The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In New York, NY For 2021

By Chris Kolmar - Jun. 7, 2021

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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2021. This is our sixth time ranking the highest paying jobs in New York

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 the New York area. 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 Chief Executives are the highest paid people in New York.

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

  1. Chief Executives
  2. Anesthesiologists
  3. Dentists, All Other Specialists
  4. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  5. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  6. Nurse Anesthetists
  7. Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists
  8. Financial Managers
  9. Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric
  10. Family Medicine Physicians

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 30 on the list of highest paid professions in New York. 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.

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in New York For 2021

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 690 job classifications in New York 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 BLS data for this analysis which came out on March 29, 2021.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In New York

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Chief Executives $260,390 $137,920 5,340
2 Anesthesiologists $240,440 $79,060 2,560
3 Dentists, All Other Specialists $231,060 $65,680 320
4 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons $228,190 $80,170 170
5 Obstetricians and Gynecologists $222,410 $74,880 2,080
6 Nurse Anesthetists $218,380 $150,410 1,660
7 Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists $214,810 $71,620 2,970
8 Financial Managers $214,670 $111,830 56,680
9 Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric $207,750 $65,990 34,360
10 Family Medicine Physicians $207,450 $109,790 3,980
11 Sales Managers $202,700 $102,370 30,840
12 Computer and Information Systems Managers $201,320 $119,280 37,080
13 Natural Sciences Managers $200,050 $119,890 6,410
14 Athletes and Sports Competitors $197,690 $25,010 380
15 Marketing Managers $195,030 $112,020 28,360
16 Compensation and Benefits Managers $194,810 $118,980 1,530
17 Psychiatrists $193,060 $71,950 3,990
18 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers $192,410 $62,230 8,700
19 Advertising and Promotions Managers $185,490 $93,770 7,690
20 Lawyers $180,160 $76,460 81,650
21 Human Resources Managers $179,870 $92,540 12,270
22 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $178,810 $85,930 7,350
23 Training and Development Managers $178,590 $106,680 3,030
24 Architectural and Engineering Managers $176,400 $114,790 7,590
25 Pediatricians, General $173,290 $72,690 3,650
26 Podiatrists $172,400 $66,170 1,040
27 General and Operations Managers $172,370 $63,570 152,090
28 Purchasing Managers $172,300 $98,980 4,900
29 Personal Financial Advisors $169,850 $59,370 23,020
30 Dentists, General $169,090 $92,910 6,860
31 General Internal Medicine Physicians $167,060 $66,730 8,390
32 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $160,620 $77,730 1,610
33 Physicists $159,290 $71,570 1,050
34 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $156,380 $49,450 72,100
35 Personal Service Managers, All Other; Entertainment and Recreation Managers, Except Gambling; and Managers, All Other $156,090 $81,920 21,680
36 Economists $153,610 $69,590 820
37 Medical and Health Services Managers $153,590 $87,330 27,400
38 Construction Managers $153,490 $80,060 11,510
39 Actuaries $148,230 $75,460 2,870
40 Industrial Production Managers $146,790 $87,650 6,200
41 Administrative Services and Facilities Managers $146,480 $82,500 24,470
42 Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary $146,070 $92,370 21,130
43 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $144,890 $40,460 2,500
44 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $142,910 $58,120 18,340
45 Art Directors $142,260 $70,910 8,270
46 Computer and Information Research Scientists $139,340 $79,010 1,370
47 Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary $138,930 $68,220 850
48 Optometrists $138,000 $92,840 1,660
49 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $136,580 $61,410 1,710
50 Real Estate Brokers $134,770 $25,280 1,990
51 Epidemiologists $134,580 $58,660 270
52 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $133,880 $96,370 13,610
53 Nurse Practitioners $133,380 $93,740 13,760
54 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $131,860 $74,130 6,840
55 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $131,690 $67,210 1,660
56 Computer Network Architects $131,600 $71,460 10,770
57 Physician Assistants $131,370 $93,710 11,440
58 Political Scientists $131,110 $99,150 40
59 Financial and Investment Analysts, Financial Risk Specialists, and Financial Specialists, All Other $130,020 $65,470 68,190
60 Information Security Analysts $130,000 $74,220 8,280
61 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $129,420 $56,110 1,390
62 Data Scientists and Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other $129,250 $72,990 4,730
63 First-Line Supervisors of Firefighting and Prevention Workers $128,210 $93,700 4,220
64 Sales Engineers $128,200 $68,080 2,280
65 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary $127,900 $62,530 630
66 Veterinarians $127,400 $59,100 2,980
67 Computer Hardware Engineers $127,030 $81,530 1,830
68 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $125,130 $44,800 7,760
69 Financial Examiners $125,050 $67,590 11,900
70 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $124,300 $56,930 1,370
71 Radiation Therapists $123,840 $76,270 1,400
72 Software Developers and Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers $123,600 $72,770 104,470
73 Pharmacists $123,290 $80,060 20,360
74 Mathematicians $122,630 $60,240 170
75 Credit Analysts $122,540 $62,200 7,530
76 Producers and Directors $122,140 $43,700 23,970
77 Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance $121,600 $87,570 500
78 Nuclear Engineers $121,060 $75,620 140
79 Nurse Midwives $121,050 $90,600 400
80 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $119,770 $53,230 4,130
81 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $119,430 $56,390 1,090
82 Database Administrators and Architects $119,320 $62,180 9,460
83 Management Analysts $119,170 $58,240 55,140
84 Chemical Engineers $117,850 $76,440 1,000
85 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other $117,770 $41,720 3,510
86 Education Administrators, All Other $117,710 $59,580 1,980
87 Geological and Hydrologic Technicians $117,170 $54,590 380
88 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $116,610 $57,730 8,920
89 Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other $116,590 $44,910 2,480
90 Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary $115,670 $57,760 1,290
91 Operations Research Analysts $115,250 $55,690 7,330
92 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $115,090 $71,420 3,900
93 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $115,040 $51,570 2,910
94 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $115,000 $61,290 20,540
95 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $114,960 $46,980 4,050
96 Computer Systems Analysts $114,500 $63,630 40,880
97 Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary $113,930 $41,030 420
98 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $113,820 $45,870 1,570
99 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers $113,800 $56,240 10,320
100 Electrical Engineers $113,450 $69,840 7,290

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Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar is a co-founder of Zippia and the editor-in-chief of the Zippia career advice blog. He has hired over 50 people in his career, been hired five times, and wants to help you land your next job. His research has been featured on the New York Times, Thrillist, VOX, The Atlantic, and a host of local news. More recently, he's been quoted on USA Today, BusinessInsider, and CNBC.

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