The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Massachusetts For 2020

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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2020. This is our sixth time ranking the highest paying jobs in Massachusetts

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 Obstetricians And Gynecologists are the highest paid people in Massachusetts.

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

  1. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  2. Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists
  3. General Internal Medicine Physicians
  4. Chief Executives
  5. Anesthesiologists
  6. Psychiatrists
  7. Family Medicine Physicians
  8. Dentists, All Other Specialists
  9. Nurse Anesthetists
  10. Pediatricians, General

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 11 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.

How we determined the highest paid jobs in Massachusetts For 2020

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 687 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, 2020.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Massachusetts

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $254,780 $114,210 610
2 Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists $242,310 $65,720 2,210
3 General Internal Medicine Physicians $232,970 $112,720 2,980
4 Chief Executives $219,550 $101,500 7,810
5 Anesthesiologists $214,830 $66,530 670
6 Psychiatrists $214,760 $82,450 920
7 Family Medicine Physicians $213,200 $129,130 2,200
8 Dentists, All Other Specialists $204,700 $85,840 270
9 Nurse Anesthetists $201,890 $147,160 690
10 Pediatricians, General $199,360 $113,500 1,460
11 Dentists, General $192,860 $107,870 2,920
12 Physicians, All Other; And Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric $186,040 $63,040 16,510
13 Natural Sciences Managers $181,720 $90,140 3,870
14 Lawyers $164,800 $67,040 18,750
15 Podiatrists $163,920 $88,460 220
16 Architectural And Engineering Managers $160,090 $97,480 8,190
17 Computer And Information Systems Managers $159,180 $92,210 19,750
18 Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary $156,330 $86,170 340
19 Financial Managers $153,650 $71,830 33,520
20 Sales Managers $149,320 $69,420 17,560
21 Physicists $145,870 $64,120 510
22 Marketing Managers $144,000 $71,110 16,720
23 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $143,830 $60,170 930
24 Human Resources Managers $141,740 $72,210 6,740
25 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $139,910 $46,720 540
26 General And Operations Managers $137,870 $55,960 82,190
27 Personal Financial Advisors $137,050 $45,630 7,960
28 Optometrists $136,700 $76,000 1,080
29 Computer Hardware Engineers $136,220 $78,020 1,930
30 Personal Service Managers, All Other; Entertainment And Recreation Managers, Except Gambling; And Managers, All Other $134,310 $64,540 8,440
31 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $134,270 $59,980 470
32 Medical And Health Services Managers $132,960 $65,810 15,810
33 Compensation And Benefits Managers $132,670 $70,890 830
34 Purchasing Managers $131,410 $73,170 3,020
35 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $130,480 $61,920 1,380
36 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $130,280 $63,680 5,250
37 Industrial Production Managers $128,990 $71,680 5,590
38 Computer Network Architects $127,140 $83,820 5,810
39 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $125,740 $45,290 4,170
40 Actuaries $125,430 $72,200 1,160
41 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $125,090 $60,210 880
42 Training And Development Managers $124,670 $60,570 1,970
43 Advertising And Promotions Managers $124,370 $65,720 880
44 Nurse Practitioners $122,240 $89,680 6,520
45 Financial Examiners $122,000 $66,730 950
46 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers $121,620 $69,430 200
47 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $121,470 $74,450 3,770
48 Pharmacists $120,430 $82,610 6,980
49 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $120,330 $58,810 4,180
50 Statisticians $119,620 $65,830 3,080
51 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $118,480 $64,520 590
52 Computer And Information Research Scientists $118,040 $70,710 490
53 Petroleum Engineers $117,580 $56,730 40
54 Bioengineers And Biomedical Engineers $116,440 $64,830 1,390
55 Engineers, All Other $116,180 $61,790 3,090
56 Commercial Pilots $115,950 $70,720 250
57 Electrical Engineers $115,640 $69,540 6,960
58 Chemical Engineers $115,560 $65,860 570
59 Software Developers And Software Quality Assurance Analysts And Testers $115,270 $68,760 55,710
60 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $115,090 $56,340 1,120
61 Epidemiologists $114,220 $67,030 220
62 Economists $113,380 $66,290 890
63 Physical Scientists, All Other $113,260 $71,290 350
64 Administrative Services And Facilities Managers $112,970 $64,590 11,930
65 Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents $112,720 $42,050 11,220
66 Physician Assistants $112,530 $61,800 3,880
67 Construction Managers $110,890 $67,490 7,450
68 Management Analysts $110,390 $57,860 25,620
69 Sales Engineers $110,190 $66,530 3,720
70 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $109,330 $61,060 11,490
71 Real Estate Brokers $109,140 $46,630 920
72 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $108,940 $64,790 3,270
73 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $108,130 $59,140 880
74 Art, Drama, And Music Teachers, Postsecondary $107,500 $50,290 5,780
75 Education Administrators, Kindergarten Through Secondary $107,410 $69,310 8,290
76 Nurse Midwives $107,150 $35,090 310
77 Veterinarians $107,030 $65,150 1,620
78 Data Scientists And Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other $106,670 $66,560 590
79 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $106,610 $48,220 16,860
80 Information Security Analysts $106,550 $60,750 4,290
81 Air Traffic Controllers $106,340 $66,490 170
82 Biochemists And Biophysicists $105,140 $50,630 4,250
83 Atmospheric And Space Scientists $104,420 $54,240 140
84 Art Directors $104,160 $54,600 1,440
85 Industrial Engineers $103,810 $68,270 11,750
86 First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives $103,760 $70,350 4,730
87 Elevator And Escalator Installers And Repairers $103,560 $65,480 1,010
88 Database Administrators And Architects $103,510 $58,040 3,460
89 Financial And Investment Analysts, Financial Risk Specialists, And Financial Specialists, All Other $102,610 $55,950 18,130
90 Detectives And Criminal Investigators $102,350 $53,940 1,390
91 Architects, Except Landscape And Naval $102,320 $54,130 3,700
92 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $101,930 $54,270 2,360
93 Marine Engineers And Naval Architects $101,900 $61,410 440
94 Athletes And Sports Competitors $100,820 $29,760 420
95 History Teachers, Postsecondary $100,700 $52,380 950
96 Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors $100,680 $65,830 710
97 Mechanical Engineers $100,400 $65,110 9,490
98 First-Line Supervisors Of Non-Retail Sales Workers $99,140 $50,810 5,260
99 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $98,680 $49,250 100
100 Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products $98,590 $52,880 15,520

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