These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Oakland, CA For 2018

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

Chris Kolmarby Chris KolmarRankings - 11 hours 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 the Oakland area. 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 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other are the highest paid people in Oakland.

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

  1. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  2. Chief Executives
  3. Nurse Anesthetists
  4. Internists, General
  5. Family and General Practitioners
  6. Dentists, General
  7. Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
  8. Architectural and Engineering Managers
  9. Marketing Managers
  10. Computer and Information Systems Managers

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 6 on the list of highest paid professions in the Oakland. 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.

If you’re interested, you can read more about the Oakland and California job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Oakland For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 555 job classifications in Oakland 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 BLS data for this analysis which came out on March 30, 2018.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Oakland

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $248,300 $145,740 970
2 Chief Executives $216,150 $90,050 2,140
3 Nurse Anesthetists $215,070 $71,350 130
4 Internists, General $212,780 $80,580 480
5 Family and General Practitioners $200,860 $64,570 970
6 Dentists, General $196,970 $78,180 720
7 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $190,240 $174,150 230
8 Architectural and Engineering Managers $175,070 $101,450 2,720
9 Marketing Managers $166,240 $91,050 2,730
10 Computer and Information Systems Managers $158,120 $89,720 3,450
11 Lawyers $156,280 $67,970 4,530
12 Nurse Midwives $150,730 $129,130 80
13 Financial Managers $150,720 $71,720 5,780
14 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $150,310 $84,760 200
15 Sales Managers $146,410 $59,580 5,040
16 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers $145,840 $100,230 90
17 Personal Financial Advisors $144,650 $38,770 1,510
18 Managers, All Other $142,410 $75,400 3,690
19 Physicists $140,870 $82,240 120
20 Pharmacists $139,660 $115,070 1,990
21 General and Operations Managers $139,000 $57,510 18,390
22 Medical and Health Services Managers $138,350 $66,570 2,710
23 Human Resources Managers $137,600 $74,640 1,410
24 Nurse Practitioners $136,840 $98,950 820
25 Training and Development Managers $134,970 $84,920 300
26 Compensation and Benefits Managers $133,690 $55,630 180
27 Sales Engineers $132,280 $65,060 1,080
28 Purchasing Managers $131,300 $66,450 780
29 Biochemists and Biophysicists $131,180 $69,230 920
30 Computer Network Architects $128,170 $74,410 1,700
31 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $127,320 $61,680 610
32 Construction Managers $125,350 $61,070 2,710
33 Registered Nurses $124,910 $81,600 19,200
34 Economists $124,900 $74,720 200
35 Materials Scientists $123,670 $60,290 250
36 Software Developers, Applications $123,120 $71,580 9,590
37 Hydrologists $122,960 $82,310 40
38 Software Developers, Systems Software $122,940 $74,120 7,470
39 Petroleum Engineers $122,800 $84,870 480
40 Emergency Management Directors $122,210 $76,520 70
41 Art Directors $121,630 $46,320 290
42 Optometrists $120,670 $47,020 290
43 Physician Assistants $118,810 $95,360 1,420
44 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers $117,560 $66,790 80
45 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $117,490 $62,080 980
46 Chemical Engineers $117,490 $70,450 360
47 Radiation Therapists $116,060 $83,620 130
48 Information Security Analysts $115,900 $79,150 540
49 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $115,710 $89,060 210
50 Computer and Information Research Scientists $115,560 $70,300 470
51 Industrial Production Managers $115,470 $56,690 1,570
52 Engineers, All Other $115,150 $63,930 1,870
53 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $114,660 $75,760 560
54 Computer Hardware Engineers $112,410 $35,890 1,640
55 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $112,320 $55,270 1,060
56 Electrical Engineers $111,680 $71,360 1,830
57 Commercial Pilots $111,580 $64,540 250
58 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $110,060 $81,880 1,450
59 Financial Analysts $107,920 $63,870 3,270
60 Biomedical Engineers $107,590 $67,290 560
61 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $107,540 $73,040 2,280
62 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $107,510 $71,100 290
63 Computer Occupations, All Other $107,270 $56,520 1,740
64 Civil Engineers $107,010 $69,530 4,160
65 Advertising and Promotions Managers $106,630 $44,340 230
66 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $106,570 $73,370 350
67 Credit Analysts $105,900 $53,320 580
68 Insurance Sales Agents $104,900 $34,290 2,830
69 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $104,800 $64,070 3,490
70 Psychologists, All Other $104,480 $52,840 120
71 Environmental Engineers $104,070 $60,400 1,050
72 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists $103,210 $55,260 340
73 Dental Hygienists $102,160 $81,020 1,580
74 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $102,160 $62,200 750
75 Operations Research Analysts $102,080 $54,720 690
76 Veterinarians $101,900 $67,370 460
77 Mechanical Engineers $101,820 $66,810 1,880
78 Administrative Services Managers $101,400 $55,180 3,110
79 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $101,010 $37,140 3,200
80 Industrial Engineers $100,330 $62,470 1,750
81 Physical Therapists $99,600 $72,550 1,490
82 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers $98,630 $66,190 350
83 Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers $98,580 $72,340 4,570
84 Power Plant Operators $98,510 $75,200 230
85 Chemists $97,480 $52,160 1,260
86 Life Scientists, All Other $96,760 $51,880 450
87 Financial Examiners $95,890 $62,370 260
88 Database Administrators $95,720 $53,220 1,060
89 Audiologists $95,700 $57,100 50
90 Management Analysts $94,990 $54,190 6,070
91 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health $94,880 $52,190 1,870
92 Epidemiologists $94,380 $64,670 100
93 Computer Systems Analysts $94,140 $53,110 7,280
94 Physical Scientists, All Other $93,990 $53,770 240
95 Computer Programmers $93,920 $46,050 2,800
96 Surveyors $92,730 $65,370 380
97 Real Estate Brokers $92,380 $31,810 550
98 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other $92,310 $42,600 310
99 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $91,600 $47,270 1,690
100 Construction and Building Inspectors $90,070 $57,660 1,230

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