The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In New York For 2020

by Chris Kolmar
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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2020. 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 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 Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeons are the highest paid people in New York.

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

  1. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  2. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  3. Psychiatrists
  4. Chief Executives
  5. Anesthesiologists
  6. Financial Managers
  7. Nurse Anesthetists
  8. Sales Managers
  9. Computer and Information Systems Managers
  10. Dentists, All Other Specialists

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 18 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 2020

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 725 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, 2020.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In New York

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeons $230,720 $113,860 360
2 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $216,760 $71,700 1,580
3 Psychiatrists $216,280 $73,530 3,690
4 Chief Executives $215,490 $96,390 8,990
5 Anesthesiologists $212,730 $73,770 1,540
6 Financial Managers $210,240 $102,520 46,100
7 Nurse Anesthetists $200,350 $139,090 1,900
8 Sales Managers $194,090 $91,610 24,730
9 Computer And Information Systems Managers $190,390 $106,850 28,960
10 Dentists, All Other Specialists $187,880 $68,250 280
11 Marketing Managers $186,350 $103,220 21,550
12 Advertising And Promotions Managers $184,920 $89,100 7,840
13 Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates $184,090 $116,640 3,260
14 Physicians, All Other; And Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric $179,110 $61,100 38,380
15 Compensation And Benefits Managers $176,070 $102,040 1,550
16 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $174,240 $85,900 6,550
17 Lawyers $168,780 $67,890 77,060
18 Dentists, General $167,090 $106,680 8,780
19 Personal Financial Advisors $166,790 $57,830 26,150
20 Architectural And Engineering Managers $164,340 $106,520 7,060
21 Natural Sciences Managers $159,600 $80,460 1,450
22 Human Resources Managers $158,830 $83,410 10,980
23 Purchasing Managers $158,560 $82,080 4,310
24 Podiatrists $157,410 $72,610 1,060
25 Training And Development Managers $156,910 $84,590 3,050
26 General And Operations Managers $155,640 $56,480 168,730
27 Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents $153,800 $46,120 67,120
28 Actuaries $152,920 $66,550 2,330
29 Commercial Pilots $147,980 $49,770 1,090
30 Medical And Health Services Managers $147,000 $76,380 25,740
31 Economists $145,840 $60,720 820
32 Physicists $144,490 $60,100 900
33 Administrative Services And Facilities Managers $138,190 $75,740 19,460
34 Computer And Information Research Scientists $137,810 $84,390 1,390
35 Optometrists $136,530 $86,310 1,910
36 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $136,410 $40,490 3,330
37 Construction Managers $135,320 $68,540 11,380
38 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $135,000 $52,510 2,080
39 Art Directors $134,840 $65,030 8,720
40 Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary $133,360 $63,180 1,000
41 Personal Service Managers, All Other; Entertainment And Recreation Managers, Except Gambling; And Managers, All Other $132,710 $53,300 16,620
42 Financial And Investment Analysts, Financial Risk Specialists, And Financial Specialists, All Other $132,290 $64,710 57,980
43 Air Traffic Controllers $131,200 $71,110 1,220
44 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $131,090 $54,260 1,640
45 Industrial Production Managers $131,010 $76,730 5,530
46 Education Administrators, Kindergarten Through Secondary $130,600 $79,800 20,670
47 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $130,330 $55,230 22,350
48 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $129,000 $64,230 2,950
49 Political Scientists $127,660 $86,010 80
50 Data Scientists And Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other $125,170 $65,650 1,980
51 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $123,920 $60,190 1,540
52 Credit Analysts $123,470 $57,550 7,690
53 Physician Assistants $123,080 $89,590 13,270
54 Computer Network Architects $122,760 $64,300 8,350
55 Nurse Practitioners $122,550 $85,520 14,060
56 Information Security Analysts $121,750 $64,540 7,120
57 Pharmacists $121,480 $74,070 20,180
58 Financial Examiners $120,840 $61,320 11,310
59 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $120,700 $69,370 4,510
60 Veterinarians $120,580 $63,340 3,890
61 Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers $120,570 $39,330 6,940
62 Nurse Midwives $120,380 $83,130 480
63 Computer Hardware Engineers $120,320 $63,360 1,240
64 Aerospace Engineers $120,120 $73,470 270
65 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other $119,890 $42,670 5,390
66 Software Developers And Software Quality Assurance Analysts And Testers $119,570 $66,950 78,890
67 Judicial Law Clerks $119,510 $70,580 710
68 Mathematicians $119,200 $56,260 100
69 First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives $119,180 $77,390 13,230
70 Producers And Directors $118,090 $43,120 27,370
71 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $116,290 $49,720 1,320
72 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $115,970 $44,210 9,050
73 Radiation Therapists $115,150 $67,430 1,170
74 Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products $114,110 $51,220 15,040
75 Nuclear Power Reactor Operators $113,500 $83,120 380
76 Nuclear Engineers $113,400 $74,110 290
77 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers $113,150 $82,550 1,420
78 Management Analysts $112,280 $54,000 53,370
79 Sales Engineers $111,960 $60,530 2,660
80 Education Administrators, All Other $111,910 $55,020 2,120
81 Real Estate Sales Agents $111,800 $38,900 4,700
82 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $111,670 $48,470 3,310
83 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $111,060 $46,980 4,730
84 First-Line Supervisors Of Firefighting And Prevention Workers $110,490 $71,440 4,300
85 Computer Systems Analysts $109,910 $61,210 39,860
86 Property, Real Estate, And Community Association Managers $109,600 $60,940 8,620
87 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $109,360 $50,480 2,530
88 Funeral Home Managers $109,250 $51,040 540
89 Anthropology And Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary $109,110 $49,180 900
90 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $108,590 $48,320 4,890
91 Physical Scientists, All Other $108,350 $64,470 910
92 Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other $108,000 $45,200 3,630
93 Atmospheric And Space Scientists $107,180 $53,330 360
94 Architects, Except Landscape And Naval $106,910 $64,030 11,470
95 Electrical Engineers $106,360 $65,470 9,560
96 First-Line Supervisors Of Non-Retail Sales Workers $105,850 $50,710 22,570
97 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $105,730 $47,010 1,560
98 Mining And Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $105,600 $68,230 30
99 Makeup Artists, Theatrical And Performance $105,290 $32,680 490
100 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $105,040 $50,790 470

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