These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Pennsylvania 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 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 Anesthesiologists are the highest paid people in Pennsylvania.

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

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

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 20 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 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 746 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 30, 2018.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Pennsylvania

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Anesthesiologists $267,960 $78,140 810
2 Orthodontists $245,760 $152,670 140
3 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $236,180 $61,880 530
4 Chief Executives $219,000 $93,290 7,680
5 Family And General Practitioners $216,800 $106,590 5,070
6 Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeons $213,210 $59,060 200
7 Surgeons $210,050 $57,890 1,610
8 Psychiatrists $202,240 $60,620 990
9 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other $187,170 $55,330 19,820
10 Internists, General $174,150 $58,860 640
11 Pediatricians, General $165,930 $92,040 580
12 Nurse Anesthetists $162,980 $125,960 2,360
13 Financial Managers $153,180 $76,380 17,250
14 Sales Managers $152,300 $70,050 7,940
15 Marketing Managers $150,470 $79,390 6,960
16 Computer And Information Systems Managers $145,590 $87,820 12,810
17 Architectural And Engineering Managers $144,790 $89,900 6,260
18 Podiatrists $144,380 $49,330 520
19 Lawyers $139,050 $54,480 25,470
20 Dentists, General $138,200 $54,300 3,780
21 Physicists $135,540 $63,770 240
22 Compensation And Benefits Managers $131,850 $74,490 490
23 General And Operations Managers $130,930 $53,020 75,540
24 Human Resources Managers $130,190 $73,690 4,760
25 Optometrists $128,770 $51,560 1,800
26 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $125,920 $66,180 1,620
27 Purchasing Managers $125,370 $75,160 2,170
28 Managers, All Other $123,430 $68,220 10,490
29 Dentists, All Other Specialists $120,890 $59,330 140
30 Training And Development Managers $120,470 $68,990 1,090
31 Petroleum Engineers $118,240 $66,210 930
32 Actuaries $117,960 $62,240 1,450
33 Personal Financial Advisors $117,510 $44,750 8,230
34 Funeral Service Managers $116,370 $57,160 590
35 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $115,880 $50,670 450
36 Forestry And Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary $115,540 $60,720 120
37 Air Traffic Controllers $114,000 $64,910 400
38 Pharmacists $113,830 $65,200 13,630
39 Physical Scientists, All Other $111,470 $64,820 360
40 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $111,290 $53,790 790
41 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $110,490 $66,360 3,240
42 Industrial Production Managers $110,360 $67,080 5,860
43 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $110,210 $56,050 7,690
44 Computer And Information Research Scientists $110,140 $71,600 370
45 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $109,220 $53,240 4,740
46 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $109,070 $40,000 3,030
47 Veterinarians $106,420 $47,430 2,990
48 Computer Network Architects $106,240 $59,190 6,650
49 Administrative Services Managers $105,360 $64,520 7,060
50 Nuclear Engineers $103,600 $63,130 1,340
51 Sociologists $103,280 $56,040 80
52 Aerospace Engineers $103,040 $68,430 990
53 Software Developers, Systems Software $102,080 $66,730 10,630
54 Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School $101,240 $66,990 8,170
55 Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors $100,610 $60,480 1,030
56 Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products $99,650 $44,250 12,620
57 Atmospheric And Space Scientists $99,480 $75,980 70
58 Nurse Practitioners $98,260 $67,570 5,730
59 Construction Managers $98,220 $50,720 9,870
60 Nurse Midwives $97,130 $62,890 300
61 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $96,880 $18,150 620
62 Physician Assistants $96,450 $66,860 6,080
63 Medical And Health Services Managers $96,400 $50,190 14,540
64 Computer Hardware Engineers $96,200 $50,920 1,250
65 Chemical Engineers $96,170 $62,090 1,530
66 Software Developers, Applications $95,660 $57,800 27,420
67 Engineers, All Other $95,560 $53,940 4,440
68 Sales Engineers $95,180 $50,940 3,410
69 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $95,040 $53,440 3,680
70 Information Security Analysts $94,810 $58,710 3,090
71 Anthropology And Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary $94,470 $46,610 270
72 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $94,270 $43,470 780
73 Electrical Engineers $94,000 $58,330 7,490
74 Computer Systems Analysts $93,520 $54,460 22,330
75 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $93,460 $41,530 980
76 Financial Examiners $93,460 $52,330 1,500
77 First-Line Supervisors Of Non-Retail Sales Workers $93,420 $43,100 11,170
78 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $92,280 $32,700 11,550
79 Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary $92,230 $49,460 290
80 Psychologists, All Other $91,830 $42,570 450
81 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $91,030 $41,860 3,620
82 Biochemists And Biophysicists $90,880 $52,300 1,330
83 Geography Teachers, Postsecondary $90,850 $42,300 260
84 First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives $90,420 $58,650 3,260
85 Farmers, Ranchers, And Other Agricultural Managers $89,780 $63,950 50
86 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $89,690 $47,400 670
87 Financial Analysts $89,120 $49,210 11,530
88 Economists $88,990 $47,310 610
89 Materials Engineers $88,790 $53,970 1,400
90 Management Analysts $88,180 $47,270 25,600
91 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers $88,040 $43,150 860
92 Nuclear Technicians $87,930 $57,230 490
93 Civil Engineers $87,890 $53,850 12,060
94 Industrial Engineers $87,660 $58,060 9,280
95 Environmental Engineers $87,400 $52,490 3,160
96 History Teachers, Postsecondary $87,400 $45,200 1,160
97 Mining And Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $87,090 $56,360 420
98 Computer Occupations, All Other $86,910 $47,340 14,280
99 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $86,810 $41,810 1,440
100 Mechanical Engineers $86,650 $53,470 14,440

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