The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Nevada For 2020

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

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 Nevada. 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 Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists are the highest paid people in Nevada.

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

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

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 9 on the list of highest paid professions in the Silver 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 Nevada For 2020

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 590 job classifications in Nevada 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, 2020.

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Nevada

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists $258,890 $114,970 150
2 General Internal Medicine Physicians $253,920 $31,280 390
3 Anesthesiologists $252,250 $153,670 460
4 Psychiatrists $249,250 $170,770 40
5 Pediatricians, General $247,360 $162,890 90
6 Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers $234,750 $108,780 1,680
7 Physicians, All Other; And Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric $219,430 $108,060 2,850
8 Chief Executives $216,980 $63,560 1,170
9 Dentists, General $204,240 $90,470 1,010
10 Family Medicine Physicians $189,470 $80,540 710
11 Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates $156,250 $89,620 230
12 Marketing Managers $141,660 $64,890 1,830
13 Architectural And Engineering Managers $136,450 $88,100 990
14 Computer And Information Systems Managers $134,970 $85,600 2,140
15 Lawyers $131,190 $75,690 4,630
16 Materials Scientists $126,720 $72,470 40
17 General And Operations Managers $125,610 $53,410 20,030
18 Pharmacists $124,860 $99,870 2,470
19 Compensation And Benefits Managers $122,300 $71,000 120
20 Air Traffic Controllers $121,630 $82,100 230
21 Physician Assistants $121,540 $87,320 700
22 Financial Managers $121,520 $58,840 6,060
23 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $119,500 $60,000 470
24 Medical And Health Services Managers $119,030 $64,420 2,600
25 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $117,760 $62,290 700
26 Human Resources Managers $117,580 $70,660 1,030
27 Natural Sciences Managers $114,930 $79,410 250
28 Purchasing Managers $114,440 $75,790 480
29 Advertising And Promotions Managers $112,950 $59,330 220
30 Computer Network Architects $112,060 $68,790 740
31 Computer And Information Research Scientists $111,900 $57,850 40
32 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $110,300 $34,680 1,250
33 Physical Therapists $108,550 $69,780 1,570
34 Chemical Engineers $107,460 $67,230 60
35 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $106,310 $17,720 60
36 Power Distributors And Dispatchers $105,610 $83,860 140
37 First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives $105,500 $76,400 970
38 Occupational Therapists $105,450 $68,350 830
39 Industrial Production Managers $105,090 $64,560 840
40 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $104,180 $43,830 230
41 Information Security Analysts $102,770 $52,980 500
42 Personal Service Managers, All Other; Entertainment And Recreation Managers, Except Gambling; And Managers, All Other $102,000 $53,550 9,040
43 Gambling Managers $101,190 $51,310 580
44 Bioengineers And Biomedical Engineers $100,570 $65,200 50
45 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $99,980 $63,110 560
46 Locomotive Engineers $99,520 $60,920 190
47 Civil Engineers $98,960 $56,130 2,690
48 Software Developers And Software Quality Assurance Analysts And Testers $98,120 $45,570 5,390
49 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $97,510 $54,910 50
50 Commercial Pilots $97,250 $47,490 670
51 Veterinarians $96,540 $67,210 530
52 Environmental Engineers $95,750 $56,890 550
53 First-Line Supervisors Of Firefighting And Prevention Workers $95,080 $65,700 720
54 Training And Development Managers $94,920 $56,440 280
55 Administrative Services And Facilities Managers $94,790 $55,830 1,600
56 Materials Engineers $94,260 $58,350 140
57 Construction Managers $94,130 $56,130 4,080
58 Real Estate Brokers $93,850 $22,250 460
59 Mining And Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $93,790 $60,500 390
60 Management Analysts $93,440 $51,600 4,680
61 Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products $93,140 $35,920 1,300
62 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $92,720 $56,000 1,120
63 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists $92,580 $65,780 560
64 Education Administrators, Kindergarten Through Secondary $92,430 $67,140 1,650
65 Electrical And Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, And Relay $92,130 $72,020 140
66 Hydrologists $91,760 $53,990 140
67 Atmospheric And Space Scientists $91,500 $50,590 80
68 Industrial Engineers $91,220 $62,730 910
69 Mechanical Engineers $91,070 $62,110 1,210
70 Database Administrators And Architects $90,780 $57,380 700
71 Chiropractors $90,740 $54,580 300
72 Lodging Managers $89,860 $48,060 600
73 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers $89,820 $48,900 540
74 Personal Financial Advisors $88,600 $46,870 990
75 Fire Inspectors And Investigators $88,380 $62,510 130
76 Registered Nurses $88,380 $65,190 22,940
77 First-Line Supervisors Of Correctional Officers $88,130 $58,870 310
78 Emergency Management Directors $87,500 $42,900 30
79 Electrical Engineers $87,470 $53,040 640
80 Psychologists, All Other $87,250 $55,030 90
81 Detectives And Criminal Investigators $87,010 $57,910 510
82 Network And Computer Systems Administrators $86,740 $60,130 1,500
83 Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors $86,110 $55,630 170
84 Dental Hygienists $85,560 $61,210 2,540
85 Farmers, Ranchers, And Other Agricultural Managers $85,490 $51,240 60
86 Power Plant Operators $85,330 $56,510 410
87 Mathematicians $84,610 $49,970 40
88 Airfield Operations Specialists $84,570 $52,860 70
89 Therapists, All Other $84,180 $54,530 80
90 Insurance Underwriters $83,890 $43,410 260
91 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $83,400 $65,550 100
92 Urban And Regional Planners $83,370 $54,050 210
93 Legislators $83,350 $19,300 150
94 Computer Hardware Engineers $83,340 $46,440 80
95 Clinical, Counseling, And School Psychologists $83,280 $54,010 430
96 Surveyors $83,220 $55,860 450
97 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers $83,150 $47,430 140
98 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $83,050 $66,230 380
99 Economists $82,890 $50,590 60
100 Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary $82,660 $36,060 50

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