These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Maine For 2019

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by Chris Kolmar
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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2019. This is our fifth time ranking the highest paying jobs in Maine

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. Psychiatrists
  4. Internists, General
  5. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  6. Dentists, General
  7. Family and General Practitioners
  8. Pediatricians, General
  9. Nurse Anesthetists
  10. Chief Executives

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 6 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 2019

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 29, 2019.

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Maine

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Surgeons $286,810 $197,050 170
2 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other $257,550 $120,710 2,280
3 Psychiatrists $256,270 $165,200 120
4 Internists, General $236,220 $167,930 170
5 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $206,150 $57,480 120
6 Dentists, General $203,920 $73,570 470
7 Family And General Practitioners $202,440 $123,670 720
8 Pediatricians, General $191,060 $107,210 160
9 Nurse Anesthetists $170,300 $132,510 290
10 Chief Executives $152,780 $67,760 850
11 Optometrists $136,510 $68,650 170
12 Natural Sciences Managers $135,840 $68,300 300
13 Personal Financial Advisors $135,170 $45,220 430
14 Pharmacists $133,050 $106,950 1,250
15 Architectural And Engineering Managers $124,230 $87,060 760
16 Computer And Information Systems Managers $124,130 $76,660 1,350
17 Physicists $121,650 $83,770 40
18 Sales Managers $121,130 $64,010 980
19 Financial Managers $119,080 $59,570 2,470
20 Physician Assistants $110,030 $86,210 720
21 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $109,900 $45,750 180
22 Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates $109,730 $40,020 90
23 Human Resources Managers $107,160 $67,780 560
24 Lawyers $107,120 $51,260 1,710
25 Actuaries $106,660 $61,440 130
26 Compensation And Benefits Managers $106,200 $62,930 40
27 Nurse Practitioners $103,220 $76,590 1,240
28 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $103,160 $63,520 200
29 Purchasing Managers $102,050 $59,900 250
30 Transportation Inspectors $101,310 $40,350 90
31 Training And Development Managers $99,700 $71,750 80
32 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $99,630 $50,430 90
33 Marketing Managers $99,450 $55,750 1,090
34 Software Developers, Systems Software $98,580 $72,460 380
35 General And Operations Managers $98,100 $33,810 12,510
36 Computer Network Architects $97,890 $63,330 620
37 Industrial Production Managers $97,400 $62,260 770
38 Managers, All Other $96,570 $61,490 1,380
39 Materials Engineers $93,630 $58,710 110
40 Art Directors $93,590 $38,000 250
41 Mechanical Engineers $93,310 $58,020 970
42 Medical And Health Services Managers $93,100 $60,840 2,000
43 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $92,860 $47,630 670
44 Advertising And Promotions Managers $90,510 $43,110 110
45 Software Developers, Applications $90,190 $59,190 2,270
46 Electrical Engineers $89,860 $59,410 580
47 Veterinarians $89,340 $60,280 460
48 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $88,940 $48,560 540
49 Sales Engineers $88,680 $50,650 110
50 Chiropractors $88,170 $54,810 170
51 Industrial Engineers $88,020 $58,840 830
52 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $87,920 $45,460 150
53 Anthropology And Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary $87,240 $56,350 30
54 Funeral Service Managers $87,150 $45,610 40
55 Radiation Therapists $87,000 $58,060 60
56 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $85,990 $48,730 80
57 Engineers, All Other $85,800 $42,870 610
58 Computer Programmers $84,830 $52,940 780
59 Construction Managers $84,410 $52,600 1,280
60 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $84,400 $48,440 70
61 Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School $83,860 $57,740 1,420
62 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $82,830 $47,930 200
63 Psychologists, All Other $82,790 $34,000 60
64 Philosophy And Religion Teachers, Postsecondary $82,740 $40,050 120
65 Information Security Analysts $82,270 $51,340 230
66 Civil Engineers $82,160 $52,770 1,130
67 Computer Systems Analysts $81,670 $49,880 1,950
68 Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents $81,670 $34,390 840
69 Administrative Services Managers $80,720 $46,600 1,540
70 Fashion Designers $80,540 $46,950 100
71 Labor Relations Specialists $79,850 $41,270 290
72 Computer Occupations, All Other $79,790 $46,780 890
73 Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors $79,700 $49,270 110
74 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other $79,670 $51,320 780
75 Financial Analysts $79,610 $52,690 490
76 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $79,140 $52,180 550
77 Health Diagnosing And Treating Practitioners, All Other $79,090 $54,510 240
78 Area, Ethnic, And Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary $79,080 $45,550 40
79 Orthotists And Prosthetists $78,620 $49,990 30
80 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $78,550 $35,120 90
81 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $78,220 $56,030 250
82 Hydrologists $77,910 $52,260 50
83 Operations Research Analysts $77,750 $51,580 350
84 Physical Therapists $76,910 $54,350 1,380
85 Network And Computer Systems Administrators $76,780 $51,120 1,130
86 Database Administrators $76,540 $49,330 250
87 Loan Officers $76,340 $36,770 1,090
88 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $76,130 $46,330 130
89 Clinical, Counseling, And School Psychologists $75,620 $49,870 290
90 Environmental Engineers $75,440 $47,840 110
91 Landscape Architects $75,240 $46,650 40
92 Social Scientists And Related Workers, All Other $74,750 $52,470 120
93 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $74,460 $42,610 240
94 Biochemists And Biophysicists $74,430 $51,130 230
95 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers $74,380 $53,660 70
96 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $73,800 $55,240 80
97 Statisticians $73,560 $43,010 90
98 History Teachers, Postsecondary $73,350 $46,350 140
99 Budget Analysts $73,100 $47,100 130
100 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $73,000 $38,100 180

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