These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In North Carolina

We combed through the data to identify the profession in North Carolina that will get you rich.

Chris Kolmarby Chris KolmarRankings - 2 years ago

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 Orthodontists are the highest paid people in North Carolina. Here’s a quick look at the top ten:

  1. Orthodontists
  2. Internists, General
  3. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  4. Dentists, All Other Specialists
  5. Chief Executives
  6. Psychiatrists
  7. Dentists, General
  8. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  9. Pediatricians, General
  10. Family and General Practitioners

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 7 on the list of highest paid professions in North Carolina. 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 North Carolina

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 733 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 🙂

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In North Carolina

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Orthodontists $258,940 $142,350 140
2 Internists, General $249,070 $156,910 960
3 Obstetricians and Gynecologists $238,500 $132,550 680
4 Dentists, All Other Specialists $226,990 $132,170 110
5 Chief Executives $220,460 $108,060 4,290
6 Psychiatrists $214,300 $118,090 570
7 Dentists, General $211,370 $90,210 3,160
8 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $202,220 $56,830 9,040
9 Pediatricians, General $197,260 $103,650 820
10 Family and General Practitioners $195,980 $98,450 3,450
11 Podiatrists $165,690 $83,500 220
12 Nurse Anesthetists $160,120 $115,040 2,380
13 Natural Sciences Managers $142,070 $85,710 2,090
14 Marketing Managers $138,010 $73,370 5,770
15 Financial Managers $137,200 $74,030 15,730
16 Sales Managers $133,610 $59,090 7,780
17 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $133,600 $46,490 550
18 Architectural and Engineering Managers $133,300 $84,890 3,880
19 Computer and Information Systems Managers $132,290 $81,360 11,680
20 Compensation and Benefits Managers $131,890 $75,200 440
21 Optometrists $128,250 $66,280 960
22 General and Operations Managers $128,200 $56,510 54,690
23 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $125,850 $35,260 9,740
24 Lawyers $123,940 $45,520 12,110
25 Pharmacists $122,870 $100,460 9,420
26 Training and Development Managers $122,770 $72,450 700
27 Managers, All Other $121,390 $67,720 9,540
28 Human Resources Managers $120,550 $68,970 3,690
29 Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other $118,420 $61,260 90
30 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $115,950 $55,090 520
31 Personal Financial Advisors $115,030 $45,660 5,800
32 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $114,560 $65,710 1,060
33 Physicists $114,390 $27,610 430
34 Economists $111,830 $43,620 190
35 Purchasing Managers $111,590 $68,750 2,250
36 Advertising and Promotions Managers $110,820 $58,330 460
37 Funeral Service Managers $109,840 $58,600 270
38 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $108,000 $31,080 7,450
39 Software Developers, Systems Software $107,340 $69,540 9,740
40 Medical and Health Services Managers $106,920 $67,540 7,910
41 Actuaries $106,660 $56,190 410
42 Industrial Production Managers $104,430 $64,430 5,250
43 Nurse Practitioners $104,310 $75,810 3,950
44 Sales Engineers $103,520 $46,710 2,790
45 Computer Network Architects $102,760 $60,260 3,970
46 Computer and Information Research Scientists $102,150 $69,990 210
47 Agricultural Engineers $101,320 $53,970 40
48 Epidemiologists $100,950 $48,680 130
49 Administrative Services Managers $100,820 $59,000 5,040
50 Engineers, All Other $100,710 $56,830 2,230
51 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $100,540 $50,770 4,520
52 Electrical Engineers $100,070 $59,960 4,920
53 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $99,710 $44,060 8,490
54 Veterinarians $99,520 $51,530 2,690
55 Statisticians $99,000 $54,750 1,040
56 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $98,890 $56,660 2,490
57 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $98,600 $52,660 4,210
58 Physician Assistants $98,020 $74,810 4,290
59 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $97,690 $47,740 1,560
60 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $97,470 $45,280 540
61 Air Traffic Controllers $97,460 $67,430 570
62 Software Developers, Applications $96,680 $58,600 22,950
63 Construction Managers $95,090 $59,900 7,970
64 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $94,670 $42,960 8,460
65 Aerospace Engineers $94,570 $58,450 630
66 Art Directors $94,190 $47,370 330
67 Materials Scientists $93,440 $48,390 250
68 Chiropractors $93,120 $64,930 730
69 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $92,780 $60,700 2,920
70 Nurse Midwives $92,280 $67,430 150
71 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other $91,550 $41,380 2,350
72 Computer Hardware Engineers $91,400 $53,880 1,350
73 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $90,890 $49,240 330
74 Computer Systems Analysts $90,870 $54,450 20,130
75 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers $90,380 $65,470 2,640
76 Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary $90,230 $54,810 130
77 Physical Scientists, All Other $89,710 $46,520 830
78 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers $89,550 $40,620 200
79 Materials Engineers $89,460 $57,660 440
80 Information Security Analysts $89,290 $52,860 3,060
81 Management Analysts $88,880 $43,420 14,430
82 Nuclear Power Reactor Operators $88,700 $69,280 380
83 Biochemists and Biophysicists $88,640 $52,870 810
84 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $88,510 $58,600 50
85 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other $88,480 $51,170 600
86 Financial Analysts $88,200 $49,600 7,420
87 Atmospheric and Space Scientists $87,830 $53,540 170
88 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $87,660 $41,430 2,790
89 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $86,960 $53,210 1,860
90 Psychologists, All Other $86,740 $43,530 300
91 Computer Occupations, All Other $86,330 $55,430 3,310
92 Chemical Engineers $86,200 $60,040 770
93 Financial Examiners $85,920 $49,140 1,870
94 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $85,750 $45,760 430
95 Sociologists $84,850 $43,530 90
96 Credit Analysts $84,700 $43,720 2,950
97 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary $83,610 $42,130 190
98 Directors, Religious Activities and Education $83,340 $49,150 110
99 Database Administrators $82,930 $44,320 2,740
100 Industrial Engineers $82,810 $54,090 6,870

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