These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Massachusetts For 2019

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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2019. This is our fifth 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 Orthodontists are the highest paid people in Massachusetts.

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

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

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.

How we determined the highest paid jobs in Massachusetts For 2019

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:

Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Massachusetts

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Orthodontists $282,740 $190,260 430
2 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $254,530 $136,440 530
3 Internists, General $246,240 $119,000 2,680
4 Surgeons $242,790 $64,270 1,990
5 Chief Executives $221,810 $101,600 7,990
6 Family And General Practitioners $218,340 $121,820 2,600
7 Dentists, All Other Specialists $214,460 $103,420 130
8 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other $207,990 $66,070 16,530
9 Anesthesiologists $205,960 $64,610 530
10 Pediatricians, General $198,340 $104,580 1,550
11 Psychiatrists $194,220 $76,820 930
12 Nurse Anesthetists $191,320 $139,150 810
13 Natural Sciences Managers $183,490 $91,560 4,040
14 Dentists, General $177,410 $104,520 3,160
15 Podiatrists $173,250 $84,040 210
16 Lawyers $165,610 $68,940 18,420
17 Computer And Information Systems Managers $156,620 $91,210 17,820
18 Architectural And Engineering Managers $156,250 $95,100 8,190
19 Sales Managers $151,010 $71,870 16,600
20 Physicists $150,170 $76,320 360
21 Financial Managers $148,300 $66,480 33,880
22 Marketing Managers $143,400 $70,650 14,350
23 Optometrists $141,890 $87,560 1,200
24 Human Resources Managers $140,640 $71,440 6,310
25 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $137,740 $62,590 420
26 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $137,150 $44,500 610
27 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $136,210 $58,120 1,020
28 General And Operations Managers $135,820 $53,550 77,580
29 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $135,140 $67,610 1,880
30 Medical And Health Services Managers $133,900 $65,590 15,380
31 Advertising And Promotions Managers $132,370 $69,880 960
32 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers $131,800 $99,610 140
33 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $131,460 $63,590 5,090
34 Managers, All Other $131,450 $65,110 8,660
35 Compensation And Benefits Managers $131,250 $70,960 850
36 Training And Development Managers $129,810 $66,540 1,870
37 Purchasing Managers $129,320 $72,280 2,810
38 Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary $128,210 $61,000 590
39 Personal Financial Advisors $128,140 $40,600 9,060
40 Industrial Production Managers $126,630 $68,680 5,590
41 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $126,040 $43,900 4,050
42 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $125,120 $61,590 870
43 Computer Hardware Engineers $123,650 $81,080 1,650
44 Nurse Practitioners $122,740 $88,170 6,200
45 Computer Network Architects $121,700 $76,250 6,000
46 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $120,700 $72,230 3,830
47 Aerospace Engineers $119,700 $77,860 630
48 Nurse Midwives $119,380 $87,420 250
49 Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents $118,310 $40,550 12,060
50 Software Developers, Systems Software $117,760 $73,130 25,540
51 Economists $117,680 $66,440 1,150
52 Computer And Information Research Scientists $116,920 $68,730 720
53 Pharmacists $116,890 $85,860 7,970
54 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $116,470 $60,810 550
55 Actuaries $114,050 $66,520 1,260
56 Electrical Engineers $113,920 $70,570 7,520
57 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $112,390 $52,470 2,220
58 Physical Scientists, All Other $111,910 $68,310 350
59 Life Scientists, All Other $111,340 $58,560 430
60 Administrative Services Managers $111,340 $62,670 12,770
61 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $111,230 $56,830 3,460
62 Sociologists $111,020 $60,590 120
63 Management Analysts $110,150 $55,900 22,580
64 Chemical Engineers $109,950 $68,710 710
65 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $109,840 $63,780 3,220
66 Veterinarians $109,520 $67,330 1,440
67 Air Traffic Controllers $109,430 $70,300 160
68 Engineers, All Other $109,220 $61,910 3,090
69 Construction Managers $109,130 $66,590 7,390
70 Software Developers, Applications $109,130 $65,710 29,110
71 Physician Assistants $108,700 $51,610 3,720
72 Statisticians $108,670 $61,490 3,090
73 Information Security Analysts $108,400 $61,520 3,260
74 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $108,090 $60,940 11,130
75 Financial Examiners $107,840 $63,270 1,130
76 Epidemiologists $107,670 $59,830 240
77 Sales Engineers $107,590 $64,480 4,130
78 Funeral Service Managers $107,520 $66,580 300
79 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $106,670 $55,360 1,010
80 Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School $106,660 $68,630 7,610
81 Biomedical Engineers $105,580 $56,060 2,020
82 Financial Analysts $105,540 $55,940 13,400
83 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $104,780 $57,610 870
84 Biochemists And Biophysicists $104,650 $49,630 4,650
85 Architects, Except Landscape And Naval $103,920 $56,570 3,320
86 Elevator Installers And Repairers $103,570 $62,990 960
87 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $103,170 $59,680 70
88 Industrial Engineers $102,210 $67,850 10,720
89 Detectives And Criminal Investigators $101,800 $52,810 1,340
90 First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives $100,620 $68,620 4,670
91 Geography Teachers, Postsecondary $99,810 $53,490 230
92 Art, Drama, And Music Teachers, Postsecondary $99,540 $46,700 6,190
93 Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors $99,090 $57,410 670
94 Chiropractors $98,840 $59,110 520
95 Database Administrators $98,620 $54,730 2,900
96 Area, Ethnic, And Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary $98,380 $53,080 470
97 Mechanical Engineers $98,190 $66,050 9,130
98 Art Directors $97,810 $51,390 1,310
99 Commercial Pilots $97,740 $35,690 370
100 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $97,690 $53,620 1,490

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