These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In New York For 2018

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Rankings - 8 months ago
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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. Surgeons
  3. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  4. Orthodontists
  5. Chief Executives
  6. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  7. Financial Managers
  8. Psychiatrists
  9. Dentists, All Other Specialists
  10. Sales Managers

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 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 748 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 30, 2018.

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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 $271,510 $77,000 1,410
2 Surgeons $239,690 $65,530 1,740
3 Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeons $237,920 $132,350 430
4 Orthodontists $234,900 $75,490 110
5 Chief Executives $217,650 $103,460 12,440
6 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $212,980 $71,170 1,200
7 Financial Managers $205,500 $94,450 40,570
8 Psychiatrists $201,220 $75,270 3,700
9 Dentists, All Other Specialists $200,140 $82,310 370
10 Sales Managers $197,780 $92,810 21,420
11 Marketing Managers $192,290 $97,600 16,430
12 Computer And Information Systems Managers $187,770 $102,890 26,520
13 Family And General Practitioners $186,460 $74,190 2,190
14 Nurse Anesthetists $181,340 $134,930 1,660
15 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other $179,040 $60,340 46,080
16 Internists, General $178,950 $57,060 2,240
17 Advertising And Promotions Managers $172,540 $78,890 5,870
18 Dentists, General $168,120 $107,820 8,340
19 Personal Financial Advisors $166,100 $52,100 28,000
20 Pediatricians, General $165,650 $64,340 1,850
21 Lawyers $165,260 $65,410 73,560
22 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $164,740 $78,740 6,100
23 Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents $162,550 $43,170 61,270
24 Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates $160,280 $134,200 3,200
25 Architectural And Engineering Managers $157,540 $100,430 7,190
26 Compensation And Benefits Managers $157,120 $87,740 1,550
27 Podiatrists $155,960 $73,590 1,300
28 General And Operations Managers $151,920 $53,050 160,760
29 Natural Sciences Managers $151,370 $75,560 1,670
30 Actuaries $145,180 $68,540 2,580
31 Human Resources Managers $144,310 $73,590 10,290
32 Miscellaneous Mathematical Science Occupations $144,020 $30,840 60
33 Training And Development Managers $142,710 $71,850 3,470
34 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $141,810 $35,440 3,300
35 Purchasing Managers $141,240 $72,450 3,820
36 Medical And Health Services Managers $136,770 $72,100 25,850
37 Computer And Information Research Scientists $136,540 $83,940 1,200
38 Financial Analysts $134,560 $64,340 52,670
39 Industrial Production Managers $133,200 $71,410 4,700
40 Administrative Services Managers $132,420 $69,420 17,960
41 Physicists $131,310 $58,490 990
42 Air Traffic Controllers $129,460 $67,130 1,170
43 Economists $128,740 $58,960 700
44 Art Directors $126,440 $66,560 7,970
45 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $125,860 $58,640 2,690
46 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $124,970 $45,820 1,660
47 Managers, All Other $124,300 $53,220 14,730
48 Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School $124,210 $76,870 19,850
49 Optometrists $123,730 $84,690 2,410
50 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $123,210 $52,700 21,860
51 Veterinarians $122,500 $60,630 3,190
52 Credit Analysts $121,480 $53,500 8,050
53 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $121,440 $53,710 1,410
54 Construction Managers $120,670 $62,430 12,150
55 Pharmacists $120,440 $86,900 21,890
56 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $120,370 $43,680 1,640
57 Judicial Law Clerks $119,900 $68,890 710
58 Information Security Analysts $118,140 $60,110 6,170
59 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $118,020 $58,320 10,960
60 Nurse Practitioners $117,210 $83,860 13,450
61 Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary $117,060 $44,760 1,050
62 Producers And Directors $116,160 $40,930 23,820
63 Property, Real Estate, And Community Association Managers $116,140 $63,120 7,310
64 Political Scientists $115,940 $63,420 110
65 Software Developers, Applications $115,530 $64,260 49,190
66 Software Developers, Systems Software $115,490 $63,490 20,710
67 Financial Examiners $114,840 $58,120 6,800
68 Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers $114,440 $49,650 6,060
69 Computer Hardware Engineers $114,230 $64,810 1,300
70 Nuclear Engineers $114,200 $76,170 550
71 Funeral Service Managers $113,880 $35,570 580
72 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $113,600 $67,360 3,620
73 Sales Engineers $112,860 $66,660 2,360
74 Physician Assistants $111,980 $85,360 12,150
75 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $111,790 $53,240 850
76 Management Analysts $110,720 $52,010 42,510
77 Anthropology And Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary $110,600 $46,830 1,040
78 First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives $110,370 $74,070 12,000
79 Computer Network Architects $109,200 $48,650 8,890
80 Aerospace Engineers $109,100 $69,950 340
81 Loan Officers $108,410 $36,490 12,670
82 First-Line Supervisors Of Non-Retail Sales Workers $107,630 $45,980 22,150
83 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $106,130 $40,010 8,150
84 Financial Specialists, All Other $105,090 $46,400 4,110
85 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other $103,910 $44,420 6,150
86 Nurse Midwives $103,630 $77,380 510
87 Computer Systems Analysts $103,550 $57,470 42,500
88 Crane And Tower Operators $103,530 $44,250 1,220
89 Agents And Business Managers Of Artists, Performers, And Athletes $103,230 $38,800 3,230
90 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $102,890 $44,750 330
91 Education Administrators, All Other $102,370 $45,760 1,580
92 Real Estate Sales Agents $102,310 $37,490 4,960
93 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $102,050 $46,910 2,140
94 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $102,040 $42,840 4,620
95 Electrical Engineers $101,740 $62,620 11,170
96 Broadcast News Analysts $101,140 $25,270 1,060
97 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $100,920 $42,560 3,050
98 Architects, Except Landscape And Naval $100,760 $55,020 12,740
99 Emergency Management Directors $100,640 $55,730 630
100 Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products $100,580 $45,650 16,830

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