These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In New Jersey For 2018

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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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:

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

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.

How we determined the highest paid jobs in New Jersey For 2018

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.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In New Jersey

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Orthodontists $263,880 $141,370 190
2 Psychiatrists $252,470 $133,220 1,030
3 Anesthesiologists $243,800 $38,180 410
4 Chief Executives $230,870 $118,670 640
5 Internists, General $220,490 $126,730 1,310
6 Family And General Practitioners $216,880 $135,310 1,750
7 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other $207,340 $58,900 14,520
8 Petroleum Engineers $187,370 $108,780 190
9 Pediatricians, General $180,040 $128,210 1,500
10 Marketing Managers $177,070 $96,280 10,960
11 Computer And Information Systems Managers $175,830 $107,960 13,900
12 Financial Managers $175,290 $91,350 20,590
13 General And Operations Managers $167,790 $72,360 42,930
14 Sales Managers $165,780 $81,260 13,150
15 Dentists, General $164,310 $76,080 3,880
16 Compensation And Benefits Managers $163,600 $99,540 400
17 Human Resources Managers $162,540 $90,860 3,740
18 Architectural And Engineering Managers $162,530 $108,970 4,000
19 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $161,860 $88,060 1,830
20 Purchasing Managers $161,130 $97,450 1,850
21 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $154,300 $86,480 2,070
22 Dentists, All Other Specialists $153,820 $62,850 140
23 Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates $150,260 $57,060 1,020
24 Advertising And Promotions Managers $148,540 $72,150 560
25 Training And Development Managers $147,970 $92,690 1,110
26 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $145,340 $71,010 2,560
27 Lawyers $140,340 $65,730 20,730
28 Managers, All Other $140,080 $83,940 19,170
29 Construction Managers $138,980 $86,740 5,720
30 Podiatrists $137,160 $63,380 390
31 Administrative Services Managers $131,430 $79,060 9,610
32 Industrial Production Managers $131,400 $78,410 4,880
33 Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School $128,570 $93,360 8,690
34 Computer Network Architects $128,370 $63,100 5,260
35 Personal Financial Advisors $127,220 $52,860 6,090
36 First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives $126,450 $104,970 5,200
37 Computer And Information Research Scientists $125,240 $78,290 1,280
38 Veterinarians $124,870 $58,630 1,830
39 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $122,280 $70,680 5,110
40 Funeral Service Managers $121,960 $64,930 240
41 Information Security Analysts $120,020 $64,910 3,210
42 Physician Assistants $119,260 $87,230 2,300
43 Medical And Health Services Managers $118,290 $82,930 11,060
44 Nurse Practitioners $117,630 $90,640 4,840
45 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $117,440 $47,830 320
46 Software Developers, Systems Software $117,080 $71,620 9,110
47 Pharmacists $115,110 $87,560 9,480
48 Air Traffic Controllers $115,050 $68,660 200
49 Actuaries $114,780 $66,030 640
50 Aerospace Engineers $114,680 $78,940 1,670
51 Mathematicians $114,280 $63,650 230
52 Statisticians $114,020 $61,580 1,050
53 First-Line Supervisors Of Fire Fighting And Prevention Workers $113,990 $82,620 1,520
54 Optometrists $113,760 $71,060 1,160
55 Engineers, All Other $112,130 $65,550 3,580
56 Biomedical Engineers $111,680 $60,120 270
57 Nurse Midwives $111,600 $83,280 210
58 Chemical Engineers $111,540 $66,400 1,270
59 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $110,290 $53,330 490
60 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $108,650 $41,970 2,490
61 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers $108,600 $71,620 300
62 Industrial-Organizational Psychologists $107,950 $69,120 40
63 Computer Hardware Engineers $107,790 $70,110 800
64 Electrical Engineers $107,370 $64,330 3,630
65 Operations Research Analysts $107,270 $55,780 2,580
66 Software Developers, Applications $107,040 $65,740 43,760
67 Radiation Therapists $106,860 $81,870 480
68 Database Administrators $106,390 $59,500 4,040
69 Financial Examiners $106,340 $54,940 2,110
70 Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents $106,270 $36,810 14,500
71 Geography Teachers, Postsecondary $106,150 $38,850 70
72 Anthropology And Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary $105,930 $51,500 250
73 Computer Systems Analysts $105,750 $63,990 13,170
74 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $105,450 $65,250 3,210
75 First-Line Supervisors Of Correctional Officers $105,380 $81,420 590
76 Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products $105,110 $52,840 5,020
77 Financial Analysts $105,110 $59,350 9,110
78 Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors $104,720 $65,960 450
79 Economists $104,610 $57,760 120
80 Management Analysts $104,350 $56,120 14,240
81 Materials Scientists $104,340 $67,850 200
82 Epidemiologists $103,540 $60,620 110
83 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $103,370 $46,150 1,380
84 Sales Engineers $102,380 $57,410 1,790
85 Civil Engineers $102,170 $57,860 7,500
86 Art Directors $101,510 $60,650 810
87 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $101,490 $45,620 1,490
88 Detectives And Criminal Investigators $100,980 $54,850 3,090
89 Network And Computer Systems Administrators $100,220 $59,040 11,850
90 Atmospheric And Space Scientists $100,050 $51,660 180
91 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $99,280 $42,830 4,690
92 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $99,230 $44,290 1,300
93 Physical Therapists $99,220 $71,260 7,460
94 Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary $97,850 $52,000 230
95 Clinical, Counseling, And School Psychologists $97,790 $57,970 3,500
96 Computer Occupations, All Other $97,690 $42,290 9,470
97 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $97,530 $42,310 1,850
98 Producers And Directors $97,490 $35,830 1,250
99 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $97,150 $43,210 420
100 Insurance Underwriters $97,110 $50,760 3,230

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