These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Pennsylvania For 2019

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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2019. This is our fifth time ranking the highest paying jobs in Pennsylvania

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 Pennsylvania. 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 Obstetricians And Gynecologists are the highest paid people in Pennsylvania.

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

  1. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  2. Psychiatrists
  3. Chief Executives
  4. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  5. Family and General Practitioners
  6. Internists, General
  7. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  8. Nurse Anesthetists
  9. Pediatricians, General
  10. Financial Managers

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 12 on the list of highest paid professions in the Keystone 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.

How we determined the highest paid jobs in Pennsylvania For 2019

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 743 job classifications in Pennsylvania 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.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Pennsylvania

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $251,640 $91,300 500
2 Psychiatrists $232,990 $92,810 1,140
3 Chief Executives $231,120 $110,300 6,540
4 Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeons $225,660 $57,910 240
5 Family And General Practitioners $208,470 $95,370 3,710
6 Internists, General $208,400 $63,690 580
7 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other $195,810 $57,230 21,200
8 Nurse Anesthetists $171,250 $121,470 1,700
9 Pediatricians, General $162,990 $92,920 440
10 Financial Managers $156,730 $79,120 17,730
11 Marketing Managers $154,700 $83,620 7,510
12 Dentists, General $153,950 $63,850 3,540
13 Sales Managers $151,620 $71,510 8,300
14 Architectural And Engineering Managers $150,400 $95,790 7,220
15 Natural Sciences Managers $147,810 $59,080 4,480
16 Computer And Information Systems Managers $146,860 $90,540 13,070
17 Compensation And Benefits Managers $144,320 $80,810 400
18 Advertising And Promotions Managers $143,620 $52,760 500
19 Lawyers $138,610 $53,980 24,980
20 Physicists $137,060 $56,080 320
21 Podiatrists $136,780 $45,690 600
22 General And Operations Managers $133,480 $52,970 80,160
23 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $131,060 $51,350 710
24 Human Resources Managers $130,260 $74,560 4,840
25 Purchasing Managers $126,760 $76,750 2,200
26 Managers, All Other $126,290 $69,650 11,060
27 Training And Development Managers $123,920 $71,560 980
28 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $123,600 $66,590 1,620
29 Petroleum Engineers $122,510 $71,850 880
30 Sociologists $121,470 $66,170 60
31 Actuaries $120,090 $65,640 1,610
32 Optometrists $119,820 $58,980 1,450
33 Pharmacists $116,200 $72,670 14,610
34 Nuclear Engineers $115,760 $80,780 960
35 Physical Scientists, All Other $115,050 $75,270 310
36 Air Traffic Controllers $115,040 $63,920 400
37 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $114,870 $39,860 2,950
38 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $114,370 $59,890 7,970
39 Funeral Service Managers $114,030 $65,520 690
40 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $112,890 $55,420 4,750
41 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $112,170 $70,050 3,600
42 Industrial Production Managers $111,500 $66,040 6,490
43 Veterinarians $109,580 $56,210 2,960
44 Personal Financial Advisors $109,250 $43,390 8,590
45 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers $108,580 $52,420 1,210
46 Aerospace Engineers $108,300 $70,710 940
47 Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors $107,950 $63,990 1,410
48 Computer And Information Research Scientists $107,660 $65,940 410
49 Administrative Services Managers $107,420 $65,060 7,270
50 Computer Hardware Engineers $107,410 $65,030 870
51 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $106,970 $56,680 390
52 Nuclear Power Reactor Operators $106,870 $79,340 340
53 Construction Managers $106,270 $53,510 11,050
54 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $105,900 $36,250 1,590
55 Atmospheric And Space Scientists $104,380 $73,590 60
56 Software Developers, Systems Software $103,520 $65,890 8,810
57 Dentists, All Other Specialists $103,180 $61,000 130
58 Political Scientists $102,110 $53,060 100
59 Computer Network Architects $101,090 $60,350 7,120
60 Materials Scientists $100,950 $62,290 350
61 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $100,620 $40,530 540
62 Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School $100,010 $67,040 8,460
63 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $98,870 $43,160 770
64 Physician Assistants $98,510 $67,580 6,650
65 Art Directors $98,410 $51,230 1,110
66 Nurse Practitioners $98,250 $66,920 7,280
67 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $98,130 $58,850 3,760
68 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $97,810 $18,650 630
69 Sales Engineers $97,680 $53,250 3,120
70 Information Security Analysts $97,620 $60,010 2,960
71 Chemical Engineers $97,390 $64,530 1,310
72 Medical And Health Services Managers $97,310 $53,360 16,410
73 Nurse Midwives $96,710 $64,830 320
74 Engineers, All Other $96,550 $55,240 4,850
75 Software Developers, Applications $96,370 $59,320 28,260
76 Computer Systems Analysts $95,990 $55,320 21,910
77 Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other $95,490 $34,180 590
78 First-Line Supervisors Of Non-Retail Sales Workers $95,410 $44,060 12,000
79 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $95,160 $33,640 12,420
80 Electrical Engineers $94,870 $58,950 8,870
81 Biochemists And Biophysicists $94,860 $53,770 1,100
82 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $94,630 $40,500 890
83 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $94,510 $41,010 3,250
84 Anthropology And Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary $94,090 $48,270 230
85 Financial Analysts $93,870 $50,990 11,980
86 Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary $93,850 $46,410 250
87 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $93,510 $42,040 1,430
88 Area, Ethnic, And Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary $93,440 $37,900 440
89 Nuclear Technicians $93,380 $69,950 480
90 History Teachers, Postsecondary $93,300 $39,210 1,000
91 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers $92,910 $47,800 810
92 First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives $92,170 $59,630 3,350
93 Geography Teachers, Postsecondary $92,050 $39,010 180
94 Financial Examiners $91,850 $52,320 1,530
95 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $91,520 $31,530 5,490
96 Management Analysts $90,670 $51,060 27,970
97 Farmers, Ranchers, And Other Agricultural Managers $90,650 $60,000 50
98 Mining And Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $90,510 $62,870 360
99 Environmental Engineers $89,410 $55,870 2,960
100 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $89,300 $38,440 2,130

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