These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Nevada For 2018

We combed through the data to identify the profession in Nevada that will get you rich.

Chris Kolmarby Chris KolmarRankings - 3 months ago

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 Anesthesiologists are the highest paid people in Nevada.

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

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

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 5 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.

If you’re interested, you can read more about the Nevada job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Nevada For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 609 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 30, 2018.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Nevada

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Anesthesiologists $268,920 $176,440 400
2 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other $245,570 $121,260 2,240
3 Pediatricians, General $218,210 $173,860 140
4 Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers $215,460 $93,820 1,310
5 Dentists, General $209,360 $97,990 1,170
6 Chief Executives $209,210 $81,710 1,070
7 Family And General Practitioners $197,500 $73,570 670
8 Psychiatrists $196,910 $102,670 80
9 Dentists, All Other Specialists $169,000 $61,920 40
10 Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates $157,030 $87,850 220
11 Architectural And Engineering Managers $143,830 $90,510 730
12 Lawyers $138,850 $76,450 5,150
13 Marketing Managers $138,660 $66,300 1,730
14 Materials Scientists $135,180 $87,530 90
15 Compensation And Benefits Managers $130,230 $79,330 80
16 Optometrists $128,600 $46,060 200
17 Pharmacists $126,330 $106,200 2,460
18 Veterinarians $121,150 $57,560 540
19 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $120,630 $65,270 60
20 Financial Managers $120,020 $60,630 5,470
21 Physician Assistants $119,210 $89,430 570
22 Advertising And Promotions Managers $118,170 $58,570 270
23 General And Operations Managers $117,300 $53,100 17,680
24 Air Traffic Controllers $116,450 $70,920 230
25 Personal Financial Advisors $116,300 $35,620 730
26 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $115,900 $64,250 720
27 Medical And Health Services Managers $113,800 $57,880 1,980
28 Natural Sciences Managers $111,870 $72,600 220
29 Chemical Engineers $109,680 $67,790 60
30 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $109,660 $71,740 170
31 Human Resources Managers $109,440 $67,880 1,020
32 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $107,500 $57,520 480
33 First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives $105,970 $68,090 890
34 Podiatrists $105,960 $62,910 50
35 Nurse Practitioners $105,520 $83,800 680
36 Hydrologists $105,060 $57,280 150
37 Sales Engineers $105,040 $72,560 370
38 Industrial Production Managers $104,760 $68,250 800
39 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $104,630 $55,110 250
40 Purchasing Managers $104,290 $72,240 450
41 Computer And Information Research Scientists $103,410 $58,130 50
42 Occupational Therapists $103,280 $63,240 730
43 Computer Network Architects $103,200 $68,380 690
44 Physical Therapists $102,860 $66,570 1,560
45 Gaming Managers $102,090 $55,000 560
46 Managers, All Other $101,560 $56,370 5,970
47 Software Developers, Applications $101,010 $44,870 3,350
48 Chiropractors $99,140 $55,030 230
49 Electrical Engineers $97,270 $66,190 650
50 Engineers, All Other $96,090 $50,810 390
51 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $95,880 $52,170 850
52 Power Distributors And Dispatchers $94,800 $68,020 70
53 Civil Engineers $94,630 $55,410 2,080
54 Software Developers, Systems Software $93,490 $46,400 960
55 First-Line Supervisors Of Fire Fighting And Prevention Workers $93,150 $59,680 600
56 Atmospheric And Space Scientists $92,890 $58,970 110
57 Mining And Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $92,800 $66,450 400
58 Administrative Services Managers $92,690 $51,690 1,360
59 Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School $91,780 $67,270 1,620
60 Computer Hardware Engineers $91,100 $46,290 130
61 Materials Engineers $90,780 $59,530 80
62 Training And Development Managers $90,770 $54,260 190
63 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $90,550 $32,930 1,090
64 Management Analysts $90,470 $48,280 3,620
65 Aerospace Engineers $90,450 $67,470 380
66 Environmental Engineers $90,230 $56,020 370
67 Construction Managers $90,050 $56,980 3,950
68 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $89,330 $57,210 1,190
69 Loan Officers $88,970 $32,140 2,790
70 Mechanical Engineers $88,850 $47,350 780
71 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers $88,400 $52,850 640
72 Education Administrators, All Other $88,310 $53,470 150
73 Information Security Analysts $88,300 $53,850 480
74 Therapists, All Other $87,800 $40,900 50
75 Database Administrators $87,560 $55,360 610
76 Operations Research Analysts $87,250 $48,440 260
77 First-Line Supervisors Of Correctional Officers $86,420 $52,680 290
78 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists $86,260 $61,400 510
79 Broadcast News Analysts $86,070 $31,680 50
80 Geography Teachers, Postsecondary $85,910 $36,190 50
81 Industrial Engineers $85,890 $59,380 450
82 Art Directors $85,270 $55,670 190
83 Power Plant Operators $85,240 $55,940 510
84 Detectives And Criminal Investigators $85,000 $54,570 560
85 Registered Nurses $84,980 $64,400 21,060
86 Fire Inspectors And Investigators $84,110 $57,670 130
87 Dental Hygienists $84,110 $56,220 2,190
88 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $83,950 $62,440 140
89 Commercial And Industrial Designers $83,920 $45,300 50
90 Farmers, Ranchers, And Other Agricultural Managers $83,390 $41,090 40
91 Urban And Regional Planners $83,130 $56,110 210
92 Commercial Pilots $82,930 $40,200 650
93 Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products $82,750 $45,270 1,100
94 Network And Computer Systems Administrators $82,200 $53,070 1,490
95 Electrical And Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, And Relay $82,120 $60,250 180
96 Computer Systems Analysts $81,830 $49,050 1,830
97 Designers, All Other $81,000 $30,290 60
98 Financial Analysts $80,200 $50,920 710
99 Microbiologists $79,660 $44,610 60
100 Lodging Managers $79,470 $40,590 630

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