The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In New York, NY For 2022

By Chris Kolmar
Apr. 11, 2022

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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2022. 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 Cardiologists are the highest paid people in New York.

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

  1. Cardiologists
  2. Anesthesiologists
  3. Emergency Medicine Physicians
  4. Pediatric Surgeons
  5. Radiologists
  6. Chief Executives
  7. Neurologists
  8. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  9. Surgeons, All Other
  10. Nurse Anesthetists

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 27 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 2022

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 746 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, 2022.

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 Cardiologists $358,310 $166,970 3,800
2 Anesthesiologists $353,790 $80,820 4,380
3 Emergency Medicine Physicians $303,570 $78,610 4,380
4 Pediatric Surgeons $295,660 $154,640 150
5 Radiologists $289,120 $79,940 3,040
6 Chief Executives $287,340 $126,860 3,590
7 Neurologists $279,150 $79,130 1,210
8 Obstetricians and Gynecologists $274,740 $79,520 3,580
9 Surgeons, All Other $267,040 $78,610 3,960
10 Nurse Anesthetists $247,850 $166,070 2,420
11 Physicians, Pathologists $235,530 $77,120 800
12 Physicians, All Other $235,420 $63,100 17,600
13 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers $222,470 $104,080 8,690
14 Family Medicine Physicians $220,640 $76,300 3,130
15 Petroleum Engineers $214,700 $128,880 150
16 Psychiatrists $210,170 $77,010 3,930
17 Financial Managers $209,100 $120,400 60,600
18 Computer and Information Systems Managers $202,800 $128,410 37,530
19 Sales Managers $198,960 $98,720 32,550
20 Natural Sciences Managers $195,770 $127,000 7,770
21 Marketing Managers $191,310 $113,890 29,690
22 Compensation and Benefits Managers $190,560 $120,130 1,540
23 Human Resources Managers $186,930 $100,840 11,410
24 Pediatricians, General $184,860 $76,450 3,990
25 Lawyers $183,870 $81,620 85,180
26 Advertising and Promotions Managers $182,520 $95,170 7,380
27 Dentists, General $182,190 $78,850 7,110
28 Training and Development Managers $180,360 $103,030 3,030
29 Athletes and Sports Competitors $177,830 $47,630 420
30 General Internal Medicine Physicians $177,820 $75,510 8,740
31 Architectural and Engineering Managers $177,700 $127,000 7,020
32 Fundraising Managers $175,610 $99,310 1,880
33 Podiatrists $174,860 $78,230 1,180
34 Purchasing Managers $174,760 $110,350 4,560
35 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $171,020 $78,780 1,590
36 Physicists $167,880 $78,850 930
37 Managers, All Other $167,420 $95,310 21,000
38 Public Relations Managers $164,970 $94,660 5,980
39 Economists $162,870 $78,790 670
40 General and Operations Managers $159,210 $59,200 175,010
41 Dentists, All Other Specialists $157,950 $61,530 190
42 Personal Financial Advisors $157,610 $60,910 21,290
43 Medical and Health Services Managers $156,370 $97,550 28,240
44 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $154,880 $49,180 68,350
45 Administrative Services Managers $149,360 $93,180 16,520
46 Construction Managers $149,050 $80,170 11,170
47 Industrial Production Managers $147,060 $88,900 5,470
48 Financial Risk Specialists $146,590 $79,650 10,740
49 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $145,270 $61,800 14,470
50 Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary $144,880 $98,370 21,570
51 Actuaries $144,550 $77,750 2,870
52 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $144,440 $60,900 2,250
53 Medical Dosimetrists $144,120 $125,500 130
54 Art Directors $143,770 $78,300 8,360
55 Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary $142,180 $78,200 980
56 Nurse Practitioners $141,010 $100,660 15,060
57 Optometrists $140,520 $96,420 1,530
58 Computer Network Architects $140,090 $81,110 12,790
59 Database Architects $139,830 $79,500 4,590
60 Epidemiologists $139,240 $64,890 210
61 Computer and Information Research Scientists $139,170 $72,210 1,230
62 Physician Assistants $138,490 $100,970 12,550
63 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $137,380 $62,550 1,300
64 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $137,060 $100,240 10,510
65 Veterinarians $136,340 $78,070 3,190
66 Sales Engineers $136,170 $71,390 3,050
67 Commercial Pilots $134,700 $75,350 750
68 Information Security Analysts $134,390 $77,750 10,250
69 Financial and Investment Analysts $133,640 $76,780 51,070
70 Software Developers $133,620 $78,730 93,100
71 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $133,260 $76,950 7,020
72 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $131,820 $64,440 1,730
73 Crane and Tower Operators $131,160 $55,640 1,290
74 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $131,040 $61,690 120
75 Computer Hardware Engineers $130,970 $93,090 2,220
76 First-Line Supervisors of Firefighting and Prevention Workers $129,950 $101,040 2,870
77 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $129,840 $61,390 1,320
78 Clinical and Counseling Psychologists $129,390 $50,730 3,880
79 Nurse Midwives $128,970 $99,410 400
80 Credit Analysts $128,950 $63,960 7,370
81 Pharmacists $128,630 $100,470 19,730
82 Data Scientists $128,250 $62,780 10,240
83 Radiation Therapists $128,010 $79,100 1,240
84 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary $127,760 $62,440 590
85 Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance $127,660 $98,780 260
86 Facilities Managers $126,590 $77,370 8,040
87 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $126,200 $48,200 7,220
88 Statisticians $125,860 $62,780 1,580
89 Chemical Engineers $125,560 $77,750 960
90 Aerospace Engineers $124,420 $80,600 580
91 Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes $123,970 $62,010 2,400
92 Financial Examiners $122,690 $63,890 12,790
93 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $121,470 $50,600 3,560
94 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $121,250 $62,220 23,220
95 Political Scientists $121,250 $78,300 80
96 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators $121,240 $62,810 2,110
97 Management Analysts $121,230 $63,680 54,920
98 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $120,370 $61,690 1,410
99 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $120,280 $61,150 11,130
100 Web and Digital Interface Designers $120,270 $59,520 7,680

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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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