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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 North Carolina. 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 North Carolina.
Here’s a quick look at the top ten highest paying jobs in North Carolina:
Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 7 on the list of highest paid professions in the Tar Heel 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.
We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 712 job classifications in North Carolina 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:
|Rank||Job Title||Average Salary|
|5||Obstetricians And Gynecologists||$255,100|
|6||Family And General Practitioners||$221,220|
|9||Physicians And Surgeons, All Other||$198,040|
|14||Natural Sciences Managers||$153,490|
|16||Law Teachers, Postsecondary||$149,470|
|20||Computer And Information Systems Managers||$142,330|
|21||Architectural And Engineering Managers||$140,980|
|23||Personal Financial Advisors||$134,860|
|24||Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary||$134,300|
|25||Advertising And Promotions Managers||$132,250|
|26||General And Operations Managers||$131,600|
|28||Compensation And Benefits Managers||$128,400|
|29||Human Resources Managers||$126,060|
|30||Public Relations And Fundraising Managers||$125,500|
|32||Managers, All Other||$121,500|
|33||Training And Development Managers||$120,170|
|35||Medical And Health Services Managers||$117,650|
|39||Industrial Production Managers||$112,400|
|41||Air Traffic Controllers||$109,000|
|42||Computer And Information Research Scientists||$108,460|
|43||Computer Hardware Engineers||$108,090|
|44||Computer Network Architects||$108,040|
|45||Education Administrators, Postsecondary||$107,460|
|46||Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers||$107,080|
|47||Administrative Services Managers||$106,640|
|49||Economics Teachers, Postsecondary||$106,080|
|50||Software Developers, Systems Software||$105,760|
|53||Information Security Analysts||$104,430|
|55||Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers||$103,420|
|56||Software Developers, Applications||$103,280|
|57||Nuclear Power Reactor Operators||$101,520|
|59||Farmers, Ranchers, And Other Agricultural Managers||$100,370|
|63||First-Line Supervisors Of Non-Retail Sales Workers||$99,310|
|64||Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists||$98,740|
|66||Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products||$98,640|
|67||Broadcast News Analysts||$97,550|
|69||Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||$97,070|
|71||Physical Scientists, All Other||$96,450|
|73||Life Scientists, All Other||$95,370|
|76||Funeral Service Managers||$94,170|
|77||Computer Systems Analysts||$93,480|
|79||Health Diagnosing And Treating Practitioners, All Other||$92,950|
|81||Biochemists And Biophysicists||$90,150|
|82||Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$90,070|
|83||Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary||$89,940|
|84||Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary||$89,850|
|86||Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents||$88,810|
|87||Computer Occupations, All Other||$88,650|
|88||Business Teachers, Postsecondary||$88,470|
|91||Physics Teachers, Postsecondary||$87,410|
|92||Directors, Religious Activities And Education||$87,380|
|94||Anthropology And Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary||$86,460|
|97||Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary||$85,800|
|98||Architects, Except Landscape And Naval||$84,980|
|99||Network And Computer Systems Administrators||$84,870|
|100||Operations Research Analysts||$84,860|
If you’re interested, you can read more about the North Carolina job scene here:
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