The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In New York, NY For 2020

by Chris Kolmar
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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2020. This is our fifth 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. Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists
  3. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  4. Anesthesiologists
  5. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  6. Dentists, All Other Specialists
  7. Psychiatrists
  8. Financial Managers
  9. Nurse Anesthetists
  10. Family Medicine Physicians

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 24 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 2020

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 704 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, 2020.

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In New York

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Chief Executives $252,880 $137,550 6,430
2 Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists $239,950 $73,350 2,600
3 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons $236,450 $99,270 190
4 Anesthesiologists $236,210 $77,830 2,190
5 Obstetricians and Gynecologists $229,600 $74,040 1,750
6 Dentists, All Other Specialists $221,330 $75,830 380
7 Psychiatrists $216,570 $75,190 3,860
8 Financial Managers $208,770 $105,320 56,290
9 Nurse Anesthetists $206,740 $140,210 1,620
10 Family Medicine Physicians $198,780 $108,340 3,820
11 Athletes and Sports Competitors $197,550 $43,530 560
12 Computer and Information Systems Managers $196,290 $114,510 35,550
13 Sales Managers $195,220 $95,060 32,090
14 Marketing Managers $188,810 $106,120 28,240
15 Natural Sciences Managers $187,570 $106,590 5,150
16 Advertising and Promotions Managers $186,040 $89,980 7,830
17 Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric $183,100 $62,410 41,540
18 Compensation and Benefits Managers $181,770 $108,370 1,650
19 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $179,610 $93,280 7,240
20 Pediatricians, General $177,680 $75,230 3,310
21 Lawyers $174,720 $72,220 82,110
22 Architectural and Engineering Managers $172,970 $112,610 6,970
23 Purchasing Managers $171,560 $94,570 4,580
24 Dentists, General $170,640 $101,050 9,520
25 Human Resources Managers $170,070 $88,000 12,020
26 Training and Development Managers $167,850 $96,690 3,230
27 General and Operations Managers $167,160 $63,310 162,730
28 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $165,940 $62,120 1,640
29 Personal Financial Advisors $165,830 $58,900 26,900
30 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers $155,740 $51,890 9,960
31 Podiatrists $153,150 $70,150 1,070
32 Physicists $151,840 $68,730 1,030
33 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $149,880 $45,340 72,850
34 Economists $149,360 $64,690 800
35 Construction Managers $148,140 $77,080 13,990
36 Personal Service Managers, All Other; Entertainment and Recreation Managers, Except Gambling; and Managers, All Other $148,070 $77,370 23,320
37 Actuaries $147,760 $72,380 2,350
38 Biochemists and Biophysicists $147,350 $72,450 7,150
39 Medical and Health Services Managers $144,370 $82,620 28,490
40 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $141,430 $40,950 2,840
41 Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary $141,050 $65,380 870
42 Industrial Production Managers $140,940 $82,070 6,510
43 Administrative Services and Facilities Managers $140,800 $77,150 25,070
44 Computer and Information Research Scientists $137,190 $84,050 1,800
45 Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary $137,080 $89,160 22,290
46 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $136,150 $52,440 1,520
47 Art Directors $134,810 $67,040 8,970
48 Political Scientists $134,000 $99,930 70
49 Optometrists $132,810 $84,530 1,980
50 Financial and Investment Analysts, Financial Risk Specialists, and Financial Specialists, All Other $131,690 $65,950 63,920
51 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $130,440 $65,260 1,980
52 Computer Network Architects $129,900 $61,780 10,120
53 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $129,440 $94,510 14,430
54 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $129,440 $57,120 18,170
55 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects $128,750 $72,810 270
56 Nurse Practitioners $128,720 $91,780 13,910
57 Physician Assistants $128,420 $91,730 11,470
58 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $128,200 $51,670 1,360
59 Information Security Analysts $127,850 $68,090 8,850
60 Financial Examiners $125,290 $66,460 11,730
61 Data Scientists and Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other $125,030 $67,170 2,690
62 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $124,710 $71,610 7,310
63 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $124,600 $59,880 1,150
64 Veterinarians $124,590 $57,650 3,430
65 First-Line Supervisors of Firefighting and Prevention Workers $124,040 $90,000 4,220
66 Radiation Therapists $123,080 $84,180 1,190
67 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $122,970 $54,000 860
68 Computer Hardware Engineers $122,680 $77,340 1,830
69 Software Developers and Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers $122,230 $71,350 100,470
70 Pharmacists $121,900 $78,190 21,310
71 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $120,880 $45,970 7,860
72 Credit Analysts $120,850 $57,910 8,440
73 Real Estate Brokers $120,210 $24,220 2,220
74 Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other $119,490 $48,970 2,570
75 Producers and Directors $119,460 $43,890 25,900
76 Mathematicians $119,160 $60,730 230
77 Nurse Midwives $117,680 $84,910 410
78 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $117,320 $53,150 2,860
79 Sales Engineers $116,960 $64,190 2,470
80 Management Analysts $116,940 $56,370 54,650
81 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary $116,430 $50,750 660
82 Chemical Engineers $115,730 $77,240 830
83 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $115,640 $48,010 4,050
84 Geological and Hydrologic Technicians $115,210 $53,430 380
85 Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary $114,880 $51,350 1,230
86 Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary $114,870 $51,980 580
87 Electrical Engineers $114,150 $68,750 7,980
88 Computer Systems Analysts $114,070 $64,520 44,210
89 Education Administrators, All Other $113,420 $57,010 2,210
90 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $113,100 $55,400 8,140
91 Database Administrators and Architects $113,040 $59,320 8,890
92 Operations Research Analysts $112,630 $56,060 7,370
93 Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers $112,340 $67,680 560
94 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $112,020 $52,250 2,150
95 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $111,650 $51,070 13,920
96 Nuclear Technicians $111,440 $67,580 90
97 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers $110,810 $82,730 1,290
98 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $110,490 $68,200 4,150
99 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $109,580 $47,920 4,310
100 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other $109,250 $38,910 4,040
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