These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In New Jersey For 2019

Chris Kolmar
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 New Jersey

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 Surgeons are the highest paid people in New Jersey.

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

  1. Surgeons
  2. Orthodontists
  3. Internists, General
  4. Psychiatrists
  5. Chief Executives
  6. Family and General Practitioners
  7. Dentists, All Other Specialists
  8. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  9. Pediatricians, General
  10. Marketing Managers

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 14 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.

How we determined the highest paid jobs in New Jersey For 2019

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 681 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 29, 2019.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In New Jersey

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Surgeons $285,850 $193,330 1,310
2 Orthodontists $274,400 $140,780 180
3 Internists, General $249,200 $165,740 1,000
4 Psychiatrists $245,990 $143,710 1,010
5 Chief Executives $233,050 $119,860 660
6 Family And General Practitioners $224,640 $140,670 1,890
7 Dentists, All Other Specialists $212,150 $89,280 220
8 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other $208,820 $59,430 15,380
9 Pediatricians, General $188,880 $127,760 1,280
10 Marketing Managers $177,330 $93,410 11,380
11 Computer And Information Systems Managers $176,690 $107,950 14,280
12 Financial Managers $175,880 $91,590 21,340
13 Compensation And Benefits Managers $174,730 $109,310 370
14 Dentists, General $169,990 $78,600 3,670
15 Human Resources Managers $169,040 $89,650 4,100
16 Sales Managers $168,950 $84,270 13,890
17 General And Operations Managers $167,600 $70,450 43,070
18 Purchasing Managers $164,910 $99,110 1,870
19 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $163,560 $88,830 1,950
20 Architectural And Engineering Managers $163,440 $108,800 4,020
21 Advertising And Promotions Managers $158,140 $93,070 460
22 Training And Development Managers $158,080 $94,750 1,060
23 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $153,760 $84,590 2,010
24 Construction Managers $145,400 $88,040 6,140
25 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $145,300 $82,430 2,960
26 Biochemists And Biophysicists $145,180 $71,600 6,350
27 Lawyers $139,020 $67,260 21,070
28 Managers, All Other $138,820 $83,670 18,370
29 Physicists $134,280 $57,940 370
30 Industrial Production Managers $133,020 $78,350 5,090
31 Podiatrists $132,320 $67,570 410
32 Administrative Services Managers $130,770 $72,410 10,960
33 First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives $130,490 $107,520 5,650
34 Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School $127,570 $91,680 9,050
35 Computer And Information Research Scientists $127,420 $81,440 1,080
36 Personal Financial Advisors $127,150 $53,080 4,700
37 Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates $126,760 $40,740 1,020
38 Computer Network Architects $124,310 $42,270 5,160
39 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $124,130 $72,850 5,530
40 Software Developers, Systems Software $123,370 $75,190 8,960
41 Chemical Engineers $122,210 $71,430 1,430
42 Nurse Practitioners $122,100 $91,260 5,900
43 Information Security Analysts $121,600 $66,040 3,480
44 Veterinarians $120,700 $60,530 1,730
45 Pharmacists $120,660 $86,530 9,280
46 Industrial-Organizational Psychologists $119,700 $68,640 30
47 Funeral Service Managers $118,770 $66,620 240
48 Air Traffic Controllers $118,380 $71,600 190
49 Electrical Engineers $118,120 $64,350 3,590
50 Labor Relations Specialists $117,470 $63,120 3,640
51 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $117,220 $49,990 340
52 Mathematicians $117,060 $67,060 270
53 Medical And Health Services Managers $116,750 $82,290 11,260
54 Physician Assistants $116,270 $32,850 2,810
55 Statisticians $116,090 $60,280 1,230
56 Aerospace Engineers $115,850 $77,750 1,840
57 First-Line Supervisors Of Fire Fighting And Prevention Workers $115,590 $83,010 1,600
58 Computer Hardware Engineers $115,090 $74,780 960
59 Engineers, All Other $114,990 $66,010 3,470
60 Optometrists $114,630 $72,240 1,160
61 Chiropractors $114,010 $62,060 870
62 Nurse Midwives $113,980 $84,820 180
63 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $113,560 $69,390 3,160
64 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $113,400 $53,650 460
65 Biomedical Engineers $113,140 $59,300 210
66 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $111,740 $42,120 2,510
67 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers $111,660 $74,010 300
68 Actuaries $111,580 $63,530 540
69 Database Administrators $110,160 $60,010 4,140
70 Hydrologists $109,910 $77,120 90
71 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $109,190 $42,400 4,420
72 Financial Examiners $109,100 $52,850 2,310
73 Geography Teachers, Postsecondary $109,020 $37,260 50
74 Radiation Therapists $107,850 $79,290 420
75 Software Developers, Applications $107,640 $66,100 46,930
76 Computer Systems Analysts $107,540 $63,130 13,710
77 Operations Research Analysts $106,820 $58,580 3,000
78 Sociologists $106,470 $48,220 40
79 Financial Analysts $106,100 $54,400 10,560
80 Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors $106,080 $64,880 540
81 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $105,890 $46,910 1,390
82 First-Line Supervisors Of Correctional Officers $105,690 $81,680 630
83 Management Analysts $105,680 $55,730 14,340
84 Art Directors $104,820 $62,010 1,030
85 Sales Engineers $104,590 $56,260 1,580
86 Materials Scientists $104,530 $60,920 200
87 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $104,140 $46,750 1,540
88 Civil Engineers $103,760 $59,070 8,020
89 Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary $103,650 $55,670 160
90 Detectives And Criminal Investigators $102,600 $55,780 3,130
91 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $101,940 $56,930 110
92 Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other $100,810 $38,440 230
93 Anthropology And Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary $100,800 $50,150 190
94 Economists $100,500 $52,810 180
95 Education Administrators, All Other $100,040 $61,700 550
96 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $99,670 $44,020 1,150
97 Computer Occupations, All Other $99,210 $42,930 9,770
98 Network And Computer Systems Administrators $99,070 $56,500 12,370
99 Arbitrators, Mediators, And Conciliators $98,930 $47,990 120
100 Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents $98,850 $38,430 15,440

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