These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Olympia, WA For 2018

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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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 Olympia 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 Olympia.

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

  1. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  2. Family and General Practitioners
  3. Chief Executives
  4. Sales Engineers
  5. Sales Managers
  6. Physician Assistants
  7. Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
  8. Pharmacists
  9. Computer and Information Systems Managers
  10. Medical and Health Services Managers

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 11 on the list of highest paid professions in Olympia. 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 Olympia and Washington job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Olympia For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 290 job classifications in Olympia 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 Olympia

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $220,510 $112,990 110
2 Family and General Practitioners $147,780 $85,660 40
3 Chief Executives $146,450 $66,640 130
4 Sales Engineers $132,730 $57,260 40
5 Sales Managers $129,880 $45,190 120
6 Physician Assistants $129,300 $102,020 70
7 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $117,290 $79,070 40
8 Pharmacists $116,580 $91,470 200
9 Computer and Information Systems Managers $114,610 $80,100 180
10 Medical and Health Services Managers $111,430 $46,770 180
11 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $110,460 $57,590 80
12 Human Resources Managers $108,520 $77,910 110
13 Natural Sciences Managers $108,150 $86,330 80
14 Personal Financial Advisors $108,100 $47,490 80
15 Managers, All Other $106,850 $66,270 190
16 Marketing Managers $104,200 $62,070 50
17 Nurse Practitioners $103,560 $83,070 60
18 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $102,730 $79,770 190
19 Architectural and Engineering Managers $102,450 $78,830 30
20 Software Developers, Systems Software $99,830 $48,590 120
21 Software Developers, Applications $98,780 $58,720 420
22 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $97,540 $32,740 80
23 Construction Managers $95,490 $53,180 70
24 Lawyers $95,350 $60,900 490
25 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $91,930 $56,570 70
26 Administrative Services Managers $91,690 $51,680 130
27 Dental Hygienists $91,010 $81,030 230
28 Labor Relations Specialists $90,920 $56,560 90
29 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $90,670 $34,730 80
30 Information Security Analysts $90,180 $79,800 30
31 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $88,080 $59,100 100
32 Sheet Metal Workers $87,820 $79,220 60
33 Financial Managers $87,390 $60,730 680
34 Physical Therapists $82,890 $47,870 170
35 Computer Network Architects $82,470 $75,930 1,480
36 Mechanical Engineers $82,400 $48,810 60
37 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $82,080 $62,120 40
38 Veterinarians $81,870 $52,600 80
39 Environmental Engineers $81,570 $61,350 130
40 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers $81,370 $64,450 40
41 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $79,930 $62,760 50
42 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $79,860 $74,100 40
43 Registered Nurses $79,530 $47,180 1,810
44 Computer Occupations, All Other $78,060 $50,680 40
45 Occupational Therapists $77,530 $53,980 80
46 Biological Scientists, All Other $77,090 $53,370 70
47 Civil Engineers $76,560 $60,760 740
48 Computer Programmers $76,180 $40,500 160
49 Hydrologists $76,060 $65,450 50
50 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $75,870 $53,420 200
51 Industrial Production Managers $73,990 $52,650 40
52 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products $72,860 $28,970 680
53 Computer Systems Analysts $72,210 $60,350 1,440
54 Surveyors $72,040 $57,160 40
55 Legislators $71,520 $42,620 110
56 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers $71,390 $40,880 260
57 Construction and Building Inspectors $71,020 $36,970 110
58 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $70,540 $44,120 40
59 Speech-Language Pathologists $70,460 $53,200 120
60 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists $70,430 $50,140 80
61 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers $69,120 $41,560 90
62 Urban and Regional Planners $68,770 $52,450 370
63 Accountants and Auditors $68,470 $43,030 720
64 Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers $68,440 $45,290 240
65 Database Administrators $68,410 $42,510 50
66 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment $68,180 $52,580 40
67 Real Estate Sales Agents $68,160 $29,630 350
68 Glaziers $66,780 $29,310 100
69 Budget Analysts $65,590 $52,490 140
70 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $65,590 $47,130 90
71 Social and Community Service Managers $65,400 $40,750 150
72 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $64,880 $53,010 130
73 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators $64,610 $51,890 30
74 Anthropologists and Archeologists $64,330 $46,680 30
75 Management Analysts $63,750 $39,990 820
76 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School $63,610 $44,490 100
77 Automotive Body and Related Repairers $63,400 $33,230 80
78 Chemists $63,280 $35,860 60
79 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists $62,800 $44,370 260
80 Chiropractors $62,650 $32,700 50
81 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School $62,530 $45,850 80
82 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers $61,990 $37,520 360
83 Credit Analysts $61,430 $33,580 40
84 Conservation Scientists $61,420 $43,070 240
85 Logisticians $61,390 $43,030 40
86 Operations Research Analysts $61,340 $48,710 180
87 Radiologic Technologists $61,260 $47,540 120
88 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers $61,240 $42,090 160
89 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education $61,210 $42,990 370
90 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics $61,070 $32,140 170
91 First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Workers, All Other $60,850 $35,180 40
92 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary $60,760 $34,860 160
93 Compliance Officers $60,740 $44,100 660
94 Business Operations Specialists, All Other $60,580 $36,100 670
95 Healthcare Social Workers $60,570 $44,090 90
96 Electricians $60,540 $37,160 330
97 Massage Therapists $60,530 $34,330 220
98 Web Developers $60,490 $34,200 90
99 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education $60,360 $42,190 1,090
100 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators $60,230 $37,020 100