These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Modesto, CA For 2018

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by Chris Kolmar
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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 the Modesto 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 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other are the highest paid people in Modesto.

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

  1. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  2. Family and General Practitioners
  3. Chief Executives
  4. Dentists, General
  5. Pharmacists
  6. Architectural and Engineering Managers
  7. Lawyers
  8. Computer and Information Systems Managers
  9. Medical and Health Services Managers
  10. Veterinarians

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 4 on the list of highest paid professions in Modesto. 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 Modesto and California job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Modesto For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 326 job classifications in Modesto 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 30, 2018.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Modesto

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $247,150 $132,070 160
2 Family and General Practitioners $212,260 $134,400 150
3 Chief Executives $173,180 $65,860 270
4 Dentists, General $166,490 $89,170 130
5 Pharmacists $143,000 $116,680 350
6 Architectural and Engineering Managers $132,060 $62,490 70
7 Lawyers $131,480 $71,520 240
8 Computer and Information Systems Managers $127,680 $65,330 110
9 Medical and Health Services Managers $118,770 $64,560 350
10 Veterinarians $116,560 $80,470 140
11 Optometrists $116,160 $89,700 30
12 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $115,390 $86,180 260
13 Marketing Managers $115,340 $56,080 90
14 Physician Assistants $114,360 $27,080 150
15 Nurse Practitioners $113,190 $85,110 110
16 Human Resources Managers $109,660 $67,110 110
17 Managers, All Other $108,660 $60,370 210
18 General and Operations Managers $105,000 $42,790 2,570
19 Purchasing Managers $104,400 $56,960 60
20 Sales Managers $103,710 $31,590 530
21 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $103,060 $60,020 120
22 Registered Nurses $102,730 $79,660 3,040
23 Software Developers, Systems Software $102,040 $60,270 40
24 Physical Therapists $100,970 $71,960 160
25 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $98,620 $42,720 60
26 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $98,270 $67,290 90
27 Loan Officers $94,420 $41,880 150
28 Civil Engineers $93,320 $62,400 130
29 Administrative Services Managers $92,150 $43,670 300
30 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $91,350 $50,000 190
31 Management Analysts $91,250 $50,740 250
32 Labor Relations Specialists $90,350 $50,320 50
33 Education Administrators, All Other $89,090 $32,080 120
34 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $86,670 $48,250 150
35 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $86,030 $62,620 40
36 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists $85,610 $54,500 60
37 Computer Programmers $84,600 $51,900 110
38 Construction Managers $84,390 $44,270 300
39 Social and Community Service Managers $84,050 $38,010 120
40 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $83,880 $45,990 370
41 Mechanical Engineers $83,310 $54,530 90
42 Industrial Production Managers $82,670 $50,760 320
43 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $81,140 $53,170 40
44 Speech-Language Pathologists $80,610 $53,360 140
45 Radiologic Technologists $80,540 $49,460 190
46 Industrial Engineers $80,360 $56,970 140
47 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products $77,900 $27,110 150
48 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education $77,360 $53,540 2,120
49 Database Administrators $77,140 $48,350 40
50 Agricultural Engineers $76,820 $58,640 30
51 Logisticians $76,340 $34,470 60
52 Dietitians and Nutritionists $75,710 $54,280 80
53 Special Education Teachers, All Other $75,530 $55,940 110
54 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education $75,370 $52,570 1,120
55 Respiratory Therapists $75,160 $49,530 160
56 Personal Financial Advisors $75,120 $36,710 90
57 Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers $74,380 $53,500 450
58 Dental Hygienists $74,080 $51,630 290
59 Instructional Coordinators $73,660 $49,760 380
60 Urban and Regional Planners $73,490 $62,640 40
61 Computer Systems Analysts $73,410 $44,190 160
62 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health $70,510 $45,820 50
63 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education $70,360 $46,830 740
64 Advertising Sales Agents $70,350 $26,200 100
65 Health Educators $70,050 $34,650 80
66 Budget Analysts $69,900 $36,210 50
67 Compliance Officers $69,700 $44,620 130
68 Food Scientists and Technologists $69,270 $37,200 80
69 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education $68,850 $45,060 330
70 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers $68,380 $42,130 340
71 Accountants and Auditors $68,160 $43,500 930
72 Insurance Sales Agents $67,980 $28,110 280
73 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School $67,150 $46,420 40
74 Web Developers $66,880 $27,770 40
75 Construction and Building Inspectors $66,760 $26,960 70
76 Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School $66,380 $48,230 140
77 Civil Engineering Technicians $65,490 $36,940 30
78 Surgical Technologists $64,750 $43,390 130
79 Real Estate Brokers $64,400 $38,710 50
80 Surveyors $64,370 $32,170 50
81 Business Operations Specialists, All Other $63,590 $30,940 520
82 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers $63,180 $35,710 480
83 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists $63,070 $38,450 150
84 Social Workers, All Other $62,760 $48,570 210
85 Librarians $62,550 $39,840 60
86 Credit Analysts $62,360 $36,790 40
87 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $62,090 $27,850 280
88 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products $61,980 $38,070 230
89 Computer Network Support Specialists $61,660 $31,990 90
90 Music Directors and Composers $61,440 $51,020 40
91 Physical Therapist Assistants $60,640 $26,550 40
92 Interior Designers $60,510 $36,060 60
93 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products $60,400 $28,480 1,450
94 Cost Estimators $59,680 $28,910 290
95 Electricians $59,390 $32,720 600
96 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians $58,700 $37,330 100
97 Healthcare Social Workers $58,300 $36,030 120
98 Chemists $57,970 $31,780 100
99 Human Resources Specialists $57,960 $34,570 370
100 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors $57,700 $31,710 330