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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 Massachusetts. 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 Orthodontists are the highest paid people in Massachusetts.
Here’s a quick look at the top ten highest paying jobs in Massachusetts:
Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 14 on the list of highest paid professions in the Bay 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.
We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 696 job classifications in Massachusetts 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:
|Rank||Job Title||Average Salary|
|2||Obstetricians And Gynecologists||$254,530|
|6||Family And General Practitioners||$218,340|
|7||Dentists, All Other Specialists||$214,460|
|8||Physicians And Surgeons, All Other||$207,990|
|13||Natural Sciences Managers||$183,490|
|17||Computer And Information Systems Managers||$156,620|
|18||Architectural And Engineering Managers||$156,250|
|24||Human Resources Managers||$140,640|
|25||Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary||$137,740|
|26||Law Teachers, Postsecondary||$137,150|
|27||Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$136,210|
|28||General And Operations Managers||$135,820|
|29||Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary||$135,140|
|30||Medical And Health Services Managers||$133,900|
|31||Advertising And Promotions Managers||$132,370|
|32||Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers||$131,800|
|33||Public Relations And Fundraising Managers||$131,460|
|34||Managers, All Other||$131,450|
|35||Compensation And Benefits Managers||$131,250|
|36||Training And Development Managers||$129,810|
|38||Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary||$128,210|
|39||Personal Financial Advisors||$128,140|
|40||Industrial Production Managers||$126,630|
|41||Business Teachers, Postsecondary||$126,040|
|42||Economics Teachers, Postsecondary||$125,120|
|43||Computer Hardware Engineers||$123,650|
|45||Computer Network Architects||$121,700|
|46||Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||$120,700|
|49||Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents||$118,310|
|50||Software Developers, Systems Software||$117,760|
|52||Computer And Information Research Scientists||$116,920|
|54||Physics Teachers, Postsecondary||$116,470|
|57||Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$112,390|
|58||Physical Scientists, All Other||$111,910|
|59||Life Scientists, All Other||$111,340|
|60||Administrative Services Managers||$111,340|
|61||Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary||$111,230|
|65||Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers||$109,840|
|67||Air Traffic Controllers||$109,430|
|68||Engineers, All Other||$109,220|
|70||Software Developers, Applications||$109,130|
|73||Information Security Analysts||$108,400|
|74||Education Administrators, Postsecondary||$108,090|
|78||Funeral Service Managers||$107,520|
|79||Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$106,670|
|80||Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School||$106,660|
|83||Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary||$104,780|
|84||Biochemists And Biophysicists||$104,650|
|85||Architects, Except Landscape And Naval||$103,920|
|86||Elevator Installers And Repairers||$103,570|
|87||Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary||$103,170|
|89||Detectives And Criminal Investigators||$101,800|
|90||First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives||$100,620|
|91||Geography Teachers, Postsecondary||$99,810|
|92||Art, Drama, And Music Teachers, Postsecondary||$99,540|
|93||Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors||$99,090|
|96||Area, Ethnic, And Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary||$98,380|
|100||Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary||$97,690|
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