These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In New York, NY 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 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 Anesthesiologists are the highest paid people in New York.

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

  1. Anesthesiologists
  2. Chief Executives
  3. Surgeons
  4. Orthodontists
  5. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  6. Internists, General
  7. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  8. Financial Managers
  9. Advertising and Promotions Managers
  10. Sales Managers

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 23 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.

If you’re interested, you can read more about the New York and New York job scene here:

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

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 701 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 30, 2018.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In New York

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Anesthesiologists $256,070 $72,420 1,370
2 Chief Executives $240,470 $133,310 9,810
3 Surgeons $235,840 $73,290 1,550
4 Orthodontists $232,730 $75,990 150
5 Obstetricians and Gynecologists $205,140 $74,730 850
6 Internists, General $203,040 $66,840 2,240
7 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons $192,270 $72,800 380
8 Financial Managers $188,990 $88,520 37,280
9 Advertising and Promotions Managers $187,390 $91,720 3,810
10 Sales Managers $187,320 $79,500 19,410
11 Marketing Managers $185,230 $96,800 16,790
12 Computer and Information Systems Managers $176,780 $102,340 23,690
13 Psychiatrists $175,300 $72,130 2,490
14 Family and General Practitioners $172,250 $107,600 1,930
15 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $170,960 $59,850 32,420
16 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $170,280 $88,330 5,340
17 Lawyers $167,990 $67,380 58,650
18 Nurse Anesthetists $166,760 $120,370 880
19 Natural Sciences Managers $164,720 $90,430 2,550
20 Architectural and Engineering Managers $164,480 $101,330 5,020
21 General and Operations Managers $164,370 $60,470 107,360
22 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $160,000 $115,180 1,000
23 Dentists, General $158,490 $100,850 6,170
24 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $157,770 $44,020 53,010
25 Compensation and Benefits Managers $157,440 $91,510 1,240
26 Funeral Service Managers $157,350 $83,460 200
27 Pediatricians, General $155,850 $75,160 1,470
28 Personal Financial Advisors $150,930 $55,030 24,050
29 Computer and Information Research Scientists $149,570 $73,430 660
30 Physicists $145,080 $54,710 420
31 Human Resources Managers $144,690 $72,540 8,690
32 Training and Development Managers $143,230 $79,770 2,250
33 Purchasing Managers $141,450 $75,930 3,480
34 Podiatrists $139,270 $69,670 690
35 Economists $136,610 $65,520 410
36 Managers, All Other $135,230 $76,270 18,480
37 Actuaries $134,110 $65,560 2,100
38 Veterinarians $133,800 $73,690 1,900
39 Industrial Production Managers $132,710 $73,930 3,550
40 Medical and Health Services Managers $131,650 $75,970 19,700
41 Art Directors $131,490 $67,070 6,860
42 Administrative Services Managers $130,590 $66,710 15,470
43 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $129,210 $50,320 910
44 Psychologists, All Other $128,000 $40,840 390
45 Construction Managers $126,290 $64,100 10,750
46 Optometrists $126,170 $63,390 1,750
47 Air Traffic Controllers $125,920 $80,490 170
48 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $125,210 $49,920 13,330
49 Financial Analysts $124,580 $61,130 41,350
50 Computer Network Architects $124,320 $72,550 7,220
51 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $123,690 $66,440 3,720
52 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $122,910 $65,150 6,490
53 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $122,570 $37,850 1,870
54 Credit Analysts $120,720 $56,470 6,850
55 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $119,780 $51,060 17,390
56 Aerospace Engineers $119,700 $73,880 220
57 Political Scientists $119,520 $52,590 60
58 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $119,220 $70,670 13,780
59 Information Security Analysts $118,940 $69,500 4,460
60 Financial Examiners $117,320 $61,780 4,360
61 Software Developers, Systems Software $115,400 $65,760 15,470
62 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $115,290 $58,940 780
63 Sales Engineers $114,920 $57,970 2,260
64 Pharmacists $114,770 $75,160 13,370
65 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $114,120 $48,860 1,640
66 Producers and Directors $113,230 $37,790 19,000
67 Nurse Practitioners $113,210 $85,910 7,030
68 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers $111,640 $66,900 4,880
69 Software Developers, Applications $111,410 $65,430 54,220
70 Computer Hardware Engineers $111,090 $70,370 610
71 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $111,040 $61,850 2,880
72 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary $110,990 $41,750 6,620
73 Management Analysts $110,210 $52,520 33,060
74 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $109,670 $51,150 3,040
75 Loan Officers $109,630 $42,250 8,680
76 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $109,460 $40,390 4,620
77 Operations Research Analysts $108,550 $51,400 4,800
78 Biomedical Engineers $108,490 $56,410 730
79 Physical Scientists, All Other $108,210 $66,710 580
80 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $107,990 $79,230 9,050
81 Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other $107,880 $57,700 70
82 Materials Scientists $107,880 $42,740 200
83 Nuclear Engineers $107,100 $72,340 200
84 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $106,900 $55,870 9,460
85 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $106,850 $53,300 1,490
86 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers $106,790 $83,750 3,060
87 Physician Assistants $105,630 $80,600 6,350
88 Computer Systems Analysts $104,940 $59,010 29,340
89 Real Estate Brokers $104,240 $38,950 1,430
90 Real Estate Sales Agents $104,150 $34,820 5,240
91 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary $104,130 $45,140 500
92 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $104,100 $38,750 2,170
93 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes $103,830 $40,850 2,550
94 Commercial Pilots $103,360 $62,510 760
95 Nuclear Power Reactor Operators $103,350 $72,430 230
96 Insurance Underwriters $103,340 $53,420 5,470
97 Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary $102,620 $45,900 800
98 Nurse Midwives $102,370 $78,910 290
99 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $101,870 $41,770 3,180
100 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $101,820 $38,000 340
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