These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Nevada For 2019

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by Chris Kolmar
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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2019. This is our fifth 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 Internists, General are the highest paid people in Nevada.

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

  1. Internists, General
  2. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  3. Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
  4. Chief Executives
  5. Psychiatrists
  6. Dentists, General
  7. Family and General Practitioners
  8. Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
  9. Dentists, All Other Specialists
  10. Marketing Managers

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 6 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 2019

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 605 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, 2019.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Nevada

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Internists, General $260,100 $30,350 420
2 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other $227,500 $112,180 2,630
3 Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers $220,400 $98,310 1,350
4 Chief Executives $215,590 $63,620 920
5 Psychiatrists $214,980 $114,740 80
6 Dentists, General $210,710 $95,230 1,220
7 Family And General Practitioners $202,430 $75,270 680
8 Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates $156,290 $85,140 230
9 Dentists, All Other Specialists $143,240 $106,240 30
10 Marketing Managers $142,730 $62,780 1,800
11 Architectural And Engineering Managers $141,210 $92,430 780
12 Lawyers $138,920 $73,260 4,830
13 Computer And Information Systems Managers $134,840 $83,190 1,830
14 General And Operations Managers $128,080 $55,280 18,330
15 Optometrists $127,940 $52,470 330
16 Advertising And Promotions Managers $127,720 $60,720 220
17 Sales Engineers $126,460 $60,100 120
18 Pharmacists $124,430 $95,900 2,490
19 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $124,010 $66,520 60
20 Financial Managers $123,890 $60,630 5,890
21 Compensation And Benefits Managers $121,620 $68,300 110
22 Materials Scientists $121,420 $73,900 30
23 Medical And Health Services Managers $121,120 $65,040 2,360
24 Air Traffic Controllers $119,600 $72,980 240
25 Veterinarians $119,590 $62,900 560
26 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $117,600 $58,830 490
27 Physician Assistants $116,850 $84,820 650
28 Human Resources Managers $116,550 $71,590 1,090
29 Natural Sciences Managers $115,150 $72,450 220
30 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $115,060 $59,680 800
31 Nurse Practitioners $112,540 $87,510 710
32 Podiatrists $109,560 $86,060 40
33 Personal Financial Advisors $108,540 $43,920 700
34 Physical Therapists $107,920 $68,770 1,700
35 Industrial Production Managers $107,330 $68,680 840
36 Purchasing Managers $107,160 $72,420 420
37 Software Developers, Applications $105,640 $45,790 3,900
38 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $104,900 $56,850 220
39 Gaming Managers $104,550 $57,020 580
40 Computer Network Architects $104,350 $69,780 640
41 Computer And Information Research Scientists $103,070 $56,040 40
42 Commercial Pilots $102,590 $44,730 660
43 Administrative Services Managers $102,330 $60,430 1,160
44 Power Distributors And Dispatchers $102,130 $80,420 130
45 Managers, All Other $102,060 $54,710 7,120
46 Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors $102,030 $66,490 180
47 First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives $101,690 $71,100 920
48 Occupational Therapists $100,970 $60,100 850
49 Civil Engineers $100,700 $56,890 2,340
50 Software Developers, Systems Software $100,510 $48,030 1,050
51 Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products $99,270 $45,460 1,110
52 Training And Development Managers $98,250 $60,260 230
53 Biomedical Engineers $96,100 $51,610 30
54 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $95,720 $33,120 1,190
55 Chiropractors $95,330 $54,990 290
56 First-Line Supervisors Of Fire Fighting And Prevention Workers $95,080 $65,010 660
57 Materials Engineers $95,070 $58,790 120
58 Engineers, All Other $94,950 $53,320 460
59 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $94,750 $60,930 1,170
60 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers $94,500 $51,460 540
61 Appraisers And Assessors Of Real Estate $94,400 $52,260 380
62 Construction Managers $94,350 $56,320 4,280
63 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $93,850 $50,290 820
64 Atmospheric And Space Scientists $93,770 $53,440 90
65 Environmental Engineers $92,810 $56,650 470
66 Electrical Engineers $92,540 $57,370 640
67 Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School $92,370 $67,090 1,610
68 Aerospace Engineers $91,850 $68,540 310
69 Farmers, Ranchers, And Other Agricultural Managers $90,900 $46,180 60
70 Athletes And Sports Competitors $89,730 $17,950 80
71 Information Security Analysts $89,530 $55,100 510
72 Database Administrators $89,320 $56,520 600
73 Management Analysts $89,070 $50,990 3,990
74 Mechanical Engineers $88,950 $47,890 780
75 Computer Hardware Engineers $88,670 $43,430 120
76 Real Estate Brokers $88,460 $20,250 280
77 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists $87,960 $60,840 490
78 Radiation Therapists $87,940 $65,200 60
79 Detectives And Criminal Investigators $87,680 $56,930 550
80 Hydrologists $87,640 $52,800 170
81 Power Plant Operators $87,230 $58,390 460
82 Industrial Engineers $87,140 $64,870 480
83 Geography Teachers, Postsecondary $86,410 $36,960 50
84 Operations Research Analysts $85,800 $47,110 260
85 Mining And Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $85,640 $58,400 350
86 Registered Nurses $85,620 $64,720 22,560
87 Electrical And Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, And Relay $85,410 $62,750 140
88 Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary $84,810 $36,460 70
89 Education Administrators, All Other $84,480 $46,610 170
90 First-Line Supervisors Of Correctional Officers $84,480 $54,160 300
91 Network And Computer Systems Administrators $84,330 $55,850 1,500
92 Clinical, Counseling, And School Psychologists $83,760 $53,670 440
93 Financial Analysts $83,370 $55,940 840
94 Microbiologists $83,060 $47,370 70
95 Lodging Managers $82,880 $43,650 580
96 Healthcare Social Workers $82,820 $51,530 720
97 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $82,340 $60,800 150
98 Urban And Regional Planners $81,300 $53,660 220
99 Therapists, All Other $81,280 $51,160 60
100 Dental Hygienists $81,270 $55,070 2,540

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