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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 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.
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.
For more reading, check out:
|Rank||Job Title||Average Salary|
|2||Obstetricians And Gynecologists||$263,200|
|6||Family And General Practitioners||$224,710|
|9||Dentists, All Other Specialists||$204,060|
|10||Physicians And Surgeons, All Other||$199,760|
|14||Natural Sciences Managers||$172,800|
|17||Computer And Information Systems Managers||$153,830|
|19||Architectural And Engineering Managers||$150,460|
|22||Advertising And Promotions Managers||$144,260|
|23||Law Teachers, Postsecondary||$144,250|
|26||Miscellaneous Mathematical Science Occupations||$141,160|
|27||Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers||$140,690|
|28||Business Teachers, Postsecondary||$137,580|
|29||Human Resources Managers||$134,970|
|30||General And Operations Managers||$133,950|
|31||Economics Teachers, Postsecondary||$133,410|
|32||Training And Development Managers||$132,810|
|33||Compensation And Benefits Managers||$132,210|
|34||Computer And Information Research Scientists||$131,620|
|35||Public Relations And Fundraising Managers||$130,130|
|36||Managers, All Other||$128,980|
|37||Medical And Health Services Managers||$128,730|
|38||Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary||$128,380|
|39||Industrial Production Managers||$124,940|
|41||Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$120,320|
|44||Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary||$118,780|
|45||Computer Hardware Engineers||$117,980|
|46||Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary||$117,520|
|48||Computer Network Architects||$116,540|
|49||Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||$116,070|
|50||Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents||$116,030|
|52||Physics Teachers, Postsecondary||$115,920|
|53||Software Developers, Systems Software||$114,900|
|56||Biochemists And Biophysicists||$111,350|
|59||Personal Financial Advisors||$109,370|
|60||Software Developers, Applications||$108,680|
|61||Administrative Services Managers||$108,380|
|63||Physical Scientists, All Other||$108,240|
|65||Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers||$107,910|
|67||Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School||$107,670|
|69||Information Security Analysts||$106,520|
|70||Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$105,930|
|71||Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$105,850|
|72||Engineers, All Other||$104,970|
|75||Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary||$104,350|
|77||Real Estate Brokers||$103,720|
|79||Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary||$103,170|
|81||Area, Ethnic, And Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary||$101,550|
|82||Geography Teachers, Postsecondary||$101,290|
|83||Architects, Except Landscape And Naval||$100,430|
|84||Anthropology And Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary||$100,370|
|87||First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives||$99,140|
|90||Art, Drama, And Music Teachers, Postsecondary||$97,510|
|92||Funeral Service Managers||$96,710|
|93||Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary||$96,590|
|94||Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products||$96,570|
|97||Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors||$95,000|
|100||History Teachers, Postsecondary||$94,260|
If you’re interested, you can read more about the Massachusetts job scene here:
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