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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 Surgeons 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 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.
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.
For more reading, check out:
|Rank||Job Title||Average Salary|
|6||Family And General Practitioners||$224,640|
|7||Dentists, All Other Specialists||$212,150|
|8||Physicians And Surgeons, All Other||$208,820|
|11||Computer And Information Systems Managers||$176,690|
|13||Compensation And Benefits Managers||$174,730|
|15||Human Resources Managers||$169,040|
|17||General And Operations Managers||$167,600|
|19||Public Relations And Fundraising Managers||$163,560|
|20||Architectural And Engineering Managers||$163,440|
|21||Advertising And Promotions Managers||$158,140|
|22||Training And Development Managers||$158,080|
|23||Education Administrators, Postsecondary||$153,760|
|25||Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists||$145,300|
|26||Biochemists And Biophysicists||$145,180|
|28||Managers, All Other||$138,820|
|30||Industrial Production Managers||$133,020|
|32||Administrative Services Managers||$130,770|
|33||First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives||$130,490|
|34||Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School||$127,570|
|35||Computer And Information Research Scientists||$127,420|
|36||Personal Financial Advisors||$127,150|
|37||Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates||$126,760|
|38||Computer Network Architects||$124,310|
|39||Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers||$124,130|
|40||Software Developers, Systems Software||$123,370|
|43||Information Security Analysts||$121,600|
|47||Funeral Service Managers||$118,770|
|48||Air Traffic Controllers||$118,380|
|50||Labor Relations Specialists||$117,470|
|51||Economics Teachers, Postsecondary||$117,220|
|53||Medical And Health Services Managers||$116,750|
|57||First-Line Supervisors Of Fire Fighting And Prevention Workers||$115,590|
|58||Computer Hardware Engineers||$115,090|
|59||Engineers, All Other||$114,990|
|63||Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||$113,560|
|64||Physics Teachers, Postsecondary||$113,400|
|66||Business Teachers, Postsecondary||$111,740|
|67||Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers||$111,660|
|71||Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary||$109,190|
|73||Geography Teachers, Postsecondary||$109,020|
|75||Software Developers, Applications||$107,640|
|76||Computer Systems Analysts||$107,540|
|77||Operations Research Analysts||$106,820|
|80||Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors||$106,080|
|81||Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$105,890|
|82||First-Line Supervisors Of Correctional Officers||$105,690|
|87||Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$104,140|
|89||Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$103,650|
|90||Detectives And Criminal Investigators||$102,600|
|91||Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary||$101,940|
|92||Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other||$100,810|
|93||Anthropology And Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary||$100,800|
|95||Education Administrators, All Other||$100,040|
|96||Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary||$99,670|
|97||Computer Occupations, All Other||$99,210|
|98||Network And Computer Systems Administrators||$99,070|
|99||Arbitrators, Mediators, And Conciliators||$98,930|
|100||Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents||$98,850|
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