The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Maryland For 2020

by Chris Kolmar
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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2020. This is our sixth 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, Except Ophthalmologists are the highest paid people in Maryland.

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

  1. Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists
  2. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  3. General Internal Medicine Physicians
  4. Family Medicine Physicians
  5. Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric
  6. Nurse Anesthetists
  7. Orthodontists
  8. Pediatricians, General
  9. Dentists, General
  10. Computer and Information Systems Managers

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 9 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 2020

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 680 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, 2020.

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Maryland

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists $278,720 $194,100 590
2 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $211,430 $90,120 460
3 General Internal Medicine Physicians $203,270 $95,540 1,140
4 Family Medicine Physicians $193,080 $77,870 1,590
5 Physicians, All Other; And Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric $191,690 $68,030 10,680
6 Nurse Anesthetists $186,310 $54,250 440
7 Orthodontists $183,980 $68,700 400
8 Pediatricians, General $178,160 $79,310 720
9 Dentists, General $159,130 $58,510 2,510
10 Computer And Information Systems Managers $157,200 $97,210 11,730
11 Podiatrists $156,340 $37,080 260
12 Marketing Managers $152,550 $77,000 4,580
13 Compensation And Benefits Managers $151,590 $95,370 400
14 Financial Managers $149,930 $77,050 12,840
15 Natural Sciences Managers $147,680 $97,460 3,620
16 Dentists, All Other Specialists $147,450 $82,000 70
17 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $146,200 $58,550 150
18 Architectural And Engineering Managers $145,990 $92,850 5,100
19 Sales Engineers $145,150 $70,910 1,050
20 Sales Managers $143,850 $63,690 6,780
21 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $141,860 $53,910 130
22 Human Resources Managers $140,950 $80,460 2,740
23 Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates $140,360 $131,440 380
24 Training And Development Managers $136,100 $75,680 1,340
25 Lawyers $135,500 $59,040 12,840
26 Aerospace Engineers $135,400 $81,090 2,810
27 Purchasing Managers $135,200 $89,820 1,790
28 General And Operations Managers $134,980 $55,110 47,870
29 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $132,050 $57,900 340
30 Physical Scientists, All Other $131,440 $83,910 1,830
31 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $130,170 $56,090 1,070
32 Computer Hardware Engineers $129,240 $74,110 3,940
33 Acupuncturists And Healthcare Diagnosing Or Treating Practitioners, All Other $128,940 $76,460 5,470
34 Medical And Health Services Managers $126,340 $76,400 10,890
35 Industrial Production Managers $123,810 $66,710 1,650
36 Computer Network Architects $123,270 $63,600 6,360
37 Engineers, All Other $122,860 $55,150 4,550
38 Pharmacists $122,110 $88,960 5,310
39 Personal Service Managers, All Other; Entertainment And Recreation Managers, Except Gambling; And Managers, All Other $122,040 $69,950 14,510
40 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $121,950 $74,860 3,890
41 Computer And Information Research Scientists $121,910 $73,120 2,790
42 Physicists $121,450 $62,850 1,880
43 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $121,400 $55,940 880
44 Materials Engineers $120,990 $73,750 810
45 Economists $119,720 $69,410 730
46 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $119,610 $52,180 250
47 Education Administrators, Kindergarten Through Secondary $118,820 $83,110 4,680
48 Nurse Midwives $118,240 $85,750 170
49 Commercial Pilots $118,040 $58,620 390
50 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $117,840 $63,520 1,810
51 Administrative Services And Facilities Managers $117,330 $69,100 5,720
52 Advertising And Promotions Managers $116,850 $67,940 550
53 Data Scientists And Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other $116,700 $56,810 1,090
54 Software Developers And Software Quality Assurance Analysts And Testers $116,080 $65,320 29,710
55 Mathematicians $115,090 $59,610 180
56 Chemical Engineers $114,840 $72,990 850
57 Chemists $114,580 $63,750 3,240
58 Electrical Engineers $113,710 $64,770 4,990
59 Veterinarians $113,340 $47,670 1,580
60 Optometrists $113,330 $42,590 530
61 Psychologists, All Other $112,260 $52,180 610
62 Nurse Practitioners $111,800 $81,210 3,680
63 Computer Occupations, All Other $111,730 $72,560 14,940
64 Network And Computer Systems Administrators $110,890 $65,500 14,850
65 Funeral Home Managers $109,900 $52,800 170
66 Mechanical Engineers $109,800 $63,770 5,800
67 Physician Assistants $109,620 $62,970 2,950
68 Statisticians $108,660 $71,160 3,020
69 Information Security Analysts $108,300 $59,140 5,860
70 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers $107,960 $62,240 190
71 Marine Engineers And Naval Architects $107,950 $71,230 360
72 Philosophy And Religion Teachers, Postsecondary $107,430 $46,550 380
73 Atmospheric And Space Scientists $107,130 $62,670 600
74 Biochemists And Biophysicists $106,840 $57,600 800
75 Emergency Management Directors $106,310 $62,930 150
76 Education Administrators, All Other $106,230 $59,780 2,550
77 Biological Scientists, All Other $106,030 $59,420 4,080
78 Microbiologists $105,840 $57,430 1,910
79 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $105,650 $48,630 840
80 Construction Managers $105,530 $60,760 6,610
81 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $105,230 $57,070 5,170
82 Personal Financial Advisors $104,510 $46,770 4,330
83 Environmental Engineers $104,180 $51,220 1,280
84 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $103,960 $56,920 2,370
85 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $103,860 $48,970 290
86 Bioengineers And Biomedical Engineers $102,890 $68,770 740
87 Operations Research Analysts $102,380 $55,520 3,980
88 Detectives And Criminal Investigators $102,170 $49,040 940
89 Animal Scientists $101,770 $57,940 60
90 Industrial Engineers $101,710 $65,020 3,010
91 Hydrologists $101,630 $58,670 100
92 Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary $101,040 $57,110 80
93 Materials Scientists $101,010 $51,400 240
94 Soil And Plant Scientists $101,010 $56,240 400
95 Computer Systems Analysts $100,970 $54,800 17,760
96 First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives $100,440 $67,970 3,860
97 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $100,210 $52,290 160
98 Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products $100,150 $43,580 6,440
99 Geography Teachers, Postsecondary $100,140 $58,080 150
100 Anthropology And Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary $99,710 $54,770 60

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