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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 New Jersey. 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 Orthodontists are the highest paid people in New Jersey.
Here’s a quick look at the top ten highest paying jobs in New Jersey:
Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 15 on the list of highest paid professions in the Garden 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.
We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 689 job classifications in New Jersey 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.
For more reading, check out:
|Rank||Job Title||Average Salary|
|6||Family And General Practitioners||$216,880|
|7||Physicians And Surgeons, All Other||$207,340|
|11||Computer And Information Systems Managers||$175,830|
|13||General And Operations Managers||$167,790|
|16||Compensation And Benefits Managers||$163,600|
|17||Human Resources Managers||$162,540|
|18||Architectural And Engineering Managers||$162,530|
|19||Public Relations And Fundraising Managers||$161,860|
|21||Education Administrators, Postsecondary||$154,300|
|22||Dentists, All Other Specialists||$153,820|
|23||Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates||$150,260|
|24||Advertising And Promotions Managers||$148,540|
|25||Training And Development Managers||$147,970|
|26||Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists||$145,340|
|28||Managers, All Other||$140,080|
|31||Administrative Services Managers||$131,430|
|32||Industrial Production Managers||$131,400|
|33||Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School||$128,570|
|34||Computer Network Architects||$128,370|
|35||Personal Financial Advisors||$127,220|
|36||First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives||$126,450|
|37||Computer And Information Research Scientists||$125,240|
|39||Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers||$122,280|
|40||Funeral Service Managers||$121,960|
|41||Information Security Analysts||$120,020|
|43||Medical And Health Services Managers||$118,290|
|45||Economics Teachers, Postsecondary||$117,440|
|46||Software Developers, Systems Software||$117,080|
|48||Air Traffic Controllers||$115,050|
|53||First-Line Supervisors Of Fire Fighting And Prevention Workers||$113,990|
|55||Engineers, All Other||$112,130|
|59||Physics Teachers, Postsecondary||$110,290|
|60||Business Teachers, Postsecondary||$108,650|
|61||Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers||$108,600|
|63||Computer Hardware Engineers||$107,790|
|65||Operations Research Analysts||$107,270|
|66||Software Developers, Applications||$107,040|
|70||Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents||$106,270|
|71||Geography Teachers, Postsecondary||$106,150|
|72||Anthropology And Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary||$105,930|
|73||Computer Systems Analysts||$105,750|
|74||Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||$105,450|
|75||First-Line Supervisors Of Correctional Officers||$105,380|
|76||Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products||$105,110|
|78||Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors||$104,720|
|83||Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$103,370|
|87||Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$101,490|
|88||Detectives And Criminal Investigators||$100,980|
|89||Network And Computer Systems Administrators||$100,220|
|90||Atmospheric And Space Scientists||$100,050|
|91||Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary||$99,280|
|92||Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary||$99,230|
|94||Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$97,850|
|95||Clinical, Counseling, And School Psychologists||$97,790|
|96||Computer Occupations, All Other||$97,690|
|97||Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$97,530|
|98||Producers And Directors||$97,490|
|99||Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary||$97,150|
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