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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 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:
Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 6 on the list of highest paid professions in 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:
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 29, 2019.
For more reading, check out:
|Rank||Job Title||Average Salary|
|1||Physicians and Surgeons, All Other||$248,300|
|5||Family and General Practitioners||$200,860|
|7||Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates||$190,240|
|8||Architectural and Engineering Managers||$175,070|
|10||Computer and Information Systems Managers||$158,120|
|14||First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives||$150,310|
|16||First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers||$145,840|
|17||Personal Financial Advisors||$144,650|
|18||Managers, All Other||$142,410|
|21||General and Operations Managers||$139,000|
|22||Medical and Health Services Managers||$138,350|
|23||Human Resources Managers||$137,600|
|25||Training and Development Managers||$134,970|
|26||Compensation and Benefits Managers||$133,690|
|29||Biochemists and Biophysicists||$131,180|
|30||Computer Network Architects||$128,170|
|31||Public Relations and Fundraising Managers||$127,320|
|36||Software Developers, Applications||$123,120|
|38||Software Developers, Systems Software||$122,940|
|40||Emergency Management Directors||$122,210|
|44||Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers||$117,560|
|45||Education Administrators, Postsecondary||$117,490|
|48||Information Security Analysts||$115,900|
|49||Nuclear Medicine Technologists||$115,710|
|50||Computer and Information Research Scientists||$115,560|
|51||Industrial Production Managers||$115,470|
|52||Engineers, All Other||$115,150|
|53||Diagnostic Medical Sonographers||$114,660|
|54||Computer Hardware Engineers||$112,410|
|55||Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers||$112,320|
|58||Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School||$110,060|
|61||Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||$107,540|
|62||Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors||$107,510|
|63||Computer Occupations, All Other||$107,270|
|65||Advertising and Promotions Managers||$106,630|
|66||Detectives and Criminal Investigators||$106,570|
|68||Insurance Sales Agents||$104,900|
|69||Network and Computer Systems Administrators||$104,800|
|70||Psychologists, All Other||$104,480|
|72||Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists||$103,210|
|74||Architects, Except Landscape and Naval||$102,160|
|75||Operations Research Analysts||$102,080|
|78||Administrative Services Managers||$101,400|
|79||Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products||$101,010|
|82||Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers||$98,630|
|83||Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers||$98,580|
|84||Power Plant Operators||$98,510|
|86||Life Scientists, All Other||$96,760|
|91||Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health||$94,880|
|93||Computer Systems Analysts||$94,140|
|94||Physical Scientists, All Other||$93,990|
|97||Real Estate Brokers||$92,380|
|98||Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other||$92,310|
|99||Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists||$91,600|
|100||Construction and Building Inspectors||$90,070|
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