Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary $87,570 $54,740 30
54 Construction Managers $86,970 $53,880 1,190
55 Industrial Engineers $86,950 $59,520 800
56 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $86,670 $45,520 150
57 Engineers, All Other $85,630 $42,030 600
58 Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers $84,580 $24,710 40
59 Radiation Therapists $84,500 $55,160 50
60 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $84,140 $50,080 70
61 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $83,400 $44,890 80
62 Funeral Service Managers $83,370 $49,830 50
63 Sales Engineers $82,870 $48,860 150
64 Philosophy And Religion Teachers, Postsecondary $81,880 $41,400 120
65 Computer Systems Analysts $81,710 $50,710 1,770
66 Labor Relations Specialists $81,510 $56,810 240
67 Psychologists, All Other $81,290 $24,020 50
68 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $80,920 $43,590 200
69 Biomedical Engineers $80,490 $54,910 50
70 Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School $80,390 $53,700 1,440
71 Civil Engineers $79,810 $52,260 1,100
72 Audiologists $79,610 $65,220 30
73 Health Diagnosing And Treating Practitioners, All Other $79,080 $46,690 210
74 Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors $78,250 $49,330 100
75 Mechanical Engineering Technicians $78,250 $53,420 180
76 Fashion Designers $77,850 $45,780 90
77 Administrative Services Managers $77,610 $44,820 1,460
78 Computer Programmers $77,450 $52,600 880
79 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $77,290 $49,460 110
80 Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products $77,160 $35,230 470
81 History Teachers, Postsecondary $77,080 $51,200 130
82 Computer Occupations, All Other $77,050 $46,150 820
83 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $76,680 $50,100 590
84 Financial Analysts $76,380 $53,240 460
85 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other $76,230 $53,100 820
86 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $76,150 $44,970 230
87 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $75,970 $38,640 90
88 Physical Therapists $75,850 $54,110 1,480
89 Database Administrators $74,570 $47,110 250
90 Biochemists And Biophysicists $74,370 $49,390 210
91 Statisticians $74,070 $43,900 60
92 Clinical, Counseling, And School Psychologists $73,660 $41,800 250
93 Hydrologists $73,520 $53,810 50
94 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $73,250 $54,130 210
95 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists $72,840 $56,590 110
96 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $72,720 $54,200 80
97 Architects, Except Landscape And Naval $72,480 $34,710 290
98 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $72,110 $40,810 190
99 Credit Analysts $71,550 $40,930 160
100 Loan Officers $71,500 $34,180 1,120

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