These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Maryland 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 Maryland

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

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 16 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 2019

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 692 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 29, 2019.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Maryland

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Surgeons $284,120 $192,320 520
2 Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeons $276,280 $118,290 50
3 Psychiatrists $215,000 $67,490 640
4 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $205,060 $83,440 400
5 Family And General Practitioners $199,300 $75,620 1,640
6 Orthodontists $199,210 $70,850 330
7 Chief Executives $198,260 $19,700 1,680
8 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other $196,210 $82,100 12,170
9 Nurse Anesthetists $191,160 $55,120 290
10 Internists, General $177,670 $87,960 910
11 Pediatricians, General $168,580 $72,320 570
12 Dentists, All Other Specialists $165,800 $52,510 90
13 Podiatrists $159,950 $38,290 290
14 Computer And Information Systems Managers $154,870 $94,060 10,590
15 Financial Managers $152,180 $84,010 12,550
16 Dentists, General $151,950 $57,650 2,720
17 Marketing Managers $150,830 $76,760 4,160
18 Compensation And Benefits Managers $149,160 $93,120 460
19 Natural Sciences Managers $148,310 $99,690 3,370
20 Sales Managers $147,530 $66,770 6,170
21 Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates $145,960 $129,050 580
22 Architectural And Engineering Managers $145,470 $88,990 5,010
23 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $142,190 $52,020 120
24 Human Resources Managers $141,780 $87,260 2,490
25 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $140,990 $56,550 160
26 Nuclear Engineers $137,930 $82,270 500
27 General And Operations Managers $137,700 $52,840 48,180
28 Purchasing Managers $136,630 $94,300 1,700
29 Training And Development Managers $134,290 $72,960 1,260
30 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $134,200 $55,620 320
31 Physical Scientists, All Other $130,450 $81,550 1,690
32 Optometrists $129,000 $44,380 450
33 Animal Scientists $128,700 $35,520 80
34 Lawyers $128,340 $53,390 12,490
35 Sales Engineers $127,340 $61,460 880
36 Aerospace Engineers $127,330 $77,240 2,890
37 Medical And Health Services Managers $127,080 $74,210 11,210
38 Health Diagnosing And Treating Practitioners, All Other $126,550 $67,420 5,450
39 Computer Hardware Engineers $125,290 $72,820 3,790
40 Industrial Production Managers $124,890 $63,360 1,520
41 Political Scientists $123,150 $62,770 90
42 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $123,020 $70,170 1,720
43 Managers, All Other $122,050 $71,440 14,450
44 Computer Network Architects $121,720 $58,800 5,340
45 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $121,280 $54,430 1,080
46 Pharmacists $121,210 $89,000 5,750
47 Physicists $120,450 $62,680 1,950
48 Administrative Services Managers $120,110 $71,420 5,110
49 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $119,880 $71,950 4,190
50 Software Developers, Systems Software $119,860 $66,270 15,430
51 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $119,300 $50,990 230
52 Computer And Information Research Scientists $119,180 $72,910 2,900
53 Engineers, All Other $118,420 $44,080 4,530
54 Air Traffic Controllers $117,610 $82,700 80
55 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $117,160 $54,900 890
56 Veterinarians $117,100 $50,810 1,680
57 Economists $116,870 $68,020 700
58 Electrical Engineers $116,560 $64,750 4,760
59 Materials Engineers $116,380 $72,040 920
60 Chemists $116,060 $67,340 3,100
61 Mathematicians $115,940 $61,790 180
62 Nurse Practitioners $115,060 $81,040 3,710
63 Advertising And Promotions Managers $115,010 $65,420 530
64 Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School $114,170 $80,080 4,960
65 Marine Engineers And Naval Architects $114,010 $74,160 500
66 Chemical Engineers $113,670 $71,470 690
67 Computer Occupations, All Other $113,330 $81,660 13,720
68 Psychologists, All Other $112,330 $52,180 630
69 Commercial Pilots $110,240 $65,050 330
70 Atmospheric And Space Scientists $110,150 $67,350 500
71 Personal Financial Advisors $110,080 $45,910 4,290
72 Mechanical Engineers $109,960 $62,850 5,670
73 Software Developers, Applications $108,850 $52,800 12,780
74 Network And Computer Systems Administrators $108,190 $63,640 16,220
75 Physician Assistants $108,180 $61,950 3,040
76 Information Security Analysts $107,960 $57,870 4,990
77 Statisticians $107,400 $68,040 2,950
78 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $107,350 $51,290 770
79 Microbiologists $107,070 $61,080 1,820
80 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $106,270 $64,140 1,920
81 Construction Managers $106,050 $61,760 6,810
82 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers $105,950 $56,740 180
83 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $105,780 $55,030 5,010
84 Education Administrators, All Other $105,690 $57,490 2,810
85 Materials Scientists $105,180 $54,780 290
86 Funeral Service Managers $104,930 $54,810 190
87 Emergency Management Directors $104,770 $55,570 110
88 Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products $104,400 $40,660 7,260
89 Biological Scientists, All Other $103,790 $57,960 4,100
90 Environmental Engineers $102,650 $52,940 1,540
91 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $102,500 $48,260 270
92 Detectives And Criminal Investigators $102,370 $45,290 860
93 Industrial Engineers $102,200 $62,760 2,860
94 Anthropology And Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary $101,930 $54,380 50
95 Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary $100,740 $55,210 70
96 Hydrologists $100,280 $56,930 90
97 Biomedical Engineers $100,200 $66,730 670
98 Philosophy And Religion Teachers, Postsecondary $99,870 $42,470 440
99 Operations Research Analysts $99,870 $53,450 4,300
100 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $99,840 $51,080 140

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