These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In New York For 2019

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by Chris Kolmar
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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2019. 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 New York. 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. Orthodontists
  3. Surgeons
  4. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  5. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  6. Chief Executives
  7. Financial Managers
  8. Psychiatrists
  9. Sales Managers
  10. Internists, General

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 21 on the list of highest paid professions in the Empire 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 York For 2019

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 744 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 data on March 29, 2019.

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 Anesthesiologists $255,500 $75,710 1,500
2 Orthodontists $250,890 $98,150 150
3 Surgeons $250,620 $74,310 1,710
4 Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeons $249,460 $143,520 490
5 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $230,250 $76,350 1,200
6 Chief Executives $220,040 $101,400 10,430
7 Financial Managers $210,510 $98,860 42,460
8 Psychiatrists $208,750 $76,310 3,590
9 Sales Managers $198,390 $98,490 23,120
10 Internists, General $195,250 $67,490 2,260
11 Family And General Practitioners $192,900 $107,340 2,230
12 Nurse Anesthetists $191,130 $136,590 1,770
13 Computer And Information Systems Managers $190,310 $107,800 27,070
14 Marketing Managers $187,860 $96,030 17,590
15 Dentists, All Other Specialists $182,160 $65,690 290
16 Pediatricians, General $178,680 $74,750 1,820
17 Advertising And Promotions Managers $174,870 $85,380 6,590
18 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other $171,060 $59,700 44,830
19 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $167,330 $82,540 6,190
20 Lawyers $167,110 $65,800 76,840
21 Dentists, General $164,520 $107,710 8,700
22 Personal Financial Advisors $164,260 $54,390 26,710
23 Miscellaneous Mathematical Science Occupations $161,950 $40,000 50
24 Compensation And Benefits Managers $161,950 $91,740 1,510
25 Architectural And Engineering Managers $161,670 $105,560 7,330
26 Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents $161,580 $44,610 68,120
27 Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates $158,970 $128,560 3,170
28 Podiatrists $156,960 $82,890 1,140
29 General And Operations Managers $156,260 $56,740 163,250
30 Training And Development Managers $153,180 $79,190 3,340
31 Actuaries $150,950 $65,670 2,320
32 Human Resources Managers $150,280 $79,310 10,230
33 Natural Sciences Managers $148,460 $73,160 1,360
34 Purchasing Managers $147,470 $77,690 4,020
35 Medical And Health Services Managers $143,030 $74,030 25,830
36 Physicists $138,920 $57,870 950
37 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $137,990 $31,660 3,440
38 Administrative Services Managers $137,480 $75,250 18,350
39 Financial Analysts $137,270 $63,600 53,250
40 Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary $135,190 $56,600 970
41 Industrial Production Managers $132,480 $77,070 5,310
42 Construction Managers $131,950 $67,010 10,970
43 Computer And Information Research Scientists $131,220 $83,680 1,430
44 Air Traffic Controllers $130,840 $71,490 1,230
45 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $129,370 $49,810 1,650
46 Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School $127,970 $80,670 20,670
47 Commercial Pilots $127,590 $54,380 1,020
48 Economists $127,520 $58,750 750
49 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $127,230 $53,020 22,170
50 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $127,010 $60,990 2,900
51 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $125,360 $46,660 1,680
52 Optometrists $124,820 $85,550 2,040
53 Art Directors $124,710 $64,720 8,320
54 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $124,350 $60,120 10,810
55 Managers, All Other $124,160 $52,500 16,600
56 Political Scientists $122,440 $71,630 90
57 Information Security Analysts $122,000 $64,430 6,930
58 Judicial Law Clerks $121,110 $71,960 700
59 Pharmacists $121,030 $74,210 20,400
60 Nurse Practitioners $120,970 $85,520 13,710
61 Marine Engineers And Naval Architects $120,860 $68,560 270
62 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $120,350 $70,850 3,880
63 Credit Analysts $119,180 $52,960 7,440
64 Veterinarians $117,800 $57,770 3,240
65 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $117,370 $56,630 1,430
66 Physician Assistants $117,000 $87,820 12,060
67 Software Developers, Applications $116,830 $66,640 52,640
68 Real Estate Sales Agents $116,460 $41,570 4,870
69 Financial Examiners $115,980 $59,680 9,030
70 First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives $115,940 $77,420 12,650
71 Producers And Directors $115,610 $40,750 26,110
72 Aerospace Engineers $115,420 $71,960 320
73 Software Developers, Systems Software $115,120 $63,800 19,690
74 Computer Hardware Engineers $114,590 $62,340 1,230
75 Computer Network Architects $113,300 $52,830 8,660
76 Property, Real Estate, And Community Association Managers $112,580 $61,880 8,650
77 Anthropology And Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary $112,460 $48,830 1,080
78 Nuclear Engineers $112,400 $74,310 410
79 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other $112,000 $41,640 6,440
80 Sales Engineers $111,620 $65,790 2,390
81 Broadcast News Analysts $111,340 $26,260 880
82 Management Analysts $111,040 $52,620 47,580
83 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $110,500 $41,430 8,910
84 Nurse Midwives $110,150 $84,120 450
85 Architects, Except Landscape And Naval $109,520 $58,770 11,620
86 Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers $108,420 $37,000 6,240
87 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $108,020 $52,720 880
88 First-Line Supervisors Of Fire Fighting And Prevention Workers $107,730 $70,710 4,010
89 First-Line Supervisors Of Non-Retail Sales Workers $107,430 $48,740 22,340
90 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers $106,500 $79,260 1,390
91 Computer Systems Analysts $106,320 $59,730 44,030
92 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $105,860 $45,910 3,030
93 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $105,070 $44,640 4,700
94 Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products $104,900 $50,440 16,470
95 Power Distributors And Dispatchers $104,310 $72,220 210
96 Physical Scientists, All Other $103,970 $64,050 900
97 Electrical Engineers $103,740 $62,960 10,500
98 Loan Officers $103,450 $36,360 12,890
99 Gaming Managers $103,330 $59,300 80
100 Athletes And Sports Competitors $102,930 $23,800 300

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