These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Massachusetts For 2018

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Jobs - 10 months ago
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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:

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

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 13 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 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 690 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 30, 2018.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Massachusetts

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Orthodontists $278,740 $182,930 450
2 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $263,200 $146,810 590
3 Anesthesiologists $262,120 $73,790 780
4 Internists, General $245,960 $133,140 2,590
5 Surgeons $226,760 $62,680 2,120
6 Family And General Practitioners $224,710 $116,070 3,250
7 Pediatricians, General $221,400 $131,470 1,580
8 Chief Executives $215,630 $94,880 9,790
9 Dentists, All Other Specialists $204,060 $90,120 130
10 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other $199,760 $61,700 14,370
11 Nurse Anesthetists $193,140 $130,780 1,190
12 Psychiatrists $191,160 $64,580 1,020
13 Dentists, General $175,580 $83,100 3,330
14 Natural Sciences Managers $172,800 $78,840 3,560
15 Podiatrists $159,500 $62,380 210
16 Lawyers $157,450 $62,770 17,820
17 Computer And Information Systems Managers $153,830 $90,330 16,310
18 Sales Managers $151,380 $72,250 15,820
19 Architectural And Engineering Managers $150,460 $93,770 7,680
20 Optometrists $146,720 $67,640 1,080
21 Marketing Managers $146,240 $74,230 12,770
22 Advertising And Promotions Managers $144,260 $71,450 1,330
23 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $144,250 $45,610 770
24 Financial Managers $142,370 $64,040 30,610
25 Physicists $142,310 $71,840 330
26 Miscellaneous Mathematical Science Occupations $141,160 $35,680 30
27 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers $140,690 $85,570 160
28 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $137,580 $45,320 4,050
29 Human Resources Managers $134,970 $69,470 5,660
30 General And Operations Managers $133,950 $52,460 74,260
31 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $133,410 $60,360 820
32 Training And Development Managers $132,810 $71,950 1,680
33 Compensation And Benefits Managers $132,210 $66,930 810
34 Computer And Information Research Scientists $131,620 $72,510 990
35 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $130,130 $63,300 4,840
36 Managers, All Other $128,980 $64,230 7,180
37 Medical And Health Services Managers $128,730 $62,820 13,770
38 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $128,380 $65,370 1,930
39 Industrial Production Managers $124,940 $69,310 5,580
40 Purchasing Managers $124,330 $66,820 2,890
41 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $120,320 $56,540 940
42 Nurse Practitioners $120,140 $85,780 6,280
43 Nurse Midwives $119,700 $83,720 290
44 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $118,780 $61,820 340
45 Computer Hardware Engineers $117,980 $71,450 2,560
46 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $117,520 $57,270 3,920
47 Pharmacists $116,820 $86,230 8,240
48 Computer Network Architects $116,540 $69,200 5,590
49 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $116,070 $67,820 3,710
50 Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents $116,030 $40,780 11,500
51 Aerospace Engineers $115,970 $77,840 780
52 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $115,920 $56,430 540
53 Software Developers, Systems Software $114,900 $72,620 26,560
54 Electrical Engineers $114,200 $68,560 8,260
55 Management Analysts $112,920 $55,750 23,230
56 Biochemists And Biophysicists $111,350 $50,250 4,100
57 Sociologists $110,170 $60,080 130
58 Actuaries $110,070 $60,970 1,140
59 Personal Financial Advisors $109,370 $37,460 7,350
60 Software Developers, Applications $108,680 $62,350 28,590
61 Administrative Services Managers $108,380 $58,480 13,060
62 Veterinarians $108,300 $64,360 1,450
63 Physical Scientists, All Other $108,240 $64,110 380
64 Sales Engineers $107,990 $64,090 4,350
65 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $107,910 $61,670 2,950
66 Construction Managers $107,680 $62,190 6,460
67 Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School $107,670 $73,290 7,210
68 Physician Assistants $106,770 $57,050 3,050
69 Information Security Analysts $106,520 $60,800 3,300
70 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $105,930 $50,480 2,410
71 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $105,850 $54,290 1,060
72 Engineers, All Other $104,970 $64,660 2,860
73 Chemical Engineers $104,950 $67,110 970
74 Materials Scientists $104,840 $56,270 440
75 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $104,350 $56,750 50
76 Financial Examiners $104,200 $60,350 1,370
77 Real Estate Brokers $103,720 $43,540 940
78 Epidemiologists $103,510 $58,020 280
79 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $103,170 $56,180 870
80 Industrial Engineers $101,640 $66,530 9,130
81 Area, Ethnic, And Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary $101,550 $52,180 370
82 Geography Teachers, Postsecondary $101,290 $52,050 200
83 Architects, Except Landscape And Naval $100,430 $61,590 3,050
84 Anthropology And Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary $100,370 $54,480 200
85 Political Scientists $99,620 $54,070 40
86 Statisticians $99,550 $56,210 2,920
87 First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives $99,140 $67,770 4,290
88 Art Directors $98,600 $50,720 1,410
89 Financial Analysts $97,690 $55,570 11,750
90 Art, Drama, And Music Teachers, Postsecondary $97,510 $46,390 5,190
91 Materials Engineers $96,980 $64,730 650
92 Funeral Service Managers $96,710 $42,780 290
93 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $96,590 $52,840 1,510
94 Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products $96,570 $49,070 18,390
95 Chiropractors $96,110 $41,050 470
96 Mechanical Engineers $96,010 $63,890 9,480
97 Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors $95,000 $59,860 650
98 Biomedical Engineers $94,360 $54,790 2,520
99 Computer Programmers $94,340 $56,960 5,150
100 History Teachers, Postsecondary $94,260 $53,800 1,030

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