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

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

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

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 12 on the list of highest paid professions in the Old Line 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 Maryland For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 672 job classifications in Maryland 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 Maryland

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Surgeons $269,590 $161,700 460
2 Family And General Practitioners $209,420 $106,510 2,360
3 Internists, General $204,350 $107,180 1,070
4 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $199,830 $82,350 450
5 Psychiatrists $194,610 $56,980 600
6 Orthodontists $194,470 $65,090 270
7 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other $193,570 $82,960 10,550
8 Chief Executives $192,360 $19,990 1,670
9 Pediatricians, General $182,660 $73,390 580
10 Nurse Anesthetists $169,160 $94,530 460
11 Dentists, All Other Specialists $157,950 $52,190 110
12 Dentists, General $154,010 $58,520 2,560
13 Sales Managers $153,390 $74,040 5,870
14 Marketing Managers $153,080 $78,150 3,560
15 Computer And Information Systems Managers $150,540 $92,270 9,920
16 Financial Managers $148,990 $77,060 12,230
17 Compensation And Benefits Managers $146,900 $92,070 380
18 Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates $146,020 $129,300 580
19 Architectural And Engineering Managers $144,140 $89,660 5,060
20 Natural Sciences Managers $142,920 $94,800 3,100
21 Podiatrists $142,500 $37,900 200
22 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $140,650 $54,660 140
23 Human Resources Managers $138,050 $86,280 2,390
24 General And Operations Managers $136,080 $52,800 47,360
25 Purchasing Managers $133,430 $95,830 1,640
26 Sales Engineers $131,910 $63,350 1,110
27 Training And Development Managers $130,630 $69,020 1,140
28 Physical Scientists, All Other $127,480 $79,730 1,490
29 Optometrists $127,330 $39,310 640
30 Lawyers $126,480 $52,160 11,900
31 Industrial Production Managers $125,750 $66,050 1,430
32 Astronomers $125,700 $73,010 520
33 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $125,350 $65,490 2,530
34 Political Scientists $124,590 $72,240 80
35 Physicists $124,470 $73,090 1,260
36 Managers, All Other $123,360 $73,530 12,680
37 Health Diagnosing And Treating Practitioners, All Other $123,350 $66,500 5,510
38 Computer Hardware Engineers $123,230 $73,680 3,980
39 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $122,810 $79,100 4,720
40 Aerospace Engineers $122,290 $72,740 2,780
41 Nuclear Engineers $121,070 $75,900 660
42 Mathematicians $120,250 $80,050 170
43 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $120,240 $68,800 1,470
44 Engineers, All Other $119,950 $56,240 4,790
45 Pharmacists $118,920 $85,630 6,290
46 Medical And Health Services Managers $118,860 $70,720 10,210
47 Software Developers, Systems Software $118,330 $59,640 15,030
48 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $116,070 $44,910 970
49 Administrative Services Managers $114,840 $69,660 5,010
50 Advertising And Promotions Managers $114,380 $62,650 490
51 Chemical Engineers $114,230 $76,100 900
52 Economists $114,180 $61,720 640
53 Psychologists, All Other $113,900 $52,180 580
54 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $113,730 $52,950 3,980
55 Air Traffic Controllers $113,580 $79,710 90
56 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $112,660 $49,850 240
57 Animal Scientists $112,230 $31,870 80
58 Software Developers, Applications $112,190 $53,950 12,710
59 Chemists $112,120 $64,660 3,300
60 Marine Engineers And Naval Architects $112,120 $71,380 520
61 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $111,150 $48,000 460
62 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $110,620 $49,200 920
63 Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School $110,170 $73,430 4,850
64 Materials Scientists $110,000 $65,290 230
65 Nurse Practitioners $109,840 $73,800 3,620
66 Computer And Information Research Scientists $109,700 $65,670 2,660
67 Materials Engineers $109,670 $69,020 800
68 Computer Occupations, All Other $109,620 $79,710 13,840
69 Electrical Engineers $109,380 $64,600 4,550
70 Computer Network Architects $109,050 $52,430 5,230
71 Commercial Pilots $108,780 $68,890 510
72 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $108,450 $49,350 780
73 Construction Managers $107,730 $60,750 6,410
74 Information Security Analysts $107,580 $60,040 4,430
75 Network And Computer Systems Administrators $107,240 $62,750 15,400
76 Veterinarians $106,500 $53,080 1,740
77 Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products $105,840 $40,950 6,370
78 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $105,810 $64,190 1,780
79 Personal Financial Advisors $105,150 $39,870 4,600
80 Atmospheric And Space Scientists $104,910 $62,180 570
81 Education Administrators, All Other $104,630 $58,280 3,040
82 Mechanical Engineers $104,250 $60,160 5,540
83 Biological Scientists, All Other $104,220 $62,410 3,720
84 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers $103,720 $58,500 170
85 Physician Assistants $103,150 $58,770 3,010
86 Statisticians $102,410 $63,710 3,070
87 Funeral Service Managers $101,880 $50,310 210
88 Detectives And Criminal Investigators $99,880 $46,160 950
89 Zoologists And Wildlife Biologists $99,800 $56,620 210
90 Emergency Management Directors $99,760 $53,640 90
91 Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors $98,830 $61,340 800
92 Environmental Engineers $98,730 $52,990 1,390
93 Operations Research Analysts $98,160 $54,340 4,060
94 Real Estate Brokers $98,030 $39,680 830
95 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $97,720 $45,340 160
96 Computer Systems Analysts $97,700 $56,090 17,220
97 Biomedical Engineers $97,320 $66,510 710
98 Hydrologists $97,180 $55,490 110
99 Financial Analysts $97,120 $53,500 6,260
100 Microbiologists $96,860 $47,100 2,140

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