The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Miami, FL For 2020

by Chris Kolmar
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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2020. This is our fifth time ranking the highest paying jobs in Miami

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 the Miami area. 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 Anesthesiologists are the highest paid people in Miami.

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

  1. Anesthesiologists
  2. Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
  3. Family Medicine Physicians
  4. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  5. Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric
  6. Dentists, General
  7. General Internal Medicine Physicians
  8. Nurse Anesthetists
  9. Psychiatrists
  10. Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 6 on the list of highest paid professions in Miami. 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.

If you’re interested, you can read more about the Miami and Florida job scene here:

How we determined the highest paid jobs in Miami For 2020

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 632 job classifications in Miami 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 BLS data for this analysis which came out on March 29, 2020.

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Miami

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Anesthesiologists $267,550 $80,980 390
2 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers $236,100 $109,630 3,400
3 Family Medicine Physicians $209,710 $95,640 2,920
4 Obstetricians and Gynecologists $195,580 $104,420 140
5 Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric $194,130 $44,730 8,690
6 Dentists, General $172,960 $88,810 2,000
7 General Internal Medicine Physicians $172,000 $51,340 590
8 Nurse Anesthetists $171,820 $132,920 1,340
9 Psychiatrists $166,420 $44,920 630
10 Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists $164,040 $42,230 430
11 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $162,410 $128,020 370
12 Lawyers $150,340 $51,930 19,810
13 Computer and Information Systems Managers $149,380 $72,410 6,090
14 Financial Managers $140,680 $64,480 10,970
15 Architectural and Engineering Managers $137,310 $80,000 1,820
16 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $136,180 $46,060 160
17 Sales Managers $131,450 $56,850 9,110
18 Air Traffic Controllers $130,210 $84,930 710
19 Marketing Managers $129,470 $58,820 4,550
20 Computer and Information Research Scientists $126,760 $76,160 170
21 Podiatrists $124,120 $49,710 260
22 Pharmacists $122,060 $102,340 5,770
23 Personal Financial Advisors $118,230 $40,770 6,150
24 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $114,760 $62,390 810
25 Medical and Health Services Managers $114,190 $51,060 6,960
26 Industrial Production Managers $113,970 $57,410 1,670
27 Purchasing Managers $113,460 $57,700 1,120
28 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $112,270 $55,260 100
29 Construction Managers $112,230 $60,290 7,590
30 Actuaries $112,190 $60,550 210
31 General and Operations Managers $111,690 $40,610 47,650
32 Human Resources Managers $110,660 $55,850 2,710
33 Training and Development Managers $109,910 $52,880 490
34 Physician Assistants $108,490 $48,090 1,970
35 Computer Network Architects $108,070 $61,700 2,100
36 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $107,230 $69,810 2,650
37 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $107,200 $70,210 960
38 Sales Engineers $107,180 $60,480 690
39 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers $105,920 $58,010 190
40 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $105,300 $45,780 40
41 Natural Sciences Managers $104,760 $52,530 480
42 Nurse Practitioners $103,960 $48,500 3,540
43 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $103,460 $49,450 390
44 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $103,350 $49,000 310
45 Aerospace Engineers $103,140 $64,890 800
46 Compensation and Benefits Managers $103,120 $65,130 220
47 Computer Hardware Engineers $102,510 $68,390 620
48 Personal Service Managers, All Other; Entertainment and Recreation Managers, Except Gambling; and Managers, All Other $98,830 $44,370 9,050
49 Software Developers and Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers $98,730 $58,720 15,100
50 First-Line Supervisors of Firefighting and Prevention Workers $98,210 $69,760 1,690
51 Emergency Management Directors $98,180 $55,310 70
52 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $97,580 $66,610 110
53 Chiropractors $96,860 $48,810 650
54 Data Scientists and Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other $96,860 $42,240 300
55 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $96,820 $67,100 350
56 Electrical Engineers $96,620 $57,820 1,370
57 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $96,340 $47,680 2,120
58 Materials Engineers $94,920 $70,510 140
59 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $94,730 $53,590 2,740
60 Database Administrators and Architects $94,670 $51,830 2,210
61 Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other $94,260 $54,380 360
62 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $93,980 $56,170 200
63 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary $93,340 $52,450 180
64 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $93,160 $55,210 810
65 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $92,670 $47,980 2,190
66 Administrative Services and Facilities Managers $92,480 $48,200 5,610
67 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers $91,830 $47,040 180
68 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $91,160 $51,710 650
69 Transportation Inspectors $90,730 $45,780 610
70 Financial Examiners $90,540 $57,050 620
71 Veterinarians $90,420 $51,040 900
72 Computer Systems Analysts $89,990 $46,060 7,630
73 Information Security Analysts $89,980 $48,360 1,660
74 Mechanical Engineers $89,450 $53,310 1,870
75 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $89,420 $50,000 60
76 Civil Engineers $89,330 $44,970 4,630
77 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes $89,080 $37,570 250
78 Education Administrators, All Other $88,670 $43,240 470
79 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $88,220 $35,020 12,540
80 Speech-Language Pathologists $87,580 $51,890 2,430
81 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $86,780 $48,600 1,340
82 Computer Programmers $86,720 $42,960 2,180
83 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $86,470 $51,300 4,860
84 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other $86,360 $44,230 280
85 Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers $86,080 $53,860 250
86 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $85,910 $54,740 230
87 Dentists, All Other Specialists $85,840 $52,310 60
88 History Teachers, Postsecondary $85,650 $31,900 110
89 Advertising and Promotions Managers $85,510 $38,360 610
90 Life Scientists, All Other $84,750 $46,980 70
91 Radiation Therapists $84,610 $55,800 250
92 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $84,580 $29,760 7,280
93 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $84,350 $46,920 280
94 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects $84,280 $66,420 70
95 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $84,240 $50,920 3,930
96 Physical Therapists $84,160 $30,120 4,000
97 Psychologists, All Other $83,640 $46,000 360
98 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $83,370 $37,600 770
99 Artists and Related Workers, All Other $83,340 $29,460 190
100 Environmental Engineers $83,190 $37,150 360
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