The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In New York For 2021

By Chris Kolmar - Jun. 7, 2021

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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2021. 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 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. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  3. Chief Executives
  4. Nurse Anesthetists
  5. Financial Managers
  6. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  7. Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists
  8. Dentists, All Other Specialists
  9. Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric
  10. Sales Managers

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 25 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.

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in New York For 2021

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 722 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, 2021.

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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 $237,380 $77,550 2,260
2 Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeons $227,640 $111,220 300
3 Chief Executives $218,720 $94,670 7,280
4 Nurse Anesthetists $217,050 $151,370 1,920
5 Financial Managers $215,640 $107,320 45,390
6 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $214,490 $72,340 1,830
7 Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists $213,160 $70,860 2,960
8 Dentists, All Other Specialists $206,290 $65,670 260
9 Physicians, All Other; And Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric $204,290 $64,500 30,090
10 Sales Managers $201,630 $92,940 23,230
11 Family Medicine Physicians $200,170 $104,280 4,170
12 Orthodontists $199,930 $107,940 280
13 Psychiatrists $196,280 $71,410 4,040
14 Marketing Managers $194,940 $109,620 21,740
15 Computer And Information Systems Managers $193,180 $108,430 29,050
16 Compensation And Benefits Managers $189,370 $111,970 1,380
17 Advertising And Promotions Managers $183,640 $92,200 7,660
18 Natural Sciences Managers $178,770 $96,760 1,440
19 Podiatrists $178,520 $71,710 1,050
20 Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers $177,680 $39,830 5,430
21 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $175,170 $80,110 6,560
22 Lawyers $174,060 $71,690 76,660
23 General Internal Medicine Physicians $171,360 $66,350 8,750
24 Pediatricians, General $170,720 $74,260 3,440
25 Dentists, General $170,350 $95,440 6,270
26 Personal Financial Advisors $169,310 $57,530 22,770
27 Training And Development Managers $169,300 $94,840 2,730
28 Human Resources Managers $169,290 $86,860 10,800
29 Architectural And Engineering Managers $168,520 $107,840 7,130
30 Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates $167,770 $118,650 3,410
31 Physicists $163,290 $65,920 860
32 Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents $160,430 $49,910 65,630
33 General And Operations Managers $159,050 $56,550 158,110
34 Purchasing Managers $158,650 $86,350 4,400
35 Medical And Health Services Managers $156,140 $81,370 24,360
36 Actuaries $154,150 $67,160 2,570
37 Economists $150,160 $65,770 850
38 Administrative Services And Facilities Managers $143,760 $81,080 17,670
39 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $142,950 $40,120 2,570
40 Art Directors $142,210 $67,270 7,670
41 Education Administrators, Kindergarten Through Secondary $141,020 $84,160 19,710
42 Construction Managers $140,700 $70,340 8,580
43 Optometrists $139,410 $90,560 1,610
44 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $139,120 $53,300 23,350
45 Computer And Information Research Scientists $138,190 $77,980 960
46 Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary $137,430 $71,420 900
47 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $137,290 $61,680 2,050
48 Personal Service Managers, All Other; Entertainment And Recreation Managers, Except Gambling; And Managers, All Other $136,880 $54,660 15,700
49 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $132,240 $56,650 1,510
50 Financial And Investment Analysts, Financial Risk Specialists, And Financial Specialists, All Other $130,670 $64,150 61,920
51 Industrial Production Managers $130,530 $77,170 5,310
52 Judicial Law Clerks $127,580 $75,630 720
53 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $126,770 $66,500 3,030
54 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other $126,560 $41,830 4,810
55 Computer Hardware Engineers $126,510 $71,000 1,100
56 Computer Network Architects $126,510 $71,570 8,850
57 Nurse Practitioners $126,440 $88,430 14,850
58 Physician Assistants $126,370 $92,350 13,760
59 Information Security Analysts $125,920 $67,970 6,450
60 Credit Analysts $125,900 $63,940 6,690
61 Nurse Midwives $125,780 $88,760 460
62 Data Scientists And Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other $124,240 $56,590 3,950
63 Political Scientists $123,350 $84,860 50
64 Makeup Artists, Theatrical And Performance $122,970 $89,030 500
65 First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives $122,840 $79,960 13,310
66 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $122,820 $58,000 1,380
67 Software Developers And Software Quality Assurance Analysts And Testers $122,300 $69,580 83,330
68 Producers And Directors $122,180 $42,830 24,330
69 Nuclear Engineers $121,870 $76,880 250
70 Anthropology And Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary $121,740 $60,410 740
71 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $121,720 $66,990 4,010
72 Pharmacists $121,150 $75,930 19,460
73 Veterinarians $120,840 $58,320 3,530
74 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $120,740 $42,250 9,030
75 Financial Examiners $120,560 $59,990 11,570
76 Radiation Therapists $120,470 $69,620 1,320
77 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $119,960 $53,290 4,620
78 Sales Engineers $118,530 $62,130 2,630
79 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $118,060 $52,550 2,370
80 Education Administrators, All Other $116,080 $57,640 1,910
81 Property, Real Estate, And Community Association Managers $115,670 $62,280 8,080
82 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $115,080 $57,460 490
83 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $115,000 $49,360 3,420
84 First-Line Supervisors Of Firefighting And Prevention Workers $114,510 $73,560 4,320
85 Nuclear Power Reactor Operators $114,420 $86,280 410
86 First-Line Supervisors Of Non-Retail Sales Workers $114,340 $58,150 18,150
87 Management Analysts $113,560 $55,450 51,820
88 Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products $112,430 $51,050 14,570
89 Aerospace Engineers $112,040 $70,430 300
90 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $111,940 $45,140 4,560
91 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $111,610 $43,050 1,680
92 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $111,480 $51,150 2,360
93 Area, Ethnic, And Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary $111,390 $53,720 1,630
94 Computer Systems Analysts $111,150 $60,910 35,890
95 Real Estate Brokers $111,120 $25,000 2,020
96 Art, Drama, And Music Teachers, Postsecondary $110,800 $43,900 10,300
97 Database Administrators And Architects $109,760 $55,680 8,280
98 Camera Operators, Television, Video, And Film $109,310 $41,180 3,180
99 Atmospheric And Space Scientists $108,420 $49,110 350
100 Funeral Home Managers $108,270 $56,320 550

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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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